Congratulations to Joss Naylor on completing his Wasdale to Brathay challenge

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19 Jun

When someone says they'd like to run from Wasdale Head to Brathay Hall in support of Brathay Trust naturally you assume their intention is to follow a fairly direct route.

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Many runners came out to join Joss in the rain

Direct is one word that you'd be unlikely to use to describe Joss' route. Indirect would probably be a far better one. Taking in 30 miles and 6,000 ft of fells (and a half of Guiness here and there) the route was certainly a challenge.

Joss set off from Wasdale Head shortly after 8:00am along with a small group of friends and supporters that grew as the day went on.

At this point we were still hopefull for some reasonable weather, afterall it had barely rained for the best part of 3 weeks. Obviously we'd later be greeted by hours of continuous drizzle but then that's the Lakes for you...

Joss continued to lead the way, reffering to places using names we'd never heard such as "Tea Bag Tarn", and ticking off more pub breaks as we went.

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The ASICS Windermere Marathon race director joined Joss as well

Joss arrived at Brathay in a little over 10 hours including several snack/Guiness breaks.

We'd like to congratulate Joss on completing another challenge in support of Brathay and thank all the runners and dinner guests who came out to support us.