Beat the fitness blues, your handy guide to being active in Cumbria in 2017
HAVE you perhaps over indulged over the Christmas season and now you've lost your motivation to get back into shape? Go Active in Cumbria have put together a handy guide on the best active events around the county in 2017
A 10k trail running event that begins from the Dalemain Estate near Ullswater.
A near 60 mile cycle ride with no major hills or mountains, beginning at Penrith Leisure Centre.
Starting from Great Langdale, the Lakeland Loop is approximately 69 miles long, with brilliant views and challenging climbs
Registration for teams of between six and 12 people opens in February. The Coniston to Barrow Walk also takes place on the same day if you fancy a shorter challenge.
Marathon and half marathon held amidst the beautiful scenery of the Lake District.
A day of challenging trail running through the Vale of Grasmere and Rydal.
Now in its third year, Gelt Gladiator sees runners trail through the woods and tackle obstacles on 3k, 6k, and 10k trails.
Europe’s biggest open water swimming event.
Jam packed festival featuring outdoor activities, live music from KT Tunstall and Cast. There will also be speakers and art.
Annual agricultural show celebrating farming, food and the countryside.
Designed for both experienced and novice endurance athletes, The Lakesman is a traditional triathalon where participants will swim, cycle and run through the Lake District.
Returning for its fourth year, the vintage cycling festival in Ulverston. The easiest ride is called La Loafeur, which is 47km and aimed at people who aren’t regular riders. À L’ancienne Classic is a more intermediate ride at 85km, with a checkpoint at the Sir John Barrow Monument. The Mighty Corinthian is a whopping 300km, which is the longest retro bike ride in the world.
A 100 mile ultra run which follows a circular route, encompassing the whole of the lakeland fells.
A 50 mile run covering the second half of the Lakeland 100 ultra run.
An obstacle race with both 10k and 10 mile routes, which include endless hills, rivers, mud, and 25 – 30 punishing obstacles.
Annual event with something for everyone, from shooting and fishing to food festivals.
One of the oldest festivals in Cumbria showcasing the traditional sports of fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and Hound Trailing.
One of the UK's top off-road races, crossing Cumbria to Lancashire at low tide.
Chillswim Coniston is a mass participation, fully supported swim, covering the full 5.25 miles length of Coniston Water.
The Lake District’s toughest triathlon.
A cycling event with 13, 25 and 50 mile routes, as well as a 5 mile family ride.
UK’s biggest outdoor film festival featuring premieres, speakers and art.
*For all the latest fitness events in Cumbria, visit www.goactiveincumbria.com