Ready to tackle your first big trail race but don’t know where to start? Paul Barton gives you the low­down on his re­cent run in Mon­tane’s Lake­land 50

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Aged 43, Paul takes on the Lake­land 50 for the first time and sur­vives,

The Lake­land 50 is a 50-mile trail run in the Lake District Na­tional Park, held every July. It’s the shorter of the event's two main races, with the Lake­land 100 be­ing the real beast. The event is fa­mously pop­u­lar and sells out in min­utes, so when Mon­tane of­fered me a spot I snatched their hand off… for the 50! No thank you very much for the 100. Here’s how I pre­pared for the race, ran the race, and have al­ready started plan­ning my next one.

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