The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.
Last week we introduced the Seathwaite checkpoint and the first part of their donation. Their second nomination is the Black Combe Runners (Juniors).
The Black Combe Runners have been around since the 80s however the junior section was set up in 2017. The club coaches have almost finished obtaining their qualifications to enable them to provide full training and it is the aim of the club to get sessions up and running by the new year. Once they have their sessions up and running, the club will then be able to promote themselves outside of its current members.
The juniors section of the club accepts anyone up to the age of 18. Their youngest runner is just 1 year old and has already completed a 1 mile race! The club has also had members racing at the English Schools Fell Running Championships and they hope to fly their colours at more races in the future.
Epic Kidz has donated £250 on behalf of the Seathwaite Checkpoint owners which will go towards training for another Leader and equipment to be used in training sessions for the juniors.