Hike In The Lakes – X Force Academy
On Saturday 14th July, 26 people and 3 dogs took a hike to Blencathra.
The hike was organised by X-Force Academy member Tamara Hall. The Academy is a results based small group training club for like minded individuals within 3-1-5 Health club. A club within a club. Socials have become an important part of the Academy’s driven group.
Here Tamara tells us all about the route and the event.
‘The 15km circular hike started in Mungrisedale nr Keswick. The first part of the hike was a steep ascent up Southern Fell which is 510m above sea level. The path was thick with bracken but we all made our way through and it took around 45 mins. Once everyone had re grouped and caught their breath we made our way over the top and along the brook to Steeles Tarn.
At the Tarn we refuelled and refreshed with lunch and a nice swim. The water was pretty cold which was great for giving the muscles a bit of therapy before the next steep ascent to the summit of Blencathra.
There were 2 route choices to the summit, a normal public footpath or grade 1 scramble along the exposed ridge of Sharp Edge.
We all made it up safely and met at the Blencathra 838m Trig Point 838m above sea level.
Now all the hard work was complete we made our way across the top and down a steady decent to the pub for a well deserved beer!
The after party!
Peter and Jane Brooks very kindly opened their house and put on a BBQ for everyone.
Everyone enjoyed the hike so much they requested another one ASAP’
The next hike will be Saturday 25th August and we’d like to offer special thanks to Tamara for organising such a special event.
Details of the Academy and how you can become part of this results driven group can be seen here. Also, don’t forget to check out details of our current 8 week challenge also! A great Summer challenge for those of you needing a little extra motivation to reach your fitness goals!