Michael Jones and Sabrina Verjee top Montane Lakeland 100 finishers

Michael Jones and Sabrina Verjee were fastest male and female to conquer the iconic Montane Lakeland 100 in Cumbria last weekend. 

Jones completed the 100 miles with 6300m of ascent around the Lake District fells in 20 hours 22 minutes 19 seconds. Defending his title, the Mountain Fuel runner crossed the line in Keswick more than half an hour clear of the rest of the field.

Verjee was timed at 23:15:22, finishing nearly four hours ahead of the next woman.

The 10th edition of the "Ultra Tour of the Lake District" had 223 finishers before the 40-hour cut-off time out of the 360 who set out in Coniston.

The route, which is almost entirely on public bridleways and footpaths, is continuous as runners don't have to make any stops. Excellent navigational skills are required to reach the 14 compulsory checkpoints en route.

Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn won the accompanying Lakeland 50 in a time of 7:34:07 as wife Katie Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn made it a family double as top woman in third overall (8:02:32).

Michael Jones

(Image is screenshot from a finish-line video courtesy of Montane/Terry Stephenson, which you can view here).