Lakes Sky Ultra™ and Scafell Sky Race™ are extreme mountain races, played out across the highest, most technical and most demanding terrain in the Lake District in the course of one epic weekend. Both races are designed and race directed by Charlie Sproson of Mountain Run, and are part of the Skyrunning UK National Series.
Charlie is an expert course planner whose CV includes many of the Lake District’s most popular and iconic races – think Great Lakeland 3 Day, Marmot Dark Mountains, Rab Mountain Marathon, Keswick Mountain Festival Trail Races and more. An accomplished mountain runner, he has won mountain marathons, completed the Bob Graham challenge twice over, and completed the Charlie Ramsay round in the Scottish Highlands. He is a qualified Mountain Leader, and the founder and lead running guide at Mountain Run.
In Lakes Sky Ultra and Scafell Sky Race, Charlie has created the kind of extreme mountain races he always dreamed of running. The courses explore the very best ridges, trails and single track the Lake District can offer, offering a safe yet serious challenge for mountain runners of all abilities.
Working hard behind the scenes at Lakes Sky Ultra and Scafell Sky Race is Charlie’s wife, Nic. Responsible for all aspects of business administration, Nic’s top-notch organisational skills keep everything running like clockwork.
An occasional fell and trail runner, Nic focuses primarily in on Nordic Walking and is the founder and lead coach at Nic’s Nordic Walks. Nic and Charlie live with their three children in Glenridding, where they spend as much time as possible in the outdoors.