King of the Mountain Stages - KOM
As if the LSU isn't tough enough already! We have 2 races within a race, the Uphill KOM and the Downhill KOM. Both exist on Red Screes...... who ever has the legs at this stage takes home the prize sponsored by Leki UK
King of the Mountains - Are you tough enough?
Its a real head messer at this stage in the game to offer an uphill and downhill prizes for the fastest Male and Female up and down Red Screes.
Roughly 50km into the race you get the chance to re-fuel and then run full pelt to the top of Red Screes! Its a lung bursting 300m ascent up steep grassy and gullied terrain.
The record is held by Thomas Paris from France, sponsored by Raidlight, who ran extremely well last year to place 5th overall and took the KOM Uphill race in a time of 00:18:54.
The conditions were dry underfoot and slightly warm, but a good day for running in the fells.
This year Adam Jackson obviously had his eye's on the Red Screes summit and a swanky pair of Leki Micro Trail Pro's and burst his lungs and legs in really tough conditions to take the win in a super fast time of 00:19:36, only 42 seconds behind Thomas Paris' time from last year!
|1st||108||Adam Jackson||>td >MV45||00:19:36|
|3rd||107||Jason Millward||Harrogate harriers (GBR)||M||00:23:16||+00:03:40|
In the Men's Downhill KOM the record is held by last years record holder, Donnie Campbell, sponsored by Salomon, setting a great time of 00:24:57.
This year the top places battles for the fastest descent and David Finch took the win in muddy conditions in a time of 00:28:58, showing the speed of Donnie's descending power after 51km of ultra tough running. Andrew Berry, the Men's Open winner for this year placed 3rd in the KOM Descent from Red Screes to the finish.
|1st||137||David Finch||Project Awesome (GBR)||M||00:28:58|
|2nd||107||Jason Millward||Harrogate harriers (GBR)||M||00:30:03||+00:01:05|
|3rd||1||Andy Berry||Durham Fell Runners (GBR)||M||00:31:02||+00:02:04|
The Ladies record is held by Sarah Ridgway of Run Snowdonia who set a fantastic ladies record of 00:19:24, placing 3rd overall in last years KOM ascent to Red Screes.
This year Natasha Fellows pushed as hard as she could to take the win in a time of 00:27:12 and placed 19th overall.
|1st/19th||96||Natasha Fellowes||Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club (GBR)||FV45||00:27:12||+00:07:36|
|2nd/26th||125||Catherine Slater||Helm Hill (GBR)||F||00:28:38||+00:09:02|
|3rd/39th||69||Jacqueline Toal||BARF (IRL)||FV45||00:30:58||+00:11:22|
The Ladies record for the downhill KOM is also held by Sarah Ridgway, who was on fire last year, placing 2nd overall in a fantastic time of 00:26:57.
This year in ultra muddy conditions, Cat Slater took the win in a time of 00:36:59, placing 22nd overall. Cat also won the Ladies Open Race.
The top 3 ladies are listed below:
|22nd||125||Catherine Slater||Helm Hill (GBR)||F||00:36:59||+00:08:01|
|41st||96||Natasha Fellowes||Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club (GBR)||FV45||00:43:45||+00:14:47|
Overall KOM results for 2017:
KOM Ascent: Kirkstone Pass to Red Screes Summit - http://www.sportident.co.uk/re...
KOM Descent: Red Screes Summit to Ambleside - http://www.sportident.co.uk/re...