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Fell runner to take on Lake District challenge

Posted 26 October 2011
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Fell runner to take on Lake District challenge
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Good running shoes will be just one of the items being put to use by a fell runner taking on a 72-mile challenge in the Lake District on October 29th.

Tim Balchin from Ulverston is to run, swim and row all the way from Barrow in-Furness to Carlisle in the space of only 24 hours.

The 47-year-old will run to Fell Foot by the shores of Windermere, swim to Brathay Hall on the far bank, run to Ullswater, kayak up the lake to Pooley Bridge and then run via Penrith to Carlisle.

Mr Balchin is seeking to raise sponsorship money for the Brathay Trust, an organisation that involves young people in development projects.

He told the Westmorland Gazette: "I've always wanted to do something that inspires people, of all ages, whilst highlighting the many good things that children and young people do."

Fell runners can also enjoy putting on their running gear and enjoying a number of organised races in the Lake District each year, such as the Borrowdale Fell Race, which is organised by the valley's own fell racing club.