Category Archives: Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge

Geoff Davis’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Pooley Bridge to Greendale, Sunday, June 12, 2022

48 miles, 17,000' of ascent, 30 Lakeland peaks

Geoff Davis

Leaving Red Screes on a mission The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (JNLC) was set up by the veteran fell runner himself in 1990. It is a self organised, anytime mountain challenge for fell runners over 50. So there are no race directors, no exorbitant entry fees, no way markers, mile markers or fellow competitors. The … Continue reading Geoff Davis’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Penny Browell’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Pooley Bridge to Greendale, Saturday, May 14, 2022

48 miles, 17,000' of ascent, 30 Lakeland peaks

Penny Browell

Between Scoat Fell and Steeple The Challenge… Turning 50 was not something I was looking forward to. I needed glasses, I was starting to find grey hairs and (most depressingly) my running was getting slower and slower. So I decided that instead of moping I should face it head on and make some plans to … Continue reading Penny Browell’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2022

Geoff Davis’ second Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (JNLC) 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

around 48 miles involving 17,000’ of ascent across 30 Lakeland peaks

Geoff Davis

The JNLC was set up by the veteran fell runner himself in 1990. It is a self organised mountain challenge for veteran runners over 50. So there are no race organisers, no entry fees, no way markers, mile markers or fellow competitors. The time allowed increases with age and runners must be accompanied over the … Continue reading Geoff Davis’ second Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (JNLC) 2017

Susan Davis’ Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

W55, 16 Hour Time Limit

Susan Davis

Intro & Background The Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge (JNLC) is a self organised mountain challenge for veteran fell runners over 50. The time allowed increases with age (I had 16 hours) and runners must be accompanied over the route and raise at least £100 for charity. The course crosses the Lake District from Pooley Bridge, … Continue reading Susan Davis’ Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2015

Geoff Davis’ Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Geoff Davis

A Few Words About Joss & His ‘Challenge’ Most of you will know this already, so apologies. For those who don’t know, Joss Naylor is probably England’s best known fell runner. He has lived all his life in the Lake District valley of Wasdale where he worked as a sheep farmer / shepherd until his … Continue reading Geoff Davis’ Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge 2012