Category Archives: Penny Browell

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

Ennerdale 25k Trail Race

Lake District, Sunday, October 27, 2019

Penny Browell

Ennerdale 25k

A few years ago I was racing every 2 or 3 weeks, chasing PBs and pushing myself up and down fell races trying desperately to win prizes where I could. I loved it but with a full-time job and three somewhat demanding children it wasn’t something I could keep up. Whilst I’ve not stopped running, … Continue reading Ennerdale 25k Trail Race

29th Allendale Challenge 2018

Allendale near Hexham, Saturday, April 7, 2018

26 miles

Penny Browell

I first heard about this race a few years ago when Mike Hughes told me he’d done a race which involved running over mounds of mud which were taller than him. I couldn’t quite envisage what he meant and whilst intrigued I didn’t really want to experience it myself at the time I was more … Continue reading 29th Allendale Challenge 2018

Lakes in a Day 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

50 mile ultra run from Caldbeck to Cartmel

Penny Browell

Four years ago exactly I ran my first marathon at Kielder. It didn’t end well – yes I got the sub 4 I wanted but due to poor clothing and fueling I ended up needing medical attention as soon as I crossed the finishing line. When I finally came round I swore to myself never … Continue reading Lakes in a Day 2017

Helvellyn and the Dodds Fell Race 2016

Lake District, Sunday, May 29, 2016

Aaron Gourley, Tom Reeves, Penny Browell

I’d be lying if I said I was wasn’t feeling nervous about this race. As I drove over from a dull and damp north east across the A66 I was worried about low cloud. However, as I dropped into Cumbria my worries faded as blue skies appeared and the temperature started to rise. Pulling into … Continue reading Helvellyn and the Dodds Fell Race 2016