An ultrarunner broke his own record by two hours in one of the county’s most gruelling events.
Terry Conway also smashed the 20-hour barrier in his victory in the Montane Lakeland 100, which involves more than 100 miles (160km) of running, with 6,300m (20,670ft) of ascent.
Conway was followed two hours later by Paul Tierney and Barry Murray, who crossed the Coniston finishing line together to take second and third places.
Rachel Hill took women’s first place in the ML100 with a time of 28hrs 47mins and Catherine Holloway finished second. Third place was taken jointly by Nicky Taylor, Julie Gardner and Angela Armstrong.
The 50-mile Montane Lakeland 50 was won by Steve Angus in 8hrs 30mins with Grant Macdonald and Matty Brennan closely following. The women’s ML50 was won by Tracy Dean in 8hrs 38mins, beating Annie Conway by three minutes with Lizzie Wrath taking third place.
The ML100 starts and begins in Coniston, running 105 miles in a clockwise loop through the whole of the Lake District. The ML50 begins in Dalemain near Penrith and completes the second half of the course.
The Montane Lakeland is one of the four organised events held in the Lake District that features as exemplars of co-operation and sustainability in the Nurture Lakeland guide for minimising disruption and damage in the national park.
Part of last week’s event’s proceeds is given to the Fix the Fells project which repairs and maintains mountain paths.