Family and friends may wish to follow and support you during the event but this is only allowed in specific places. Many of the checkpoint locations have been granted to us under the condition that only the marshal's vehicle will be present at that location. If your supporters congest the roads it may result in the event being discontinued, this would be devastating for all the team who have worked so hard to make it happen and all the competitors who would not get to sample this great event. Supporters are not allowed to hand you food, drink or any other items whilst you are on the route. Aside from checkpoints, you must be self-sufficient. The locations for viewing competitors are:
- Coniston (start and finish)
- Wasdale (specifically from Wasdale Inn)
- Keswick - back of Fitz park
- Dalemain Estate (parking available and friends / family of 50 competitors may join you for the initial 4 miles loop)
- Pooley Bridge - main village (100 & 50 competitors)
- Ambleside - main village (100 & 50 competitors) *can spectators please avoid entering the Lakes Runner checkpoint
If you check your route maps you will see that the 100 / 50 pass through the towns listed above and there will be ample public parking and opportunities for your supporters to cheer you through. Your supporters should not hand you drinks / food / equipment, this is your challenge and everyone has access to the same support. The times at which people are expected to pass through each town are varied, you are in the best position to arrange a suitable meeting time and you also have your mobile if service is available to keep them informed.
Live Competitor Monitoring
Thanks to SPORTident there will be a live event monitoring system in place which will allow your friends and family to monitor your progress through the event. Closer to the date of the event, the monitoring system will be live on the Lakeland 100 homepage allowing your supporters to visit the website, add your event number or name and receive live updates of your progress. There will also be a large TV screen at John Ruskin School which shows live updates for all competitors.