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The Cumbrian

The trials of an ultra-endurance challenge

Sarah Powell examines the preparation needed for ultraendurance challenge, The Cumbrian

This article is relevant to the A-level PE specifications for AQA, Edexcel and OCR (preparation and training methods; diet and nutrition)

On 22 July 2022 Kirk Wadsworth and Tim Jenner set off on a never-before-attempted ultra-endurance challenge: The Cumbrian, a 352-km race across the Lake District. The Cumbrian combines three well-known endurance challenges (see Figure 1) into one intense, gruelling feat of physiological and psychological resilience to be completed in under 60 hours.

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