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Feedback from people who have taken part in previous events

Hilary B

What a truly fabulous experience... one of the best routes in the lakes by far... such a low key, friendly, no pressure atmosphere and a supportive set of marshals and helpers... definitely a run to remember and a cracking day out in stunning scenery. Thanks to all for making it such a joy... I highly recommend this event to anyone and everyone 

Michael K

I have to say and have I have said to many people today,how much good value the race was.£20 odd quid absolutely brilliant!!! will be back ,and will be spreading the word how good the event and all the support ,from car park to the medal placed round my neck .Well done all involved.

Ian M

Ran the Derwentwater Dawdle in 2019. really well organised event, friendly, efficient, great communication. One of the most enjoyable trail race events I've been to over the years. I'll certainly try others in the series and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

Vicky G

Really great day, thank you. I hope to do it again and may be get a bit more distance between me and those sweepers (no offence, they were lovely!). Thanks for the meal, gingerbread and friendly welcome when we got back. Love my medal too. ?

Kenneth F

I have now done all your events and this is my pick from a superb collection. I love the inclusive and homely style of them. Great food and support at checkpoints and really appreciated the marshalls up on the high points. I plan to be back for this again next year. Thank you for a fantastic day out ??

Katherine H

 Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and marshalling and sweeping of yesterday’s event. I was last through the door ? but still loved my day out and omg that medal is an absolute belter! The gingerbread was a really lovely touch as well. Thanks again! ❤️??

Andrew M

I did the 4 Passes race and can highly recommend it. Well organised, great marshalls and a cracking course and toast and a meal after the race!

Will be back.

Ann H

Completed the Lakeland 5 passes ultra this weekend and can’t praise the ascend team enough. Friendly, generous and well organised.

Really good food options at all checkpoints, great finishers lasagne and medal.

Can’t wait to do another. Thank you

Paul T

brilliant event, amazing route, well organised and great organisers and marshalls, had a great day and absolutely loved the food at the end and on the checkpoints...brilliant value for the money and great walk/run.

We would just like to say how much we enjoyed the Derwentwater Dawdle yesterday as my friend isn't a runner I chose to walk this one with her! Although our navigation went a bit pear shaped and we only managed 17 miles before having to get picked up we had a fantastic day of rocks, bogs, mud, water and laughter  ? Thank-you to the kind marshal who picked us up and Well Done to the Ascend Events for a fabulous event! We will be back for the" Four Passes" hopefully we won't take a wrong turn

Just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a fantastic event yesterday. The Derwentwater Dawdle was my first time attempting over half marathon distance, and to do it over such difficult terrain was a real challenge! I don't think I would have been able to do it without the excellent support provided by your crew and the encouragement from the other competitors. I will definitely be back for more of your runs. Thank you.

What a great (but tough) day!!

Just wanted to thank the organisers, and all the voluntary staff on today's course... smiles, encouragement and Great nutrition choices at each checkpoint....including the finish!

Looking forward to next year and think you guys should continue organising events like this one, it was awesome!

I just wanted to say a big thanks for putting on the event yesterday it was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. The organisation was outstanding, the checkpoints were brilliant and the atmosphere throughout the full day was extremely enjoyable. I can only imagine how much planning and hard work went into this and I have to say for your first event I persoanlly thought you knocked it way out of the park. Keep up the great work and I hope you managed a few beers last night.

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