On 24th July 2021, Hayley Stacey from Good Logistics in Plymouth ran The Montane Lakeland 50 Mile Ultra Trail Race in the Lake District to raise money and awareness of mental health by supporting MIND.
MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. In addition, they campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Hayley raised an incredible £900, and the Matthew Good Foundation is delighted to double match this, by donating a further £1,800 to MIND, giving Hayley a huge total of £2,700!
The Lakeland 50 is one of the greatest ultra-trail challenges in Europe, perhaps the world. It’s almost double the distance of a marathon, it’s on rough terrain, and there is approximately 3100m of ascent to deal with. The Lakeland 50 is a huge challenge; it requires commitment, drive and the ability to ‘just keep going’ when most folk would ‘just rather not’.
The route starts from the Northern end of Ullswater within the grand Dalemain Estate before following the Eastern shoreline as far as Howtown. A quick climb and descent followed by a trek along the banks of Haweswater sees you at Mardale Head. The route from here visits Long Sleddale, Kentmere, Ambleside, Langdale and Tilberthwaite before the final climb and descent to the finish at Coniston.
Hayley was slightly apprehensive before the event but completed the course in just 15 hours and 51 minutes!
#Mind are there to listen, support and provide the tools to enable people to recover. https://www.mind.org.uk.