“Getting blown sideways by the wind is a humbling experience, especially when you’re in and out of the clouds surrounded by barren summits, the words ‘small’ and ‘insignificant’ spring to mind.”

 

First ran in 1983, the Three Shires fell race route is a serious undertaking. Covering around 18km of rough, steep fell side and taking in the summits of Wetherlam, Swirl How, Pike o’Blisco and Lingmoor, it’s the perfect test of both technical running ability and kit.

 

With a small crew assembled we took advantage of a break in the rain and the arrival of some new trail running kit from the likes of adidas Terrex, Arc’teryx and Scott to put it and ourselves to the test on this Lakeland classic.

 

Find the full trip report on our blog and explore our range of trail running clothing, shoes and packs below