Rab Scafell Sky Race 2024 - Race Report

Epic photos and report from the 2024 Rab Scafell Skyrace...

Karolina Wołoszczyk
By Karolina Wołoszczyk

19/06/24

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The Rab Scafell Sky Race is one of the best events on the UK running calendar, serving as the inaugural race for the Skyrunning UK & Ireland series. This year, 143 runners tackled the challenging 40km course with a 2800m elevation gain, under hot weather conditions and clear skies.

Photo credit: Tanya Raab


Participants from various countries added an international flair to the event - it would be amazing to see this race as a part of an international series in the future. This year the venue was hosted by The New Dungeon Ghyll hotel, which created a great environment and enhanced atmosphere for the race.



The course was well-marked, with ample marshals ensuring the safety of all runners throughout the event. The feeding station provided runners with the necessary nutrition from VOOM to tackle the demanding second half of the race, complemented by additional water stations along the course to keep everyone hydrated.

 

Photo credit: Callum Robinson 

 

In the women’s race, Leah Williams secured her position from the early stages, showcasing exceptional downhill skills to secure a significant lead over the competition. She crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 6:09:49. Natalie Beadle claimed second place in 6:35:41, Karolina Woloszczyk (myself) finished third in 6:42:18.

 

Photo credit: Callum Robinson



On the men’s side, Richard Keefe emerged as the overall winner in a time of 5:15:01, closely followed by Chris Pocock just 1:39 behind. Kieren Dsouza from India secured the third spot with a time of 5:22:40.

 

Photo credit: Tanya Raab



The Rab Scafell Sky Race once again delivered a memorable and challenging experience for all participants, blending competitive spirit with camaraderie against the backdrop of the picturesque Lake District landscape. The event’s success and the remarkable performances of the runners set the stage for future editions to continue raising the bar for Skyrunning in the UK.

 

Photo credit: Tanya Raab

 

Congratulations to all the participants, winners, and finishers of the Rab Scafell Sky Race, and a special mention to VOOM Nutrition for supporting the runners with essential nutrition and hydration throughout the event.



Photo credit: SkyRun Eyri

 

The next race in the series is moving to highest peak in Wales - Snowdon. Hopefully with some sunny weather too unlike last years race which had to go ahead with bad weather course. VOOM will be fuelling runners throughout the whole series so see you in few weeks.

 

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