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Join Joss Naylor on his run from Caldbeck to Wasdale

by Emma Dewhurst
Friday 24th June 2016
 
 
This Saturday (25th June) 80 year old sheep farmer and legendary fell runner Joss Naylor MBE will be running from Caldbeck to Wasdale in the Lake District – a route of over 30 miles. He’s running in memory of his father, Joe Naylor, also a sheep farmer who was born in Caldbeck and moved to Wasdale in 1927. The run sees Joss mark his own 80th birthday as well as being a fundraiser for a charity he has supported for many years. The Cumbrian based Youth Charity, Brathay Trust, work with some of the most disadvantaged children & young people in the UK.

Details of Joss’s route can be found here, with an invitation to join him too:
https://www.brathay.org.uk/caldbeck-to-wasdale

There is a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BrathayRunning/ which includes videos of Joss talking about receiving his MBE and how he tackles endurance running events.
And twitter @BrathayRunning
Joss’s Just Giving Page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JossNaylor80

Joss’s running achievements, including records which remain unbroken to this day, are:
1971: 61 peaks in 23h37m
1972: 63 peaks in 23h35m
1973: The Welsh 3000s - the 14 peaks of Snowdonia in 4h46m
1975: 72 peaks, approximately 100 miles and 38,000 feet of ascent in 23h20m
1974: The Pennine Way: 3 days and 4 hours
1983: The Lakes, Meres and Waters circuit of 105 miles in 19h20m
1986: (age 50) completed the Wainwrights in 7 days
1997: (age 60) ran 60 Lakeland fell tops in 36 hours
2006: (age 70) ran 70 Lakeland fell tops, covering more than 50 miles and ascending more than 25,000 feet, in under 21 hours.

For further information please contact Scott Umpleby at Brathay Trust:
t 015394 39728 | m 07739 646154. e scott.umpleby@brathay.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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