About us

Founded by Charles Sproson (aka; Mountain Run) , this race is for mountain running purists by mountain running purists.

Charlie has been involved with the outdoors for many years, growing up in outdoor retail trade, he has been connected to the mountains all his life. He now runs a mountain running coaching business specialising in navigation, mountain skills and natural running form, under the umbrella of MountainRun. Charlie is an accomplished mountain racer, having won several mountain marathons and completing the fabled Dragons Back Race 2012 in joint 12th position.

He is also the Race Director at the Keswick Mountain Festival Trail Races, and has been the course planner for events such as the Marmot Dark Mountains (course planner for 2013, 2015 & 2016), Great Lakeland 3 Day, Rab MM and more.

Nicola is Charlie's wife and we know behind a good man, there is always an even better woman organising what he does!

Nic's passion for the outdoors has grown extremely quickly and she spends as much time as possible, in-between running a busy family life, in the outdoors. Having given up her day job in the winter of 2014, she now is building and developing a thriving Nordic Walking coaching business. 

Nic's roll in the LSU team is admin and organisation, which she is extremely good at. What Nicola does behind the scene's might not be visible, but without her excellent skills, the LSU would most certainly be a different race.

We love to run in the mountains and want to share our passion for big days out, travelling light and fast.

At the end of the day, we love the mountains and we want to help you understand this powerful emotion as well.

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