Great Lakes Run (English Champs) is already over half full at the last update to Ambleside's website:
If you're planning to do this, please get an entry in ASAP. There are only 3 Mercians down at the moment: Connor, Kim and myself.
Borrowdale (also English Champs) opens for entries on 31st May. This is from the Borrowdale website:
Borrowdale Fell Race: 4th August 2012 at 11.00 am
Entry Forms: No entries will be taken on the day for the Borrowdale Fell Race in 2012
Potential competitors must apply to enter the race by means of the Borrowdale Fell Race entry form. That form will not be made available nor will any entries be accepted before 31st May 2012. Please do not try to enter without the official form and please do not ask the Race Organiser for an entry form before 31st May. From 31st May 2012, entry forms will be available to download from www.borrowdalefellrunners.co.uk and www.borrowdale-fell-runners.org.uk
Forms will also be available from 31st May by post (please send a stamped self addressed envelope) from the Race Organiser – Andrew Schofield, 6, Mountain View, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XH.
The Race will be limited to 500 competitors. The first 500 entries received from appropriately experienced runners, will be accepted. No entries received after 10 July will be accepted regardless of whether the 500 entry limit has been reached.
For the avoidance of doubt - NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.
Note: To be eligible to compete in the Borrowdale Fell Race runners must have previous experience of long, arduous fell races and, if they have not previously completed the Borrowdale Fell Race, runners must have completed at least two different category A or B long or two different category A medium fell races since 1st January 2010.