How would you mark your 60th year? Runner Geoff Cox chose to attempt three named Lake District fell running rounds, this is a record of that time.
Trailpike, A Lake District Fell Running Film



Richard Berry


Geoff Cox


sirui, SmugMug, Formatt Hitech Filters, Sigma Imaging UK, Inov-8, Petzl, rsvp Design

Running time

12 minutes

Country / Nationality

United Kingdom

Our Judges say:

Poetry and motion.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A poetic exploration of some of the UK’s best loved long distance mountain running routes.

Anna Paxton

Lovely poetry and film combination here, celebrating one fell runner's 60th year - what an awesome challenge he achieves! Inspiring to all fell runners, with three individual films that link beautifully together.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

fabulous cinematic tone poem

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

We identify as runners, but in doing so, we must fully accept the reality of what that means. There will be hard miles, and the miles that fly: we will savour success, sweet with celebration and the days when tired mind and broken body refuse to countenance our dreams. To be a runner is to be all of this. So when we stand at the start of a big run, we accept the possibility of all results, from triumph to abject failure, yet must still have the strength to take that first step. And to take that opening step of any one of the three named rounds of Lake District felllunning, the Joss Naylor Challenge, the Bob Graham Round, and the Gerry Charnley Round? This is truly to dance with jeopardy. Run them on your day and they will offer the peak experience that is soul-food for the endurance athlete, but if it’s not your day then they offer a fast track to very dark place. And once you are in that dark place? The only return is to call on all of your belief, your experience and the ability to draw inspiration from everything that first defined you ‘runner’.