After his heroic exertions last month when he successfully finished the remaining section from the 1962 Lake District Mountain Trial, Joss Naylor is putting his feet up (for a bit) and inviting fellow runners to join him for a beer at Hawkshead Brewery next week.
The evening, scheduled for Wednesday 21 August, will see Joss talk about his passion for running and, particularly, kickstart the preparations leading up to the Ambleside Trail 60.
A new event on the Brathay portfolio, the trail event is said to incorporate some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer and will see competitors start and finish in Rothay Park, Ambleside.
The evening with Joss comes a month after he re-wrote history by returning to a race he had failed to complete in 1962. At the age of 83, he exercised that demon by completing a 12.5 mile section, to Patterdale that took him via the high fells of Stoney Cove Pike, Thornthwaite Crag and High Street. Conditions improved as Joss descended into Patterdale at Angle Tarn, via Place Fell.
Joss was running in memory of George Brass the only runner to finish the 1962 Lake District Mountain Trail out of the 55 starters, and for the Brathay Trust. Joss has raised over £50,000 for the Trust.
Further information on the evening with Joss Naylor is available on the Brathay Running Facebook page.