Day Tripper – One Day Race

Lewis John
Lewis John

I've been flyng for around 18 years and fly an Omega XAlps 3 Supair Strike

I've been flyng for around 18 years and fly an Omega XAlps 3 Supair Strike

Liam Byrne
Liam Byrne

Robert Davis
Robert Davis

I have been flying a paraglider for 29 years making slow and steady progress. I have flown abroad a fair bit, enjoying the new challenges. Coming from a mountaineering background, H and F encompasses both my passions. H and F experience - XLakes 1 day event August 2020

I have been flying a paraglider for 29 years making slow and steady progress. I have flown abroad a fair bit, enjoying the new challenges. Coming from a mountaineering background, H and F encompasses both my passions. H and F experience - XLakes 1 day event August 2020

Ed Cleasby
Ed Cleasby

Forty years man and boy .... and still pushing the boundaries.

Forty years man and boy .... and still pushing the boundaries.

Mike Williams
Mike Williams

Lucky enough to live in Keswick. Flying for 30 years now. This will be my first competition - looking forward to it!

Lucky enough to live in Keswick. Flying for 30 years now. This will be my first competition - looking forward to it!

Greg Bailey
Greg Bailey

Qualified club pilot recently aged 29 and keen to go as far as I can with paragliding. Always wanted to fly and having spent many Summers in Chamonix walking off rock/ mountaineering routes weary and tired looking up to the sky with massive envy it was always a no brainer to one day find myself dangling underneath one. Wish I’d started earlier is my only regret. Also have had other adventures including rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 2018 and previously was a BASI ski instructor for two winters in Italy and New Zealand. Hope I survive this year’s one day X Lakes!?

Qualified club pilot recently aged 29 and keen to go as far as I can with paragliding. Always wanted to fly and having spent many Summers in Chamonix walking off rock/ mountaineering routes weary and tired looking up to the sky with massive envy it was always a no brainer to one day find myself dangling underneath one. Wish I’d started earlier is my only regret. Also have had other adventures including rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 2018 and previously was a BASI ski instructor for two winters in Italy and New Zealand. Hope I survive this year’s one day X Lakes!?

Tim Rogers
Tim Rogers

Paragliding since 2014 and hiking since - well, a while before that. Now living near Kendal so no excuse not to try combining the two on a day trip in the Lake District. A little disconcerted to be appearing on a page entitled "Athletes" though.

Paragliding since 2014 and hiking since - well, a while before that. Now living near Kendal so no excuse not to try combining the two on a day trip in the Lake District. A little disconcerted to be appearing on a page entitled "Athletes" though.

Ray Waddell
Ray Waddell

Old bloke who’s been so far round the block that I’ve reached the beginning again and restarted flying after a 25 year break. I wasn’t into serious competition back then, but did get a third place in the LCC. Two dudes called Silvester and Carter beat me... wonder what became of them?

Old bloke who’s been so far round the block that I’ve reached the beginning again and restarted flying after a 25 year break. I wasn’t into serious competition back then, but did get a third place in the LCC. Two dudes called Silvester and Carter beat me... wonder what became of them?

Inga Markelyte
Inga Markelyte

I qualified as CP last Autumn. I am hoping to get some good flying hours in by June, else I may need to rely on my hiking skills rather than paragliding.

I qualified as CP last Autumn. I am hoping to get some good flying hours in by June, else I may need to rely on my hiking skills rather than paragliding.

James Haughs
James Haughs

There is nothing like a national lockdown coupled with boredom and red wine, to goad you into thinking running around the Lake District with full weight paragliding gear will be fun. My long suffering wife will testify that only the latter two are needed for me to do something silly. To date, these have mostly been iron distance triathlons with a mountainous flavour, (The Brutal, Triathlon X, etc). I have been flying paragliders for a couple of years and love being in the mountains. A day in June kicking around the lakes with paragliders and some friendly competition sounds ideal to me.

There is nothing like a national lockdown coupled with boredom and red wine, to goad you into thinking running around the Lake District with full weight paragliding gear will be fun. My long suffering wife will testify that only the latter two are needed for me to do something silly. To date, these have mostly been iron distance triathlons with a mountainous flavour, (The Brutal, Triathlon X, etc). I have been flying paragliders for a couple of years and love being in the mountains. A day in June kicking around the lakes with paragliders and some friendly competition sounds ideal to me.

Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy

I love flying and climbing, especially in the mountains. Learnt to fly in NZ about 8 years ago. Originally from Ireland and now living in the Kendal area. Not done much comp flying and this will be my first hike and fly race. Looking forward to the event!

I love flying and climbing, especially in the mountains. Learnt to fly in NZ about 8 years ago. Originally from Ireland and now living in the Kendal area. Not done much comp flying and this will be my first hike and fly race. Looking forward to the event!

Justin Atkinson
Justin Atkinson

Peter Breckon
Peter Breckon

Keen to avoid the shackles of overwork and ageing, Pete intends to drag himself around a Lakeland paradise... reliant upon a few years of flying experience and a bit of fell running too many years ago for comfort. This seemed like a top plan...

Keen to avoid the shackles of overwork and ageing, Pete intends to drag himself around a Lakeland paradise... reliant upon a few years of flying experience and a bit of fell running too many years ago for comfort. This seemed like a top plan...

Alexander Buck
Alexander Buck

Looking forward to an adventure in the lake district!

Looking forward to an adventure in the lake district!

Chris de Pinna
Chris de Pinna

Paragliding/ Paramotor pilot new to the Hike and Fly racing

Paragliding/ Paramotor pilot new to the Hike and Fly racing

Craig Dolwin
Craig Dolwin

3 years PG and 35yrs Hang gliding

3 years PG and 35yrs Hang gliding

Alan Dunn
Alan Dunn

Tristan Hall
Tristan Hall

Taking on my first hike and fly challenge at the X-Lakes 2021!

Taking on my first hike and fly challenge at the X-Lakes 2021!

Ralf Klinnert
Ralf Klinnert

Kieran Merrett
Kieran Merrett

First comp experience, keen to check it out! Been flying for 2 years both Paragliding an Paramotoring and looking to experience a competition!

First comp experience, keen to check it out! Been flying for 2 years both Paragliding an Paramotoring and looking to experience a competition!

Jamie Moffat
Jamie Moffat

Kieran Myles
Kieran Myles

Carl Scragg
Carl Scragg

Flying for just over a year, 80 hours, flown in five different countries. Usually over winter in Portugal came home for Christmas for a week and now stranded with no wing!!!

Flying for just over a year, 80 hours, flown in five different countries. Usually over winter in Portugal came home for Christmas for a week and now stranded with no wing!!!

Gordon Selfridge
Gordon Selfridge

47, flying 3 years, here for fun and experience.

47, flying 3 years, here for fun and experience.

Krzysztof Syrek
Krzysztof Syrek

This is my very first time.

This is my very first time.

Brian Waller
Brian Waller

Agnieszka Zaborowska
Agnieszka Zaborowska

I am Agi, a member of Malvern Club. Flying for 2 years.

I am Agi, a member of Malvern Club. Flying for 2 years.