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Captain Ibrar Ali, from The Yorkshire Regiment, says this year's inaugural Cumbrian Challenge "will be fantastic".
More than 400 people are racing across the Cumbrian Hills to raise money for Walking With The Wounded.
Hundreds of people are taking part in this year's Cumbrian Challenge.
The event features one hundred teams from across the UK who race across the Cumbrian Hills to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded.
One of the groups, Team Glenfiddich, will embark on a 335km race to the South Pole with Prince Harry in November as part of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.
Heavy rain, currently over northeast England is moving west over the next few hours, expected to peak by 2/3pm before being replaced by showers - some of which will be heavy and maybe thundery. Cool high of 12C but fog for the east coast, highs here only 9C.
Over 2 inches of rain could fall by the end of today. The Met Office have a warning in place for the risk of localised flooding which runs until midnight.
During the early early hours much drier weather develops and despite a murky start on Sunday the second day of the weekend is set to be drier, brighter and warmer with some sunshine developing. Highs 17C
Dull and misty with rain, some prolonged and heavy bursts, especially for hilly districts.
Hill and some North sea coastal fog.
Brisk gusty northeasterly winds.
Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Bright evening with some sun.
Sea mist and some drizzle may spread onto exposed North sea coasts tonight.
Freshening north winds, occasional rain spreading to other areas overnight, heavier by dawn.
Minimum temperature 7 °C.
It is the most important vote Scots will ever cast, and last night the Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, went head to head with Scotland's Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in the first debate on television discussing the pros and cons of Scottish Independence.
It is a hugely complex issue - and Kenny Toal now examines whether it was made any clearer for voters:
This weekend sees one of the biggest events in Scottish eventing in our region.
Floors Castle Horse Trials got underway today with a new class for younger horses, but the main action takes place from tomorrow as Jenny Longden reports:
The green fingered keepers of the grounds of Dalemain Mansion are celebrating tonight after being awarded the national Garden of the Year award.
The historic house near Penrith now joins an illustrious list of former winners including Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.
We sent Ryan Dollard out into the sunshine to find out why visitors have voted Dalemain's flowers and borders the very finest in the country: