Up the Nab
Was this the longest 4mile race ever? Those of us watching the ladies race began to thinks so as after 30mins there was still no sign of the lead runners. On the map it seems so straight forward, a gradual climb, a few ups and downs and a return - a bit like the Helm really. It was an interesting course for the 15 Helm runners who made the trip and Sharon T, Hannah R, and Catherine N led the ladies home. With Tom A, Adam P, Kieran H, Nigel W and Ben P counting for the men. Results are here so you can calculate the team placings and click on the pic for some good photos from Shaun Priestley.
The Three Peaks fell race
A large Helm turnout for this most challenging of races, culminated with Sharon T taking 5th prize and Kieran, Nigel and Craig taking 1st v40 team prize and the ladies 2nd team with Sharon T, Carrie G, Marie R. Adam P led the men home. Results here a nice mention for the v40s here and click on the picture for more from Racing Snakes.
Well done to Rowan Ranner who completed the Marathon in a speedy 3.39, exclaiming 'wall, what wall?' as she upped the pace over the last mile.
A big well done to two members completing recent endurance events. Firstly to Elena Procter on her arrival and excellent choice of parents (Mum and Dad also doing well), and also of course to Carrie Gibson on her amazing completion of the Marathon de Sables.
Donard Commedagh - British championship rd 1
15 Helm runners made their way across the water to Newcastle NI, and were rewarded with a stunning route and weather in this opening championship counter. Two years ago Slieve Donard produced some comical navigational adventures, but this year the first hill in the horseshoe was clear for all to see and its challenge was soley the gradient. Most of us made a weekend of it and fun was had by all. Sharon T had a storming run to come 2nd, and overall the women's team also held that position, and the FV40s were also 2nd. The men's open team were 6th lead home by Nigel W, with the v40s 1st and v50s 6th and Alex Hinchcliffe, back from injury, a very creditable 5th u23. Click on the pic for more photos from NIrunning and more here on the Nimra site. RESULTS