This fast race usually proves a happy hunting ground for Helm runners and in Saturday's sunny weather the theme was continued. Tom won with Mark 3rd and Sam Moon in 12th taking the team prize. RESULTS
Sharon Taylor was first for the ladies in this 9 mile classic lakeland horseshoe, and Mark Addison returned to form chasing down Rob Jebb to take 2nd place. Helm also took the men's team prize following excellent runs from Mike Ainsworth (8th) and Lee Knight (16th). Results
Old County Tops
There was a lot of Helm runners taking part in this epic 37 mile race. Adam Perry was first in a pair with Martin Mickleson Barron of Borrowdale, and were pursued by Kieran Hodgson and Nigel Wood who were 3rd and first v40. Outstanding results! Also out there were Carrie Gibson and Rachel Slattery, Lucy Spain, Tim Roe and Adam Oliver, and Paul Jackson, Stuart Allen and David White. Well done all. Results to follow.
3 Helm runners headed west for this low key Wednesday race, and Kath Aubrey was first FV50.
The Fred Whitton Challenge
The big day finally arrives for those with two wheels. A fantastic effort is required to complete the course of 112 miles including all the lakeland passes, with Hardknott starting after 100miles. This year the weather added something extra to the day as you can see from the photograph. Well done to Rick S, Nigel W (yes he did Stretton the day before), Charlotte M, Simon M, Billy and Ben P. Results. Charlotte was 17th woman overall and 1st F U20!
The second English championships race proved a successful outing on the 'funbus' for the team venturing to Shrophire. Tom Addison returned to form winning the race and was backed up by Kieran H, Paul A, Mark A, Nigel W, Jonny M, Craig B, Brian T and David A. The ladies also had some strong performances, esp Sharon T (7th), Ali R, Marie R, Sally O, Amanda B, Carrie G and Jo W. Full Results click on the picture for a link to more from Plasticsrule
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Coniston Fell race
A few of us decided to 'warm up' for next week's championship race by tackling this classic route. Despite thick mist and snow across the summits and ridges Tom Addison won the race as he did last year. Also in attendance with a fine first run for Helm was Adam Oliver with Catherine N, Ali, David A, Rowan and Marie completing the Helm contingent. Pic from Lee.