Cumbria Way Ultra
Well done Andy Horrobin, 1st solo runner in the 73 mile ULTRA race from Ulverston to Carlisle - a stunning effort. RESULTS.
A determined contingent of 18 Helm runners made the trip to Merrick in Glen Trool to contest the Scottish leg of the British championship decider. An extension to the Merrick hill race saw the runners tackle an unforgiving four miles of terrain after the steady run to the summit. Sharon Taylor (pictured in the earlier race a Donard Commedagh) secured second place in the British champs with a super third. We eagerly await the results to hopefully confirm medals for the men's and ladies' v40 teams and the ladies' open team....watch this space.
Congratulations Ben Proctor KOM
With his spectacular 3rd place at Scarfell on Saturday Ben secured the King of the Mountains title for his efforts at Snowdon, Ben Nevis. At Scarfell he was clearly pushed to clinch this title by Lee who returned to form for fifth and a great debut in Helm colours for Sam Greene in 18th.
Billy's 60th Birthday - race/challenge
Club President Billy celebrated his 60th birthday on Saturday with a race around his bespoke 'Carnethy' training course on the Howgills, Ben and Lee had devised a few twists for the day, we were paired up by (mostly) matching the stronger runners with those with potential. The partners would then run in opposite directions around the course, meeting on the slopes of Arant Haw exchanging an egg and then each run the way they had come hopefully arriving back at the start without any accidents. It was a fab morning. Results are here and some pictures in the Gallery.
With the season coming to a climax the penultimate English championship counter took place at Pendle 3 peaks race. A large turnout for the club saw us picking up 6 prizes with the in form Sharon Taylor winning the race and Mark Addison claiming a fantastic 4th. The English and British champs are finely poised and Helm has the potential to secure medals in the final races at Langdale and Merrick. Results and Tables.
Congratulations Micheal Greaves on your Bob Graham