A fair amount of dampness in the air led to slippery conditions for the steep up and down of Steel Fell. This low key but well attended race saw Mark Addison triumph, with several Helm runners having good runs at the front of the field - particularly Ben P, Kieran H, Tim Cowin and Shane Ohly. Click on the picture to see more from Grand Day Out photography.
The next English Championship race arrived in the form of the classic Borrowdale. Despite the holiday season Helm were well represented in the various categories with Sharon Taylor coming home in 4th, supported well by Lucy Spain in 6th place and Catherine Niblock in 21st - a great team effort. Kieran came in first Helm for the men in 22nd with Paul A 35th, Nigel W 36th and Alex Hinchcliffe 94th completing the men's team. Results here and click on the picture for great photos by Norman Berry. Sharon had had a good week, by winning the Rydal round and guide's race at Ambleside sports where Kath Lawson was an impressive 3rd. Results. Both races saw a good team turnout with Hannah Russell coming in 3rd on the 'longer' race.
Lakeland 100 and 50
Well done to Fiona Marley Paterson who was an amazing 2nd lady in the Lakeland 100 and also to Andrew Horrobin who was 6th man in the Lakeland 50. You can get your head around the times and distances here.