Tour of Helvellyn and Helvellyn 10k
Well done to the Helm runners in both these events Andy Horrobin came a superb 2nd overall and 1st v40 in this endurance event with Stuart Allan, Emma Jennings, Emma Dent and Sharon Hutchinson also competing. Results.
Also Sharon Taylor kept up the pace in the 10k race around Thirlmere coming in 1st followed by Jonny Marchant, Gill Ramsey and Lyndsay Harrod.
Fancy Dress run
The rain held off this year and Allsorts assembled at the Rifleman's for the run that startles walkers out on Cunswick scar. The winners this year were Paul and Sarah Senior's Smurfs who just shaded it (in blue) from Jonny's wee willy Winkie and Paul and Jenny's where's Wallys. Thanks to Ali and Rick for organising especially the 'refreshments' at Cunswick hall to aid the return ascent of Gamblesmire lane. Photos and videos on Twitter. Pic by Duncan Richards.
Burley Moor Fell race and Harriers v Cyclists
This annual favourite for Helm was particularly well supported this year and the weather cleared for this gem of a race. Adam Perry was first home for Helm in 3rd and led Mike Ainsworth, Keiran Hodgson (1st v40) and Josh Jardine home to take the team prize. We were also 1st ladies team with Hannah Russell (1st), Lucy Spain and Catherine Niblock. We also took a host of other prizes including both v40 teams and Billy Procter 1st v60, and Ben Kent 1st u20. Results.
The FRA 'do' - the celebration of a great season
Many Helm runners made the trip down to Skipton this year for the annual close of season celebration (for some reason no one sent in pictures of the men). As a final reminder for the excellent performances over the season we were:-
FRA English individual
Individual GOLD- English U20 Hannah Russell, Individual BRONZE- English U16 Imogen Burrow. Individual BRONZE- English Henry Hunter U12 Individual BRONZE- English Chris Richards U18
FRA British individual
Individual SILVER British Senior Woman - Sharon Taylor
Individual SILVER - British U23 Alex Hinchcliffe
FRA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Team GOLD- English Junior Uphill
Team SILVER English Women's V40's Team
Team BRONZE- English Men's V40
Team BRONZE- English Senior Woman
Team GOLD - British Men's V40 Team
Team SILVER British Women's Open Team
Team SILVER British Women's V40's Team
BRITISH HILL & FELL RELAYS
Team GOLD - British Women’s V40 Team
Team SILVER British Men's V40's Team
Team BRONZE- British Women’s open Team
Hodgson Brothers and British Relays 2016
After much headscratching and last minute phone calls the relays were upon us. This has to have been our best season ever if you are counting podium places or number of teams entered. Of the four in the Hodgson Brothers relay the ladies came in an excellent 2nd place winning through with toe to toe battles with Keswick and Ambleside. Hannah and Sharon bringing the baton home with the fastest leg 4 after stirling work by the rest of the team. Despite not the best of starts the mens v40 fought back to claim 3rd and all Helm teams were led home by the mens open team coming in 6th. Results. A fortnight later we were up to the banks of Loch Lomond for the British Relays with an amazing 7 teams entered. After several false dawns in this competition, everything fell into place for the leading Helm teams, the mens open came 4th and were 2nd English team after Dark Peak, the ladies claimed a fantastic 3rd, the mens v40 came 2nd. Finally the ladies v40, with credit going to nav leg runners Jayne and Marie managing to stick at it and bag the controls in challenging conditions, overall to come in 1st! Results.