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IMPORTANT: Re LONGSLEDDALE RACE

 Parking is limited at the race so please car share or cycle where possible. Also, these is only one narrow road up the valley. To ease congestion please could people attending the junior races please not exit the car park until Senior race registration has closed at 12.45pm. This hopefully means that cars will only be travelling in one direction up/down the valley at any one time. Refreshments will be available so use the time to have a cup of tea and a cake....! Look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Thanks, Tim  


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 Kendal Winter League Online registration is now closed but you can now download an entry on the day form here.

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3 x free evening informal races

Ambleside AC invite:..."Hi there Kendal, Keswick, Black Combe, Helm and Borrowdale. 

Fellow Lakes clubs, you may be aware that Ambleside AC are organising the FRA (UKA) British Relay in October this year from Grasmere. It promises to be a real tough Lakes event with courses over Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Cofa Pike - proper fell terrain! 

We are running an informal AAC club champs 'race' round each of legs 1,2 and 4 in March, April and May this year. We would like to invite runners from your club to join us to help us troubleshoot, get some feedback and get a better estimate of winning leg times. It will also a be a good chance for a hard run out and a bit of inter club banter. 

Leg 4 of the relay is the first one up, on the evening of Tuesday 27th March, setting off from the fields south of the Travellers Rest pub on the A591. It is based around Alcock Tarn, Heron Pike and Stone Arthur (see map attached). We estimate the men's winning time to be around 40-45 mins. This leg will be fully flagged and suitable for 16 year olds and above at the relay in October and at the informal 'race' on March 27th. It will start at 6.45pm. Please note that runners will be totally responsible for themselves on the evening. This is not a proper race, there will be no entry fee, numbers, prizes, marshals. There will be published times for all runners. You may be asked to carry FRA kit to keep things fair/ safe, so come prepared

The dates for the other 2 leg 'races' are:

Leg 1 - Seat Sandal (45/50 mins) - Tuesday 24th April 6.45pm
Leg 2 - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Cofa - Grisedale Tarn (70 mins) - Tuesday 22nd May 6.45pm

Keep the date and hopefully see some of you there.

Dan Duxbury, Ambleside AC 

Carnethy and Barbondale

This weekend saw the traditional Helm double header (or is that triple header?) of the trip to Edinburgh to attempt to retain/win the claymore of the Carnethy 5, followed by Sunday's brutal Barbondale KWL race.  A smaller Helm turnout made the trip North and despite  fine runs narrowly lost out to HBT for the men's claymore, and the ladies were third in the battle for the newly cast ladies claymore. The counters were Rob Jebb, Mike Ainsworth, Adam Perry and Lee Procter, and Hannah Russell, Catherine Niblock and Carrie Gibson. We will be back.  A wintery feel to the short and sharp Barbondale was on offer, and despite having Carnethy in their legs Josh J, Adam Perry and Mike Ainsworth made it a 1,2,3,4 with Tom Addison nipping in in 3rd.  Hannah R also took the ladies honours with Rachel Simpson, Jenny Rice and Catherine Niblock making another 1,2,3,4. You can relive the action in this brilliant video by Becky and Oliver Willoughby. 

 

 

 

Wadsworth Trog, Whitestones and That's Lyth

Hot off the press, a small Helm contingent ventured over for the 19 mile Wadsworth Trog, where Sharon Taylor had a great run coming in 1st lady.

The pre-season races are now fully underway; last weekend saw the third KWL race at Whitestones where Mike Ainsworth narrowly edged Adam Perry for a Helm 1 2 and the ladies went 1 better with new recruit Kelli Roberts coming in first, with Imogen Burrow and Emma Johnston making it a 1 2 3. Ali Richards was 1st LV40 and Jo Wilcox 1st LV50. Also on the Sunday the 23 mile That's Lyth saw some great Helm runs - both Rachel and Jack Simpson coming in third.

Arant Haw Uphill only and Scout Scar

Two events that showed what the club is about this week, starting with the KWL on Scout Scar drawing the anticipated large turnout.  Mike Ainsworth came in 3rd for Helm and Imogen Burrow recovered from the Keswick cross country to come in 2nd for the ladies. Many strong runs from the club in the results and congratulations to those contributing to the seemless organisation.

On Friday night Adam and Ben had organised the first club championship race with a night time uphill only challenge of Arant Haw. Again a large club turnout and pub finish made a spectacular night. Rob Jebb was fastest to the summit with Josh Jardine in 2nd and Mark Addison in 3rd. Hannah Russell was 1st for the ladies followed by Cat Slater and Bianca Dyer.

Cumbria County Cross Country Championships - 6th January 2018

A quartet of ladies headed to Keswick for the Cumbria County Cross Country Championships and have set the standard for the rest of 2018!

GOLD Imogen Burrow - U20 Cumbria XC Champion

GOLD Sharon Taylor - Ladies Cumbria XC Champion

GOLD - Helm Hill Ladies Cumbria XC Champions (Sharon, Catherine Slater 6th & Jenny Rice 8th)

Well done as well to Jacob Aubrey 1st back for Helm in the u20.

 

Ireland British Champs Race - Group accom & travel plans  Update2: DEPOSIT NEEDED by 24th Jan.

All being coordinated on the facebook page (search for Rick's post 'Update2'). Let him know if you can't access it by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Wansfell

Great to see so many Helm Hill vests running at Wansfell today.......too many to mention everyone! Rob Jebb was 2nd (1st V40) followed by Adam Perry, Paul Aitken, Tim Cowin (3rd V40). Pictured (pic Chris Shaw) are Lewis Bowness edging out Joe Conner for the 1st u18. For the ladies Hannah Russell was also 2nd (1st U23) with Rachel Simpson in 4th place and Bianca Dyer taking 1st V40. Full results to follow.

The Fancy Dress run

A cold and crisp day saw an assorted turnout for what has now become a well established event in the Helm calendar. This year Chris Schofield took us on a route not dissimilar to the KMF trail run over the scars with obligatory stops for drinks, eventually winding up at the 'Rifleman's'. Despite it being a tight race (too tight in some cases) Paddington (aka Anna Stevens) was adjudged the winner.

Seniors' News 2017