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 KWL Arant Haw race - Please note that all juniors start together at 12.15 with the senior race straight after


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Back to the Helm for training.

4th and 11th April - seniors back on the Helm, Easter break for Juniors (unless your coach has organised something specific)

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22.04.2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm








Seniors' News

Late Spring Newsletter - contributions needed!

All contributions welcome for the next bumper newsletter. Loads has happened since the last one so please send anything you'd like to see: your KWL experience, winter race reports, poems, first race experience, training tips, odd facts about you for the 'I never knew that' comp, tales of wonder/woe from the fells, spill the beans/own up to complete mess-ups on the fells etc.  See the other newsletters  for inspiration. We'll aim to get it out by mid May so End of April is a good memorable deadline. Please send anything to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

British Champs Round 1: Mourne Highline, N.Ireland

Woohoo! Massive congratulations to Josh Jardine who WON the British Champs opener in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. 28 Helm runners made the trip over the Irish Sea to race 9.50 gruelling miles in thick mist. Josh was followed home by Rob J in 8th, Mike A in 23rd and Adam P in 40th.  Provisional results suggest V40 ladies are 3rd team with Bianca a brilliant 3rd V40 overall backed up by Ali and Carrie. A great time was had by all. Race report and results

Howgill fell race and New Dungeon Ghyll.

Friday and Saturday saw two races of very differing lengths.  Firstly Adam's Howgill fell race went ahead for the second time, with a small army of Helm marshals dotted over the fells, and fittingly the two fantastic trophies designed by our own Jo Cater were won by both the men's (Rob Jebb, Josh Jardine and Garry Beardwood) and the ladies (Sharon Taylor Hannah Russell and Jayne Rigby) teams. Unsurprisingly none of the contingent turned out the following day for the short and sweet NDG, which proved somewhat controversial with many runners missing a checkpoint in the mist. First FV40 was Bianca Dyer and first home for Helm was Tim Cowin followed by Paul Reilly and Adam Oliver. Results.

The name's Addison, Jos Addison - KWL Helm Hill race and Causey Pike

Two races this weekend and in Sunday's penultimate KWL counter on a sunny Helm Hill, Jos flew round the punishing course for a first win in the series. Kelli Roberts also made it a Helm win for the ladies with Hannah Russell in 2nd and Imogen B 3rd. Results. Super pictures from Mark Birkbeck. Saturday's Causey pike race saw Rob Jebb coming in a fine second and first v40, and with Josh Jardine (5th) and Tim Cowin, nipped off with the team prize out of Keswick's back yard. Great running also from Jack Simpson and Rachel, and Georgia Stevens who was 1st u23.

Edale Skyline

The first round of the English championship was a 21 mile circuit of Edale, the opposite way around to the usual route. Having had a recent reputation for some inclement weather, the day was relatively benign for this very challenging course. Judging the pace proved essential in this race with many testing climbs coming in the 2nd half, and we had some fantastic results. The team positions will be out shortly but the ladies open team of Sharon Taylor, Kelli Roberts and Cat Slater came in first, with Jenny Rice hard on their heals and showing the team's strength in depth. Mike Ainsworth transferred his KWL form with a great run to come in 1st for Helm and 16th overall. Rob Jebb, Mark Addison, Tim Cowin and Pete Rigby completed the open team. We think we also have 3rd team places for the men's v40 and v50 and ladies v40, so a great platform to build on for the year. You can do your own calculations for the team results from here. Great runs from so many it is impossible to list.

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. .


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