Kendal Winter League 2 – Firbank Fell, Sunday 12th January
Well done to the 15 Settle Harriers who competed in the 2nd Kendal Winter League fixture at Firbank Fell last Sunday.
The course was a cracker (with 2 steep hill climbs and 4 stream crossings) and the weather was fine for once. The race organisation and course marking by Helm Hill Runners was, as usual, flawless – I don’t know how they manage to keep up such a high standard for 12 Sundays in a row.
The Under 12s went off first. Seb and Matthew went off fast and had their own private battle, with Seb just moving away at the end to finish 10th to Matt’s 14th. Not far behind was Bob, also running well. Emily had a great result to finish as 3rd girl. Dougie was next – with another fine run. Hamish did really well in his KWL “debut” as did Erin who finished just behind. Lauren put last week’s problems behind her to storm through the field on the final descent to finish 76th. And well done to Connie, possibly the youngest runner in the race, who ran strongly and with great determination. In the Under 17s, James was our sole representative, finishing an excellent 18th, despite still having some foot problems.
At the “sharp end” of the race, well done to Paul Webb who finished 2nd in a high quality race (Paul will be known to some of you because he lives in Bentham and trains with our Tuesday evening senior group). A few of our regulars were missing due to a clash with a road race. Sam was our first member home this week in 31st, followed by myself in 50th. Judy and Ruth (on the comeback trail) also had good runs. Carol, obviously frustrated about not being able to defend her KWL ladies title this winter, was co-opted for marshalling and gate duties instead.
A request from Carol: Please when running in races, could members wear their club vests – it makes you so much easier to spot and you are much more likely to get spectator support ! It also raises the club profile if there is a sea of luminous green !
Next Kendal Winter League fixture – Sunday 19th January at Giggleswick School
We are hoping for a huge turnout of Harriers on Sunday in the next KWL at Giggleswick School. It would be good to see lots of you running, even if you have never run a winter league before or haven’t done one for some time. It’s entry on the day and the start is near the Catterall pavilion. Visit http://www.helmhill.co.uk/index.php/races for all the info you need, including entry forms to download, parking arrangements etc etc. Juniors start at noon, seniors around 1.00pm.
Please bring the following kit to carry in the race (although it may not enforced on Sunday) – Seniors – full waterproof body cover, hat & gloves. Juniors – waterproof jacket, hat & gloves
……… Results round-up from Firbank Fell …………..
|25||Emily Carpenter||6:56||3rd girl|
|47||Erin Cummins||7:39||15th girl|
|76||Lauren Evans||9:10||27th girl|
|82||Connie Eccleston||9:33||31st girl|
|50||Andy Evans||26:07||5th M50|
|93||Judy Marshall||29:29||20th Lady|
|124||Ruth Maxwell||33:16||13th W40|
|134||Richard Handford (K&C)||36:46||19th M50|