Wednesday night saw another midweek race. This time it was the short but lung busting fast Latterbarrow Loop, hosted by CFR.
The race has the usual prizes up for grabs as well as something different. 1st Male and Female to cross the River Calder. So for those who don't think they can hang on long enough for the win, they can try go all in to the river.
Unfortunately for anyone trying, Ricky Lightfoot had that prize covered as well as the win. Taking the River Man trophy and 1st place in 24:14. A comfortable win allowing him to run the final descent off Swarth Fell with his 5 year old daughter. A brilliant sight for those out watching.
A little further back was a great battle between club runners Dava Williams and Peter Kemp. Both swapping places throughout the short 3+ Miles. Finishing with a sprint finish down the hill of Swarth Fell. Dava just coming out on top finishing 5th in 28:42 with Peter just behind in 7th in 28:47. Peter taking 1st v40.
Also out for Elbra was Andy Reid, finishing 21st in 33:10 and just missing out on the v60 prize.
Sunday 19th saw the Glaramara fell race, an out and back race to the summit of Glaramara from the perfectly named Glaramara Activity centre. Hosted by Borrowdale Fell runners the race sums up everything that is great about the sport, only £3 entry, 5 mile of rough terrain and a great laid back fun environment (at least until the flag dropped). 4 Ellenborough runners took part with Alex Roberts returning to form placing 9th (54:48),
Chris Lister with his first race in over 12 months due to injury placing 15th (55:24),
Nick Ray in 29th (1:03:31), impressive as this race took him to over 30,000 foot of ascent during the past 7 days 😳.
Then in 34th place (1:06:32) and getting the first Vet 60 was Andy Reid, for the category win Andy received 5L of screenwash which Andy was more than pleased with 😂.
Well done lads and to the organizers for a great small race.
📸 courtesy of Stephen Wilson Grand Day Out Photography & others