West Cumbrian based running club. Competing on Fell, Road and Cross Country. Constantly pushing the boundaries and punching above it's weight.

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Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Most runners claim that it's 'Off Season', but do runners really have a so called off season????
Do they just back off a little and carry on enjoying the runs. Or do they secretly train hard hoping to go better than ever before in the new year?

Whatever the case, races are still held and inevitably runners keep turning up.
Saturday saw 182 runners turn up for Kong Adventures Two Riggs fell race. The route is a runnable 5.6m loop which starts in St John’s in the Vale climbing gradually along the ridge up to High Rigg and then onto Low Rigg. Once over the two riggs, it's as fast as you can back to the farm.

2 Elbra lads were out, Chris Knowles back in 48:44 taking 27th and 1st V50.
Peter Kemp followed in 50:06 claiming 35th place.

Sunday was the Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile road race. It is the oldest 10 mile road race in the United Kingdom. The first race was completed in 1952. The course, as you expect, takes the runners from Brampton to Carlisle via the B6264 and is fast one. Previous winners include Steve Cram and Ron Hill, inspiration for anyone to take part.

Ricky Lightfoot was out for Elbra testing if the legs were working again following his lakes in a day win. Taking a very good top ten finish, 9th in a time of 52:24.

Great stuff lads 💪 #elbra
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
It was Buttermere Show over the weekend, a Shepherd’s meet in the heart of the Lorton Vale.
One of the best local shows, it also signifies the last of the shows until next year.

The race is a short one, a quick up and down Whiteless Breast from the show field in Buttermere.

Ellenborough AC had four turn out with Simon McCarthy leading them home in 6th place, followed by Chris Lister, Chris Knowles and Andy Reid.
Well done lads!

📸 CFR - Cumberland Fell Runners
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
A busy day yesterday for the lads out running. Following on from Ricky's run in the Lakes in a Day event, we had 2 at the Langdale Horseshoe and 3 over at the XC event in Penrith.

Richard McGrath and Dava Williams, our leg 4 pairing at the HBMR, both took part in the Langdale Horseshoe. The race starts and finishes at the Old Dungeon Ghyll. The course climbs to Stickle Tarn before heading to Thunacar Knott, Esk Hause, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike of Blisco. The route is approximately 13 mi in length with 4,760 ft of ascent. It includes much rough and rocky ground. Langdale is also one of the races in the Lakeland Classics Trophy series.

Both our runners appeared to have good legs and ran well on the day, however, both having very differing results.
Richard McGrath made places up throughout the race, finally coming in in 19th place in 2:22:31.
Dava Williams was running well until slipping down a grassy descent shortly after Martcrag Moor. he soon noticed his timing chip had tore off his wrist. Originally thinking that was his race over. However, after heading back up the fell and spending ten minutes looking around, the timing chip was found. He carried on and immediately started to make places up. On reaching Esk Hause shelter he was down in 152nd place. He continued to make places up all the way to the finish finally coming back in 113th place in 2:54:47

It was a record turnout for the race this year. 400 runners starting, with 377 making it to the finish.

Alex Roberts, Chris Knowles and Peter Kemp headed for less rocky ground at Penrith. Taking part in the Cross Country race. These races are usually really muddy affairs run at fast pace.
Alex headed the Elbra runners home in 6th overall in 12:37.
Closely followed by Chris who came in 9th in 12:38.
Peter 16th in 12:39.

Well done all. A great weekend of racing 💪



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