ELLENBOROUGH AC

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 was started in 1958 by Raymond & Mary Thompson. A small running club based in West Cumbria. In 2009 a senior menโ€™s team was put together and introduced Ellenborough AC to the fell running fraternity. Although we run in all forms, itโ€™s fell running where we are mainly associated.
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Saturday 7th May 2022

Results are in from the Buttermere Sailbeck Fell Race.
This year the race has joined up with Kong Running to be part of their Summer series.

Buttermere Sailbeck is a classic AM with good run-ability and a classic descent to the finish off Whiteless Pike.
The climbs up to Knott Rigg and Causey Pike will sort out who the climbers are. But along with the final descent there are other drops en route for the non climbers to try claw back any ground.

We had 2 runners (along with some on marshall duties) following a midweek trip to Scotland.

Dava Williams, fresh from his 3 peaks run last week, left it late to enter. He came home 16th (6th V40) in a time of 1:49:18

Mark Irving next home in 1:53:56 finishing 25th.

109 runners took part in all.

well done everyone ๐Ÿ’ช
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Live footage just received from todayโ€™s Buttermere Sailbeck race ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dava Williams
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Saturday 30th April 2022.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race.

The Three Peaks Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain.

First run in 1954, the Race covers 37.4 kilometres with 1608 metres of ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking competitors to a height of 723 metres above sea level.

This year we had 4 runners out. 3 of whom raced last weekend at the Newlands Memorial Race.

Ricky Lightfoot was 1st home, finishing 3rd overall. A result he'd have taken at the start. Ricky had struggled to even run the week leading up to the race with a sprained ankle. But a typically strong run brought him yet another podium finish.

Dava Williams was next back, trying to brush off last years struggles here. He managed to get a PB in a time of 3:44:25. This got him 8th place in the V40 cat and 39th overall.

Chris Lister ,who's making a bit of a comeback after a near 3 year out injured, he came in closely after in a time of 3:46:43, 10th V40 and 45th overall.

Shaun Atkinson had one of those days. The legs just said no. The heat of the day struck. However, in typical Elbra fashion, he wasn't gonna quit and made it back to the finish to complete yet another 3 Peaks run.

Well done lads ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ“ธ Dave Woodhead
๐Ÿ“ธ Andy Jackson
๐Ÿ“ธ Grand Day Out Photography

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