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
We had runners out at 2 races today.

Firstly 1 member took a short trip across the border to enter the Criffel Hill Race. There are rumours that the runner didn't want to risk running Muncaster Luck and get himself lost???
Ricky Lightfoot did brave the bog of Criffel. The ‘path’ is described as one of the boggiest, peatiest, gloopiest and slipperiest known.
However Ricky managed to slide his way to taking the win.

Onto the 2nd race. Muncaster Luck. A race which is well known for being 'rather wet underfoot', particularly given a river crossing is required. There is also some very rough, tussocky ground between Raven Crag and the Pepper Pot. It’s a route that benefits from a recce. As seen by runners coming from all directions towards the Pepper Pot. Relating the network of walls to the map is hard enough when you’ve got time to spare, but in the race, when you imagine you are on the right line, is another story.
Finally finishing with a run up the Cannon Bank of Muncaster Castle.

3 Elbra lads were out today.
Richard McGrath coming home in 2nd place, 1st V40 (1:37:47)
Dava Williams came in 9th place in 1:48:21
Followed by Nick Ray in 15th place in 2:03:05

Also taking 1st in the team prize.

Well done Lads 💪

📸 Stephen Wilson Grand Day Out Photography @ Muncaster Luck
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Saturday was the final race in Kong Adventures Winter Series.
Loopy Latrigg, a fast paced run starting and finishing on Spoonygreen Lane. The route loops around Latrigg before finally making a short out and back of the summit. Once summit-ed it's back to the start as quick as you can.

121 Runners completed the race.
2 Elbra runners gave it a go.
Andy Reid managed to complete all 5 races in the series and along with it took Overall 1st for the v60 Category.
At Latrigg he came in 63rd in a time of 41:18.

Alex Roberts was the other runner. Showing really good pace now for his last two races. Coming home 13th in a time of 34:21.

Well Done Lads 💪
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
High Cup Nick Fell Race. Glorious weather for the race. Hard to believe it is only February. A sold out event with all 500 places taken.

Ellenborough had 3 runners out. All 3 improving on previous times.
Ricky Lightfoot breaking his own course record and coming in under the hour mark. Unfortunately so did another runner, Nick Swinburn. It was a race to the finish with Nick holding a 30 second lead at the summit. Ricky chased hard but ran out of race. Coming in 8 seconds behind to take 2nd place.

Alex Roberts ran a brilliant race in a time of 1h 14mins. {41st}

Dava Williams not too far behind coming back in 1h 17mins. {69th}

Brilliant runs lads, well done.

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