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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 men’s team was put together and introduced Ellenborough AC to the fell running fraternity. Although we run in all forms, it’s fell running where we are mainly associated.
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Ellenborough AC
I think most may have seen this shared in various groups buy now.
Fresh off a summer break Ricky Lightfoot drove straight from the airport to Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys for the race against horses.
Only 2 previous runners have managed to beat the horse to the finish line.
Ricky became the 3rd.

BBC have even covered the event. See link.

Man v horse: Powys race won by runner Ricky Lightfoot https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61773202
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
We may have been quiet on here but the lads have still been out racing, as well as completing some good challenges. We’ll try cover some here.

First up is not 1, but 2 successful Bob Graham Rounds.
Rich Houghton went first and flew round. Sticking to a 20 hour pace until around the half way mark. When he just picked up the pace and ended up coming home after 18 hours and 50 mins.

Ryan Moody was next to have a go. A couple of days before the forecast looked pretty grim. With a few messages from support runners to consider postponing, the decision was made to go ahead 😅It’s fair to say legs 1,2 and 3 were pretty wet. The weather did improve over legs 4 and 5 which helped get him home well under the 24 hours. Becoming another elbra runner into the Bob Graham Club.

A quick review of the races:
Ricky Lightfoot teamed up with Tom Owens for the Old County Tops race. Taking the win fairly comfortably.

Ricky was up again shortly after his win at OCT, taking another win at CFRs Latterbarrow Loop. Will Houghton came in 5th, Alex Roberts 10th and Simon McCarthy chasing hard in 11th.

2 runners out at the Duddon Valley races. Dava Williams doing the Lakeland Classic event. Finishing 29th (9th v40).
Mark Irving completing the short race finishing in 5th place.

Finally, Chris Knowles took part in race 2 of the Kong Summer series. An uphill only race. To the summit of Blencathra. Finishing a brilliant 13th.

Well done everyone. We’ve probably missed a race out somewhere.

📸 Grand Day Out Photography
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 💪