New World Champion

Ellenborough AC have a world champion! Ricky Lightfoot won the 77k world trail running championships in Wales. 4th IAU Trail World Championships – July 7, 2013 In sweltering conditions Great Britain and France dominated this weekend at the 4th IAU Trail World Championships in Llanrwst. There was home delight as Britain’s Ricky Lightfoot won the men’s individual race by almost 10 minutes, and in doing so led the GB and NI team to a superb team gold. Interview: © www.mudsweatandtears.co.uk Thumbs-up for Ricky! Given a few days to download exactly what he achieved, Ricky Lightfoot has put in words his IAU world title winning run at the weekend. Humble and relaxed as ever, the Cumbrian-based Salomon athlete explains to MST how the day panned out… […]

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North East Counties Indoor T&F 2013

Ellenborough AC has three new County Champions,  Charlotte Orton, Holly Adams and Thomas Adams. The trio all competed in the North East Counties Indoor Track & Field Championships in Gateshead at the weekend. This incorporated the Cumbria County indoor Championship, and all three athletes came home successful. Thomas at U13 level logged three new personal best performances in Shot, Long Jump and in the 60m sprint. Holly stepped up to the U15 age group this year and she is off to a flying start, setting new PB’s in Shot which she won outright,  and she finished second behind Annalise James of Gateshead Harriers in the 60m Hurdles. But she was the first Cumbrian home so she is the County Champion. Charlotte […]

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Ravenstonedale 10K

Ravenstonedale 10K Road Race. 24/11/2012 Three Elbra lads turned out for this 10K race at Ravenstonedale. Head south on the M6, turn left at Tebay, go towards Kirkby Stephen for 6 miles and you come to a lovely little village that looks a little more Yorkshire than Cumbria. It has to be said, the people there were as warm and welcoming as you’ll find anywhere. The race was a two lap affair that took you through the village at the start, in the middle and to the finish. This made it a good spectator event. The course was tarmack(ish) country roads that were almost B roads at times. The good thing was, there was hardly any traffic. The race was […]

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Grisedale Horseshoe 2012

The Grisedale Horseshoe Fell Race is run from Glenridding in Patterdale. It is 16Km long and 1525m of accent. Seven Ellenborough runners and one CFR from a party of ten ran this classic fell race on Saturday 1st September followed by a few pints in the afternoon sunshine (yes, summer made a guest appearance) and an evening meal in the Travellers Rest, finishing with B&B in the Greenside YH. Fortunately there was a stiff westerly breeze on the tops, making running a bit more comfortable. The race was won by our own Ricky Lightfoot, beating his Salomon team mate Rob Hope of Pudsey and Bramley into second place and the class Ben Bardsley of Borrowdale FR into third. The oldgadgy got the […]

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HBMR 2010

The Ian Hodgson Relays 2010 On October 3rd 2010, Ellenborough AC put together a team of runners to compete in the Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay. It was only the second time Ellenborough had contested in this event. We put together a team in 2009 and introduced Ellenborough AC to the fellrunning fraternity. On this occasion we finished 32nd of 66 teams. Not bad for a team of eight, three of whom were over 50 years old. For 2010 we had ambitions to do better. We had gained a couple of good runners in Richard Mc Grath and Gavin Pattinson. Paul Richardson, at 16 years, was eligible to run the short leg with a senior runner (with short legs). Ricky and Brian were […]

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