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 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
Well who would have thought it would have taken this long for us to race again. Thankfully, after way too long, we are slowly starting to get back to a bit of normality.

That said, we've had 3 races where our runners took part.

Firstly on 11/04/2021 with the Sport in Action 3 Village 10. A 10 mile 2 lap event that starts and finishes close to Wetheral Community Hall. It takes in the 3 villages of Wetheral, Cumwhinton and Scotby, hence the name.

One of our new runners taking in his 1st race in the Gold % Blue
Ash Ryan, finishing 23rd out of 95 in 01:07:28

Clough Head Fell Race 24/04/2021

Part of the Kong Spring Series. A tough 5mile route. The race starts in the quarry and heads straight out to begin the climb up to Clough Head. 1870ft of climbing in a little over 2 miles! That should blow the cobwebs off. From Clough Head, it’s a flying runnable descent to White Pike and then back to the top of the quarry and the finish!

A good turnout, 142 runners.
Stuart Ackerley braved the sunny conditions coming home 62nd in 00:48:57

Kirkbride Half Marathon 25/04/2021

The course takes you one big loop through Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh, Lessonhall then taking a left back towards Kirkbride and the finish. A fast course that is fairly flat.

Ash Ryan back out again, feeling much better than his previous race.
Coming home 20th out of 119 Runners in a time of 01:26:22

Well done both 💪

📷Steve Jones @ Clough Head
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Hello All,

I regret to inform you that the rescheduled Coledale Horseshoe race (24th October) will not take place in 2020 due to continued uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic.
It had been hoped to be able to make the race run in one form or another but the restrictions imposed on organisers make it impossible to make the race 100% safe for competitors, marshals & the general public. Those who had entered are all entitled to a refund, minus the admin/bank transfer fee, which will be repaid into the payees account over the next few weeks.
Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news as the fell race scene gets ever diminished. But hopefully we can get back racing as soon as it is safe to do so.

Stay safe, stay fit & hope to see you all in spring 2021.

Nick Ray RO
& all the Ellenborough AC/Coledale Team

For your info, all monies raised from the race are donated to charity, it is therefore hoped that this year we will be able to make a £400 donation to a chosen charity from last years float.
Last years beneficiaries:
£500 to MIND for Paul Tierney’s Wainwright record run.
£250 to the Just Giving page for Theo Shaw, a local 5 year old who has a rare form of brain cancer.

Kind regards
Nick Ray
Race Organiser
Ellenborough AC

Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
If anyone is looking for some lockdown exercise as well as donating some small change they may have.