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 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.
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
The Annual Elbra Xmas Run (2022).

Given the recent weather, and last years washout, we decided to be sensible and avoid the higher tops.
We used the Lakes 4 Passes route as a base, adding in Stake Pass to make it 5 passes and take it over 20 mile (22.5 mile and shy of 8,000ft in total).
We seemed to have struck a bit of luck with the weather and it was dry when we set off from Wasdale Head. Although windy, it stayed dry as we headed over Black Sail, Scarth Gap, Honister, and until we got to the Langstrath valley. We actually started to think it might have been possible to go higher after all, and this was all going to be rather easy. But, this is the Lake District after all! While heading up the Langstrath valley, feet fully submerged in freezing cold water, we got hit by hail and rain showers. As we headed over Stake pass the rain really started with wind gusts almost blowing us off the path.
At angle tarn, soaked through from the constant rain, we started getting cold. The gusts of wind had picked up, so much so that it actually blew a few over to the floor. By the time we reached Esk Hause we were all ready to get off the fell and into dry clothes. At least it was all downhill via Sty Head from here.
It wasn't too long before we were out of the rain and having a pint in Ritsons Bar at the Wasdale Head Inn.

Another good xmas run out.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year all πŸŽ…πŸŽ‰
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
On Sunday we took part in the incredible Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay (HBMR). An event every club would love to take part in. We were fortunate enough to gain an entry back in 2009, and have took part in every event since.

This year we were a little under cooked, I think all our runners were well off there best form for various reason. But enough of the excuses, we still had a great time. Finishing 28th out of the 70 teams competing.

Leg 1
Shaun Atkinson & Peter Kemp
Leg 2
Chris Knowles & Mark Irving
Leg 3
Chris Lister & Rich McGrath
Leg 4
Dava Williams & Will Houghton

Well done lads πŸ‘
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Some of you may remember Jackie Winn and not seen him on the fells for some time.
Don’t worry, he’s still out there racing.
Last week he was out competing in a Vertical KM near his home town in France πŸ‡«πŸ‡·.
He took the win in the V70 category ahead of another brit, Rob James.

Well done Jackie

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