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 menโ€™s team was put together and introduced Ellenborough AC to the fell running fraternity. Although we run in all forms, itโ€™s fell running where we are mainly associated.
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
The lads are really starting to suffer from tired legs after a compacted 2nd half of the year. Due to traditional early season races being cancelled and rescheduled.

This past weekend was the Langdale Horseshoe and the Three Peaks Race.

The Three Peaks Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain.

First run in 1954, the Race covers 37.4 kilometres (23+ Mile) with 1608 metres (5,000+ft) of ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Ricky Lightfoot, Dava Williams, Shaun Atkinson all took part. Neither produced any PB's over the course but battled on to make it back to the finish.
Ricky did manage a 3rd place but in fairness was probably hoping to take another win or at least run a quicker time.
Dava entered wanting to get under the 3:40 mark but half way round knew this wasn't going to happen. So his aim altered to just try get back in under 4 hours. He managed that finishing 68th in 3:56:34.
Shaun, having completed his BG earlier this year hasn't done as much training since. His main aim was just to make it round in one piece. Overcoming the mental battle not to stop on Whernside, he made it back finishing in the top half of the field.
467 Runners had started the race.

Rich Houghton was our sole runner at the Langdale Horseshoe. He produced another good run despite a small sight seeing adventure mid race he got back on track with tiring legs also. Finishing 18th overall.

Well done lads.
Only the British Relays this coming weekend and then it's a wrap for the season. The legs can have a nice rest after that.
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
A big highlight of the year for fell runners is the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. This took place yesterday in typical Cumbrian weather ๐ŸŒง

Having such a small club itโ€™s great to see we can still compete with the other clubs.

The lads got their running spot on with no nav errors and came home a very good 16th place out of the 70+ clubs running.

Well done to all the other teams taking part in very challenging conditions ๐Ÿ‘
Ellenborough AC
Ellenborough AC
Thanks everyone for turning up and racing today. Results are online below.

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