Billy Bland Relay Challenge

Billy Bland Relay Challenge – Ellenborough AC The Billy Bland Relay Challenge is based on the five legs of the 24 hour Bob Graham round, starting and finishing at the Moot Hall in Keswick. It covers 66 miles, 28,000 foot of climbing over 42 Lake District Peaks. The team consists of 10 runners split into 5 pairs, each pair running a leg of the challenge. In 1982 Billy Bland completed the Bob Graham round in an astonishing 13 hours 53 minutes and to this day no solo runner has come close to this time. Ellenborough AC runner Chris Lister put the challenge to the club members and a date was set for Sunday 5th June. The team honed their fitness and route details […]

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County Championships 2015.

A glorious day at the Sheepmount, Carlisle for the County Championships saw some good, solid performances and new personal bests for Ellenborough Athletes. The result of the day was for Charlotte Orton who at 16 years of age is now competing in the Senior Women category. Charlotte scooped three gold medals. The 100m, 200m and Long Jump. Other notable performances were Senior Woman Chloe Cartmel with a gold, silver and a bronze, U13 Kate Southwell with a gold and a silver, U11 Rosie Lawler with a silver and a bronze in her first major competition, Thomas Adams with a silver and a bronze, Holly Adams with a silver and a bronze, Courtney Gresty (Senior women) with two bronze, Megan Featherstone (senior […]

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Otter Trail Run (ZA)

Ricky Lightfoot made the long journey to South Africa to take part in the ‘Otter Trail Run’. Marathon Distance. Four river crossings. Over 2600 meters of elevation gain and 11 significant climbs. The record for this race was 4 hours 23 minutes, Ricky won it in 4:15:15.  

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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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