Apologies for the rather late round-up of news from the week ending on Sunday 10/06/18. As it happens there was not a great deal in the inbox so the one report sent in by Sue Buck about the Keswick Mountain Festival is much appreciated.
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A quick reminder of a couple of events coming up soon. Moel-y-gamelin will be our next club counter on 24/06/18. Before that though we have the ever popular Tough Team Challenge on Friday 22/06/18. Details of all notable upcoming events can be seen in our Race Calendar
Keswick Mountain Festival 2018
A few Helsby runners took on a couple of the events on Saturday at the Keswick Mountain Festival. Max and Katie were both marshaling at the 50km ultra on Sunday and as such, got a free entry to a race. Max did the 25k trail race along with Rachel, Chris and myself while Katie ran the 5k trail race. Andy did the Back O’ Skiddaw 70k sportive and enjoyed it, although I believe it was hilly!
The 25k race does a large loop of Derwent Water and starts in Crow Park, Keswick. It was definitely a race of two halves with most of the ascent in the first half on rocky paths, which were technical in places. After reaching Rosthwaite, the second half was mainly on flat forest trails. Rachel commented that it was a great route and is to be recommended.
The race was well organized, well marked and there were a lot of marshals out on the course. The weather was hot and sunny and I was very grateful for the 3 water/feed stations.
Well done to Chris on winning the female vintage category – none of us had heard of this category, but apparently it’s for women aged between 55 and 65.
Well done to Rachel for running despite still recovering from the LAMM the previous weekend and to me for finishing, as unfortunately I’d managed to trip up as I was admiring the view over the lake about 3 miles from the end! Big thanks to Rachel for patching me up.
Results are here: https://www.resultsbase.net/event/4096/results
There was a brilliant turnout of 9 Helsby members at Phoenix Parkrun on Saturday and some great running across the board. A big well done to Chris Fitzpatrick though who finished first in a brilliant time of 18:28 – well done Fitzy! Our consolidated club results can be seen HERE
I think that’s it for now,