AMBLESIDE AC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
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Here are the club champs results up to Stickle Uphill Race
These are the Club Champs results after race 1 – Badger Bar Blast. The next race at Fell Foot Parkrun is this Saturday 18th March at 9am (you will need a barcode from the Parkrun website):
1: Mike Barron 21
2: John Helme 19
3: Chris Waters 17
4: Ben Abdelnoor 15
5: Harry Shuell 14
6: Todd Oates 13
7: George Foster 12
8: Neil Ashcroft (V.40) 11
9: Rich Stevens (V.40) 10
10: Dan Duxbury (V.40) 9
11: Neil McKenzie (V.40) 8
12: Jim Tyson (V.40) 7
13: Jim Evans (V.40) 6
14: John Armstrong (V.60) 5
1: Chloe Routledge 11
The Club Championship has been reformatted this year to include some local club-led Tuesday evening events, as well as a few traditional races from the calendar. There’s even a Parkrun! Hopefully something for everybody, no clashes with Eng/Brit champs, so get involved! It’s still 4 races to count, with more to choose from.
Badger Bar Blast- Sun 26th Feb
Kicking things off in fine style with this reboot of the Loughrigg-Silver Howe race, it’s essentially the same race from Loughrigg onwards but starts on the other side of the fell, at Rydal. It’s an Ambleside AC organised race, so if you’re not racing (or even if you are), get in touch with Michelle to lend a hand. Marshals needed!
Fell Foot Parkrun- Sat 18th March
OK, so it’s not a fell race but its fast, furious, fun and will really get those racing legs in gear for the season. It’s also a perfect opportunity for some of the juniors to get racing and competing with the seniors. Let’s pack Fellfoot with blue and green vests and remember- you need a Parkrun barcode in order to have your time recorded. Register on the Parkrun website to get yours- it’s free!
Loughrigg Orienteering- Tue 11th April
It’s back! Test your navigational mettle upon everybody’s favourite fell in this evening orienteering event organised by Michelle.
Harrison Stickle Uphill Only Race- Tue 25th April
Organised by Dan. Likely to be time-trial style and a real test of uphill prowess in this lung busting ascent of one of Langdale’s finest. From the Stickle Barn Tavern.
Wetherlam/Wet Side Edge Race- TBC
From the Three Shires pub, organised by Ian. More details to follow.
Blencathra- Wed 7th June
A classic medium, and a tough midweek race. Good prep for the Eng/Brit Champs Tebay race on 17th June.
Red Screes Downhill Dash- Tue 28th June
Again organised by Dan, this is one for the demon descenders. Likely to be a mass start, Red Screes won’t know what’s hit it as a herd of agile Amblesiders thunder down its runnable ridge! Can’t wait for this one…!
Rydal Round- Thurs 27th July
Another race Ambleside AC have inherited this year, this classic alternative to the Fairfield Horseshoe is now organised by Carolyn who I’m sure would be happy to hear from you if you can help marshal. Guides Race optional but maximum kudos if attempted also…
Sedbergh Hills- Sun 20th Aug
The first of two AL’s in this year’s champs. Do not under any circumstances underestimate the Howgills. They may look like rolling grassy hills from a distance, but….!
Langdale Horseshoe- Sat 7th October
What more needs to be said about one of the best fellrunning races in the calendar? Other than it’s yet another one of ours, so any offers of help- get in touch with Dan.
Dunnerdale- Sat 11th November
The seemingly permanent fixture in our club championships. This hardy perennial will sort you out if you’ve been slacking since the summer…
Kirkstone Handicaps- Dec TBC
The last Kirkstone Handicaps saw a record turnout of Ambleside AC members. After all, why wouldn’t you want to run up three miles of steep tarmac on a dark, cold, wet, could do anything December evening, your silhouette illuminated by the headtorch of your pursuer, getting ever closer… Add to that the excitement of it potentially being the championships decider. The Struggle is real!
Club Championship 2016
None of the races clash with British or English championships, and they are all fairly local, so it’d be great to see a good turn out of club members competing this year. The only race which is pre-entry is the Anniversary Waltz, the rest are entry on the day. Some are races we organize, so if you aren’t racing, please help out instead.
Ta, Jim :-)
Any 4 races from the 7 below to count.
Sun 20th March: Carrock Fell (short) 11am, enter on the day
A new race organised by new club, Northern Fell Running Club. It’s always good to support new races, and it would be great to see a good turnout at the first club champs race, a week on from Black Combe where you’ll have course got your racing legs in gear.
Sat 16th April: 20th Anniversary Waltz (medium) 11.30am, pre-entry
The first of three races in the club champs which is celebrating an anniversary this year (a vague theme I’ve tried to weave in!), and also a classic medium course. Get your entry secured online: http://www.anniversarywaltz.co.uk/
Sat 14th May: 50th Fairfield Horseshoe (medium) 12noon, enter on the day
Another classic race celebrating a significant anniversary this year- and they don’t come more classic than this. An Ambleside AC organised race, so help out if you aren’t racing, and even if you are- John could always do with some help at the start.
Sun 29th May: Helvellyn & the Dodds (long) 12noon, enter on the day
One of Kenny Stuart’s training runs and a sizeable chunk of the Bob Graham leg 2, there is a lot of fast running to be had over the Dodds in this out and back race, an unexpected amount of climb on the way back, and erm… Clough Head which hurts in either direction.
Wed 20th July: 30th Blisco Dash (short) 7pm enter on day
The third anniversary themed race, and another Ambleside AC one. Selwyn is threatening to run it this year (as in race it!), so he needs someone to help organise the finish as well as the usual plea for marshals and helpers from the club.
Sat 3rd Sept: Grisedale Horseshoe (medium) 11.30am, enter on the day
The toughest 10 mile horseshoe in Lakeland? One tough medium, that’s for sure- this race has it all. Plus superb cakes and sandwiches in the village hall afterwards!
Sat 12th Nov: Dunnerdale (short) 12 noon, enter on the day
It’s now tradition to end the season with this gem of a short race. Like a classic Lakeland horseshoe in miniature, it asks a lot of the legs over it’s varied 5 miles. Good pies too…
Have fun racing!
2015 Club Champion Jim TysonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Championship 2015 results
Here are the results with just Dunnerdale to add.
Club Championship 2015 details of races
Any 4 races from the 7 below to count. We have tried to include a variety of races spread over the year, with the majority before the Summer Holidays. None of the races clash with national championships, and they are all local, so no excuses! You can enter them all on the day. Some are races we organize, so if you aren’t racing, please help out instead.
Sat 14th March Black Combe (medium) 12noon, enter on the day
Wed 8th April Loughrigg (short) 7pm enter on day
Sat May 2nd Coniston (medium) 12.30 enter on day
Wed 15th July Blisco Dash (short) 7pm enter on day
Thur 30th July Rydal Round (medium) 12 noon, enter on day
Sat 19th Sept Three Shires (long) enter on day
Sat 14th Nov Dunnerdale (short) 12 noon, enter on day
Some of last year’s worthy winners: Mike, Cath, Todd and Adam