Blisco Dash 2009

Chris Waters from host club Ambleside took an early lead and extended it up the steep and rocky approach to Blisco Summit. He appeared to have plenty in reserve as he comfortably held off Kendal vet Rick Stuart who has enjoyed something of a resurgence this summer.

Jack Dugdale the Clayton junior, had a fine run to finish fourth overall and Mel Hyder from Helm Hill became the first junior girl ever to complete the course, in the process winning the Womens Race outright and taking home a bottle of highly illegal French lager. Spare a moment to think of Gary Dickson who found the top of Blisco successfully but then descended to the wrong pub! Still, nice pint at the Three Shires they do say. Thanks to Jo Taylor for summit marshalling duties.

As usual the distribution of said crap French lager was completed in a rather idiosyncratic way. Apologies to Rob Harper who won the vote-off for race ‘Fat Man’, narrowly defeating Andy Gittings at the poll. (perhaps narrowly is the wrong word!) Brox avoided any embarrassment by turning spectator for the evening. We learned that no granddads completed the course and so the tent had to go elsewhere.

If you find all this rather mystifying then you’ll just have to turn up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll next July wont you? Third Wednesday in the month : 7pm start. Selwyn

Selwyn

 

1

Chris Waters

Ambleside

 

41.08

2

Rick Stuart

Kendal

M40

42.23

3

Martin Holroyd

Borrowdale

M40

45.01

4

Jack Dugdale

Clayton

J

45.52

5

Paul Knowles

Ambleside

M40

46.01

6

Phil Clark

Kendal

M50

46.09

7

Chris Reade

Bowland

M40

46.11

8

Quentin Harding

Bowland

M40

46.14

9

Lee Procter

Helm Hill

 

46.36

10

Muir Morton

Pennine

 

47.36

11

Rob Harper

U/A

 

47.47

12

Phil Craker

Ambleside

 

49.12

13

John Dryden

Settle

M40

49.33

14

Adam Logan

U/A

 

49.56

15

John Shedwick

U/A

 

50.15

16

Gary Beardwood

Helm

 

50.25

17

Allan Miller

Kendal

M50

50.38

18

Simon Bacsich

Dark Peak

 

50.52

19

Paul Barnes

Borrowdale

 

51.01

20

Albert Sunter

Horwich

M40

51.25

21

MEL HYDER

HELM

F J

51.31

22

Dave Griffin

Dallam

M40

51.51

23

David White

Helm

 

51.55

24

Dave Banks

Kendal

M40

52.16

25

Andy Bennett

Helm

 

52.22

26

Pete Marston

CFR

 

52.34

27

NICOLA DAVIES

BORROWDALE

F 50

52.37

28

Mac Knowles

Black Combe

M50

52.53

29

Daniel Crose

Kendal

M40

53.01

30

Will Ross

Black Combe

 

53.22

31

Gary Allsopp

Settle

M40

53.37

32

Dave Ellison

Ambleside

M40

54.05

33

Russ Cannon

Helm

M40

54.22

34

Chris Schofield

Helm

M40

54.29

35

David Bagot

U/A

 

54.37

36

David Smith

U/A

M40

54.41

37

Dave Harvey

Pennine

M40

54.55

38

Andrew Dugdale

Clayton

M40

55.18

39

Dave Appleyard

Helm

M40

55.24

40

Stuart Kemp

Kendal

M40

55.53

41

Dan Stafford

 

 

56.01

42

Tim Murray

Helm

M40

56.37

43

Richard Lecky-Thomson

Ambleside

M40

56.48

44

Rigby Jerram

Kendal

M40

56.57

45

Chris Green

U/A

 

57.05

46

Paul Wright

U/A

M40

57.28

47

Stuart Allen

Dallam

M40

58.02

48

Dave Scott-Maxwell

Black Combe

M40

58.03

49

James Bickley

Helm

 

58.45

50

Darren Foote

Black Combe

 

59.48

51

KATH AUBERY

HELM

F 40

60.29

52

SUE HODKINSON

BLACK COMBE

 

60.33

53

Tony Varley

Horwich

M60

60.48

54

James Goffe

Black Combe

M40

60.57

55

Chris Knowles

CFR

M40

60.59

56

Paul Stocks

Dallam

M40

65.29

57

Gary Hadwin

Keswick

M40

65.37

58

Andy Gittings

Black Combe

 

66.33

59

Peter Dugdale

Clayton

M50

66.42

60

Ian Smith

Horwich

M50

66.59

61

Kevin Ainsworth

Ambleside

M50

76.16