Loughrigg Fell Race 2008

sponsored by KD Sports, Ambleside

Wednesday 2nd April 2008 - 7pm

PHOTOS

Another fine, dry night for the race this year saw Ambleside’s Simon Stainer use his downhill pace to leave Tom Addison after the pair turned together at the summit. Simon’s time of 27.50 was 50 seconds outside Nick Sharp’s record set in extremely dry conditions last year. The effects of the wet underfoot conditions can be seen in the fact that this year only 6 runners ran under the magical 30 minute mark, compared to 14 in 2007. Mr Consistent Ben Abdelnoor continues his run of third places in this race after finishing in this position for the third year running. A good run by the still improving Matt Reedy in 4th saw Ambleside take the team prize in convincing style.

The Vet 40 category saw a very close race between Chris Reade and Gary Thorpe. 3 seconds separated the pair at the finish with renaissance man ‘Thorpedo’ coming out on top. Anthony Labram had a good run to finish third. Allan Millar of Kendal was 1st vet 50 and David Harrison of Keswick was first V60. Two V70 runners completed the race with John Rutter of Keswick coming out on top with an impressive time of 49.20. I owe John an apology for not awarding him a prize at the prizegiving. A 10 voucher awaits you at KD Sports shop in Ambleside John!

Rosie Stuart was a clear winner of the ladies race in 34.52 from Louise Roberts who was a minute behind. Alison Richards of Todmorden had a solid run to finish third. Previous course record holder Lyn Thompson of Keswick was first V50 lady and 5th lady overall. Cath Musetti was first V40 in 6th overall and Keswick took the ladies team prize.

It was great to see a wealth of young talent at the race, almost exclusively from Helm Hill. If these runners stay in the sport surely this club will be a force to reckon with in years to come.

That just leaves my thanks to all the helpers from Ambleside AC who gave up their evening to help out. A particular mention must go to Jane, Murray and John on the fell, Helen and Ken at results and registration and finally to Michelle for the fantastic cakes and hard work all evening – and not making me feel too guilty for running in the race myself!

Finally I must mention the extremely generous support of the KD Sports shop in Ambleside. Every year there is an increasing amount of winners and spot prizes to give out and this is solely down to the support of ‘Mr Ambleside’ Mark Blackburn who owns the shop.

See you next year

Dan

Results

Pos

Num

Name

Club

Cat

Time

1

144

Simon Stainer

Ambleside AC

M

27.50

2

150

Tom Addison

Helm Hill

M

28.03

3

134

Ben Abdelnoor

Ambleside AC

M

28.11

4

113

Matt Reedy

Ambleside AC

M

29.24

5

166

Martin Mickleson

Borrowdale

M

29.41

6

116

Andrew Tate

Dark Peak

M

29.43

7

93

Gary Thorpe

Ambleside AC

MV40

30.15

8

108

Chris Reade

Bowland

MV40

30.18

9

146

Mark Addison

Helm Hill

M

30.26

10

159

Anthony Labram

Eden

MV40

30.30

11

110

Quentin Harding

Bowland

MV40

30.44

12

131

Jos Addison

Helm Hill

M

30.46

13

119

Dan Duxbury

Ambleside AC

M

31.26

14

173

Graham Hewitt

Dorking and Mole

M

31.27

15

149

Paul Knowles

Ambleside AC

M

31.38

16

195

Niall Till

Helm Hill

M

31.50

17

177

Chris Speight

Helm Hill

MV40

31.56

18

151

David Grayson

Ambleside AC

MV40

32.04

19

133

Sam Watson

Wharfedale

M

32.06

20

147

Rory Addison

Helm Hill

M

32.08

21

99

Pete Taylor

Black Combe

MV40

32.28

22

130

Tom mDoyle

Helm Hill

M

32.27

23

109

Malcolm Smith

U/A

M

32.42

24

174

Liam Taylor

Helm Hill

M

32.49

25

132

Gavin Pattison

CFR

M

33.05

26

126

Gavin Thomas

Kendal

MV40

33.19

27

127

Ian Davies

Keswick

M

33.31

28

162

Ian Barnes

Ambleside AC

M

33.47

29

122

Ian Hepburn

Horwich

M

33.48

30

137

Paul McKendrey

CFR

MV40

34.01

31

155

Ant Emmet

Helm Hill

M

34.11

32

136

David Shepherd

Settle

M

34.15

33

139

George Yates

Dark Peak

M

34.20

34

153

Dan Grose

Kendal

M

34.26

35

182

Gary Beardwood

Helby

M

34.26

36

121

Doug Fleming

Horwich

MV40

34.29

37

164

Laurie Anderson

Fife

MV40

34.39

38

143

Rosie Stuart

Keswick

L

34.52

39

125

Allan Miller

Kendal

MV50

34.57

40

128

Richard Davies

Wesham

MV40

34.59

41

160

Andy Collinson

East Hull

MV40

35.09

42

181

Simon Waller

Helm Hill

MV40

35.15

43

189

Richard Unwin

Keswick

MV50

35.17

44

104

Matt Foxwell

Kendal

M

35.28

45

163

John Shedwick

U/A

M

35.41

46

118

Louise Roberts

Keswick

L

35.57

47

103

Robin Gillespie

Eden

MV50

36.03

48

165

David White

Helm Hill

M

36.04

49

171

David Owen

Ambleside AC

MV40

36.12

50

193

D Henderson

U/A

MV50

36.15

51

123

William Ross

Black Combe

M

36.17

52

158

Darren Winder

Kendal

MV40

36.18

53

91

Andrew Davies

Telford

MV50

36.21

54

148

Nathan Robb

Helm Hill

M

36.29

55

176

Mike Addison

Helm Hill

MV40

36.32

56

178

David Appleyard

Helm Hill

MV40

36.42

57

184

Alison Richards

Todmorden

L

36.48

58

179

Rigby Jerome

Kendal

MV40

36.57

59

124

Sue Hodkinson

Black Combe

L

37.00

60

168

Lyn Thompson

Keswick

LV50

37.07

61

145

Mark Graham

CFR

MV40

37.14

62

154

Dave Banks

Kendal

MV40

37.25

63

167

Ian Stephenson

Ambleside AC

MV40

38.02

64

170

Chris Schofiel

Helm Hill

MV40

38.09

65

172

Geoff Lyons

Garstang

MV40

38.41

66

191

Michael Eddy

Ambleside

M

39.11

67

114

Andrew Gittins

Black Combe

MV40

39.13

68

175

Rick Taylor

U/A

M

39.16

69

180

Phillip Devine

Kendal

MV40

39.22

70

194

Dave Till

Helm Hill

MV40

39.23

71

186

Spencer Samson

Kendal

MV40

39.41

72

192

Stuart Allan

Dallam

M

39.54

73

169

Cath Musetti

Ambleside AC

LV40

40.05

74

140

Samuel Wite

Chapel Allerton

M

40.14

75

111

Sue Harding

Bowland

LV40

40.19

76

141

Neil Gibbison

Black Combe

MV50

40.27

77

129

Richard Tickner

CFR

MV50

40.35

78

142

Kate Ayres

Ambleside AC

LV40

40.37

79

117

Jody Thake

U/A

L

40.45

80

97

Richard Leafe

U/A

MV40

40.54

81

152

David Harrison

Keswick

MV60

41.26

82

107

Becky James

Wharfedale

L

41.33

83

135

Jonathon Walkinshaw

U/A

M

41.37

84

112

Rebecca Harding

Dacorum and Tring

L

41.56

85

185

Richard Baker

Ambleside

MV50

42.06

86

106

Helen Thornton

Wharfedale

L

42.13

87

105

Kate Rogan

Wharfedale

L

42.19

88

101

David Watson

Black Combe

MV50

42.20

89

138

Andrew Yewdale Smith

U/A

MV40

43.43

90

187

Helen Samson

Helm Hill

L

43.49

91

102

Keith Masser

Eden

MV50

44.16

92

188

Rhiannon George

Eden

L

44.33

93

115

Hannah Appleton

Black Combe

L

46.01

94

100

Hazel Taylor

Black Combe

LV40

46.38

95

157

Nigel Coe

U/A

MV50

46.52

96

190

Gill Douglas

Eden

LV40

46.54

97

94

Gill Darby

Penny Lane

LV40

49.13

98

98

John Rutter

Keswick

MV70

49.20

99

183

Peter Williams

Kendal

MV60

49.21

100

96

Ellie Darby

Liverpool

L

49.50

101

92

Dennis Wood

Borrowdale

MV60

50.27

102

156

Suzanne Lamb

U/A

L

50.29

103

161

Gillian Dean

Eden

LV40

50.49

104

95

Sam Darby

Penny Lane

MV50

53.10

105

120

Harry Blenkinson

Keswick

MV70

68.46

           

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