Posted on January 1, 2021
Lion and the Lamb Dash
A fantastic evening of racing with some of you doing your first ever race! Battles for club champs points saw a great turn out and some lung busting climbing and fearless descents!
Ilam English Champs
With everything to play for a determined bunch of you headed down the M6 again to the final English Champs race 2021 at Ilam.
Massive congratulations to Ivan for not only tracking all that way for his first ever race for the blue and greens but smashing it too, 4th place!!!!
The course was straight up from the start, followed by a fast descent and then varying lengths of fast xc terrain, finishing in the grounds of the majestic Ilam hall, if you had time to look up! Walkers on the stepping stones and startled sheep did not slow you down!! You weren’t only racing for English champ points but for club champs ones too, in the U11’s Magnus pushed hard to be 1st over the finish line, Joe 2nd Rowan hot on their heels in 3rd! and every single one of you in the top 10!
In the U13s up front Zeke in 3rd, Harvey and Cara 5th, U15’s Rowan 5th, every one of battling hard with burning lungs and legs!!
The final result,
WE ARE BRONZE MEDALISTS IN THE ENGLISH CHAMPS!!
CHARLIE IS U17Bs CHAMPION!!
We are a small club and we have had to travel far for all this years races. Your determination and team spirit is out of this world, the support and friendship you show each other is amazing. The future is looking great. WE ARE THE BEST TEAM!!!
What more can you say apart from lung busting up and thigh burning down, what’s not to love!!!!
WOW what a fantastic turn out, 24 runners took the long trek to the Peak District and several English champs first timers!! It was a stacked field on a tough course and you all shone!!
First up and new to the champs Kit and Indy! Bam💥 2 podium places!!!!
U11B Bam💥 Joe and Magnus 2 podium places!!!!
U17B Bam💥 Charlie and Harry 2 podium places!!!!
Rosie, Kitty,Emma, Jude, all champs first timers but stunning performances on a hard course!
Zeke, Cara narrowly missing out on podium places! Every single one of you ran your very best for the team, you showed resilience and talent and the camaraderie amongst the team was the best!!
We are such a strong team because of all of you, we have been knocked into 2nd overall with 1 race to go, get entering!!!!
WELL DONE CHARLIE ON BEING SELECTED FOR THE ENGLAND TEAM FOR THE U18 HOME COUNTRIES INTERNATIONAL!!!
Up The Nab
It was a trip to Glossop in the Peak District for the 2nd race in the English Champs, where roasting temperatures and fast racing greeted our runners. Ambleside AC turned out in force and survived the heat by making camp next to the ice cream van and having a team watering can for our post race cool down!
Watch out all you other clubs…
…here comes Ambleside!!!
This race also counted as the British Inter Counties Fell Running Championship for U15, U17 and U19s. Congratulations to Josh, Charlie, Harry, Sophie and Chloe who earned their Cumbria vests and represented their county. A massive well done to Charlie who became British Champion and led his team to a team gold medal for Cumbria. Also to Sophie in the U17 girls who won a team silver medal and Chloe who was British Silver Medalist.
Looking forward to Bradwell for the next round. We are still leading the table (just!) and hoping for a good turnout to try to retain our title.
It was so good to see so many of you back to racing at the first English Champs race of the season. Summer arrived with a bang, making for some hot racing in uncomfortable temperatures and you did the club proud.
Especially well done to those of you who stepped up to their first race in the English Champs series. It’s much like any other race with the same friendly vibe as our local events but with the chance to run some new trails and make some new friends. Thank you to all the parents who gave up their day to drive to the village of Meltham and shout encouragement to our team – none of this could happen without you.
From young to old your performances were outstanding resulting in 4 podium places and in the U11 boys we took 3 of the top 6 spots – fantastic!
Keep on training – you are stars in the making. Regular, consistent running is the key to success so just get out in the sun with your friends and enjoy the fells. You’ll be surprised how fast it makes you!
Our next race is Up The Nab and it would be great to see some more of you giving it a go.
First Club Champs of 2021 Rothay Park Loops
10 years ago Ambleside juniors started with 7 runners. We are now 60 strong, English Champions and we are back!!
The first lung and leg busting club race was a bit of a shock to the system so we celebrated with cake!!
Well done to all of you who got those first points on the board (results under the club champs tab).