Blencathra FR

2 months 2 weeks ago #4335 by Jan Forrester
Blencathra FR was created by Jan Forrester
Blencathra Fell Race(13k/825m) took place on Saturday which is the 2nd race in theEnglish Fell Running Champs. Blencathra, known locally as “Saddleback” an
imposing mountain at 869 metres, owned by The 8th Earl of Lonsdale,made headlines in 2014 when he announced his intention to sell it which didn’t
happen in the end.  The runners had to
dib at Bowscale Fell, Blencathra summit and Souther Fell.  It was misty on the tops but the conditions
were otherwise good.  For MAC Billy Cartwright
57-49 (3rd), Dan Haworth 58-29 (5th), Max Wainwright 1-2-38, Joe Oldfield
1-5-51, Harry Holmes 1-6-20, Bob Foreman 1-27-21, Geoff Cooper 1-38-58, Les
Thurston 2-5-54.  1st L Hannah Horsburgh
59.56. 1st overall Jacob Adkin Keswick 56.15. 314 finishers.  The top 5 counters for MAC helped the team
achieve 3rd in the Men’s Team Result.  A collective club record in this event. Billyis top of the leaderboard and Dan 2nd after 2 races.   

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