News: June 2011
Chris Reade did a fine job organising the English Junior Fell Running event alongside the Clougha Pike race on Saturday.The RESULTS are on the CLOUGHA PIKE page of the website and I'll add some of the photos soon ... but in the meantime this was emailed to me by a parent this morning ... these kids torment me all week at school and as you can see, I can't even shake them off at the weekend!
Posted by Richard
Congratulations to Andy on his successful BG round last weekend - his article about the day is on the Bob Graham page of our website.
Ennerdale was a very popular race this year with about 100 runners despite the English Championship clash at Duddon. 8 Bowlanders made the long drive and conditions, according to Leigh, were "a bit warm" once the wind dropped in time for the second half of the race. With all the championship contenders at Duddon it was quite a gentle pace to begin with and times were a little slower than usual. With Sarah 4th lady, Richard 5th, Mark 4th V40, Huw 9th V40, Dave 21st V40, Leigh 2nd V50, Ian 7th V50 and Wayne 11th V50 there was something for everyone in addition to the good points for the Lakeland Classics.
Images courtesy of http://www.sharpimagesuk.com/ennerdale_horseshoe_2011/
Five Bowland members (and an honorary Selwyn Wright) made the long journey to Jura for this years fell race. With somewhat blustery, wet weather in the preceeding days the race was run on the best day weatherwise in almost a fortnight, albeit with very strong winds and sodden ground. Navigation was consequently not an issue this year but the heavy ground and strong winds made for an exciting time on the paps. Richard managed to get round in a sub-4 time with Chris pleased at only 10 minutes slower than last year given his lack of racing recently. Nick nursed his injury round and John was very pleased with his first Jura . For Selwyn however, this was his 21st Jura - a remarkable achievement. The heavens opened during the evening festivities in the pub and the journey back was pure en-Jura-nce with gale force winds making cycling difficult and preventing some ferries from running. However, Mick's camper was warm and comfortable ... a message to all aspirant Jurans?