KAC fell runners were in action at a range of events over the weekend. Two were relatively short local events enjoyed in perfect running conditions.
Saturday 19th saw the first sunny running of the Buttermere Sailbeck race that anyone could remember! The route follows the Newlands road steeply out of the village, cuts off to the left rising to Knott Rigg and along the lovely airy ridge to Ard Crags. The route then plunges down to the beck and climbs the flank of Causey Pike returning over a second stunning ridge via Sail, Crag Hill and Whitelass Pike.
The female record was broken by Bingley’s Vic Wilkinson in 1:40:10. Keswick Ladies did well with Kate Kars Sijpestein (4th), Zoe Webber (6th) supported by Kerry Cornforth to take the ladies team prize. Julie Carter did well in the V50s and Lesley Malarkey won the V60s. KAC men also had an excellent team win with Calum Tinnion winning in 1:36:03 supported by Tristan Windey, Dan Jones and Tobias Barthelmes.
On Sunday 20th, a wonderful low key race was run up and down Glaramara from the Glaramara centre. Several people were there who had run the day before but it didn’t seem to affect them too much.
Again there were great results from KAC men with Steven Hebblethwaite winning comfortably from Simon Netherway who showed no ill effects from a huge run the day before. KAC ladies managed 2nd, Kate Marriot, and 3rd, Cat Spurden. Nicky Butler and Lesley Malarkey had a very tight spring finish and took V50 and V60 places.