Keswick AC achieved some top results at Saturday’s Three Peaks Race, with nearly all finishers achieving top ten positions in their respective categories. The 23.5 mile race, named the ‘marathon with mountains’ takes in Yorkshire’s Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingelborough fells, with a whole lot of running in between. Brennan Townshend, a relatively new member to Keswick AC, got his name firmly branded on the fell running circuit, winning the race in a fantastic time of 2 hrs 50 minutes and 22 seconds, ahead of Ellenborough’s Ricky Lightfoot and Keswick’s Carl Bell in 3rd. In the ladies race, Victoria Wilkinson dominated the field, followed by Annie Roberts and Keswick’s Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn in 3rd. Keswick AC’s Dave Prosser was 8th M50 and Jenn Mattinson was 9thfemale. David Burton completed the Keswick runner contingent, with a 5.01 finish.
In the first of the British Fell Running series, Keswick’s Mark Lamb won in Ireland on what was a shortened course due to Storm Hannah, and they also won the men’s team prize, with some fine performances from Keswick runners, including a 10th for Callum Tinnion.