Wednesday night was the first of two races held in Whinlatter. The first was an out and back race to the top of Grisedale pike and back. Unfortunately due to the snow and white-out conditions higher up, the decision was made not go all the way to the top of the Grisedale.
First home was Will Neill from Mercia Fell Runners closely followed by local lad Martin Mikkelson Barron of Borrowdale. Keswick had some great results from some younger runners, Tom Day and Harry Greenbank in particular showed a lot of promise for the future.
In the ladies race Emma Gould of Mercia won with Keswick’s Hannah Horsburgh just a few seconds behind. A turnout of 82 runners on a cold snowy night, rather akin to a Siberian blizzard, was brilliant. Thanks go to all the runners who braved the conditions. Thanks to race sponsors Pete Bland Sports of Kendal for sponsoring the race with prizes and race numbers. Race number two is Lords Seat which is the polar opposite to Grisedale Grind and is more of a trail race.
Lords Seat takes place on Wednesday 18th April and registration is at Siskins cafe at Whinlatter who have kindly agreed to open the café in the evening. Prizes will be presented for the Lord and Lady of the Forest series, plus veteran category’s and spot prizes. The Senior race starts at 7pm, with junior races from 6pm (age 6 upwards). All money raised is going towards funding a new minibus for local community interest company Amy’s Care.
Hannah Horsburgh, and Sophie Noon from CFR with Jacob Tonkin