Photos credit: Carlos Reina Photography

– Rhys and Rob on the climb

– From L to R: Lucy Stobbart, Lou Roberts and Catherine Spurden battling it out for 3rd position in the ladies

The evening of Wednesday 17th April saw the first of two races that take place in Whinlatter. The weather was perfect for runners and with conditions so dry under-foot the hope was for some quick times. The race starts from Revelin Moss car park to the top of Grisedale Pike and back. There was a record turnout of 150 runners which was brilliant, as all money raised is going to the Great North Air Ambulance, who have a base at nearby Langwathby. The race on the night was won by Rhys Findlay-Robinson in a super quick time, just 6 seconds off the course record. The evergreen Rob Jebb was second after reaching the top with Rhys but just losing ground on the descent. 3rd was Keswick’s Callum Tinnion. In the ladies race Kelli Roberts came out on top with young Eve Pannone in second, and 3rd was Keswick’s Catherine Spurden. It was good to see so many Keswick AC runners taking part. The next race in the ‘Lord and Lady of the Forest’ series is Lords Seat on Wednesday 1st May. The Siskins Cafe will be open which is great for the event and we can’t thank them enough for remaining open for the junior and senior events. Prize giving will take place in the cafe after the race with, Pete Bland sports helping out with the prizes. Organisers Keswick AC hope to see lots of runners there.