At 1400 Adam Naylor proprietor of the Inn, race sponsor and long time supporter of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, set the field of 30 on their way with a resounding ring of the dinner gong.
First to turn at the summit and first back was Tim Ellis (Edgeworth Cricket & Recreational Club) in 52.34 over six minutes outside Rob Jebbs 2007 record of 45.36. Ian Davies of the Keswick club (55.10) followed in second place with Graham Ivory in his first fell race (57.02) 1st V40 in third.
For the ladies, Gosforth’s Lindsay Buck LV50 of Cumberland Fell Runners held off all other challengers to finished twenty second overall in 73.50 ahead of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team Member’s Debs Carter LV40 (74.50) and Saffron Price-Walter (86.53)Other local runners featured strongly with the Gosforth trio of Dave Atkinson of CFR fourth overall and 1st V45 ducking under the hour in 59.32, Chris Cripps (67.09) first WMRT member and Larry Abel also CFR V45 (69.14). Other Cumberland Fell Runners included Roger Whitiker who climbed well for the 1st V65 prize in 73.27 and Terry Lowdon was 3rd V60 in 96.48. Will Holden a crew member at the Inn ran strongly to finish in 67.13 and must surely invest in a pair of fell shoes after his encouraging debut. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team members Julian Carradice V50 (69.56) Richard Harrison M55 (72.09), Peter Bains M55 (72.33) Stephen Walter (76.02) all finished strongly without incident.
Cumberland Fell Runners with Lindsay as fourth counter took the overall team prize ahead of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team. Both teams received beer kegs from Howard Christie of the Great Gable Brewing Company. All funds raised from this race go directly to the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team and at the prize giving ceremony thanks went to all the runners, Lindsay Buck and Jim Davis for coordinating the entries and prizes, Mel Abel for time keeping and local businesses Lingmell House B&B, The Wasdale Head Inn, Branthwaite Farm B&B, the Great Gable Brewing Company for providing a bottle of his prize winning ale for all the runners, and the ‘Barndoor Shop’ for supporting the race.
|Runner||Cat||Club or Organisation||Time|
|Tim Ellis||M||Edgeworth Cricket & Recreational Club||52.34|
|Ian Davies||M||Keswick AC||55.10|
|David Atkinson||M45||Cumberland Fell Runners||59.32|
|Robert Fox||M50||Long Eaton||65.57|
|Paul Hindle||M45||Keighley & Craven||66.41|
|Chris Cripps||M||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||67.09|
|Eddie Lesniak||M55||Achillie Rattie||67.21|
|Dicky Wilkinson||M50||Dark Peak||68.27|
|Larry Abel||M45||Cumberland Fell Runners||69.14|
|Julian Carradice||M50||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||69.56|
|Steve Ellis||M55||Edgeworth Cricket & Recreational Club||71.40|
|Richard Harrison||M55||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||72.09|
|Peter Bains||M55||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||72.33|
|Roger Whitaker||M65||Cumberland Fell Runners||73.27|
|Phil Walters||M40||Dark Peak||73.25|
|Lindsay Buck||F50||Cumberland Fell Runners||73.50|
|Debs Carter||F40||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||74.50|
|Stephen Walter||M||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||76.02|
|Saffron Price-Walter||F||Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team||86.53|
|Alan Taylor||M55||Cumberland Fell Runners||87.17|
|Sean Gauton||M40||Long Eaton||91.29|
|Terry Lowdon||M55||Cumberland Fell Runners||96.48|