2012 race report and photos

This new race based at Hollins Farm campsite, Far Arnside filled the slot vacated by the Eaves Wood Trail race and proved to be much more challenging with some testing climbs on the “out and back” route to the trig point on the summit of the Knott via Arnside Park woods and sea level at New Barns Bay.

Judging by the positive responses, the 133 senior runners and 65 juniors enjoyed the course and venue (with an award winning facilities block!)  No doubt this was all helped along by the good weather on the day and the excellent tea and cake stall.Despite the wet year even the parking field proved to be one of the driest in Cumbria ,much to the organiser’s relief.

Dallam Running Club would like to thank the landowners ,New Barns Farm and the National Trust ,for their co-operation with course planning and Holgates Caravan Parks for offering us the new race venue and their continuing support.

Hopefully we'll get the necessary permissions for the race to go ahead again next year on the equivalent Sunday in the calendar ( normally the day after the Tour of Pendle ,so it doesn't clash with Dunnerdale or Kirkbymoor)
Photo links   Andy Holden's photostream
Kevin Bray's photos
Dave Hugill's photos

Results in brief

Senior race

1st male,Paul Webb ,u/a 36:44
2nd male,Nick Sharp (v40), u/a 37:54
3rd male,Paul Knowles (v40), Ambleside 38:17
1st female,Annie Conway, Ambleside 39:13
2nd female, Melanie Hyder ,Helm Hill 39:44
3rd female, Kath Aubrey (v40) ,Helm Hill 43:43

Junior Races
Under 8      1st boy   Gordon Blackburn      1st girl Islay Aitken
Under 10    1st boy   Ben Edmondson        1st girl Chloe Rylance
Under 12    1st boy   Luke Bowen               1st girl Imogen Burrow
Under 14    1st boy   Laurie Atkinson          1st girl Charlotte Foster
Under 16    1st boy   Tom Harkes               1st girl no runners