The Blorenge       Saturday 1st December        Pics from Alastair       Results

Young Simon Barnby, with a fell running background of running in the Howgills and representing England in the 2007 World Mountain Running Trophy, saw the Blorenge race listed on the WFRA website and travelled down to Llanfoist from his current base in Herefordshire. “Since 2007 I have kept the running up but racing has taken a bit of a back foot although I try to run the Yorkshire three peaks each year which is a particular favourite.”
Simon snatched first place from last year’s runner-up Paul Murrin with Pete Ryder in third place.
Ellie Salisbury travelled down to take the first woman’s prize followed by Sharon Woods and AnneMarie Harris on the comeback trail following the birth of her first, Eden.
Other category winners were Gill Stott, Rich Johnson, Max Suff, Neil Lewis, Clive Rowberry, Steve Littlewood, Les Williams and Rob West.
A bright clear day gave marvellous views much appreciated by the 54 runners, as were Race Organisers’ Jess and Chris Taylor’s delightful post-race refreshments and the seasonal chocolate treats for all entrants.
Dick Finch 191212

I got into fell running during my time at school in Sedbergh. The Howgill fells provided ideal running country where I took part in some of the local races. After leaving school I got selected to run for England in 2007 at the world mountain running trophy in switzerland. I heard about the Blorenge race through the wfra website.