Bellingham Show Fell Race

Results and report from Bill Burlton:

Despite early heavy rain the day brightened up so that by the time the runners set off at 2.30pm it was bright and clear with fresh breeze making ideal running conditions. The 39 runners were given a good send off by the show crowd of some 2500 people.
Conditions underfoot were fairly dry but as last year the vegetation on the main hill was quite lush making it a bit heavy going in places.
The course had been re-routed a little to follow a more runnable track at about the half-way point but this information had not been passed on to Northumberland Fell Runners who had the original course on their website. This caused a little confusion for the front runners.
First home in a time of 34.61 was David Beech of NFR, closely followed by Andy Green of Tynedale and Andy Blackett of Durham Fell Runners. First Lady home in a time of 41.28 was Rachael Vincent of Tynedale.

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

John Telfer has successfully completed the UTMB in 41h 02m. He arrived back In Chamonix at 2 minutes past eleven this morning to be greeted by the Telfer family support crewe who all crossed the finish line together.
John went through some tough times dealing with the incredible heat but dug deep when needed and can now enjoy his success after all the commitment and hard work put in during the year.” – Paul

John accompanied by family at the finish

North Downs Way

Peter Moralee has successfully completed his latest challenge – The North Downs Way 100mile Ultra  with approx 10,000ft ascent which starts at Farnham in Surrey and finishes in Wye in Kent.

There was a 30hr time limit and Peter completed in 28hrs 16mins. and by the sound of it his feet were a real mess at the end.” – Paul

Esk Valley Fell Club Summer Series

Please note that the rest of Esk Valley’s summer races except the Castleton Show race and the English Champs Guisborough 3 Tops race have been cancelled.

Amongst the cancelled races is NFR Champs counter Carlton Midsummer Meander.