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18/10/09 UKA British Relay Championships - from John Duff (photos: John, M. Byron, J.Bennett, Dexter)

race centre - Dexter

the start - John

Low cloud and drizzle made for difficult navigation at the UKA British Relays held in West Cumbria today. The senior team put in an excellent performance. Phil Sanderson had a storming run on the first leg coming in 8th. Will Horsley and Gary Jones took over on leg 2 and put in a solid run on the pairs leg. Francis Blunt and Dave Steel found their way round the navigation leg 3 despite the thick mist. This left Nick Swinburn, who ran the fastest leg 4 of the day, to bring home NFR in style. Our initial 13th place was upgraded to 10th as the first three teams (Mercia, Bingley and Pudsey & Bramley) missed checkpoint 1 on leg 4. Borrowdale who were orginally fourth won; Dark Peak won the ladies race.

Bernard on leg 2 - John

NFR Vets couldn't emulate the heights of the seniors team but still had a good run to finish as the leading NE Vets Team (I think). Our open team were also going well with a good lead leg from Karen Robertson. Unfortunately Steph Scott came off second in her battle with the Cumbrian mist on leg 4 and had to retire. Despite this, a good time was had by all with excellent hospitality and tea & cake being dispensed in Will Horsley's caravan.

Phil sets off on leg1 - Marcus

followed by Will & Gary on leg 2 - Marcus

Karen sets off in the open team - Marcus

Lee on leg 1 - Dexter

Francis finishing leg 3 - Jill

Dave nearly home - Jill

Dave brings home the vets - John

John & Bernard, leg 2 - Marcus

Jack, George and Bernard - John

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