Saturday, 17 September 2011

Lakeland Classic The Three Shires 17 September 2011

Ding Dong - Carl Bell rings again

The Three Shires race is 13 miles and 4000ft, from Little Langdale up over Wetherlam, Swirl How, down to the Three Shires Stone then up to Pike O' Blisco, down to Blea Tarn then up one last time to Ling Moor and down to the finish at the start again. Gavin Bland's record is 1:45:08.

Carl Bell (recent winner of the Grisedale Horseshoe, Weasdale and 6th at Sedbergh English Champs race - you remember him? - here's one of Jellybabyfairy's photos taken at Blea Tarn just before the final climb up Ling Moor, in case you can't.)
1 - Carl Bell (Howgill)
2 - John Helme (Ambleside)
3 - Tom Brunt (Holmfirth) - winner of last week's Mountain Trial
4 - Mark Roberts (Borrowdale)
5 - Sam Tosh (Rossendale)
6 - Daren Holloway (Pennine) - otherwise known as Daz H
7 - Dave Wilby (Ilkley)
8 - Steve Birkinshaw - (Borrowdale)

All this group came in within a couple of minutes of Carl Bell's winning time of around 2:00.

One of this leading group told the Fellrunner's Forum;

"Lightfoot and Bell passed and re-passed us four or five times before Ricky dropped out, and Carl decided on a tactical vest to follow! Great race with the front few chopping and changing all the time."
John Helme - Carl Bell's lead out man? Photo by Jellybabyfairy
Dark Peak's Rhys Findlay Robinson and Stevie B from Borrowdale seemed to suffer on the final killer climb of Ling Moor. Results.

1 - Hazel Robinson (Ambleside)
2 - Lou Roberts (Kendal)
"I slide where Hazel covers"
Hazel has won two Lakeland Classics this year, Wasdale in July and now the Three Shires - picture by Sarah Massey.

1 comment:

  1. Well done to Hazel & Carl.
    Good stuff Daleside.