The England Athletics Mountain Running Championships took place on Sunday 4th June up the mountain of Skiddaw above Keswick.
The uphill-only event was held in conjunction with the trials for the GB &NI team for the European Championships, which are to be held in Kamnik, Slovenia on 8 July.
Clear winner of the Senior Women’s race was Sarah Tunstall of Kendal, who gradually built up her lead to finish over a minute clear of second placed runner Victoria Wilkinson (Club: Bingley). Third place went to Norway- based Rebecca Hilland (Club: Team Bath).
Chris Smith (Club: Thames Valley, Coach: Philip O’Dell) took the English title in a race won by Scottish athlete Andrew Douglas. Chris Arthur (Club: Bowland) won silver and Chris Farrell (Club: Horwich) bronze.
It was a Cumbrian 1-2-3 in the Junior Men’s Championship with Chris Richards of Helm Hill (Coach: Duncan Richards) taking the gold from Joseph Dugdale (Club: Cumberland Fell Runners) and Elliott Matier (Club: Border).
Scarlet Dale (Club: Lancaster & Morecambe) won the Junior Women’s English title in a race won by Inter-Counties XC Champion Anna MacFadyen of Scotland. Bella Williams of Lincoln Wellington (Club: Coach: Rob Lewis) won the silver and Helen Thornhill of Buxton the bronze.
Senior Men, 11.3km, 1080m ascent, 230m descent
1 Chris Smith (Club: Thames Valley) 0:53:05
2 Chris Arthur (Club: Bowland) 0:53:42
3 Chris Farrell (Club: Horwich) 0:54:02
4 Graham Gristwood (Club: Ochil HR) 0:54:16
5 Joe Steward U23 (Club: East Cheshire) 0:55:21
6 Maximilian Nicholls U23 (Club: Tonbridge AC) 0:55:26
Senior Women, 7.7km, 846m ascent
1 Sarah Tunstall (Club: Kendal) 42:40
2 Victoria Wilkinson (Club: Bingley) 43:43
3 Rebecca Hilland (Club: Team Bath AC) 44:42
4 Katie Walshaw (Club: Holmfirth) 45:20
5 Rebecca Robinson (Club: Kendal) 46:31
6 Lou Roberts F40 (Club: Ambleside) 46:48
U20 Junior Men, 7.7km, 846m ascent
1 Chris Richards (Club: Helm Hill) 00:40:49
2 Joseph Dugdale (Club: Cumberland Fell Runners) 00:41:07
3 Elliott Matier (Club: Border) 00:41:29
4 Josh Boyle (Club: Ribble Valley Harriers) 00:41:32
5 Kieran Walker (Club: Sedgefield Harriers) 00:41:49
6 Rory Domville (Club: Reading AC) 00:43:30
U20 Junior Women, 3.7km 510m ascent
1 Scarlet Dale (Club: Lancaster & Morecambe AC) 26:31
2 Bella Williams (Club: Lincoln Wellington AC) 27:10
3 Helen Thornhill (Club: Buxton & District AC) 27:13
4 Hannah Delaney (Club: Liverpool Harriers) 27:19
5 Emily Field (Club: Bingley Harriers) 29:10
6 Sarah Pickering (Club: Ilkley Harriers AC) 33:57