England Athletics Mountain Running Championship titles awarded
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.
Are you are interested in getting involved with mountain running? Click here to find out more. The next opportunity to earn GB & NI representation is on 18 June at Sedbergh; this up-and-down event is the trial for the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy on 28 July. Click here to find out more.
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
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Photos by Dan Vernon and Stephen Wilson