17 April 2007

Kendal Winter League finale: Arant Haw, Sedbergh

John Hodgson concludes: On this occasion, the weather was far from being `winter` with temperatures more akin to the height of summer.

Our juniors [ and seniors] turned out en masse for their final races and then presentation of prizes. The results of the races went according to the form book.
Dale Sutton just edged out Ben Till for 2nd place in the U 12`s, with Wilf Goodfellow following them home.

In the U14`s Sam Till stayed ahead of Dean Sutton to gain 4th and 5th places, whilst our`Team of the year` quartet of girls of Melanie, Robin, Jane and Reanne took their usual positions of 1,2,3 and 5, but not before a few doubtful moments.

That left the U 17`s race where again Alex Till worked his way through the field of runners to take 1st place whilst Cathy Gill came a good 2nd to Hannah Bateson of Lancaster & Morecambe making a rare appearance in a fell race and who is a high class cross country runner.

There followed a long wait for the presentations as the Senior race took a while to start and then complete [ believe me!]due to the dehydrating conditions. Dallam had eight runners taking part with Hazel Jones finishing 2nd lady and Dennis Nelson the best of our gents.Now for 2008!

I think I'm starting to get the photos in the right order John!
On behalf of the club,a Big Thank You to John, for all the enthusiasm that he had put into this Series. Plus everyone else who has helped out.David