British Fell Relay champs, Middleton Fells

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Three Eryri teams competed in this years British fell relay championships in the little known and rarely visited Middleton Fells – south of Sedbergh and north of Kirkby Lonsdale.

In another well organised event and along some good routes, the highlights for Eryri were seeing James McQueen back racing on the fells, 16 year old John Spill finishing in 5th on the 1st leg – just under 2 minutes behind British and English champ Rob Hope as well as the senior team being in 2nd overall for a brief sphere of time.

Eventually first Eryri team home were the vet 40’s with Dyfed WT Jnr, Dylan Jones / John Parkinson, James McQueen / Russell Owen and Martin Cliffe)  in 51st overall. The Eryri ladies (Wendy Trimble, Hayley Turner / Alex Fletcher, Lou Beetlestone / Ruth Metcalfe, Helen Teasedale) ran well to finish in 155th. Finally, it was another disaster for the seniors as they were disqualified at the end of the navigation leg (John Spill, Math and Rich Roberts, Hugh O’Donnell / Sam Spinney, Fred Maier).

Thanks to all involved for representing the club, next year it’ll be Clayton le Moors who’ll host the event.

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