Belmont Winter Hill – 4.5m/1000ft. Sat 9th May

Twenty nine Harriers turned out for the club in this local fell race. The weather fortunately held off, but the going underfoot was a bit soggy in places.

Darren Kay (33.25) led from the gun, and paced the race wisely always keeping James Kevan (33.52) at bay and in the end won comfortably. James chased hard and did well, but needs a few more races to be truly back on form. Alastair Murray (36.12) in 6th made up the winning team, but didn’t relish the rough downhill sections – at the moment! Rob Howarth (37.05) ran well for the first 0/50, as did Tony Hesketh ( 41.01) for the first 0/60.

Suzanne Budgett finished second overall and collected the first 0/40 prize leading in the ladies for first team, with Geraldine Walkington our second lady missing out on first 0/50 by just seven seconds. Rachel Metcalfe running her local race made up the ladies winning team, with Bethan Faulkner collecting the first U/18. 155 ran