Monday, 13 July 2020

Kendal Winter League 2020: Event 3 Whitestones

Kendal Winter League 2020


Helm Hill Runners' 2020 Kendal Winter League (sponsored by Different Strokes Painting & Decorating Ltd  and Pete Bland Sports) had its third event on the 19th of January at Whitestones near Staveley-in-Cartmel. This course has a steep climb to start off which is tough for all ages. The longer courses also include a bog. The most popular viewing spot is at the top of this ascent as you also to witness some spectacular descents.

View from Whitestones


Race 1: the under 13s, age 8 to 12, had a mad dash across the common to the narrow path with a lung busting ascent to the ridge. It was then a tricky drop back over the ridge, followed by a race back to the start:

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U13 fell race

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U13 fell race


Race 2: the under 15s had an exciting race with some close fought battles as they raced up the ridge, headed to the top and then sprinted back down to the finish: 

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U15 fell race

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U15 fell race


Race 3: the under 17s powered up the ridge before disappearing towards the man sucking bog. They returned for the race back to the finish with some strong performances:

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U17 fell race

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones U17 fell race


Race 4: the under 20s and seniors snaked up the ridge before disappearing towards the man sucking bog and all the way to the top. They then hurtled towards the finish with some flying descents as there are still places to win or lose on the final stretch: 

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones senior fell race

Kendal Winter League 2020: Whitestones senior fell race


I am looking forward to next year's event.

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