Ponderosa fell counter – results

Ponderosa fell counter – results

Wednesday night saw one of the Clubs more popular ‘fell races’. The Ponderosa Hill Race. Direct link to results can be found here:

Helsby positions and times as below

13th     Adair Broughton           28.56
16th     Chris Baynham-Hughes 29.40
19th     Jim O’Hara                   30.35
35th     Ian Landucci                 32.35
54th     Jane Ashbrook              35.23
64th     Phil Gillard                    35.56
70th     Alec Robertson            36.35
103rd   Jackie Keasley             41.45
111th   Robbie Webster           45.21

With what was a record turnout of 118 runners to make their achievements all the more spectacular, two Helsby runners enjoyed their place on the Ponderosa Podium in 1st Place.

Well done to both Jane and Alec continuing the impressive winning streak. If I am not mistaken I think both these runners have now had two victories apiece in two races!

Joe gave some great hillside support as always, noticing how tightly the Helsby front runners were packing at the top of the first climb. It looks like next season will have some very close battles in the fell races. So please come along and be a part of it!

When  photos become available of the Ponderosa I will post an edit on the Helsby blog. Comments and thoughts always welcome!



  1. Cheenis

    maybe, but I did feel like I was going to die at the end of it and you looked like you could go again Adair! :o)

    A really interesting race this one – super tough as you’ve got no room to gather your breath and the narrow paths combined with what I found to be almost knee deep mud just made chassing you at the end relentless.

    Can’t wait for the next one, certainly my most enjoyable year of running so far – the fells are just the best combination of freedom and challenge. Love it!

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