Fallen runner Bell wins orienteering honors at Latrigg
The West Cumberland Orienteering Club continued their series of nightly events with a more technical event at Latrigg Top, overlooking Keswick.
The zone suited local top runner Carl Bell, who took the 4km course victory in 32:22 minutes. Junior, Joe Sunley was second in 34:25, with Graham Patten (WAROC) third in 34:32 and the first lady was Niamh Hunter in 13th.
On the short, delicate 3 km course, Wilf Teasdale maintained his consistent form by taking the victory in 31:04, ahead of Ruben Razzetti (BL) and Ian Teasdale. The first lady was Natalie Hawkrigg in the sixth and the first female junior was Clare Rodger in the eighth.
On the 3.4 km Nighthawk course, the victory went to Janette McHendry in 48:55, ahead of juniors Andy and Jack Proctor and Daisy Rennie.
On Sunday the club hosted an informal event at the compact but complex Slatefell Open Waterfall near Cockermouth. More than 60 riders have participated in courses suitable for beginners and those who wish to improve their navigation skills.
On the 3.7 km course, Joe Sunley had another quick and precise race to clinch the victory in 25:21, ahead of Phil Winskill and Joe Hudd. Caitlin Pearson was the first lady in 14th place.
On the short 2.6km course, Stuart Crawford had a good race to clinch the victory in 26:04, just three seconds ahead of the impressive Daisy Rennie in second and one minute ahead of her daughter Emma in third. The first junior boy was Daniel Heppell, who was improving quickly, in seventh, with his younger brother Toby in eighth.
On the novice 1.69 km course, Hiroki Holmes showed good form to take the victory in 17:42 ahead of George Rennie and Ruth Walker.
The night series continues over the next few weeks with more difficult courses and terrain; in Buttermere, Leaps and Blea Tarn (Eskdale).