11th September 2017
Elite racer and current President of the Oxford University Orienteering Club, Rowan Capper, was fastest Brown course competitor in the Border Liners promoted regional orienteering event on High Pike near Caldbeck last Sunday. Rowan’s time of 60.19 around the 8.9km (345m climbing) was all the more impressive given the blustery, damp conditions though thankfully, the clouds remained just above the racing terrain all day. Lakeland Orienteering Club runners took second and third places with teenager Harry Scott and M55 runner Graham Patten finishing in 63.52 and 64.17 respectively. Dan Parker was Border Liners top finisher in 76.51
Michael Billinghurst and John Noblett of the West Cumberland Club took top honours on the 6.1km (315m) Blue course with Stella Lewsley first Border Liner in 63.55. Paul Wood of the AIRE club meanwhile was fastest around the 4.8km (210m) Green course with Liners Andy Lewsley and Robin Thomas both making the top ten with 47.08 and 54.18.
Keeping it in the family, fellow AIRE racer Shirley Wood was fastest Short Green course competitor with a time of 42.29. Jane Yates and Dick Whitworth of the Border Liners both had good runs to finish fourth and ninth respectively in 52.44 and 64.35. Making the trip across from Cleveland worthwhile, Lily Unsworth was quickest on the 3.2km (150m) Light Green course whilst Dougal Kyle made the podium in third (68.39) and Janice Nichols had a good race to finish fourth in 73.16. Taking the only Border Liners top-spot of the day, Tom Rawle was winner of the 2.4km (110m) Orange course with Maisy Yates having another good run to finish second. Their times were 36.22 and 38.52 respectively.
Border Liners next fixture is one of their popular ‘Come and Try It’ events at Eycott Hill near Berrier on Saturday 14th October. The autumn club training nights are now also underway with the next one planned for Carlisle Parks on Monday 18th September.