STAVELEY'S Rob Jebb stormed to victory in Sunday's 14-mile Sedbergh Hills Race despite the difficult weather conditions.

Runners had to contend with thick mist on the tops and the best lines were not taken meaning that records were not going to be broken.

Jebb, who won in 2-20-22, took the race on from the Calf after breaking away from a group of five which included his Helm Hill team mates Adam Perry (2-21-00) and Michael Ainsworth (2-22-05) who finished second and third.

"To be fair, I just followed the leading group to begin with," said Jebb, who wrapped up the V40 English championship title at Turner Landscape the week before. "I have not done the race for a few years. It was a grim day with really thick mist. I was a bit tired as well. I have been doing a lot of racing and it had been a hard training week."

His partner Sharon Taylor (2-51-03) was first lady in 14th position overall and she was followed over the line by Lonsdale's Claire Nance (2-56-38) and Flunnuala Swann (3-14-52) of Trawden AC.

ANOTHER race in the Howgills on Saturday, the Weardale Horseshoe, was won by Keswick's Carl Bell (1-12-54) who was more than 11 minutes clear of Borrowdale's Bill Stewart (1-24-13) with Lonsdale's Phil Mather (1-25-17) in third. The first lady was Fiona Brannan (1-33-16), of Elvet Striders, with Lonsdale's Claire Nance (1-34-04) chasing her home.