HELM Hill’s Josh Jardine won the third Kendal Winter League fixture at Whitestones, near Staveley-in-Cartmel, on Sunday.

He beat Ambleside’s Jack Wright, who won the opening race at Scout Scar, by 20 seconds over the notoriously muddy four mile course, clocking 29-30.

Keswick’s Dan Mills (29-53) placed third ahead of Lancaster and Morecambe’s Matthew Knowles, winner at Giggleswick, who was first U21 in 29-56.

Ambleside’s John Jelme was first V40, finishing sixth in 30-44, just five seconds ahead of his team mate Jon Rylance. The first MV50 was Kendal’s Scott Umpleby (33-02) who was 13th in 33-02. Helm Hill’s Billy Procter (35-24) was again in the thick of the racing action as he led home the MV60s in 31st while the first MV70 was Dallam’s John Hodgson in 163rd.

Lancaster & Morecambe’s Annabel Mason (36-32) was the first lady in 44th place, and she was chased over the line by unattached Celia Powell (38-14), a reporter at The Westmorland Gazette, who was 67th ahead of Helm Hill’s Bianca Dyer (38-52), who was first V40. There were 192 starters.

Helm Hill’s Joseff Tancrel (6-57) edged the U11 boys’ race by a second from Hoad’s Hill’s Blake Fleming with Ambleside’s Harvey Shaw (7-03) coming home third. First girl was Daisy Fielding (7-27) who was comfortably clear of Helm Hill’s Emmy Ranner (7-49) and Julia Fielding (8-13).

Keighley and Craven’s Archie Peaker (6-15) took control of the U13 boys’ race and was well clear of Helm Hill’s Leo Ranner (6-41) and Aaran Revill (7-21). Barlick’s Lucille Pickles (6-45) headed home the U13 girls’ field with Ambleside’s Hester Metcalfe (7-34) and Settle’s Lucy Bagot (7-37) battling it out in her wake.

Ambleside’s James (7-54) and Harry Bowen (8-03) led home the U15 boys with Helm Hill’s Dylan Cater (8-20) in third. Wharfedale’s Amelie Lane (8-29) won the girls’ U15 race with two seconds to spare over Ambleside’s Sophie Rylance who was six seconds ahead of Leven Valley’s Jessica Bailey.

Ambleside’s Daniel Sanderson (10-54) headed the U17 boys and was followed over the line by Keighley and Craven’s Eric Beaumont (11-01) and Helm Hill’s Ollie Sanders (11-15). Once again Chloe Rylance (12-38) dominated the U17 girls’ race with her team mate Holly Dobson (14-25) in second.