THE final ‘points’ race of the Kendal Winter League series took place at Elterwater Common on Sunday and was narrowly won by Keswick AC Mark Lamb (22-39).

Despite being almost side by side throughout the intense three mile course Lamb took the title over Ambleside’s Matthew Elkington (22-43). Charlie Ing (24-07), who won last week, came third.

The race saw runners compete up over steep rocky climbs, bogs and loose rock to get to the summit of Silver Howe before scrambling back down to the common.

Keswick Hannah Horsburgh (27-02) was the first lady to return with Helm Hill Bianca Dyer (30-44) coming in second place and closely chased by Derbyshire Dark Peak’s Kim Baxter (30-52).

The U17 race was won by Helm Hill’s Ollie Sanders (12-29) and team mate Jacob Smith (13-09) with Broughton Runners’ Alfie Thorpe (14-04) coming in third.

Bernadette Raven (14-58) from Ilkley Harriers was the first girl back closely followed by Cumberland Fell Runners Emily Swarbrick (16-10) and Ambleside’s Holly Dobson (16-38).

In the U15 race Keighley and Craven’s Will Hall was the first to finish (09-21) with Ambleside’s Thomas Brailsford (09-46) coming in second. Third place went to Whardefale Harriers Amelie Lane (09-47) who was also the first girl to return and was closely chased by Harry Ewbank (09-50).

Megan Wilkinson (12-12) from Keighley and Craven was the second girl to cross the line and not far behind was Howgill Harrier’s Vicky Wood (13-25).

Keighley and Craven’s Archie Peaker (07-13) won the U13’s race with Ambleside’s Rowan Ashworth (07-18) just behind in second place. Lancaster and Morecambe’s James Brassington (07-26) came in third.

Olivia Swarbrick (08-51) was the first girl back with Settle Harrier’s Lucy Bagot (08-56) coming in second and Ambleside’s Hester Metcalfe (08-59) crossing the finishing line in third place.

Ambleside’s Harvey Shaw (07-53) won the U11 race with team partner Blake Fleming (08-11) coming in second place and Helm Hill’s Joseff Tancrell (08-28) in third.

SSRC’s Daisy Fielding (08-43) was the first girl back with Wharfedale Harrier’s Isabella Wright in second and SSRC’s Julia Fielding in third place.