AFTER ten races across the county and a record number of entries Kendal’s Winter League series has finally come to a close.

The final race saw runners take on a five-mile route, with 2,000 feet of climbing to Arant Haw.

The winners of the series were announced at a prize giving presentation at the end of the race.

In the mens’ category, the trophy went to Charlie Ing, of Calder Valley, followed by Lancaster and Morecambe’s Matthew Knowles in second and Ambleside’s Jack Wright in third place.

It was Celia Powell who took the winning title in the womens’ category with Helm Hill’s Emma Johnston and Bianca Dyer, who also won V40, claiming second and third prize.

Matthew Knowles also took the trophy for the U21 while Ben Kirkman and Kendal’s Joey Umpleby came second and third.

Ambleside’s Jon Rylance took the V40 title with Helm Hill’s Alastair Dunn in second and Ulverston’s Michael Gregory in third while in the V50 Kendal’s Scott Umpleby took the overall winning title with Helm Hill’s James Baron, second and David Griffin third.

In the mens’ V60, Graham Schofield came first overall followed by Helm Hill’s Brian Thompson and David Barnes.

Dallam’s John Hodgson was the winner in the V70 category with George James and Denis Wood in second and third place.

Helm Hill’s Maîa Doherty won the U21 title while second and third place went to Eilidh Miller and Emily Crossley.

It was Helm Hill runners who triumphed in the V40 category with Bianca Dyer in first place and Jo Appleby and Lorna Askew claiming second and third prize.

In the V50, Natasha Geere took the title with Denise Tunstall and Jill Gates in second and third.

Katy Thompson completed six races to receive top prize in the V60 and was followed by Wendy Dodds in second and Miriam Rosen in third.

Eric Beaumont took the U17 title with Jacob Smith and Jack Villiers winning second and third prize.

Ambleside’s Chloe Rylance was triumphant in the U17 girls and Bernadette Raven came second followed by Ella Dorrington.

In the U15 boys, James Bowen took the title with Will Hall and Harry Bowen coming in second and third place overall.

Amelia Lane won in the U15 category followed by Helm Hill’s Sarah Smith and Ambleside’s Sophie Rylance.

In the U13 boys, Archie Peaker claimed top prize followed by Ambleside’s Rowan Ashworth and Ewen Wilkinson while Lucille Pickles won the U13 girls title with Olivia Swarbrick in second and Charlotte Peart in third.