RUNNERS from the Ambleside club dominated Saturday's Three Shires race as they filled all the top four places.

In bright sunshine, more than 240 competitors tackled the 2oK course which involved just over 4,000 ft of climb and took a route over Wetherlan, Swirl How, Three Shires Stone, Pike O'Blisco and Lingmoor.

Garry Greenhow was first home in two hours, 45 seconds, followed by Peter Bray, (2-01-55), Jack Wright, (2.02-53) and Ben Abdelnoor, (2-03-57), the latter following his recent effort in breaking the Frog Graham SwimRun event record.

Mark Roberts of Borrowdale was fifth and first MV50, (2-07-12) with Paul Tierney of Ambleside sixth (2-08-07).

Furst woman home was Natalie Beadle of Oxford Uni AC, WU23, (2-32-06 and 48th overall), followed by Anna Lupton of Black Combe, (FV40, 2-32-22, 52nd overall and Michelle Foxwell of Ambleside (FV40, 2-40-36, 71st overall.

Lesley Malarkey from Keswick was first W70 ever to complete the race in 3-30-27.

Carl Bell from Keswick won the English Championships race with Kelli Roberts of Helm first woman home.

The Ilam Park event, which was last race in the 2019 English Championships, attracted 150 male runners and saw a one-two for Keswick as Mark Lamb won in 35-18 followed by club mate John Battrick in 35-25.

Nathan Lawson, MU23, of Dark Peak, was third in 35-44 in the 7.2K race, which involved a 450M ascent and ran steeply onto Bunster Hill before descending into the Dovedale valley then climbing to Flagpole Hill and Thorpe Cloud before finishing at Ilam Hall.

Rob Jebb of Helm Hill was 10th overall and 1st MV40, (36-50) while Keswick's Carl Bell's 13th placed finish in 37-07 was enough for him to be crowned overall winner of the championships.

Sharon Taylor of Helm Hill was first woman home in 44-09, just pipping Helen Berry of Holmfirth Harriers (FV45, 44-37) with Eleanor Johnstone of Pennine Fell third of the 46 female runners in 45-38.