HOME hero Jack Wright stormed to victory in the Wansfell fell race to make it a day to remember for the event's host club Ambleside AC.

Wright came home in a time of 20 minutes, 47 seconds, in front of a record field of 180 which ensured the event was a tremendous success.

The popular race covers a distance of 4km and involves a climb of 405m, and began as usual at the town's rugby club in damp, wet conditions.

It proved to be an enthralling and tightly contested race, with Wright eventually coming home just 14 seconds ahead of second placed James Espie of Deeside with Helm Hill man Mark Addison third in 21 minutes and 35 seconds.

Wright's Ambleside colleague Tom Simpson came in fourth and fellow Ambleside man Gary Greenhow was first MV40 home and finished seventh overall.

First woman back was another Ambleside runner in the shape of the in form Sarah McCormack, who came in a superb 11th overall in a time of 22 minutes and 54 seconds.

Ambleside officials said the event had gone very well and thanked all volunteers and marshals who helped out on the day.

The Wansfell event brings the curtain down on a very successful 2019 for Ambleside AC as the thriving club look to 2020 with confidence and optimism.