KENDAL runners Rebecca Robinson and Sarah Tunstall have won places in the Great Britain squad to take part in the European Uphill Championships in Bulgaria next month.

Robinson and Tunstall finished third and fourth respectively in the European Trial race at Keswick to win their spots on the team, and Robinson said she was delighted.

“I’m really looking forward to Bulgaria - I don’t get to run up the fells as much as I used to so I’m very happy to qualify.”

She added that she wants to focus on getting some times down for road racing after the Bulgaria race next month.

Mark Addison reigned supreme in the Pen y ghent fell race at the weekend, finishing 25 seconds ahead of the unattached Paul Webb.

Kendal AAC’s Craig Roberts took third in a time of 48 minutes dead.

Lynne Clough of Chorley Athletic and Tri was the first woman home in 59.16, with Pudsey and Bramley’s Rachel Pilling second and Ilkley Harrier Alison Weston third.

Howgill Harrier Patrick Hanna won the Yomp at the weekend in 3:13.16, six minutes ahead of nearest rival Harry Dalby.

Fellow Harriers Jon Richardson and Allistair Hanna were sixth and eighth respectively.

Emma Wood took the ladies race in 4:09.49, three minutes in front of Karen Nash, with Sally Holt third.

This Sunday the Karrimor Great Trail Challenge and Home Countries International race takes place in Keswick.

More than 1,800 participants with new 11k and 22k distances, with Steve Vernon, who recently won the UK Trials to represent Great Britain at the European Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria in July, among the runners.

The UK’s best mountain and cross country runners will also race across a variety of distances, with England taking on Scotland and Wales and Ireland facing off.

Also, the Bendrigg 10k will take place on Saturday at Old Hutton Primary School, with around 100 runners expected to take part.