At the first English Championship Fell Race of the 2010 season Matt Speake took victory. Matt, an International Orienteer, has been perfecting his fell running at the Northern Runner/Esk Valley Winter and Summer Series, notably winning the Fox and Hounds Chase last summer in a record breaking time.
It was good to see lo…cal veteran Philip Sanderson, Northumberland Fell Runners, finish in with the mix as fourth vet and 19th overall. Hopfully Phillip continues to preogress as he has for the last few seasons and is in the fight for the medals by the end of the Summer. Olivia Walwyn, Altringham, won the ladies race with 4 minutes to spare. For results click the link