Palmer continues good form at Helvellyn

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Tue 31 May '11

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Mark Palmer at the Brecon 40

After his strong run at the Brecon 40 last week, Mynydd Du’s Mark Palmer won the ‘new’ Helvellyn and The Dodds race in Cumbria on Sunday. Replacing the Helvellyn fell race (to now also take in The Dodds) the event is now a tough 15 miler with 4400ft of climbing…

Palmer took the win, finishing around a minute ahead of Borrowdale’s Morgan Donnelly. The duo were almost 5 minutes up on third-placed Philip Sanderson. Over 100 finished the race, with the FRA forum comments talking effusively about the race, which will no doubt become a firm favourite on the calendar.

Kewsick’s Catherine Evans won the women’s race in 3:02:36, ahead of Northumberland Fell Runners Karen Robertson and Steph Scott.

Full results now online at the Keswick AC site (follow the results link on the left)

Top 10
1 2:18:53 PALMER, Mark Mynydd Du MV40
2 2:19:51 DONNELLY, Morgan Borrowdale F.R. M
3 2:24:17 SANDERSON, Philip Northumberland Fell Runners MV40
4 2:27:58 COLLISON, Kim Eden Runners
5 2:28:49 O’DONNELL, Hugh Ambleside A.C.
6 2:28:49 WURR, Simon Thames Hare & Hounds
7 2:28:57 BIRKINSHAW, Steve Borrowdale F.R. MV40
8 2:31:52 ROBINSON, Mike Dark Peak Runners MV40
9 2:32:16 ABDELNOOR, Ben Ambleside A.C.
10 2:32:30 LUXMOORE, Jamie Keswick AC

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  1. theNoor May 31, 09:58 PM

    Mark Palmer also happens to be having a BG attempt on June 11th – an18.5 hour schedule with a 4am start on the Saturday. He’s quick is that man!

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