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Thursday, 04 June 2015

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Rain didn’t stop play at Rusland Show

TORRENTIAL downpours were not going to stop a rural community in Cumbria enjoying its 130th annual show.
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Only the two world wars and the foot-and-mouth outbreak have cancelled Rusland Show over the decades, so the rain was not a problem.

Visitors and competitors braved the weather to head to Whitestock Meadow for a fantastic showcase of horticulture exhibits in the marquees, a children’s pet show and fancy dress competition.

There were also fine displays of Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, hound trailing and track and fell races, and a tug of war contest between local Young Farmers groups.

Barrow and Furness Striders were well represented in track and fell races. Junior members Joseph Wilkinson, 14, and Jake Cooper, 12, came away with a clutch of trophies.

Joseph, of Ulverston Victoria High School, won the boys 90m sprint, 200m, 400m and he was sixth in the 800m. He said: “I’ve been happy with my races. The weather has been bad, but it’s good to support local events.”

Jake, of St Bernard’s Catholic High School, won the junior athlete of the day trophy, with his points from a win in the 800m, seconds in the 1,600m and 90m sprit, and thirds in the 400m and fell race.

He said: “I feel privileged to have won this prize.”

Tom Gibbs, 41, of Backbarrow was the senior athlete of the day, winning the senior 1,600m and coming second in the 400m, fell race, and five mile race. He said: “I’m surprised but pleased. It’s nice to come and support your local event, especially on days like today.”

Jill Bruce, of Lincolnshire was visiting family in the area and attended the show with them.

She said: “It’s been a brilliant event, but the weather has been terrible.

“We enjoyed the fancy dress competition. My two-year-old granddaughter, Amelia, got a second prize dressed as a lamb.”

Show secretary, Antony Meanwell, said: “This says a lot for the local community. You can see by the amount of people who have turned out today that they still wanted to support this.”


RUSLAND FIVE MILE FELL RACE: 1 (1st V40) Paul Dugdale V40 Kendal AC 32.34, 2 (2nd V40) Tom Gibbs V40 Ambleside 33.18, 3 Carl Edmonds M Black Combe 35.01, 4 (3rd V40) Paul Knowles V40 Ambleside 35.04, 5 Stuart Edmondson M Horwich RMI Harriers 35.41, 6 Oscar Meanwell M Borrowdale 35.46, 7 (4th V40) Darren Fishwick V40 Chorley 35.49, 8 Ben Proctor M Helm Hill 35.56, 9 Robin Tuddenham V40 Todmorden 36.24, 10 Olly Fielden V40 Cumberland 36.41, 11 Harvey Lord M unattached 37.04, 12 Paul Upton M Helm Hill 37.28, 13 Simon Stanway V40 Barrow & Furness 38.04, 14 Dave McNaught V40 Hutt Valley Harr. NZ 38.07, 15 Jack Simpson M unattached 38.45, 16 Bryan Houghton V40 unattached 38.46, 17 Richard Evans M unattached 38.48, 18 (1st V50) Stephen Carr V50 unattached 40.09, 19 Adam Lackey M unattached 40.39, 20 Chris Fellows V40 Black Combe 40.45, 21 Trevor Gaunt M unattached 40.53, 22 Stuart Robinson M Telford Harriers 41.47, 23 (2nd V50) Chris Schofield V50 Helm Hill 42.07, 24 Mark McGlincy V40 Keswick 42.21, 25 James Carradice M Helm Hill 42.51, 26 (1st Lady) Evelyn Dugdale LV50 Kendal 42.52, 27 (2nd Lady) Helen Woodley F unattached 43.26, 28 (3rd V50) Len I’Anson V50 Borrowdale 44.47, 29 (4th V50) Paul Wakefield V50 unattached 44.49, 30 Andrew Gittins V50 Black Combe 46.43, 31 (3rd Lady) Victoria Upton F Helm Hill 47.26, 32 (1st V60) Kevin Pike V60 unattached 47.77, 33 (2nd V60) Robert McKeever V60 Black Combe 48.43, 34 Simon Filmore V50 Lakeland OC 48.57, 35 (2nd LV50) Alizon Taylor LV50 Fell Ponies 49.27, 36 (3rd V60) Ian Conway V60 Glaxo Hoad Hill 50.51, 37 (4th V60) Andrew Smith V60 Lakeland OC 52.53, 38 Richard Stokes V60 FRA 53.18, 39 Stephen Taylor V40 Fell Ponies 54.08, 40 David Binks V60 Allithwaite 55.59, 41 (1st LV40) Natalie McNaught LV40 unattached 56.22, 42 (2nd LV 40) Rachel Mills LV40 unattached 56.47.

SHORT SENIOR FELL RACE: 1 (1st V40) Paul Dugdale V40 Kendal 13.45, 2 (2nd V40) Tom Gibbs V40 Ambleside 13.52, 3 Paul Knowles M Ambleside 15.12, 4 (3rd V40) Darren Fishwick V40 Chorley 15.13, 5 Adam Crowe M Ambleside 15.23, 6 (4th V40) Anthony Meanwell V40 Borrowdale 15.5, 7 Brendan Bolland V40 Horwich 16.42, 8 (1st Lady) Heidi Murray F Helm Hill 18.14, 9 (2nd Lady) Sue Ross F Black Combe 20.15, 10 (3rd Lady) Alizon Taylor LV50 Fell Ponies 22.09, 11 Steve Taylor V40 Fell Ponies 25.23.

UNDER 17 FELL RACE: 1 (1st boy) Oscar Meanwell Boy Borrowdale 9.31, 2 (1st girl) Heidi Murray Girl Helm Hill 10.46, 3 (2nd Boy) Hector Meanwell Boy Borrowdale 12.01, 4 (2nd girl) Saffron Rawcliffe Boy unattached 17.03.

UNDER 14 FELL RACE: 1 (1st boy) Jake Shuttleworth Boy Ambleside 6.37, 2 (2nd boy) Ashley Albas-Brindle Boy Madrid 7.11, 3 (3rd boy) Ben Nurse Boy Abbey 7.18, 4 Shane Bond Boy CFC 7.29, 5 Jordan Rawlins Boy unattached 7.37, 6 Robert Albion Boy Broughton Runners 7.59, 7 (1st Girl) Georgia Cooper Girl Barrow & Furness 8.02, 8 Thomas Edmonds Boy Lakeland OC 8.13, 9 Joseph McNaught Boy Hutt Valley Harriers 8.2, 10 Dan Sanderson Boy unattached 8.56, 11 Richard Rawlinson Boy unattached 9.13, 12 (2nd girl) Leah Albion Girl Broughton Runners 9.28, 13 James Mason Boy unattached 10.49, 14 (3rd Girl) Leah Clough Girl unattached 10.5.

UNDER 12 FELL RACE: 1 (1st boy) Liam Bond Boy CFC 6.31, 2 (2nd boy) Ryan Bond Boy CFC 6.42, 3 (3rd boy) Jake Cooper Boy Barrow & Furness 6.45, 4 Connor O’Hara Boy Hoad Hill 6.52, 5 (1st girl) Kate McNaught Girl Hutt Valley Harriers 7, 6 Harvey Cooper Boy Barrow & Furness 7.23, 7 Jake Wood Boy unattached 7.32, 8 (2nd Girl) Carrie Tyson Girl unattached 7.49, 9 (3rd Girl) Olesia Winder Girl unattached 8.13, 10 Alisha Bond Boy CFC 8.14, 11 Tessa Knowles Boy Ambleside 9.49, 12 Kade Gaunt Boy unattached 11.21.


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