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Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN

Rewards: From left: Amelia Langhorn, Ben O'Flynn, Mischa Turner and Emily Graham with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN


          Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN
Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN
Four county titles for Furness table tennis stars
FURNESS players landed four Cumbria Schools Table Tennis titles at the individual championships in Kirkby Stephen.

Project: Dr Ceri Gibson checks riverbed conditions before the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels are released

Endangered: Nine-year-old freshwater pearl mussels growing in the ark at the Freshwater Biological Association facility near Ambleside

 Project: Dr Ceri Gibson checks riverbed conditions before the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels are released
Project: Dr Ceri Gibson checks riverbed conditions before the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels are released
Born to be set free: endangered pearl mussels released in Cumbria river
EXPERTS have released a group of critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels into a Cumbrian river after rearing them at a Lake District facility for a decade.

Windermere Lake Cruises. Submitted pic.

 Windermere Lake Cruises. Submitted pic.
Windermere Lake Cruises. Submitted pic.
Different priorities but the over-riding message is the new Government needs to help businesses
The worlds of business and politics have a deep, intertwined and often very awkward relationship.

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Handy: The new fingerprint recognition service on Cumberland's Building Society's mobile banking app

 19th May 2017. Submitted. Handy: The new fingerprint recognition service on Cumberland's Building Society's mobile banking app
19th May 2017. Submitted. Handy: The new fingerprint recognition service on Cumberland's Building Society's mobile banking app
Cumbria-based building society adds fingerprint recognition to app
THE Cumberland Building Society has added a new feature to its mobile banking app - fingerprint recognition.

Legend: Joss Naylor with young fell runners at the 2016 Festival of the Fells in Ambleside SUBMITTED

 Legend: Joss Naylor with young fell runners at the 2016 Festival of the Fells in Ambleside SUBMITTED
Legend: Joss Naylor with young fell runners at the 2016 Festival of the Fells in Ambleside SUBMITTED
Runners to tackle hard Lake District climb in big autumn run
ONE of the sharpest climbs in the Lake District will form the focus of a combined fell and trail run this autumn.

Take aim: Sophie Bisson during the archery taster GILES BROWN

Home and dry: Chris Burstow is welcomed home after his open water swim GILES BROWN

Above board: Archie Catnach tries his hand at stand-up paddle boarding GILES BROWN

They're off: Children set off on the junior trail race GILES BROWN

Thumbs up: Beth Scoot prepares to take part in the junior trail race GILES BROWN

 Take aim: Sophie Bisson during the archery taster GILES BROWN
Take aim: Sophie Bisson during the archery taster GILES BROWN
Novices seize the chance to have a go at range of outdoor activities in the Lakes
LONG-DISTANCE runners weren’t the only ones putting themselves through their paces at the Brathay Marathon, with keen novices taking the chance to experience a wide range of new activities as well.

Buzz: Thousands of visitors flocked to see the goods and foods on sale at Holker Spring Market

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Activity: Sisters Mia and Isla Dalton from Ulverston enjoy a giant colouring-in poster

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Sizzle do nicely: Long queues for the bangers and burgers from Savin Hill Farm in the Lyth Valley

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Leading the way: Crufts champion show dog owner Gail Riley at her Fassi Mare stall

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Raking it in: Gardeners Bob and Bob from the Fairly Famous Family of Windermere entertain

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Box clever: A juggler fascinates these young children.

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Circus skills: A juggler entertained young children

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

In the market: A great family day out at Holker Spring Market

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Music: Crooner Andy Reay from Barrow entertains the crowds

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Calm a llama down: Snapping up a picture at The Why Not Llamas stall.

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Bright idea: Caroline Welch, head of retail, and Sue Pettinger, Ulverston shop manager, at the St Mary's Hospice stall selling sunflowers

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

Tutu for you: Katie Kidd from Old Park Wood bought her eight-month-old daughter Elise her first tutu from Honey and Henry of Broughton in Furness

Photo: MILTON HAWORTH

 Buzz: Thousands of visitors flocked to see the goods and foods on sale at Holker Spring Market Photo: MILTON HAWORTH
Buzz: Thousands of visitors flocked to see the goods and foods on sale at Holker Spring Market Photo: MILTON HAWORTH
Spring festival blossoms as thousands flock to Holker Hall
A SPRING market was in full bloom as thousands of eager visitors flocked to Holker Hall this weekend.

Emotional end: Agony at the finish for 10in10 runner Claire Harrison

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Milestone: 10in10 runner Sonia 'Sonic' Foster from Barrow

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Feeling the strain: Brathay 10in10 runner Mat Bellingham from Windermere

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Prizes: Asics Windermere Marathon medals

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Need for speed: The fastest Brathay 10in10 runners Matt Sproat and Gary Herring

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Finish: Brathay 10in10 runner Trudi Dewar from Ulverston

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Final push: Sonia Foster from Barrow leaves the start line en route to setting her fastest time in this year's event

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Relief: Brathay 10in10 runner Trudi Dewar from Ulverston

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Well deserved: Brathay 10in10 runner Mat Bellingham, from Windermere, enjoys a beer after finishing

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Lap of the lake: Windermere Marathon runners spread out after a mile

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Focused: Mathew Campbell, son of the late Martin Campbell running for Team Camera Dude finishing ninth

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Winner: Gary Herring was the first 10in10 runner home

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Push it: Windermere Marathon race leaders at the first mile

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Well done: Brathay 10in10 runner Jimmy Abel from Ulverston

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Support: Fans cheer on the Windermere Marathon runners on the approach to Hawkshead

Photo: CHRIS WEST

Flying: Mark Tomkinson, from Hoad Hill Harriers, who finished 14th in the Windermere Marathon.

Photo: CHRIS WEST

 Emotional end: Agony at the finish for 10in10 runner Claire Harrison Photo: CHRIS WEST
Emotional end: Agony at the finish for 10in10 runner Claire Harrison Photo: CHRIS WEST
Athletes do Furness proud after completing the Brathay 10in10
RUNNERS pushed themselves to the limit of physical endurance when they set out to conquer 10 marathons in 10 days.

Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Country sports: Furness mine owner Myles Kennedy had his own pack of otter hounds based at Ulverston SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Taking aim: A bittern was shot in the Duddon Estuary, near Millom, in 1867 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Stuffed: A stock was shot at Windermere and sent to a taxidermist SUBMITTED otter-may-20

In action: The Patterdale otter hounds shown before the First World War SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Hot pursuit: The Glencoin Patterdale badger hunt around 1910 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Endangered: A postcard showing the Allendale wolf which was hunted and killed in 1904 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Hunting base: The Ulverston otter hounds were kept by Myles Kennedy of Stoen Cross, Ulverston SUBMITTED otter-may-20

 Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20
Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20
Stork, bittern and otters on South Cumbrian hunting hit list
ONE of the disadvantages of being from a rare or scarce species of wildlife is that through the decades certain people are very keen to hunt and kill you.

Martin Campbell in action filming one of the Brathay Trust's runners during his time as the charity's beloved "camera dude".

 Martin Campbell in action filming one of the Brathay Trust's runners during his time as the charity's beloved "camera dude".
Martin Campbell in action filming one of the Brathay Trust's runners during his time as the charity's beloved "camera dude".
Windermere marathon team run for beloved “camera dude”
SUNDAY’S events in Windermere will prove poignant for runners remembering the man who once captured their incredible achievements.

Aim high: Kendal Bowmen will be running have-a-go archery sessions at the Brathay Trust's Ambleside grounds on Sunday

Having a go: Kendal Bowmen will be running have-a-go archery sessions at the Brathay Trust's Ambleside grounds on Sunday

On target: Kendal Bowmen will be running have-a-go archery sessions at the Brathay Trust's Ambleside grounds on Sunday

Dive in: Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes, which is running open water swimming sessions at the Brathay Trust on Sunday

Photo: Steve Ashworth at MOViEiT

Paddle do nicely: Darren Ready, who runs Windermere Canoe Kayak and SUP

Moving on up: Youngsters and their families will be offered the chance to try out two different climbing walls on Sunday

Route to success: A participant orienteering in Grizedale Forest

In the running: Wayne Singleton from Jogging Pals

 Aim high: Kendal Bowmen will be running have-a-go archery sessions at the Brathay Trust's Ambleside grounds on Sunday
Aim high: Kendal Bowmen will be running have-a-go archery sessions at the Brathay Trust's Ambleside grounds on Sunday
Archers to help Cumbria fitness drive hit the target
ORGANISERS of a Cumbria-wide scheme aimed at getting people active hope a team of archers will help them hit their target by inspiring legions of merry men.

POLLY WALKER: Polly Walker

 POLLY WALKER: Polly Walker
POLLY WALKER: Polly Walker
Do you remember when...
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One direction: A participant orienteering in Girzedale Forest

Walk this way: Iain Smith-Ward with members of UVHS orienteering club

Pointing the way: Orienteering involves navigating with a map and compass

The Go Active logo

 One direction: A participant orienteering in Girzedale Forest
One direction: A participant orienteering in Girzedale Forest
Your Sunday could be mapped out with orienteering tasting session
PEOPLE who want to follow the right path in life will be given an opportunity to get their bearings this weekend.

The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

The devastated facade of the House of Lords building in Barrow. Photo: JON GRANGER

 The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Lane closure lifted on Barrow road four months after House of Lords blaze
A LANE closure on an arterial road through Barrow has been lifted today.

Meeting: Giles Archibald, leader of South Lakeland District Council

 Meeting: Giles Archibald, leader of South Lakeland District Council
Meeting: Giles Archibald, leader of South Lakeland District Council
Live in Ulverston, Grange, Kendal or South Lakes and have a problem? Here are the influential councillors you need to contact
A CABINET reshuffle has been announced at South Lakeland District Council.

Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT

Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT

Open water swimming. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT

Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT

An open water swimmer. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT

 Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT
Pete Kelly and Andrea Tucker, from Swim The Lakes. Photo: Steve Ashworth, MOViEiT
Take the plunge at Go Active at Brathay's open water swimming sessions
ASPIRING merpeople can finally follow their dreams and take the splash.

Shore thing: Darren Ready, who runs Windermere Canoe Kayak and stand up paddleboarding

Standing tall: Windermere Canoe Kayak and stand up paddleboard users

 Shore thing: Darren Ready, who runs Windermere Canoe Kayak and stand up paddleboarding
Shore thing: Darren Ready, who runs Windermere Canoe Kayak and stand up paddleboarding
Ambleside charity offers chance to Go Active and take to the water
WANNABE waterbirds will be given the chance to stand on the surface of a lake, as part of an innovative drive to get newcomers enjoying outdoor fitness pursuits.

History: Children who came to Windermere, pictured waiting in Prague for the RAF to fly them to the Lake District

 History: Children who came to Windermere, pictured waiting in Prague for the RAF to fly them to the Lake District
History: Children who came to Windermere, pictured waiting in Prague for the RAF to fly them to the Lake District
Lottery funding boost for project to highlight Lake District links to Holocaust survivors
THE Lake District's link to survivors of the Holocaust is to become one of the themes of a new heritage centre.

New look: The Squire Hotels team along with Windermere mayor, Cllr Leith Hallatsch

Stylish: £1m revamp at The Hydro Hotel

Gala night: Entertainment on the evening

Celebration: The Squire Hotels team and Cllr Leith Hallatsch

 New look: The Squire Hotels team along with Windermere mayor, Cllr Leith Hallatsch
New look: The Squire Hotels team along with Windermere mayor, Cllr Leith Hallatsch
Lakes hotel reopens after £1m renovation with party starring Britain's Got Talent acts
AN historic Lakes hotel hosted a cocktail party with Britain's Got Talent acts to celebrate reopening after a £1m renovation.

Challenge: Brathay 10in10 runners, from the left, Mathew Bellingham, Trudi Dewar, Sonja Jackson and Jim Abel

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

On your marks: Gamekeeper Stephen Bond fires his shotgun, marking the start of the race on Friday

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

No turning back: And they're off for the first marathon in the Brathay 10in10

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Support: Family and friends of the runners at the start

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Hitting the road: Runners en route, between Brathay Hall and Hawkshead

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Cheering and waving: Supporters cheer on the runners as they set off from the start

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Mathew Bellingham from Windermere

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Mathew Bellingham from Windermere

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Sonja Jackson, from Barrow, and Jimmy Jim Abel, from Ulverston

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Sonja Jackson from Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Trudi Dewar from Ulverston

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Challenge: Trudi Dewar from Ulverston

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Challenge: Brathay 10in10 runners, from the left, Mathew Bellingham, Trudi Dewar, Sonja Jackson and Jim Abel Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Challenge: Brathay 10in10 runners, from the left, Mathew Bellingham, Trudi Dewar, Sonja Jackson and Jim Abel Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
One down, nine marathons to go for Brathay 10in10 runners
SIXTEEN people have taken the first of 330,000 steps towards completing 10 marathons in as many days as they pledge to raise £91,000 for Ambleside youth charity Brathay Trust.

Looking ahead: Furness Railway manager Alfred Aslett looked at ways to increase business through tourism SUBMITTED askam-may-12

Nice views: The Furness Railway produced a series of posters and postcards promoting its tours of the Lake District SUBMITTED askam-may-12

 Looking ahead: Furness Railway manager Alfred Aslett looked at ways to increase business through tourism SUBMITTED askam-may-12
Looking ahead: Furness Railway manager Alfred Aslett looked at ways to increase business through tourism SUBMITTED askam-may-12
Golden age of railway travel in the Lake District
THE golden age of refined railway travel is being recreated at Askam next Thursday, (May 18) at the next meeting of the Askam and Ireleth History Group.

Taking a dip in one of the water pools on Roanhead beach, Barrow, are Jamie Baker, 13, and his dog Fudge Thursday 11th May 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

Beach boys: Ben Sainsbury (left), 3, and Edward Sainsbury, 2, from Windermere LINDSEY DICKINGS

Sun worshipper: A kangaroo with its joey at South Lakes Safari Zoo Dalton LEANNE BOLGER

Tunnel vision: Dane Ghyll Primary School gardeners. From left: Esme Thompson, Shane Cooke, Charlie Gallagher and Angelina Biju. Front row: Jack Hampshire and Lewis Taylor

Digging deep: Edward Sainsbury, 2, from Windermere, on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS

Castle kids: Ben Sainsbury (left), 3, and Edward Sainsbury, 2, from Windermere have fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS

Going down: Water levels of some Cumbrian rivers, like the River Eden in Cumbria, have fallen dramatically following one of the driest winters in the past two decades OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

 Taking a dip in one of the water pools on Roanhead beach, Barrow, are Jamie Baker, 13, and his dog Fudge Thursday 11th May 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Taking a dip in one of the water pools on Roanhead beach, Barrow, are Jamie Baker, 13, and his dog Fudge Thursday 11th May 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
South Cumbria sunny spell set to break as the rain is on its way
WHILE the sun worshippers are hoping this warm spell will continue - farmers, growers and wildlife experts are among those praying for the rain to arrive.

Glory: Adam Chapman after his win at Dunham Forest on the 1836 Tour SUBMITTED

Winner: Adam Chapman after his win at Dunham Forest on the 1836 Tour SUBMITTED

Payday: Adam Chapman after his win at Dunham Forest on the 1836 Tour SUBMITTED

 Glory: Adam Chapman after his win at Dunham Forest on the 1836 Tour SUBMITTED
Glory: Adam Chapman after his win at Dunham Forest on the 1836 Tour SUBMITTED
Windermere golf ace Chapman pulls off maiden pro tour win
ADAM Chapman claimed his first professional title with a superb golfing display in Cheshire.

JEREMY PAXMAN: Jeremy Paxman

 JEREMY PAXMAN: Jeremy Paxman
JEREMY PAXMAN: Jeremy Paxman
Do you remember when...
10 years ago
Police investigate counterfeit currency in the Lakes
POLICE are are investigating the attempted exchange of counterfeit currency in the Lakes.

Original Caption(if any): BRATHAY 10 IN 10. Brathay Hall, Ambleside. Joy as Sonja Foster crosses the finish line. 17th May 2015. CHRIS WEST. REF -----------------------------------------------------------------------

Sonja Foster

Trudi Dewar at the finishing line of the New York Marathon 2014.

 Original Caption(if any): BRATHAY 10 IN 10. Brathay Hall, Ambleside. Joy as Sonja Foster crosses the finish line. 17th May 2015. CHRIS WEST. REF -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Original Caption(if any): BRATHAY 10 IN 10. Brathay Hall, Ambleside. Joy as Sonja Foster crosses the finish line. 17th May 2015. CHRIS WEST. REF -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Runners to tackle UK's ultimate endurance event
SIXTEEN people take first of 330,000 steps towards completing 10 marathons in as many days as they pledge to raise £91,000 for Ambleside youth charity Brathay Trust.

Beetroot and blue cheese starter

Lyth Valley Inn Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The lounge area in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The bathroom in Robin's Nest suit Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The bedroom in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Bedroom in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The bedroom in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Bathroo in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn View from Robin's Nest Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The bedroom area in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The bedroom in Robin's Nest suite Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Beer from Winster Valley Brewery Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Beetroot and blue cheese starter Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Dry aged Hereford salt chamber Cumbrian beef Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn Chocolate orange ice-cream Picture: Sheenah Alcock

Lyth Valley Inn The outside of the hotel Picture: Sheenah Alcock

 Beetroot and blue cheese starter
Beetroot and blue cheese starter
Travel review: Lyth Valley Country Inn
I have hotel confession to make. I’m addicted to a very well-known travel review site. Nothing wrong with that in itself, but I’m ashamed to say it’s not the good reviews I crave, it’s the one-star petty rants I love, I just can’t get enough of them.

Case: Carlisle Crown Court was told of Carolyn Helen Ruth Brosnan's latest spate of offending

 Case: Carlisle Crown Court was told of Carolyn Helen Ruth Brosnan's latest spate of offending
Case: Carlisle Crown Court was told of Carolyn Helen Ruth Brosnan's latest spate of offending
Windermere woman carried out shoplifting offences after being spared jail
A WINDERMERE woman spared custody for trying to smuggle drugs into a prison went on to commit a string of shoplifting crimes, a court has heard.

Line it up: Players on the course at Furness during the club's 145th anniversary pro-am competition LEANNE BOLGER

Green machines: The Carus Green team of (from left): Richard Ford, professional Gary Wolstenholme, Maurice Cotter and Mark Billington at Furness Golf Club LEANNE BOLGER

Off we go: Furness captain Ian Murray (left) and Blackpool professional Curtis Dean walk the fairways at Furness LEANNE BOLGER

In full swing: Blackpool pro Curtis Dean on the first fairway LEANNE BOLGER

Proud day: Furness captain Ian Murray during the club's 145th anniversary pro-am competition LEANNE BOLGER

Teeing off: Kevin Mahon, of Ulverston, sets off on his round at the Furness pro-am LEANNE BOLGER

Happy days: Professional Gary Wolstenholme at Furness Golf Club LEANNE BOLGER

Teamwork: From left: Bill French, Ian Murray, Kevin Mahon and pro Curtis Dean with PGA tournament controller Andrew Chadwick LEANNE BOLGER

Good lines: David Shacklady lines up a putt LEANNE BOLGER

Launched: David Cowperthwaite tees off on the second hole LEANNE BOLGER

Putt it there: Kevin O'Neill on one of the Furness greens LEANNE BOLGER

 Line it up: Players on the course at Furness during the club's 145th anniversary pro-am competition LEANNE BOLGER
Line it up: Players on the course at Furness during the club's 145th anniversary pro-am competition LEANNE BOLGER
PICTURE SPECIAL: Three Amigos ride off with Furness pro-am prize
THE sun shone but there was not a sombrero in sight as The Three Amigos rode off with the big prize.

Rip in: Tim Ripper put in a strong run for Black Combe at the Coniston Horsehoe Fell Race

 Rip in: Tim Ripper put in a strong run for Black Combe at the Coniston Horsehoe Fell Race
Rip in: Tim Ripper put in a strong run for Black Combe at the Coniston Horsehoe Fell Race
Addison wins sprint finish to triumph in Coniston fell race
IT took a sprint finish after almost nine miles of tough running to decide the winner in the Coniston Horseshore Fell Race.
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