Keswick record “famous victory” in Hodgson brothers relay

Date: Friday 6th October 2017
Keswick AC’s winning runners (left to right) Chris Edis, James Appleton, Mark Lamb, Steve Hebblethwaite, Sam Stead, John Battrick, Dan Haworth, and Carl Bell.
Keswick AC’s winning runners (left to right) Chris Edis, James Appleton, Mark Lamb, Steve Hebblethwaite, Sam Stead, John Battrick, Dan Haworth, and Carl Bell.

FOR the first time since 1990, Keswick Athletic Club won an iconic Lake District mountain race which was dominated for nearly two decades by Borrowdale Fell Runners.

In 1986, the Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay was originally established in memory of Ian Hodgson, who was tragically killed in a cycling accident the day after he had won a mountain marathon in Patterdale.

It was renamed in 2015 to also remember Ian’s elder brother Michael, who suffered a sudden fatal cardiac arrest while cycling near Keswick. He had been instrumental in establishing the event — for teams of eight who run four legs in pairs — and helped promote it to become a premier event in the fell running calendar.

Full story in tomorrow's paper.