Rotary Club of Upper Eden
Sunday 4th June 2017

KIRKBY STEPHEN

Run or walk on Cumbrian Fells

23, 11.5 or 6.5 miles
Official Yomp Sponsor

Yomp 2006 Report

Total Entries this year was 557.  Full Course 240, Half Course 202, Short Course 115.
A splendid turnout and the weather was mostly dry with some fairly strong wind on parts of the course. There was only one new record set which was probably due to the very warm conditions which no doubt sapped the strength on the steep climbs which feature on all three courses.

The team from the Rotary Club of Keswick consisting of  Rotarians Mike & Gavin Ryder and Patrick Stokes won the High Seat Cup for the second successive year narrowly beating the Rotary Club of Penrith and setting a new record in the process beating previous record by 31 minutes.

Bellahouston Road Runners from North of the Border took two team trophies and one of their members Emma Birnie was the fastest female Yomper on the Full Course.

Her Majesty’s Forces were particularly well represented with contingents of Regular and Volunteer Regiments in the Full & Half Courses. The Lancastrian & Cumbria Volunteers took the trophy for the fastest TA team & No 5 Regiment RA won the trophy for the fastest Regular Services team in the Full Course.

Members of the Air Cadet Force gave valuable assistance with communications and many local volunteers and the partners of Rotary Club members gave tremendous support in the School Base and on checkpoints around the course. The Local Mountain Rescue Team was on stand-by in case of any emergencies and a number of helpers came out on their Quad bikes marked out the routes and carried supplies to the high checkpoints whilst others turned out with their trailers to provide  shelter for Marshals and for Yompers at the various Roadside checkpoints.

All finishers also received a special Certificate to commemorate their special day on the Fells and the Rotary Club will organise a presentation evening within the next two weeks to present cheques to the main charities and to present trophies and medals to all winners.

Cumbria Classic Coaches once again kindly provided a vintage coach complete to convey the Short Course entrants from Kirkby Stephen up to their starting point at Tailbridge on the Nateby to Swaledale road a spectacular trip for the many juniors heading for the start point.

The basic costs  for the printing of posters and forms, publicity, equipment and postages etc for this years event were generously covered by  sponsorship from W.A.Developments of Appleby.

The Rotary Club offer their most sincere thanks to all who supported us on the day and in the preparations for the event. We will be back again looking for entries for 3rd June 2007.