Whitehaven Area hosted the first major event of the 2021 calendar at the picturesque venue of Mockerkin overlooking some stunning scenery.

Nine seniors took to the trail but from the start one broke clear of the rest of the field.

Coming onto the finish it was clear the hound was set to bring delight for Jonty and Evie Moore as Crazy strode home to a comfortable victory ahead of Caroline Clough and Barry Laidler’s Best Mate with the only other finisher being Bill and Pat Mellon and Tina and Robert Airey’s Cracking Last One.

Unfortunately the maiden trail was void as no hounds finished.

Next up was the pups where a field of 14 took to the trail. Coming off Blake Fell one had again stolen a march and it was James and Ava McClellan’s Duchess Ava who strode home to take the win comfortably.

Martin and Molly Burrow and Joanna Satterthwaite’s Thorn Belle was in second, clear of Roy Laidler’s Kirkhead Rebel in third.

The puppy maidens were void as no hounds completed the course.

In the open restricted Denise Bland’s Huntsman’s Novice beat in Caroline and Barry’s Copperfield and Tony and Connor Irving’s Bob. The veteran trail was cancelled.

Friday saw the last of the current Potter’s Park series where Caroline Graham and Denis Reay’s Hunter’s Flame took a narrow victory from Jonty and Evie’s Crazy with Denis Pear's and Jackie Gill’s Miterdale Duchess in third place.

The pups saw Alan Blacklock’s Busy Lady take the spoils from James and Ava’s Duchess Ava with Nicola and Darren McMaster’s Maggie in third place.

The highly competitive open maidens saw Alan Little’s Huntsman’s complete its quota in the grade by beating in Tony Jackson and Ian Rudd’s Kinniside Jack with Anne and Mal Reay’s Zulu in third. The all in was won by Apache with Blueblaze in second and Some Lad in third.

Wednesday saw the second of the Wardhall series where Bill, Pat, Tina and Robert’s Cracking Last One held on strongly up the finish from a challenge of Reg Smith’s Acorn who took second and Paul Airey’s Meadow Spot in third.

The pups saw Denise Bland trained Cautious take the win ahead of Nicola and Darren’s Maggie and Colin Satterthwaite’s Thorn Snap in third.

The highly competitive open maidens saw Paul Airey’s veteran Meadow Josie hold on strongly to claim the victory ahead of Tanya Satterthwaite’s In the Red and Brian and Joy Lister’s Imagine.

The veteran trail made the long journey worthwhile for Dot Wilding as Wild Gypsy took the spoils ahead of Martin, Molly and Joanna’s Thorn Fire and Billy Birkett’s General James.