On Saturday It was the 55th Delamere parkrun with 8 out for Helsby. Great run from Colin Bishop saw him first overall and first in for Helsby with a time of 17:47 which equals his PB. Brilliant running from Laura Baynham Hughes saw her 2nd lady home overall and first Helsby lady with a new PB of 22:23. Also well done to Dave Madders and Jim Jones for setting new PBs. Please find the results below:
Full results here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/
Also it was the 10th Warrington parkrun and great running from Helen Owens and Joanne Lacking ahead of their marathon next week. Please find the results below:
Full results here:
Sunday saw the first road counter of the year at the Cheshire 10k in Arley Hall in Northwich. This was a flat and fast course starting in the beautiful grounds of Arley Hall, heading out onto the surrounding roads for 1 lap and then back to the hall for the finish. It was a highly competitive race at the sharp end of the field with the winner breaking the 30 minute mark! Although Helsby refused to be outclassed and with 8 Helsby vests out and some impressive times everyone did a fantastic job! Excellent running from Clare Miller saw her take a minute off her best 10k time for a PB and first Helsby lady home, Dave matched his 10k PB and Roy getting close to that sub 40! Well done to everyone who turned out for this race and special thanks to Mario and Rhona Cook who came along to support. Please find Helsby times below:
I couldn’t seem to view the official results so these are extracted from Run Britain and don’t show any age category positions. If you think you got an age cat podium position please let me know and I’ll get the blog updated. One we know is Jackie taking top honours in her cat, top effort when you think of her warm-up at Coniston the day before (below)!
[Ed — Colin will be too modest to mention it, but he secured a brilliant PB at Arley, great confidence booster showing what quality shape he's in and payback for recent hard training!]
31st Colin Thompson 35:26
105th Roy Gaskill 40:17
176th Dave Madders 42:59
274th Geoff Shaw 46.42
286th Clare Miller 47:06
287th Derek Gallagher 47:08
347th Jackie Keasley 48:51
762nd Janet Shaw 59.49
Link to the full results: http://www.racetimers.co.uk/cheshire-10k-results-march-2014/
On the Saturday was the Coniston 14 with 3 Helsby vests out. Dave Feakes was first Helsby runner home and brilliant running from Carol Shaw 2nd in her age category and first Helsby lady. Also well done to Jackie for doing the double at the weekend! Helsby results below:
221st David Feakes 1:47:55
302nd Carol Shaw 1:52:06 (2nd in age cat)
453rd Jackie Keasley 2:00:29
And a link to the full results: http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/
Also a few words from Jackie below:
CWAC Sports Awards 2014
On Thursday the Cheshire West and Chester Annual Sports Awards presentation dinner took place at the Portal Hotel near Tarporley. Jane Ashbrook had nominated Helsby Running Club as Club of the Year, but unfortunately we did not make it to the final 3. Jo Farwell was nominated as Volunteer of the Year for her involvement in Sky Breeze Ladies cycling plus Helsby Running Club and made it to the last 3 so was invited to the dinner which a number of us attended. It was a great sporting evening with over 200 people attending. Jo was pipped by a couple who run the Phoenix BasketBall team in Chester. Her friend, who Jo nominated, Sarah Brailsford, won the Special Achiever award, for Breeze Ladies cycling. Another couple on our table won the Best Special School award, so our table was very successful. For the full set of awards see
The highlight was the pre-dinner speaker, Mark Colbourne, paraolympic london 2012 cyclist, mens individual pursuit C1 gold medal winner. He broke his back paragliding in 2009, then took up cycling to complete a charity ride for a friend for rehab and got hooked. He won his medal at the age of 42 and broke the world record! They showed the whole win on the screen to cheers. He now travels giving inspirational talks! Photos attached of me and Jo, holding his gold medal I got that same feeling as holding Joes’s torch!
Sunday April 6th 11am – Border League – Wirral
Last but one Border League race, all runners count with the competition hotting up for final team placings, both mens and ladies team currently lying 3rd in their divisions. A new 5.2 mile course along the promenade at New Brighton (CH45 2PB 11am) or meet at the club at 9:45am if you want to lift share.
Finally a reminder, for a week wednesday:
Wednesday April 9th 8:30pm – Strength Training for Runners Talk
Mike Searle’s talk targeting runners for a) performance and b) health. In the club house after our club run with a chip balm supper to sustain us.
If I have missed anyone off the results or missed a race please email me or Steve Riley and we’ll endeavour to get the blog updated.
Thanks, Colin T