Goyt’s Moss and Goyt Valley series

Hard hill man Phil Gillard

Hardy hill man Phil Gillard

Hardy hill man Phil Gillard was our sole representative at Goyt’s Moss last Wednesday.

Don’t fear though, if you’re kicking yourself for missing the chance to get wet, muddy and generally exhausted the good news is Goyt’s Moss is just the first in the Goyt Valley series.

Other dates:

Race 2 – Whaley Waltz (BS)
Saturday 27th June 2009, 2.15pm
5.75miles/900’m from Whaley Bridge (GR 012811)
Race limit 300
£5 pre-entry by June 1st or EOD by 1.50pm.

Race 3 – Shining Tor Fell Race (AS)
Wednesday 22nd July 2009, 7.30pm.
5.9miles/1600’ from Errwood Sailing Club, Goyt Valley, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire.
£4 on the night only.

Race 4 – Windgather Fell Race (BL)
Sunday 11th October 2009, 11.00am.
13.5miles/2500’ from Burbage Institute, Bishops Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire.
£5.00 on the day only.

Website: http://www.fellraces.co.uk/

Something like the Whaley Waltz might be a good option for anyone new to the whole hill running thing (rumours of a river crossing are greatly exaggerated and shouldn’t put you off. Ahem).

Picture from Mick Hall’s excellent site http://mickhall-photos.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=430334

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Birkenhead park 5

Wirral AC’s Birkenhead Park road race, Wed June 3rd, 7:45pm. Open five mile race, with junior races on the night starting from 7pm. Club counter. Entry form here

2009 AGM

The annual club presentation evening is Wednesday 17th June, in the club lounge. Club AGM and prizegiving. If you have anything to raise, let Andy Smith know so we can make time. Starts around 8pm, after the usual club run. All welcome!

Edale country fair fell race

Sunday 7th June. Edale Country Fair fell race. A cracking fell race attached to a good country fair. Nearly all the race route can be seen from the fair ground.

EDALE COUNTRY DAY (R). AS. 11.00 a.m. 4.7m/1328′,  registration at Edale Village Hall (GR SK124853). £5 includes entry to  Country Day. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 16. Records: 31.46 S. Bailey 2005; f.  38.23 J. McIver 2007.

Part of Edale Country Day. Details: Andy Jenkins, 3 Watermeadows, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZQ. Tel: 01433 670003. Email: andy@highpeakchallenges.co.uk

Last road counter, next road counter

Results for the Dunham Massey 5k race held on Friday 22nd May

Individual times and positions as below. Well done to all taking part.
30th    Adair Broughton    18.12
83rd    Geoff Shaw           20.34
173rd  Janet Shaw           27.46
176th  Carol Shaw           28.30

Next road club counter is Wednesday 3rd June 7.45pm at Birkenhead Park for a 5mile race. Details here http://www.wirralac.co.uk/
Adair

Upcoming events

Next road race counter is Friday 22nd May @ 7.15pm (now full).
Next fell counter is the delightful (and fairly short) Mynydd Myfyr race nr Oswestry held on Monday 25th May, and for those new to fell/hill running is a very highly recommended introduction……plus plenty of cake afterwards.

Tattenhall Tough Challenge. Teams of three, 9 mile multi-terrain race, road and trail up onto the Peckforton Ridge of the Sandstone Trail. An unusual event in that you need to get your team across the line together, since it’s the time of the 3rd member that counts…
www.tattenhallrunners.com/21.html

Deestriders have an offroad series coming up for the summer…
www.deestridersrunningclub.net

2009 events listing

Adair Broughton brings us this excellent listing of events around and about. Most of these are local or up to about an hour’s travelling distance from Helsby.

http://www.distantmoons.com/running.html

Truly a labour of love! Nice one.

Rainow 5 fell race

Let’s hope for some good weather at tonight’s Rainow 5. A decent turnout should be expected from the fell runners amongst us, with this race featuring as one of this year’s Club Counters[1].

5m and 750′ of climbing, so hopefully nothing too desperate.

[1]Runners collect points from their perfomance against other club members towards the overall club championship. Points mean prizes at the end of the year.

Regular training: Wednesday evening

Latest: we have a growing band of beginners and intermediates …a very welcoming group that looks out for each other and is growing in confidence. Ideal for anyone not wanting to tackle the full distance. Give it a go!

We meet every Wednesday for a 6:30pm start at the Helsby Community Sports Club. We’re now on the summer program of mainly offroad runs — don’t be intimidated, nothing too hard and we have folk of all paces out. Getting started: give it a go. Come and say hello, make yourself known. Something like “Hello I’m new, I’d like to go for a run” should do the trick. More…