Thanks to Geoff Shaw for the following Information about this race
Good news on the Sandstone Trail Race. Both races are full with 190 in
Helsby Running Club has the third largest entry with 21
entrants, the biggest Helsby entry for an individual race this year.
Tattenhall has 29 entrants with Chester Tri having 26 entrants, so well
done in getting plenty of Helsby vests on show. Mike Hallsworth has
offered to help in the marshalling so give him a wave at Bickerton
Church and at the A51 crossing. If anyone else wishes to be on route to
support the Helsby runners and can assist in marshalling then please
contact Geoff Shaw 079 19 19 19 95
Thanks to Geoff Shaw for some more words regarding the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon…
The race was again held around the scenic lake on a very warm Sunday afternoon. For a race of its size a chip system perhaps should have been used as the start was confined to a narrow lane. There was a good turn out of spectators who were principally around the start/finish area and on the dam itself, so a good cheer was received particularly on the final downhill home straight. The early running was by Mike Searle who was overtaken by Jane and Geoff after 2 miles, however cunning Mike with his perfect race strategy took off after 6 miles to be the first Helsby member home. Mike McShane looked well in finishing in his target time and was soon followed by Beverley and Richard. Post race news is that Beverley is able to walk again but rather gingerly as the pain of the race is easing.