Beacon Park XC 22/11/09

Sunday 22nd November at 11.00am Beacon Park. The sunday league races are fairly low key with a nice atmosphere and good support. This race was a two lap course totalling 4.4 miles.

Quite an undulating and interesting course so will make a great cross country if nobody has tried one yet. What’s a little mud and as much fresh air your lungs can handle?

Helsby results: Adair – 17/114, Steve 51/114.
Great race, let’s aim for a bigger turn out next time! Full results for the series.

Pics from the ever-reliable Dave Pinnington.

Harry on his way to 17th Steve, a bit further back

How to get faster

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Birkenhead Park Border League Results

Please find attached the results for the latest Border League.

Helsby Positions and placings as follows
27th    BROUGHTON, Adair    32:34
61st    LANDUCCI, Ian    34:15
125th    SEARLE, Mike    37:09
129th    RILEY, Steve    37:20
138th    DAVIES, Ivan    37:43
144th    SHAW, Geoff    37:54
173rd    BOYD, Gareth    38:59
185th    MADDERS, Dave    39:32
214th    GRIFFITHS, Vanessa    41:01
230th    HALLSWORTH, Mike    41:40
237th    SHAW, Carol    42:16
253rd    DOBSON, Liz    43:47
267th    GRIEVE, Betty    45:21
285th    WEBSTER, Robbie    47:43
292nd    SHAW, Janet    49:15

Please note the next Border League is at Tattenhall on 3rd January.
Many thanks to all who turned up. Let’s hope it continues.

Border League 15th November

Quick note. The next Border League race to be held by Wallasey on 15th November at 11am is actually at Birkenhead Park

Further details should appear here in due course Let’s hope we can field full teams :d

Clarke Gardens XC Results – Sunday LR2

Hi all – Well, a week ago and a day we had our first Sunday League Cross Country race at Clarke Gardens. Well done to Andy Smith for also running on the previous day at Arrowe Park. I think it was also Chris’s and Stephen’s first time @ xc….I wonder if those trainers will ever be white again?

I’ve been waiting for a link online but it appears that no official results have yet appeared. But the link should be a handy way of getting the results for all the sunday league races, plus a link to some photos taken on the day

In the meantime here were positions for Helsby runners. Unfortunately, the results sent out do not have times.

13th    Adair Broughton
74th    Stephen McCue
95th    Chris Newman
96th    Andy Smith

and big congratulations to Jane finishing 4th lady!
4th    Jane Ashbrook
Please note the next XC Sunday League race (free sandwiches and tea/coffee and biscuit afterwards btw) is at the interesting course in Beacon Park on Sunday 22nd November, 11am. More ladies and gents will really give us strong positions in the club table.

And if you can’t wait that long for a race remember the next Border League Road Race is Sunday 15th November at Wallasey …and even closer still I’ll be doing a Helsby Hill Headtorch run this Thursday 5th November meeting at the club at 6.30. Just bring a torch/headtorch, jelly babies, a sense of humour. All welcome as it will be a training run only, tracking mostly the route of the summer runs.

Monday night  training meeting at the Club at 7.00pm for a shorter session of hill reps/speed work etc. And I think this Wednesday is the club curry night!!