Club handicap tonight – 16 Dec!

Quick reminder: the annual club handicap is tonight. Gather at 6:30pm as normal, we’ll move up to Tesco for the actual start. Full marks to Richard M for taking on the onerous task of organising the rabble. No mutterings at the back about handicaps please! Followed by secret santa at the club house and maybe a drink or two. It’s still not too late to signal your interest to Richard (and thereby avoid starting at the back!). Bring a nice little gift of about a fiver.

It’s not far, and not necessarily fast for most of us! No excuses now.

Mortimer forest fell race – 13 Dec

Sunday 13th December dawned bright and sunny, ideal conditions for the last fell counter of the year at Mortimer Forest on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. The race venue was the Moors School, an independent school on the edge of Mortimer Forest which allowed for plenty of parking together with the luxury of hot showers at the finish. There was also a baked potato/burger van laid on. The race itself was a tough 10 miles of fairly muddy tracks, a couple of stream crossings and some short but sharp climbs.

5 Helsby stalwarts entered the race and a special mention should go to Danny who was competing in his first club counter finishing in an excellent 7th position.

362 runners completed the course and the Helsby placings were

7 Daniel Chan 76.33
72 Jim O’Hara 90.02
78 Ian Landucci 90.24
183 Phil Gillard 101.35
337 Robbie Webster 133.04

The full results and some great photos can be found on the Ludlow Runners website at

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