On the evening of Friday 18th June you had a choice.
Option 1 was to put your feet up, break open a 6-pack and cheer our boys on in the presumed formality of their World Cup match against Algeria.
Option 2 was to enjoy the delights of the 17th annual Tattenhall Tough Team Race, including subjecting yourself to the horrors of ‘The Railway’!
Despite the not inconsiderable challenge that The Railway involved, (including the risk of allowing a doppelganger for The Grim Reaper who was positioned at the top and offered everyone a helping hand to negotiate the final step!) and of course with the benefit of hindsight (perhaps!), everyone who decided on Option 1 was left with a sour taste in their mouth.
In contrast, those opting for Option 2 enjoyed a beautiful balmy evening with the sun setting over the hills of Beeston and Peckforton, fantastic views, followed by excellent refreshments in the Tattenhall Club afterwards.
On the night Helsby fielded 4 teams out of a field of 53 (159 runners in total) which was an excellent showing, not least because the Ladies Vet’s team comprising Rachel Arnold, Vanessa Griffiths and Lesley Feakes won the Ladies Vets Prize. A well deserved congratulations to them!
I’m not surprised that Lesley’s laughing!
Everyone enjoyed an excellent evening’s run with great team spirit and camaraderie and such is the lure of the event, next year’s race will already be in our diaries.
Helsby results are as follows:
29th, 80:32, The Old Greens – Andy Smith, Albert Berry, Mike Searle
34th, 83:23, Here for the view – Rachel Arnold, Vanessa Griffiths, Lesley Feakes
42nd, TGI Friday – Graham Lloyd, Dave Feakes, Karen Jones
49th, 91:15, Living in hope – Chris Igoe, Ivor Johnstone, John Gallon
Full results are available at http://www.tattenhallrunners.com/21.html
And pictures at http://www.prdouglas.co.uk/
Mike Searle. Training Director, body4life health & fitness. We get you fitter . . . faster
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