Please find attached the results for Race 5 of the Northwest Cross Country. Helsby positions as follows
29th Jim Savage
52nd Andy Smith
8th Janet Robertson
Well done to those taking part. Please find a link to a full copy of race results @ www.stevesaunders.co.uk
This Sunday 27th February sees our penultimate Cross Country event in out Winter Championship Calendar, the Northwest XC at Walton Park Hall Sports Centre @11am
Details can be found here courtesy of Spectrum Striders
Remember, free tea, coffee and snacks available for all runners post event, and another event FREE to enter, the only prerequisite is wearing the club vest.
This is a good entry level course for those who have not yet tried a cross country event. For more details just ask at the club talk pre-run on Wednesday night or email any questions/ add comments here.
With just a few races left in both the Border League and Cross Country series races I have updated the tables with the latest positions.
The last few Border League Races of the season offer a great opportunity not just to support the club but also to get some excellent preparation ready for the summer road series. Details of which will be announced soon.
Border Results Feb 2011
X Country Feb 2011
We’re relaunching the much loved Sandstone Trail Challenge for 2011. A formidable challenge for runners and walkers alike, this event has a long history of involvement from Helsby RC and we’re relaunching it as an LDWA event for the current year.
Not just for runners! We’re a running club, but this an event for walkers and runners. Indeed half the places will be reserved for walkers, so there’s no danger of them being outnumbered. There’s an interesting round-up from Andy Robinson here.
Find out more on the Helsby website. Any questions, ask at the club or email email@example.com. See you on May 21! Be warned, it’s likely to sell out, we’re already half full, primarily from word of mouth.
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The most excellent Four Villages Buffs are now available on eBay. Already being seen around as the apres-race accessory for the discerning runner. These are genuine buffs, generally retailing at 13 or 14 quid, in a never-to-be-repeated 30th anniversary commemorative design.
Fill your boots over at eBay, where you can pay the frankly ridiculous sum of £7.50 for this cult item. And it’s post free.
I was Buff-sceptic, till I tried one. It’s a really functional bit of kit, taking up almost zero space in your pack. I’d recommend getting a spare in case yours is requisitioned elsewhere.
Great to see so many Helsby vests on Sunday for the Christleton Border League Race
Quite a cool and cloudy morning with a promise of rain but that did not seem to deter too many people. The course was slightly under 10k due to a slightly modified start, but once free of the housing estate quite a ‘pleasant’ run through country roads with a small muddy track 8k into the race and cobbled bridges to counter.
Gallant running from Dave Madders after cycling to the race and missing the start to finish strongly. Congratulations also to Albert Berry securing 1st position in his age category. Well done also to Nesta and Kay with very strong performances in what is their first Border league event. I’m sure we can all remember how tough that first event is!
Well done everybody as I know some members are training hard for various events and marathons approaching.
Having a full mens team and ladies team really secures our positions in the team tables and gives us something to build on.
Great support once again from Joe Beswick.
If you have any comments and thoughts about the event please add them to the blog. It’s great to have feedback.
For full results please follow the link below
||Age Category Position
The Farndon 10k Road Race on 6 March has been CANCELLED. Peter Norman says the West Cheshire SAG (Safety Advisory Group – firstname.lastname@example.org ) have insisted on road closures. The costs (£1225) are too high and can’t be afforded at the current race entry fees.
However, the course will be marked out on the day in case anyone turns up for a free training run — 1:00pm, Sunday 6th March 2011. Thoughts? http://www.wrexhamroadrunners.org.uk