Nutrition for endurance athletes course


on November 30, at Knutsford Leisure Centre, (6.30pm start).

Book your place on the above FREE course by ringing Vicky Huyton: 07738402931

Coordinator – Vicky Huyton 07738 402931 (joint coordinator with Merseyside Athletics Network)

Sandstone trail results 2nd oct 2011

Results now available for the club favourite Sandstone Trail Races ably organised by our very own Geoff Shaw

Brilliant running from Chris Baynham-Hughes saw him cruise to a top ten finish in the ‘A’ race with a time not seen by a Helsby runner for many years. Keep up the training Chris! Other strong performances were a fabulous 4th lady for Jane in the  A Race and 6th lady overall for Vanessa in the B Race.

Thoughts and reviews of your individual races are always welcome…

9th         Chris Baynham-Hughes    02:08:29

33rd       Edward Halliwell               02:19:31

37th       Ian Landucci                       02:22:01

53rd       Jane Ashbrook                  02:27:27

102nd    David Feakes                     02:42:07

112nd    Rachel Arnold                    02:47:29

134th     Lesley Feakes                    02:54:00

149th     Jackie Keasley                   03:06:31

B Race

44th       Vanessa Griffiths             01:33:04

66th       Carol Shaw                          01:39:36

83rd       Alison Meakin                   01:43:06

84th       John Gallon                        01:43:20

97th       Graham Lloyd                    01:46:36

Well done to all taking part and to those offering support on the course, Joe, Mario (with much needed drink I’ve been told), Andy Smith at various locations, Geoff and Janet Shaw, and to anyone else I didn’t see on the course.


Some photos of the event available here:


Four villages now full

20 Jan — race full, cancellations taken, transfers closed. Parking information Have a great race, rain or shine!

The tweak to the course in mile 2 is here: Continue on A56 briefly, next left opposite pub, rejoin Village Rd..

Long trail series 2011

Sunday’s DEE Sandstone Trail A Race brought this year’s Long Trail series to a close, and here are the results:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
Andy Robinson 20 20 20 19 20 80
Ed Halliwell 19 18 20 19 76
Chris Baynham-Hughes 19 20 39
David Feakes 20 17 37
Ian Landucci 18 18
Steve Riley 17 17
Jane Ashbrook 20 20 40
Jackie Keasley 18 17 35
Lesley Feakes 17 18 35
Rachel Arnold 19 19
Janet Robertson 19 19

1 – 12/02/11 Anglezarke Amble
2 – 27/03/11 Edale Skyline
3 – 14/05/10 Sandstone Trail Marshals
4 – 18/06/10 White Bear Way
5 – 09/07/11 White Peak Walk
6 – 20/08/10 Race the Train
7 – 02/10/10 Sandstone Trail A

So, it looks like I’ve won the men’s event again, and although the women’s counters were up on last year, nobody completed the required four events.  This time I had serious competition from Ed, who moved into running some longer races, and I should think he’ll beat me next year now he’s got a bit more experience of longer runs.  And we’d probably both get hammered if Adair and/or Chris B-H ran more of the events.  Well done to Jane for picking up maximum points in both the events she ran – but I’d have expected nothing less!  And thanks to everyone who ran in any of them, and to Adair for his help supporting the Sandstone Trail Marshals’s event.

Highlights this year from my point of view were:
1.  The Edale Skyline race.  This is just a great event to run, and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys fellrunning and fancies a longer run.
2.  The Sandstone Trail Marshals’ run.  We had a great run out, and nobody knew what order we’d finish in.  I was surprised to come in first and I don’t think Chris will let that happen again!
3.  Chris’s run in Sunday’s DEE Sandstone Trail A race.  I wish I’d been there to see him finish.  The fastest HRC finisher and highest placing since 2002.  Watch out Adair!

I’ll start looking round for events for next year’s series shortly, so if you’ve got a favourite you want to be considered let me know.  Anything off-road and between 14 and 30 miles qualifies.

Andy Robinson