Sunday league xc results clarke gardens 30th oct 2011

Hi all

Results are now out for the 1st Northwest Sunday league event which was at Clarke Gardens 30th October, a race of one small lap and two large totalling 4.9 miles.

Ideal conditions on the day, a lot less muddy than previous years and with little wind, although there was a muddy section through the woods and stream with Jane seeming to find most of the mud on her own.

Adrian and Jayne Joy had fantastic runs considering it was their first foray into XC so well done to them.

A slightly different format this year with Helsby teaming up with Lymm and Warrington Road Runners to help make the league more competitive.

Photographs of the race can be found here courtesy of Dave Pinnington of Penny Lane Striders

and for a view by the enemy why not check out Julians link for Spectrum, great to get another perspective.

Helsby positions as below but not times are provided for these races, it’s places that counts!


6th        Adair Broughton
94th      Steve Riley

99th      Adrian Jackson

120th    Andy Smith


7th        Jane Ashbrook

16th      Vanessa Griffiths

17th      Jayne Joy

38th      Jackie Keasley

For a full results listing please see below or visit

This currently places the ladies in 2nd place in the team standings with the men in 6th.

Well done to all taking part. Please note the next Sunday League is this Sunday at Beacon Park with directions available at the link below

Start time of 10.00am so please leave adequate time for driving.

And let’s not forget free tea and sandwiches after the race too!

Hope to see many of you there on Sunday.



Kettlewell the video

An utterly brilliant video/photo montage of Helsby’s recent British Fell Relays event made by Jackie Keasley.

For just 5 minutes of your time this video really encapsulates what the day was about, a lot of hard running but many more smiles.

Take a look here