Wrexham village bakery half marathon results 19th feb 2012

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Please find attached a link to results and photos and news thread for Wrexham Village Bakery half marathon which was held on Sunday 19th February. Worth a look at the news thread link from runners world for thoughts on the day


Blue sky and a delicate covering of snow as a backdrop on the welsh mountains made for a pleasant mornings run with Gareth Boyd and Jayne matching each other stride for stride to gain personal bests. Brilliant running!

Six Helsby runners out in total.

Thanks to Mario and Jim O’Hara and Janet Shaw for support on the day and to Carol for her excellent choice of biscuit.

Helsby positions and times as below taken from the official results


(results file does offer an apology for someone moving a key directional sign that ultimately and sadly left this race being voided as a championship race due to confusion among some of the early runners, for official position you can probably take 12 places off what you see below.)

22nd        Adair Broughton               1.18.24
137th      Gareth Boyd                      1.32.41
139th      Jayne Joy                             1.32.43
165th      Geoff Shaw                        1.36.11
223rd      Carol Shaw                          1.40.42
347th      Alison Meakin                   1.53.24

Some great photos of the day from Mick Hall http://www.mickhall-photos.com/

Also fantastic shots here with a video near the start http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHg1AQVMnU0 and photos http://www.racephotos.org.uk/

Also some here




Liverpool & district xc championship 19th feb 2012

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Please find attached a link to the full results for the Liverpool & District Cross Country Championship results which was held at Clarke Gardens on Sunday 19th February. This was a three lap course, slightly longer than the North West Cross Country route and by all accounts a fine morning for a run.


A great run by Steve Riley saw him home first for Helsby closely followed by Andy Smith in what is a tough and competitive division. The team competition was won easily by Liverpool Harriers. Thanks to Steve and Andy for representing Helsby in this league

Positions and times as below:

98th         Steve Riley          46.15
128th      Andy Smith         52.13

Photos of the days event can be viewed at Dave Pinningtons Flickr website



Full set here





North West XC race 5 results – sunday 5th february 2012

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Please find attached results for the 5th race of the North West XC season which was held in Walton Park and hosted by Liverpool running club on Sunday 5th February

Full results below:


According to feedback from other runners this was an improved and longer than advertised, two lap course, although still fairly flat and in good xc running conditions on the day. Distance was roughly 5.3 miles.

Helsby ladies continue to show their class and XC quality, confidently striding to an impressive two point victory in the team event on the day. Still improving brilliantly is Jayne Joy. It should be noted that this is her first season at the cross country and from her first race coming 17th ran a composed and clever race to out sprint one of the top performing women in this league to finish 2nd lady.

All Helsby ladies finished in the top half of the field so shows the strength in depth we have at the club and we should congratulate and be impressed by all the performances.

Disappointingly we only had two male finishers in this race but thanks to everyone who turned up to race or to their much needed and grateful support. As usual Joe and Mario were in fine voice supporting and thanks also to Jane Ashbrook and Andy Smith supporting on the last lap too.

There is a great atmosphere at these particular XC events, not to mention the free refreshments available afterwards so if you want to be part of it there is still the final race of the season to look forward too or try. There is still a little debate about the date for this but information will be sent out as soon as it is available.

Details of Helsby runners and positions from Sunday’s race are below:


7th        Adair Broughton

88th      Steve Riley


2nd       Jayne Joy

13th      Vanessa Griffiths

16th      Carol Shaw

17th      Rachel Arnold

19th      Janet Robertson

Photos also available courtesy of Steph Charman



Clubmate Jim gives up running…

Spotted on the web (thanks Andy R!). Sad news indeed to see a once great fell runner reduced to this…

Great pics. Thanks to Ali Tye for the images – always there shiver or shine, must have been cold out there.