This weekend saw the classic Edale Skyline race, and one of the Helsby Long Distance Trail Race counters at 21 miles and over 4000ft of ascent in total. 299 runners finished with a great winning time of 2.41.55 in what were obviously warm conditions.
Four green vests out for Helsby, ably led by Chris Baynham-Hughes to secure the full set of points. (Please bear in mind Chris had run the Hardmoors 55 the week before!)
Helsby positions and places below
44th Chris Baynham-Hughes 3.27.10
123rd Andy Robinson 3.56.04
208th Ed Halliwell 4.19.09
266th Jackie Keasley 4.44.36
Full results available below
This weekend also saw the Wilmslow Half Marathon, the first Cheshire GP counter with over 4000 runners on the day
Results and photos available here
Two Helsby runners enjoying the day with positions and times below
879th Mike Searle 1.42.33
2799th Nesta Hawker 2.03.37
Mike has written a highly entertaining and descriptive account of his day here, just check out the previous Helsby Blog article or simply click the link below
Also out at the weekend was the ageless Robbie Webster competing in the Wrekin Fell Race, full results here
Robbie Webster was 87th in 1.21.52
There are also photos of the day available on the Welsh Fell Runners website
We also have a great write-up of Chris’s Edale race with plenty of description, video and photos in Chris’s blog account (also has detailed information and extremely interesting write-ups of his training for the Bob Graham)
Video’s of Andy Robinson and Ed Halliwell final descent at Edale are included on the blog.
It’s very promising to see people writing up about their races and events and sharing the day with other people, keep them coming! The more people that write about races and share their thoughts the better, as it adds a depth to the Helsby blog that can’t be gained just from listing positions and times. Please feel free to add or send something in the future, even one or two sentences can make a difference!