Summer road and fell series

Quick reminder: the summer 2012 road and fell series are listed in the links over there on the right, together with the long trail series. Usual rules, complete enough of the series and collect points based on your position to be eligible for a prize. Separate standings for men, women and old folks.

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Run the Bridge results – road counter 2 held 8th april 2012

Hi all

Easter Sunday saw some Helsby runners deciding not to stay indoors eating Easter Eggs but to head out for a drizzly day in Runcorn for the 2nd road race in the Helsby Counters. Over 700 runners were out in total and 13 of those were from Helsby for the Halton Run the Bridge 5 Mile race. It has the potential to be a PB course but probably in better conditions (quite windy today) although some runners once again improved on their times from just a few days ago at the Spring 5 (Jayne, Roy and John and I presume Tom) to get PB’s anyway! Show’s what I know. Guess it was the thought of hot cross buns and a cup of tea at the end?

Helsby were in the prizes too with Albert, Carol and Alison securing age category victories and once again the Helsby ladies were on the podium for third in the team category. Brilliant.

Full results available from the following website but you will need to choose Run the Bridge in the drop down menu. http://www.chipresults.co.uk/Default.aspx

Helsby positions and placings as below: Great to see some new faces too.

11th         Adair Broughton            29.21
22nd        Ian Landucci                  30.47
40th         Colin Thompson            32.13
41st         Jayne Joy                       32.14 (4th Lady overall)
44th         Roy Gaskill                    32.27
72nd        Albert Berry                   34.39 (1st in age category)
90th         Geoff Shaw                   35.21
111th      Adrian Jackson               36.16
120th      Carol Shaw                     36.29 (1st in age category)
217th      Tom De Jong                  39.46
267th      Alison Meakin                41.14 (1st in age category)
297th      John Thompson              41.54
326th      Janet Shaw                     43.05

Luckily for some, I was without the camera today but Dave Pinnington was spotted out on the course so check out his photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepinno/sets/72157629405659002/

Wrexham 10 Mile is the next road club counter, I’ll send some details out nearer the time.

Once again well done to everyone and it was great to see Helsby in the prizes today but more importantly all the enthusiasm clearly on show.

Regards
Adair

Spring 5 results – road counter 1 wed 4th april 2012

Hi all

Results are now available for the first Helsby race in the summer series.

This was the West Cheshire 5 Mile also known as the Spring 5 and a race also in the Cheshire GP Series.

http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/spring5

For those interested in their Cheshire standings after this race some information should appear on the Cheshire AA site soon

http://www.cheshireaa.com/Results/RRGP/cheshire_road_race_grand_prix_2012.aspx

Some great running once again from the 15 Helsby vests with Ian Landucci, just like at the Borders, crossing the line for the full points on offer. Jayne was first in for the ladies with what is a new PB.  Jayne and Jane were both in the first ten ladies home, awesome! There were other PB’s on the night, I know Adrian and ED got one, possibly Roy? and Ian was surely close knocking on the door of the sub 30 minutes. Anybody else?

It was also great to see ex club member Brandon Taylor enjoying the English Spring having a run out with support from his brother Max. Mario was also out on the course offering support.

Helsby positions and places as below:

45th         Ian Landucci                       30.16
93rd        Ed Halliwell                         32.00
103rd      Roy Gaskill                          32.33
104th      Jayne Joy                             32.35 (2nd senior lady)
119th      Jane Ashbrook                  33.23 (3rd Lady v35)
134th      Adrian Jackson                  34.00
147th      Geoff Shaw                        34.23
166th      Mike Searle                        35.05
188th      Albert Berry                       35.53 (3rd Male v65)
201st       Carol Shaw                          36.26
206th      Janet Robertson               36.34
278th      Andy Smith                         39.56
281st       Jackie Keasley                   40.04
295th      John Thompson                  41.14
323rd      Janet Shaw                         42.59

Some photos available from the night on Helsby’s Flickr website, just use the link below

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby/sets/72157629763034059/with/6908663174/

After the Runcorn Bridge race the next road club counter is the Wrexham 10 Mile, info will be sent nearer the event.

Finally, enjoy your Easter eggs

Adair