Border League results arrived!
In summary a great season, lots of new faces and enthusiasm to build on so thanks to everyone who participated in this series as it’s really shown what Helsby can be as a club and the potential it has.
Obviously the highlight is the much deserved promotion of Helsby ladies into Division One (should really be called the premiership?) which is a magnificent achievement. Special thanks to Jane for running so soon after the marathon! (and to Colin running before his)
Full results for your perusal here
The last race of the season is generally a mile or so shorter (approx just over 4 miles) and this year was held at Shotton rather than Wrexham. With the forecast for cloud and showers and wind it was fantastic to see such a turnout of 19 Helsby vests.
Helsby results on the night as follows
17th Adair Broughton 23.40
55th Ian Landucci 25.16
61st Jim O’Hara 25.29
65th Colin Thompson 25.44
96th Jayne Joy 26.44 (2nd in category, 5th overall)
122nd Roy Gaskill 27.51
134th Paul Porter 28.35
142nd Albert Berry 28.53 (1st in category)
145th Jane Ashbrook 28.57 (4th in category)
147th Adrian Jackson 29.00
154th Phil Gillard 29.17
158th Geoff Shaw 29.22
163rd Tom DeJong 29.37
172nd Carol Shaw 29.52 (4th in category)
186th Janet Robertson 30.23
201st Andy Smith 30.57
250th Janet Shaw 35.15 (3rd in category)
254th Betty Grieve 35.34
265th Robbie Webster 38.00 (2nd in category)
In terms of team positions Helsby ladies finished 1st in Division two but a close look shows they were actually 2nd team overall on the night behind Wirral. This bodes really well for next season because in real terms that would have placed them actually 2nd in Division One! Something to think about ….
But with such a strong men’s turnout this placed Helsby men 2nd in Division two, which is the best result of the season. And with the notable improvements some of the Helsby men are making it can only be promising for next year and something we can all be proud of together.
The Border League shows in some ways the strength of the club at the moment, something many have noticed and commented upon over the last year or so, so all I can do is reiterate and say well done and thanks to everyone enjoying their running and participating in team events like this.
I wasn’t able to attend the awards ceremony but Mario informed me that Helsby picked up silverware as follows
Robbie 2nd o/70
Albert 2nd o/65
Carol 4th o/45
Ian 5th o/45.
Ladies also promoted to Division 1, finished 2nd overall
Special congratulations to all the above and hope to see many of you at the Borders this coming season!