Jackie’s winning weekend

I’ve been running too!
Won Lady Vet 40 (getting younger by the minute!) at the Tansley Fell Race on Thursday in torrential rain and mud. See link for honours list!  Won a huge box of fruit to complement the giant pot of red begonias won at Mynydd Myfyr
Just returned from this weekends LAMM near Loch Awe, running around Ben Cruachan and Loch Etive with an overnight camp in one of scotlands remotest spots Glen Kinglass. Midges the worst yet but the weather was sunny and spectacular on Saturday. It clagged in and eventually started raining hard mid-day Sunday but all the hard running and the camping was nearly over by then! 
In the C class, Kate and I came in 84th on Saturday, but pulled back 21 places Sunday to finish 73rd overall (60th or so with age adjustment!) out of a field of 130. 30 either dropped out after the tough run on sat or mis-punched. So we were very happy finishing half way up/down the field. New for the event this year, Glen Fyne brewery were selling beer in the marque friday and sunday, the Hurricane Jack did me a load of good!  Heres a photo that was posted on the web of Fridays nights camp!   


Helsby weekend round-up 6th-10th june 2012

Hi all

Lots of the Helsby legs in action this last week

Phil and Jimmy were at the Boars Head Hill Race last Wednesday, their escapade also caught on video here.


Results for Boars Head Hill Race here


18th      Jim O’Hara     52.38
105th    Phil Gillard       65.16

Geoff, Janet Shaw and Janet Robertson were at the Bowden 5k on Thursday night, full results here


103rd    Geoff Shaw                21.46
125th    Janet Robertson         22.38
167th    Janet Shaw                 26.25

Also on Thursday was the approx 5 mile Deeside Multi-terrain race with lots of rain and mud to make things interesting. Sixty nine runners out so the weather did deter a few. This was the first race in a series of four with Jayne Joy running brilliantly for her 3rd win in her last three races! Adair was 3rd.

Full results should appear here shortly


3rd        Adair Broughton          32.24
12th      Jayne Joy                   35.57 (1st Lady)

Saturday saw Jane Ashbrook swoop to a category position win in the Abersoch 10k, results available from TDL. Also out in a rare Helsby outing was Trevor Murphy (whose daughter was 3rd lady overall). Good effort on what is a hilly course and a windy day and the final mile along the beach.



68th      Jane Ashbrook            41.06
209th    Trevor Murphy             48.30  

Chris Baynham-Hughes put a shift in on Saturday for the shortened Welsh 1000m’s with a brilliant 20th place in just over 4 hours

Chris in action here:

Full Results here: http://www.welsh1000m.org/Results%202012.pdf

You don’t need a ferry to cross the Mersey

Sunday saw our 5th Road Counter of the season with Helsby runners meeting for the start in Liverpool City Centre to run through the Wallasey tunnel to Birkenhead then along the promenade to New Brighton.

This was a big event with over 2600 runners but weather was kind on the day to help steer Helsby runners to many impressive performances, none more so than Colin Thompson smashing the 40 (and 39) minute barrier and knocking over a minute off his PB. Adrian, as determined as ever, knocked four minutes from his time last year to achieve a PB. John Thompson also gained a PB with nearly 20 seconds from his and Roy Gaskill also! Alison ran a stormer for 1st in her category as did John Gallon for 2nd in his, impressive stuff.

Let me know if I have missed your PB’s as I can always update the blog article at a later date.

Full Results here


Helsby positions and times as below, chip time used. (A couple of names I don’t recognise!)

17th                  Adair Broughton          36.28
42nd                 Colin Thompson          38.57 (PB)
90th                  Roy Gaskill                 40.44 (PB)
190th                Adrian Jackson           42.45 (PB)
226th                Geoff Shaw                44.21
438th                John Thompson          48.21 (PB)
450th                Tom De Jong              48.41
616th                Chris Igoe                    49.37
690th                Peter Causton             50.11
864th                Alison Meakin             52.59 (1st in category)
943rd                John Gallon                 53.02 (2nd in category)
1118th              Janet Shaw                 55.59
2521st              Nichola Evans             1.18.48

Phil Gillard also did the Knowl Hill Fell race on Sunday. Results and photos here


83rd      Phil Gillard       1.06.27

Track training tonight at Helsby High School for those who need some light relief after watching (or instead of) England against France. Session starts 6.30pm

Tuesday night is a great race at Maeshafn (near Loggerheads) called ‘Trail Race up the Beast’. Don’t let the name put you off. The beast is just a mound of earth really. It’s less than 5 miles but does include 1500ft climb (ok so it’s a decent size mound of earth). Race starts near the Miners Arms, heads through some woods, round a quarry, back through the woods. Good race for those wanting to test their hill legs or experience what hill/fell running is about. Always a nice laid back atmosphere at this one. Start time is 7.15pm so I’d suggest leaving the club 6.00pm at the latest although if you are car sharing please make sure someone else will be there as I’ll be heading from work or home to this one

Other details here http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

If I don’t see you at track or out beasting then good luck at the club handicap!