Helsby round-up 12-17th June 2012

Lots of racing this last week for Helsby runners, from Jimmy taming the beast on Tuesday to club members securing great PB’s at Llandudno on Sunday
 
Tuesday was not a fell counter but is the popular Trail up the Beast race at Maeshafn nr Loggerheads. This a great race through woodland trail leading to a scramble up the beast and was a warmer night than expected with the sun finally showing its face in what was a wet week. Helsby were led home by Jim O’Hara for a superb run knocking almost four minutes off his previous time. Jayne Joy is now used to picking up bottles of wine at fell races and Tuesday was no exception for a strong 2nd place behind her Tattenhall tough team teammate Lisa Grantham. Rumours are Jayne will be opening an off licence in Helsby within the next few months so get your orders in early.
 
Thanks to Joe and Mario for support on route.
 
Helsby positions and places
 
8th        Jim O’Hara                 38.40
9th        Adair Broughton          39.20
21st      Jayne Joy                   43.12 (2nd Lady)
26th      Andy Robinson           44.46
32nd     Paul Porter                  46.10
39th      Adrian Jackson           47.17
62nd     Tom DeJong               56.02  
 
Full results available from the wfra website http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm
 
Wednesday saw our club handicap and following on from his impressive run at the Mersey Tunnel 10k John Gallon stormed to victory for the much coveted prize of champagne and the much more important prize of respect. New member Tom De Jong was not too far behind for a 2nd place podium finish and fastest on the night was Jim O’Hara showing off his current brilliant form to finish in bronze medal position.
 
 
Position
Actual
Time
 
 
Mins
Seconds
John Gallon
1
26
5
Tom de Jong
2
23
3
Jimmy
3
17
41
Andy Robinson
4
21
29
Albert Berry
5
22
11
Dave Feakes
6
21
45
Paul Porter
7
21
18
Adrian Jackson
8
21
11
Ian Landucci
9
19
46
Jane Ashbrook
10
21
4
Chris Igoe
11
25
8
Graham Lloyd
12
25
50
Colin
13
20
28
Lesley Feakes
14
25
13
Mike Hallsworth
15
28
35
Vanessa
16
23
37
Mike McShane
17
29
57
Tim Igoe
18
24
46
Jackie
19
27
38
Andy Smith
20
25
18
Jayne Joy
21
23
5
Betty
22
29
14
 
 
Thursday saw three Helsby members run a 5k at Dunham Massey.
 
104th    Geoff Shaw                21.12
123rd    Janet Robertson         21.55
171st    Janet Shaw                 25.22
 
Full results here
 
 
Sunday saw ten Helsby members heading to the lively club 18-30 paradise of Llandudno for our 6th road counter of the season. This was a championship race which was clear when looking at the quality of the field and over 600 runners participated on the day. By no means were Helsby members intimidated with many securing new PB’s for this 10 miler and once again Jayne Joy continued her winning ways with 3rd in her category. At least four green vests secured PB’s with Ian Landucci looking strong as always and Colin chasing hard. Due to this being an open two lap course it was possible to see lots of the race from the different perspective of being able to watch, wave and even chat to other Helsby runners on the course. Lots of support on the course too.
 
Thanks to Joe and Mario for support.
 
Helsby position and times as follows
 
24th      Adair Broughton          59.37
53rd      Ian Landucci               1.03.21 (PB)
62nd     Colin Thompson          1.04.21 (PB)
84th      Jayne Joy                   1.05.54 (PB and 3rd in cat)
132nd   Ivan Davies                 1.09.46
172nd   Geoff Shaw                1.12.01
229th    Dave Madders             1.15.13
260th    Tom De Jong              1.16.56 (PB)
416th    John Thompson          1.26.55
472nd   Janet Shaw                 1.30.58
 
 
Link to some photos taken with a camera phone from Colin
 
 
 
And photos from Mick Hall at the Llandudno 10 Mile on his website http://www.mickhall-photos.com
 
Lots going on this week with Wednesday’s Hot Foot Up Famau club counter at Moel Famau. This is our third fell counter and sees a short but sharp race that utilises the hidden and infamous stone gulley as it contours steeply to the timely Jubilee Tower. Details on the Welsh Fell Runners website www.wfra.org.uk
 
Following on from that is Friday’s Tattenhall Tough Team, a great social event from a neighbouring running club. Teams of 3 required so apart from thinking of interesting and funny team names, please ask around at the club on Wednesday if you are short of a team.
 
This weekend then sees our fourth fell counter the longer Moel-y-Gamelin (please insure you have kit for this one). Details also on the WFRA

Regards

Adair

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