Weekly round-up 20-24th June 2012

Hi all

As your legs will probably attest this was a busy week for Helsby runners, with some doing a treble or more of races in less than a week. (We’ll have a look at the fixtures next year to make sure we don’t put a counter either side of the Tough Team Challenge again.)

Hot Foot up Famau Photos from Mick Charman are now available here. Looks like Jayne was making light work of the gully! Separate report of the Hot Foot is already on the blog for those who missed it.



Thumbs Up for Uphill Fun

Although Wednesday was a fell counter, it was also the Warrington 10k which had three green vests on show. Geoff Shaw led them home and full results below.

89th      Geoff Shaw                44.44
113th    John Thompson          47.23
203rd    Janet Shaw                 54.02


Friday night was the club favourite Tattenhall Tough Team Challenge event, and was a good night for Helsby runners as the Tattenhall report of the event shows, two Helsby teams picking up prizes.


Although a poor day weather wise it wasn’t too bad on the night with some interesting running to be had and of course all of the fun to be had on the notorious railway.

Helsby ladies Jayne and Jane alongside Chester Tri’s Lisa Grantham scooped the ladies team prize (gonna have a go for the course record next year girls?) with a time close to the record on a muddy course. With a strong team out for the men, Jim, Chris and Adair were 3rd overall taking 2nd mens team. Thanks to Joe, Phil, Mike and other Helsby support on the night.

Tough team results here: http://tattenhallrunners.com/doc/2012_Tough_Team_Results.pdf

JAC IT UP                              2nd Men’s Team          (3rd)     Jim, Chris, Adair                     64.09
HELSBY TRIERS                   1st Ladies Team          (9th)     Jane, Lisa G, Jayne                69.40
SAGALOUTS                         4th Vets Team             (19th)   Andy Robinson +2                  76.55
DAVE DEE DOZY                  7th Male Vets               (30th)   Dave, Andy S, Albert              82.46
HELSBY OVER HILLERS     3rd Lady Vets               (31st)    Jackie, Janet, Vanessa          83.23
VR JAM                                  4th Lady Vets               (33rd)   Lesley +2                                83.28
ARDEN ELECTRIC               5th Mixed Team          (35th)   Karen J, Graham L +1            84.57
STAG + 2 DOES                    8th Mixed Vets             (43rd)   Nesta, Betty, Mike H              95.10

and photos of the TTT here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timmyontour/sets/72157630248650546/

Saturdays running was the afternoon event of the Lymm 5k with 6 runners out for Helsby and led home by Ivan Davies. Full results available on the Spectrum Striders website as below.

57th      Ivan Davies                 20.13
89th      Dave Madders                        21.20
92nd     Geoff Shaw                21.42
120th    John Thompson          22.47
126th    Janet Robertson         23.01
160th    Janet Shaw                 26.12


Sunday saw the ‘We Love Manchester 10k’, with Helsby’ s sole representative Roy Gaskill in the mix of near 1900 runners to secure a great 114th position and a chip time of 41.07. There is definitely some competition in the club now around that 40 minute marker. Full results for this race from TDL link below.

114th    Roy Gaskill                 41.14


Elsewhere Colin and Tom ran the Penny lane 10k with Tom achieving a fantastic new PB. Over 300 runners took part on the day. Full results and photos available (in time) from the link below.

30th       Colin Thompson            40:16
106th     Tom De Jong                46:24 (PB)


Sunday was the 4th fell counter at Moel-y-Gamelin. No results yet so I will send these results separately once available with a brief race report.

Don’t forget track training Monday nights Helsby High School at 6.30pm

Cheers and thanks to everyone who sends me results and links as saves me some time!