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.
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!