Where do I begin? Well there’s only one answer isn’t there! It has to be Chris Baynham-Hughes completing the Dragons Back Race which is one of the phenomenal achievements of a lifetime for Chris, oh apart from completing a brilliant Bob Graham earlier in the year! Thankfully It’s been well noted by people at the club offering support via email and donations, talking about it on training runs and track, following Chris each day online etc so there is not much else I can add in this instance, and we now know how tough Chris is after his recent email regarding the race so all I can say is what a fantastic effort and more details for those interested here
With a few less miles to worry about than Chris Tuesday night saw the start of the Wirral Multi-terrain Series at Royden Park, Frankby. Results state 4.69 miles in distance. It was a pleasant night which meant numbers were increased from last year, nearly 275 runners in total. Thanks to Bill and Jayne on the course offering support and for Jayne sorting out money and positions at the end too.
Results are available from Steve Saunders website here
Helsby positions and times as follows and I’ve included age group positions too, as there are prizes for top three in each age category. Team results are included in the official results on the website above.
6th Adair Broughton 28.56 (2nd)
61st Ed Halliwell 33.21 (18th)
98th Roy Gaskill 35.35 (15th)
120th Adrian Jackson 37.04 (14th)
127th Geoff Shaw 37.40 (10th)
136th Albert Berry 38.35 (6th)
24th Vanessa Griffiths 39.04 (3rd)
25th Janet Robertson 39.08 (4th)
40th Nesta Hawker 42.21 (8th)
42nd Jackie Keasley 42.35 (3rd)
64th Janet Shaw 45.39 (8th)
67th Betty Grieve 46.33 (9th)
Link to some photos by Bill here https://picasaweb.google.com/jackieoutandabout/2012SeptRoydenParkWirralMT?authkey=Gv1sRgCO_D-qSspcb6Ug&feat=email#
Next race is Tuesday 10th September, also 7.00pm and at the Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston. Great atmosphere and races to be part of, best 3 of 4 count and still 3 races to go so doesn’t matter if you have missed one. £1 a race too, proper bargain.
Following on from Tuesday’s multi-terrain, Friday was the last in the Deestriders Summer MT league. Jayne consolidated her recent wins with an emphatic victory, cheered in by special guests Tom and Adrian and with Joe and Mario in support too. Joe now has some vocal competition with Adrian on the course! Great if you are a Helsby runner as we all know. Prize giving followed the race and in between plates of chips Jayne picked up a tidy trophy so hopefully a photo of that will follow shortly for the blog. Great runs too for Jimmy (who once again biked here, he’ll be the fittest guy in Helsby soon and with Ivan Davies and David Madders out with the green vest it was a good night for Helsby. (Worth thinking about this series for next year everyone.)
Results of all four races here: http://www.deestridersrunningclub.net/results/offroad2012.aspx
4th Adair Broughton 30.55
9th Jim O’Hara 32.49
20th Jayne Joy 34.24
23rd Ivan Davies 34.40
36th David Madders 39.14
Running Friday obviously had no effect on some. Sunday was our 10th club counter, the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon. Jayne Joy took four minutes or so from her PB to now join the sub 90 category for 5th lady. Jane Ashbrook had a fantastic race too for a 3rd place category win. Joe picked up the prizes. Also out on course with Joe and Mario supporting were Charlie and Chris and Janet Shaw. Well ran everyone.
34th Adair Broughton 1.19.05
81st Ian Landucci 1.25.32
114th Jayne Joy 1.27.48
152nd Jane Ashbrook 1.31.26
244th Gareth Boyd 1.36.54
318th Geoff Shaw 1.40.44
398th Carol Shaw 1.44.54
Hopefully there will be some photos of the day at Mick Hall’s website http://www.mickhall-photos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?action=viewphotos&eventid=103799
Also at the weekend was the half marathon at Warrington http://www.english-half.co.uk/ Results here and well done to Tony for such a strong run http://www.winningtimeuk.com/index.php?page=results
193rd Tony Gavin 1.39.30
Sunday was the Salford 10k with results as below
Ivan had another great run (after running Friday to), knocking on the door of 40 minutes as well as Dave Madders also well up the field.
75th Ivan Davies 40.54
189th David Madders 45.22
Sorry if the race reports are a little short but lots going on this week. It’s great to see how well everyone is running.
Lots coming up too, this Saturday is the Open to Offas LDTR event, 30 mile with some climb (Chris might do it before breakfast), email for more info
Sunday is the local Sutton Six 10k organised by West Cheshire, which is our 11th club counter, so if you are looking to do a final 10k this year or want to pick up some club counter road points that’s the one to do.
Apologies if I’ve missed anyone or any events, last few track sessions remaining, so be at Helsby High School 6.30pm tonight for a little speed work.