Helsby weekend round-up 23rd-24th February 2013

Hi all

No races this weekend as far as I know.

However, a hardy seven took to Wales in search of Winter and found it while recceing the upcoming Ras yr Aran race in March.

Some video and photographs expertly taken by resident long distance dragon slaying, upcoming ‘Spine’busting Helsby runner Chris Baynham-Hughes should be found here

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wj500i9svpmsrgf/h8FJOeSSh9

If you are unable to access the link then please take a look at the blog where we’ll offer a few snapshots of the day in the next few days.

The seven out on the day were Mario, Adair, Jayne, Chris Baynham-Hughes and Ian Lancaster from Tattenhall and Karl and Wayne from Ambleside/Spectrum. Although difficult to choose optimum lines for ascent and descent on race day due to the drifts of snow and ice on route it did help to give an overview of how tough the race will be and what it entails.

The Ras Yr Aran will be race two of the North Wales Series of nine.

And talking of races, please don’t forget it’s the Helsby fell and road counter meeting after the club run on Wednesday night, so if you have had any thoughts on this or wish to participate then either email me your suggestions or just turn up on the night.

Castle Park training still continues on Monday nights at 6.30pm so please come along and if anyone has a copy of the Welsh Fell Running Calendar for this year would they be able to bring it to training to help finalise the details of one or two of the welsh races.

Hope to see you soon

Adair

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