Helsby weekend round-up 27th-28th April 2013

Hi all

Delamere Park run was back on this week and Helsby’s Colin Bishop had a clear victory. Colin is in great form at the moment so it was nice to see him 1st at a local race in front of a local legend Kenny Begley. Six runners were out for Helsby with Helsby members also helping out on the day.

Full results here

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/

1st        Colin Bishop                            18.14
11th      Roy Gaskill                             20.05
35
th
      Derek Gallagher                     22.59
50
th
      Ben Williams                           24.34
57
th
      Helen Tudor                            25.14
119
th    Jane & Charlie Ashbrook        40.05

Delamere Park Run

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Saturday afternoon was the North Wales Open Road Championship ten miler at Wrexham which was also a club road counter.

Jayne Joy improved on last years’ time with another fantastic run to be 2nd lady home overall and knocking minutes off her PB. Helsby ladies also won the team prize. The ladies team consisted of Jayne, Carol Shaw and Alison Meakin. Congratulations!

Steve Riley was first man home for Helsby followed by Geoff Shaw.

Joe and Mario and Janet Shaw were out on the course in support so thanks go to them also. I also heard there were some lovely homemade biscuits afterwards! What a race to miss 😦 

15th      Jayne Joy                               64.00
44
th      Steve Riley                             73.43
46th      Geoff Shaw                            74.20
52nd     Carol Shaw                             76.00
63rd      Alison Meakin                         87.07

Full Results available below

http://www.ukresults.net/2013/nwales10.html

Sunday was the Greater Manchester Marathon where Helsby’s Ivan Davies romped home first for Helsby in 824th overall followed by a fantastic sub four hour run by Helen Owens and then Dave Madders and John Thompson both just over four hours. Well done to all four Helsby marathoners. 

824th    Ivan Davies                             3.23.51
2063rd  Helen Owens                          3.52.05
3220th  David Madders                       4.08.01
3257th  John Thompson                      4.22.21

Full results here

http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/runner-information/results

Remember there is now track training taken by Joe and Mario on Monday nights at Helsby High School at 6.30pm to add a little speedwork into your training.

This Wednesday May 1st is the club AGM starting 8.30pm after the club run

This Saturday sees our first fell counter of the season, the Llangynhafal Loop. Details on www.wfra.org.uk. This race is a tough but short loop round the Clywdians weighing in at 4.7 miles and 1750ft, a great afternoons fun for those wanting to try something a little different. Please note that this race is also in the North Wales Championships so expect a good field and car share will be preferable. It’s based at a pub so a refreshing scoop of ale or refreshments afterwards alongside a comedy prize giving is just as much part of the race as the running, so quite a good race even for spectators!

Nice to see so many active people in the club at the moment :d

Regards

Adair

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Border League final race and standings April 2013

Hi all

Full Border League results are now available online

http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

Andy Smith states “excellent showing from Helsby for the final Border’s League race of the season. Just over 4 miles made for a sharp and fast race. Conditions were cool, but ideal for running.”

Colin Bishop led the Helsby charge also securing a fantastic 1st for his category on the night but also for the series overall so make sure you congratulate Colin when you see him. Jenny Illidge was 1st Helsby lady home. But Colin was not alone in securing honours as Albert Berry was also 1st for his category, Carol Shaw 2nd in hers and Tom DeJong 3rd in his. Great to see the hard work from individuals transferred to silverware and to help show the talent that currently resides in the club. But the Border League is a team event so thanks to everyone who participated whether in one race or in all.

The Helsby ladies secured 4th team in Division one on the night and the men 4th in Division two. However, over the season we are definitely getting more strength in depth as Helsby men were 2nd in the improver’s trophy. Overall the ladies team were third in Division One and the men third in Division Two.

Helsby position and times as follows

22nd BISHOP,   Colin 22:41
51st THOMPSON,   Colin 23:35
52nd BAYHAM   HUGHES, Chris 23:40
93rd LANDUCCI,   Ian 25:12
115th GASKILL,   Roy 26:23
141st ILLIDGE,   Jenny 27:13
144th ASHBROOK,   Jane 27:21
148th JACKSON,   Adrian 27:27
171st SHAW,   Geoff 28:05
173rd DeJONG,   Tom 28:07
187th ROBERTSON,   Janet 28:57
197th SMITH,   Andy 29:32
204th BAYHAM   HUGHES, Laura 29:47
213th FEAKES,   Lesley 30:32
230th MILLER,   Claire Louise 31:44
232nd WILLIAMS,   Ben 32:00
238th FARWELL,   Jo 32:44
255th SHAW,   Janet 34:44

Please note any uncollected trophies will be awarded on the night of the AGM.

Once again thanks again to everyone participating in the series and helping the teams do so well.

Adair

Helsby weekly round-up, London Marathon weekend

Hi all

No Delamere Park Run this weekend due to other events in Delamere. Thanks to everyone who let me know. Details of previous park run on website below.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/

Sunday saw the London marathon where Colin Thompson ran a perfectly executed race to finish in one of the fastest marathon times for a Helsby runner for some time! Please find a few words from Colin below on his magnificent achievement.

“VLM 2013, a race I will never forget. Amazing course, amazing crowds, amazing organisation and amazing weather (did I mention it was amazing?) The pacing went perfectly to plan, the last 3 miles I couldn’t feel my legs but the crowds just pull you along. It was such an incredible feeling crossing the finish line. Every emotion was running through me at that point. Then to look up and see I’d broken the magic 3 hours (2:58:12) just made it that little bit more special. Not sure what else to say other than if you ever get a chance to race in this fantastic marathon then do it, you won’t find a better race!”

Colin’s time was in the top 20 for Cheshire and as far as I’m aware was the only runner for Helsby.

For full results of the Virgin London Marathon please visit the official website below

http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/

1100th                Colin Thompson            2.58.12

I’m sure all of you will congratulate Colin when you see him.

Jim O’Hara was out in Keswick for the Teenager with Altitude race. This is a tough race where the winning time is just under three hours. Jimmy ran a great race and finished in 75th in 4.08.59

75th       Jim O’Hara        4.08.59

For some photos of the scenery on the day please see here

http://www.justusuk.com/2013/04/teenager-with-altitude-20-april.html

and here

http://outandabout-nln.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/anniversary-waltz-and-teenager-with.html

For full results see below

http://fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=1843

As mentioned last week this Wednesday is the final Border league of the season and I’m sure we’ll have some Helsby age category winners on the night.

Updated directions have been sent by Ben on email but official website is here

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lindleyjane/BorderLeagueResults/

The race is a 7.15pm start on the Wrexham Industrial Estate. Unfortunately I’m still injured and will not be able to run but look forward to some good results for Helsby on the night!

If anyone else has been racing this last week then please let me know as I can update the Helsby blog accordingly.

Keep on running

Adair

Monday night track — Helsby High

Summer track training will begin from Helsby High School this coming Monday 22nd April at 6.30pm. It’s usually worth arriving a few minutes earlier to enjoy a light warm-up.
 
Track sessions generally take half an hour and will be a variety of distances from 200m to a mile. The sessions will suit all abilities and everyone is welcome. Times are collated so you can look how you progress throughout the season. Summer training will be taken by Joe (and Mario) and over the last few years numbers have been steadily on the increase but there is always room for new faces. If the weather has been fair you can run in trainers but spikes/fell shoes/good trail shoes are recommended in the wet.
 
Please note, this means there will be no training at Castle Park from now until Winter training begins again in October.
 
Joe and the usual Monday nighters look forward to having you there.

Helsby weekly round-up 10th – 16th April 2013

Hi all
A busy week for Helsby members…
Last Wednesday saw the penultimate Border League race at Shotton, Deeside organised by Buckley Runners. With two laps of an industrial estate it was not the most scenic route but a good finish of a top path looking down on a bottom road meant we could see how the race was progressing for other Helsby runners, which helped make the later stages of the race much more interesting
There was as usual great support from Joe and Colin’s wife Jane was also out offering fantastic support on the night.
Helsby also had a couple of first place finishers, with many others in the top three for their respective age categories. Colin B and Albert brilliant as ever with another great run from Colin Thompson establishing himself at the top end of the field. It was good to see Ian Landucci back from injury too and to have so many Helsby ladies out to secure them a 3rd place in the team standings in the top division.
Now we have more consistent strength in the men’s side of the club maybe looking for Border League promotion next season or beyond can be a distinct possibility and something for the club to aim for.
25
BISHOP, Colin
32:34
1st in cat
33
THOMPSON, Colin
33:01
 
53
BROUGHTON, Adair
33:59
 
103
LANDUCCI, Ian
36:44
 
121
GASKILL, Roy
37:43
 
153
BERRY, Albert
39:05
1st in cat
163
GRIFFITHS, Vanessa
39:27
3rd in cat
167
JACKSON, Adrian
39:45
 
169
SHAW, Geoff
39:53
 
179
SHAW, Carol
40:31
2nd in cat
188
THOMPSON, John
40:56
 
189
ILLIDGE, Jenny
40:58
 
196
OWENS, Helen
41:14
 
217
ROBERTSON, Janet
42:25
 
222
BAYHAM HUGHES, Laura
42:39
 
224
SMITH, Andy
42:45
 
233
MILLER, Claire Louise
43:57
 
242
WILLIAMS, Ben
44:33
 
246
HAWKER, Nesta
45:08
 
266
FARWELL, Jo
48:26
 
270
HILDITCH, Ian
48:48
2nd in cat
275
DeJONG, Tom
50:47
 
276
SHAW, Janet
51:16
3rd in cat
Saturday was the 7th Delamere Park Run with less Helsby runners than of late but with some of the usual park runners helping out on the day saving themselves for Sunday and the Whitley 10k. Adrian was first in for Helsby for the men and Janet for the ladies. Well done to all who ran.
For full results of the Park run see the link below
22
21:28
64.52 %
M
19
First Timer!
2
 
24
21:37
68.77 %
M
21
New PB!
4
 
33
23:23
68.57 %
F
6
First Timer!
1
 
41
24:28
66.89 %
F
9
New PB!
4
 
59
25:47
69.23 %
M
43
New PB!
5
 
Andy Robinson probably did a 5k warm up just for his 37 mile run also on Saturday. This was the Calderdale Hike which Andy achieved in an impressive 7hours 40 minutes. This race was his 3rd in the RunFurther Ultra Series.
No results as yet but for more information please see the official website here
Sunday was our 2ndroad counter of the season. I’ve received a race report from Ed as below. Well done to Gareth and Carol leading the Helsby charge.
“Very windy, but nice and warm so great to be running in a vest again! 329 finishers, Helsby contingent below:
28th
40:37
Gareth
Boyd
36th
41:07
Edward
Halliwell
48th
42:46
Roy
Gaskill
67th
44:07
David
Feakes
94th
45:47
Carol
Shaw
95th
45:52
Geoff
Shaw
139th
49:22
Lesley
Feakes
172nd
51:06
Andy
Smith
193rd
52:50
Christopher
Igoe
205th
53:40
John
Gallon
208th
53:57
Alison
Meakin
213th
54:36
Jo
Farwell
243rd
57:57
Janet
Shaw
 
Carol and Geoff were 4th in their categories and Alison was 3rd in hers. Thanks to Joe and Mario for the support.”
Full results can be found here http://www.chiptiming.co.uk/
Sunday was also the Lymm 10k featuring Helsby’s Colin Bishop. Colin is in a great run of form and on a windy course managed a superb 8th from over 700 runners easily securing first in his age category in 38.04.
8th Colin Bishop 38.04 1stin age cat
I’ve not managed to find any results yet but I’ll update the blog as soon as they appear
Lymm 10k website here http://lymm.com/10k
Castle Park training continuing and we’ll update you all very soon when we can use the High School for Summer Track Training
Please let me know if I’ve missed any results
Please stay fit everyone and keep on running
Adair

Helsby weekly round-up April 1st to April 7th 2013

Hi all

Last Wednesday 3rd April at West Cheshire’s Spring 5 race saw some excellent results for Helsby, showing and confirming how healthy the club has become. Jayne Joy who has secured some great fell running victories over the last year has now transferred that potential to the road, executing a perfectly timed race to not only be first counter home for Helsby but win the ladies race overall and smash her PB at the same time. Colin Thompson also showed his fantastic rate of improvement to take home the club counter points and also smash his PB. There were 17 runners out for Helsby in total

Helsby position and times as follows

32nd       Colin Thompson                        29.17
41st       Adair Broughton                        29.56
50th       Jayne Joy                                 30.51 (1st Lady overall)
78th       Ed Halliwell                               32.10
90th       Roy Gaskill                               33.32
111th     Steve Riley                               34.18
112th     Tom DeJong                             34.22
120th     Geoff Shaw                              34.49
123rd     Adrian Jackson                         34.55
143rd     Jane Ashbrook                          35.43
153rd     Carol Shaw                               36.26
189th     Laura Baynham-Hughes           38.26
190th     Andy Smith                               38.30
229th     Alison Meakin                           41.53
238th     Ian Hilditch                                42.40
242nd     Jo Farwell                                 43.13
254th     Janet Shaw                               44.39

Full results for the Spring 5 can be found here

http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/spring5

and photos courtesy of Dave Pinnington here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepinno/sets/72157633156458723/

The sixth Delamere Park Run saw a podium finish for the irrepressible Colin Bishop heading home 3rd overall in a promising 18.10 with many Helsby runners securing PB’s

21 Roy GASKILL 20:32 VM45-49 70.70 % M 19 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:20:18 3
31 Derek GALLAGHER 21:51 VM60-64 73.38 % M 29 Helsby RC New PB! 2
35 Vanessa GRIFFITHS 22:07 VW45-49 74.00 % F 4 Helsby RC New PB! 2
47 Carol SHAW 23:07 VW50-54 73.40 % F 5 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:44 4
50 Benjamin John WILLIAMS 23:28 SM35-39 56.18 % M 44 Helsby RC First Timer! 1
55 Clare MILLER 24:20 SW25-29 60.82 % F 9 Helsby RC First Timer! 3
64 Nesta HAWKER 25:05 VW45-49 64.58 % F 12 Helsby RC First Timer! 1
76 Ian HILDITCH 26:28 VM70-74 67.44 % M 61 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:26:04 4
77 Alison MEAKIN 26:36 VW55-59 69.92 % F 16 Helsby RC New PB! 2
82 Jo FARWELL 27:25 VW40-44 56.53 % F 19 Helsby RC New PB! 3
89 Sarah PRICE 29:12 VW45-49 56.05 % F 25 Helsby RC First Timer! 1
116 Jane ASHBROOK 44:10 VW35-39 34.08 % F 43 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 4

The full Delamere Park run on Saturday results available here

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/

Jayne Joy and Chris Baynham-Hughes met up on Saturday along with Karl and Wayne (Spectrum) for a splendid recce of the Peris Horseshoe. This race is one of the North Wales championship races later in the year. Chris as always has written a fantastic account of the day on his blog. Some stunning photos to accompany the day as well, one I have to admit am very jealous I wasn’t able to do.

http://baynham-hughes.com/Blog/

Sunday we head over the pond to the Chiacgo Shamrock Shuffle 8k. Gareth Boyd has kindly sent in a race report as follows

“This race is billed as the largest 8k in the world, so it seemed a fitting way to end the family holiday in Chicago. Standing next to the elite at the start line gave the ‘wow’ factor. The Pb was never going to be broken today – the previous 5 days of beer, pizza, popcorn, spare-ribs, pancakes etc put pay to that…..but I was happy with my time. Unique features of the race included, running through the streets of Chicago city, being able to cheer on wife and daughter as they raced/ran, USA national anthem being sung pre-race and free beer being served after the race at 9.30am !

514th         Gareth Boyd            32.29 (position 514 out of 33,219)

Please note this Wednesday sees the much anticipated penultimate Border League event at 7pm at Shotton, nr Queensferry. Directions can be found at the following link.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lindleyjane/BorderLeagueResults/

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lindleyjane/BorderLeagueResults/Directions/Race6BuckleyDeeside2013.pdf

Please wear your best gear as if I can’t run I’ll be there with camera!

I’ve received no other race reports so if anyone else was upto much at the weekend please let me know as I can include the details on the blog

Keep on running

Adair

 

 

Good Friday magic mile results

Great turn out today…thanks to all the helpers and runners, good job! Special thanks to Albert for some great Beery prizes…if you want more check out: www.dbbrew.com

Good Friday Magic Mile Results 2013. (organised by Jane Ashbrook)

Position Time Name Cat
1 5.56 Colin Thompson 1 M
2 6.12 Matt Larkin 2 M
3 6.14 Roy Gaskill 3 M
4 6.16 Tom De-Jong 4 M
5 6.27 Adrian Jackson 5 M
6 6.31 Ivan Davies (and George) 6 M
7 6.56 Robert Salmon 1(u16)
8 7.02 Janet Robertson 1 L
9 7.26 Owen James 2(u16)
10 7.33 Peter Causton 7 M
11 8.10 Jo Farwell 2 L
12 8.12 Jamie Cartwright 3(u16)
13 8.18 Larkin family 1 R
14 8.20 Alex Causton 4(u16)
15 8.42 Mollie Stradling 3 L
16 8.45 Sarah Larkin 4 L
17 8.53 Charlotte Case 5(u16)
18 9.08 Toby Causton 6(u16)
19 9.16 James Bell 7(u16)
20 10.00 Lydia Case 8(u16)
21 10.01 Sharon Case 5 L
22 10.02 Danial O’Hare 9(u16)
23 10.02 Franks O’Hare 8 M
24 10.43 Heather Salmon 10(u16)
25 10.44 Mike Salmon 9 M
26 11.11 Charlie Ashbrook 11(u16)
27 11.12 Chris Ashbrook 10 M
28 12.15 Maya Bell 12(u16)
29 12.16 Nathalie Bell 6 L
30 12.27 Emma Haliday 13(u16)
31 12.27 Jessica Butler 14(u16)
32 12.42 Robinson Family 2 R
33 12.42 Paul Porter and family!
34 14.33 William Butler 15(u16)
35 14.33 Alison Butler 7 L
36
37 DNF Chris Larkin
38 DNF Joe Bell

 

Helsby weekend round-up Easter 2013

Hi all

Chocolates and Easter eggs all demolished?

Colin Thompson following on from his great Good Friday mile success secured a new PB at the Princess Park 5k, full results below. Superb improvement from Colin, particularly as he is training hard for the London Marathon

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/princes/results/latestresults/

9th         Colin Thompson                        18.33

Latest Park run results are available for Saturday. Eleven out for Helsby with Dave Feakes leading the charge for the men and Jane for the ladies, and both securing PB’s for the course alongside Mike Searle. Nearly 100 runners were out on Saturday at Delamere.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/

21st       David Feakes                            21.49
22nd       Jane Ashbrook                          21.53

25th       Derek Gallagher                        22.20
29th       Mike Searle                               22.47
34th       Carol Shaw                               23.23
44th       Rachel Arnold                           24.47
46th       Lesley Feakes                           25.08
47th       Laura Baynham-Hughes           25.16
54th       Ian Hilditch                                26.11
57th       Helen Tudor                              26.39
59th       Alison Meakin                           26.59

Sunday saw some fantastic results at the Bridge run. First home for Helsby and first v50 was Colin Bishop with an awesome time of 29 minutes, which is 3 minutes faster than last year so shows the sparkling form he is in, with other notable performances including Claire taking 6 minutes off her previous best for the course. Well done everyone who ran and especially to Ian Hilditch doing the double!

http://www.runhalton.co.uk/

Full results available here

http://www.chipresults.co.uk/

17th       Colin Bishop                 29.03 (1st v50)
75th       Roy Gaskill                   33.16
103rd     Tom DeJong                 34.32
116th     Geoff Shaw                  34.59
119th     Adrian Jackson             35.04
235th     Claire-Louise Miller        38.49
350th     Ian Hilditch                    42.28
402nd     Janet Shaw                   44.21

Sunday also saw the Air Products 10k which was in the Cheshire Grand Prix. No results as yet so I am not sure who ran but I’ll update the blog once details are available. Website below

http://www.southcheshireharriers.org.uk/clubraces/10k/10k_main.php

Keep up the training everyone

Adair