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
1st Colin Bishop 18.14
11th Roy Gaskill 20.05
35th Derek Gallagher 22.59
50th Ben Williams 24.34
57th Helen Tudor 25.14
119th Jane & Charlie Ashbrook 40.05
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
44th Steve Riley 73.43
46th Geoff Shaw 74.20
52nd Carol Shaw 76.00
63rd Alison Meakin 87.07
Full Results available below
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
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