Helsby upcoming events

Dear Helsby Runner


To give you warning, here’s is a reminder of the many events going on the last weekend of this month.  It would be great if the presentation evening and the Hospice Half are well supported.


Club Presentation Evening – Friday 31st May 7:30pm

Annual Club awards plus a send off for Andy following 10 excellent years as Club Chairman. There are plenty of awards to be given out over a large spread of runners, so please come along to collect yours in person!  There will be a BBQ and a disco too! The meat, fish, veggie burgers, bread rolls etc, will be supplied by the Club with members supplying the salads, crisps, side dishes, puddings etc. If you could please let Dave and Lesley know numbers by Monday 27th May, and what you intend to bring along so that we ensure that we have enough of everything. Families and friends welcome.


Delamere Park Run – Saturday 1st June 9am


Hollins Green 5K – Road Club Counter – Saturday 1st June 4:30pm


Hospice Run – just over a Half Marathon Distance – Sunday 2nd June 9.00am

To celebrate this year’s record Four Villages Half Marathon donations to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Halton Haven, we plan to run between the two!  Carol has arranged with the Hospices, the press and Essar for us to be photographed and have refreshments at each Hospice. Bill has offered to host a drinks station at the club. So all we need now is a number of Helsby runners in green to run and be photographed!  Family members are welcome to join us at either end. The more the merrier! .


Its 8m from Backford to HCSC and 6.5 m from HCSC to Halton Haven – so it’s a good half!   From Backford the safest way is firstly along the back lanes, emerging on the A road at Mickle Trafford, then the winter run to the club (the shortest way is via the Cheshire Oaks roundabout and then along the A5117 but it’s not advisable as there is no pavement and its busy). After a drinks at the club, its then onwards to Frodsham, over the rusty bridge to the roundabout at Sutton Weaver then the short distance to Halton Haven.


The plan is:-

9:00 am – meet at HCSC, lifts/drive to Hospice of the Good Shepherd

9:15 am – reception at Hospice of the Good Shepherd

9:45 am – start running, based on 9m miles

11:00 am – arrive at HCSC

12:00 am – arrive at Halton Haven for reception


Those who want a shorter run could do the 1st or 2nd leg only, or those who want an earlier run could run from the club to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and meet us there for the presentation. Depending on numbers of runners/family members, we need to plan lifts back etc.


Here’s hoping you can may many/any of these club events!



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