Last Wednesday was the Hot Foot Up Famau fell race. Results are now online here with short race report.
Jim O’Hara was first in for Helsby with some great performances on the night from other Helsby runners. Helsby position and times as follows
19th Jim O’Hara 42.15
81st Paul Foster 54.25
95th Helen Owens 61.35
96th Nesta Hawker 62.03
Thursday night was already our 7th road counter of this season, the Woolston 10k. Fantastic showing for Helsby saw 16 members out on the night. There was great support on the figure of eight Woolston Park laps from Joe and Louise. There was at least two PB’s on the night from Colin Thompson and Ben Williams. Colin Thompson was first man home for Helsby and Jane Ashbrook first lady home. It’s also worth noting that Jo Farwell had biked 20 miles to get to the race! Well done.
Helsby position and places as follows (these results subject to change as Ben’s time and position were not recorded correctly and organisor is sorting)
16th Colin Thompson 37.46
24th Adair Broughton 38.59
47th Ian Landucci 41.00
50th Gareth Boyd 41.11
53rd Roy Gaskill 41.16
103rd Jane Ashbrook 44.26
108th Adrian Jackson 44.47
115th Joanne Lacking 45.08
129th Janet Robertson 46.06
133rd John Thompson 46.10
170th Tom deJong 48.20
186th Clare Louise-Miller 48.55
xxx Ben Williams 49.23
289th Jo Farwell 54.49
309th Janet Shaw 56.01
342nd Rhona Cook 60.00
Friday night was the ever popular Tattenhall Tough Team event with a good showing from Helsby on what was a glorious night for spectating but maybe starting off as a little muggy for running. Some good team names chosen as you can see from the results.
It was great to see Ivor Johnstone setting the race off and support from Tough Team regular Mike Searle. Support also on the night from Joe and Louise. Some photos from Mike Hallsworth (also out marshalling) are in the attached pdf file (TO FOLLOW)
Full results are available from the Tattenhall website
First home for Helsby was ‘Triple J’ in 18th place with the fabulous team of Jane Ashbrook, Jayne Joy and Jenny Illidge who were also 2nd ladies team overall. Following ‘Triple J’ were the ‘21st Century Schizoid Men’ who in 20th place and 4th male vets overall, the Schizoids consisted of Andy Robinson, Steve Riley and Gareth Boyd. The team in 28th place overall was Team Pink with Helsby guest Colin Thompson. Helsby ‘Over the Hillers’ were next in for 30th place and 2nd Ladies vets team overall. Over the hillers were Rachel Arnold, Jackie Keasley and Vanessa Griffiths. 31st place was another Helsby team consisting of Tim Igoe, Stewart Greene and Les Scott). ‘Tried & Tested’ were 38th team home with guest runner for Helsby’s Louise McEveley, swiftly followed by team name of the night ’50 Shades of Green’ who were Laura Baynham-Hughes, Clare Miller and Joanne Lacking. 44th team home were a Helsby mixed team of Betty, Chris Igoe and Graham
Delamere Park Run on Saturday morning saw 8 out for Helsby with strong running from the front from Ivan as first man home and Joanne with her first park run first lady home. Helsby position and times below but for full results please check here
|13||Ivan DAVIES||19:57||SM35-39||67.42 %||M||12||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:47||2|
|15||Roy GASKILL||20:07||VM45-49||72.16 %||M||14||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:20:05||6|
|33||Derek GALLAGHER||22:17||VM60-64||71.95 %||M||32||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:49||8|
|45||Joanne LACKING||22:56||SW30-34||64.83 %||F||4||Helsby RC||First Timer!||1|
|78||Ian HILDITCH||25:35||VM70-74||70.68 %||M||65||Helsby RC||New PB!||8|
|80||Clare MILLER||25:44||SW25-29||57.51 %||F||15||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:24:17||4|
|81||Benjamin John WILLIAMS||25:45||SM35-39||51.52 %||M||66||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:17||6|
|127||Jo FARWELL||32:54||VW40-44||47.47 %||F||38||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:26:00||5|
Heading into Saturday afternoon it was the Lymm 5k, which was race 3 of the Cheshire Grand Prix series. Full results available on Spectrum’s website here. Geoff Shaw led the Helsby pack for the men and Helen Owens for the ladies.
Helsby position and times as below
175th Geoff Shaw 22.35
209th Helen Owens 23.51
280th Janet Shaw 27.17
Sunday morning was our 4th fell counter of the season which was the ‘tougher than most in our fell series” Moel-y-Gamelin race, starting and finishing at the Ponderosa’ café at the horseshoe pass. Strong field for this one as it was a North Wales counter and Welsh Open counter also.
It was wet and windy and only men of steel started with just the club vest on….New honours taken too with Jim O’Hara having a fantastic run to be first home for Helsby, hopefully this will now give him the confidence to know how good he can be. Jayne Joy was first lady home and a senior lady prize winner too (more wine for Jayne). Even with the tricky conditions the course record was broken by the leading male.
Joe and Mario out in support on the course.
Hopefully results to follow online shortly with a more detailed report when that happens. Results should appear either at Wrexham Road Runners or Welsh Fell Runners website.
Keep on running