Delamere Park Run on Saturday saw a good turnout for Helsby with Colin Bishop once again leading the charge for the green vest and Vanessa for the ladies. Twelve out for Helsby in total with a quarter obtaining Helsby PB’s on the day too so well done for those. Results below but for full results see here
Saturday was the Tal Y Fan fell race near Conwy, held in conjunction with the Rowen village carnival and a race forming part of the North Wales series. Results and race report here
With no Jayne Joy to put Helsby on the map due to cycling across Mongolia it was up to Jim O Hara to take the honours for Helsby with a cracking run for a top ten finish. Adair Broughton was 11th followed by Mario Foschi for a great 2nd prize in his age category. Needless to say it was a hot day indeed but a great atmosphere made the trip worthwhile. Thanks also to Joe for support on the way out and the way in. Possible photos to follow here
8th Jim O’Hara 1.19.25
11th Adair Broughton 1.21.41
37th Mario Foschi 1.33.05
I knew it seemed quiet this week and Helsby has a trophy winner that I hadn’t sent out in the results
Well done to Andy Robinson who ran the 26 miles of the White Peak Walk on Saturday and came in first. What a brilliant result and huge congratulations to Andy to achieve a 1st place in an event of well over 250 people and powered purely by Kendal Mint cake (and in that heat too).
Brief race report from Andy below but please congratulate him when you see him.
“…I ran the White Peak Walk on Saturday. 26 miles in the Derbyshire Peak, in temperatures up to 31 degrees. 385 entered, only 265 showed up, mainly due to the hot weather. 67 DNFs & I came in first. I’ve got the trophy to prove it. Runners & walkers were dropping like flies. It wasn’t much fun, to be honest, trying to push yourself in that heat. Hoping to be at the Druid on Wednesday, but my legs are pretty stiff at the present”
It was the Bollington Nostalgia this weekend, I’ve seen no results yet but will update the blog if any Helsby members attended.
We love Manchester 10k was on Sunday where there were four out for Helsby. Results can be found on the TDL website
54th Colin Thompson 38.56
116th Roy Gaskill 42.12
445th Joanne Lacking 48.09
530th Clare-Louise Miller 49.07
Brief race port from Clare below
“A few of us also did the we love manchester 10k. I did 49.07 but it wasn’t enjoyable at all, far too hot and it’s testament when by half 10 I have a burnt forehead and burnt shoulders within that time. The course was also inaccurate 10k turned into 10.36k! I know a few club runners were angry about this on twitter!”
Please don’t forget its ‘The Druid’ this Wednesday which is a Helsby Fell Counter but also part of our three race Inter-Club competition with Spectrum, Tattenhall and Pensby. For those who can make it you will score points for Helsby if you turn up and for those who don’t like competition just enjoy it as a training run as it is a fantastic introduction to fell running for those who haven’t really tried off road running to any extent. Plus it starts and finishes at a pub!
Details on upcoming races list here www.wfra.org.uk
Keep on running everyone