Helsby weekly round-up 7th-14th August 2013

Hi all
Wednesday 7th August was the 5 mile Pie and Peas, a now traditional run for the club and this year was incorporated into the Cheshire GP series so a strong field was expected. Eighteen runners out for Helsby so our biggest road turnout of the year for the counters. Well done to Janet Shaw as the sole Helsby prize winner on the night!
17th Colin Thompson 29.37
21
st Adair Broughton 29.59
57th Roy Gaskill 32.46
60
th Jayne Joy 32.56
65
th Gareth Boyd 33.18
123
rd Tom DeJong 36.24
136
th Paul Porter 36.59
140
th Adrian Jackson 37.14
142
nd Geoff Shaw 37.20
178
th John Thompson 39.02
180th Carol Shaw 39.08
191
st Ben Williams 39.40
218
th Graham Lloyd 41.36
224
th Jackie Keasley 42.07
231
st Ian Hilditch 42.28
254
th Michael McShane 44.56
242
nd Alison Meakin 43.22
268
th
Janet Shaw 46.51 (Age category winner)
Photos and full results are available here
 
 
Also on Wednesday night was the Ponderosa fell race where five Helsby vests were out to tackle the short but tough course with Jim O’Hara first in for the men and Nesta Hawker running superbly for a category win.
 
Full results available on the Welsh Fell Runner website www.wfra.org.uk
 
19th Jim O’Hara 29.55
65
th Paul Foster 36.35
89
th Chris Hatton 41.45
97
th Nesta Hawker 45.10
99
th Jon Hardman 45.26

Saturday morning was the Delamere Park Run with five PB’s from the seven Helsby runners. Great work everyone. Colin first in for the men and Vanessa for the women.

 

4
17:51
84.69 %
M
4
PB stays at 00:17:47
10
 
11
19:37
74.00 %
M
10
New PB!
9
 
37
21:49
75.02 %
F
5
New PB!
5
 
42
22:14
58.62 %
M
36
New PB!
5
 
44
22:22
75.86 %
F
7
New PB!
12
 
50
22:57
57.81 %
M
43
PB stays at 00:22:44
10
 
88
25:34
73.79 %
F
17
New PB!
9
 
Full results for the Park Run here
 
 
Andy Robinson ran the Long Tour of Bradwell on Saturday, a 33 mile race in the Peak District with substantial climbing. Andy came in 35th from 85 and was 4th MV50 and was over an hour faster than when he last ran it three years ago!
Results here
 
 
Sunday was the Great Warford 10 Miler, a Cheshire Grand Prix counter and a Helsby road counter. Three in attendance for Helsby
 
36th Colin Thompson 1.00.41
121st Gareth Boyd 1.10.26
204th Tom De Jong 1.16.32 (to be verified)
 
Full results here
 

Sunday saw a top ten finish for Jim O ‘Hara at the Gladstone 9 finishing in a superb 1.23.44 and awarded 2
ndplace in his age category. Phil Gillard also showed he is getting back to form with 40th position in 1.44.37.
 
7th Jim O’Hara 1.23.44
40
th Phil Gillard 1.44.37
 
 
And full results available on the Welsh Fell Runners website
 
 
Jayne, Karl Steinegger (Ambleside and Spectrum) and Adair ran a recce of Nant-y-Moch, on Sunday which, as an honest appraisal, will probably be one of the hardest fell races to do! It’s a 20km race with 4000ft climb but much of the course is tussocky with minimal path or trails. Knowledge and use of a map and compass is also essential. The recce took 4 hours 45 minutes which included stops to read the map and a couple of errors in route choice but shows that the race organiser’s interpretation that the average runner will be out for about 3 hours is probably quite accurate.
Details on the race (next Saturday) can be found here
 
 
Enjoy the handicap on Wednesday for those that are running or helping
Keep up the good training everyone, it’s obviously paying off
Adair
 
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