Tuesday 10th September was the second Wirral MT of the four race series held in Thurstaston, Wirral Country Park. There were eight out for Helsby in total with some great support from Joe and Mario.
15th Adair Broughton 30.16
85th Tom DeJong 35.06
119th Stephen Wiggins 37.37
123rd Geoff Shaw 37.52
42nd Louise McEvely 39.57
53rd Jackie Keasley 41.02
67th Janet Shaw 45.24 (2nd in age cat)
70th Betty Grieve 46.08
This puts Helsby’s mens team 19th on the night and Helsby ladies ‘A’ team 18th and ‘B’ team 33rd.
Please see Steve Saunders website for full results of this race or to look for details on tonight’s Beach race, which is at the earlier time of 6.30pm at North Wirral Coastal Park, Harrison Drive, Wallasey. Please remember these races are only £1 and no registration is required, just turn up on the night in the green vest.
Saturday 14th was the 28th Delamere Park Run 5k which looked like a close finish for the top three!
For the full results or any details on these Park Runs please visit the website below
Saturday was also the British Champs race (and North Wales Champs race) Peris Horseshoe with the only Helsby runner out on the day Chris Baynham-Hughes. This race is a big one, over 17 miles and 8000ft climb so not for the faint hearted and a fantastic result for Chris in a quality field. Results are on the Welsh Fell Runners site alongside some photos released by Alistair Tye. Race report should follow from Chris which I’ll update on the blog.
64th Chris Baynham-Hughes 4.20.02
See here www.wfra.org.uk
Sunday 15th was the Sutton Six, a Cheshire Grand Prix race and our last Helsby road counter of the season. This race is organised by West Cheshire and began as a six-miler in 1982, becoming a 10k in 1993. It starts on Belle Vue Lane with a 3.3k lap, followed by a longer lap which repeats the first 2k, heading out along lanes on a measured course (12/016) around Guilden Sutton to finish at the village hall. Well done to Derek Morris for the Helsby road counter win and to Carol Shaw picking up the full points. XCredit also to Ian Hilditch for doing the weekend double.
39th Derek Morris 39.22
47th Ivan Davies 40.13
50th Roy Gaskill 40.34
109th Geoff Shaw 45.57
125th Carol Shaw 47.09
134th Jackie Keasley 48.17
162nd Ian Hilditch 51.53
187th Janet Shaw 56.50
Full results and other race information here
Sunday was also the Lake Vyrnwy Half and surprisingly no Helsby runners there this year (which must be a first in a long while!) but I’ll keep the results in just for completeness, now that I found them.
For full results see here http://www.ukresults.net/2013/vyrnwy.html
However, we did have a runner at the South Cheshire 20 which was the in-form Gareth Boyd who is preparing for the Chester Marathon. Race report from Gareth as follows
“Just to let you know that I ran the South Cheshire 20 yesterday in a time of 2.42.10 (unofficial – no results up at this stage)
Brief race report
I think a number of runners had been scared off by the predicted rain/bad weather on this occasion – they really missed out!
1) Firstly, we had no rain – result.
2) Secondly, the course is a challenging but scenic one.
3) Thirdly, the marshals were fantastic – very positive and enthusiastic – especially the lady at mile 18.
4) Drink stations with mars bars/jelly babies along the courseJ
5) A simple but nice goody bag at the end – including porridge oats and a gingerbread man
Happy with my time – took the first 15 miles easy ish (running with a group of guys from various running clubs, also training for autumn marathons). Probably the hardest part of the race, was running into ‘unfair’ wind at the end of race/the last 100 metres. Bring on Chester marathon..”
Details for the 20 should appear here
http://www.southcheshireharriers.org.uk/ with full results as below
90th Gareth Boyd 2.42.11
In other news I’ve had an email from Gill at Warrington Road Runners regarding Cross Country training for the upcoming season. Email as below
“Just to let you know if any Helsby runners are interested, (we are) going to hold some cross country training sessions at Town Park, the first one being Saturday 5 October at 9 am. (where did September go?). Meeting at the Runcorn Ski Centre for 9 am, the format will be jog round the main lap of the course and then start off with 2 x 5 mins on three different sections of the course which is increased week by week, finish with a warm down jog. As it’s based on time, suits all levels.”
So if anyone fancies a little early xc practice then be sure to be there on Saturday 5th October and thanks to Gill and Jayne for informing us of these sessions
And keep on running