Helsby weekly round-up 3rd – 8th September 2013

Hi all

Tuesday night saw the first Multi-terrain of September at Royden Park. This race is similar in ways to Helsby, with wooded sandstone trails and some nice views over the Dee Estuary and North wales. There were less Helsby runners out than previous years, but undoubtedly that was something to do with the brilliant Robbie Webster race on the subsequent night. Results for males and females are taken separately. It is also a team event

This is the route

http://www.mapmyrun.com/gb/west-kirby-eng/mt-thurstaston-2011-route-43290368

18th      Adair Broughton          30.09 (2nd in age cat)
21
st
      Colin Thompson          30.29
99
th
      Geoff Shaw                37.13
132
nd
   Stephen Wiggins         39.53

22nd     Vanessa Griffiths        37.58
52
nd
     Louise McEvely          43.36
54
th
      Alison Meakin             44.11
67
th      Janet Shaw                 46.16 (1st
in age cat)
68
th      Betty Grieve                46.20

This made Helsby men’s team 19th on the night and Helsby ladies A team 12th and B team 27th. Hopefully we can improve on that in the subsequent races!

For full results and information on the remaining races please visit www.stevesaunders.co.uk

Wednesday night was our final Inter-club fell counter and the highly anticipated Robbie Webster Wobbler. With some brilliant planning and organisation from Chris Baynham-Hughes and his team of helpers (proper thanks will be in the full race report!) the night was definitely a success.

We’ll add a separate blog report of the race but one thing we should make known is that after some fantastic support from club members in this series Helsby managed to win the much coveted and highly prized Inter-Club trophy. This definitely highlights the current strength in depth at Helsby and something I’m sure that would have made Robbie Webster very proud.

For a quick look at results and team points and summary please visit Spectrums website here

http://spectrumstriders.org.uk/club-champs-a-results/team-competitions/inter-club-fell-competition/archive/1545-2013-race-3-frodsham-hill-race

Friday night was the final race in the Multi-terrain series at Deeside. Brilliant running from Colin Bishop saw him claim 1st in his age category over the four runs and 7th on the night. Looked like we were going to get very wet but the skies actually lightened a little and the race was in near perfect conditions. Thanks to Jane for support on the night.

7th        Colin Bishop                27.32
9
th
        Adair Broughton          27.48  

Please see here for full results

http://www.deestridersrunningclub.net/Results/offroadResults.aspx

Saturday was Delamere Park run with 5 Helsby green

41 Janet ROBERTSON 22:57 VW45-49 70.59 % F 4 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 5  
43 Carol SHAW 23:15 VW50-54 72.97 % F 5 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:22 13  
51 Louise MCEVELEY 24:11 VW45-49 66.99 % F 9 Helsby RC New PB! 7  
64 Kevin SMALLWOOD 25:15 VM40-44 54.85 % M 54 Helsby RC New PB! 2  
66 Ian HILDITCH 25:34 VM70-74 70.73 % M 56 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:32 13

Saturday was also the ‘Across Wales Walk’ with a  race report from Andy Robinson.

“  I ran the Across Wales Walk again on Saturday (my 7th consecutive year).  45 miles from Anchor Bridge near Clun in Shropshire to the seaside at Clarach Bay near Aberystwyth, taking in Plynlymon on the way.  First in was John Parry in 8:27 & I was second in 8:35.  I won’t be running fast on Wednesday night!  The weather wasn’t too bad considering how awful the forecast was, & we got good views from Plynlymon.  Head wind the whole way, but it was a great event.  Results probably won’t be posted for weeks yet..” Well done to Andy on another fabulous long distance achievement.

It was the Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon in Warrington yesterday, some good results once again for team Helsby on a hilly and windy course! Please find the results below and a link to the full results also.

(Some superb times there and well done to all who ran. This was also a club road counter.)

13th                 Colin Thompson                      80.15
27th                 Chris Fitzpatrick                      83.29
111th               Roy Gaskill                             90.56
140th               Gareth Boyd                           92.18
186th               Tom DeJong                           95.40 
282nd              Dave Feakes                          99.49
323rd               Adrian Jackson                       1.41.56
347th                Stephen Wiggins                     1.41.48
423rd               Laura Baynam Hughes           1.44.51
472nd              Lesley Feakes                         1.47.03
517th               Jason Ollier                             1.48.23
1025th             Emily Smith                            2.03.50

http://www.winningtime.co.uk/index.php?page=results

Sunday was also the Dyffrn Conwy Mountain Triathlon – a brilliant race organised by a very enthusiastic team of dedicated kayakers, runners & mountain bikers, which Jackie Keasley had entered. I’ve received a fantastic race report from Jackie so will add this to the blog as a separate article with photos so be sure you take a look at the blog!

Event details here http://www.map17events.org.uk/

As you can see a busy week was had by all at Helsby so make sure you come back to the Helsby blog to read more about the Robbie Webster Wobbler and Jackie’s Kayaking Triathlon.

Keep on running

Adair

 

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