Helsby weekly round-up 5th – 6th October 2013

Hi all

No midweek runs now so straight on to the first race of the weekend.

Saturday morning was the Delamere Park Run 5k, already race number 31 since it’s inception. Colin Bishop was first Helsby man home and second home overall, showing his blistering form, especially with him taking it easy for Sundays Gin Pit 5 race! Next home for Helsby and 2nd female overall was Carol Shaw. Also on the podium for Helsby was Janet Robertson for 3rd lady overall on the day. There were nine out for Helsby in total and congratulations to Kevin Smallwood for his course PB.

2 Colin BISHOP 18:34 VM50-54 81.42 % M 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:47 15  
34 Carol SHAW 22:51 VW50-54 74.25 % F 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:22 14  
39 Mike SEARLE 23:16 VM50-54 63.40 % M 37 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:47 5  
41 Janet ROBERTSON 23:24 VW45-49 69.23 % F 3 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 6  
50 Rachel ARNOLD 24:02 VW50-54 70.60 % F 4 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:39 5  
58 Kevin SMALLWOOD 24:25 VM40-44 56.72 % M 52 Helsby RC New PB! 4  
87 David MADDERS 25:52 VM40-44 52.77 % M 76 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:15 4  
88 Ivan DAVIES 25:53 SM35-39 51.96 % M 77 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:47 4  
127 Ivor JOHNSTONE 30:11 VM45-49 47.32 % M 93 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:04 3

It was also the Gin Pit 5 race on Sunday where Colin Bishop doing the double over the weekend had a fantastic run for 9th overall and 1st in his age category.

9th                     Colin Bishop                 28.53 (1st v50)


Sunday was the Chester Marathon, and a warm day for running by all accounts. I know Roy Gaskill was very inspired marshalling at mile 14 when the Helsby runners ran past him and thought it was well worth it helping out and he would like to say well done to everyone.

(Please let me know if i’ve missed anyone or they want any more information adding on the blog). Photos below are courtesy of Dave Madders.

Awesome times from the Helsby contingent as you can see below!

546th                 Gareth Boyd                 3.29.53
599th                 Ivan Davies                   3.33.27
886th                 Joanne Lacking             3.44.57
1456th                Tom DeJong                 4.03.43

For full details on the marathon see the official website


Provisional results here


Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Ivan, flying!

Ivan, flying!

Tom gives his all

Tom gives his all









This weekend also saw Ben Williams running in the Basington Half. I’ve received a race report from Ben as below

“Just to report that I ran the Basingstoke Half Marathon today. Chip time was 01:55;37, (580th position) about a minute slower than my PB but it was very hot and also hillier than I expected (982 ft of climb). My Garmin recorded 13.22 miles, but a lot of the extra would have been zigzagging around to stay in the shade.

It’s a well organised small race (1323 finishers), through some very scenic countryside, but with several nasty hills. As a bonus, the last three miles is all downhill.

Spectator quote of the day – to me, loudly “Come on Helsby”… then to her mate, quietly “where’s Helsby?” Thanks for the race report Ben, and if anyone else would like to share their thoughts on events they do please let me know as it’s always more interesting reading what others have been upto!

For full results see here http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/results/Basingstoke%20Half%20Marathon/27415


Please don’t forget all members and their partners are invited to Chris Hatton’s Retirement Party at Helsby Club on Saturday 26th October 7.30pm

Keep on running



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