Helsby weekly round-up 12-13th October 2013

Hi good people

Saturday was the Delamere Park Run 5k event, always popular with Helsby members and this week making no exception. Tom DeJong, with not much recovery time from his four hour Chester Marathon less than a week ago blasted home first for Helsby in a new PB for 15th place overall and 2nd in his age category. Tom was quickly followed by Rachel Adams on her first Delamere outing taking 1st in her category and 16th place overall. Well done also to Andy Robinson having a stretch out before his night on the town and his next day fell run and still managing to secure a PB as did Jo Farwell showing good form. There were eight runners out for Helsby in total.

15 Tom DE JONG 20:44 JM15-19 63.59 % M 15 Helsby RC New PB! 2  
16 Rachel ADAMS 20:52 SW30-34 70.93 % F 1 Helsby RC First Timer! 1  
17 Andy ROBINSON 20:59 VM55-59 75.77 % M 16 Helsby RC New PB! 3  
44 Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES 23:25 VW35-39 64.06 % F 6 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:53 10  
56 Rachel ARNOLD 24:20 VW50-54 69.73 % F 10 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:39 6  
57 Louise MCEVELEY 24:23 VW45-49 66.44 % F 11 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 11  
72 Jo FARWELL 25:22 VW40-44 61.56 % F 15 Helsby RC New PB! 9  
111 Ivor JOHNSTONE 30:15 VM45-49 47.22 % M 78 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:04 4

Full results for Delamere can be found here


4 Helsby runners ran the Coniston 14 race this Saturday. This was put back to October having been cancelled due to snow last march. “Cool, windy but the sun shone all the race & the colours were just starting to turn autumnal & the view of the Coniston Fells just kept us going!” states Jackie

181st                 Dave Feakes     1:46:11
321st                 Steve Wiggins   1:55:47
354th                 Lesley Feakes   1:57.20
455th                 Jackie Keasley 2:01:22 (3rd in age category)

Results on TDL website as below


Sunday was our penultimate Fell Counter which was also a Welsh Champs race held at Breidden Hills and organised by Mercia Fell Runners.

Full results already available here


It’s been a good year on the fells for competition within the club and this held true at Breidden with a good battle for first male counter between Chris Baynham-Hughes and Adair, who both happen to be running the pairs leg at the British Fell Relays, so obviously some astute planning by Phil Gillard there! Jayne Joy was 2nd lady overall in a quality field, and getting closer at each race to some of the countries best fell runners. Jayne also picked up a wine up as her prize (some things never change then?). Great to see nearly as many Helsby ladies out as the men too with nine out wearing the green vest. Thanks also to Joe and Mario offering lots of support as usual on the course.

Helsby positions and places as below

16th                   Adair Broughton                        1.03.43
17th                   Chris Baynham-Hughes              1.03.52
27th                   Jayne Joy                                 1.07.22(2ndlady)
72nd                   Steve Riley                               1.15.22
76th                   Andy Robinson                         1.17.17
82nd                   Phil Gillard                                1.18.16
94th                   Vanessa Griffiths                      1.20.31(3rdagecat)
125th                 Nesta Hawker                            1.36.09
128th                 Jenny Illidge                              1.42.47

And more info and details for next year here


Sunday was the Erddig 10k, brief race report from Ben below. Great to see Ben doing such a variety of races!

“Just a quick one for the newsletter/blog – I ran the Erddig 10K today. It’s a really nice trail run around the National Trust estate in Wrexham, mainly on woodland paths, starting and finishing in front of Erddig Hall. It was two 5k laps, ending with a steep hill up.

Unfortunately there’s a big discrepancy between the time I recorded and my chip time. I recorded 50m50s, the chip time is 51m26s. Either way it wasn’t a PB anyway. One advantage of running in a low key ‘local’ race is I still came 28th out of 117 finishers”


If I’ve missed anything this week please let me know

Keep on running



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