Helsby weekend round-up 9th – 10th November 2013

Hi all

Saturday morning saw the 35th Delamere Park Run 5k with Helsby’s Carol Shaw first home for the club and 2nd lady overall and Kevin Smallwood taking the honours for the men as well as a new PB.

32 Carol SHAW 23:18 VW50-54 72.82 % F 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:22 16  
43 Kevin SMALLWOOD 23:54 VM40-44 57.95 % M 40 Helsby RC New PB! 6  
48 Benjamin John WILLIAMS 24:33 SM35-39 54.04 % M 44 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:44 13  
51 Louise MCEVELEY 24:42 VW45-49 65.59 % F 5 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 14  
74 Alison MEAKIN 26:22 VW55-59 71.55 % F 11 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:34 14  
98 Donna GEER 29:25 VW40-44 53.48 % F 24 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:29:16 2  

For full results check here


Saturday noon was the Rhobell Fawr Fell Race near Dollgellau, an out and back 6 miler run with 1900ft ascent. You can follow the wall for easier navigation on the climb up but it’s not necessarily the optimum route, especially coming down. This is a gorgeous area to run and interesting in that it is an extinct volcano. Conditions were muddy underfoot as photos show but a brilliant low key fell race, definitely one to try. Just watch out for the rocks and the wall, yes it is somehow possible not to see a wall when you are running!

9th                    Adair Broughton          1.03.48

For more details, photos or video and map, check out the Meirionnydd website or the Welsh Fell Runners websites as below




Adair at Rhobell taken by Ifs Richards

Adair at Rhobell taken by Ifs Richards

On Remembrance Sunday it was already the third race of the Cross Country season, this time being the Northwest XC at Beacon Park, near Skelmersdale. Well done for a good turnout of 17 Helsby runners. Helsby positions as below, no times recorded. First man home for Helsby with another amazing run was Colin Bishop with Jenny Illidge claiming the honours for the ladies. There were some very notable performances on the day so well done to everyone taking part and to all those offering support.

For Helsby ladies

5th                    Jenny Illidge
                    Rachel Adams
                  Jane Ashbrook
                  Janet Robertson
                  Rachel Arnold
                  Joanne Lacking
th                  Clare-Louise Miller
40th                  Lesley Feakes

And for Helsby men

13th                  Colin Bishop
                 Colin Thompson
                  Roy Gaskill
               Tom DeJong
                Steve Riley 1
                  Dave Feakes
                Paul Foster
                Adrian Jackson
st                Andy Smith

Team Results are also below but please note that we are also teamed with Lymm & Warrington.

Helsby Mens ‘A’ team were 5th and Helsby Mens ‘B’ Team were 4th on the day. Helsby Ladies ‘A’ team were 2nd and Helsby Ladies ‘B’ team showing our current strength in depth were 1st. This meant our combined team were 5th but after two races Helsby Mens ‘A’ team are currently 3rd and Helsby Ladies ‘A’ team are a fantastic joint first! The combined team after two races are third.

For full results and details please see race organisors website at


The next Northwest XC is at Arrowe Park at the later time of 11.30am on Sunday 1st December.

As always if I’ve missed any results for over the weekend please let me know as I can get them updated on the blog.

Keep on running



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