Helsby Festive round-up Christmas 2013

Hi all

Hope the Christmas festivities have been good to everyone.

There has already been a couple of Delamere Park runs since the last round-up email, not least one on Christmas day! Well done to Colin Bishop for his podium place and to Janet leading the Helsby ladies home. Special congratulations also to Stephen Wiggins securing a PB so soon after his last one.

3 Colin BISHOP 18:16 VM50-54 83.39 % M 3 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:47 19  
15 Stephen WIGGINS 21:58 SM20-24 59.33 % M 13 Helsby RC New PB! 15  
18 David MADDERS 22:16 VM40-44 61.30 % M 16 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:29 9  
25 Janet ROBERTSON 23:00 VW45-49 70.43 % F 4 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 10  
41 Jackie KEASLEY 24:39 VW55-59 72.48 % F 9 Helsby RC First Timer! 1  
47 Louise MCEVELEY 25:07 VW45-49 64.50 % F 12 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 21  
62 Jo FARWELL 26:55 VW40-44 58.02 % F 17 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:22 11  
64 Ian HILDITCH 26:57 VM70-74 67.10 % M 47 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:21 18  


Saturdays park run saw Gareth Boyd first in for Helsby with Janet Robertson once again first lady home.

22 Gareth BOYD 20:55 VM40-44 65.74 % M 22 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:08 9  
35 David MADDERS 21:54 VM40-44 62.33 % M 34 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:29 9  
46 David FEAKES 22:33 VM50-54 65.93 % M 45 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:37 14  
47 Janet ROBERTSON 22:41 VW45-49 71.42 % F 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 10  
48 Stephen WIGGINS 22:49 SM20-24 57.12 % M 46 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:58 15  
102 Lesley FEAKES 26:02 VW45-49 63.64 % F 19 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:15 16  
120 Ian HILDITCH 27:30 VM70-74 65.76 % M 95 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:21 18  
146 Ivor JOHNSTONE 29:58 VM45-49 47.66 % M 105 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:04 6  
150 Claire MORTON 30:23 VW50-54 58.04 % F 44 Helsby RC First Timer! 1  
153 Paul BULMER 30:27 VM55-59 50.47 % M 109 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:33 4  
154 Louise MCEVELEY 30:28 VW45-49 53.17 % F 45 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 21  



For full results please see the link below


Boxing day saw the Round the Walls race take place in Chester, albeit without the walls due to an icy start to the day. Runners in their new Christmas trainers were treated to a two lap figure of eight muddy loop within the roodee racecourse.

It was a good showing for some of Helsby’s best runners with Colin Bishop, Jayne Joy and Geoff and Janet Shaw on good form…..Maybe it will entice Geoff to try some cross country races ! Colin and Jayne were both prize winners with Colin even beating local fell running legend Jezz Brown. It was also an interesting race to support due to all the familiar faces and to the naked gladiators and Father Christmas trying to run off all the mince pies and sherry he’s been indulgent with. Thanks also to Jane out on the course in support.

15th                         Colin Bishop       19.53
30th                         Jayne Joy             21.09
193rd                      Geoff Shaw        26.43
338th                      Janet Shaw         31.35

For full results please see below


Race 5 of the Northwest XC league was the 2nd event this year at the Stadt Moers course held on Sunday 30th December. Numbers were down from other races this season in this league, obviously due to the festive period but performances were as good as ever. Positions only available.

7th                           Colin Bishop
11th                         Colin Thompson
54th                         Chris Fitzpatrick
56th                         Roy Gaskill
83rd                        Gareth Boyd
90th                         Tom deJong
101st                       Stephen Wiggins
106th                      Paul Foster

6th                           Jenny Illidge
17th                         Rachel Arnold
19th                         Vanessa Griffiths
34th                         Jackie Keasley

This placed Helsby Men’s team 4th on the day and Helsby ladies 3rd. Overall Helsby men now stand in 4th and Helsby ladies 2nd. Well done to everyone and to Joe and Jane and others offering their support on the day.

And i’ve had no other information received but if anyone has any other results or events they’ve done as always let me know and enjoy your New Years Eve whatever you might be upto.

Keep on running