Helsby weekend round-up Sat 4th January 2014

Hi all

An important and celebratory weekend for Helsby running club this weekend, an absolute honour to send out the results this week!

But first….

Delamere Park run number 44 was on Saturday 4th January with 7 runners out for Helsby and first home for Helsby with a great run was Dave Feakes in 14th position. Well done also to Laura Baynham-Hughes who was first lady home and congratulations to Claire Morton for her course PB. A nice warm-up for Jane too before the afternoons Championship race.

14 David FEAKES 22:12 VM50-54 66.97 % M 14 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:37 15  
15 Stephen WIGGINS 22:14 SM20-24 58.62 % M 15 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:58 16  
23 Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES 23:19 VW35-39 64.55 % F 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:53 11  
48 Louise MCEVELEY 24:46 VW45-49 65.41 % F 6 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 22  
61 Lesley FEAKES 25:42 VW45-49 64.46 % F 10 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:15 17  
84 Claire MORTON 27:52 VW50-54 63.28 % F 19 Helsby RC New PB! 2  
125 Jane ASHBROOK 32:52 VW35-39 46.04 % F 40 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 19  

Latest and full results here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/

Saturday afternoon saw the Cheshire Championship Cross Country at Birchwood Park. This was a showcase of Cheshire’s Cross Country talent and a fantastic race for the spectator due to the ease of access to visit numerous places on the course during the races.

Joe and Mario had ringside seats as they were marshalling on the corner of the first incline and were able to offer great support for all our runners. Also out on the course in support were Carol Shaw, Louise and Jane.

It was a great day for the club with five Helsby members taking home medals, 4 of those from Helsby ladies who fielded a very strong team.

Mens Race was roughly 10.5km incorporating 1 small lap and 4 Large

18th                  Colin Bishop                44.46 (2nd in age cat and haned Inter-counties form)
29th                  Colin Thompson          47.07
83rd                  Chris Fitzpatrick          52.29
                 Steve Riley                 54.29
                Andy Smith                 57.43
th                Tom DeJong               60.36

Helsby men were 10th team on the day. Special congratulations go to Colin Bishop who was not only the first man home for Helsby but also secured a Cheshire Championship silver medal for his age category.

Ladies race was roughly 9k incorporating 1 small lap and 3 Large

1st                    Jayne Joy                   35.24 (Qualified for Inter-counties in March)
                  Jenny Illidge                42.16 (Handed Inter-counties form)
th                  Jane Ashbrook            43.36 (Vets Medal winner)
27th                  Alison Halsall               44.52 (Vets Medal winner and 2nd in age cat)
th                  Vanessa Griffiths        44.56 (Vets Medal winner and 2nd in age cat)
29th                  Rachel Arnold             45.10 (3rd in age cat)
                  Joanne Lacking          46.27
                  Claire Miller                 48.04
th                  Jackie Keasley           49.20 (2nd
in age cat)
                 Elizabeth Thomas       50.56
th                  Nesta Hawker             52.49

Joe and his team

A Big Thumbs Up


Helsby ladies were 4th team overall and were 3rd vets team, brilliant stuff. It was also a fascinating and exciting race to watch as Jayne was in a great battle at the front of the race but her strength paid off by going into the lead on the penultimate lap to continue pushing hard to have a significant lead in the end. It also shows we now have good strength in depth with a medal winning vets team consisting of Jane, Alison and Vanessa.


Cheshire Championships 2014 Overall winner

The inter-counties race will be held in Birmingham on Saturday 8th March 2014

For full results please visit the Cheshire AA website as below


or a direct link to the pdf file here


I also managed to take a few shots of the day which are now on our RunHelsby Flickr account, link below


Be sure to congratulate all our Helsby medal winners when you see them!

Had no other results through but please send me any omissions and I’ll update the blog accordingly

I’ve also received an update from Ian Landucci that he has now put the updated club counter tables on our blog for cross country and the Border league.

Keep on running



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