An important and celebratory weekend for Helsby running club this weekend, an absolute honour to send out the results this week!
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
92nd Steve Riley 54.29
113th Andy Smith 57.43
125th 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)
14th Jenny Illidge 42.16 (Handed Inter-counties form)
20th Jane Ashbrook 43.36 (Vets Medal winner)
27th Alison Halsall 44.52 (Vets Medal winner and 2nd in age cat)
28th Vanessa Griffiths 44.56 (Vets Medal winner and 2nd in age cat)
29th Rachel Arnold 45.10 (3rd in age cat)
31st Joanne Lacking 46.27
38th Claire Miller 48.04
46th Jackie Keasley 49.20 (2nd in age cat)
52nd Elizabeth Thomas 50.56
55th Nesta Hawker 52.49
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.
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