Helsby weekend round-up 18th-19th January 2014

Hi all

Saturday’s Delamere Park run saw only two out for Helsby (I guess due to our Sunday Four Villages Race) with Paul and Stephen separated by only one second.

88 Paul BULMER 28:33 VM55-59 53.82 % M 73 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:33 6  
89 Stephen WIGGINS 28:34 SM20-24 45.62 % M 74 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:58 17  

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/

Saturday also saw Andy Robinson compete in ‘The Hebden’, his report with full positions below. Great result for Andy with 30th place overall. As Andy states “21 miles & nearly 5000 feet of climbing in the Calder Valley, mainly in mud! I did OK as well: 30th out of 179 finishers in 4:05. I couldn’t quite keep up with Gavin Mulholland & Ben Mounsey though.

30th       Andy Robinson                         4hours 5minutes

Full Results are here.

http://www.alangreenwood.biz/th2014/Results%202014.pdf

Sunday was our very own race, the Four Villages or Helsby Half. Thanks have already been given to everyone involved by Gareth (so many of you!) but it should be reiterated here and (once again) it was a fabulous day. I’ve not looked at the amount of Helsby runners compared to previous years but there were more green vests out than at any time I can remember. At a quick count 29!

There were also rumours that Dave Feakes had done so much brushing up on Saturday and before the race Sunday that he’d ran the whole race with his brush before realising he still had it in his hand.

Having Helsby runners in the race brings so much more atmosphere for people cheering the local runners and for other runners to see what a growing and vibrant club Helsby is. I’ve taken a snaphot of the Helsby results below and I don’t need to talk of the performances individually as they really do stand out for themselves, very very impressive all of you, and the great PB’s obtained are the icing on the cake for a superb event ran in perfect conditions. I for one can’t wait till next year. Gun times below, bear in mind people’s chip times will have been a few seconds quicker!

Colin Bishop was first local male and Jayne Joy first local lady.

Gun Position Gun Time Age Cat Position

30th

Colin

Bishop

01:17:35

1st

M50

34th

Colin

Thompson

01:17:50

24

MSEN

128th

Chris

Fitzpatrick

01:24:09

69

MSEN

133rd

Chris

Baynham-Hughes

01:24:14

71

MSEN

137th

Jayne

Joy

01:24:33

2nd

FSEN

214th

Derek

Morris

01:28:19

96

MSEN

275th

Ivan

Davies

01:31:10

116

MSEN

335th

Ian

Landucci

01:33:26

33

M50

363rd

Roy

Gaskill

01:34:26

62

M45

443rd

Tom

Dejong

01:36:43

3rd

MU20

470th

David

Feakes

01:37:17

47

M50

530th

Stephen

Wiggins

01:38:43

193

MSEN

551st

Lacking

Joanne

01:39:12

20

FSEN

636th

Andy

Smith

01:41:29

62

M50

655th

Leslee

Martin Scott

01:42:16

16

F40

686th

Laura

Baynham-Hughes

01:43:00

20

F35

800th

Lesley

Feakes

01:45:43

16

F45

804th

Clare

Miller

01:45:54

18

F45

830th

Geoff

Shaw

01:46:32

18

M60

856th

Carol

Shaw

01:47:12

10

F50

920th

Louise

McEveley

01:49:07

29

F45

1050th

Adrian

Jackson

01:52:21

180

M40

1118th

Lizzie

Thomas

01:54:14

54

FSEN

1137th

Michelle

Hardwick

01:54:43

43

F35

1159th

John

Thompson

01:55:27

194

M40

1191st

Kevin

Smallwood

01:56:33

198

M40

1357th

Emily

Smith

02:01:32

72

FSEN

1359th

Helen

Owens

02:01:32

67

F35

1746th

Tanya

Downes

02:29:23

99

F35

Official Results available from our main website here

http://helsbyrunningclub.org.uk/

Helsby Half Runner’s World comments

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/ratingsall.asp?sp=&v=2&ugn=8819&en=79670

Helsby Half RunHelsby Flickr Photos

Helsby duo work together

Helsby duo work together

Pre-race Smiles

Pre-race Smiles

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby/

Helsby Half Mick Hall Official Photographs

http://www.mickhall-photos.com

Mick Charman Photographs

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=183b84a4c9237fd4&id=183B84A4C9237FD4%211705&Bsrc=Photomail&Bpub=SDX.Photos&sff=1&authkey=!AH02zEEposoa7H0#cid=183B84A4C9237FD4&id=183B84A4C9237FD4%211705&authkey=%21AH02zEEposoa7H0

and our ongoing twitter feed here

http://www.twitter.com/runhelsby

and in other news…………

This weekend (Saturday 25th) is the Northerns Cross Country to be held at Knowsley Safari Park with details here

http://www.noeaa-athletics.org.uk/Pages/Event.aspx?id=160&EventID=385

We have a good proposed turn-out for Helsby and we will have runners in three different events so it will be good to have some people at the course early to support Tom DeJong (3rd Junior at the Helsby Half!) who is in the junior race, so why not have an earlier warm-up running round the course cheering on Tom.

Saturday 25th January afternoon race times for Northerns XC

13.40 Junior Men
14.15 Senior Women
15.05 Senior Men

A couple of other notices from Andy Robinson 1. Entries for the Sandstone Trail Challenge are coming in fast, & there aren’t many runners’ places left. If any more club members want to run, you need to get your entries in asap. 2. I’ll be having a significant birthday on 6th March, & will be celebrating it on Wednesday 5th March in the club after the run. I’d rather not do that on my own, so please all come along if you can. (The campaign for V60 glory starts the following Saturday in the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round, although there are a lot of fast old men up Pendle way, so I don’t fancy my chances to be honest.)

As always, keep on running

Adair

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