Saturday 8th March saw one year, 52 races, of Delamere 5k Park Runs and there were 10 out for Helsby in the 52nd race of this event. Jim Jones picked up Helsby honours in the first of his weekend double to finish in 25th overall in 21.37, which was also a course PB, closely followed by Dave Madders. Rachel Arnold was first Helsby lady to finish in 66th overall in 24.41. Well done to Tim Palmer who also achieved a course PB on the day.
|25||Jim JONES||21:37||VM45-49||67.15 %||M||24||Helsby RC||New PB!||7|
|28||David MADDERS||21:48||VM40-44||63.07 %||M||26||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:29||11|
|35||Phil GILLARD||22:43||VM50-54||65.96 %||M||31||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:00||2|
|49||Tim PALMER||23:42||VM45-49||61.74 %||M||45||Helsby RC||New PB!||10|
|57||Stephen WIGGINS||24:12||SM20-24||53.51 %||M||51||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:58||18|
|66||Rachel ARNOLD||24:41||VW50-54||69.62 %||F||8||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:39||8|
|68||Derek GALLAGHER||24:46||VM60-64||65.34 %||M||60||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:49||9|
|85||Benjamin John WILLIAMS||25:44||SM35-39||51.55 %||M||73||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:44||17|
|181||Louise MCEVELEY||32:59||VW45-49||49.62 %||F||54||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:49||29|
|182||Paul BULMER||33:18||VM55-59||46.15 %||M||128||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:33||9|
It was also the 7th Warrington Park Run where Helsby’s Colin Thompson ran a fantastic sub 18 minute 5k for 2nd place overall.
Full results can be found here
Saturday and Sunday saw the weekend Bolton Hill Marathon where Dave and Lesley Feakes ran on Saturday’s race.
Just a quick note to let you know that Lesley and I took part in the Bolton Hill Marathon on Saturday 8th March. This was the second year the event has taken place and it is described as one of the toughest marathons in the UK. The route follows some of the most beautiful trails and Country Roads on the West Pennine Moors and took us up and over Winter Hill, past White Coppice and along Anglezarke Reservoir, past Rivington Pike and Barn, through Barrow Bridge village and down the famous miners 63 steps to the finish on the outskirts of Bolton. The race is well organised and the marshalling and drink / food stations were fantastic. The event takes place over 2 days and so some hardy souls completed both races.
The terrain was certainly variable. In some places you needed fell shoes and in others you could have comfortably got away with road shoes. We wore trail shoes which for me was a bad decision as I ended up face down in several peat bogs whilst Mrs Feakes nimbly jogged across them. We ran the race together and completed it in a time of 04hrs 55mins 36secs which we were very happy with given our goal of completing it in under 5hrs. A great race and one I would recommend to others.
133rd Dave Feakes 4.55.36
134th Lesley Feakes 4.55.36
For more information on the Bolton Hill Marathon see here
and direct link to results here
Jim Jones was at the Ian Roberts Fell Race, his second of two races at the weekend. Race report below
“I did the Ian Roberts Fell Race on Sunday. A great course around Marsden Moor in ‘Last of The Summer Wine ‘ country. The glorious sunshine topped a great event hosted by Holmirth Harriers and was well worth the dive up there. The first 3 miles of the 6.4 mile route was a steady climb over mostly tussocky grass, interspersed with boggy areas. Then came the hard work! A steep 250ft climb followed by a steady descent before another hardish climb and some slippery descents. There was then a decent run into the finish at Marsden Cricket Club and some fabulous home made cakes and a very generous buffet laid on by the Harriers. A great day out, and I even went home with sun tan and bottle of wine spot prize too.”
For more information please see here
and results should appear in time here
Sunday was also the St Helens 10k where Helsby’s Colin Bishop ran in a top ten performance and with a fantastic time too.
10th Colin Bishop 35.50
Full results here
It was also the Trafford 10k where John Thompson ran, a few words below
“I ran the Trafford 10K on Sunday in 47.40, a very fast course which attracted many top runners at the sharp end including World Triathlon Champion Non Stanford (although she failed to finish!)”
517th John Thompson 47.40
Link to results below
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