Spring and Summer dates for your Diary

Dear Helsby Runner

With just few Border League races left to go now, April 6th at Wirral and April 23rd at Deestriders. The summer fell and road championships are now underway. There’s plenty of running and races to do with Helsby Running Club this spring and summer.

The summer road and fell club championship race lists is now complete. It’s been updated to include all the interclub fell championship races that have now been agreed between Spectrum, Tattenhall, Pensby and us. They are Up the Beast, Moel Siabod and Shelf Moor. Plus Chris B-H has fixed the date for the Robbie Webster Wobbler on Wed August 20th. There are 12 road races and 13 fell races to choose from in each championship; your best 7 results to count in each championship, a minimum of 4 needed to qualify for a prize. Do come along and try some of the races in each championships. Some of the shorter fell races will be a good introduction to fell races; please check with us which ones, they are great fun!

Plus we have a number of other events this summer which we hope to see you at:

Wednesday April 9th 8:30pm – Strength Training for Runners Talk
Mike Searle’s talk targeting runners for a) performance and b) health. In the club house after our club run with a chip balm supper to sustain us.
Wednesday May 21st 8:30pm – AGM
Please come along with your ideas and comments and help drive the club forward in the direction everyone wants to go! Minutes, agenda and club positions will be circulated before the meeting. If anyone wants to volunteer for posts. please let us know, new blood is always welcome!

Friday 27th June 6:30pm – Summer Handicap, Presentation Evening and BBQ
After last year’s successful presentation evening on a Friday we have decided to repeat it. As a lot of Wednesday evenings in July and August are already busy with club counters and other “must do” races, we thought combining this evening with Phil’s summer handicap competition beforehand would make it an action packed evening and give us big appetites for the BBQ. The Summer 2013 road and fell and the Winter 2013/2014 Cross Country and Border League club championship prizes will be presented at this prestigious annual running club event! Partners and friends welcome to join us for the evening. Dave and Lesley will be in contact about the food arrangements.

Wednesday July 30th 8:30pm – Nutrition for Runners Talk
Jayne Joy talk on food for runners with chip balm supper to whet our appetites!

Wednesday 20th August 7pm – Robbie Webster Wobbler
Our club run this Wednesday will move to Frodsham for the 2nd Robbie Webster Wobbler. Chris B-H is working on the format for this year’s race, e.g. course, land permissions, who we open the race up to etc. Chris Hatton has kindly made some wooden carved trophies for various race categories, details to be issued nearer the time. After last year’s successful evening back at the club following the race we will probably do the same again i.e. use some of the entry fee to provide sandwiches back at the community sports club.

The position on the new club house build, after many years of stagnation and waiting, is at a exciting stage. All club sections (runners, footballers, rugby, tennis, bowls, fishing & social) have reached agreement on the design of the new facilities. The plans are with the developers Brookhouse who plan to issue them to CWAC for final planning approval this month and come up with final costings based on the agreed designs. The new house build will then go out for tender. Brookhouse, who have already invested a lot of money in the project are keen and confident this will all happen quickly and new build could start as early as this Autumn. Our current club facilities will be operational until the new facilities are built. The plans are attached. Sadly there is no running track for us but there is a 2m wide running path around the 3 G pitch and we can obviously use the 3G pitch and indoor sports hall facilities. The changing rooms and bar/lounge facilities look awesome, particularly the bar on the first floor overlooking the sports facilities.

Hope to see you at many of our club training nights, races and these Spring and Summer events.

Any questions please ask me or any committee member.



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