Many thanks to Colin Thompson for his round-up last week!
The Delamere Park Run 5k this Saturday 5th April saw two vests out for Helsby with first in Gareth Boyd in 11th overall followed by Louise McEveley in 60th. Well done to Gareth and Louise who were also out at the Border League race the following day. Full results below.
|11||Gareth BOYD||20:43||VM40-44||66.37 %||M||10||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:08||11|
|60||Louise MCEVELEY||25:43||VW45-49||63.64 %||F||14||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:49||31|
Latest results http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/
It was also the monthly Halewood 5k on Saturday morning with Colin and Tom in fine form to secure PB’s or equal too’s! Colin was first in and a fine performance too considering the Borders the following day. Colin ran for a top ten position and Tom DeJong with a superb sub 20, something he has been aiming for recently, showing his progress and commitment to running. Well done to both and be sure to congratulate Tom on his milestone performance.
8th Colin Thompson 17.38
38th Tom DeJong 19.57
For more details see http://www.knowsleyharriers.com/merseyvend-north-west-5k/
Or for full history of results see below
Sunday 6th April saw the illustrious Manchester Marathon with some very impressive performances from the six Helsby runners on the day led home by Joanne Lacking in a quality 3 and a half hours and Dave Feakes well under the four hour mark.
1122nd Joanne Lacking 3.29.09
1708th Dave Feakes 3.42.09
2062nd Helen Owens 3.48.16
2935th Lesley Feakes 4.02.48
3199th Stephen Wiggins 4.10.14
4201st John Thompson 4.28.33
5603rd Tanya Downes 5.23.56
It was the Border league Race 6 at New Brighton also on Sunday with 17 runners out for Helsby so a very good showing for the green vest. Thanks to all supporters on the day as it really helps the runners and provides that little extra incentive.
Great times and positions from the two Colin’s and six Helsby men in the top 100 now shows the strength in depth at the club. The ladies still continue to shine and to have two teams out as Joe stated earlier is fantastic for the club.
No team results as looks like an incorrect link currently on the website below.
Helsby positions and times as follows.
21st Colin Bishop 30.16 (1st in age cat)
29th Colin Thompson 30.41
76th Jim Higgins 33.33
81st Roy Gaskill 33.47
82nd Gareth Boyd 33.48
90th Tom DeJong 34.46 (3rd in age cat)
100th Alison Halsall 35.41 (1st in age cat)
129th Vanessa Griffiths 37.36 (3rd in age cat)
142nd Steve Riley 38.26
174th Michelle Hardwick 40.25
181st Louise McEveley 41.45
186th Andy Smith 42.15
190th Lizzie Thomas 42.55
195th Emily Smith 43.34
200th Jo Farwell 44.28
214th Shan McCarthy 45.36
220th Jane Ashbrook 46.52
Away from the roads now and a visit to the Lakes by Tim and Jenny on Sunday saw them at the Grizedale Forest Trail Race. Promising performances by Tim and Jenny show even brighter times are ahead for Helsby on the fells this year! Tim’s race report below.
“Jenny and Tim ventured up to the Lakes on Sunday to do the Great Grizedale Trail Race. This is a 10 mile trail race in Grizedale Forest. It is all on the forest tracks (good surface) with some good views towards Coniston. It is definitely undulating (my Garmin reckons 529m of undulation – but we are not totally convinced that it is this much). The Lake District weather (showers and wind) avoided any overheating problems. The promised six inch deep mud on the track didn’t materialise at the 9 ½ mile mark (thankfully). We both agree that it would be worth doing it again.”
For more information please see http://www.grizedale10.co.uk
Offical results now published for the race:
54th Tim Palmer 85.03
113th Jenny Palmer 100.06
Great running once again Helsby!