Club Talk – Eating Disorders in Sport Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wednesday night 30th July, in the clubhouse after our club run (approx. 8pm), Jayne Joy will be giving a talk on Eating Disorders in Sport, chip butties provided!!

Please come along to the third in our series of club talks on running related subjects.

If you know anyone else who may be interested please let them know

Everyone welcome

Helsby weekly update 23rd – 27th July 2014

G’day all

The Green Green Grass of Home on Wednesday 23rd July was our 6th Fell counter of the season and what a great evening of running from the 19 Helsby contingent fighting for valuable club points.

4th           Jim O’Hara                          46.24
22nd        Phil Gillard                           55.20
25th         Phillip Roberts                   55.50
26th         Mario Foschi                      55.51
31st         Dave Feakes                      56.32
34th         Adam Gordon                   57.58
37th         Steve Riley                          58.25
39th         Jane Ashbrook                  58.49
42nd        Janet Robertson               59.01
43rd        Adrian Jackson                  59.02
46th         Laura Baynham-Hughes 59.53
47th         Jim Jones                             60.00
52nd        Tim Palmer                         60.55
54th         Tom DeJong                       61.30
56th         Vanessa Griffiths             61.44
63rd        Paul Foster                         63.59
65th         Lesley Feakes                    65.37
70th         Rachel Arnold                    67.50
81st         Emily Smith                         74.59
Full results http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

Delamere Park Run 5k had its 70th event on Saturday 26th July and once again was won by Colin Bishop on his fastest time for the course to date. Emma Barnes was first Helsby lady home also on a new course PB. Eight out for Helsby, well done all and congratulations to Jim Jones using the park run as a warm-up before a pretty tough fell race in the afternoon.

1 Colin BISHOP 17:24 VM50-54 87.55 % M 1 Helsby RC New PB! 34
21 Edward HALLIWELL 21:00 VM40-44 65.48 % M 21 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:58 4
24 David MADDERS 21:11 VM40-44 64.91 % M 24 Helsby RC New PB! 16
53 Jim JONES 24:02 VM45-49 60.89 % M 53 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:16 14
126 Emma BARNES 31:25 VW35-39 48.38 % F 22 Helsby RC New PB! 7
128 Paul BULMER 31:39 VM55-59 48.55 % M 106 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:33 14
129 Stephen WIGGINS 31:39 SM20-24 40.92 % M 107 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:58 25
130 David WIGGINS 31:40 VM55-59 48.53 % M 108 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:26:08 5

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

Push up the Pincyn on Saturday afternoon was a warm affair in a sunny spot of North Wales. Against the backdrop of the Clwydians is this great but under supported fell race that takes place as part of a village show with old tractors, chain wielding Welshmen and fine fettled horses some of the things on display. The Pincyn isn’t as mighty as some of the Clwydians but from Clawddnewydd over undulating fields on a warm afternoon it certainly feels like it. A great race to try not least for the novelty hay bale jump.

Jayne Joy did more than try though with an impressive win for 1st female dominating the field and finishing 6th overall. New runner Adair Broughton coughing up a lung was happy he managed to finish and Mario Foschi was once again a prize winner for his age category. Tim had a great run for 26th and Jim Jones for 29th on his second race of the day, fair play!

Results are already up on the wfra website alongside a race report that states the following “The prize giving was once again a no-expense-made affair with Jayne Joy just missing out on anything remotely interesting to claim the bottle of Toilet Duck! That’s what taking part is all about.” I wonder if any other England Internationals have ever won anything like that!

Thanks to great support from Joe and Jenny Palmer on the day.

6th           Jayne Joy                             50.35
13th         Adair Broughton               56.23
18th         Mario Foschi                      61.15
26th         Tim Palmer                         66.21
29th         Jim Jones                             67.19

http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

Also on Saturday afternoon was the Beetham Sports Fell Race. Great race report from Phil below

“Report from Beetham Sports

So many fell races, so little time – what a great feeling waking up on a Saturday morning with the choice of 2 fantastic fell races – Push up the Pincyn – North Wales or Beetham Sports – South Cumbria. So, how do you decide, it was the M6 which decided; as we were going to a party in Ramsbottom on the Saturday evening, we opted for the South Cumbrian race to allow Helen even more time to make herself even more gorgeous than she is already 🙂

Arriving at the sports field we were greeted by the site of a loosely marked sports field and hoards of eager Cumbrians all awaiting their chance to shine at running, obstacles races and traditional Cumbrian wrestling. I must admit I really love this low key, community based way of keeping traditional sports going as well as giving the youngsters an insight into how to manage the thrill of competition in front of an appreciative and vocal crowd. The site of Paul, Jamie, friends and family was a welcome site as we settled down to watch the best of Beetham in advance of the fell race

Onto the fell race – 6 miles, woods, open fields and pasture land, steady ascents and descents, all very runnable, nothing technical apart from a 10m scramble through a limestone chimney at the top of the “fairy steps”. A good steady workout for a sunny Saturday afternoon. Helen tells me that some of the early finishers got mixed up with the obstacle race – two races for the price of one, how good is that”

As stated by Phil also out was Paul Foster and Jamie and Paul’s race report is below

“For the second year running we made our visit to the Beetham sports gala day in Cumbria .This is now become a family trip which also involves a weekend of camping in nearby Bolton le sands . The gala is a great day for all the family which has kids races, wrestling, adult races as well as the main fell race.

Luckily the fell race starts at 3.30 which gives you plenty of time to shake of the late night drinking around the camp fire.

As I sat around enjoying the British weather it was good to see two familiar faces walking our way Phil Gillard and his wife Helen had also decided to make the visit up north . The fell race itself is a great race which starts in the show field follows a well-marked route across fields, a few hills then back for the finish in the show ground

The race is 5.8 miles with 928ft of climb, the 70 degree heat made me think a lot about a cold beer for the last few miles . If anybody fancies a great day out with or without the family I would recommend this race.”

Phil Gillard hitting a rich vein of form was 1st in for Helsby.

37th       Phil Gillard                           49.21
45th       Jamie Dowdall                   52.09 (2nd claim)
55th       Paul Foster                         54.09

Full results below

http://www.lonsdalefellrunners.co.uk/Next%20Run.html

Sunday 27th July was the Great Warford 10 Mile Road Race and our 9th road counter of the season. First in for Helsby in a brilliant sub 60 minute run was Colin Thompson for 13th overall followed by Joanne Lacking for first Helsby lady. Joanne, Laura and Helen were the 2nd ladies team on the day so another fantastic result for Helsby ladies! Nine out for Helsby in total and well done to all runners on the day.

13th         Colin Thompson               59.38
108th      Joanne Lacking                  1.12.59
113th      Dave Madders                  1.14.01
117th      Adrian Jackson                  1.14.21
136th      Laura Baynham-Hughes  1.15.41
164th      Stephen Wiggins              1.19.41
169th      John Thompson               1.20.32
176th      Helen Owens                     1.21.45
191st       Tom DeJong                       1.23.49

Further Details at www.wilmslowrunningclub.org/

Photos at http://www.racephotos.org.uk/

Full results at http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/warford.pdf

Hopefully you are all now aware that on Wednesday night 30th July, in the clubhouse after our club run, Jayne Joy will be giving a talk on Eating Disorders in Sport, chip butties provided!! Please come along to the third in our series of club talks on running related subjects.

Keep on running

Adair

Helsby weekly update 16th – 20th July 2014

Hi all

The Druid on Wednesday 16th July is always a popular race with Helsby members. Twelve green vests were out to take on the challenge of Foel Fenli with Chris Baynham-Hughes and Joe marshalling and supporting. Great running from Jim O’Hara saw him 5th overall and 1st Helsby man home and Janet Robertson was first Helsby lady. Three Helsby prize winners on the night so well done to Tom, Mario and Janet for their age category wins.

5th           Jim O’Hara                          35.59
18th         Phillip Roberts                   40.38
26th         Adam Gordon                   22.59
27th         Phil Gillard                           43.11
29th         Tom DeJong                       43.15 (1st in age cat)
34th         Mario Foschi                      44.05 (1st in age cat)
43rd        Janet Robertson               45.12 (1st in age cat)
48th         Laura Baynham-Hughes                45.46
50th         Adrian Jackson                  45.51
57th         Joanna Lacking                  46.54
66th         Jim Jones                             48.09
68th         Paul Foster                         48.15

No official results are onlined but results should follow shortly here, if anyone wants a copy of the results in the meantime just email me and I can send them on.

www.wfra.org.uk

Also on Wednesday was the Sefton Park 5 Miler where Gary and Derek had a close race to finish a second apart.

60th         Gary O’Connor                  33.15
61st         Derek Morris                     33.16

Full results

http://mossleyhillrunning.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Mossley_Hill_AC_5_Miles_2014.pdf

Thursday night was the Sale Sizzler with four out for Helsby with Colin Thompson first Helsby man home and Louise first Helsby lady.

34th         Colin Thompson               17:19
262nd      John Thompson                22:39
431st       Louise Spruce                    34:38
433rd      Michelle Cully                    34:56

Full results here:

http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/salsiz142.pdf

Onto the weekend and the most popular park run this weekend was not Delamere but the Newbury Park Run where Tim and Jenny put Helsby on the map. Tim’s Newbury excursion is detailed below!

“As we were visiting my parents, Jenny and I did the Newbury Parkrun this Saturday rather than the more usual Delamere or Warrington. This is on Greenham Common, which those of you of a certain age will remember for RAF Greenham Common, US cruise missiles and peace protesters; it has now

reverted to common land with odd remmants of the old air base. Either Joe’s Monday night training or the course, or more likely a bit both, enabled me to take over 2 minutes off my Parkrun PB. The turnout was much larger than at Delamere with over 330 runners.”

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

26 Tim PALMER 21:36 VM45-49 67.75 % M 24 Helsby RC First Timer! 11
174 Jenny PALMER 28:13 VW40-44 55.35 % F 33 Helsby RC First Timer! 2

Colin Bishop who has made Delamere Park Run his own with many recent wins dominated the field again for a 1st place.

1 Colin BISHOP 17:41 VM50-54 86.15 % M 1 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:35 33

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

Similarly, in the Warrington Park Run Colin Thompson raced round for another Helsby victory.

1 Colin THOMPSON 18:06 VM35-39 72.84 % M 1 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:43 41

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

Jayne Joy our International Star was selected for an invite only race, the ‘Snowdon Super Cup’ which is part of the Snowdon Mountain race weekend. Weather conditions meant a delayed start and a shortened course, so a different day than was expected for Jayne. Great support from Mario and Joe at the halfway café’ really buoyed Jayne on to be 9th female in a very elite field of athletes. Another proud day for Helsby.

25th         Jayne Joy                             38.29

More details below

http://www.snowdonrace.co.uk/index.html

and full results

http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1709

Warton Crag Fell Race also on Saturday was a 6 miler with 150m of climb, described by Phil Gillard here

“As you travel up to the Lakes and just north of Lancaster, there is a limestone outcrop to the west of the M6, this is called Warton Crag and the location for the aptly named Warton Crag fell race. The race is on the same day as Warton sports and carnival; the good people of Warton really go to town with a parade of floats, stalls, teas and cakes and some sports, the highlight of which is the fell race.

The race starts off on the carnival field and winds itself through the village until we reach the bottom of the crag which in terms of terrain and height is much like Helsby hill. Once the top is reached there is short steady descent into the rolling North Lancashire hills for a pleasant undulating meander through woods, pasture land, country roads and the grounds of a somebody’s country pad. Very runnable and not too taxing. It is also nice to run alongside some less familiar vests of Dallen, Chorley, Trawden, Red Rose Runners and Helm Hill

With the run complete is was time to head to Manchester for a very pleasant meal and night out”

A great run from Phil saw him 30th overall

30th         Phil Gillard                           51.40

And full results

http://wartonfellrace.blogspot.de/

Burtonwood 5 Miler cancelled due to necessity for road closures, details below.

http://www.spectrumstriders.org.uk/our-races/burtonwood-5-mile-race

Roy was first in for Helsby at Sundays Penny Lane Striders 10k and Jane Ashbrook first Helsby lady as well as first in her age category. Great running everyone on what would have been a hot day.

43rd        Roy Gaskill                          41.41
51st         Gary O’Connor                  42.20
64th         Tom DeJong                       43.29
66th         Jane Ashbrook                  43.33
88th         Joanne Lacking                  45.22
100th      Phillip Roberts                   46.03
139th      David Hilton                        48.55
201st       Clare Louise Miller           52.55
236th      David Wiggins                    58.08
238th      Stephen Wiggins              58.16

Full results available from

http://www.pennylanestridersrunningclub.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

as always, if I’ve missed an event then do let me know as I can update the blog as necessary.

Keep on running

Adair

PLEASE NOTE

Wednesday 23rd July it’s the 6th fell counter of the Helsby season, the Green Green Grass of home, a steep fell race of 4.5 miles and 1500ft climbing from Llangynhafel. Please meet at the club for 6pm for car share

Wedneday  30th July, in the clubhouse after our club run, Jayne Joy will be giving a talk on Eating Disorders in Sport, chip butties provided!! Please come along to the third in our series of club talks on running related subjects.

Helsby weekly update 10th – 16th July 2014

Hi all

Thursday night 10th July was the Dearnford Lake Relay event with a great turnout for Helsby to challenge some of the top Cheshire clubs. Each team consisted of 3 legs each of 2 miles as a relay. There were 24 out in the green vest and some very admirable performances too. There were over 110 teams out in total so it shows how well Helsby did on the night.

Lots of stats to work through at the link below for those interested in times. Teams and placings published below with an individuals time next to their name. Helsby ladies had three of the top ten fastest lap times on the night with Jayne Joy the 2nd fastest lady. Colin Bishop was in the top ten for male lap times. Well done to everyone on the night and a fantastic event to highlight the success and potential of Helsby RC.

4th overall          The Three C’s                33.11 Colin Thompson            10.56 Chris Fitzpatrick            11.27 Colin Bishop                 10.48

16th overall        Green Army                   37.09 Tom DeJong                 12.02 Gareth Boyd                 12.36 Roy GAskill                   12.31

18th overall        Team 1 Helsby Ladies   37.25    2nd Ladies Team Jane Ashbrook              12.48 Jenny Illidge                  12.53 Jayne Joy                     11.44

24th overall        Jim’s Boys                    38.23 Stephen Roach             12.43 Mario Foschi                 13.59 Jim Higgins                   11.41

42nd overall        Team 2 Helsby Ladies   41.58 Helen Owens                 14.49 Joanne Lacking             13.36 Laura Baynham-Hughes13.33

53rd overall        Team 3 Helsby Ladies   44.40 Louise McEveley           15.02 Sally Parkinson             15.10 Carol Shaw                   14.28

85th overall        Team 4 Helsby Ladies   50.06 Nesta Hawker                17.52 Tanya Downs                17.12 Jackie Keasley              15.02

89th overall        Team 5 Helsby Ladies   50.59 Donna Geer                  17.59 Shaw McCarthy             17.09 Clare Miller                    15.51

Thanks to Joe and anyone else who was out for your fantastic support on the night.

For full results please check out the Whitchurch Whippets website as below

http://www.whitchurchwhippets.co.uk/Relay.aspx

Also on Thursday was the Wizard 5miler, a multi-terrain race in Cheshire that forms part of the Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix where John Thompson ran “the tough multi-terrain race through the woods, fields and hills around Alderley Edge” to secure 156th place in 40.59.

Full results available here

Full results can be seen at : http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/wizard.pdf or http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/wizard.htm

And, photos beginning to appear at : http://www.racephotos.org.uk/

and further info on the Wilmslow website here http://www.wilmslowrunningclub.org/

Delamere Park Run on Saturday 12th July saw a good turnout for Helsby with a good win for Colin Bishop for 1st overall. Well done to Phil Gillard for his new PB as well as Joanne Lacking and Emma Barnes. Joanne was first lady home for Helsby.

1 Colin BISHOP 17:35 VM50-54 86.64 % M 1 Helsby RC New PB! 32
28 Tom DE JONG 21:35 SM20-24 60.39 % M 25 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:20:04 8
32 Phil GILLARD 21:49 VM50-54 69.29 % M 28 Helsby RC New PB! 4
39 Joanne LACKING 22:22 SW30-34 66.62 % F 5 Helsby RC New PB! 7
46 Jane ASHBROOK 23:12 VW35-39 65.23 % F 7 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 25
75 Helen OWENS 24:35 VW35-39 61.83 % F 12 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:24 9
120 Claire MORTON 27:57 VW55-59 63.92 % F 24 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:27:35 10
143 Tanya Elizabeth DOWNES 29:38 VW35-39 51.29 % F 35 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:27:08 6
163 Jim JONES 30:58 VM45-49 47.26 % M 119 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:16 13
167 Emma BARNES 31:56 VW35-39 47.60 % F 48 Helsby RC New PB! 6
169 Louise MCEVELEY 32:15 VW45-49 50.75 % F 49 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 40
170 Paul BULMER 32:16 VM55-59 47.62 % M 121 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:33 13
171 Stephen WIGGINS 32:17 SM20-24 40.11 % M 122 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:58 24

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

There was also a Helsby victory at the Warrington Park Run 5k on Saturday for Colin Thompson who secured a new PB in a fantastic performance as did Shan McCarthy for 1st Helsby lady home.

1 Colin THOMPSON 17:43 VM35-39 74.41 % M 1 Helsby RC New PB! 40
93 Shan MCCARTHY 27:09 VW40-44 57.95 % F 20 Helsby RC New PB! 8

Full results http://www.parkrun.org.uk/warrington/results/latestresults/

Also on Saturday 12th July Jim O’Hara ran the tough Wasdale race

63rd      Jim O’Hara                  5.52.24

Results here http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results//race14/Wasdale2014.pdf

Sunday saw the We Love Manchester 10k where sole representative for Helsby was Roy Gaskill securing 69th overall.

69th       Roy Gaskill                   40.14

Full results available from TDL http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1707

It was also the Saunders Lakeland Marathon this weekend. Report from Jackie below

“It started and finished in Deepdale near Patterdale with the entire race wedged between  Ullswater and Thirlmere on the Helvellyn range.   The weather was perfect for the race, it started hot on Saturday morning but gradually clouded over and became thankfully cooler. Rain started the moment we got to the overnight camp site at Wythburn at the head of Thirlmere but only became heavy as everyone was tucked into their tents sleeping. It was cloudy and misty first thing on Sunday but cleared as we climbed up and was sunny but cool for the rest of the day. All courses were really tough and much harder than normal due to this years new planner being an ex OMM planner.

Chris B-H did the individual Klets course (the most difficult one) and came in an excellent 6th place in a total of 10hrs 12m . Well done Chris.

Jackie, Rachel, Lesley & Sally entered the paired event of Kirkfell (mid difficulty) but ran around altogether for moral support in a total time of 15hrs 19min to finish 52/53rd out of 56 finishers, however 22 did not finish due to the severe course which made us feel much better on our position. We were just delighted to finish it in once piece, still speaking to each other and with our sense of humours in tact!

Over the weekend we climbed and circumnavigated Helvellyn twice covering 28.6 miles and 10600ft (3500m) of climbing. “

Sat  26.5K   1782m climbing (pink route)
Sun  19.5K  1759 m climbing (blue route)

 

Crikey

Crikey

And Chris Baynham-Hughes report

“Yet another fantastic weekend racing at the SLMM. Without doubt this is a

highlight of my year. For those not familiar with the mountain marathon format its essentially orienteering on a grand scale over rough open fell land. I took on the solo ‘klets’ class which meant I’m given a map, a series of grid references and I have to decide which order I take them in. Strategy, accurate navigation and light kit are the key elements to success; Sadly the strategy and accurate navigation bits aren’t my strengths! Starting off we managed to get a group helsby photo before heading our separate ways. I started well speed wise, but badly in the accuracy stakes over shooting by 400m. It doesn’t sound a lot, but its adding the best part of 1k to my run and in this terrain that’s a large addition in such a tight event.

Day 1 saw me face down several times after rolling both ankles and add about 20-25 minutes to my time through mistakes but to my delight and surprise I made the chasing start for the second day…. I also got to laze in the sun on Gavin Bland’s farm surrounded by awesome scenery. Result! It was great to sit and chat with the Helsby ladies, who had gone aroundtogether in a 4,

before calling it a night.

Day 2 started well with me nailing the second checkpoint in the mist before

heading to Grizedale tarn and making a poor decision. With my ankle very sore I thought I’d go over Fairfield rather than around it. I lost time and ultimately didn’t manage to pick up any places, but I didn’t lose any either so finished in 6th overall. Considering my aim was to try and break into the top 10 I was over the moon!

A fantastically well organised event in true fell country and a real family

atmosphere to it. With classes ranging from walking pairs to solo klets, strategy, skill and speed this is an event that everybody should do at least once.”

As always please let me know of any other events I may have missed as I can always update the blog.

Keep on running

Adair

Upcoming Events Info from Jackie

On

Wednesday 23rd July its the 6th fell counter Green Green Grass of home, a steep fell race of 4.5 miles and 1500ft climbing from Llangynhafel.

Wedneday  29th July, in the clubhouse after our club run, Jayne Joy will be giving a talk on Eating Disorders in Sport, chip butties provided!! Please come along to the third in our series of club talks on running related subjects.

Wednesday 6th August its the 10th road counter Pie & Peas, 5 miles from Moulton near Northwich. This race is increasingly popular and tends to fill up so please apply online if you wish to do it. http://www.runbritain.com/RaceDetail.aspx?eventid=7aba07cb5c64

 

Helsby weekly round-up 2nd – 6th July 2014

Hi all

Wednesday 2nd July was the Birchwood Ladies 5k. 8 Helsby ladies were out on the night led home by Jane Ashbrook for 9th overall in 20.53. Well done to those ladies running for Helsby for the first time.

9th         Jane Ashbrook                          20.53
11th       Laura Baynham-Hughes         21.22
14th       Louise Spruce                           21.27
20th       Janet Robertson                        22.11
34th       Jackie Keasley                          24.11
68th       Shan Kay McCarthy                   26.39
100th     Alison Butler                             30.29
116th     Emma Barnes                           33.21
129th     Michelle Cully                            36.04

Full results available here

http://www.spectrumstriders.org.uk/images/stories/striders_downloads/results/striders_races/ladies5kresults2014.pdf

Thursday 3rd July was the 2nd Deeside Multi-Terrain Race of the season with a good turnout for Helsby with 7 green vests out on the night. Derek Morris took the honours for first Helsby home.

8th         Derek Morris                 29.03
9th         Jim O’Hara                    29.18
11th       James Hughes              29.41
12th       Paul Frodsham              29.43
24th       Tom DeJong                 31.42
25th       Gary O’Connor              32.40
38th       Adrian Jackson             35.00

Full results available as below

http://www.deestridersrunningclub.net/Results/offroad2014.aspx

Can find no results for Delamere Park 5k this weekend but Colin Bishop stormed round the Warrington Park Run on Saturday 5th July for 1st overall.

1 Colin BISHOP 17:35 VM50-54 86.64 % M 1 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:24 31

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

Moel Siabod also on Saturday 5th July was our 5th Fell Counter of the season as well as a race in the North Wales Series. There were 10 Helsby out to take on one of the best single mountain challenges in Snowdonia. Jim O’Hara had a fantastic race for 13th overall and first in for Helsby with Janet Robertson first Helsby lady home.

13th       Jim O’Hara                    55.28
52nd       Phillip Roberts              68.03
53rd       Dave Feakes                 68.24
55th       Phil Gillard                    68.53
58th       Mario Foschi                 69.56
60th       Tom DeJong                 70.30
77th       Adrian Jackson             74.43
92nd       Paul Foster                   78.01
98th       Janet Robertson            82.08
101st     Rachel Arnold               82.58

Results are out on the Welsh Fell Runners website

http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

The Fairy Freckled Cow Race in Denbigshire was on Sunday 6th July. Please find race report from Ben Williams below

“I’ve just come back from running the Fairy Freckled Cow trail race, around the Alwen Reservoir in Denbighshire. It’s a nice low-key race, about 6.75 miles mainly on stony paths and forest roads. It’s undulating, but with one big climb that has most people (including me) walking. A downpour about ten minutes in turned the paper numbers to mush, and I had to carry the remains of mine by hand for the rest of the distance… Paper numbers apart, the organisation was good with plenty of friendly marshals and a water stop halfway.

The turnout was a lot less than last year, maybe it wasn’t a club counter for anyone this year. The only big club turnouts were the locals – Denbigh, Abergele and Prestatyn.

The results aren’t online yet, but I finished within five seconds of last year’s time by my watch, so at least I’m consistent! (57 min 48 secs)”

Full race results should appear here soon

http://www.denbighharriers.com/Trail_Race.html

Sunday was also the Lakeland Trails Coniston Half Marathon Challenge. Please find race report from Tim Palmer below

“I did the Lakeland Trails Coniston Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday. This is a trail half marathon starting and finishing at Coniston in the Lake District. The vast majority is off road; mainly on gravel tracks and the scenery is terrific. As it is the Lake District, there is a significant amount of climb at 385m (1265 ft) and between mile 9 and mile 10, there is a fast steep descent which loses all this height gain and virtually no climb in the remaining distance. The weather was much better than forecast (sunshine; no rain) so I slightly regretted my decision not to carry water. Overall, it was an enjoyable race with some excellent scenery. I finished 12th overall in 1:47:38 (and when you compare times with faster

Lakeland Trails Coniston Half Marathon Race which started an hour later on the same course, I am 47th overall in the combined results)”

10th          Tim Palmer              1.47.38

For more information please see

http://www.lakelandtrails.org/marathon/index.php

or for full results

http://www.lakelandtrails.org/download/Results/Marathon14/Half-Marathon-Challenge.php

Also on Sunday was another fantastic run by Colin Bishop in the Lymm Festival Trail 10k where he was a very impressive 2nd place overall in 36.10

2nd          Colin Bishop            36.10

Results below

http://lymmrunners.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/PROVISIONAL-10K-LRFTR-2014-v2.pdf

and photos of the day

http://lymmrunners.org.uk/?page_id=52

 

 

Hope I’ve not missed any results, if so just let me know and I can update the blog accordingly and thanks to those out in support for the races.

Keep on running

Adair

Note from Jackie regarding Four Villages below

Planning has already started for the Four Villages, how time flies!  There will be a kick-off meeting in the clubhouse after our club on Wed 9th July, 8:30. Chip balms provided to sustain us.