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
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.
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.
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)
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
Upcoming Events Info from Jackie
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