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
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
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|
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
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
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
or for full results
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
and photos of the day
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
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.