Saturday saw the 81st parkrun at Delamere with 9 Helsby runners out. Congratulations to Ed for first Helsby male home, and Jenny Illidge for first Helsby female, 2nd female overall and a new PB! Also well done to Jim Jones and Shan who set PB’s on the day. Well done guys.
|12||Edward HALLIWELL||19:58||VM40-44||68.86 %||M||11||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:58|
|14||Tom DE JONG||20:21||SM20-24||64.05 %||M||13||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:20:04|
|18||Jim JONES||20:46||VM45-49||70.47 %||M||17||Helsby RC||New PB!|
|21||Jenny ILLIDGE||20:52||SW20-24||70.93 %||F||2||Helsby RC||New PB!|
|23||Alfie GRADY||20:55||JM15-17||64.54 %||M||21||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:20:42|
|97||Gareth BOYD||26:24||VM40-44||52.46 %||M||80||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:08|
|98||Shan MCCARTHY||26:25||VW40-44||59.56 %||F||18||Helsby RC||New PB!|
|172||Paul BULMER||33:20||VM55-59||46.10 %||M||120||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:33|
|173||Claire MORTON||33:21||VW55-59||53.57 %||F||53||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:27:05|
Over in Warrington Joanne Lacking was the sole Helsby runner and had a great run to secure 2nd female and 20th overall. Well done Jo!
|20||Joanne LACKING||21:41||SW30-34||68.72 %||F||2||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:19|
And John Thompson was our sole representative in Wythenshawe with a solid run for 87th place.
|87||John THOMPSON||26:37||VM40-44||52.85 %||M||74||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:35|
Also on Saturday, Jim Jones ran in the Manchester Area XC League, short report from Jim below:
“I did the first fixture of the Manchester Area Cross Country League in Woodbank Park, Stockport yesterday but ran for West Cheshire as second claim. I did get a PB in the Parkrun first so not my best performance http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/maccl141.htm”
Well done Jim for doing the double!
Saturday also saw the Ceiriog Canter fell race, full report from Steve below:
“We had a pretty good turnout at Ceiriog –
Results and photo’s should appear here soon so keep checking:
Sunday 12th was the second staging of the BTR Wirral Half Marathon & 10k races. The course is point to point in format for both the half marathon and 10k distances, with both races starting in Birkenhead Park and finishing at Coastal Drive New Brighton (with the half marathon runners continuing for another 3.5 miles before turning back for the finish at Coastal Drive). 3 Helsby runners were out for the 10k, and 2 for the half marathon. Over in the 10k, Louise Spruce pulled on the green vest for her first foray into the 10k distance, brilliant running saw her finish under her target time of 1h:15, with Jo kindly pacing her around. Well done ladies! Over in the half marathon saw Carl Pratt storm around in a brilliant 1:36 to secure a new PB, whilst Louise McEveley (pacing her daughter Megan) secured 1:51. Well done everyone! Helsby results:
10th Colin Thompson 34:56 PB
864th Jo Farwell 1:14:53
865th Louise Spruce 1:14:52 PB
143rd Carl Pratt 1:36:10 PB
455th Louise McEveley 1:51:37
External Results: http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/
Also on Sunday was the Flintshire 10k with Gaz O’Connor out for Helsby and having a solid run after a recent injury. 42:10 saw him first home for Helsby and 2nd in his age category. Well done Gaz!
16th Gaz O’Connor 42:10 (2nd in age cat)
Full results here: http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1803
And last, but not least, Sunday saw another race and another win for Colin “The Machine” Bishop at the Dream 5 mile Trail Race in St Helens. Fabulous running once again from Colin saw him fend off some tough opposition to secure 1st place on a tough and hilly course. In the end it was a convincing win and he was over half a minute in front of 2nd place! Be sure to congratulate Colin on his achievement when you see him next.
1st Colin Bishop 30:18
Just a final note, Roy Gaskill has asked me to remind Helsby RC members about the inaugural 5k time trial event tomorrow (Tuesday) night at Phoenix Park, Castlefields. Hopefully Roy will get a good turn out for this, the full address is below for those who missed my previous email:
Castlefields Avenue East
Please remember it is a 6:30pm start time and please bring a head torch if you have one, although not essential. I’ve not heard about any other races so if I have missed any results, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org. Adair is back on blogging duties next week so please make sure any reports or results you have are sent to him.