Helsby weekend round-up Oct 11th – Oct 12th 2014

Hi everyone

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

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

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  

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

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  

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

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 –

Jim O
Phil
Andy R
Me
Andy S
Paul F
Janet
Rachel
Long climb first on road, steep road, rough Landrover track and finally on open fellside. Turn almost back on yourself and get a sneaky glance at the folk behind. Gradual descent on moorland till a sharp turn and a techy climb to the trig point where you’re greeted by the fast folk careering down the singletrack ready to scatter us donkeys like ten pin. 180 degree turn at the top and a return through the heather to meet the folk still climbing. The remainder of the descent was steep fields, a bit of tedious tarmac, steep grassy woodland, under a fallen tree, over a fallen tree and the final stretch along the road with a semi-treacherous greasy turn on the steepest section …that proved even more deadly when the rain came down for those further down the field. Soup, sarnies, cake and tea to finish. Splendid.”

Results and photo’s should appear here soon so keep checking:
http://www.canolfanceiriog.org/canter

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:

10k

10th          Colin Thompson               34:56 PB
864th    Jo Farwell                         1:14:53

865th         Louise Spruce                 1:14:52 PB

Half Marathon

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!

Results below:

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

External results:
http://www.dreamtrailrace.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/5-Mile-Dream-Trail-Results-2014-v3.pdf

Bishop leading the way!

Bishop leading the way!

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:

Phoenix Park
Castlefields
Castlefields Avenue East
Runcorn Cheshire
WA7 2NY

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 col808@hotmail.com. Adair is back on blogging duties next week so please make sure any reports or results you have are sent to him.

Thanks
Colin T

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