Helsby Running Club Weekly Update 19-10 to 26-10

Saturdays Parkruns saw Max Wainright, Tim Palmer, Jo Farwell, Jenny Illidge, Louise McElevely, Ste Wiggins and Paul Bulmer tackle Delamere with Max first home for Helsby and Tim recording a PB.  Over at Ellesmere Port Parkrun Ben Williams’ PB was the sole Helsby result.

Colin Thompson ran Princes Parkrun on Saturday, finishing in 3rd place. Colin reports it was quite an emotional race in memory of Darren Ablewhite who tragically collapsed and died after completing Princes Parkrun on 4th October, his partner, Julie and his family and friends who were at the race launched a campaign to purchase a defibrillator to be installed in Princes park for use by the Parkrun event and other park users. £1300 was raised on the day which is fantastic
This weekend was also the start of the Cross Country season with the Liverpool and District kicking off at Beacon Park on Saturday and the Sunday League starting the next day at Clarke Gardens. Jim Jones (first for Helsby), Phil Gillard, Dave Madders and Jamie Dowdall ran the the Saturday race while Sunday saw a strong Helsby presence of 15 runners with Colin Bishop and Janye Joy leading Helsby home in the mens/ ladies races in 7th place and 3rd place respectively. Some photographs from the day, courtesy of Jane Bishop: xc3XC2XC1 xc5xc6r xc7xc4 Full results for both races can be found below:

http://www.lps-athletics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Beacon-Park-2014-Results.pdf http://www.stevesaunders.co.uk/xc/2014/race1_14.pdf Graham Lloyd made the trip out to Snowdonia on Saturday for the UKs most challenging road marathon and completed the course in 4:59:09. Over the weekend Chris Baynham-Hughes also completed his first OMM Elite event, finishing in 6th place. Congratulations to both Chris and Graham.

Just a reminder to any Helsby runners who entered the Abergele 5 miler before October 19th that, subject to eligibility, you may be asked to be part of one of the Cheshire teams taking on North Wales and Staffordshire at the race. Good luck to anyone fortunate enough to be selected.

Members are also invited to pop along to to the Helsby Sports and Social Club this coming weekend to view the plans for the impressive looking new club house, the sessions will be open from 3pm to 8pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm o Saturday.  Please see the flyer for further details. new sports club

Jackie Keasley has also shared this video clip she put together of last weeks Fell Running Championship. Cheers Jackie. https://plus.google.com/photos/110332431896561552480/albums/6074065457428584897?cfem=1&authkey=CMCFxpby77PP1QE

After the club run this Wednesday, there is an open invite to come along to the club bar afterwards to say farewell to Mike Hallsworth who is moving away to live in the Scottish Borders.  Thanks Mike for all your efforts in helping the club, in particular with the beginners groups, plus your marshalling, support and first aider efforts at the Four Villages and all our other club races, you will be missed, but hopefully you will come down and see us when you come south. Regards Gaz

2 thoughts on “Helsby Running Club Weekly Update 19-10 to 26-10

  1. Photos of the cross country were courtesy of Jane Bishop not Jackie as I appear in some! Great tune out for first Sunday League XC of the season.

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