Helsby runners were out at Parkruns on Saturday at Delamere, Widnes, Ellesmere Port and Warrington. Highlights include PBs for Chris Baynham-Hughes and Ellen Harris at Delamere and a 2nd place finish for Colin Thompson at Widnes. Well done all! Full, consolidated Parkrun results for Helsby RC members can be found at the link below.
Also on Saturday, Helsby members Max Wainwright, Phil Roberts, Ian Houghton and Phil Gillard journeyed to Bleasedale for the 5 mile long Circle Fell Race with Max first home for Helsby in 7th position overall.
Sunday saw the final race in the Sunday Cross Country League at a very muddy Birchwood. Colin Thompson sent in the following report:
“We had a good turn out of Green vests for the final Cross Country Sunday League race at Birchwood Park on Sunday. Birchwood is one of the tougher races in the series and with 4 laps of energy sapping cold ankle deep mud and steep embankments it certainly puts your mental and physical strength to the test. Colin Bishop led the way for the men and new member June Swift, in her first XC race for the club, was first back for the ladies! Excellent result June and well done to Colin for another top ten position. The announcement at the post race award ceremony revealed that Helsby men secured 4th overall in the series with the ladies an excellent 3rd. Well done to everybody who participated in any of the races to help the Helsby, Lymm and Warrington teams, I’m sure with the growing number of talent we have within the club we can aim even higher for next season!”
Full results here http://www.stevesaunders.co.uk/xc/2014/race6_14.pdf
Also on Sunday was Rhyl 10 mile race where Darren O’Connor, Gaz O’Connor and Helen Owens braved the windy conditions along the Rhyl seafront. Darren, in his first race in a Helsby vest, got his 2015 off to a storming start to beat his target time by a over 5 minutes while Helen Owens secured 3rd place in the F35 category.
Just a couple a quick reminders: Wednesday is the 10K time trial (including a shorter 6K option), meeting as usual at the club house at 18:30 before heading down to the start near the Wheatsheaf pub. Also, Sunday 11am is High Leigh 10K (race is full, no entries on the day), the 2nd club road counter of the season. Good luck to everyone attending either run.