Helsby Race News 23rd Feb to 1st Mar 2015

Hi everyone

Another busy week of racing for the Green Army, and lots of new PBs too! Thank you for all the reports this week, please keep them coming, it adds so much variety to the blog each week. All reports can be sent to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com.

Parkrun

dc5d115e-df2f-4dfa-939b-3346c85b1a0fParkrun just seems to get bigger each week! Saturday saw Helsby RC members in 5 different parkrun locations and a few new PBs to boot! Congratulations to Tim Palmer for storming to a new PB at Newbury, Rhea Thomas and Donna Geer for new PBs at Delamere and Jo Lacking for a podium finish at Widnes. Well done to everyone else who ran at these events.
Helsby results below:


Newbury parkrun

A total of 360 runners took part.

View full results for Newbury parkrun event #167

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
26 26 Tim PALMER Helsby RC 00:21:27
201 42 Jenny PALMER Helsby RC 00:28:22

Princes parkrun, Liverpool

A total of 235 runners took part.

View full results for Princes parkrun, Liverpool event #206

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
2 2 Colin THOMPSON Helsby RC 00:17:39

Delamere parkrun

A total of 242 runners took part.

View full results for Delamere parkrun event #100

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
47 42 David MADDERS Helsby RC 00:22:29
120 17 Rhea THOMAS Helsby RC 00:26:43
136 24 Jane ASHBROOK Helsby RC 00:27:46
142 27 Donna GEER Helsby RC 00:28:12
141 26 Louise MCEVELEY Helsby RC 00:28:12

Ellesmere Port parkrun

A total of 77 runners took part.

View full results for Ellesmere Port parkrun event #20

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
25 20 Benjamin John WILLIAMS Helsby RC 00:24:05

Widnes parkrun

A total of 187 runners took part.

View full results for Widnes parkrun event #7

Position Gender Position parkrunner Club Run Time
20 2 Joanne LACKING Helsby RC 00:20:56
32 6 Helen OWENS Helsby RC 00:23:22
44 7 Lesley FEAKES Helsby RC 00:24:40


Road Running

High Legh 10k (road counter #2)

Sunday saw our 2nd road counter of the season with 8 green vests toeing the start line at High Legh. Over to Gaz O’Connor for a full match report:

“The Cheshire village of High Legh was the venue for the 2nd Helsby road racing club counter. The forcasted bad weather and high winds failed to materialize and runners set off along the mostly flat course in dry conditions with only the occasional gust of high wind.

Colin Bishop was first Helsby male runner to finish, managing 7th place overall, with Jane Ashbrook first Helsby female, also 7th in the ladies race. PBs were recorded by Ade Jackson, Gary O’Connor and Adam Gordon with Jo Farwell, ably paced by Donna Geer, also taking nearly a minute off her course PB.

High Legh 10K is a small, friendly, well organized race run on a fast course with plenty of PB potential and I’d definitely recommend people give it a try if they get the chance. Also thank you to Joe and Mario for their support!”

Well done Gaz and all who took part.

Helsby results below:

Pos Name     Chip Time Gun Time
7 Colin BISHOP M   00:35:00 00:35:02
25 Gary O’Connor M   00:38:48 00:38:52
29 Adam GORDON M   00:39:42 00:39:46
43 Adrian JACKSON M   00:41:06 00:41:11
53 Ian LANDUCCI M   00:41:59 00:42:02
92 Jane ASHBROOK F   00:44:27 00:44:35
146 Geoff SHAW M   00:47:48 00:47:53
304 Jo Farwell F   00:54:55 00:55:30  

Full results here: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2015/03/01/1931/

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Port Sunlight 10k

Ivan was out for the BTR Port Sunlight 10k on Sunday and was flying solo for the green vests. Although he forgot his vest he still shouted the war cry of “Green Army!” much to the bemusement of the other runners! He certainly made it count though, storming around the course to a sub 38 minute time and new PB. Massive well done Ivan!

First Name Surname Gun Time Overall Position Chip Time
Ivan Davies 00:37:56 20 00:37:54

Full results here: http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1826

Fell Running

Pipe Dream Fell Race

Also on Saturday the 3 fell running Amigos travelled to Dolgarrog for the Pipe Dream Fell Race. Phil Roberts has sent the following report in:

“Hi me Phil Gillard jim jones did the pipe dream fell race on Saturday, theses are a times and positions:

Phil Roberts time 42:43 position 29th
Phil Gillard time 46:56 position 56
Jim jones time 47:31 position 59th

Nice one. Tough climb at start and fast technical finish but bit in middle is good- will remind you of days on mega drive playing super mario😄”

Well done chaps!

Upcoming races and reminders

Races
Sun 8 MAR. 11am
Name: Borders League Race #4
Where:
Ffrith Beach Arena, Victoria Road West,
Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 7AR
Further Details: With the mens team so close to promotion it would be nice to get a good turn out for this. The Green Army needs you! Car sharing is usually from the club house, please check our Facebook page for updates.

20 Mile TT
Sat 14 MAR. 7am (group 1) 10am (group 2)
Where:
Silverdale Park, Station Ln, Mickle Trafford, Chester, CH2 4TA
Details: Similar in concept to the 10k time trial we hold each month, this will be a 20 mile timed run from Mickle Trafford to Shotton and back using the Millennium Greenway cycle route. This is tailored for those doing spring marathons, but anybody is welcome to have a go and you can turn back at any point along the route if 20 miles is too much. The course is flat and traffic free and we will have a lead bike, tail runner and marshall so nobody will get left behind. All times will be recorded and uploaded to the blog.

The run will be split into 2 groups:

7amGroup 1 (sub 3 hour pace) – there are a small number of runners in the club aiming for the magical sub 3 hour mark. This group will cater for those who wish to run at 6:50 min miles or faster.

10amGroup 2 (any pace) – this is the main event and this group will cater for any pace and is inclusive of all abilities.

More details to follow.

Cheers
Colin

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