Helsby runners were at Delamere, Ormskirk, Ellesmere Port and Widnes Parkruns this week with PBs for Neil Finegan at Ormskirk and Chris Hatton at Widnes. Full, consolidated Helsby Parkrun results can be found below.
Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon.
Derek Morris, Gill Fitzpatrick, Jenny O’Hare, Tanya Meredith, Emma Barnes and Ste Roach ran the Half Marathon on Sunday. Other than that Jenny and Emma got PBs, details are sketchy at the moment as no race report has been submitted (tut, tut!) and the race results arn’t searchable by club so apologies if I’ve missed anyone out who ran the race or got a PB. Congrats all.
….and, in surely the most concise and succinct race report seen on these pages for quite a while, Ivan Davies informs us from the Potteries Half marathon that “Stoke is a dump (I’m paraphrasing here in case you are reading this blog before the watershed) and flipping (again, paraphrasing) hilly”. Thanks for the report Ivan.
Helsbys resident ultra marathoner, Andy Robinson, sent in the following report.
On Saturday I ran the Three Rings of Shap LDWA event: 62 miles in Cumbria, with about 2400 metres of climbing. 87 entered, 28 finished (all but half a dozen were runners), and I came in 6th. Ken Sutor won in an astonishing time of 10:38:30, taking an hour off the record, and finishing two hours before Karen Nash, who finished second. I finished some time later in 14:18:45. My race report and a link to results are on Runfurther.com.
Well done and cheers for the report, Andy
Lastly a few reminders…..
There are a couple of club counter races coming up, the Pie and Peas road counter is open for entries, it takes place on Wednesday 5th August. Also this Wednesday is the mini-fell counter “Hot Foot Up Moel Fammau, the start is 7:30pm with a meet up at the club at 6:15 to share lifts.
Also the club summer handicap is a week Wed on 24th, meet at the club at the usual 6:30, for gentle warm up to start on Helsby Hill, two laps of the Hill from the quarry carpark.
For those of you who are new to the event; it is suitable for anybody who runs on the hill on a Wednesday, so just about everybody in the club
The idea is that the slower runners set off first and the fastest runners last using a handicap system which is designed to create a blanket finish 🙂 So those of you who are not used to being at the front will have that feeling of leading a race and those of you who are used to being at the front will get to know what is it like to be at the back end of the field.
We meet at the club at 18:30 as usual and then all run up to the quarry car park (to warm up). The course is a two lap course up and around the hill. Once everybody is back then we warm down on the way back and have a social and prize giving
So what do you need to do
1) Let me know if you will be running – firstname.lastname@example.org
2) If you are running, let me know your current expected (road) 5K or 10K time – no cheating as I will check
3) Let Dave and Lesley know if you will attend the social afterwards and what sandwiches/barms you can bring, club will provide salads/crisps etc. – email@example.com
Please see the following meassage for Jackie Keasley regarding the now cancelled Hospice Half.
“Just looked at my diary and we had the hospice half pencilled in for next Sunday 21st. With one thing and another on my part its not been organised plus we need a bit more time to work out the final donation figures, so its off.”
One more final thing, a few club volunteers are needed to help marshal the Frodsham Downhill Race on 5th July 11am registration, 12:30 start. If anyone can help please let Jackie know. firstname.lastname@example.org