Welcome to the weekly round-up. No reports in the inbox this week so only the Borders League to report on. If I have missed anything please forward any results or race reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before we get to the news please see below some Autumn reminders sent out by Jackie last week and a message from our XC Co-ordinator Paul Foster.
Helsby Running Club – Autumn Dates for your Diary
Now that the evening light is fading fast, it’s time to dig out your #greenarmy high viz vest and a suitable lightweight running torch and join us for a club training session.
The first cross country race is on Sunday 23rd at Clarke Gardens, Liverpool. A great figure of 8 course for starters!
The club flutter flags and tents are stored in the ladies’ changing rooms down at the Helsby Community Sports Club and will need picking up when the club is open (all day Saturdays and evenings). It’s good to fly the #greenarmy flag at all our counters!
Good luck to all those travelling north to Lock Lomond next weekend to the Fell Relay Championships. We have two teams of 6 entered.
Winter Club Counters
Here’s a list of our Border League and Cross Country club counters. Your best 7 results to count in each championship; a minimum of 4 needed to be eligible for a prize. Separate ladies’ and men’s championships. Please come along and support these and contribute to our team placings. All races are of the order of 5-6 miles and free for club members; you must wear your Helsby club vest.
The counters along with other local races and our events are listed fully in Tim’s calendar on:https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2015-16-event-listing/
and an A4 version is here:-https://gallery.mailchimp.com/44f7135cdac47fa6325506208/files/Helsby_Winter201617.pdf
If you know of any races to add to this please send them to Tim at email@example.com and if you have enjoyed or have a story to tell about any races you have done, for our weekly blog then please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The more contributors the better the read and the easier it is for our team of blog writers!
We have a couple of talks planned on some of our members’ amazing endurance feats this summer. If you have any suggestions or would like to do one for us in the future please let me know. email@example.com. Talks are in the Helsby Community Sports Club bar, following on from our training run, at 8:30pm, with a free supper.
Wed 23rd Nov Chris Baynham-Hughes on his amazing achievement of completing this summer’s Ultra Trail De Mont Blanc.
Wed 7th Dec Gareth Boyd talk entitled Where’s the bike Son? 200 miles on the Trans_Pennine Trail! On this summers UK coast to coast Ultra.
Winter Club Counters
Here’s an outline of our weekly running training program together with details of times and where to meet each session.
Our Monday night track sessions have now finished at Helsby High School, after a well attended and most enjoyable summer season. Our Monday Winter sessions at Castle Park will start on 19th October.
Our Wednesday night training session will now switch to our Winter road routes (with an option for a torch lit hill route for those hardy runners familiar with the route, dark & mud). Colin is aiming to organise a monthly time trial on the Greenway from Guilden Sutton to Chester on the last Wednesday of each month. This was trialled successfully last Wed. An email on each of these will be sent out in advance of each one.
Here’s to a successful and enjoyable season of Autumn into Winter running.
Now that the border league season is underway, how do you keep your legs ticking over until the next one? There is only one answer and it’s run in the XC country races for Helsby. The season is about to start for all Helsby runners, all you need is a club vest and away you go. The races are between 5 to 6 miles and are free to enter.
There are two leagues, the Saturday Liverpool league and the Sunday league which all fixtures are on the Helsby event listing calendar.
This year for the first time Helsby will be on their own in the Sunday league and will not be mixed with Lymm and Warrington, so we really could do with a great turn out of old faces and I hope to see a lot of new faces . Both leagues count to the XC championship in the club. So I hope to see a lot of green vests at the races this season, the first two are in October.
Sunday league XC…..
Sunday 23rd October 10.00am Clarke gardens Liverpool
Liverpool league XC…..
Saturday 29th October 2.00pm Arrowe park Birkenhead
Borders League 1 – Caernarfon (10k)
Our first Borders League of the season saw 19 green vests turn out for this undulating 10k race at Caernarfon. Perfect racing conditions saw some fantastic running on the day with myself (Col T) first home for the men and Captain Joanne Lacking had a great run to storm home first for the ladies. Also superb running from Debbie Read saw her 1st overall in her age group, well done Debbie and well done to everyone else who made it to the race.
Special thanks to our support team on the day who were Mario, Shan and Nikki Hamling.
Please see individual results below, we had 16 out for the men and 3 for the ladies.
|Rank||Rank M||Rank F||Name||Time||Category||Category Rank||Club|
|17||17||Colin THOMPSON||36:31||SM||8||Helsby RC|
|26||26||Neil FINEGAN||36:57||MV40||10||Helsby RC|
|34||34||Chris FITZPATRICK||37:34||SM||16||Helsby RC|
|53||53||Ian RUTHERFORD||38:28||MV40||14||Helsby RC|
|70||69||Jim O’HARA||39:36||SM||29||Helsby RC|
|107||102||Philip TOMKINSON||41:39||SM||45||Helsby RC|
|120||11||Joanne LACKING||42:25||FV35||4||Helsby RC|
|129||14||Laura BAYNHAM HUGHES||43:00||FV35||5||Helsby RC|
|130||116||James JONES||43:02||MV50||7||Helsby RC|
|132||118||Nick RYDER||43:07||MV45||22||Helsby RC|
|136||121||Ian HAMLING||43:17||SM||51||Helsby RC|
|170||146||Roy GASKILL||45:07||MV50||10||Helsby RC|
|172||147||Gary O’CONNOR||45:13||MV45||30||Helsby RC|
|204||169||Benjamin WILLIAMS||47:10||SM||56||Helsby RC|
|227||45||Debbie READ||48:25||FV55||1||Helsby RC|
|243||192||Stephen ROACH||49:20||SM||60||Helsby RC|
|254||199||Geoff COLLINS||49:45||MV60||12||Helsby RC|
|265||205||Stephen WIGGINS||51:06||SM||64||Helsby RC|
|307||217||David WIGGINS||59:11||MV55||21||Helsby RC|
Team results see Helsby men second from bottom of Division 1 and the ladies bottom of Division 1. Unfortunately the ladies were unable to get a full team out on the day and as such were heavily penalised, it’s imperative we get a full team out at each race to avoid relegation. It’s still early days though and we have the talent to claw the points back but we really do need a good turn out at the remaining Borders League races now.
The next one is hosted by WCAC and is in Chester so nice and local for us Helsby lot!
All results can be found here http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/
Please find below the consolidated parkrun stats from Saturday. Congratulations to Ben Fletcher on a superb 1st place at Erddig and well done to everyone else who ran
That’s all this week folks!