Hello Green Army
Couple of notice’s before we do the reports.
Davyd turns 40 this weekend and to celebrate he will be doing Pheonix Park Run on Saturday, 9am start. It’s also his 50th Park run, and i believe he’s bringing cakes, so would be a great way to start his weekend of celebrating with some of the green army. Happy birthday mate.
We have a dilemma, our last road counter at Congleton half on 1st October, clashes with the first Borders League race and also the Sandstone A & B races. There are a few that have already entered, so the committee decided to add another (13th) road counter in, so people who normally commit to the Borders and the always popular Sandstone races, still have chance to do one more road counter. We have decided that Conwy Half on 19th November will be the additional race. This was also chosen so it didn’t clash with any of the Sunday XC dates that have just been finalised, list of dates coming out very soon.
Richard Hankins wanted to remind us of the following race
It’s is the Cilcain show race on Monday. Details here http://cilcainshow.org.uk/page30.html .
Right then, onto the race reports, over to Ben Fletcher who is back running, great news for the Borders League team that is 🙂
After a long absence from racing due to injury, I finally got to do my first race of the year, the Weasdale Horseshoe fell race. The race is part of the Ravenstonedale Show which is a typical Cumbrian show, with sheepdog trials, tug of war, wellie wanging and even the egg and spoon race which I fancied entering in myself!
The Weasdale Horseshoe is roughly 8.5 miles with just over 2000ft of climbing which takes you over the Howgill Fells of Hooksey, Randygill Top and Green Bell.
The race started at the top of the showfield before heading out onto the open fells over some very boggy tussock ground, which was good fun as I ended up knee deep in mud and ditches a few times. Once on the open fell the route choice is up to you, as long as you have reached the two checkpoints, which I found straight forward, unlike a few runners who got lost and decided to add a bit extra on! Once round the horseshoe it was back down and through the mud and ditches and back into the showfield which was a uphill finish, just what you want with a crowd watching you!
I finished in 12th place and 3rd v40.
1st Phil Davies (Borrowdale FR) 59.39
12th Ben Fletcher (Helsby RC) 1.17.14
Good to see you back Ben
Jackie and a few others have been racing trains again.
Last week seen the 12th road counter at the Ellesmere Port 5k (Capenhurst as we know it) and there was a fair few green vests out
Some great performances, first back for the Men was Colin Bishop and 1st in his V55 Age Cat, 1st back for the women Jane Ashbrook and 1st in her Age cat, really good work considering she was still jet lagged. 10 Helsby vests in total
Full results here; https://eprc.niftyentries.com/Results/Ellesmere-Port-RC-5K
Park run seen runners out in Pheonix, Chester, Delamere, Ellesmere Port, Keswick, Widnes, Croxteth, & Wepre. Full consolidated results below
That’s it for this week, keep the reports coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great bank holiday weekend