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A message from Paul Foster regarding the upcoming X-Country Season:
As some of you will already know and hopefully everyone will now. The cross country season is fast approaching with a double whammy of fixtures.
Saturday 28th October is the Liverpool and district league at Arrow park wirral 2pm
Sunday 29th October is the north west Sunday league at Clarke gardens Liverpool at 10am
To all new runners in the club you will love it. Cross country races are free to run as long as you are first claim to Helsby and you wear your beautiful green vest. Some races in the Saturday league are pre entry but I will send out a message nearer the time to remind everyone. There will be additional races to pre enter like the northern’s and the Cheshire champs which again I will send out a message.
So what a great weekend to start a weekend of mud. Hopefully the green army will have a great turnout
Warrington RC 5 mile Trail Race (4th of 4) – Saturday 21/10/17
Thanks to Colin Bishop for sending in the first of the race reports this week:
“Saturday at Colliers Moss saw the last in this race series. 4 races over the year one for each season, with separate bling that fits together to make one big piece of bling.
This was a tough multiterrain course mostly dirt paths undulating and muddy in parts. Plenty of twists and turns.
Well organised well marshalled plenty of support. Cracking goody bag. Postvrace cookies thanks to Mrs B.
Have to say pleased with 3rd position
Would strongly recommend this series for next year not sure if it could be considered for a club counter but sure there would plenty of the Green Army who would enjoy it.
Standish Hall 10k Trail Race – Saturday 21/10/17
Thanks to Debbie Read for the following report:
“On Saturday afternoon I braved Storm Brian and ventured up the M6 to do the Standish Hall 10k Trail Race.
It’s a traditional enter on the day club run organised by Wigan Phoenix and happens twice a year – February and October. Entry fee is £6 and all finishers get a Wigan Pie!
Using bridlepaths and woodland, the two lap course is relatively flat with no major hills, however, due to all the recent rain the going was heavy in places this year but if, like me, you don’t mind a bit of mud, it didn’t make it any less enjoyable.
There were 133 runners and I finished 9th female in 56:00.”
Serpent 6 Mile Trail Race – Sunday 22/10/17
A 2nd Report from Colin Bishop – thanks Bish:
“Well along with the unwanted company of Brian (storm Brian that is) I headed over to Bolton to take part in the new Serpent 6 mile trail run.
This testing twisting and turning uphill downhill with uphill finish was challenging and enjoyable. Unfortunately direction arrows were vandalised by Brian sending some runners the wrong way meaning they ran a shorter distance than others and somehow myself and a few others ran more than the 6 miles – Typical
Having said all that it is one I would do again providing Brian doesn’t turn up again
Clwydian Hills Fell Race – Sunday 22/10/17
On Sunday just four Helsby runners ran in the Clwydian Hills Fell race. With Joe and Mario out in support the relatively small Helsby turnout still made their presence known as the 5th Placed Team from 37 Clubs that were represented on the day. We were fortunate with the weather as the rain stayed off and visibility remained good for the duration of the race. There was however, some strong winds and plenty of mud along the route of 8.5 miles and 3300ft of ascent.
There were 118 finishers with Helsby’s results below and it was great to see a new member having such good result – welcome to Helsby RC Lucinda!
Chris Collins 9th (85:49)
Lucinda Lamb 35th overall, 5th Lady (96:08)
Jim Jones 52nd (106:21)
Laura Baynham-Hughes 62nd overall, 2nd Vet 40 Lady (109:36)
I’d like to extend a big thank you to North East Wales Search & Rescue (NEWSAR) who, as always, did fantastic job of organising and hosting this event. Please take a minute to see how you can support NEWSAR at no cost to yourself via their fundraising page https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/newsar/
Parkrun Saturday 21/1017
Our club consolidated results for all Parkruns this Saturday are below. The Delamere Parkrun on Saturday was the final counter in our Club Trail Series, so anyone who ran at Delamere on Saturday will also get a point for the TUC competition.
That’s all the racing news for this week. I’d just like to extended a warm welcome to Sandy Williams who has also recently joined us and I hear is looking forward to the Borders League. We’re looking forward to running with you Sandy.
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