2019 road and fell champs

Update on standings in the club championships – COMING SOON – watch for a link here

2019 Road championships

1 Sun 17/02/2019 Results Village Bakery Wrexham Half 2019
2 Sat 23/03/2019 Results Cheshire 10K
3 Wed 10/04/2019 Results Chester Spring 5
4 Fri 26/04/2019 19:00 Mid Cheshire – 5K Spring
5 Sun 19/05/2019 09:00 Chester Half Marathon
6 Sun 16/06/2019 11:00 Port Sunlight 5K/10K
7 Sat 06/07/2019 10:00 Halewood 5K
8 Sun 04/08/2019 09:00 North Wales Half Marathon
9 Sun 08/09/2019 09:30 Wirral 10K
10 Sun 15/09/2019 11:00 Essar Guilden Sutton 10K

2019 Fell championships

1 Sat 09/03/2019 Results Pipe Dream (AS) 6.7km/4.2M 390m/1280ft [NW]
2 Sat 27/04/2019 13:00 Llangynhafal Loop (AS) 7.6km/4.7m 533m/1749ft
3 Sat 18/05/2019 12:00 Fairfield Horseshoe (AM) 14.5km/9M 914m/2999ft
4 Wed 05/06/2019 19:15 Up the Beast (AS) 7.2km/458m 4.5M/1500ft [ICC]
5 Sun 09/06/2019 18:30 Knowl Hill (BM) 9.7km / 6m 396m / 1299ft
6 Wed 10/07/2019 19:30 The Druid (BS) 8km/5M 366m/1201ft [ICC]
7 Sat 13/07/2019 14:00 Tal Y Fan (AM) 12.8km/8m 786m/2579ft
8 Sat 31/08/2019 13:00 Gladstone 9 (AM) 14.5km/855m 9M/2800ft
9 Sun 08/09/2019 11:00 Ras Cyrn y Brain (BM) 11.25km/7M 365m/1200ft
10 Sat 05/10/2019 14:00 Carlam Ceirog Canter (BM) 11,6km/7.2M 425m/1395ft

Your best 7 results to count in each championship; a minimum of 4 needed to be eligible for a prize. Separate men’s and ladies championships will be run.

2019 Mini fell series

1 Wed 08/05/2019 19:15 Ysgol Dinas Bran (AS) 6.9k/4.3M 350m/1150ft [FvH]
2 Wed 05/06/2019 19:15 Up the Beast (AS) 7.2km/458m 4.5M/1500ft [ICC]
3 Wed 10/07/2019 19:30 The Druid (BS) 8km/5M 366m/1201ft [ICC]
4 Wed 24/07/2019 19:30 Green Green Grass of Home (AS) 8km/5m 457m/1499ft
5 Mon 26/08/2019 13:00 Cilcain Show Mountain Race (AS) 7.4km 392m
6 Sun 08/09/2019 11:00 Ras Cyrn y Brain (BM) 11.25km/7M 365m/1200ft

The mini-fell series is aimed at encouraging Helsby runners to give Fell running a go, our more experienced fell runners will offer support in these races. The races are shorter and navigation is less of an issue as they are flagged. Kit is generally not required unless the weather forecast is dreadful. The series is open to all to participate and we will keep a ranking. However, to be eligible for the trophies participants must have competed in no more than 4 fell races previously. Your best 3 races to count. The races are short, steep and thoroughly rewarding!

For fell runs, please note FRA rules: runners should arrive at races prepared to carry all of the following ‘best practice’ equipment:

  • Waterproof whole body cover
  • Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions including, as a minimum, hat and gloves but also e.g. a fleece
  • Map, preferably waterproof, of the race route and surrounding area
  • Compass suitable for navigating the course (GPS type equipment is not acceptable)
  • Whistle
  • Emergency food (long races).

Please note that this ‘best practice’ equipment requirement can be relaxed on shorter fell races in good weather; but this relaxation can’t be guaranteed

Our Club Organised Races

1 Sat 11/05/2019 09:00 Sandstone Trail Challenge 34m
2 Wed 19/06/2019 19:15 Robbie Webster Wobbler 11k 330m [ICC]
3 Sat 21/09/2019 16:00 tbc DIRT-Delamere Inter Club Relays [#]

Please support either by running or volunteering to help!

2019 Mini – Trail Championship

1 Sun 12/05/2019 10:30 Wigan Trail 10K
2 Sat 29/06/2019 09:00 Delamere Park Run
3 Sun 07/07/2019 11:00 Northwich Trail 10K
4 Wed 17/07/2019 18:30 HRC Summer Handicap – absolute times
5 Wed 07/08/2019 19:30 Pie & Peas 5M
6 Sat 17/08/2019 TBA Race the Train14M: HRC camping w/e
7 Tue 04/09/2019 19:00 Wirral Multi-Terrain Series – Royden Park
8 Tue 11/04/2019 19:00 Wirral Multi-Terrain Series – Thurstaston
9 Tue 18/09/2019 18:30 Wirral Multi-Terrain Series – Harrison Drive
10 Tue 25/09/2019 18:30 Wirral Multi-Terrain Series – Arrowe Park

The mini-trail series include some new races for this year. It’s a great series to encourage newer runners to venture off–road. We’ve included a Park Run plus our Summer Handicap to include a couple of free races & try & encourage participation at our annual Helsby Hill Handicap. We are currently uncertain if the September Wirral Multi-terrain series will take place as Steve Saunders, after 20 years is stepping down as organiser & is currently looking for a successor. The series will be your best 4 from 6 as it stands at the moment. If the final 4 races happen then best 7 from 10.


CGP Cheshire Grand Prix Race – none this year
NW North Wales Fell Championship Race
IC Inter-Counties Race
FvH Felsby vs Helsby Competition, the road counter is the Mold Border League on 8th April & the fell counter is Dinas Bran on 9th May.
ICFC Interclub “Fell” Championship Counters between Helsby, Spectrum, Warrington, Tattenhall &Delamere Spartans
# Team Relays races organised & between by all the clubs in ICC

And finally another date for the Fell Running Diary

Sat 19/10/2019 TBA British Fell Relay Championships
Peak District

Once again we will be submitting as many teams of 6 for this this event as we have runners and are allowed!

IMPORTANT: please see websites for entering and race details and to check start times.

A version suitable for your desk or the home notice board of the Helsby RC summer 2019 club counters is available here.