Firstly, thank you to the lads for eagerly welcoming myself and Susie to the blogging team. For those who don’t know me (as I’ve only been in the club for a year) here I am soaked through to my very core in crazy committed runner style at the NW road relays at Delamere and on a pleasant summer evening at the Chester Spring 5.
So, now we’ve been introduced, on with the business…
- Subs are due by 30th June.
Those who haven’t paid by this date will be deemed to have resigned from the club (and from England Athletics). Contact Tim Palmer if you need a payment link.
- Friday 14th – Club Presentation Evening and BBQ, 6.30pm at the club
email Louise HelsbyRCSocial@outlook.com with numbers incl. if any vegetarians, and please bring a salad or a dessert – hope to see you all there
- Wednesday 19th – Robbie Webster’s Wobbler, 7.30pm at Forest Hills car park
email Chris@baynham-hughes.com if you can help out with the event
First up we have two reports on “Up The Beast”!
Up The Beast
by Debbie Reead
11 Helsby vests turned up for Up The Beast, a fell race not far from Loggerheads.
It’s only just over 4 miles long but it’s a tough, challenging run with two steep ascents, some steep downhills and a lovely start and finish running through the woods. If you take the opportunity there are some stunning views to be had from the top.
Helsby ladies did well with Laura being 3rd lady home and Chris winning her age category.
Up The Beast
by Laura Baynham-Hughes
Up the Beast fell race last Wednesday saw a good green army turnout. Although alas no sack of potatoes this year for being club with biggest team (Buckley were triumphant this time).
This is a great local race with a bit of everything – starting on a track through the woods we were treated to rocky climbs, grassy descents, wooded trails and a finish line next to a pub. Froddy continued his track record of getting a bit lost in the woods -at least I wasn’t following him this time!!
Well done to Christine who picked up V60 prize and I was pleased with 3rd lady and obligatory bottle of vino. Full results not out yet.
Deestriders Off Road Series: race 1
by Debbie Read
Just 2 Helsby vests, me and Ben, turned up for the 1st race in Deestriders Off Road Series on Thursday evening.
Starting and finishing at the recreational fields of the former TATA Sports and Social Club just past the ice rink at Deeside. CH5 1PY
The race is just over 4.5 miles long and has a XC feel about it so those of you that have never done cross country before this would be an excellent introduction for you. Being as it’s summer there’s very little mud, it’s flat (bar a couple of banks going into the embankment) and like most XC races there a couple of laps of the field to start (helps thin the runners out before the course narrows) then 2 laps of the course, along the River Dee towards Connahs Quay, across some fields, into the woods, back towards the start, along the embankment, do it all again then a lap of the field to the finish. Very well marshalled and great encouragement along the way.
The next race in the series is Thursday 7:30 4th July, entries available on the night.
Double Sandstone Trail run
Special mention to Gaz O’Connor and Paul Cunningham for their amazing 68 mile double Sandstone Trail run which took them from Frodsham to Whitchurch and then back to Frodsham. Starting at 5am, they reached Whitchurch at 2pm and were back in Frodsham at about 10.30pm just in time for last orders. Tremendous effort guys!
Please find the consolidated Helsby RC results for last week’s parkruns, well done to all members who took part.
And finally, thank you to Jackie for representing the club at the Parish Council meeting on Monday at which they confirmed their commitment to fund £100,000 towards the new club.
That’s all folks – thanks for the great reports, keep them coming.
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