Firstly, a message from Jackie.
Pre-entries are open for the ‘Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay’, a fell running relay around the high Patterdale skyline for teams of 8 in 4 legs on October 6th .Its limited to 70 teams and pre-entries need to be in by 9th August. Please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in being one of the team members & if we have 8 we will put in a pre-entry. Previous fell running at A &/or L advised.
Karen Horsley sent this report from Forest Park Ladies 5k Wednesday 3rd July
A warm summer’s evening welcomed 182 runners to Birchwood Forest Park for the annual 5k ladies race hosted by Spectrum Striders, apparently this was the highest turnout in the 27 year history.
There were five Helsby vests present, despite the photo only showing four – I missed the team photo having been completely oblivious to the huge green flag marking our meeting point, it’s a good job such a high level of observation isn’t required to follow the runner in front or I’d never finish a race!I
The 5k course was a good mix of woodland paths and road with enough welcoming shade to prevent overheating from the hot sun. Our ladies ran well (myself excluded) as the below results show with Kathryn making a fabulous debut to take 1st junior in a time of 25:15, and our top three finishers placing 5th in the team competition. Well done ladies.
Rachael Holden – 10th position overall and 3rd in her age category with a time of 22:36
Leah Binns – finished in 24:35 and 4th in her age category, 24th overall
Debbie Read – in 25th place and hot on the heels of Leah, Debbie finished in 24:39 and was 3rd in her age category
Kathryn Schofield, as mentioned above had a great race coming in as first junior and 29th overall
And then there was me, mid-field with a pain in my leg (whatever next?!) finishing in 32:09
Finally, a special mention of future member, Alice Willcott, who finished in a fantastic time of 26:20 and was 2nd junior home, well done Alice.
Helsby Finishers: Rachael – Leah – Debbie – Kathryn – Alice – Karen
Consolidated club parkrun results are below