Helsby RC weekly round up 26th Aug to 1st Sept

Welcome to all readers and welcome to the start of autumn bringing with it lots of club events to get involved in.

Sunday 8th September is the North West Road Relays, this year being held at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.  Men in teams of four with each runner completing 5km, and three runners in the women’s teams again running 5km each.

Then on Saturday 21st September, the second DIRT event is coming up, and as reigning champions in both the mens and ladies categories, we would love it if we can muster up 2-3 teams. Ideally a mens, ladies and possibly a mixed team. All details below. Please email me at fitzpatrick_chris@hotmail.com or drop me a message on Facebook to register your interest and I’ll sort the teams out. It was a brilliant event last year, and there are a few new clubs included this year so it looks like it’ll be good fun.

DIRT is the Delamere Interclub Relay Trail event, organised by Delamere Spartans. The event is a fun team event, and comprises four loops of between 4 and 8km within Delamere forest with roughly 500m of climb (1650 ft) using established paths and trails.
• Race 1: 5.1k (3.2 miles), 47m ascent: individual runner
• Race 2: 6k (4 miles), 260m ascent (850’): pairs
• Race 3: ~6-8k (4-5 miles) (note distance is approximate: runners will be given numbers of four location posts and asked to collect them in the fastest time: pairs
• Race 4: ‘Park run’: 5km (3.1 miles), 29m ascent: individual runners

The first race starts at 16.00 on Saturday 21 September 2019, with runners tagging their team mates as they finish their leg. Each race starts and finishes by the barrier at the bottom of the main path up Old Pale. Race HQ is the main car park on the left past the visitor centre.

The event is open to runners from Delamere Spartans, Helsby, Pensby Runners, Tattenhall Runners, Spectrum Striders and Wirral Vikings.

Teams can be between 3 and 6 runners, the ideal being 5 or 6. Smaller team mean that runners will have to complete more than one leg! Entry is £2.50 per runner which includes parking.

* Thank you Fitzy for the above info!

Also coming up:

  • the Wirral Multi-terrain series on Tuesday evenings through September
  • L&D cross-country league starting Saturday 12th October
  • Border League starting Sunday 13th October
  • North West cross-country league starting Sunday 20th October

Finally, Steve Riley has shared via facebook the great news that we’ve been nominated for the ‘Best Half Marathons North‘, you can vote for the 4VHM using the below link.

https://www.letsdothis.com/challengeawards/best-of-the-uk/half-marathons-north

Thank you.


Mid-Cheshire 5k (summer)

Eight Helsby runners took part in the summer 5k in Kingsley on Thursday 29th August, results as below.

Hannah Cowley  17:50
Daz Sankey  18:06
June Whitehead  19:06
Trevor Lewis  20:29
Rachael Holden  21:59
Neil Fergusson  23:35
Chris Morgan  26:31
Karen Horsley  31:59

Parkrun

Please find the consolidated Helsby RC results for last week’s parkrunners, well done to all, as well as those who volunteered on Saturday.

https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=1721

That’s all folks, this blog comes alive through your contributions, so thanks and keep the reports coming.

Email to: helsby-race-reports@outlook.com

Happy running!
Karen 🙂

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