Weekly Roundup from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th October

Not a huge amount in this week’s Halloween Blog – keep letting us know what you’ve been up to. Not everyone sees the facebook posts so its great to get your race reports sent through for everyone to see. Send them to Helsby-Race-reports@outlook.com

Remember, remember the 1st November…
 

Thanks very much to Jake Holmes for sending this report (it didn’t come in time for the week it took place but here it is a week or so late – well worth a read!) Well done Jake amazing job.. 100 miles!!!

Snowdon 100

People who’ve read my reports before will know they can go on… so for those in a hurry… “I completed Snowdon 100 Ultra on the weekend… it was great… a lot went on!”
There you go, no complaints please.   Now to return to form… and for those with some time.

There’s a 50 and a 100 mile race. Starting at 6am Saturday in Betws heads out to the hills and goes up Tryfan, Snowdon, the Glydwrs and Pen yr Olwen before heading back to Betws (finish for the 50 and half way for the 100) via a big divert to get some final ‘less hilly’ miles in. 
There were 40 or so of us on the 100 start line and when we set off I found it comfortable being up in the front group. I knew I wouldn’t be there all day but it was flat for a few miles so wanted to get those under my belt nice and quickly. The following few hours gave good climbs and pretty strong winds and rain. I’m gonna skip ahead to the last climb of the 50, Pen yr Olwen. It’s a tough one but the weather was fine and so when we (I was chatting to a couple of runners on the way up) got to the top to be told the route was being altered a bit to avoid a ridge because of the weather (it was still fine) I was pretty disappointed. 
Jump to about 45 miles and I’m running on my own back to Betws. It’s about 9pm and has been by head torch for a couple of hours. This was the hardest bit mentally… the altered course was bothering me…
‘So if we’ve just been diverted off Pen yr Olwen now, what are they going to do with the 100 route? I’ve seen the course before so what’s the point in heading out again to do what might end up only being 80miles or something? The kids are at home, you could just knock it on the head and have Sunday with them’. ‘Is this really how you want to spend your time?’ 
 
Yeh you see, bad times. 4 miles from the Betws though, a group of 5 or so head torches come bobbing along catching me. Just what was needed – a bit of chat and a good pace with some guys chuffed to be coming to the end of their race. I jumped on and picked up the pace to stay with them. Almost as soon as I did I knew I was carrying on regardless of the final distance. In Betws they crossed the line and I caught up with Wayne (Race Director) who said the weather hadn’t come in and it all looked good to do the full course. The change hadn’t reduced miles, just avoided a ridge. Great. 20 min sit down and faff and a cup of noodles and off back onto the course. 
 
Arrived at the next CP at around 1am Sunday to a sleeping marshal and to hear I was in 4th! Really?! That’s what he said so maybe but whatever I was happy I was going well and picturing maybe finishing in daylight!
 
3am and the first proper mistake: I’m on a moor and can’t find the footpath I need. It’s tiny, the bracken is big and my head torch gives me about 5metres of visibility. I give up and decide to take a bearing and just go for it. The next 40 mins is a battle of stomping through bracken scratching the hell out of my legs and making v slow progress down to the reservoir. I got there but it was not the smartest thing to do. I saw a head torch on the hill behind me. I’d lost a good half hour I reckon.
 
6:30am: through the next checkpoint, where they were reviewing incoming weather, and I was half way up Pen yr Olwen again before they decided.. I saw the head torch behind me again and so when I got to the face of bouldery rocky type terrain near the top, I just took up it scrambling without much planning. This was the second mistake. I did well and got high then looked up to think… well I can’t go up that bit… then turned to see.. well I can’t go back down the way I’ve just come. Oh bugger. 
 
I then spent what felt like an hour of traversing, going up a bit, down a bit, kept coming to dead ends. Cloud came in, visibility dropped and the rock and moss got soaking wet. I’d spend 10minutes getting to a spot to then think… ‘woh…. can I do that… but there’s nothing to hold and that’s too far down. Dammit..’ and I’d have to turn around. I genuinely felt stuck there for a minute. Had a word with myself and managed to get back down. Took a closer look at the gpx and found the path which was further round, still steep, but all doable. When I got to the top the relief was pretty big but I knew I’d just lost an hour and that head torch guy must have passed me. Still, it was done. 33 to go.
 

A couple hours of running through the weather the marshals had been expecting (70mph wind and rain had arrived on the Carneddau and they’d stopped other runners coming up) and I see someone running towards me!? It’s Paul Cunningham! Came along at just the right time… it had been pretty hard since about 2am and I reckon it was on its way to 11am now so a smiley face (I don’t think he has any other type) was just the ticket.
The other thing that happened about now was I started getting pains up my right ankle. I don’t remember a specific moment but it quickly had me walking. I thought it’d be something to run off but for now it was fairly slow progress – Paul kept the pace up, pointing the way… and mostly in the right direction 🙂 . 
The stretch from the next CP was along the valley on a good path. John (head torch guy) and I were there at the same time but he set off running 5mins before me and I knew I had a walk ahead so let him go. Lots going on in my head now, mostly along the lines of ’30 miles is a long way to walk… so you’re not going to do that’. After a few miles of hiking at a decent pace, with the poles being invaluable, I gave myself targets of hobble/running to the next tree… and then I’d get there and change the tree I was aiming for. Quite soon I was running again (with a bit of pain) and when I caught John before the next CP I was mentally back in a great place.
 
85mile CP marshal: “How are you feeling?”
Me: “Yeh great thanks”
Marshal: “Good, ok so we’ve changed the route because of the weather and everyone’s going down the valley”
 
There was only one mountain left! And the weather wasn’t bad. I was ready to have a moment after going through all this to get this close and potentially not do the full course. The CP manager was switched on though and when she realised me and John were two of 6 who’d so far done the full course, she let us go up. John had been suffering on the last leg though and he didn’t want to so off I headed while the rest of the field stayed low toward Betws.
It was great to know there were no more chances of route alterations and I had the full course in the bag. It was windy again up top but dry and after what took longer than expected, I followed a ridge down back to the valley at Capel Curig as it turned dark.
Ok now it started to get a bit weird. 90 miles done I’d been going for about 38 hours so was pretty tired. Hadn’t seen anyone for 3 hours and now all I can see is the bit of trail lit by the head torch surrounded by dark. Running water had been the constant sound for a lot of the race and even more here where most of the paths were streams. I suppose your mind just starts to create things for you to think about other than the cycle of ‘where’s your next step’, ‘is this the right way’, ‘is your ankle still ok’. That’s when in the corner of my eye I saw a guy in a white hoody standing about 10metres away. It didn’t immediately freak me out. I knew there was no-one there. I’d heard about lack of sleep and extended running causing hallucinations so thought maybe this is where we are then… though I definitely wasn’t looking for one! I stopped and turned to look straight at it, and at that point he turned away so I could see his back. I mean what the f*@k. I looked back at the trail and he turned back to face me again. Ok now I was freaked out. I looked back at it and it turned again. It was obviously a tree, or a rock or something, but no matter how much I knew that… I could not stop it looking like a guy standing there. 
 
I ran on. I was ok with it at the time… partly because I knew it wasn’t there… and partly I think cause I was knackered and didn’t have the energy to let it bother me. Thinking about it freaks me out more now than it did at the time. Soon after this though I started seeing things in everything. It was a bit like when a cloud looks like something, but I didn’t need to think about it… it just was something the second I looked at it. A bush would be a deer… over here something would look two rabbits playing chess… leaves on the floor would have smiley faces on them, there’s be a doll lying in the path up ahead etc. I’d have to get on top of them before they turned back to the leaves or rocks or whatever they were. I knew it was just something to do to break up the hours so again I was kind of ok with it but it was a bit much at times. The only times it did make my hairs stand on end were the couple of other times I saw a person. Always just a dark shape in the trees or down by the river or something, but again, once I thought I’d seen it, I couldn’t make it look like anything else. Lack of things to think about for so long… mixed in with the tiredness and the dim light from the head torch. Whatever – very weird!
 
Into the last 2 or 3 miles… ‘thank god’ I hear you say… I was saying something similar. It went on for longer than I thought it would. Misty so you still couldn’t see much but it was a decent path just following the river in. I started to question whether I’d passed Betws. Now for anyone who hasn’t been, Betws y Coed is a town with shops, hotels, pubs, a train station… you can’t miss it. Check of the phone and the watch and I could see I was on track, but I still wasn’t convinced. There was a footpath about 5m down to the right… “maybe I should be on that?” It would make no difference at all but this is what I was what was going through my head. I looked back at the path I was on and there was an inflatable penguin lying on its side.
 
OH FOR GOD SAKE!…. I JUST WANNA FINISH.
 
There was no penguin. A second after and it had turned back to the boulder it always was.
10 mins later and I’m running across the green and under the finish line banners (to take 6th place!) 41 hours after I started. My wife and a mate had come down to pick me up. It was great to see people I knew, but also I might have still been asleep in my car now if they hadn’t! I’d been hobbling quite a bit for the last few hours but straightened up for the finish of course. Soon after I couldn’t put any weight on my ankle. Next day it was worse. Sprain. Ice and crutches for a bit then.
 
Finished it though… and overall… loved it. This time last year a 15 miles was the furthest I’d run off road… now there’s a 100 miler ticked off  

Clwydian Hills Fell Race 

I am attaching a couple of photos of Sundays Clwydian Hills Fell Race that Andy Smith posted on Facebook – I was due to do it too but was struck down with a horrible bug. It looked absolutely beautiful. Well done everyone! Very jealous.

That’s all folks.. keep em coming in please..

BYE

Weekly blog 14 Oct to 20th Oct

 

Just a couple of notices this week, the first from Jackie and the second from Fitzy.

Next Saturday 26th October, 10-2,  at Elton Community Centre there is a KWIC Pop-in. Keeping Well In the Community. 
If you can spare half an hour or please pop down and support me running a HRC stand to promote the benefits of running to Physical & Mental Health  for all.

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Thanks
Jackie

Christmas party time, what date is best for people, will go with the most popular? Usual night, Helter Skelter for 7.30pm then onto wherever the night takes us, normally wherever Karaoke is on.

Fri 29th Nov
Fri 6th Dec
Sat 7th Dec
Fri 13th Dec

Please email me with your choice if you are looking to attend. Sat 7th is the popular option at the minute

<fitzpatrick_chris@hotmail.com

Thanks
Fitzy

parkrun

Full results for Helsby members can be found at the link below. This week’s highlight was a win for Darren Sankey at Knowsley parkrun

https://tinyurl.com/y2lncx2p

Cheers
Gaz

Helsby RC weekly round-up. Monday 7/10/19 to Sunday 13/10/19

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to those of you who have sent something to the inbox. Please remember to send any contributions to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com.

Upcoming Events

A reminder that the next 4VHM meeting will be on Wednesday 23/10/19 at 8pm at the clubhouse.

This coming coming Sunday is the first race of the North West XC League at Beacon Park (snapshot below). But don’t forget that you can see all our local races on our race calendar:  https://helsbyrunningclub.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/helsby_rc_calendar-31-07-2019.pdf

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Racing News

Borders League – Race 1: Caernarfon – Sunday, 13th October 2019

Thanks to Richard Hankins for sending in a report on the 1st Borders League Fixture of the year:

Fitzy begged pleaded and eventually resorted to doughnuts to encourage the faithful down to Caernarfon. The furthest of the races in the Border League we always worry that we’ll struggle for numbers. Even Hannah Cowley joined in the pre-race encouragement via Facebook. On the day 18 Helsby men and 8 women turned out to endure the wonders of a British Autumn, despite numerous clashes, ill health etc.

It’s actually a really nice course. A couple of miles along the coast adjacent to the Menai Straits then inland and uphill for a couple of miles. There is a middle section along a relatively narrow open road with cars, vans and the odd lorry travelling in both directions. This section is a bit iffy as is the sharp and slippery left hand corner on a steep downhill at the end of it. At that point I thought I was about to start the descent and was more than a little disappointed to find another half a mile of uphill ahead of me. The finish is by the coast adjacent to the castle….a great location. That said with the driving rain it was easy to miss the views….especially if the rain had forced you to take your glasses off and you could no longer differentiate between the local PCSO and a runner for Chester Tri.

Hannah Cowley definitively demonstrated a return to form finishing a comfortable two minutes ahead of the second lady and achieving the course record. The rest of the ladies team ran admirably and they came third on the day. We’re looking forward to more success this year for the ladies…perhaps a team championship win is possible?

The men were led home by Mr Borders himself, Fitzy, in an impressive 35:52 followed by solid results for Nathan Woods and Kevin Smith. I knew the men’s team were in trouble when I came in 4th counter having proudly held P.11 for the team for the past four years. We did well for numbers and enthusiasm but the results show the speed wasn’t there across the men and we came last. But, we avoided any penalty points and we start the season in a challenging but recoverable position.

Overall, a great little event and I’d encourage anyone of any speed or level of experience to make these events. They’re free and friendly, real grassroots sport at a regional level.

Richard Hankins

Full results from Caernarfon are HERE

Palma Half Marathon – Sunday 13th October 2019

Thanks to Debbie Read for sending in a report from her race in Palma over the weekend:

Well I survived!
On what was an unseasonably hot Sunday I took part in the Palma half marathon.
A very well organised event, there was a choice of entering the 10k, half marathon or marathon, all starting in front of the iconic Palma Cathedral.
Having looked at the courses the 10k was a straight forward out and back along the seafront and marina.thumbnail_IMG_2219
The half marathon continued on into the historic part of the city and the marathon was 2 laps. I chose the half purely for the scenic old town.

Loving running on trails and woods, I was giving up the will to run after about 6k, what with the relentless tarmac/concrete but most of all the exposed sun and unforgiving heat.thumbnail_image1Despite taking full advantage of the sponges and water at every water station I was overheating and was truly regretting having entered, asking myself why I’d entered such a long road race. Heading back towards the cathedral and considering dropping out at the 10k mark I heard a “Green Army! Oh, it’s Debbie” shout from a runner heading their way out – it was ex Green Army member Tanya! Well that gave me the boost I needed.

At 12k we turned into the old town where the course zig zagged and meandered through a mixture of narrow cobbled alleys, wide boulevards and the ring road, however they were mostly in the shade and I got my mojo back and actually started to enjoy myself.
Although I’d trained for the race, given the conditions it was never going to be about the time, just to finish, which I’m pleased I did. 2:06

Palma is a lovely city and I’d recommend visiting it, just maybe not to run 13 miles on Tarmac, concrete and stone in a heatwave when you’re a forest trail lovin’ kind of gal.

Parkrun – Saturday 12th October 2019

Well done everyone who did a park run at the weekend. Our consolidated club results can be seen HERE

That’s all for this week. If anyone still has something to contribute from the weekend then please do still send it in and we will include it in the next round-up.

Cheers,

Jim

 

Helsby RC weekly round up 30th Sept to 6th Oct

First up, a quick mention that the Borders League starts on Sunday, 13th with the first race being held in Caernarfon.

“Shout out to anyone thinking about coming to Caernarfon on Sunday for the first borders league race, it would be great to see you there. Yes it’s a bit of a hike to get there, but don’t think “we’ll be ok plenty will turn up” we need absolutely everyone possible to turn up, I’m a little worried we are struggling for full teams right now, so the more the merrier

Post code is LL54 5RP, full details on the Borders league website, sure if anyone wants to car share post Facebook and people can meet at the club. If any of the Felsby crew want to help us out it would be really appreciated, perfect prep for the relays a week later.”

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Hopefully see you all there, Fitzy


Three fabulous race reports to share this week, from Geoff Collins, Trevor Lewis, and Ben Tumilty, thank you all.

First Geoff and the Race Report for Carlam Ceiriog Canter Fell Race, 5 October.

This was our last club fell counter race of the year, with just five of us from Helsby of around 40 runners.  A race where Helsby took away two age category prizes.  Glyn Ceiriog is a small village about 3.5 miles south west of Llangollen.  The race starting and finishing at the Canolfan Ceirog Centre.  This was a good facility with a café, sports hall, decent toilets and plenty of parking spaces.  Lots of lovely cake soup hot drinks too.

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It did mean there was a bit of tarmac either end of the race.  Once through the village the route takes a very rough eroded unmade ‘road’ steeply uphill into the Berwyn mountains.  This seemed more like a river bed in places, judging by the amount of water coming down it!

Clear of the unmade road, across a proper tarmac road, and then we continued uphill on what looked more like a moorland fell.  We were aiming for the 1834 feet high Vivod Mountain.  I’d been told the views would be good.  Unfortunately the weather front was moving in quickly no views today. There were stiles too, one near the mountain was a bit awkward which seemed massively high.  A short descent back down before the path before a left turn takes you out over the heather moor slowly descending.  Sue really enjoyed this bit!  It was really hard work forcing your way through/over the deep tufts of heather.  It got better though, some really fast bits over good ground through fields.  I think this is where the race gets its Canter name from.

A final descent down the steepish hill side under the trees back to the tarmac to finish.  I liked this 7km race a lot.

At the time of writing no race results yet, but the Helsby finishing order was;

Adam Gordon 4th (first male V40)

Kevin Smith

Geoff Collins

Sue Buck (first lady V50)

Nesta Hawker.

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Race report from Abersoch Half by Trevor.

“A friend who lives just outside Abersoch said she was planning to run this race this year as part of a ‘Triple Crown’ series of races.

The Triple Crown consists of a 10k & Olympic distance triathlon, which usually take place in Abersoch in May & June. The trio of races is topped-off with a Half Marathon that usually runs in September. You can enter all 3, 2 or individual events in the series. I often run Warrington HM in September but couldn’t last weekend so, over a few drinks (when a lot of rash decisions are made) I had my arm twisted by my friend. 

I’ve learnt my lesson well with Welsh Races. If a lilting voice from the valleys tells me ‘Its not so bad you know; it’s gently undulating’ I interpret that as ‘it’s full of massive hills and you’ll probably need oxygen at the end’. 

Therefore I put a lot of hills into my training & also entered Helsby’s hilly Half Marathon road counter in Conwy in early August to help prepare. 

I’m so very glad I did. 

If anyone knows Abersoch at all the route took in a start on Lon Pen Cai down the road from The Vaynol Pub & Zinc restaurant. The route then took in traffic-free B-roads down to Sarn Bach. After the first 3 miles there was a sharp turn to the right at which point a challenging sea breeze met you full on.  There followed some steep ‘ups and downs’ up into Llanengan. 

There were some turns towards ‘Hell’s Mouth’ – a popular spot for surfers. There was a gruelling rise at miles 6-7 towards Llangian after which the course performed a ‘figure of 8’ looping back to Rhydolion, back towards Llanengan through country roads that at mile 12 took you right past Abersoch Golf Club complete with Saturday morning golfers loudly cheering you on which was a bit surreal as golfers normally prefer a quiet atmosphere on the greens but it was great motivation nevertheless. 

Arguably the toughest part of the race came at the end. There was just under a mile of running on Abersoch beach, the sand was hard work but the worst aspect of it was having to run perpendicular to about 20 wooden beach walls/groynes. 

Depending on how much sand had drifted alongside them this meant having to hurdle a height of between a 1 to 2ft to get over them. 

Essentially the run to the finishing line was a ‘beach steeplechase’.

The run consisted of a small field of only 260 runners I managed to come in at number 38 in 1h 41” which I was delighted with in the conditions. 

It’s not a PB course by any stretch of the imagination, I’d suggest you add 5-10mins to your time for a flat HM. 

The standard was high with lots of local running clubs represented; the were some hardened, experienced ‘mountain goats’ competing and as an indicator, despite the hills, I didn’t observe a single runner slow down to walk at any point. 

I arrived in Abersoch on the Friday night & the race HQ was adjacent to the Vaynol Pub and registration was quick and easy. There were plenty of runners milling about Abersoch on the Friday night easily distinguishable by us carrying our race numbers and t-shirts and quite a few including myself having (non-alcoholic I hasten to add) pre-race drinks in The Vaynol Pub so there was a real buzz about the place and some really good chat. After driving straight to Abersoch from work on Friday afternoon combined with the sea air I slept like a log. 

The weather report predicted a sunny 23 degrees for race day and it wasn’t wrong, it was very hot. 

This was mitigated by a sea breeze which was noticeable at various points particularly near Hell’s Mouth and also along the beach. There was also a high hedge line along a great number of the roads so there was a good amount of shade throughout. 

The Half Marathon was preceded by a children’s 2k race on the beach and lots of families competed so there was a fabulous atmosphere. 

To summarise; Abersoch Half Marathon is hilly, it’s well-organised, the setting is stunning and the locals are really friendly. It’s a quiet, almost sleepy race, it’s well-marshalled with ample water stations. 

It’s a 2 and a half hour drive each way from Helsby/Frodsham so an overnight stay is probably required if you don’t want to be groggy & car-shaped on the start line. I would highly recommend this race and will definitely run it again in the future”

Our third race report comes from Ben and his first marathon – well done Ben, great achievement.

Chester Marathon, 6th October

I’d been umming and ahhing about my first marathon for well over half a year. About 10 weeks out, I had a look at Chester and I got lucky – someone looking to pull out transferred their place to me for the starting price.

10 weeks of quickly upping my mileage, a bruised foot, and a week’s holiday in Lanzagrotty later, race day arrives and I start to brick it. A longest training run of 20 miles – just another 10K to find at the end of that; no biggie, right?

After what felt like hours of waiting, we set off from the revised starting point. The first 6 miles were into a ridiculous headwind. Fabulous. I ran the first 9 miles with a friend a little slower than me who started to struggle at this point, so being a marathon novice I thought it a great idea to try and “make up time”. What followed was 4 miles at a decent pace, and then 9 miles of running in treacle, having to do that funny-looking power-walk thing because I was knackered, and miles I can’t begin to describe – most likely due to subconsciously blanking them out of my mind to pretend they didn’t happen!

It got to a little over 3 miles from the finish; heading back into Chester, “it’s just a parkrun now Ben!” I repeated to myself. Turns out, a parkrun is hard work after over 3 hours of running…

I got to just under 2 miles out and my legs started to convulse – swinging between stiffening up and turning to jelly. I had to ring Lauren to make her talk to me so I didn’t stop. They’re not wrong when they say the last few miles are hell – particularly when the organisers kindly stick what definitely felt like a massive hill at the end of it!

4:13:37 chip time. That in itself is something I’m massively pleased with; but more importantly I’m on the marathon board, and ready to take on the next one – but maybe not for a few months yeah?


Finally a request from Fitzy for those who took part in the DIRT relays: a short survey, and the possibility of winning £500 vouchers

I’ve been asked by Forestry England to circulate this survey to your team members please.

https://www.pages05.net/forestrycommission/activeforests/2019-20/PhysicalActivity19

Below is some information for your event participants to encourage people to complete the survey and also to go on your social media. Please see below.

“Thank you for taking part in our survey. The information you provide will really help us to develop and improve your forest experience. The information you provide will be analysed by the Forestry England research team to explore the types of activities people undertake, their motivations for being physical active and the benefits they gain from outdoor physical exercise in a woodland environment. If you have taken part in a group, please forward this survey to other members..

This survey usually takes 3 mins to complete. By completing the survey your email address will be entered into a draw to win a £200 Go Outdoors voucher, with 5 runners-up receiving annual membership to their local forest. Terms and conditions apply.

Your email address is required in order to submit the survey. It will not be used for marketing purposes but it will be used to contact you about the competition and follow up survey after which it will be deleted. We will not share your contact details with any third parties. By providing us with this information and submitting your email address you are consenting to us using it for the purposes described above.”

 

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 🙂

Helsby RC Weekly Round-up 23rd to 29th Sept 2019

Hi everyone

Just a short blog this week as there were no reports in the inbox so just the 10k TT results from last Wednesday. Remember, if you have raced and would like to write a few words please fire it over to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com.

Firstly just few words from Laura regarding the 4VHM…

Hi all

I am really sorry but I need to change to date of the next 4VHM meeting to Wednesday 23rd October @8pm at the club. Hope you can all make the new date.

Thanks
Laura

10k Time Trial

A big thank you to everyone who turned up to the 10k time trial on the Greenway last Wednesday, 7 of you towed the line! A fabulous run from Kevin Smith saw him take the chequered flag and sneak under 40 minutes (39.05) and a congratulations to Karen Bell who was our first lady back in 56.58 and I believe this was big a PB for her!

We also had a few runners from Helens improvers group too and some had never ran the distance before so well done to everyone for putting in a big effort. As always it wouldn’t be possible without the team so thank you to Tim Palmer (timing), Phil Gillard (tags), Helen Owens (tail runner) and Ben Tumilty (marshal).

Results

  1. Kevin Smith  39.05
  2. Jim Jones  46.07
  3. Karen Bell  56.38 (first lady)
  4. Lauren Cooke  57.30
  5. Steve Currie  1.01.31
  6. Stacey Andrew  1.03.59
  7. Marian Currie  1.08.08

The next TT will be on 30th October, hopefully see you all there 🙂

parkrun

Please find a link to the consolidated results from last Saturday’s parkrun. Well done to everyone who took part!

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

That’s all folks, keep on running!

Cheers
Col T