It was the Wirral Multi-terrain series Race 3 at Thurstaston on Tuesday 16th September and a good showing for Helsby saw 14 runners don the green vest for a beach and trail run on a nice spot of Wirral coastline. Colin Thompson secured a top ten for first in for Helsby and a 3rd place in his category while Jenny Illidge took the female honours. Well done to Carol who was also 3rd in her age category on the night. A great effort by team Helsby and well done all.
7th Colin Thompson 29.06 (3rd in age cat)
51st Chris Baynham-Hughes 32.30
60th Adam Gordon 32.53
64th Tom DeJong 33.32
100th Jim Jones 35.31
112th Adrian Jackson 35.55
128th Steve Riley 36.54
147th Geoff Shaw 38.33
17th Jenny Illidge 35.46
18th Joanne Lacking 36.19
27th Vanessa Griffiths 37.03
37th Carol Shaw 38.34 (3rd in age cat)
38th Louise McEveley 38.45
46th Helen Owens 40.01
Helsby Mens ‘A’ team were 12th on the night and Helsby Mens ‘B’ were 34th. Helsby Ladies ‘A’ were a brilliant 5th place on the night and Helsby ‘B’ were 11th highlighting the strength in depth at the club. Well done to Carol Shaw who is currently in 2nd place in her category for the series with one race to go.
Delamere Park Run 5k number 78 on 20th September saw two Helsby vests with Jim Jones having a great run equalling his PB for 19th overall and Emma Barnes establishing a new course PB for 123rd.
|19||Jim JONES||21:14||VM45-49||68.92 %||M||19||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:14||18|
|123||Emma BARNES||28:57||VW35-39||52.50 %||F||32||Helsby RC||New PB!||9|
It was also the Warrington Park Run 5k and Helsby’s Joanne Lacking ran to a new course PB for a superb 15th overall
|15||Joanne LACKING||21:19||SW30-34||69.90 %||F||2||Helsby RC||New PB!||9|
The King Johns Castle on Saturday 20th September was our 8th Fell Counter of the season. This is a great race organised by John Linley which starts from the Raven Inn at Llanarmon yn lal. Full results can be found below. I’ve included the full results as they are not yet available online.
Well done to David Feakes and Rachel Arnold who took the full fell counter honours. In Rachel’s words “Great race, small field , homemade soup sitting outside pub at end. Don’t think he has me down as a vet 50 but came away with big box of choccies anyway ! Jane A walked a bit with sprained ankle but there were a couple I think doing their first ever fell race – ideal starter” or as Tim Palmer states “Thoroughly enjoyable”
Well done to Rachel and Jenny Palmer who were prize winners on the day and to Jen O’Hare on completion of her first fell race!
|King John’s Fell Race 2014|
|2||Rob Grantham||Cheshire Tri||M40||39.40|
|3||Geff McQueen||West Cheshire||M45||39.53|
|14||Steve Broadfoot||Knowsley Harr||M50||46.48|
|17||Neil Gerrity||Newcastle AC||M||47.55|
|23||Dylan Roberts||Wrescam Tri||M||49.44|
|26||Dave Robert Say||Denbigh||M65||51.30|
|33||Ceri Anwen Belshaw||Denbigh||F||57.45|
Sunday 21st September saw the (English Half Marathon) EHM Festival of Running 10k with an outstanding run by Colin Bishop to win by a country mile and achieve a PB of just outside 35 minutes. Brilliant stuff and photo of Colin and his trophy will be on the blog.
1st Colin Bishop 35.12 (PB)
Also as part of the same ‘event’ the EHM Festival of Running Half Marathon was the penultimate road counter for this season and attracted 12 green vests for the challenge. Colin Thompson took the full road counter points and Jane Ashbrook was first Helsby lady. Well done to to Carl and Louise who both obtained PB’s on the day and I know Adrian had trained hard for this event and was awarded with a brilliant run and time also. Well done all.
11th Colin Thompson 79.40
115th Roy Gaskill 91.50
176th Adrian Jackson 94.28
202nd Jane Ashbrook 95.41
250th Stephen Roach 98.32
257th Carl Pratt 97.40 (PB)
278th Nick Massey 98.57
318th Joanne Lacking 1.40.47
332nd Louise McEveley 1.41.11 (PB)
363rd Stephen Wiggins 1.42.03
526th Gareth Boyd 1.46.02
631st Lesley Feakes 1.49.31
735th Joe Turner 1.50.05
Full results below
It was also the Guilden Sutton Six (or Sutton Six) on Sunday which saw four Helsbians out with three under the sub-40 barrier showing that Helsby has a strong club now. Excellent effort by everyone.
13th Chris Fitzpatrick 38.07
21st Gary O’Connor 39.36
23rd Adam Gordon 39.58
71st Mike Searle 47.24
Details and results http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/Sutton6
As stated last week I will now be away for three weeks and Colin Thompson has kindly offered to do the round-up for next week Monday 29th September. If anyone finds the King Johns Castle results then please let me know over the next couple of days.
Keep on running