Club news and events

Here is an update on the latest club news and events…

10k Time Trials

Our winter 10k time trials are back. The first few dates are:

Wed 1st Nov Mickle Trafford Time Trial 6:30 at club – warm up to start
Wed 29th Nov Godscroft Time Trial 6:30 at club – warm up to start
Wed 13th Dec Guilden Sutton Time Trial 6:30 at club or 6:40 at start

A note of explanation: last season’s Guilden Trafford greenway route into Chester didn’t prove that popular a route with reduced numbers. Pros & Cons: it is traffic free and safe but it is a drive away from Helsby and can be a bit lonely out there in the dark dash to Chester & back. The Mickle Trafford route is narrow and was dark and that is why we stopped using it. However, the council have now put new LED street lights up and the light is much better; plus the hedges aren’t too bad. Phil has suggested a course including Godscroft Lane; a bit dark, more social as it involves loops, but again much quieter & safer. Over the next few months the plan is to test each of these routes and get feedback in order to choose the best.

Club Talks

Wed 25th Oct The High Life – Reflections on Trekking and Life in Nepal Neil Fergusson
Wed 22nd Nov Norwegian Trilogy guess who!

If anyone else has any ideas for talks next year please let Jackie Keasley know. All are after our club run in the bar with food provided for sustenance!

Christmas Handicap

Wed 20th Dec Christmas Handicap our annual festive dash to Godscroft Lane and back followed by Xmas Santa in the bar

Club Training – October 2017 Update

As of Monday 9th October, Monday evening training is in Castle Park. Meet in the top field off Netherton Drive at 6:30pm (nearest postcode: WA6 6DG).

Our Wednesday club training has now switched to the roads although a hardy group with good quality head torches will still do the hill circuit each week. For all reflective vests are required so please bring along, the club has plenty to give out so please ask first thing on a Wed if you require one. Depending on numbers, who turns up and weather conditions we will decide on the road options of Frodsham, Mickle Trafford or Elton (which has some new options due to new build roads and tracks). For the roads too a small head torch is advisable.

Club Kit – October 2017 Update
Donna as about to put in an order for more vests, training tops and hoodies, so if you have not already ordered a hoody please let Donna know asap via HRC facebook page. We have a huge stock of collectible 4VHM good quality green running socks left (£3) and club buffs (£5) so please ask when Donna is down on a Wed or contact her.