Free Nike events – 12 August

The Nike Outlet store have been in touch with news of some free events next month:

Hello, I am Anthony Robertson and I am the Assistant Head Coach at Nike Cheshire Oaks. I am emailing to ask if any of your runners would like to be involved in a free running event we are hosting on the 12th August, with 3 distance disciplines — 2.5km, 5km, and 10km.

Usually these distance events would require an entry or admin fee, ours does not. This presents a great opportunity to the runners of Wirral and Cheshire to benefit from either a new experience of running in an event either for the first time, using it to test themselves in an already accomplished distance, or challenge themselves to run harder and further than before in a competitive environment.

The event itself is being run by a professional race day orgainiser, and there will be free bibs and medals for all runners. That, coupled with the fact that there will be free refreshments, running advisors and personal trainers on site to assist or dish out advice should make it a great day for all involved. I have attached the map of the route and the information posters for you.

The 5 and 10k start at 11am, the 2.5k starts at 1pm. Please arrive in plenty of time beforehand.

Kind Regards

Anthony Robertson/Adam Smart

Nike Cheshire Oaks

0151 3571252

High Legh 10k — 26 Feb 2012

Chris Lees, from our new friends at Lymm Runners has been in touch. He’s also Race Director for the High Legh 10k…

Hi all – As the new Race Director for the 2012 event, I thought I would email the many running and athletic clubs local to the race direct. Please find attached a PDF with details about the race, which is now in its 5th year.

I hope you can distribute the details amongst your club and it would be great to see you on the start line in February. It is a very friendly community event with a fast road course predominantly on quiet country lanes. We are also putting together a decent goody bag for your efforts.

Many regards,
Chris Lees, Race Director

Download information sheet >> ROBERT MOFFAT MEMORIAL info sheet

Guilden sutton six

A new race to me, and a good one. This long-standing race started life as a 6 miler and later mutated into a metric 10k. Well organised by West Cheshire, with kilometre markers all the way around, making it easy to gauge your efforts.

Starting in the village, with the now traditional ‘traffic management’ faff, we were soon off on a short lap followed by a bigger anti-clockwise loop. For the most part we ran on quiet country lanes with a brief excursion down the footpath of the main A51, where the noise came as a rude shock. By the time we were back on the lanes we were all digging in for the last 2k to the finish, where the main hilly challenges of the course (in truth only minor) made themselves felt. The final little rise up to the finish seemed harder than it should have been, especially when you’re conscious of the runner behind closing in!

Helsby turnouts from Adair, Ian, Steve, Geoff, Adrian, Carol and Janet in what was the penultimate road series counter. A PB for Adair with a few seconds off an already impressive best for the distance. Great morning for running! A still day and actually quite warm.

Full results can be found at the link below

Helsby positions and times as follows

16th         Adair Broughton               35.41
45th         Ian Landucci                       38.39
102nd      Steve Riley                          43.53
103rd      Geoff Shaw                        44.06
133rd      Carol Shaw                          46.09
138th      Adrian Jackson                  46.55
194th      Janet Shaw                         55.20.