Helsby weekly round-up 3rd – 8th September 2013

Hi all

Tuesday night saw the first Multi-terrain of September at Royden Park. This race is similar in ways to Helsby, with wooded sandstone trails and some nice views over the Dee Estuary and North wales. There were less Helsby runners out than previous years, but undoubtedly that was something to do with the brilliant Robbie Webster race on the subsequent night. Results for males and females are taken separately. It is also a team event

This is the route

http://www.mapmyrun.com/gb/west-kirby-eng/mt-thurstaston-2011-route-43290368

18th      Adair Broughton          30.09 (2nd in age cat)
21
st
      Colin Thompson          30.29
99
th
      Geoff Shaw                37.13
132
nd
   Stephen Wiggins         39.53

22nd     Vanessa Griffiths        37.58
52
nd
     Louise McEvely          43.36
54
th
      Alison Meakin             44.11
67
th      Janet Shaw                 46.16 (1st
in age cat)
68
th      Betty Grieve                46.20

This made Helsby men’s team 19th on the night and Helsby ladies A team 12th and B team 27th. Hopefully we can improve on that in the subsequent races!

For full results and information on the remaining races please visit www.stevesaunders.co.uk

Wednesday night was our final Inter-club fell counter and the highly anticipated Robbie Webster Wobbler. With some brilliant planning and organisation from Chris Baynham-Hughes and his team of helpers (proper thanks will be in the full race report!) the night was definitely a success.

We’ll add a separate blog report of the race but one thing we should make known is that after some fantastic support from club members in this series Helsby managed to win the much coveted and highly prized Inter-Club trophy. This definitely highlights the current strength in depth at Helsby and something I’m sure that would have made Robbie Webster very proud.

For a quick look at results and team points and summary please visit Spectrums website here

http://spectrumstriders.org.uk/club-champs-a-results/team-competitions/inter-club-fell-competition/archive/1545-2013-race-3-frodsham-hill-race

Friday night was the final race in the Multi-terrain series at Deeside. Brilliant running from Colin Bishop saw him claim 1st in his age category over the four runs and 7th on the night. Looked like we were going to get very wet but the skies actually lightened a little and the race was in near perfect conditions. Thanks to Jane for support on the night.

7th        Colin Bishop                27.32
9
th
        Adair Broughton          27.48  

Please see here for full results

http://www.deestridersrunningclub.net/Results/offroadResults.aspx

Saturday was Delamere Park run with 5 Helsby green

41 Janet ROBERTSON 22:57 VW45-49 70.59 % F 4 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 5  
43 Carol SHAW 23:15 VW50-54 72.97 % F 5 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:22 13  
51 Louise MCEVELEY 24:11 VW45-49 66.99 % F 9 Helsby RC New PB! 7  
64 Kevin SMALLWOOD 25:15 VM40-44 54.85 % M 54 Helsby RC New PB! 2  
66 Ian HILDITCH 25:34 VM70-74 70.73 % M 56 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:32 13

Saturday was also the ‘Across Wales Walk’ with a  race report from Andy Robinson.

“  I ran the Across Wales Walk again on Saturday (my 7th consecutive year).  45 miles from Anchor Bridge near Clun in Shropshire to the seaside at Clarach Bay near Aberystwyth, taking in Plynlymon on the way.  First in was John Parry in 8:27 & I was second in 8:35.  I won’t be running fast on Wednesday night!  The weather wasn’t too bad considering how awful the forecast was, & we got good views from Plynlymon.  Head wind the whole way, but it was a great event.  Results probably won’t be posted for weeks yet..” Well done to Andy on another fabulous long distance achievement.

It was the Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon in Warrington yesterday, some good results once again for team Helsby on a hilly and windy course! Please find the results below and a link to the full results also.

(Some superb times there and well done to all who ran. This was also a club road counter.)

13th                 Colin Thompson                      80.15
27th                 Chris Fitzpatrick                      83.29
111th               Roy Gaskill                             90.56
140th               Gareth Boyd                           92.18
186th               Tom DeJong                           95.40 
282nd              Dave Feakes                          99.49
323rd               Adrian Jackson                       1.41.56
347th                Stephen Wiggins                     1.41.48
423rd               Laura Baynam Hughes           1.44.51
472nd              Lesley Feakes                         1.47.03
517th               Jason Ollier                             1.48.23
1025th             Emily Smith                            2.03.50

http://www.winningtime.co.uk/index.php?page=results

Sunday was also the Dyffrn Conwy Mountain Triathlon – a brilliant race organised by a very enthusiastic team of dedicated kayakers, runners & mountain bikers, which Jackie Keasley had entered. I’ve received a fantastic race report from Jackie so will add this to the blog as a separate article with photos so be sure you take a look at the blog!

Event details here http://www.map17events.org.uk/

As you can see a busy week was had by all at Helsby so make sure you come back to the Helsby blog to read more about the Robbie Webster Wobbler and Jackie’s Kayaking Triathlon.

Keep on running

Adair

 

Across wales walk & the dragon bites

Well done to Andy Robinson, continuing with his now legendary and consistent long distance runs, he attempted to run across Wales in one day, last Saturday! Some details here

http://www.acrosswaleswalk.co.uk/

This event sees walkers and runners heading from the England/Wales border near Clun to the coast near Aberystwyth. At 45 miles this is some challenge. Andy didn’t just complete it he came in 3rd place with a time of 8 hours and 50minutes. The joint winners were not too far ahead with 8 hours and 38 minutes. By all accounts the fastest recorded time is 8 hours so a great effort by Andy (although he has been quicker on the route by 20 minutes in much better conditions)

So if that’s navigating Wales East to West Chris Baynham-Hughes is still heading from North to South via every mountain in site, now on his 2nd day of the Dragons Back (I’d wrongly stated he was already on Day two yesterday, ooops). Reports from the website are stating it was a lot more difficult than expected for the top runners and eagled-eyed Ed has spotted who we think is Chris from the Day one photos here…can you see him too

http://www.sleepmonsters.com/racereport.php?page_action=gal&gallery_id=1735&race_id=9939&offset=18

Day one report here

http://www.dragonsbackrace.com/news/2012/09/03/The_Dragon_Bites_on_Day_One/

Chris is still accepting donations so have a look at his profile page

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Dragonsback

or offer a good luck message to him on the Helsby blog here

https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/chris-baynham-hughes-the-dragons-back/

Don’t forget it’s the start of the Wirral Multi-terrain series tonight at 7pm Royden Park, Frankby. Race is only £1 is all off road and is also a team event so the more green vests we have the better!

Adair

More long run mania

Andy Robinson’s been at it again. He’s a had a busy September, with two ultras in the space of a fortnight. Chapeau!

“At 3:15 my alarm went off, and despite all my instincts I got up, put on my running shorts and shirt and packed my camping gear into the car. Other poor souls were also wandering around wondering aloud how they’d talked themselves into this and gradually getting themselves ready for the day. Inside the hall about a hundred people were milling about, eating toast, drinking tea…”

Read the full story… https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/more-long-run-mania/