Wirral multiterrain series

The Wirral multi-terrain series take place in the first four Tuesdays in Sept. Various terrain such as sand, rocks, mud and hills, distances between 4 and 6 miles. The venues are:

2nd September      Roydon Park, Thurstaston, 7pm
9th September       Harrison Drive, North Wirral Coastal Park, Wallasey, 7pm
16th September     Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston, 6:30pm
23rd September     Cherry Orchard, Arrow Park, Birkenhead, 6:30pm


Entry £1. No registration, just tell the Helsby Running Co-ordinator you are here, usually Joe , I think its your best 3 races to count in the series. Great races, all recommended. To lift share for the first couple, meet at the club ready to leave at 6pm, this will give plenty of time to park up as it’s a popular race with limited parking.

Wirral multi-terrain race 4 arrowe park

Hi all

Results now out for the final Wirral MT Race of the year at Arrowe park

For full results of all the races please see www.stevesaunders.co.uk

Arrowe Park race results


42nd Ian Landucci 29.04
73rd Paul Porter 31.06
79th Roy Gaskill 31.21
85th Geoff Shaw 31.50
102nd Adrian Jackson 33.17


25th Carol Shaw 33.58
55th Janet Shaw 39.52
56th Vanessa Griffiths 39.53


Final positions for the series can be found here


Well done to Geoff Shaw for a podium finish over the series of races for a great 3rd place in his category.

Hope to see many of you there for next year and thanks for all the support during each race, especially Joe, Mario and Steph and Mick Charman for his series of photos adding a splash of colour to our blog.


Cross Country – Liverpool and District Race 1 (Arrowe Park)

This winter’s cross country season kicked off with the first race in the Liverpool and District series.

The race took place on a 6 mile, 3 lap course in Arrowe park, Wirral.

Despite heavy showers whilst driving to the event these had cleared before the start of the race and the sun broke through. This made for an excellent race on a fast course with very little mud. The race was won be Jon Mellor in 30:14 nearly 1 minute clear of the rest of the field. We were also treated to a fly past by a couple, of helicopters from the Air Craft Carrier HMS Illustrious which was docked in Liverpool. Almost as good as the Red Arrows at the Great North Run.

The results were:
76 Ian Landucci 40:06
126 Andy Smith 50:24

Full results can be found at  www.lps-athletics.co.uk/l&d/

(Though I am not sure about the spelling of my name (one of the more interesting variations)

This was the first cross country I had done for about 10 years and I’d forgotten how much fun they are. No traffic to worry about and the varied terrain on the course saw a lot more position changes during the race than you would get on a normal road race. I will definitely be getting some more in this season.

Cheers Ian