Helsby weekly round-up 8th – 9th February 2014

Hi all

Sorry for the delay this week but have had to wait for the Northwest Cross Country results to be finalised and distributed.

Delamere Park Run number 49 on Saturday 8th February saw Dave Feakes first home for Helsby in a great 23rd overall. Next home and first Helsby lady was Laura Baynham-Hughes for 32nd and a brilliant course PB. Well done to Hugh Barnes for his PB also. Nine out for Helsby in total, so well done to all who ran.

23 David FEAKES 22:18 VM50-54 67.19 % M 23 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:37 16  
32 Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES 22:46 VW35-39 66.11 % F 3 Helsby RC New PB! 12  
34 Jim JONES 22:54 VM45-49 63.39 % M 31 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:50 6  
56 Carol SHAW 24:17 VW50-54 69.87 % F 7 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:22 17  
73 Jackie KEASLEY 25:22 VW55-59 70.43 % F 10 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:39 3  
79 Hugh BARNES 26:05 JM15-19 53.35 % M 69 Helsby RC New PB! 3  
97 Lesley FEAKES 27:05 VW45-49 61.17 % F 19 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:15 19  
110 Ian HILDITCH 27:33 VM70-74 65.64 % M 88 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:21 21  
134 Louise MCEVELEY 29:26 VW45-49 55.61 % F 33 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 26  

Full results available on the link below


Sunday saw the final Northwest Cross Country XC at Birchwood and a lower turnout from all clubs than in some of the XC races this year but we had a good showing from Helsby with 11 runners in total. First man home was Colin Bishop and first Helsby lady was Vanessa. I’ve heard no reports from the race but I’m presuming it was a muddy one!

9th        Colin Bishop
      Chris Baynham-Hughes
      Steve Riley
      Dave Feakes
      Paul Foster

13th      Vanessa Griffiths
      Janet Robertson
      Rachel Arnold
      Jackie Keasley
      Leslie Feakes
th      Lizzie Thomas

Overall for the season this secured 4th place for Helsby men and 3rd place for Helsby ladies. Helsby are also teamed with Lymm and Warrington.

Full results will be on Steve Saunders website as below


It was also the Liverpool & District XC Championship Sunday 9th February at Clarkes Gardens. Well done to John Hardman sole Helsby representative. Full results attached below. Not a bad turnout considering it clashed with the Northwest XC.

96th                  John Hardman            60.29


Sunday was also the Maddog 10k at Southport with 5 out for Helsby. Race report from Colin Thompson below:

“Myself, Steve Wiggins, Helen, Jo Lacking and Clare braved the rain and gale force winds to run the Southport Maddog 10k on Sunday. This, as always, is a brilliantly organised 10k race and a personal favourite of mine. On a good day it’s one of the fastest courses around, an up and back route along the prom, but sadly everybodys time was a fair way off their best due to the terrible weather conditions. We all still had a great run though and the brave singers (Elvis is still alive and well it seems) and supporters on route was excellent and one of the best goody bags and medal at the finish was a nice end to a very enojyable race.

8th         Colin Thompson           39.:03
220th     Stephen Wiggins          47:11
288th     Joanne Lacking            46:23
384th     Claire Miller                  48:20
512th     Helen Owens                49:54



Hope everyone who managed to run enjoyed the cross country season and with some great performances this year it certainly bodes well for next year too.

As always,

Keep on running