Helsby weekly round-up 4th – 8th June 2014

Hi all

Plenty of action this week.

Wednesday 4th June saw the Boars Head Hill Race in Cheshire with sole representative for Helsby Phil Gillard in fine form. Full results and race report available at the website linked below.

132nd     Phil Gillard                                65.05

http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

Wednesday night was also the Birkenhead 5 miler organised by Wirral AC in Birkenhead Park and the Helsby contingent were led home by Paul Frodsham who was also 1st in his age cat. Looks like many PB’s were achieved so please check the official results as below. Well done also to Alison Butler who runs with Jane, as this was her first race!

39th       Paul Frodsham                          31.34 (1st in age cat)
41st       Gary O’Connor                          31.49
55th       Phillip Roberts                          33.43
60th       Jane Ashbrook                          34.12
77th       Joanne Lacking                         35.13 (PB)
84th       Laura Baynhan-Hughes              35.50 (PB)
91st       David Hartley                            36.45
118th     David Wiggins                          42.25
122nd     Shan McCarthy                          43.07 (PB)
133rd     Donna Geer                              46.57

http://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/resultslookup.aspx

Thursday 5th June saw Race 1 of the 4 race Off-road Deestriders Multi-terrain series with a good turnout for Helsby. Captain Colin Thompson led from the front to secure 5th overall and other performances bode well for Helsby individuals to do well in the competition. It is an athlete’s best 3 of the 4 performances that count so it is still possible to do the series.

5th         Colin Thompson                        28.03
9th         Jim O’Hara                                28.42
13th       Derek Morris                             29.28
20th       James Hughes                        30.53
32nd       Tom DeJong                             33.42
36th       Adrian Jackson                        34.10

http://www.deestridersrunningclub.net/Results/offroad2014.aspx

Also on Thursday was Dunham Massey where Geoff Shaw led the three Helsby runners home to finish 115th in 23.07.

115th     Geoff Shaw                              23.07
140th     John Thompson                       24.03
179th     Janet Shaw                               28.18

http://www.ukresults.net/2014/dunham1.html

Thursday night was also the Henderson’s End Fell Race and a race report from Jim Jones follows

“I couldn’t make it to the Deeside off road series on Thursday so did the Hendersons End Fell Race which was closer to where I was working. It’s a BS category event that takes in Rivington Pike and Winter Hill. Meant to be 6 mile but Garmin clocked over 7. It was a great route and well organised by Lostock AC.”

Results and route below.

56th          Jim Jones                                             67.35

http://www.lostockac.co.uk/news/hendersons-end-fell-race-2014-results/#more-5023

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/516020353

Friday night 6th June saw Paul Foster and Jamie Dowdall in the Castleton Fell Race. Paul writes “I have a lot of admiration for the castleton fell race this was my first ever fell race 4 years ago. It’s a good race with always a good turnout of over 200 runners for a Friday evening”

100th     Jamie Dowdall                          58.15 (2nd claim Helsby)
159th     Paul Foster                               1.05.12

Full Results

http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=2372

No Delamere Park Run this week but Louise McEveley had a great run to finish first Helsby runner at the Warrington Park Run Saturday 7th June followed by super running from Jane and Charlie Ashbrook.

62 Louise MCEVELEY 24:38 VW45-49 66.44 % F 7 Helsby RC First Timer! 38
111 Jane ASHBROOK 29:34 VW35-39 51.18 % F 29 Helsby RC First Timer! 24

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/warrington/results/latestresults/

It was also the 6th Halewood Merservend 5k of the year on Saturday where Roy states “very wet morning but stopped during the race but very slippery (runner fell over on the return point)”

Great running from Derek Morris saw him with a new course PB and 2nd in his age cat followed by Roy and Helen Owens also with a PB but taking first in her age category too. Well done to Helsby at this race.

11th          Derek Morris                           18.40 (2nd in age cat)
17th          Roy Gaskill                            19.28
48th          Helen Owens                         22.52 (1st in age cat)

Full results

https://sites.google.com/site/halewood5kresultsservice/home/weekly-results

At Kendle Colin Bishop had another storming run when he competed in the tough Bendrigg 10k and his race report is below”

“Just letting you know I competed in the Bendrigg 10K (Kendal) this Saturday 7th June. It was a tough road race with one hill after another, the 9k marker was kindly marked as ‘Heartbreak Hill – certainly was heart-breaking, being able to see Jane’s blue coat at the top of the hill knowing I needed to run up there to the finish!!

Weather was appalling – thunder lightening and wet underpants even before the start of the race let alone during the race. The race has been won for the past 8 years by a young local with a cracking time of around 32 minutes. Well, glad to say I came second to the young local (his time was 32 55) with what I would call a pretty reasonable time of 36.12, also getting my age category.”

No race results yet but may appear here soon

2nd        Colin Bishop                             36.12 (1st in age cat)

http://www.bendrigg.org.uk/news/Bendrigg-10k-Fun-Run

Tim Palmer ran in the Penyghent Fell Race on Saturday. Race report as follows “as we needed to be in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday evening, Jenny and I decided to do the Penyghent Fell Race (AS – 5.5m, 1650ft) organised by Settle Harriers. After a delayed start (forgotten shoes), we arrived in Horton-in-Ribblesdale to find the weather as forecast – heavy showers with the top of Penyghent in the clouds. Given the weather, Jenny (sensibly) opted not to race but just to jog up the Pennine Way to join a friend from Settle Harriers who was marshalling at Hull Pot. I opted to race, the first mile is fast as it on the road and then the climb begins – long and steep in places to the summit of Penyghent at 694m. The descent was fast and wet with differing conditions underfoot and a climb onto Whitber Hill. I finished in just under 1hr 13min.”

(Please also note that the “Penyghent Race organisers were inisting on the standard kit be carried and enforcing this by spot checks at the finish. This was announced at registration and the start. From talking to a marshall in the pub later, I believe that one runner will be dis-qualified

and reported to the FRA for not carrying full waterproof body cover.”

Thanks to Tim for that information so please when running the fells ensure that you have the right kit

If you are unsure, see Section 12 of the following document regarding kit

http://fellrunner.org.uk/pdf/committee/14_Competitors_Safety_Rules_and_Equipment.pdf

More info on the race Penyghent available at the following link

http://www.settleharriers.org/PenyghentFellRace.php

Full results should appear here in time

http://www.settleharriers.org/results/res_penyghent.htm

Saturday was the illustrious and local Sandstone Trail Race deflty organised by our very own Andy Robinson. A full report by Andy is below along with the results and apologies if I’ve missed anyone in the results. Let me know if so and i’ll update the blog. Thanks goes to all those who helped, baked or took part.

15th       Ed Halliwell                               6.01
20th       Gareth Boyd                             6.16
29th       Andy Smith                               6.42 (Mens v50 winner)
30th       Lesley Feakes                           6.46
31st       Dave Feakes                             6.46
38th       Joanne Lacking                        6.57
39th       Phillip Roberts                          6.57
67th       Ben Williams                             8.08
68th       Stephen Wiggins                       8.08
87th       Ian Hilditch                                9.00

Full results

http://www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk/STC2014-results.pdf

and race report

http://www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk/STC2014report.pdf

Lots of pictures on our flickr site.

Also on Saturday was the Welsh 1000m Race. Provisional results only at present showing position. Well done to our two intrepid fell runners Chris and Jim

27th       Chris Baynham-Hughes
38th       Jim O’Hara          

Provisional results and more information on this toughie below

http://www.welsh1000m.org/index.html

Onto Sunday 8th June which saw the Liverpool Tunnel 10k but couldn’t find any Helsby in the results this year. Let me know if I’ve missed anyone. Link to results website as below

http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/

No other results either for Sunday so a well earned rest day it seems. Please correct me if I’m wrong!

In other news.

Please note that the Lions Weaver Run has been cancelled due to lack of pre-entries.

Trail Up The Beast is on Tuesday 10th June and is one of our Inter-club Fell races so well worth attending if you can as this is a competition between the local clubs as well as being a club Fell counter! Limited car parking so please car share if possible. More details are on www.wfra.org.uk

As always, keep on running,

Adair

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Helsby weekend round-up 6th-10th june 2012

Hi all

Lots of the Helsby legs in action this last week

Phil and Jimmy were at the Boars Head Hill Race last Wednesday, their escapade also caught on video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDlHlvvV-UQ

Results for Boars Head Hill Race here

http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/results.php?id=1310

18th      Jim O’Hara     52.38
105th    Phil Gillard       65.16

Geoff, Janet Shaw and Janet Robertson were at the Bowden 5k on Thursday night, full results here

http://www.ukresults.net/2012/bowdon5k.html

103rd    Geoff Shaw                21.46
125th    Janet Robertson         22.38
167th    Janet Shaw                 26.25

Also on Thursday was the approx 5 mile Deeside Multi-terrain race with lots of rain and mud to make things interesting. Sixty nine runners out so the weather did deter a few. This was the first race in a series of four with Jayne Joy running brilliantly for her 3rd win in her last three races! Adair was 3rd.

Full results should appear here shortly

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

3rd        Adair Broughton          32.24
12th      Jayne Joy                   35.57 (1st Lady)

Saturday saw Jane Ashbrook swoop to a category position win in the Abersoch 10k, results available from TDL. Also out in a rare Helsby outing was Trevor Murphy (whose daughter was 3rd lady overall). Good effort on what is a hilly course and a windy day and the final mile along the beach.

http://www.abersoch10k.com/

http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1165

68th      Jane Ashbrook            41.06
209th    Trevor Murphy             48.30  

Chris Baynham-Hughes put a shift in on Saturday for the shortened Welsh 1000m’s with a brilliant 20th place in just over 4 hours

Chris in action here:

Full Results here: http://www.welsh1000m.org/Results%202012.pdf

You don’t need a ferry to cross the Mersey

Sunday saw our 5th Road Counter of the season with Helsby runners meeting for the start in Liverpool City Centre to run through the Wallasey tunnel to Birkenhead then along the promenade to New Brighton.

This was a big event with over 2600 runners but weather was kind on the day to help steer Helsby runners to many impressive performances, none more so than Colin Thompson smashing the 40 (and 39) minute barrier and knocking over a minute off his PB. Adrian, as determined as ever, knocked four minutes from his time last year to achieve a PB. John Thompson also gained a PB with nearly 20 seconds from his and Roy Gaskill also! Alison ran a stormer for 1st in her category as did John Gallon for 2nd in his, impressive stuff.

Let me know if I have missed your PB’s as I can always update the blog article at a later date.

Full Results here

http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1161

Helsby positions and times as below, chip time used. (A couple of names I don’t recognise!)

17th                  Adair Broughton          36.28
42nd                 Colin Thompson          38.57 (PB)
90th                  Roy Gaskill                 40.44 (PB)
190th                Adrian Jackson           42.45 (PB)
226th                Geoff Shaw                44.21
438th                John Thompson          48.21 (PB)
450th                Tom De Jong              48.41
616th                Chris Igoe                    49.37
690th                Peter Causton             50.11
864th                Alison Meakin             52.59 (1st in category)
943rd                John Gallon                 53.02 (2nd in category)
1118th              Janet Shaw                 55.59
2521st              Nichola Evans             1.18.48

 
Phil Gillard also did the Knowl Hill Fell race on Sunday. Results and photos here

http://www.rochdaleharriers.co.uk/gallery12/tde/tde/threedayevent2012.htm

83rd      Phil Gillard       1.06.27

Track training tonight at Helsby High School for those who need some light relief after watching (or instead of) England against France. Session starts 6.30pm

Tuesday night is a great race at Maeshafn (near Loggerheads) called ‘Trail Race up the Beast’. Don’t let the name put you off. The beast is just a mound of earth really. It’s less than 5 miles but does include 1500ft climb (ok so it’s a decent size mound of earth). Race starts near the Miners Arms, heads through some woods, round a quarry, back through the woods. Good race for those wanting to test their hill legs or experience what hill/fell running is about. Always a nice laid back atmosphere at this one. Start time is 7.15pm so I’d suggest leaving the club 6.00pm at the latest although if you are car sharing please make sure someone else will be there as I’ll be heading from work or home to this one

Other details here http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

If I don’t see you at track or out beasting then good luck at the club handicap!

Adair