2014/15 championship winners

We’re delighted to announce the following winners of the 2014 road and fell championships and the 2014/15 XC and Border’s League winners. Congratulation all on your trophies, representing a lot of dedication and hard work. Thanks also to everyone else for taking part — you’re all winners!

Roads Championship
2014 Men’s Champion Colin Thompson
2014 Men’s Runner Up Roy Gaskill
2014 Men’s Senior Winner Stephen Wiggins
2014 Men’s V40 Winner Dave Madders
2014 Men’s V50 Winner Ian Landucci
2014 Men’s V60 Winner Geoff Shaw
2014 Ladies Champion Joanne Lacking
2014 Ladies Runner Up Louise McEveley
2014 Ladies V50 Winner Carol Shaw
Fells Championship
2014 Men’s Champion Jim O’Hara
2014 Men’s Runner Up Phil Gillard
2014 Men’s Senior Winner Chris Baynham-Hughes
2014 Men’s V40 Winner Paul Foster
2014 Men’s V45 Winner Steve Riley
2014 Men’s V50 Winner Dave Feakes
2014 Men’s V60 Winner Mario Foschi
2014 Ladies Winner Rachel Arnold
2014 Ladies Runner Up Jackie Keasley
2014 Ladies V35 Winner Jane Ashbrook
2014 Ladies V45 Winner Janet Robertson
Cross Country Championship
2014/15 Men’s Champion Adrian Jackson
2014/15 Men’s 2nd place Steve Riley
2014/15 Men’s 3rd place Andy Smith
2014/15 Ladies Champion Jackie Keasley
2014/15 Ladies 2nd place Jane Ashbrook
2014/15 Ladies jnt 3rd place Janet Robertson
2014/15 Ladies jnt 3rd place Vanessa Griffiths
Borders League
2014/15 Men’s Champion Colin Thompson
2014/15 Men’s 2nd place Colin Bishop
2014/15 Men’s 3rd place Adam Gordon
2014/15 Ladies Champion Carol Shaw
2014/15 Ladies 2nd place Joanne Lacking
2014/15 Ladies 3rd place Shan McCarthy
Club Champions
2014/15 Men’s Club Champion Colin Thompson
2014/15 Ladies Club Champion Joanne Lacking
2014/15 Most Improved Man Colin Bishop
2014/15 Most Improved Lady Emma Barnes
2014/15 Greatest Comeback Adrian Jackson
2014/15 Joe Beswick Runner’s Runner Steve Wiggins

The full spreadsheet is here, together with previous winners – Helsby Champs 2014-2015

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Helsby weekly round-up 23rd – 27th April 2014

Hi all

Two first places for Helsby in this week’s round-up and a race that had no results!

Wednesday night 23rd April saw the last Border League race held by Deestriders. A brief report as to the reasons why the results didn’t stand can be seen on the North Wales Blog below.

http://athleticsnorthwales.blogspot.de/2014/04/borders-league.html

Thanks to Donna Geer/Mario who took a photo of the many Helsby runners on the night as seen below. 28 were out in all for Helsby, fantastic turnout.

It was unfortunate that the race wasn’t validated and these things do happen from time to time but taking the season as a whole  it was a fantastic series of races for Helsby ladies and promotion for Helsby men is definitely a good target for Borders 2014/15 and certainly achievable.

Well done to Colin Bishop, first for his age category and to Tom DeJong picking up a 3rd junior title.

Results for the other Border League races over the previous season can be seen below.

http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

Helsby Team

Helsby Team

It was the Delamere 5k Park Run on Saturday 26th with a great 1st place by the formidable Colin Bishop (undoubtedly one of the top ten runners in the country for his age group, so we should be very proud to have him for Helsby!) and first Helsby lady was Louise McEveley. Where was everyone this week?

1 Colin BISHOP 17:55 VM50-54 85.02 % M 1 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:47 25
74 Louise MCEVELEY 25:30 VW45-49 64.18 % F 11 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 34

For full results see below:

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

Saturday was also the Warrington 5k Park Run where sole Helsby representative Colin Thompson had a silver medal position for another great run.

2 Colin THOMPSON 17:58 VM35-39 73.38 % M 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:56 36

For full results of Warrington see below

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

Saturday also saw long distance runner Chris Baynham-Hughes head for a Highland Fling. His race report below…

Saturday morning… and afternoon I decided to take on the Highland Fling (a double marathon along the West Highland way between the start of the WHW (Milngavie) and Tyndrum). It’s a very popular race despite the clash with The Fellsman and many of the familiar faces were there; I’d headed up with three Spartans and Richie Webster from Wallasey RC. The weather was forecast to be atrocious so I was delighted to start without my waterproof on and pretty much stay that way for the entire race.

My lack of race prep showed as I just didn’t’ have the miles in my legs unlike all the recent Helsby marathon heroes we keep hearing about, so after a surprisingly strong start I started to go backwards after about 20 miles. Still, I toughed it out (I can confirm that you don’t get any 50 miler for free) and focused on enjoying the scenery which was superb. It was a bit rough or “technical” underfoot around one of the lochs (earlier in the race you’d skip over it) and some of the trail was in very poor condition, but good company, well organised and one I’d certainly look to do again… but with full training next time! I finished in the top 10%, but only by virtue of it being such a big event (~800 starters), in 9 hours 45 minutes, best of all there was no ankle pain.

The first question I was asked as I passed the finish line was “Do you want a water or a beer?” My kind of race :d”

Sunday 27th April was the Radcliffe 10k Multi-terrain race and a Viking raid by Jayne Joy saw her secure a fabulous victory against some talented opposition and a PB too on an undulating course shows the sort of form she is in.

23rd                  Jayne Joy                   38.25 (1st lady)

Thanks also to Joe and Mario who were out in support on the day. For further details and results see below;

http://www.radcliffeac.org.uk/?page_id=10

http://www.ukresults.net/2014/rad10k.html

http://athleticsnorthwales.blogspot.de/2014/04/joy-back.html

A smiling Jayne Joy http://www.runningpix.co.uk/XCTrailpics/Radcliffe10K1432D/large-44.html

……and for a bit of extra reading

BBC Article. A point of View – How running has changed since the four minute mile

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27111860

Keep on running

Adair

Helsby weekly round-up 10th – 16th April 2013

Hi all
A busy week for Helsby members…
Last Wednesday saw the penultimate Border League race at Shotton, Deeside organised by Buckley Runners. With two laps of an industrial estate it was not the most scenic route but a good finish of a top path looking down on a bottom road meant we could see how the race was progressing for other Helsby runners, which helped make the later stages of the race much more interesting
There was as usual great support from Joe and Colin’s wife Jane was also out offering fantastic support on the night.
Helsby also had a couple of first place finishers, with many others in the top three for their respective age categories. Colin B and Albert brilliant as ever with another great run from Colin Thompson establishing himself at the top end of the field. It was good to see Ian Landucci back from injury too and to have so many Helsby ladies out to secure them a 3rd place in the team standings in the top division.
Now we have more consistent strength in the men’s side of the club maybe looking for Border League promotion next season or beyond can be a distinct possibility and something for the club to aim for.
25
BISHOP, Colin
32:34
1st in cat
33
THOMPSON, Colin
33:01
 
53
BROUGHTON, Adair
33:59
 
103
LANDUCCI, Ian
36:44
 
121
GASKILL, Roy
37:43
 
153
BERRY, Albert
39:05
1st in cat
163
GRIFFITHS, Vanessa
39:27
3rd in cat
167
JACKSON, Adrian
39:45
 
169
SHAW, Geoff
39:53
 
179
SHAW, Carol
40:31
2nd in cat
188
THOMPSON, John
40:56
 
189
ILLIDGE, Jenny
40:58
 
196
OWENS, Helen
41:14
 
217
ROBERTSON, Janet
42:25
 
222
BAYHAM HUGHES, Laura
42:39
 
224
SMITH, Andy
42:45
 
233
MILLER, Claire Louise
43:57
 
242
WILLIAMS, Ben
44:33
 
246
HAWKER, Nesta
45:08
 
266
FARWELL, Jo
48:26
 
270
HILDITCH, Ian
48:48
2nd in cat
275
DeJONG, Tom
50:47
 
276
SHAW, Janet
51:16
3rd in cat
Saturday was the 7th Delamere Park Run with less Helsby runners than of late but with some of the usual park runners helping out on the day saving themselves for Sunday and the Whitley 10k. Adrian was first in for Helsby for the men and Janet for the ladies. Well done to all who ran.
For full results of the Park run see the link below
22
21:28
64.52 %
M
19
First Timer!
2
 
24
21:37
68.77 %
M
21
New PB!
4
 
33
23:23
68.57 %
F
6
First Timer!
1
 
41
24:28
66.89 %
F
9
New PB!
4
 
59
25:47
69.23 %
M
43
New PB!
5
 
Andy Robinson probably did a 5k warm up just for his 37 mile run also on Saturday. This was the Calderdale Hike which Andy achieved in an impressive 7hours 40 minutes. This race was his 3rd in the RunFurther Ultra Series.
No results as yet but for more information please see the official website here
Sunday was our 2ndroad counter of the season. I’ve received a race report from Ed as below. Well done to Gareth and Carol leading the Helsby charge.
“Very windy, but nice and warm so great to be running in a vest again! 329 finishers, Helsby contingent below:
28th
40:37
Gareth
Boyd
36th
41:07
Edward
Halliwell
48th
42:46
Roy
Gaskill
67th
44:07
David
Feakes
94th
45:47
Carol
Shaw
95th
45:52
Geoff
Shaw
139th
49:22
Lesley
Feakes
172nd
51:06
Andy
Smith
193rd
52:50
Christopher
Igoe
205th
53:40
John
Gallon
208th
53:57
Alison
Meakin
213th
54:36
Jo
Farwell
243rd
57:57
Janet
Shaw
 
Carol and Geoff were 4th in their categories and Alison was 3rd in hers. Thanks to Joe and Mario for the support.”
Full results can be found here http://www.chiptiming.co.uk/
Sunday was also the Lymm 10k featuring Helsby’s Colin Bishop. Colin is in a great run of form and on a windy course managed a superb 8th from over 700 runners easily securing first in his age category in 38.04.
8th Colin Bishop 38.04 1stin age cat
I’ve not managed to find any results yet but I’ll update the blog as soon as they appear
Lymm 10k website here http://lymm.com/10k
Castle Park training continuing and we’ll update you all very soon when we can use the High School for Summer Track Training
Please let me know if I’ve missed any results
Please stay fit everyone and keep on running
Adair

Border league Sunday 16th December

Before the race started on Sunday John Driscoll spoke about Robbie Webster and we had a minute’s silence, a great gesture from the race organisor.

 

It was a good turnout for Helsby with 21 runners wearing the Green. Blue sky and little wind made for ideal running conditions but the 9.3km course still had its surprises with a good 2k on multi-terrain path rather than road. It was Impossible to run without finding a puddle but still fun nonetheless. Fantastic support as always from Joe and Mario and Colin’s wife Jane and Jenny’s parents and Sharon from Tattenhall (have to add this as I know she reads our blog!)

 

Colin, never ceasing to surprise was 1st in his age category and maybe only one race away from being 1st in for Helsby…..but we also had Albert back on form for another 1st in his age category. Jenny was 1st lady home. Special mention to Carol who also with a podium finish even full of cold.

 

This has helped to steady Helsby ladies in the 1st division and seen a jump in the mens teams rankings too. Great stuff everyone!

 

http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

 

Results for Helsby runners below:

 

27th       Adair Broughton            33.59
28th       Colin Bishop                 34.04    (1st in age category)
88th       Jim O’Hara                    37.01
97th       Ian Landucci                  37.24
98th       Ed Halliwell                   37.26
137th     Dave Feakes                 39.42
149th     Roy Gaskill                   40.09
162nd     Adrian Jackson             40.39
164th     Jim Higgins                   40.45
196th     Jenny Illidge                  40.50
176th     Albert Berry                   41.15 (1st in age category)
179th     Vanessa Griffiths          41.26
189th     Carol Shaw                   41.49 (3rd in age category)
208th     Geoff Shaw                  42.58
228th     Tom deJong                 44.15
231st     Andy Smith                   44.56
233rd     Mike Searle                   45.15
234th     Lesley Feakes               45.25
252nd     Sally Parkinson           46.48
254th     Graham Lloyd               46.56
294th     Betty Grieve                  52.52

 

Next Borders is Sunday 13th January, a nice warm-up before the Helsby Half, 11.00am at Birkenhead Park, details will be sent out nearer the time.

 

Look forward to see everyone at the Handicap and Joe and the Olympic helpers tomorrow night.

 

Please also note there is now a short break on Monday night training at Castle Park to begin again Monday 14th January.

 

Remember to let me know if you are interested in running in the Cheshire Champs XC on 5th January. Will need age category ,name, DOB and address if so.

 

Regards

 

Adair

 

Border league race 6 results – deeside

Thanks to all those who ran at the Border League Race on Sunday. A short course of 4.5 miles but with a decent hill to test the legs and lungs and even a synthetic running track lap for those with a pacy finish to a race. Positions and times attached.

Congratulations to Janet Shaw for 1st in her age category, while husband Geoff took the easy option of the Wilmslow Half! Consistent running by Robbie too for a 2nd place.

http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

28th BROUGHTON, Adair 26:04 14
42nd LANDUCCI, Ian 26:51 8
105th RILEY, Steve 30:20 19
137th GILLARD, Phil 32:04 26
156th HATTON, C 33:05 11
200th GRIEVE, Betty 38:23 5
203rd SHAW, Janet 38:39 1
214th WEBSTER, Robbie 41:36 2

Border League Race 6 @ Deeside Sunday 27th March

Hi all – Just a reminder that this Sunday is the 6th and penultimate race in the Border League Series. For those not trying the Cheshire GP Wilmslow Half then this 4.5 mile Borders league race might do the trick.

Directions and course map are available here: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

Postcode is CH5 4BR. Remember that this event is free to enter but a club vest will be required. All positions finished really do help the club in their League positions. Any questions please email or ask at the club tonight.

Regards, Adair

Border league race 4 results – details to follow

Great to see so many Helsby vests on Sunday for the Christleton Border League Race

Quite a cool and cloudy morning with a promise of rain but that did not seem to deter too many people. The course was slightly under 10k due to a slightly modified start, but once free of the housing estate quite a ‘pleasant’ run through country roads with a small muddy track 8k into the race and cobbled bridges to counter.

Gallant running from Dave Madders after cycling to the race and missing the start to finish strongly. Congratulations also to Albert Berry securing 1st position in his age category. Well done also to Nesta and Kay with very strong performances in what is their first Border league event. I’m sure we can all remember how tough that first event is!

Well done everybody as I know some members are training hard for various events and marathons approaching.

Having a full mens team and ladies team really secures our positions in the team tables and gives us something to build on.

Great support once again from Joe Beswick.

If you have any comments and thoughts about the event please add them to the blog. It’s great to have feedback.

For full results please follow the link below

http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

Race Position Mens Position Ladies Position       Age Category Position
             
42 41   BROUGHTON, Adair 35:06 SM 24
71 67   LANDUCCI, Ian 37:03 V45 11
104 97   O’HARA, Jim 38:55 SM 42
116   8 ASHBROOK, Jane 39:48 LV35 3
164 146   SHAW, Geoff 42:18 V55 12
170 151   BERRY, Albert 42:36 V65 1
187 165   SEARLE, Mike 43:53 V45 31
195   28 GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 44:23 LV45 7
205   34 SHAW, Carol 44:56 LV45 10
211 175   KIDD, Tony 45:34 V40 26
223 180   MADDERS, Dave 46:40 SM 59
251   61 GRIEVE, Betty 50:29 LV50 5
252   62 PIRALI, Kay 51:02 SL 19
253   63 HAWKER, Nesta 51:11 LV45 16
258   67 SHAW, Janet 52:33 LV55 3

Border League Race 4 – Abergele

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!!!!

And we certainly were for Race 4 of the Border League series at Abergele on Sunday. It was an out and back 5 miler along the prom between Abergele and Llandulas with a minor excursion up and down a small hill through the caravan park at the half way point. The weather was fairly kind with the rain holding off till near the end of the race and only a light breeze coming off the sea.

Helsby positions were as follows

48 ADAIR BROUGHTON 30:03
86 IAN LANDUCCI 32:36
121 GEOFF SHAW 34:25
142 PHIL GILLARD 35:30
153 CHRIS HATTON 36:10
157 ALBERT BERRY 36:19
168 ALEC ROBERTSON 36:44
169 VANESSA GRIFFITHS 36:48
201 ANDY SMITH 40:13
211 BETTY GRIEVE 41:51
220 ROBBIE WEBSTER 43:14
227 JANET SHAW 46:23

Full teams in both the men’s and ladies events meant we scored well, full details can be found at the Border League Link http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

The next race in the series will be the Wrexham Tri event on Sunday 14th March so should be a good way to sharpen up before the summer road races get underway.

Cheers,
Ian

Birkenhead Park Border League Results

Please find attached the results for the latest Border League. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lindleyjane/BorderLeagueResults/

Helsby Positions and placings as follows
27th    BROUGHTON, Adair    32:34
61st    LANDUCCI, Ian    34:15
125th    SEARLE, Mike    37:09
129th    RILEY, Steve    37:20
138th    DAVIES, Ivan    37:43
144th    SHAW, Geoff    37:54
173rd    BOYD, Gareth    38:59
185th    MADDERS, Dave    39:32
214th    GRIFFITHS, Vanessa    41:01
230th    HALLSWORTH, Mike    41:40
237th    SHAW, Carol    42:16
253rd    DOBSON, Liz    43:47
267th    GRIEVE, Betty    45:21
285th    WEBSTER, Robbie    47:43
292nd    SHAW, Janet    49:15

Please note the next Border League is at Tattenhall on 3rd January.
Many thanks to all who turned up. Let’s hope it continues.
Adair

Border League 15th November

Quick note. The next Border League race to be held by Wallasey on 15th November at 11am is actually at Birkenhead Park http://www.wallaseyathleticclub.co.uk/

Further details should appear here in due course http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/lindleyjane/BorderLeagueResults/ Let’s hope we can field full teams :d