Helsby weekly update 26th June – 1st July 2013

Hi all

Last Wednesday 26th June saw Paul Foster run the 2nd Harrock Hill race of the season beating last months’ time by over a minute. No results as yet but details here


It was the Delamere Park Run on Saturday morning which saw Steve Riley first in for Helsby and 24th place followed by three rising stars in Helsby ladies section all establishing PB’s for the course! Eleven out for Helsby so it was a good local showing of the green vest.

24 Steve RILEY 22:12 VM45-49 65.39 % M 21 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:21 4  
34 Joanne LACKING 22:45 SW30-34 65.35 % F 5 Helsby RC New PB! 2  
38 Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES 23:07 VW35-39 64.89 % F 7 Helsby RC New PB! 6  
44 Helen OWENS 23:24 VW35-39 64.67 % F 8 Helsby RC New PB! 4  
54 David FEAKES 24:06 VM50-54 61.69 % M 42 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:37 7  
72 Lesley FEAKES 25:22 VW45-49 64.52 % F 17 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:15 7  
73 Louise MCEVELEY 25:25 VW45-49 63.74 % F 18 Helsby RC First Timer! 1  
80 Ian HILDITCH 25:44 VM70-74 70.27 % M 60 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:35 9  
86 Alison MEAKIN 26:23 VW55-59 71.51 % F 21 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:45 6  
131 Louise SPRUCE 42:41 SW30-34 34.67 % F 52 Helsby RC First Timer! 1  
132 Jane ASHBROOK 42:42 VW35-39 35.25 % F 53 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 9  

A little bit further than 5k in distance was the Lakes 10 Peaks race also on Saturday that saw the brilliant endurance legs and lungs of Andy Robinson on the tough 44 miles course. Brief race report from Andy below

I ran the Lakes 10 Peaks race on Saturday, which I think may be the hardest 1-day race in the country. 106 started, and 34 didn’t make it to the finish, which is the lowest drop-out rate they’ve had yet – conditions were quite good in the Lakes, which is probably why so many finished. 44 miles and 16300 feet of climbing (the way I went anyway), taking in the highest 10 peaks in the Lakes. It was a brilliant day out, and I’ll try to write a proper report for the blog when I’ve got a few minutes. I’m still pretty tired just now. I finished 8th out of 72 finishers, in 14:55:09, winner’s time 13:02:47, so I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself!” Results here.


Sunday was Callow, a race which I’m sure is fondly remembered by those who did it as a club counter last year! Taking in the four climbs of Ashes, Yearlet, Grindle and Callow in Church Stretton were Jayne and Adair. Best not put ‘autopause when stopped’ as a setting on your Garmin though as your Garmin thinks you have actually stopped as you trundle your way up the climbs.

No results as yet but they should appear here shortly


Photos on the day were taken by Alistair Tye


Sunday was also the Penny Lane Striders 10k in Liverpool

Full results here


Helsby position and times as below (with chip time)

48th                   Roy Gaskill                   41.25
56th                   Ivan Davies                   41.25
143rd                 Dave Madders              47.16
171st                 Clare-Louise Miller        48.48
198th                 Tom DeJong                 50.13

Photos of Penny Lane 10k courtesy of Mick Charman below

Clare Ivan Roy Tom

















Please also find information on Chris Baynham-Hughes blog regarding his Transvulcania race


I’ve been informed by Chris that C4 also did a documentary on it which can be watched on 4OD here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4triathlon/episode-guide/series-4/episode-5

Keep up the good work everyone