Full weekend for Helsby runners and many thanks for those doing the double, starting with Saturday’s windy and muddy Winsford escapade to Knights Grange. (Sundays Border League results will hopefully follow shortly)
Saturday’s race was the Cheshire Championship Cross Country, quality fields with Helsby ladies once again retaining their 2nd place vets category medals spearheaded by Jane Ashbrook in a brilliant 10th place closely followed by the shockingly improving Jayne Joy not far behind in 12th.
Jane and Jayne may well be representing Cheshire in the future with these performances.
Janet who was 3rd in her category and Rachel also had strong runs to maintain their podium places for the team result. Well done ladies. Of note Helsby ladies were 4th overall so bodes well for next year.
Support was ever present in the form of Joe, Mario and Vanessa and due to separate races for the men and ladies we could also support each others races. There is a great spirit to team events.
Mens race was 10k with 4 laps, ladies 7.5k with 3 laps.
37th Adair Broughton 47.27
114th Phil Gillard 58.37
10th Jane Ashbrook 40.03
12th Jayne Joy 40.29
23rd Janet Robertson 45.26
25th Rachel Arnold 45.47
34th Jackie Keasley 51.07
Next cross country is the Northwest League at Runcorn Town Park this Sunday 15th January, start time of 10.00am. Details here
This will be a great introduction for those not yet longing for the mud, good atmosphere, local and free tea/coffee and sandwiches after. Give it a go!