16 – 23 years old? WIN FREE STUFF!

RunnerRun for prizes with Helsby!

If you’re at all interested in running and you’re between 16 and 23 we’d love to get you involved in our youth development sessions coming up.

These are friendly sessions for all abilities with some great prizes at the end of it. Prizes are non-competitive — you don’t have to be the fastest to win!

Dates

  1. Mon 13 Oct, 5:45pm. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  2. Sat 18 Oct, 9:30am. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  3. Mon 20 Oct, 5:45pm. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  4. Wed 29 Oct, 6:30pm. Helsby Sports Club, Chester Rd, Helsby.
  5. Sat 8 Nov, 9:00am. Delamere 5k Parkrun, Visitor Centre car park, Delamere Forest. Sign up at www.parkrun.org.uk
  6. Sat 15 Nov, 9:30am. Run a mile as fast as you can followed by free prize draw! Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.

Download the flyer (PDF)

Download the youth development and prize registration form (Word)

All sessions are led by England Athletics qualified running leaders who are members of Helsby running club. Please contact Jane Ashbrook on 07900697303 or at janeashbrookphysio@gmail.com  or runners@helsbyrunningclub.org.uk for further information.

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Four villages half marathon 2013

Joy - Four Villages Half MarathonThe race was cancelled because of the weather and you should have had email updates. We still have a few reduced T-shirts for sale and commemorative finisher’s mugs for anyone that wants to collect or cover the postage.

One of our goals has always been to support local community groups and charities. Many runners have been in touch to ask that their money be donated to charity. Thank you!  We’ll be back!

The refund window has now closed.

Pic courtesy of Mick Hall photos.

Joe Beswick and the Olympic torch live

Hi all

Firstly many thanks for the kind emails that people have sent me for organising the day. I think it organised itself really, just happy that Joe’s day couldn’t have gone any better. (Hadn’t put any sunscreen on, so I didn’t want to be burnt that day anyway.)

Steve Riley and I have added some photos to the Helsby Flickr Site as below. They hopefully go somewhere to showing how honoured and happy Joe is plus the excitement and warmth that the whole of Macclesfield and Joe’s family and friends showed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby

I’ve added the name of the photographer although the better ones of mine were actually taken by Bill, so thanks to Bill for those.

Also available, and I presume for a limited time only is Joe’s TV appearance! It’s on i-player link below (but you may need Adobe Flashplayer installed to watch it). Joe’s on at about 25 minutes in and you can fast forward if you need too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jk9j1/Olympic_Torch_Liverpool/

Big thanks to Chris Ashbrook for downloading Joe’s live run and allowing the world to view it on youtube, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has now watched it numerous times!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmcNV8QsptA

Thanks to everyone who has commented on the blog, one highlight for me was knowing Andy Smith was watching live in Australia. The world is a large place but people like Joe do their part for making it smaller and better. If you haven’t commented on the blog then please do.

I was going to write a short account of the day but decided after reading some words Mario wrote that they summarise the day fantastically and I’d be unable to add more. I’m glad so many were able to share the day and it was fabulous to meet all of Joe’s family and his sister Doreen who does as much as Joe in her own wayfor he community! So in the words of Mario….

Thirty first of May Two Thousand and Twelve was the year

‘twas the year that Joe with His torch would appear.

Close to the route was Beswick Street

Where Joe would proceed with His pattering feet.

Cheering Him along would be the Helsby Brigade

Who throughout all the years Joe would have given His aide.

For someone like Joe with His torch in hand

He must have felt like the proudest man in the land.

Mario  x

Thanks again

Adair

If you do watch Joe then please comment on the blog!

Sandstone trail challenge – brilliant!

Quick report: another brilliant day, another great event. Thanks go to everyone taking part whether running, walking, marshalling, feeding, punching cards or any of the numerous things that somehow magically happen behind the scenes. Three cheers to Andy Robinson for being catalyst and ringleader.

Hills were climbed, records broken, mud and wind conquered, feet battered, pies eaten. Results over on the main website: www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk

Pics:
www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby
www.flickr.com/photos/benandserena
www.flickr.com/photos/nickingsley
www.flickr.com/photos/78556448@N05/sets/72157629731259662 (Larkton Hill) www.flickr.com/photos/78556448@N05/sets/72157629731259662 (Delamere).

Thanks to everyone for sharing their great pics! If you want copies, contact the photographers directly.

Steve

Steph Charman champ of cheshire!

Just a quick Big Up for Steph Charman, ex of this parish, whom many of you will know. She came away from the Cloud 9 fell race (and Cheshire Championship race) with her age category. Well done Steph!

And looking at the results, Mick Charman has also made a return to racing! Go well Mick.

Cheshire XC champs cancelled

Sad news of two victims of the snow – the Cheshire Champs on Jan 9th are off. We’re pretty sure that Sunday’s xc at Runcorn Town Park (10th) has also fallen by the wayside. More news of replacement dates when we have it. For anyone not too worried by the snow, I’d urge you to strap on some decent shoes and have a go – be sensible, but it shouldn’t cancel your running altogether (see the night run post!)