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!


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.






Christleton 5k results – helsby road counter 3

Hi all

Please find attached results for Race 3 of the Road Counters, the fast and flat Christleton 5k.

In a very strong field of 214 runners 7 Helsby runners decided to stick on the green vest

Helsby position and times below

47th BROUGHTON, Adair 0:17:25
73rd LANDUCCI, Ian 0:18:29
131st SHAW, Geoff 0:20:45
154th SHAW, Carol 0:22:08
158th GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 0:22:29
181st HAWKER, Nesta 0:24:23
190th SHAW, Janet 0:25:55


For full results please see the Tattenhall Runners website here

Thanks also to Joe and Mario for support en route