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.