A new race to me, and a good one. This long-standing race started life as a 6 miler and later mutated into a metric 10k. Well organised by West Cheshire, with kilometre markers all the way around, making it easy to gauge your efforts.
Starting in the village, with the now traditional ‘traffic management’ faff, we were soon off on a short lap followed by a bigger anti-clockwise loop. For the most part we ran on quiet country lanes with a brief excursion down the footpath of the main A51, where the noise came as a rude shock. By the time we were back on the lanes we were all digging in for the last 2k to the finish, where the main hilly challenges of the course (in truth only minor) made themselves felt. The final little rise up to the finish seemed harder than it should have been, especially when you’re conscious of the runner behind closing in!
Helsby turnouts from Adair, Ian, Steve, Geoff, Adrian, Carol and Janet in what was the penultimate road series counter. A PB for Adair with a few seconds off an already impressive best for the distance. Great morning for running! A still day and actually quite warm.
Full results can be found at the link below
Helsby positions and times as follows
16th Adair Broughton 35.41
45th Ian Landucci 38.39
102nd Steve Riley 43.53
103rd Geoff Shaw 44.06
133rd Carol Shaw 46.09
138th Adrian Jackson 46.55
194th Janet Shaw 55.20.