Capenhurst 5k

Another great evening for running and a decent green turn-out. With a lot of talk of ‘fast course this’ before the event, the pressure was certainly on. And there were some fine results, with possibly 4 PBs on the night – not sure. Ian was certainly close to his best times, all set when he was considerably younger (and with more hair?). I got one (albeit a soft one, since it’s ages since I’ve run a 5k, and still short of the magic sub-20). The fast improving Alex shaved some more off his previous. Ed too?

Helsby results:

23 Adair Broughton M 17.36
38 Ian Landucci M45 18.21
40 Alex Fitzmaurice M 18.25
74 Edward Halliwell M 19.50
86 Steve Riley M45 20.15
97 Geoff Shaw M55 20.57
115 Vanessa Griffiths F45 22.08
163 Janet Shaw F55 25.38

Thanks to Joe for team back-up as per usual. Full results at


Great Warford 10 road counter results

Hi all

A warmer than expected morning for the six Helsby vests at the Great Warford 10 Mile Club Counter Race.

A brilliant performance by Alison Meakin secured her 1st place in her category so big congratulations to Alison in what was a strong field due to this race also being a Cheshire Grand Prix event.

Looks like Alison even had time to smile for the photographs! See link below.

Helsby positions and times as follows:

17th  Adair Broughton          1:00:48
81st  Ian Landucci             1:07:58
103rd  Alex Fitzmaurice        1:09:48
131st  Jane Ashbrook           1:11:18
148th  Geoff Shaw              1:13:54
272nd  Alison Meakin           1:28:57

Helsby were also 7th male team out of 19 team with 167 points

17  Adair Broughton
68  Ian Landucci
82  Alex Fitzmaurice

Full results are available here:

Please note that this coming Wednesday is the Urenco 5k held by Ellesmere Port Running Club at Capenhurst


Mortimer forest fell race – 13 Dec

Sunday 13th December dawned bright and sunny, ideal conditions for the last fell counter of the year at Mortimer Forest on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. The race venue was the Moors School, an independent school on the edge of Mortimer Forest which allowed for plenty of parking together with the luxury of hot showers at the finish. There was also a baked potato/burger van laid on. The race itself was a tough 10 miles of fairly muddy tracks, a couple of stream crossings and some short but sharp climbs.

5 Helsby stalwarts entered the race and a special mention should go to Danny who was competing in his first club counter finishing in an excellent 7th position.

362 runners completed the course and the Helsby placings were

7 Daniel Chan 76.33
72 Jim O’Hara 90.02
78 Ian Landucci 90.24
183 Phil Gillard 101.35
337 Robbie Webster 133.04

The full results and some great photos can be found on the Ludlow Runners website at

Lots of other links here:

(plus bonus links from Adair)

Edale country fair fell race

Sunday 7th June. Edale Country Fair fell race. A cracking fell race attached to a good country fair. Nearly all the race route can be seen from the fair ground.

EDALE COUNTRY DAY (R). AS. 11.00 a.m. 4.7m/1328′,  registration at Edale Village Hall (GR SK124853). £5 includes entry to  Country Day. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 16. Records: 31.46 S. Bailey 2005; f.  38.23 J. McIver 2007.

Part of Edale Country Day. Details: Andy Jenkins, 3 Watermeadows, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZQ. Tel: 01433 670003. Email:

Rainow 5 fell race

Let’s hope for some good weather at tonight’s Rainow 5. A decent turnout should be expected from the fell runners amongst us, with this race featuring as one of this year’s Club Counters[1].

5m and 750′ of climbing, so hopefully nothing too desperate.

[1]Runners collect points from their perfomance against other club members towards the overall club championship. Points mean prizes at the end of the year.