Free Nike events – 12 August

The Nike Outlet store have been in touch with news of some free events next month:

Hello, I am Anthony Robertson and I am the Assistant Head Coach at Nike Cheshire Oaks. I am emailing to ask if any of your runners would like to be involved in a free running event we are hosting on the 12th August, with 3 distance disciplines — 2.5km, 5km, and 10km.

Usually these distance events would require an entry or admin fee, ours does not. This presents a great opportunity to the runners of Wirral and Cheshire to benefit from either a new experience of running in an event either for the first time, using it to test themselves in an already accomplished distance, or challenge themselves to run harder and further than before in a competitive environment.

The event itself is being run by a professional race day orgainiser, and there will be free bibs and medals for all runners. That, coupled with the fact that there will be free refreshments, running advisors and personal trainers on site to assist or dish out advice should make it a great day for all involved. I have attached the map of the route and the information posters for you.

The 5 and 10k start at 11am, the 2.5k starts at 1pm. Please arrive in plenty of time beforehand.

Kind Regards

Anthony Robertson/Adam Smart

Nike Cheshire Oaks

0151 3571252

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Capenhurst border league

An almost record turnout for Helsby in recent times! 11 men and 6 women, plus Joe, Mario and dog in support. Lovely chilly morning. Two laps of the Capenhurst 5k course – a nice little route on quiet lanes. Pretty good as road runs go. Around 5.5 miles total.

29 BROUGHTON, Adair 31:09
56 LANDUCCI, Ian 32:40
105 O’HARA, Jim 34:58
106 DAVIES, Ivan 35:01
118 ASHBROOK, Jane 35:38
139 RILEY, Steve 36:33
147 HALLIWELL, Ed 36:59
168 SHAW, Geoff 37:59
194 SCONCE, Dave 39:06
228 KIDD, Tony 40:59
238 SHAW, Carol 41:42
239 GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 41:49
253 WEBSTER, Robbie 43:07
258 KEASLEY, Jackie 43:24
263 LLOYD, Graham 43:49
288 SHAW, Janet 46:46
303 HALL, Angela 50:46

Robbie took his age category prize, Jackie 3rd and Janet 2nd in theirs respectively. Newcomer Angela also placed nicely at 4th in her cat. Nice one!

Honourable mention to Ed, who lost 10 or 20 places by stopping to help the runner who tripped alongside him right at the finish line (unless it was him that stuck a foot out, that is!). Kevin Bell also appeared but for some reason wasn’t a counter.

Full results here.

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 http://www.ukresults.net/2010/capenhurst5k.html

Steve