It is a very mixed bag this week, from park runs to club counters to Elite International races!
On Tuesday 27th May our Steve Riley joined Keswick AC for a one night stand, running in their Latrigg Uphill Time Trial. Steve was an impressive 5th place and this was to be a reverse route of what Jayne Joy ran at the Karrimor Great Trail Race on Sunday. Steve has reported that it is a friendly club with “Beautiful, if lung bursting terrain.”
5th Steve Riley 19.08
Wednesday 28th May was the first in the Harrock Hill race series and a brief race report by Paul Foster below
“I ran the first of the Harrock hill races last night..5.2 miles 900 ft. The course was changed a little to keep away from charging cows. Don’t think it would have added much more on to the distance.
Felt more like the cross country season.”
38th Jamie Dowdall 40.19 (2nd claim Helsby)
109th Paul Foster 48.33
Hopefully results to appear here in time, can’t find at the moment.
Thursday 29th May saw the Bowden 5k with three out for Helsby led home by Geoff Shaw for 113th overall in 22.54.
113th Geoff Shaw 22.54
138th John Thompson 24.02
177th Janet Shaw 28.02
Full results of Bowden
Saturday 31st May was the 64th Delamere Park Run 5k with 8 Helsby runners out. Ed Halliwell led the Helsby contingent home for 13th overall and Joanne Lacking was first Helsby lady securing a new PB for 36th overall. Well done to all who ran.
|13||Edward HALLIWELL||20:38||VM40-44||66.16 %||M||13||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:58||3|
|22||Phillip ROBERTS||21:31||VM35-39||62.51 %||M||22||Helsby RC||First Timer!||2|
|36||Joanne LACKING||22:34||SW30-34||66.03 %||F||3||Helsby RC||New PB!||6|
|49||Carol SHAW||23:25||VW50-54||73.38 %||F||4||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:22||20|
|239||Paul BULMER||39:16||VM55-59||39.13 %||M||154||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:33||12|
|240||Louise MCEVELEY||39:16||VW45-49||41.68 %||F||86||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:49||37|
|241||Claire MORTON||39:16||VW50-54||44.91 %||F||87||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:27:35||9|
|242||Stephen WIGGINS||39:18||SM20-24||32.95 %||M||155||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:58||23|
It was also the 19th Warrington Park Run 5k where Helsby’ s talented Colin Bishop secured an overall course win on his first attempt at the course to come home in 17.24.
|1||Colin BISHOP||17:24||VM50-54||87.55 %||M||1||Helsby RC||First Timer!||29|
Interestingly, on Saturday the Hollins Green 5k was cancelled due to a council refusal to accept the UK Athletics endorsed traffic management course to apply road closures. Details on the website below!
The race has been provisionally rescheduled for Saturday 14th June.
Sunday saw our 3rd Helsby fell counter at Edenfield (BM) where 9 Helsby tested themselves on the tough tussocky terrain. Great result for Jim O’Hara first man home for Helsby to take the full honours and to Jackie for first Helsby lady home. (It’s worth noting that Jimmy is also currently in 3rd place for senior men in the North Wales series of fell races so a great season he is having!)
19th Jim O’Hara 53.16
34th Chris Baynham-Hughes 55.01
73rd Philip Roberts 62.23
79th Phil Gillard 63.29
90th Mario Foschi 65.01
101st Jim Jones 66.01
126th Paul Foster 70.34
128th Jackie Keasley 71.51
139th Rachel Arnold 74.04
Results available from the Rossendale Harriers website
Also on Sunday was the Wigan Trail 10k, with 5 Helsby runners out, please find results below:
3rd Colin Thompson 37.56
27th Tom Dejong 44.31
62nd Adrian Jackson 48:31
149th David Wiggins 58:36
150th Stephen Wiggins 58:37
Full results and further info
Photo of our Wigan Peers below
As always, race reports are most welcome and if I’ve missed any event or challenge then please let me know as we try and keep the blog as up to date as possible.
Keep on running