Last Tuesday 17th September was the third Wirral Multi-terrain Race, the Harrison Drive Beach run near Wallasey. With less wind than previous years and the sand behaving itself it was a good night for running. Numbers are still down on Helsby participants for this event compared to previous years but we still had five green vests out making the most of the last midweek races before winter.
Many thanks to Mario for sorting the numbers at the finish and to Joe and Mario for the big shouts throughout the race, which always helpful, especially on that tough beach run-in at the end.
21st Adair Broughton 25.33
98th Geoff Shaw 31.42
102nd Stephen Wiggins 31.56
32nd Louise McEvely 33.23
47th Janet Shaw 38.16
Our mens team were 22nd on the night and our ladies team were 16th
Please note the final race of the season is this Tuesday night 24th September. It’s a 6.30pm start at Arrowe Park, the venue for our Northwest Cross Country (park at the Cherry Orchard pub car park). Free Buffet and prizes follow. Just £1 to enter and no registration required, just the Helsby vest to be worn.
Full results and current standings are available at Steve’s website here www.stevesaunders.co.uk
Saturday morning saw the 29th Delamere Park Run 5k with first in for Helsby and 2nd overall Colin Bishop in 17.55 and first Helsby lady Louise McEveley in 57th in 24.00 for a new PB. Well done also to Kevin Smallwood for his for his PB.
|2||Colin BISHOP||17:55||VM50-54||84.37 %||M||2||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:17:47||14|
|30||Stephen WIGGINS||22:22||SM20-24||58.27 %||M||29||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:14||9|
|57||Louise MCEVELEY||24:00||VW45-49||67.50 %||F||5||Helsby RC||New PB!||9|
|62||Kevin SMALLWOOD||24:28||VM40-44||56.61 %||M||57||Helsby RC||New PB!||3|
|86||Ian HILDITCH||25:24||VM70-74||71.19 %||M||76||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:25:21||15|
|93||Alison MEAKIN||25:53||VW55-59||72.89 %||F||13||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:25:34||12|
|149||Jane ASHBROOK||36:23||VW35-39||41.59 %||F||41||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:53||13|
For full results please see here
Saturday morning also saw our tenth fell counter of the season, the King John’s Castle Hill Race and with all still to play for in the Men’s Championship. It’s a shame Chris Baynham-Hughes couldn’t make it but respect should be given to Chris for helping out a friend instead in Snowdonia which is a very unselfish act. There are still two fell counters remaining so all still to play for. Jim O’Hara and Adair had a tough and close battle all the way round with the lead changing during the race to make it interesting on the day. Jayne Joy had a superb run for 1st lady overall. Adair was 2nd and Jim O’ Hara 3rd overall. Steve Riley and Paul Foster also had good runs.
The course was reversed from previous years and a hill has been added so it’s now a really good race to try. I hope the numbers are up next year because it deserves a good turnout.
Many thanks to Joe and to Mario for marshalling and for support.
Full results on www.wfra.org.uk .
Sunday was the Aintree 10k which saw Roy Gaskill 16th overall and a brilliant 2nd in his category. Roy came in feeling strong in 41.41. Also running was Tom De Jong.
16th Roy Gaskill 41.39 (2nd in age cat)
123rd Tom DeJong 48.47
More information on the Aintree 10k here http://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/running/the-grand-10k-run-at-aintree
But for full results please see chiptimes as below
It was the Natterjack Seaside 10k in Southport yesterday, with two Helsby runners out making the most of the nice weather and both under the 40 minutes. It was a new PB for Colin by nearly a minute and only another minute off the winner so a fabulous run by Colin, be sure to congratulate him.
Results and link below:
6th Colin Thompson 36.46
28th Derek Morris 39.41
Last week we also had two runners in the Great North Run. Mo hasn’t decided to join Helsby (yet) but Donna Geer chose this as her first half marathon and secured a time of 2.12.50. Well done to Donna and now her training can begin in earnest for the four villages. Also out on course was Helen Tudor battling through the crowds to secure a time of 2hrs and 24secons.
Alistair Tye, photographer for many of the fell races has been taken ill, and for those that know Alistair you can pass on your best wishes via Eryri’s website here
Keep on running