Final results (Race 4) are now out for the Deeside Multi-terrain series, a Friday night on 5th September. Two out for Helsby. There should also be results available for the final placing of the series but they are yet to go online.
11th Derek Morris 30.04
32nd Jim Jones 34.53
It was race 2 of the Wirral Multi-terrain series, a trail and beach run near Wallasey on Tuesday 9th September which had 340 runners out in total. Was it the nice weather or the beach that attracted so many? Colin Thompson looked good for a top ten to be first Helsby male home and Joanne Lacking showing her good form for first Helsby lady home.
9th Colin Thompson 24.49
61st Tom DeJong 27.27
76th Adam Gordon 28.02
111th Tim Igoe 30.05
129th Jim Jones 30.37
168th Geoff Shaw 32.59
170th Stephen Wiggins 33.09
21st Jo Lacking 31.17
30th Vanessa Griffiths 31.48
49th Helen Owens 34.04
51st Carol Shaw 34.17
76th Jackie Keasley 36.58
Helsby Mens ‘A’ Team (first 5 runners) were 15th on the night, and ‘B’ team were 43rd. Helsby ladies ‘A’ team (first 3 runners) were 11th on the night and ‘B’ team were 25th. Great effort everyone.
Special mention goes to Carol Shaw who is currently in 2nd place for her age category after the first two races.
Race organisor states next Race Tuesday 16th September starts at 18:30 at the bottom of Station Road, Thurstaston. Please ask all runners to park sensible and see you Tuesday.
Full Results and current team standings can also be found at www.stevesaunders.co.uk
Delamere Park run 5k number 77 was on Saturday 13th September with Ed Halliwell in fine fettle taking the green vest honours. Jane Ashbrook was first Helsby lady home. Well done to Alfie, Jim and Jane who combined for a trio of PB’s for the course. Well done to the nine Helsby runners.
|14||Edward HALLIWELL||20:00||VM40-44||68.75 %||M||13||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:58||6|
|21||Alfie GRADY||20:42||JM15-17||65.22 %||M||20||Helsby RC||New PB!||26|
|25||Jim JONES||21:14||VM45-49||68.92 %||M||24||Helsby RC||New PB!||17|
|34||Jane ASHBROOK||21:49||VW35-39||69.67 %||F||4||Helsby RC||New PB!||28|
|100||Jackie KEASLEY||25:33||VW55-59||70.84 %||F||16||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:24:39||5|
|158||Louise MCEVELEY||30:30||VW45-49||53.66 %||F||38||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:47||43|
|159||Stephen WIGGINS||30:31||SM20-24||42.44 %||M||121||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:58||27|
|160||Paul BULMER||30:44||VM55-59||50.00 %||M||122||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:33||18|
|209||Ivor JOHNSTONE||39:33||VM45-49||36.41 %||M||139||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:04||14|
Colin Thompson was the only Helsby runner at the Warrington Park Run number 34 but he certainly made it count with a sub 18 minute run for 1st overall.
|1||Colin THOMPSON||17:55||VM35-39||73.58 %||M||1||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:17:43||45|
It was the Peris horseshoe and half on Saturday with two intrepid adventurers in Tim Palmer and Jim O’Hara nailing one of each. Tim’s excellent race report below.
The Peris Horseshoe (Ras Pedol Peris) is one of the classic Welsh fell races. The full horseshoe is AL 17.5 miles 8597ft ascent (28.2km 2590m) and half is AM 8.5 miles 4500ft ascent (13.7km 1372m). As it was my first long fell race, I opted for the Half Horseshoe that finishes at Pen-y-Pass (and at the finish was glad that I made that choice!) The half starts in Llanberis haf hour before the full race; after a few hundred metres on the flat, it is straight onto the steep climb through the quarries and beyond to the summit of Elidir Fawr (924m / 3,031ft). After 3 miles with ½ mile of ascent and just over an hour, I was at the summit – the tremendous views and downhill cheered my spirits. It is then onto Y Garn (947m / 3,017ft) and Glyder Fawr (999m / 3,247ft) – both with substantial climbs onto them. I was passed by the two leaders of full Peris Horseshoe on the climb up Y Garn – my spirit was again cheered to see that even they couldn’t run up it. After a fast descent, I was passed a cheerful Jim at the top of Devil’s Kitchen, who soon disappeared out of sight on the climb up Glyder Fawr. The descent off Glyder Fawr to Pen-y-Pass was steep and the best route isn’t obvious – there were almost as many variants on it as runners! It was then on to finish, cheered on by an enthusiastic and vocal Jenny by the bins of the youth hostel (as described by Mike Blake, the race director, in his briefing). My time was 2:51 – full results awaited. Whilst I was racing, Jenny had found a nice 5 mile run (with about 400ft of climb) around Llyn Padarn for the car park in Llanberis – well marked just follow the posts with the white ring on them. The weather was kind to both of us with sunny spells and some cloud; I benefited from the cooler temperatures on the mountain tops and the light breeze.
Report from Mike Blake of Eryri
Full results should appear on the Welsh Fell Runners website shortly (I’ll update blog when results are out but I believe Jimmy had an amazing 6th place in the full horseshoe, kudos Jimmy, we are liking the cut of your jib)
Sunday 14th September was the popular Lake Vyrnwy half marathon and ‘Degsy’ Morris was first in for Helsby with Joanne Lacking in excellent form for 1st Helsby lady. Results below showing chip time and gun time and well done to all who ran.
185th Derek Morris 1.32.51
205th Tom DeJong 1.34.05
220th Joanne Lacking 1.34.29
244th Dave Madders 1.35.42
550th James Gray 1.47.00
797th Emily Smith 1.57.18
In other news
I will be away travelling in South America for a few weeks so it would be great if someone could do the round-up starting from Monday 29th September including Monday 6th October and Monday 13th October!
It may be best if it’s on a rota basis rather than put the onus on one individual? Chester chronicle like the information submitted as early as possible now and they can be contacted on their email email@example.com, basically with runners names and times and the event only.
I’ll mention again before I go.
Keep on running