Halewood weekly bugrun 5K

Great idea. Liverpool Running Bugs are holding a free weekly 5k series. Halewood Park, Okell Drive, L26 7WQ. Every Sat at 1pm, open invite, just register and turn up, that’s it. More here: http://www.bugruns.org.uk/

20% off evening, Up and Running

Up and Running in Liverpool have been in touch with news of a discount and promotions evening for club runners only (they’re at 28 Bold Street, Tel: 0151 707 6676)…

We are opening late on the evening of Thursday 28th July until 8pm and would like to invite you and your members to come down and take advantage of a 20% discount off all full priced items in store *exclusively for club runners*.

Joints and Points Healthcare will be in offering FREE sports massage and injury advice. As well as this we also have a rep from Science in Sport coming down with FREE nutrition samples (gels, hydration etc.) for everyone, draws for a free energy pack (worth £11) and of course any nutrition advice.

We hope this is useful to you and hope to see you here next Thursday.

Can’t swim, can’t ride, can’t run

Author Andy Holgate has been in touch:

Hi – I’ll be appearing this Saturday 25th June at Waterstones in Liverpool One signing copies of my best selling triathlon book “Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run”

The book tells my story of how I went from a 19 stone couch potato to completing my first Ironman race as part of my stag weekend. I was only ever supposed to do one sprint triathlon but I got hooked.

My book has had rave reviews from around the world, described as both funny and inspirational by 220 Magazine and Triathletes World Magazine.

I’m quite excited to be doing a signing in my adopted city, as I married a Liverpool lass and spend quite a lot of time there. I’ve competed in various races such as the Half marathon, Sefton Park 5 Miler, Waterloo 15k, Penny Lane Striders 10k.

I just thought my story might be of interest to your club members.

Andy Holgate
Author : Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run : My Triathlon journey from Common Man to Ironman.

North west cross country race 5 results – walton park

Please find attached the results for Race 5 of the Northwest Cross Country. Helsby positions as follows

29th Jim Savage
52nd Andy Smith

8th Janet Robertson

Well done to those taking part. Please find a link to a full copy of race results @ www.stevesaunders.co.uk


XC Results Northwest League @ Clarke Gardens

Hi – Please find attached results for the 2nd XC of the season, last Sunday’s Northwest Cross Country at Clarke Gardens. Four Helsby runners turned out and positions below.

11th Adair Broughton

32nd Ian Landucci

66th Steve Riley

102nd Andy Smith

This unfortunately put us in last place of the men’s league. No ladies turned out so no team score there. Full results here http://www.btinternet.com/~steve.saunders/ss/xcountry_10.htm

Courtesy of Mick Charman and Dave Pinnington, some photos of the event

Plenty more XC’s left in the season if anyone would like to participate, great runs and free! A quick reminder for anyone wishing to do the Sefton Park Cross Country, as it is a chip timed event I’ll need names, DOB and category by the end of this week.

Best, Adair

Recent Cross Countries

Sunday 31st January – Walton Park, Liverpool

Race 4 in the North West League.

A cold crisp day with a covering of snow on the ground saw race 4 in the Sunday League Series. The full results have not yet appeared on the web however the finishing positions were;

Adair Broughton
Ian Landucci
Steve Riley
Andy Smith
Kevin Bell
Roy Tunstall

Andy’s hopes of an easy run in to the finish were scuppered when Mick Charman (Helsby old Boy now Spectrum) appeared on his shoulder. However all credit to Andy for raising a sprint and getting the extra point for Helsby. Unfortunately injury forced Roy to finish his race early, but he’s hoping to be out at the Cheshire Champs on Sunday.

A good race was rounded off with a fine selection of sandwiches and other goodies.

Sunday 7th January – Clarkes Gardens, Liverpool and District Championships

A very strong field turned out for Liverpool and District Championships a race dominated at the front by Liverpool Harriers. The competition was strong right down the field and the  Helsby finishing positions were

45    Adair Broughton    38:47
85    Ian Landucci         42:47
137  Andy Smith           52:15

Full Results can be found at http://www.lps-athletics.co.uk/l&d/2009-10/champs_results2010.pdf

The next Cross Country is the Cheshire Champs at Reaseheath, Nantwich. This is a pre-entry race so if you haven’t already entered you will have to look at other alternatives, but don’t worry you won’t have to look far.

Sunday 14th February – Race 3 in the Border League

This race is along the coast at Abergele, details can be found at the Border League website  http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

If you would prefer a Cross Country then the next one is at Birchwood on Sunday 21st February


Hope to see some of you over the next couple of weeks.