Please find attached results for the third road counter in the Helsby Road Series for 2012.
This race was a 10 mile race starting and finishing on the Wrexham Industrial estate (same as the Village Bakery Half)
Being a North Wales Championship race a good standard was expected and runners certainly had the best of the weekend’s weather, although parts of the two lap course were quite windy.
Success once again fell to the Helsby ladies who were a brilliant 2nd place in the team prizes, thanks to strong runs from Jayne, Carol and Alison. Jayne was also 2nd place overall with another commanding run and giving herself a great PB in the process. Alison Meakin won her age category. Helsby also fielded 7 men, a good turnout, with young Tom being the star of the day taking a nice trophy for 1st Junior. A close race ensued between Steve, Mike and Geoff to make it interesting for the spectators. I know John secured a new PB and with Jimmy and Tom being new to the 10 mile distance they did too.
Helsby runners also had fantastic support on the day with Joe, Janet Shaw and Robbie Webster in fine voice with the smiles, support and cheers. Big thanks to them.
Majority stayed back to demolish Carols biscuits (becoming a tradition now Carol!) and supp tea and lager in what was the longest awards ceremony since the 74th Academy Awards night. Well worth it though to see the success Helsby is having of late and for the interesting name choices read out.
Full ‘provisional’ results here:
Helsby runner’s positions and times below:
12th Adair Broughton 58.44
29th Jim O’Hara 64.55
31st Jayne Joy 66.07 (2nd Overall)
52nd Steve Riley 71.50
53rd Mike Searle 72.03
56th Geoff Shaw 72.40
77th Carol Shaw 76.24
90th John Thompson 83.39
92nd Alison Meakin 85.12
93rd Tom De Jong 85.19 (1st Junior Male)
Next road counter is Friday 18th May at the Christleton 5k
Details here: www.chestertri.org.uk/events/christleton-5k