Sorry for the delay this week but have had to wait for the Northwest Cross Country results to be finalised and distributed.
Delamere Park Run number 49 on Saturday 8th February saw Dave Feakes first home for Helsby in a great 23rd overall. Next home and first Helsby lady was Laura Baynham-Hughes for 32nd and a brilliant course PB. Well done to Hugh Barnes for his PB also. Nine out for Helsby in total, so well done to all who ran.
|23||David FEAKES||22:18||VM50-54||67.19 %||M||23||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:37||16|
|32||Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES||22:46||VW35-39||66.11 %||F||3||Helsby RC||New PB!||12|
|34||Jim JONES||22:54||VM45-49||63.39 %||M||31||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:50||6|
|56||Carol SHAW||24:17||VW50-54||69.87 %||F||7||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:22||17|
|73||Jackie KEASLEY||25:22||VW55-59||70.43 %||F||10||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:24:39||3|
|79||Hugh BARNES||26:05||JM15-19||53.35 %||M||69||Helsby RC||New PB!||3|
|97||Lesley FEAKES||27:05||VW45-49||61.17 %||F||19||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:24:15||19|
|110||Ian HILDITCH||27:33||VM70-74||65.64 %||M||88||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:25:21||21|
|134||Louise MCEVELEY||29:26||VW45-49||55.61 %||F||33||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:49||26|
Full results available on the link below
Sunday saw the final Northwest Cross Country XC at Birchwood and a lower turnout from all clubs than in some of the XC races this year but we had a good showing from Helsby with 11 runners in total. First man home was Colin Bishop and first Helsby lady was Vanessa. I’ve heard no reports from the race but I’m presuming it was a muddy one!
9th Colin Bishop
21st Chris Baynham-Hughes
51st Steve Riley
57th Dave Feakes
83rd Paul Foster
13th Vanessa Griffiths
18th Janet Robertson
19th Rachel Arnold
28th Jackie Keasley
31st Leslie Feakes
34th Lizzie Thomas
Overall for the season this secured 4th place for Helsby men and 3rd place for Helsby ladies. Helsby are also teamed with Lymm and Warrington.
Full results will be on Steve Saunders website as below
It was also the Liverpool & District XC Championship Sunday 9th February at Clarkes Gardens. Well done to John Hardman sole Helsby representative. Full results attached below. Not a bad turnout considering it clashed with the Northwest XC.
96th John Hardman 60.29
Sunday was also the Maddog 10k at Southport with 5 out for Helsby. Race report from Colin Thompson below:
“Myself, Steve Wiggins, Helen, Jo Lacking and Clare braved the rain and gale force winds to run the Southport Maddog 10k on Sunday. This, as always, is a brilliantly organised 10k race and a personal favourite of mine. On a good day it’s one of the fastest courses around, an up and back route along the prom, but sadly everybodys time was a fair way off their best due to the terrible weather conditions. We all still had a great run though and the brave singers (Elvis is still alive and well it seems) and supporters on route was excellent and one of the best goody bags and medal at the finish was a nice end to a very enojyable race.
8th Colin Thompson 39.:03
220th Stephen Wiggins 47:11
288th Joanne Lacking 46:23
384th Claire Miller 48:20
512th Helen Owens 49:54
Hope everyone who managed to run enjoyed the cross country season and with some great performances this year it certainly bodes well for next year too.
Keep on running