Jubilee weekend round-up June 2012

Hi all

Some results from the weekend

Four Members of Helsby were out for Hollins Green 5k Cheshire Grand Prix event on Saturday 2nd June led by Geoff Shaw. Full results below

http://www.spectrumstriders.org.uk/our-races/hollins-green-5k/2012-results

Helsby positions and times as follows:

137th    Geoff Shaw                21.20
153rd    Carol Shaw                 21.49
199th    John Thompson          23.28
228th    Janet Shaw                 25.59

Following the Mynyd Mwfr hill race Monday morning, by 1.00pm we were pleasantly informed that Andy Robinson has followed in Chris’s footsteps and successfully completed the Bob Graham round in 23 hours 37 minutes. Magnificent achievement by Andy and he’ll be doing report for the Helsby blog shortly. Congratulations to Andy from all at Helsby!

Blog article here: https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/warning-may-contain-nuts/

Monday morning saw our yearly pilgrimage to quiet Trefonen near Oswestry for the 4 mile Mynydd Myfyr.hill run. Helsby ladies were able to steal the show with 1st and 2nd places from Jayne and Jane but not to be outdone in the prizegiving was Helen Moss for first in her age category and Jackie Keasley also. Great to see Betty testing her hill legs too. Although there were some lovely flowers on display it seemed like the Welsh whiskey was a better choice for the ladies winner.

Adair, Phil and Robbie were the male contingent.

Many thanks to Joe, Mario and Rachel for support during the run with Rachel out supporting her son who had a stunning run to pick up a cash prize as first Junior.

Full results now available for Mynydd Myfyr with Helsby position and times below
 
 
6th        Adair Broughton          23.18
23rd      Jayne Joy                   26.04 (1st lady)
29th      Jane Ashbrook            27.22 (2nd lady)
58th      Jackie Keasley           32.23 (1st in category)
71st      Betty Grieve                34.55
81st      Robbie Webster          38.24
83rd      Helen Moss                 41.41 (1st in category)
85th      Phil Gillard                   41.43

Having a look at the Oswestry Olympians site I’ve just noticed that the Lake Vyrnwy race September 9th, which is one of our club counters is already full. I’ve missed the boat on this particular race but fortunately some Helsby members were a bit more on the ball!
 

Joe also surprised everyone by bringing his torch in honour of his good friend Doug Morris and luckily Mick Charman was on hand to capture some photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/helsby/sets/72157630047448200/

Tuesday night saw the Thurstaston Multi-terrain challenge now run by Pensby Runners. Over 70 people were out for this event that has been in early May in previous years. We didn’t have a delightful sunset like in previous years but did miss the worst of the rain during the run. Jayne Joy doubled up on two wins in two days showing that form is temporary but class is permanent. Adair, Colin and Adrian and Albert were also out to enjoy the night. (I’ve picked up a Helsby vest btw, presumably Albert’s?). Many thanks to Joe out on course, on the beach and on the Wirray Way for the run in.

Full Results , video and Photos from Pete Douglas here

5th        Adair Broughton          37.56
15th      Colin Thompson          40.58
17th      Jayne Joy                   41.22 (1st Female)
31st      Adrian Jackson           44.56
33rd      Albert Berry                 45.38

http://www.pensbyrunners.co.uk/page38.html

http://www.prdouglas.co.uk/

If I’ve missed anything out please let me know

Next club counter is this Sunday 10th June, Mersey Tunnel 10k starting Liverpool city centre and finishing New Brighton. Details here:

www.runliverpool.org.uk

Regards

Adair

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Joe Beswick and the Olympic torch live

Hi all

Firstly many thanks for the kind emails that people have sent me for organising the day. I think it organised itself really, just happy that Joe’s day couldn’t have gone any better. (Hadn’t put any sunscreen on, so I didn’t want to be burnt that day anyway.)

Steve Riley and I have added some photos to the Helsby Flickr Site as below. They hopefully go somewhere to showing how honoured and happy Joe is plus the excitement and warmth that the whole of Macclesfield and Joe’s family and friends showed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby

I’ve added the name of the photographer although the better ones of mine were actually taken by Bill, so thanks to Bill for those.

Also available, and I presume for a limited time only is Joe’s TV appearance! It’s on i-player link below (but you may need Adobe Flashplayer installed to watch it). Joe’s on at about 25 minutes in and you can fast forward if you need too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jk9j1/Olympic_Torch_Liverpool/

Big thanks to Chris Ashbrook for downloading Joe’s live run and allowing the world to view it on youtube, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has now watched it numerous times!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmcNV8QsptA

Thanks to everyone who has commented on the blog, one highlight for me was knowing Andy Smith was watching live in Australia. The world is a large place but people like Joe do their part for making it smaller and better. If you haven’t commented on the blog then please do.

I was going to write a short account of the day but decided after reading some words Mario wrote that they summarise the day fantastically and I’d be unable to add more. I’m glad so many were able to share the day and it was fabulous to meet all of Joe’s family and his sister Doreen who does as much as Joe in her own wayfor he community! So in the words of Mario….

Thirty first of May Two Thousand and Twelve was the year

‘twas the year that Joe with His torch would appear.

Close to the route was Beswick Street

Where Joe would proceed with His pattering feet.

Cheering Him along would be the Helsby Brigade

Who throughout all the years Joe would have given His aide.

For someone like Joe with His torch in hand

He must have felt like the proudest man in the land.

Mario  x

Thanks again

Adair

If you do watch Joe then please comment on the blog!

Joe’s olympic dream

If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve finally managed to get hold of that brilliant article on Joe and the Olympic Torch relay. [Click the picture to read]

THERE were special cheers for Joe Beswick on his 81st birthday when the athletics veteran and Frodsham community stalwart heard he had been chosen as an honoured Olympic Torch-bearer…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve