And I thought Winter was the quieter season. Full set of results for this weekend below.
One results missed off previously, the results from the Capesthorne Hall half marathon on Sunday 3rd November….4 runners out for Helsby, on a very early, cold, wet and windy morning. Despite the rotten weather it was a lovely course and a nice warm up for the Helsby 4 villages! Unchipped times below….
Ivan Davies 1.33.44
Carol Shaw 1.42.25
Dave Madders 1.45.08
Jo Farwell 1.57.12
Link to full results
Saturday was the 36th Delamere Park Run with a strong turnout of 10 Helsby runners with first home Dave Madders in a new PB. Lesley was first Helsby lady. Well done also to Kevin Smallwood for his PB.
|20||David MADDERS||21:50||VM40-44||62.52 %||M||19||Helsby RC||New PB!||5|
|24||Stephen WIGGINS||22:26||SM20-24||58.10 %||M||23||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:14||10|
|25||David FEAKES||22:34||VM50-54||65.88 %||M||24||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:37||13|
|39||Kevin SMALLWOOD||23:39||VM40-44||58.56 %||M||37||Helsby RC||New PB!||7|
|73||Lesley FEAKES||25:44||VW45-49||64.38 %||F||9||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:24:15||14|
|103||Donna GEER||29:24||VW40-44||53.51 %||F||21||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:29:16||3|
|116||Louise MCEVELEY||31:10||VW45-49||51.98 %||F||33||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:23:49||15|
|117||Paul BULMER||31:11||VM50-54||48.85 %||M||84||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:40||2|
|123||Mike SEARLE||32:06||VM50-54||45.95 %||M||85||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:47||6|
|128||Jane ASHBROOK||32:30||VW35-39||46.56 %||F||39||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:53||15|
Astonishing and perfectly timed run from Jayne Joy saw her complete her Penmaenmawr double having retained her winning title from last year. Looks like some people got lucky and didn’t experience too much trouble in the notorious bog section, whereas others did! Thanks also to Joe and Mario out on the course. The 40th anniversary next year so give it a try.
14th Adair Broughton 1.23.18
18th Jayne Joy 1.25.00 (1st lady overall)
64th Andy Robinson 1.36.31
80th Phil Gillard 1.39.16
For full results see here
or for a report from Eryri Harriers see here
Brecons Ultra was also on Saturday, a mere 46 mile jaunt round the Brecon Beacons. All the details are here
Dragons Back legend Chris Baynham-Hughes came in a magnificent 6th place and gentleman Jim O’Hara ran with Sharon from Tattenhall as a pair to feature well up the field.
6th Chris Baynham-Hughes 7.15.22
136th Jim O’Hara & Sharon 11.55.09
And surely the biggest Helsby field we have seen in a long time was the feature of the Border League race held at Tattenhall. Not a flat 9.8km either. Well done to Colin Bishop for a fabulous 1st in age category and first in for Helsby for the men and to Jane for first Helsby lady home. Full results can be found below but Helsby position and times were as follows
28th Colin Bishop 35.22 (1st in age cat)
38th Colin Thompson 36.08
117th Roy Gaskill 40.48
135th Tom DeJong 42.06
150th Dave Feakes 42.49
153rd Jane Ashbrook 43.05
155th Alison Halsall 43.10 (1st in age cat)
172nd Dave Madders 43.48
181st Albert Berry 44.04 (1st in age cat)
193rd Carol Shaw 44.21 (3rd in age cat)
200th Joanne Lacking 44.35
204th Phil Gillard 44.49
210th Mike Searle 45.10
219th Adrian Jackson 45.26
222nd Paul Foster 45.44
225th Geoff Shaw 45.53
229th Stephen Wiggins 46.00
234th Vanessa Griffiths 46.23
242nd Claire-Louise Miller 46.49
265th Louise McEveley 48.50
266th Ben Williams 48.55
268th Helen Owens 49.08
283rd Lesley Feakes 50.23
291st Lizzie Thomas 51.48
293rd Alison Meakin 52.06 (2nd in age cat)
305th Jo Farwell 53.12
312th Graham Lloyd 54.10
325th Janet Shaw 57.09 (2nd in age cat)
334th Donna Geer 59.10
Some great performances in this race overall and the ladies should be especially happy for a 3rd place in Division One for the team event. Helsby men were 4th in Division Two. Thanks to all who were out in support including Joe and Mario who have expressed their thanks for the large turnout via email and for Jane taking some photos on the day which will be put on the blog soon.
Please note it’s the Four Villages planning meeting that will follow Wednesdays run. 8:30 in the club bar. (November 20th)
Please come along and support Gareth and our half marathon. There are still a number of tasks and jobs to allocate which can be done by those planning to run or not to run. Many hands make light work…etc etc !!
And for those that know Buckley’s Johnny Morris, as a little celebration of John Morris’s 70th birthday we are meeting on Wednesday 20th November 6.30pm at the bottom car park of Moel Famau for a short run then back to the Colamendy pub for beer and cake.
Keep on Running