Moel-y-Gamelin results fell counter 4 Sunday 24th June 2012

Hi all
Please find attached scanned results of the Moel-y-gamelin Fell Race on Sunday 24th June.
This race was our 4th race in the Helsby fell series and at 9.5 miles and in the region of 2500’ climb in total is one of the toughest in the area. Luckily it was a cooler day than previous years and 64 runners were out on the day. It was a good showing for Helsby with 11 green vests on display. This was also a fell counter for Spectrum who had 10 runners out so shows we may well be matched for numbers at the Druid. (Inter-club fell competition)
Jayne Joy picked up a prize for 3rd senior lady and was good to see Steph Charman picking up her prize too. Joe Beswick was out on the course providing the much needed support.
This race is now a frequent feature in our calendar and one to try. Decent social brew and cake in the Ponderosa Cafe afterwards too
3rd        Adair Broughton          79.59
15th      Jim O’Hara                 90.22
24th      Jayne Joy                   94.14 (3rd Senior Lady)
26th      Steve Riley                 94.34
30th      Andy Robinson           96.33
33rd      Paul Porter                  100.17
38th      Phil Gillard                   104.37
50th      Dave Feakes              111.22
58th      Lesley Feakes             122.02
61st      Andy Smith                 139.05
63rd      Robbie Webster          144.34

Ponderosa helsby fell counter 11 results 10th aug 2011

Hi all

Please find attached results for the recent Ponderosa Hilly 4 Mile Helsby Fell Counter

A wet and windy night at the Ponderosa did not deter the Helsby runners for the Penultimate race in the Helsby 2011 Fell series.

Once again the ladies shone in the prizes, with Jane and Rachel collecting bottles of wine in reward.

Quote of the evening surely goes to Nesta, who incredibly, at the finish asked to go round again. Bare in mind this was Nesta’s first foray onto ‘the fells’!

Helsby positions and times as follows:

6th           Adair Broughton               28.17

13th         Jim O’Hara                        29.49

37th         Jane Ashbrook                  33.34 (?)

50th         Phil Gillard                        34.40

79th         Adrian Jackson                  37.31

80th         Rachel Arnold                    37.36

94th         Jackie Keasley                   40.50

105th      Nesta Hawker                    43.29

109th      Chris Hatton                       48.05

110th      Jon Hardman                      48.08

Support was provided on the night by Andy, also with Camera in hand, and to Joe and to Jayne, so many thanks to those prepared to get soaked and cold without even running!

A few pictures are available on the website or at the link as below

The next fell counter is not till Sunday 9th October , the Breidden Hills race so details will follow before that event.




Some of the soggy Helsby runners - still smiling - at the finish

Ponderosa fell counter – results

Wednesday night saw one of the Clubs more popular ‘fell races’. The Ponderosa Hill Race. Direct link to results can be found here:

Helsby positions and times as below

13th     Adair Broughton           28.56
16th     Chris Baynham-Hughes 29.40
19th     Jim O’Hara                   30.35
35th     Ian Landucci                 32.35
54th     Jane Ashbrook              35.23
64th     Phil Gillard                    35.56
70th     Alec Robertson            36.35
103rd   Jackie Keasley             41.45
111th   Robbie Webster           45.21

With what was a record turnout of 118 runners to make their achievements all the more spectacular, two Helsby runners enjoyed their place on the Ponderosa Podium in 1st Place.

Well done to both Jane and Alec continuing the impressive winning streak. If I am not mistaken I think both these runners have now had two victories apiece in two races!

Joe gave some great hillside support as always, noticing how tightly the Helsby front runners were packing at the top of the first climb. It looks like next season will have some very close battles in the fell races. So please come along and be a part of it!

When  photos become available of the Ponderosa I will post an edit on the Helsby blog. Comments and thoughts always welcome!