2014/15 championship winners

We’re delighted to announce the following winners of the 2014 road and fell championships and the 2014/15 XC and Border’s League winners. Congratulation all on your trophies, representing a lot of dedication and hard work. Thanks also to everyone else for taking part — you’re all winners!

Roads Championship
2014 Men’s Champion Colin Thompson
2014 Men’s Runner Up Roy Gaskill
2014 Men’s Senior Winner Stephen Wiggins
2014 Men’s V40 Winner Dave Madders
2014 Men’s V50 Winner Ian Landucci
2014 Men’s V60 Winner Geoff Shaw
2014 Ladies Champion Joanne Lacking
2014 Ladies Runner Up Louise McEveley
2014 Ladies V50 Winner Carol Shaw
Fells Championship
2014 Men’s Champion Jim O’Hara
2014 Men’s Runner Up Phil Gillard
2014 Men’s Senior Winner Chris Baynham-Hughes
2014 Men’s V40 Winner Paul Foster
2014 Men’s V45 Winner Steve Riley
2014 Men’s V50 Winner Dave Feakes
2014 Men’s V60 Winner Mario Foschi
2014 Ladies Winner Rachel Arnold
2014 Ladies Runner Up Jackie Keasley
2014 Ladies V35 Winner Jane Ashbrook
2014 Ladies V45 Winner Janet Robertson
Cross Country Championship
2014/15 Men’s Champion Adrian Jackson
2014/15 Men’s 2nd place Steve Riley
2014/15 Men’s 3rd place Andy Smith
2014/15 Ladies Champion Jackie Keasley
2014/15 Ladies 2nd place Jane Ashbrook
2014/15 Ladies jnt 3rd place Janet Robertson
2014/15 Ladies jnt 3rd place Vanessa Griffiths
Borders League
2014/15 Men’s Champion Colin Thompson
2014/15 Men’s 2nd place Colin Bishop
2014/15 Men’s 3rd place Adam Gordon
2014/15 Ladies Champion Carol Shaw
2014/15 Ladies 2nd place Joanne Lacking
2014/15 Ladies 3rd place Shan McCarthy
Club Champions
2014/15 Men’s Club Champion Colin Thompson
2014/15 Ladies Club Champion Joanne Lacking
2014/15 Most Improved Man Colin Bishop
2014/15 Most Improved Lady Emma Barnes
2014/15 Greatest Comeback Adrian Jackson
2014/15 Joe Beswick Runner’s Runner Steve Wiggins

The full spreadsheet is here, together with previous winners – Helsby Champs 2014-2015

Club champions back to 1980

Champion!Download the complete list of club champions since 1980 — men’s, women’s, road, fell, xc, Border’s League as well as summer and winter handicap winners and winners of the Joe Beswick trophy for services to the club.

Helsby Champions since 1980

I’ve added a new page to the menu on the left, but for anyone who might not see it there, I’ve put it up as a news story too. Let me know if you have any missing information (eg names for the summer handicap winners for 2009 and 2011).


Christleton 5k results – helsby road counter 3

Hi all

Please find attached results for Race 3 of the Road Counters, the fast and flat Christleton 5k.

In a very strong field of 214 runners 7 Helsby runners decided to stick on the green vest

Helsby position and times below

47th BROUGHTON, Adair 0:17:25
73rd LANDUCCI, Ian 0:18:29
131st SHAW, Geoff 0:20:45
154th SHAW, Carol 0:22:08
158th GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 0:22:29
181st HAWKER, Nesta 0:24:23
190th SHAW, Janet 0:25:55


For full results please see the Tattenhall Runners website here


Thanks also to Joe and Mario for support en route





Shell sutton six road raace counter results

Hi – Results for the penultimate Helsby Road Race Counter, the Sutton Six http://www.ukresults.net/2010/sutton6.html

With seven Helsby runners and over 200 runners in total it was a good showing by the green shirts. Ian Landucci is hitting a rich vein of form for a new PB and fast improving Alex hit his first sub 40 10k, the first of many I think!

Thanks to Joe, Janet Shaw and Hannah for plenty of support at different locations on the race.

Special congratulations also goes to Alison Meakin who won a prize for 1st place in her age category.

5th Adair Broughton            36.10

17th Ian Landucci                      37.59

27th Alex Fitzmaurice            38.56

69th Geoff Shaw                43.59

102nd Mike Searle               46.56

131st Carol Shaw                49.56

149th Alison Meakin             51.31

Don’t forget the last road counter is another 10k Sunday 10th October at Antrobus. Details here: http://www.cabbagecanter.org.uk/



Edward Halliwell & the Keswick Half

Many thanks to Ed for the following article. Looks and sounds a tough one so congratulations from all at Helsby…

I did the Keswick Half Marathon this weekend.  As it’s on the Bank Holiday weekend, it’s perfect for combining with a camping trip to Keswick, which leaves just a short jog to the start on the day, and a short stagger back to the tent afterwards.
The organisers claim it’s “probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country”.  It’s certainly beautiful.  For those who know the area, you start from Portinscale just outside Keswick and run through Swinside into the Newlands Valley, which you loop round before hooking back around the bottom of Cat Bells to start the circuit of Derwent Water.  The floods and bridge damage apparently meant a route change this year, which meant more miles in the valley and hence more hills.
The first six miles through Swinside and Newlands Valley really justified the organisers claims as it was a very scenic, and quiet, part of the Lakes, which made up for the suffering I was going through to some extent.  The fast descents on hard tarmac proved to be as punishing as the ascents, and meant my legs were a bit jellified by the time we came round the bottom of Cat Bells and started the circuit of the Water towards the village of Borrowdale.  These next three miles were also on fairly quiet roads and mostly downhill, so proved a welcome respite, with plenty of walkers giving vocal support.
From Borrowdale it’s then a four and a half mile run along the B5289 back into Keswick.  This road is a lot busier than the other roads in the race, especially on a Bank Holiday weekend, so anyone after scenery would be disappointed by this part.  But probably not as disappointed as the caravanners we were holding up.  I had no interest in the scenery by this stage.  My legs had been battered into submission by the ups and downs of the first part of the race and the last few miles became a grim battle not to stop or lose too many places.
I finished in 1h 39m 07s, comfortably my worst half-marathon time (Four Villages was 1h 31m for me), and the suffering I went through in the last four miles did leave me feeling disappointed with my performance, but the results showed me to be 117th out of 569 finishers, and the winner took 1h 15m 43s (compared with 1h 5m for the Four Villages winner) so probably not as bad as I thought.
Overall a very scenic run, only slightly spoiled by the final run along the busier B5289, definitely recommended if you’re camping up there on the bank holiday weekend, but not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination.
For more details on this Half Marathon please see the following link:

Burtonwood 5mile pics

Some snaps of the guys and gals in action at Burtonwood to add to Adair’s excellent writeup.