16 – 23 years old? WIN FREE STUFF!

RunnerRun for prizes with Helsby!

If you’re at all interested in running and you’re between 16 and 23 we’d love to get you involved in our youth development sessions coming up.

These are friendly sessions for all abilities with some great prizes at the end of it. Prizes are non-competitive — you don’t have to be the fastest to win!


  1. Mon 13 Oct, 5:45pm. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  2. Sat 18 Oct, 9:30am. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  3. Mon 20 Oct, 5:45pm. Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.
  4. Wed 29 Oct, 6:30pm. Helsby Sports Club, Chester Rd, Helsby.
  5. Sat 8 Nov, 9:00am. Delamere 5k Parkrun, Visitor Centre car park, Delamere Forest. Sign up at www.parkrun.org.uk
  6. Sat 15 Nov, 9:30am. Run a mile as fast as you can followed by free prize draw! Top field, Castle Park, Frodsham.

Download the flyer (PDF)

Download the youth development and prize registration form (Word)

All sessions are led by England Athletics qualified running leaders who are members of Helsby running club. Please contact Jane Ashbrook on 07900697303 or at janeashbrookphysio@gmail.com  or runners@helsbyrunningclub.org.uk for further information.

Free running leadership course

There is a Leadership in Running Fitness Course being held in Cheshire on 21st April 2012:

Saturday 21st April 2012, 8.45am to 5pm
NC0365, Box 8, Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

This course is being organised by Sport Cheshire and aims to raise the number of qualified leaders in running clubs.  They are offering the course for FREE, and in return leaders are asked to completed a minimum of 10 weeks worth of running groups.  Individuals will receive a hi-vis t-shirt branded, a first aid kit and hi vis snap bands for safety.

More: Sarah Tilling, Partnership Officer (Participation)
M: 07720 592 784
E: sarah.tilling@sportcheshire.org
W: www.sportcheshire.org



Fancy being sponsored?

Hexx, the people making our hoodies, also run a grassroots sponsorship program for aspiring sportspeople. The scheme offers a clothing package, nutrition and media support. It’s not just for elites and seeks to encourage people aiming for big improvements in their sport (I can think of a couple of people!). Not limited to runners, so if you’re active in another sport or know someone interested let them know. Deadline for applications: 27 Feb.

Read more in the attached PDF: HexxTalent-2012.

2011/12 borders league dates

Some early dates for your diaries, next winter’s borders league dates and venues:
16/09 Prestatyn
13/11 Wallasey
11/12 Tattenhall
08/01 Abergele
26/02 Wrexham Tri
11/03 Helsby
25/04 Deestriders (presentation evening).

You’ll note we’re hosting the March event. Start making those sandwiches!

Four villages buffs now on eBay

The most excellent Four Villages Buffs are now available on eBay. Already being seen around as the apres-race accessory for the discerning runner. These are genuine buffs, generally retailing at 13 or 14 quid, in a never-to-be-repeated 30th anniversary commemorative design.

Fill your boots over at eBay, where you can pay the frankly ridiculous sum of £7.50 for this cult item. And it’s post free.

I was Buff-sceptic, till I tried one. It’s a really functional bit of kit, taking up almost zero space in your pack. I’d recommend getting a spare in case yours is requisitioned elsewhere.