Helsby weekly round-up 2nd – 7th September 2014

Hi all

Tuesday 2nd September was Race 1 of the September Multi-terrain series was a 4.7m affair at Royden Park near Thurstaston. Nine out for Helsby with Colin Thompson first home for the men and Vanessa first from the Helsby ladies.

11th         Colin Thompson               29.34
69th         Tom DeJong                       33.00
130th      Steve Riley                          36.58
133rd      Adrian Jackson                  37.19
147th      Geoff Shaw                        38.51
25th         Vanessa Griffiths             38.09
32nd        Jo Lacking                            38.28
50th         Helen Owens                     41.08
63rd        Carol Shaw                          43.18

Mens ‘A’ Team 19th and Ladies ‘A’ Team were 11th and Ladies ‘B’ Team were 37th.

Race organiser apologises for delays exiting car park but supposedly the Hotel owner had decided to deliberately block his car at an exit and was being more than a little awkward.

Full results are available from www.stevesaunders.co.uk

Next Race is at Harrison Drive opposite the Derby pool 19:00 start, tonight!

Delamere Park Run on Saturday 6th September saw ten green vests with Ed Halliwell leading the Helsby contingent home. Rachel Arnold was first Helsby lady.

12 Edward HALLIWELL 20:35 VM40-44 66.80 % M 11 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:58 5
18 Gareth BOYD 21:03 VM40-44 65.80 % M 17 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:08 12
20 Alfie GRADY 21:31 JM15-17 62.74 % M 19 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:20:48 25
26 David FEAKES 22:02 VM50-54 68.00 % M 24 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:37 23
45 Jim JONES 23:07 VM45-49 63.30 % M 41 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:16 16
59 Rachel ARNOLD 24:38 VW50-54 69.76 % F 7 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:39 12
62 Lesley FEAKES 24:49 VW45-49 66.76 % F 8 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:15 26
162 Paul BULMER 31:26 VM55-59 48.89 % M 109 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:33 17
163 Claire MORTON 31:31 VW55-59 56.69 % F 54 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:27:05 13
164 Louise MCEVELEY 31:32 VW45-49 51.90 % F 55 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:47 42



Sunday 7th September saw Shelf Moor Fell Race, the third of our Inter-club series of races and a good race by Jimmy saw him take home the full 20 points. Rachel Arnold was 1st Helsby lady home. As this was the third and final race in the Inter-club series I have heard that Helsby have done enough to take home the title so well done to everyone who has been involved in any of the races!

Steve Rileys comments from facebook “Top run out today at Shelf Moor, Glossop. Smiley faces at the end from Jimmy (after a 5000′ warm up yesterday), Phil , Steve, Paul, Janet, Rachel and Jackie. Joe in full voice as per usual. About 6 miles and 1500′. Hills, sunshine, peat bogs, rocks, smiles. Rumour has it we did enough to snatch the inter club championships from Spectrum, Pensby and Tattenhall. Get in!”

11th         Jim O’Hara                          50.31
56th         Phil Gillard                           1.02.36
59th         Steve Riley                          1.02.52
78th         Paul Foster                         1.09.09
79th         Rachel Arnold                    1.09.21
81st         Janet Robertson               1.10.34
92nd        Jackie Keasley                   1.17.10

Details and results here



Regarding the Inter-club series please find all the relevant results from the Spectrum website


and well done to Spectrum for organising and collating all the results.

Sunday saw a great result for Adrian at the Delamere Montane Trail 10k where he was 18th from over 160 runners. He ran so well he was awarded a special pink t-shirt, full evidence will appear on the blog shortly

18th         Adrian Jackson                  50.17

The Adrian

The Adrian

Full results available below


Also on Sunday Jenny and Tim Palmer ran in the Lakes. A report from Tim below

“Jenny and I ran in the Lakeland Trails Derwentwater 10k Trail Race on Saturday and we too received pink T shirts for doing so. The race starts at Fitz Park In Keswick and is very much a race of three parts: after a lap of the park, it is 2.5 miles along the old railway (now a cycle/foot path) alongside (and sometimes over) the River Greta, then a steep climb 400ft in about 1.5miles finished off an exhilarating fast descent back to Keswick. The weather was kind to us and the views were great.

Jenny 1:00:53 122nd out of 278
Tim 0:49:04 31st out of 278 

Full results are:http://www.lakelandtrails.org/download/Results/Keswick14/rptResult10km.html

Note: that on the provisional results we are listed as Deeside Orienteering Club, not Helsby – this should be changed on the full results”

Sunday was also the Salford 10k with four out for Helsby and a storming run by Ivan Davies saw him take home first for a Helsby in a classy sub 40 time. Not sure who the 4th runner was but Dave Madders has been watching too much Doctor Who and was in more than one time and place so all credit to him.

107th      Ivan Davies                         39.30
126th      Roy Gaskill                          40.20
186th      Dave Madders                  42.18
244th      Dave Madders                  43.30

Results available here http://www.tdl.ltd.uk

If I’ve missed anything from the round-up please let me know as I’ll update the blog as necessary.

Keep on running


Easter Weekend Round-up 2014

Hi all

Great running from everyone from the Spring 5 and the varied races over the Chocolate break and Helsby has definitely had a rebirth over the last year. Many thanks to Colin Thompson once again for ensuring we have a set of results out this week.

Firstly i’d like to draw everyone’s attention to an article in the Chester Chronicle about Helsby runner Paul Bulmer that Jackie has informed me about. It’s an inspiring read and goes to show what can be achieved and also how people should regard the club as a team however well we do individually.


On Wednesday 16th April it was the Chester Spring 5 and 3rd road counter in the Helsby summer series which saw 17 green vests out in the country lanes of Upton. Colin Thompson for full Helsby points in a very good field was an impressive 18th in 28.26 while Joanne Lacking keeps her great form for first in for Helsby ladies to take the honours. Well done to everyone else who secured PB’s as I know Tom did. Well done to all who ran.

Full Helsby results please see below:

18th      Colin Thompson                      28:26

73rd      Derek Morris                           31:34

82nd     Tom Dejong                            32:04

103rd    Ian Landucci                           32:52

112th    Jim Higgins                             33:36

164th    Joanne Lacking                      35:35

174th    Laura Baynham-Hughes        36:13

176th    Stephen Wiggins                     36:22

194th    Tim Palmer                             36:45

203rd    Carol Shaw                             37:15

219th    Paul Foster                              37:49

222nd   Geoff Shaw                            37:53

258th    Louise McEveley                    40:06

260th    Jackie Keasley                       40:20 (3rd in age cat)

284th    Jenny O’Hare                         42:58

291st    Jenny Palmer                         43:54

319th    Donna Geer                            46:43

Full results here:


On Good Friday it was the Salford 10k with the very Good Ivan and Dave putting Helsby on the map in Manchester. (Was Moyes running the other way?) Ivan’s race report below.

Myself and David madders ran the Salford 10k on Good Friday. This event is a two lap course starting from Salford sports village. Not the prettiest of courses but quite flat and a good for those pb hunting.

For some reason I thought this might be one of those “niche” events that slip under the radar from time to time, where a 40 minute 10k might just put you well up the final placings…how wrong I was.

A quick look at the results will show what a quality field turned out for this; 10 people ran under 31 minutes and a sub 35 only just got you in the top 50.  Despite this, the weather was kind and although they went to great lengths to give us all chip (timing), there didn’t seem to be any timing mats on the course and the results seem to be gun times only? So chip times probably a Few seconds faster.

Helsby results below:

166th    Ivan Davies                             39:52

287th    Dave Madders                        45:06

Full results here:


On Saturday 19th April it was the 58th Delamere Parkrun with Jim Jones first in for Helsby in a fine 21.34 run. Janet Robertson was first Helsby lady home. Good running everyone

Helsby results below:

27th      Jim Jones                               21:34

58th      Derek Gallagher                     23:07

71st      Janet Robertson                     23:42

94th      Louise McEveley                    24:50

232nd   Ivor Johnstone                        33:47

Full results here:


Saturday was a tough North Wales Series Fell Race. Brief race report from Phil below

“Jimmy O’Hara, Alec Robertson and I (Phil Gillard) ran in the Ras Y Moelwyn race on Saturday – 10 miles, 2800 feet, no results yet but nice video which catches the mood nicely”


Other details and results should appear here in time


Runcorn Bridge Race Report from Colin Thompson below:

On Easter Sunday 20th April it was the Runcorn Bridge 5 mile road race and 4th road counter of the year. It was a brilliant turn out for Helsby with 14 green vests on show. The race starts on the Runcorn side of the bridge, up over the Silver Jubilee into Widnes, left through the industrial estate to Halebank with the finish in Hale Park. The course is mostly flat with only a few undulations and conditions were perfect for a PB, which showed on the day with some brilliant running resulting in Colin Bishop and Carol Shaw winning their V50 age categories to shine on the day. Colin Bishop was first for the men with a fantastic time of 28:19 and top ten place for the full 20 points, and Joanne Lacking first lady home in a strong 35:41. Helsby men also won 3rd team place which, for a small running club like ours, is brilliant to be able to beat some of the big Merseyside and Cheshire teams and shows how much talent we currently have within the club.”

That third place team place is fantastic news! Well done guys. Thanks also to everyone out watching and supporting the race. It’s much appreciated by all the runners and please let me know if you have supported and watched a race because it’s nice to give a thankyou to those who dedicate a lot of their time to the club.

Helsby results below:

9th        Colin Bishop                            28:19 (1st in age cat)

11th      Colin Thompson                      28:30

51st      Roy Gaskill                             32:04 (3rd in age cat)

57th      Jim Higgins                             32:20

60th      Tom Dejong                            32:34

71st      Stephen Roach                       33:03

129th    Joanne Lacking                      35:41

145th    Carol Shaw                             36:21 (1st in age cat)

156th    Derek Gallagher                     36:46

191st    Geoff Shaw                            38:08

220th    Louise McEveley                    38:58

222nd   Stephen Wiggins                     39:00

250th    Clare Miller                              39:43

341st    Shan McCarthy                      43:17

Full results here:


Great round-up this week, an honour to send out

As always, keep on running


In other news please find an email from Louise below

Hi All,

On Friday 25th April (this coming Friday) a few of us are going to the Chinese Delight in Frodsham for a meal, and then in to Frodsham for a drink or 12.

I have 14 confirmed names on Facebook already but if you would like to come and your name is not below please email me on lspruce83@live.co.uk so I can add you to the list.

Unfortunately as it is quite short notice I need numbers by Wednesday  23rd, sorry it’s last minute but hopefully some of you can make it.

Confirmed names so far are as follows, Me, Col Thompson, Derek Morris, Helen Owens, Gareth Boyd, Chris Fitzpatrick, Jo Lacking, Jane Ashbrook, Jamie Dowdall, Tom Dejong, Gareth O’Connor, Roy Duffy, Lou McEveley, and Ste Wiggins. Thanks Guys Louise xx