Helsby weekend round-up 7th-8th December 2013

Hi all

Early round-up this week as all results are in.

Two park runs this weekend, Delamere and York both on Saturday 7th December.

This weekend saw the 39th Delamere Park Run and even with a cold Helsby’s Colin Bishop managed to secure his usual podium place! I also believe Charlie Ashbrook received his 10 park run t-shirt, so well done to Charlie. Rachel Arnold was first Helsby lady home. Congratulations also go to Donna and Paul both securing course PB’s. 7 runners out for Helsby.

3 Colin BISHOP 18:29 VM50-54 82.42 % M 3 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:47 17  
55 Rachel ARNOLD 24:08 VW50-54 70.30 % F 6 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:39 7  
95 Louise MCEVELEY 28:18 VW45-49 57.24 % F 24 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 17  
99 Donna GEER 28:31 VW40-44 55.17 % F 28 Helsby RC New PB! 4  
100 Paul BULMER 28:33 VM55-59 53.82 % M 72 Helsby RC New PB! 3  
101 Stephen WIGGINS 28:38 SM20-24 45.52 % M 73 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:14 11  
130 Jane ASHBROOK 34:45 VW35-39 43.55 % F 49 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 17  

For full Delamere results please see the following link


A little further than Delamere Ben Williams took on the York Park run where Ben was 65th in 22.59.

65 Benjamin John WILLIAMS 22:59 SM35-39 57.72 % M 60 Helsby RC First Timer! 15

Full results for the York park run are available as below, not a bad time for the winner it seems!


Anyone else been further afield than York to do a Parkrun?

Saturday was also Race 10 in the MerseyVend 5k Grand Prix series with a top ten finish for Colin Thompson with a fantastic sub 18 minute run. Also running was Dave Madders

10th       Colin Thompson                        17.45
54th       Dave Madders                          20.52

For full results see the link below and look for 7th December results (scroll to the bottom)


Saturday afternoon was the 3rd race in the Liverpool & District XC League at the great Stadt Moers course over in Knowsley. For those who missed this race the course is repeated (minus a small first lap) in a few weeks for the Sunday League XC. Well worth a trip!

This particular race was a club counter over one small lap and three large laps accounting for just under 10k on what is an undulating course. (Spikes a must have!) It was a really good standard for this race too with the likes of Johnny Mellor in the starting line-up among others. Jayne Joy shone on the day with a podium finish and tore up the ground after the first couple of laps to close a big gap and finish just behind 2nd lady.

34th       Adair Broughton                        36.27
38th       Jayne Joy                                  36.44 (3rd lady)
41st       Chris Baynham-Hughes            37.22
76th       Jane Ashbrook                          42.21
80th       Steve Riley                               42.44
104th     Chris Hatton                              49.38
108th     Clive Wilkinson                          52.34

Helsby were 6th team from 11 so well done to everyone who ran. Special thanks once again to the support round the course offered by Joe and Mario

Full results can be found here


Sunday was a day of Santa’s and three wore a Helsby vest including our very own now champion Father Christmas Colin Thompson. Not content with a top ten finish on Saturday Colin decided to add a flash of red and white to his usual green and take part in the Runcorn Santa Dash alongside compatriots Roy Gaskill and Tom DeJong as well as another 600 runners. In Colin’s own words

“Myself, Tom and Roy were out for the Halton Haven Santa Dash yesterday (Sunday 8th December). A short 4k race starting in West Bank Widnes, up over the Silver Jubilee Bridge down the expressway to Astmoor, back along the busway to the old town and finish outside the Brindley theatre. About 600 runners out and a good run by all from Helsby, we occupied 3 of the top 5 places! I managed to sneak a win, Roy 3rd and Tom 5th. Great fun and a nice mince pie at the end finished off a very enjoyable race. Thanks Col PS there are no results for the santa dash as it wasn’t timed unfortunately.”

Make sure you congratulate Colin on his win and for Roy also on the podium and to Tom for his top 5 finish. Hopefully we’ll see Colin’s winning performance make the front page of the Runcorn Star.

Photo of one of our dashing Santa’s as below

Tom DeJong takes delivering presents very seriously

Tom DeJong takes delivering presents very seriously

Also on Sunday was the Stockport 10 miler. Two out for Helsby and well done to Dave for weekend double. Full results below

134th     Ivan Davies                   1.08.19
329th     Dave Madders              1.15.20


I’ve had no other results through but if I’ve missed anything out as always please let me know as I can update as necessary.

Keep on running