Helsby weekend round-up 1st – 2nd February 2014

Hi all

It was race number 48 at the Delamere Park 5k Run and normal service was resumed with Colin Bishop taking a podium place in 2nd overall followed by first lady home for Helsby Janet Robertson.

2 Colin BISHOP 18:23 VM50-54 82.86 % M 2 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:47 20  
40 Janet ROBERTSON 23:42 VW45-49 68.35 % F 3 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:36 11  
47 Jim JONES 24:34 VM45-49 59.09 % M 42 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:22:50 5  
57 Louise MCEVELEY 25:39 VW45-49 63.81 % F 9 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 25  
60 Jackie KEASLEY 25:47 VW55-59 69.30 % F 10 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:24:39 2  
83 Ian HILDITCH 27:30 VM70-74 65.76 % M 65 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:25:21 20  
118 Donna GEER 30:21 VW40-44 51.84 % F 38 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:28:31 6  

Full results as below


Saturday morning was also the Halewood 5k wth four out for Helsby led home by Colin Thompson who was 15th overall followed by Ivan and Tom with course PB’s and Dave Madders.

15th                   Colin Thompson                        17.46
29th                   Ivan Davies                               19.23
38th                   Tom DeJong                             20.04
74th                   Dave Madders                          23.05

Full results for Halewood are available below, just scroll to the bottom of the page.


Saturday afternoon saw Clive Wilkinson head to the Tarren Hendre fell race and his race report is below

“Decided to make the journey into Wales to give fell running a try. Unfortunately a forecast of strong winds resulted in the summit section of the race being removed from the course on the advice of the Mountain Rescue Team. This left a steep walk, followed by a lot of trail running and a very muddy descent. Weather wasn’t too bad in the end although we did have hailstones at one point.

Finished 22nd in a field of 49 with a time of 52:01

Clive Wilkinson”

Well done to Clive on what was a fantastic results for his first fell race!

Full results for Tarren Hendre are already up on the fellrunner website and a report usually follows on the Welsh Fell Runners website. Links as below.



Sunday was the 3rd Border League of the season at Abergele. There were 18 runners out for Helsby so a good showing with Helsby positions and times as below. Some great performances out there too with Colin Bishop leading the men home and Jane Ashbrook first Helsby lady.

22nd                   Colin Bishop                             28.29 (1st in age cat)
24th                   Colin Thompson                        28.38
103rd                 Roy Gaskill                               33.08
119th                 Tom DeJong                             33.45
134th                 Jane Ashbrook                          34.56
144th                 Vanessa Griffiths                      35.24 (3rd in age cat)
150th                 Joanne Lacking                         35.37
163rd                 Stephen Wiggins                       36.13
171st                 Laura Baynham-Hughes            36.39
180th                 Carol Shaw                               37.01 (3rd in age cat)
181st                 Andy Smith                               37.03
186th                 Adrian Jackson                         37.20 1
89th                 Claire-Louise Miller                    37.31
196th                 Geoff Shaw                              37.51
214th                 Louise McEveley                       38.50
248th                 Betty Grieve                              43.38
254th                 Ben Williams                             44.22
264th                 Janet Shaw                               47.08 (3rd in age cat)

Overall Helsby ladies were 4th team in Division 1 and Helsby men were 7th in Division 2.

For full results please see http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

Sunday was also the Mercia organised Long Mynd Valleys race where sole Helsby participant Jim O’Hara had a fantastic run in a quality field for 29th overall in 2.05.47.

For full results and other information and photos please see this link


and finally

Jackie Keasley would like to say

Thanks for coming along to last Weds 4 Villages Wash up meeting. It was well attended & there were many good ideas & comments for next year’s race, easier to do now than next year whilst it’s fresh in our minds & legs!

We have had plenty of suggestions for our summer road & fell counters. Please come along on Wed 26th Feb 8.30 to the bar after our club run, where we will sort out the counters lists for this summer championships. Sustenance for the evening will be chip baps organised by Dave & Lesley who will be in touch.