Jubilee weekend round-up June 2012

Hi all

Some results from the weekend

Four Members of Helsby were out for Hollins Green 5k Cheshire Grand Prix event on Saturday 2nd June led by Geoff Shaw. Full results below


Helsby positions and times as follows:

137th    Geoff Shaw                21.20
153rd    Carol Shaw                 21.49
199th    John Thompson          23.28
228th    Janet Shaw                 25.59

Following the Mynyd Mwfr hill race Monday morning, by 1.00pm we were pleasantly informed that Andy Robinson has followed in Chris’s footsteps and successfully completed the Bob Graham round in 23 hours 37 minutes. Magnificent achievement by Andy and he’ll be doing report for the Helsby blog shortly. Congratulations to Andy from all at Helsby!

Blog article here: https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/warning-may-contain-nuts/

Monday morning saw our yearly pilgrimage to quiet Trefonen near Oswestry for the 4 mile Mynydd Myfyr.hill run. Helsby ladies were able to steal the show with 1st and 2nd places from Jayne and Jane but not to be outdone in the prizegiving was Helen Moss for first in her age category and Jackie Keasley also. Great to see Betty testing her hill legs too. Although there were some lovely flowers on display it seemed like the Welsh whiskey was a better choice for the ladies winner.

Adair, Phil and Robbie were the male contingent.

Many thanks to Joe, Mario and Rachel for support during the run with Rachel out supporting her son who had a stunning run to pick up a cash prize as first Junior.

Full results now available for Mynydd Myfyr with Helsby position and times below
6th        Adair Broughton          23.18
23rd      Jayne Joy                   26.04 (1st lady)
29th      Jane Ashbrook            27.22 (2nd lady)
58th      Jackie Keasley           32.23 (1st in category)
71st      Betty Grieve                34.55
81st      Robbie Webster          38.24
83rd      Helen Moss                 41.41 (1st in category)
85th      Phil Gillard                   41.43

Having a look at the Oswestry Olympians site I’ve just noticed that the Lake Vyrnwy race September 9th, which is one of our club counters is already full. I’ve missed the boat on this particular race but fortunately some Helsby members were a bit more on the ball!

Joe also surprised everyone by bringing his torch in honour of his good friend Doug Morris and luckily Mick Charman was on hand to capture some photos.


Tuesday night saw the Thurstaston Multi-terrain challenge now run by Pensby Runners. Over 70 people were out for this event that has been in early May in previous years. We didn’t have a delightful sunset like in previous years but did miss the worst of the rain during the run. Jayne Joy doubled up on two wins in two days showing that form is temporary but class is permanent. Adair, Colin and Adrian and Albert were also out to enjoy the night. (I’ve picked up a Helsby vest btw, presumably Albert’s?). Many thanks to Joe out on course, on the beach and on the Wirray Way for the run in.

Full Results , video and Photos from Pete Douglas here

5th        Adair Broughton          37.56
15th      Colin Thompson          40.58
17th      Jayne Joy                   41.22 (1st Female)
31st      Adrian Jackson           44.56
33rd      Albert Berry                 45.38



If I’ve missed anything out please let me know

Next club counter is this Sunday 10th June, Mersey Tunnel 10k starting Liverpool city centre and finishing New Brighton. Details here:





No track session monday 4th June & June race details

Thanks to everyone who was at track last night and I believe that set a new record of attendance.
Obviously those at track know that the BBC were filming Joe coaching the session which was a surprise for everybody (so maybe that accounted for our times being a second or two faster last night!) and hopefully Joe will now be seen on the extended Northwest Tonight BBC1 on this Friday June 1st between 7 and 8.00pm (The show is a live event for the torch heading into Liverpool with other coverage of some of the Northwest’s torchbearers). If you happen to miss it and Joe is on TV I will send an i-player link out which should give you 7 days to watch it.
Please note: there will be no track session next Monday Bank Holiday June 4th
but for those wanting a run out on that day there is a great little introductory fell / hill race that Helsby always support and have a good showing in each year. Details here
The race is approx. 4 miles and equivalent to a run up Helsby Hill in ascent. It Will be great to see many of you there. Tea and cakes available in the community hall after the event and I think they have a kids fun run too.
For those that can’t make Monday then there is another localish trail event at Thurstaston, where we start the multi-terrain September series, although it uses a different course. This race is now run by Pensby but expect 6 miles of trail, beach and woodland. If you get a nice night can be a tremendous race running along the beach. Details here:
My running calendar might be down for a few days so I’ve attached a PDF of June’s races to keep everyone informed. If you need any more information just ask.
I’ll also be sending out a confirmation email regarding our Macclesfield day out for Joe’s torch run shortly.