Tuesday night saw the first Multi-terrain of September at Royden Park. This race is similar in ways to Helsby, with wooded sandstone trails and some nice views over the Dee Estuary and North wales. There were less Helsby runners out than previous years, but undoubtedly that was something to do with the brilliant Robbie Webster race on the subsequent night. Results for males and females are taken separately. It is also a team event
This is the route
18th Adair Broughton 30.09 (2nd in age cat)
21st Colin Thompson 30.29
99th Geoff Shaw 37.13
132nd Stephen Wiggins 39.53
22nd Vanessa Griffiths 37.58
52nd Louise McEvely 43.36
54th Alison Meakin 44.11
67th Janet Shaw 46.16 (1st in age cat)
68th Betty Grieve 46.20
This made Helsby men’s team 19th on the night and Helsby ladies A team 12th and B team 27th. Hopefully we can improve on that in the subsequent races!
For full results and information on the remaining races please visit www.stevesaunders.co.uk
Wednesday night was our final Inter-club fell counter and the highly anticipated Robbie Webster Wobbler. With some brilliant planning and organisation from Chris Baynham-Hughes and his team of helpers (proper thanks will be in the full race report!) the night was definitely a success.
We’ll add a separate blog report of the race but one thing we should make known is that after some fantastic support from club members in this series Helsby managed to win the much coveted and highly prized Inter-Club trophy. This definitely highlights the current strength in depth at Helsby and something I’m sure that would have made Robbie Webster very proud.
For a quick look at results and team points and summary please visit Spectrums website here
Friday night was the final race in the Multi-terrain series at Deeside. Brilliant running from Colin Bishop saw him claim 1st in his age category over the four runs and 7th on the night. Looked like we were going to get very wet but the skies actually lightened a little and the race was in near perfect conditions. Thanks to Jane for support on the night.
7th Colin Bishop 27.32
9th Adair Broughton 27.48
Please see here for full results
Saturday was Delamere Park run with 5 Helsby green
|41||Janet ROBERTSON||22:57||VW45-49||70.59 %||F||4||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:36||5|
|43||Carol SHAW||23:15||VW50-54||72.97 %||F||5||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:22||13|
|51||Louise MCEVELEY||24:11||VW45-49||66.99 %||F||9||Helsby RC||New PB!||7|
|64||Kevin SMALLWOOD||25:15||VM40-44||54.85 %||M||54||Helsby RC||New PB!||2|
|66||Ian HILDITCH||25:34||VM70-74||70.73 %||M||56||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:25:32||13|
Saturday was also the ‘Across Wales Walk’ with a race report from Andy Robinson.
“ I ran the Across Wales Walk again on Saturday (my 7th consecutive year). 45 miles from Anchor Bridge near Clun in Shropshire to the seaside at Clarach Bay near Aberystwyth, taking in Plynlymon on the way. First in was John Parry in 8:27 & I was second in 8:35. I won’t be running fast on Wednesday night! The weather wasn’t too bad considering how awful the forecast was, & we got good views from Plynlymon. Head wind the whole way, but it was a great event. Results probably won’t be posted for weeks yet..” Well done to Andy on another fabulous long distance achievement.
It was the Spire Healthcare English Half Marathon in Warrington yesterday, some good results once again for team Helsby on a hilly and windy course! Please find the results below and a link to the full results also.
(Some superb times there and well done to all who ran. This was also a club road counter.)
13th Colin Thompson 80.15
27th Chris Fitzpatrick 83.29
111th Roy Gaskill 90.56
140th Gareth Boyd 92.18
186th Tom DeJong 95.40
282nd Dave Feakes 99.49
323rd Adrian Jackson 1.41.56
347th Stephen Wiggins 1.41.48
423rd Laura Baynam Hughes 1.44.51
472nd Lesley Feakes 1.47.03
517th Jason Ollier 1.48.23
1025th Emily Smith 2.03.50
Sunday was also the Dyffrn Conwy Mountain Triathlon – a brilliant race organised by a very enthusiastic team of dedicated kayakers, runners & mountain bikers, which Jackie Keasley had entered. I’ve received a fantastic race report from Jackie so will add this to the blog as a separate article with photos so be sure you take a look at the blog!
Event details here http://www.map17events.org.uk/
As you can see a busy week was had by all at Helsby so make sure you come back to the Helsby blog to read more about the Robbie Webster Wobbler and Jackie’s Kayaking Triathlon.
Keep on running