Guilden sutton six

A new race to me, and a good one. This long-standing race started life as a 6 miler and later mutated into a metric 10k. Well organised by West Cheshire, with kilometre markers all the way around, making it easy to gauge your efforts.

Starting in the village, with the now traditional ‘traffic management’ faff, we were soon off on a short lap followed by a bigger anti-clockwise loop. For the most part we ran on quiet country lanes with a brief excursion down the footpath of the main A51, where the noise came as a rude shock. By the time we were back on the lanes we were all digging in for the last 2k to the finish, where the main hilly challenges of the course (in truth only minor) made themselves felt. The final little rise up to the finish seemed harder than it should have been, especially when you’re conscious of the runner behind closing in!

Helsby turnouts from Adair, Ian, Steve, Geoff, Adrian, Carol and Janet in what was the penultimate road series counter. A PB for Adair with a few seconds off an already impressive best for the distance. Great morning for running! A still day and actually quite warm.

Full results can be found at the link below

Helsby positions and times as follows

16th         Adair Broughton               35.41
45th         Ian Landucci                       38.39
102nd      Steve Riley                          43.53
103rd      Geoff Shaw                        44.06
133rd      Carol Shaw                          46.09
138th      Adrian Jackson                  46.55
194th      Janet Shaw                         55.20.


Chester half marathon results sunday 15th may

Hi all

Helsby featured 13 runners from the 2161 finishers at the Chester Half on Sunday.

Well done to all taking part in a windy and drizzly May morning.

Full results for the Chester half are available at

Helsby positions and ‘chip’ times as below

20th Adair Broughton 01:19:21
238th Colin Scarisbrick 01:34:35
268th Geoff Shaw 01:36:00
428th Gareth Boyd 01:39:12
707th Beverley Mitchell 01:46:01
708th Richard Mitchell 01:46:01
756th David Hartley 01:45:59
821st Alison Meakin 01:49:39
897th David Madders 01:51:03
1666th Julia Tickridge 02:07:54
1747th Christopher Newman 02:09:06
1832nd Susan Harrison 02:11:46
1848th Sarah Savage 02:12:23


Photo links to be added soon, if you know of any, then please let me know



Border league race 4 results – details to follow

Great to see so many Helsby vests on Sunday for the Christleton Border League Race

Quite a cool and cloudy morning with a promise of rain but that did not seem to deter too many people. The course was slightly under 10k due to a slightly modified start, but once free of the housing estate quite a ‘pleasant’ run through country roads with a small muddy track 8k into the race and cobbled bridges to counter.

Gallant running from Dave Madders after cycling to the race and missing the start to finish strongly. Congratulations also to Albert Berry securing 1st position in his age category. Well done also to Nesta and Kay with very strong performances in what is their first Border league event. I’m sure we can all remember how tough that first event is!

Well done everybody as I know some members are training hard for various events and marathons approaching.

Having a full mens team and ladies team really secures our positions in the team tables and gives us something to build on.

Great support once again from Joe Beswick.

If you have any comments and thoughts about the event please add them to the blog. It’s great to have feedback.

For full results please follow the link below

Race Position Mens Position Ladies Position       Age Category Position
42 41   BROUGHTON, Adair 35:06 SM 24
71 67   LANDUCCI, Ian 37:03 V45 11
104 97   O’HARA, Jim 38:55 SM 42
116   8 ASHBROOK, Jane 39:48 LV35 3
164 146   SHAW, Geoff 42:18 V55 12
170 151   BERRY, Albert 42:36 V65 1
187 165   SEARLE, Mike 43:53 V45 31
195   28 GRIFFITHS, Vanessa 44:23 LV45 7
205   34 SHAW, Carol 44:56 LV45 10
211 175   KIDD, Tony 45:34 V40 26
223 180   MADDERS, Dave 46:40 SM 59
251   61 GRIEVE, Betty 50:29 LV50 5
252   62 PIRALI, Kay 51:02 SL 19
253   63 HAWKER, Nesta 51:11 LV45 16
258   67 SHAW, Janet 52:33 LV55 3