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.
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 www.ukresults.net
Helsby positions and ‘chip’ times as below
Photo links to be added soon, if you know of any, then please let me know
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.
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For full results please follow the link below
||Age Category Position