Rainow 5 race results 11th May 2011 counter 3

Hi all

Please find attached for the third fell counter, the Rainow 5, which was held on Wednesday 11th May. A Mild night with excellent running conditions underfoot saw some fast times for all. This 5 mile race is from the quiet village of Rainow to White Nancy and back.

Full results here with Helsby positions and placing’s below


10th         Adair Broughton                               35.40

19th         Chris Baynham-Hughes                 37.57

26th         Ian Landucci                                       39.03

55th         Steve Riley                                          42.54

90th         Andy Smith                                         48.04

Some photos here, not many of Helsby but will show you something of the atmosphere and race.


Many thanks for Mario and Joe, as ever, providing great support  before, during and after the race.

Please note the next fell race is once again a club favourite, the Mynydd Mawr on the bank holiday Monday. It’s a shortish hill race, suitable for all runners with refreshments afterwards. More details to follow.



Rainow race 3 fell series wed 11th may 7.30pm

Hi all

Just a reminder that tonight Wednesday 11th May sees our 3rd Race in the Fell series, the 7.30pm kick-off at Rainow.

Directions/address for race registration

Rainow Institute, Stocks Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield SK10 5XR

Details of the race on the fellrunner website below


As you can see, at 5 miles and only 750ft of climb this is a great race to introduce yourself to some off-road or hill running, plus, and more importantly lots of tea and cake afterwards.

 11 Helsby runners ran at Dinas Bran (still awaiting results) for the last fell counter so hopefully we can have another good turnout

Helsby technical description of race: Run to the milk bottle and back as fast as you can. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Nancy



Rainow 5 fell race

A hearteningly strong showing from the green vests over at Rainow last night (a lovely village just outside Macclesfield, home to two ex members of New Order, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer and a Stone Rose, it says here).

A shortish race (5 miles), without too much climbing (750′), this is a fairly beginner-friendly event. Or depending on your perspective, short enough to make you feel obliged to really, really try. And consequently get really, really tired. Anyway, there were some good performances on a perfect evening for running, with Jane notably taking 3 minutes off last year and coming home with a prize, and Adair knocking a staggering 2 mins off last year, from what was already a good baseline.

Quite an undulating course with one short sharp grind up to the folly of White Nancy (built to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo, but this time witnessing a more friendly form of conflict).

Back in the second tier for the men, there was a veritable log-jam of green vests, with 4 of us battling away and finishing within about 10 places and another shortly behind. Strong support from Joe for all, poor bloke didn’t know who to cheer for hardest!

Running last night were:

13. Adair Broughton, 36m 20

37. Chris Baynham-Hughes, 40m 06

41. Steve Riley, 40m 44

43. Jim O’Hara, 41m

46. Ian Landucci, 41m 20

53. Jane Ashbrook, 42m 23

85. Chris Hatton, 46m 22

117. Andy Smith, 52m 54

132. Robbie Webster, 59m 31

Full results on the Macc site http://www.mh.k313.com/mh/index.php.

Pencil it in for next year if you fancy it – if you can do a Wednesday club hill run, you can do this.