Helsby Running Club

Helsby Running Club

Release your green energy with us
Our races
Helsby Half We host the well loved Four Villages Half Marathon (sponsored by Essar) at the start of the year – the perfect motivation to keep running over the Christmas period, and the start of...
About
All about Helsby. We are a friendly club based around happy runners from Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn, Elton, Chester and surrounding villages. Try it, you might like it. Finding us We are on the western edge...
Club nights
The club meets every Wednesday for a 6:30pm start at the Helsby Community Sports Club (WA6 0DL). In the summer, we enjoy off road runs of varying lengths, in the lovely rolling countryside around Helsby and Frodsham....

Club nights


The club meets every Wednesday for a 6:30pm start at the Helsby Community Sports Club (WA6 0DL). In the summer, we enjoy off road runs of varying lengths, in the lovely rolling countryside around Helsby and Frodsham. Other options are available for those afraid of getting trainers dirty!

Getting started…
If you’ve not been before, give it a go. Say hello to someone and make yourself known, something like “Hello I’m new here, I’d like to go for a run” should do the trick.

You don’t need to train up just to make an appearance, and you won’t be left behind. We have fast people; we have slow people. Mostly we just have people that enjoy running. Drop in a couple of times and see if you like it. Nobody will ask you for money (not just yet anyway!). We have hot showers at the club house and the chance of a nice sit down afterwards with beer or orange juice, depending how virtuous you are. 

We also have a quality session on Mondays at 6.30pm, in the summer months at Helsby High School (WA6 0HY), and in the winter, in the top field of Castle Park (off Netherton Drive) (WA6 6DG) or at Helsby Park (off Robin Hood Lane) (WA6 OBU). The latest programme is shown below:

Programme – Sep to Nov 2019

Early Friday morning, there is a Friday Fun (or Fitness?!) Club meets at Runcorn. Usual meet: 6am Red Brow Lane. It is arranged by Ian Rutherford via our Facebook page.  New faces always welcome.

To see what we get up to each week look at our blog!! https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/


DIRT relays and Bacchus half
Here’s the latest race reports from last week and reminder from Chris. Thanks to everyone who has sent one in. Please...
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Half marathon and Offa’s Dyke
Firstly some great news from 4 Villages Half Marathon race director, Laura Baynham-Hughes Amazing news – the 4 Villages Half...
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North West relays
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Our races

Helsby Half

We host the well loved Four Villages Half Marathon (sponsored by Essar) at the start of the year – the perfect motivation to keep running over the Christmas period, and the start of many people’s road campaign for the year. The race is around the 3rd or 4th Sunday of January, entries typically opening on 1 Oct. It does fill fast, so worth getting your entry in promptly.

Sandstone Trail

We’re lucky enough to find ourselves situated at the top of one of the area’s best long distance footpaths, the Sandstone Trail. In May we also hold the Sandstone Trail Challenge, an end to end challenge for walkers and runners (50/50 split). We always get great feedback from this and it’s a pleasure to see people’s faces at the end when they’ve achieved something special. Bus to the start from Frodsham to Whitchurch (in a whole other county) and then make your way back to Frodsham, passing the well-stocked food and drink checkpoints on the way. Wouldn’t you like to run the entire length of an OS map?

Border’s League

We are on the rota to host a round of the Borders League, an inter-club series of road events held over the winter months. Most recently we’ve used new courses on the Wigg Island nature reserve (a delightful space alongside the Manchester Ship Canal) and a course based out of Manley Mere.

The Wobbler

In memory of one of our club stalwarts who sadly passed away in 2012, Robbie Webster, we also host a fell inspired trail race over Frodsham Hill. Robbie Webster’s Wobbler is, according to Garmin, 8.8km in distance with roughly 500m of ascent, ie 5.5 Miles and 1650 ft. Guaranteed to leave your legs wobbling! Don’t be fooled by the ‘trail race’ moniker, this is tough little fell race in disguise.