Druid fell counter results 13th july 2011

Druid fell counter results 13th july 2011

The Druid.

A record turnout for Helsby with 19 Helsby vests participating in this Clywydian Wednesday night jaunt, race two in this particular north Wales series and race eight of our club counters.

So how do we look at this race? The blue sky with only the slightest wisp of cloud, the rolling green hills and welsh livestock chewing the cud, the cooling breeze, the people out supporting a wonderful spectacle of human endeavour, the brilliant vista from the top of Foel Fenli…….or do we think of the blood (Albert), the sweat (undoubtedly all of us) and the beers.

It was quite fantastic to see so many of us out enjoying this race (well, maybe after it had finished anyway) and I bet Joe has a sore throat today what with all the cheering he had to do! Thanks also to the support from Bill and to Mario offering his talent and advice.

As Martin mentions in his report, there was lots of competition throughout the race, with two Helsby in the top ten and some awesome category performances. Ian Landucci took home a bird hotel for his garden for 1st place with Jackie also showing her stunning fell form to win 1st lady in her category.

Paul Porter maintains his 100% prize winning streak for each fell race he completes with a spot prize of five pair of socks (what are your lottery numbers Paul? His last fell race win was a pair of shorts. Maybe some Innov8’s next?), Andy Smith had his choice of prizes and plumped for the hat but Robbie loses out on a voucher for some sweets by pipping Vanessa at the post who scooped that particular prize.

Great running also from Colin and Jayne in what were I think their first foray onto the fells. Great stuff

If you want to add any comments about your particular races or thoughts then please take a look at the blog and the forum, link on the right > (still awaiting lots of you to join in!) and add them, it’s always great to hear peoples thoughts after a race.

There was a team photograph taken too so keep an eye on the blog for that one to appear here soon….

Full results and short report from Martin now available on the welsh fell runners site www.wfra.org.uk

Helsby positions and places as follows:

7th Adair Broughton 35.34
10th Chris Baynham-Hughes 37.21
25th Ian Landucci 39.27
34th Edward Halliwell 41.36
38th Colin Scarisbrick 42.00
46th Jane Ashbrook 42.49
49th Steve Riley 43.42
53rd Paul Porter 44.01
55th Phil Gillard 44.14
56th Andy Robinson 44.21
63rd Janet Robertson 45.28
65th Albert Berry 45.33
75th Andy Smith 46.36
80th Rachel Arnold 47.44
81st Jayne Joy 47.51
99th Jackie Keasley 49.45
113th Carol Shaw 54.56
122nd Robbie Webster 60.06
123rd Vanessa Griffiths 60.07

Please note the next fell counter is the third race in the North Wales series, the Green Green Grass of Home  is on Wednesday night 27th July 2011 @  7.30pm at Llangynhafal, the Golden Lion Pub (the dark side of Moel Famau) Details will be on the www.wfra.org.uk website.

So if you have yet to do a fell race, or fancy trying out the hill legs again please have a think about this one. Will be great to see so many out of for Helsby again.




  1. Ed

    This is a different Llangynhafal to the one in the North Wales Series isn’t it? That one was back in May. The next counter is the Green Green Grass of Home, also from Llangynhafal.


  2. Hi Ed, i’ll update the blog to state the Green Green Grass of Home, it is a different race to the Llangynhafal Loop although the start and finish is in the same place. The Green Green Grass actually changes its route each year! Always a surprise with Martin

  3. Andy

    Of course the Green Green Crass of Home actually coincides with the day the Club Chairman enters a new age category, so plenty of excuses for post race beers in the Golden Lion.

  4. dan chan

    Hey was going to do this but a cycling accident has left me with a few broken bones, will be back running by the beginning of august, and with it being the school holidays hoop to venture out to n.wales. See u all out there,
    Dan Chan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.