Edale Skyline, Wilmslow Half, Wrekin Fell March 2012

Edale Skyline, Wilmslow Half, Wrekin Fell March 2012

Hi all

This weekend saw the classic Edale Skyline race, and one of the Helsby Long Distance Trail Race counters at 21 miles and over 4000ft of ascent in total. 299 runners finished with a great winning time of 2.41.55 in what were obviously warm conditions.

Four green vests out for Helsby, ably led by Chris Baynham-Hughes to secure the full set of points. (Please bear in mind Chris had run the Hardmoors 55 the week before!)

Helsby positions and places below

44th      Chris Baynham-Hughes         3.27.10

123rd    Andy Robinson                       3.56.04
208th    Ed Halliwell                             4.19.09
266th    Jackie Keasley                       4.44.36

Full results available below


This weekend also saw the Wilmslow Half Marathon, the first Cheshire GP counter with over 4000 runners on the day

Results and photos available here


Two Helsby runners enjoying the day with positions and times below

879th    Mike Searle                 1.42.33
2799th  Nesta Hawker             2.03.37

Mike has written a highly entertaining and descriptive account of his day here, just check out the previous Helsby Blog article or simply click the link below


Also out at the weekend was the ageless Robbie Webster competing in the Wrekin Fell Race, full results here


Robbie Webster was 87th in 1.21.52

There are also photos of the day available on the Welsh Fell Runners website


We also have a great write-up of Chris’s Edale race with plenty of description, video and photos in Chris’s blog account (also has detailed information and extremely interesting write-ups of his training for the Bob Graham)


Video’s of Andy Robinson and Ed Halliwell final descent at Edale are included on the blog.

It’s very promising to see people writing up about their races and events and sharing the day with other people, keep them coming! The more people that write about races and share their thoughts the better, as it adds a depth to the Helsby blog that can’t be gained just from listing positions and times. Please feel free to add or send something in the future, even one or two sentences can make a difference!




  1. ianland

    Excellent race reports all round. I particularly enjoyed the videos of Andy and Ed finishing at Edale.

    I think we should introduce a new club prize for the most entertaining video or photograph. So far this year we have Andy’s Irish Jig, Ed’s celebratory cap throwing and Jim’s head over heels.

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