Helsby RC Racing News 25th – 31st May 2015

Helsby RC Racing News 25th – 31st May 2015

It is with great sadness I send out this weeks results as we have just heard the devastating news regarding our long standing member Mike McShane who sadly passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. Everybody will be advised further as more information is available.
Welcome to this weeks racing news. Firstly some reminders:

  • Tattenhall Tough Team on Friday 19th June & Grocontinental Relay on Thursday 9th July at Dearnford Lake.
    • Colin Thompson is coordinating the mens teams, if you wish to be involved in either of the events please email him col808@hotmail.com
    • Jane Ashbrook is coordinating the ladies teams janebetts@gmail.com
  • Penny Lane 10k (road counter) Sunday 28th June.
  • Robbie Webster’s Wobbler Plenty of Marshals now, so thanks to every body that has volunteered!
    • Please see cake appeal mail sent earlier – all proceeds going to Nepal Earthquake victims

Excalibur Marathon
We had 3 green vests battling the epic Excalibur Marathon. This race is not for the faint hearted, with 26.2 miles and over 5500ft of climb it is a monster of a course, but that didn’t deter Roy Duffy and Louise McEvelely from travelling to the Clwydians to take it on. Fantastic running saw good results with Roy and Louise crossing the finish line together (Louise also a fabulous 3rd in her age category) Well done folks! It’s also great to see Roy come back in style after a recent injury.
Helsby results:
68th         Louise McEveley              6:08:09
69th         Roy Duffy                            6:08:10
All results here http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1890

Roy & Louise with an interloper
Roy & Louise with an interloper

Only one report this week, Lesley and Dave Feakes competing in a LDWA event at Llongollen, over to Lesley with this fantastic report…
“I completed a LDWA event on Saturday as a walker just to try out the distance for an ultra later in the year. I completed the 35 mile Llangollen Round Challenge that basically covers all the hills/mountains around Llangollen including Moel y Gamlin and Ruabon mountain. Luckily the weather was dry and cool perfect running/walking conditions. There were about 10 runners competing and I would definitely recommend it as a short ultra. As per usual the checkpoints were manned by very helpful marshals with a range of goodies to feed on. The course was fully marked so I did not need to look at a map once! The course starts and finishes in the centre of Llangollen and you are greeted by the town crier as you near the finish line. The event runs every couple of years and I would definitely consider running it next time as I think it is probably easier than walking it and a bit quicker. I finished in 10 hours 30 mins, a bit longer than expected but came in about 15th behind the runners and a few walkers so not too bad a result. To reflect on the day David and I decided to venture into the Helter Skelter for a couple of drinks. Much to our surprise some of Helsby’s elite runners were there, almost unrecognisable in suits after a day at the races! (horses not fells) An entertaining end to a great day’s walking.”
Please find below the results from the Saturday parkruns. Stand out performance this week belongs to Neil Finegan for a brilliant win at Ellesmere Port! Well done Neil.
Warrington parkrun
A total of 314 runners took part.
View full results for Warrington parkrun event #73

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
46 44 Michael WILLIAMS Helsby RC 00:22:58
129 23 Rhea THOMAS Helsby RC 00:26:34

Delamere parkrun
A total of 246 runners took part.
View full results for Delamere parkrun event #113

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
35 4 Joanne LACKING Helsby RC 00:22:08
77 12 Helen OWENS Helsby RC 00:24:15
80 13 Rachel ARNOLD Helsby RC 00:24:37
83 14 Suzanne FLETCHER Helsby RC 00:24:43
214 144 Paul BULMER Helsby RC 00:33:48
215 71 Claire MORTON Helsby RC 00:33:50

Ellesmere Port parkrun
A total of 84 runners took part.
View full results for Ellesmere Port parkrun event #33

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
1 1 Neil FINEGAN Helsby RC 00:18:48
22 19 Benjamin John WILLIAMS Helsby RC 00:23:42

Widnes parkrun
A total of 164 runners took part.
View full results for Widnes parkrun event #20

Position   Gender Position   parkrunner   Club   Run Time  
2 2 Colin BISHOP Helsby RC 00:17:24

That’s all this week, if there are any results or races I have missed please let me know col808@hotmail.com or helsby-race-reports@outlook.com

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