The inbox is a little light this week, only one report so far. If you raced over the weekend and would like it included in the blog please fire in over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before we get to the news please see some reminders of races and events coming up…
- Kings John Castle fell race (last race in our mini fell series)
Sat 17th Sept 2016 at 11:00, £4 on the day
Category: BSDistance: 7.4km / 4.6m
Venue: Raven Inn, Llanarmon-yn-lal. SJ190562
Skills & experience: n/a
Climb: 265m / 869ft
- Sutton 6 (11th road counter)
Sunday 18th Sept at 11am
£8 (affiliated) no entries on day http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/sutton6
- Race #3 of the Wirral Multi Terrain series (8th race of the club mini trail series)
Tuesday 20th Sept
Harrison Drive, Wallasey
18.30 start time
£1 on the night (club vests must be worn) http://www.stevesaunders.co.uk/openingframe.htm
Rotary ClubStatic Bike Fundraiser At Tesco’s Helsby – Sept 24th 6AM to Midnight Green Army time slot is 10:00 – 11:00 – all three bikes We can also raise more by having more than one person riding in the 1/2 hour – so instead of one rider at £40, 2 riders ar £80 Or spread out the cost by having multiple riders – invite friends and family There will be a kids bike as well!!!!
Wirral Multi Terrain #1 – Royden Park
Tuesday 6th September was race 1 of the September multi-terrain series and race 6 of the club mini trail series. The course was at Royden Park near Thurstaston and is a lovely route taking in fields, woods and a tricky climb over a sandstone ridge. 9 out for Helsby with myself first home for the men and Vanessa first home for the ladies. Well done everyone, some excellent running and extra kudos to Boydy for turning up despite running a 200 mile ultra the previous week, the man’s a machine! A cracking race and at £1 each these are a bargain, make sure you get to the next one – 20th Sept, Harrison Drive, North Wirral Coastal Park, Wallasey.
Still no results for this race but if you keep an eye on Steve Saunders website they should appear soon.
Northwest Road Relays
Saturday saw the Northwest road relays at Delamere and what a fantastic day we had. It was a very similar course to the Delamere parkrun only with a slightly different start/finish area and 2 laps instead of 1, 6.4km in total for each stage (although we all measured it around 0.5 miles longer than this!). The best of the best turned up and it was a bit intimidating at first seeing proper “afleets” doing their warm up drills, but I think we can hold our heads high as we mixed it with the some of the best running clubs in the NW and all had a great time. Well done Green Army! Also a big thank you to Joe, Mario, Andy Smith, Sue Buck, Nicki Hamling, Colin B and Jane B for their support on the day (and Jane baked some lovely cookies to replenish those carbs!!).
We had 18 runners out in total (2 ladies and 3 men’s teams) please see the Helsby results below:
24 Helsby Running Club ‘A’ 1:31:54
1 Joanne Lacking (25) 29:12 2 Vanessa Griffiths (27) 32:19
3 June Swift (24) 30:23
51 Helsby Running Club ‘B’ 1:40:45
1 Rachel Holden (59) 35:27 2 Debbie Read (56) 32:59
3 Carol Shaw (51) 32:19
35 Helsby Running Club ‘A’ 1:45:42
1 Colin Thompson (24) 24:14 2 Ian Rutherford (36) 27:34
3 Phil Tomkinson (38) 28:12 4 Neil Finegan (35) 25:42
59 Helsby Running Club ‘B’ 1:58:36
1 Gary O’connor (68) 28:45 2 Ian Hamling (63) 29:15
3 Roy Gaskill (65) 30:59 4 Christopher Murray (59) 29:37
67 Helsby Running Club ‘C’ 2:04:33
1 Phil Gillard (79) 31:07 2 Jamesdavid Jones (71) 30:15
3 James Gray (69) 31:44 4 Stephen Riley (67) 31:27
Full results and more photos can be found here:
Andy Smith kindly took some photos too. These can be viewed here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/49120421@N08/albums/
Wirral Half Marathon & 10k
No reports for either of these races thus far so I can only show the results sorry. Having done the 10k myself a couple of years ago I can say it’s a fast course and very flat so there are some impressive times on display, especially as it was a hot day on Sunday. Well done all!
106th Michael Williams 48:04
108th Carl Pratt 1:35:55
312th Adele Croxton 1:45:43
327th Geoff Collins 1:49:00
769th Gillian Fitzpatrick 2:13:33
Full results here http://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/race-results.php
Whistle Stop Tour
An excellent report has been sent in by Carl Pratt who competed in the BTR “Whistle Stop Tour” last week.
“I took part in the BTR whistle stop tour of Wirral. It is a challenging 3 day event covering 26 miles.
Friday: Arrowe Park 5 mile trail run – 00:36:07 Saturday: Thurstaston 8 mile beach, woods and nasty hills 01:00:30 Sunday: Wirral Half Marathon: 01:35:55 Total 03:12:32.
The Thurstaston race on the Saturday was very tough. A long stretch of beach followed by 2 monster hills over 8 miles. The Wirral half we had really good conditions but unfortunately I was not in the best condition after 2 days of racing. Next personal target will be a sub 1:30 at Tatton Park Half Marathon in November.
It is a really good event and places have opened for next year. It would be good to see some Helsby Runners there next year. It will sell out fairly quickly so you do have to sign up almost a year in advance.”
Please find a link to the consolidated parkrun results from Saturday. Well done to Fitzy who smashed Widnes for a 2nd place finish and new PB! Well done to everyone else who took park.
That’s all this week. Happy running folks!