Helsby RC weekly round-up 22nd  to 28th February 2016

Helsby RC weekly round-up 22nd to 28th February 2016

Welcome to the weekly round. Before we go into the past weeks running news please take time to read a message about the Wednesday club runs:
Hopefully you all will have received the email regarding the new structure to the Wednesday club runs. If not please let us know so we can forward this on to you. Also we will be handing out some printed versions.
This Wednesday (2nd March) will be the Muster run to Frodsham, therefore as well as leaders we need some tail runners to volunteer. We already have some group leaders organised as follows:
Group A – Leader – Colin Thompson
                  Tail Runner required
Group B – Leader – Jo Lacking
                  Tail Runner required
Group C – Leader – Jackie Keasley
                  Tail Runner required
Beginners – Leader – Betty Grieve
                     No tail runner required                    
Over the Hillers (headtorch run to the hills) – Leader – Andy Robinson
                              No tail runner required
If you are interested in volunteering to tail run please let one of us know (email below or Facebook). The role will be to stay at the back of your chosen group and make sure nobody get left behind. At each muster point the group leaders will run back to meet the tail runner and as a group run back to the muster point. In theory everybody should keep moving and stick together as a group.
Colin & Jane
And now over to a report submitted by Colin Thompson:
High Legh 10k
It was great to see plenty of green vests at our 2nd road counter of the season. Top notch organisation from Lymm Runners made this a very enjoyable race, they even managed to organise lovely sunny weather! The course is definitely PB potential but certainly isn’t flat, more mildly undulating with a little bit of off road (much to the bemusement of the roadie contingent!) A loop around the High Legh countryside makes it a visual feast with spectacular views and many of the locals came out to cheer on the athletes which was nice to see.
Now to the results, it was PBs galore with 5 of our runners securing new PBs and Jane Asbrook securing 2nd lady overall! Well done Jane! Both the men’s and ladies teams were 2nd overall and with 6 of our runners all under 40 minutes it was a very successful day at the office for the Green Army! A big well done to all who participated!
As always, a big thank you to Joe and Mario for their support, it really gives you a spring in your step when they suddenly emerge shouting their words of encouragement!
Helsby results are below:
7th Colin Thompson 35:45
12th Chris Fitzpatrick 36:12
18th Neil Finegan 37:25 (PB)
20th Adam Gordon 37:31 (PB)
26th Ian Rutherford 38:24
36th Darren O’connor 39:04 (PB)
52nd Jane Ashbrook 40:43 (2nd lady)
62nd Joanne Lacking 41:32
70th Ian Hamling 42:16 (PB)
159th Michael Williams 46:09
163rd Helen Owens 46:24
199th Rachael Holden 48:11 (PB)
240th Jenn Naylor 50:11
Full results here http://www.stuweb.co.uk/race/1fh/splits.html
Photo’s kindly taken by Mick Charman can be found here https://www.flickr.com/photos/helsby/
Thanks Colin, for the report. Next it’s over to Andy Robinson who has completed another Long Distance Walking Association event – but as a runner! Well done Andy:
South Shropshire Circular LDWA challenge event
I had a great day out on Saturday running the South Shropshire Circular
LDWA challenge event. Based in Clun, this was 25 miles and 1400 metres
of climbing, on a route that was a secret until registration on the
day. Shropshire’s great for running hills, & although it was a bit hazy
we still got the views. Map and compass work was key – at least for me
as I had nobody to follow all day. One runner got past me by taking
easy options rather than the recommended route, so I finished 2nd in 4:47.
As ever, there was a great representation of Helsby RC across various Parkruns this past weekend with Colin Bishop again taking a pole position for Helsby– great work Colin! And it looks like some people were just having a warm up for the High Legh 10k! – Rachel Holden, Ian Hamling and Michael Williams:
Warrington parkrun:
Rhea Thomas 25:27 99th 17th gender position
Delamere parkrun:
Phil Gillard 24:20 80th 74th Gender Position
Rachel Arnold 24:57 93rd 11th Gender Position
Geoff Collins 25:26 106th 89th Gender Position
Claire Morton 29:14 182nd 44th Gender Position
Ellesmere Port parkrun:
Benjamin John Williams 25:34 22nd 19th Gender Position
Widnes parkrun:
Ian Hamling 20:27 11th 10th Gender Position
Michael Williams 22:06 18th 17th Gender Position
David Madders 22:41 25th 24th Gender Position
Chris Hatton 24:24 46th 41st Gender Position
Rachel Holden 28:27 90th 23rd Gender Position
10k Time Trial results
Wednesday saw another Helsby 10k Time Trial take place. I know Colin has already sent a separate email out, but just in case you missed it:
Hi everyone
A big thank you to everyone who turned up to the 10k TT last night, we had 23 people toeing the line! Great to see some new faces too, we hope you enjoyed it!
Congratulations to Phil R on a brilliant run to take the chequered flag and Jane Ashbrook who was first back for the ladies and a brilliant 2nd overall! Well done to everyone else, some impressive times last night.
Over in the 6k Vanessa had a stormer to cross the line first in 28:28, well done Vanessa!
Big thank you to our volunteers, Louise (results coordinator) Joe (timing) Mario (marshall) Jo Farwell (tags) June Swift (tail runner). It wouldn’t be possible without you guys!
Please find a link to the results below:
The next and final one will be on 30th March, we will then have a break over the summer.
Hopefully see you all there!
Upcoming Events
Sunday 6th March
An invite from Andy Robinson (Club members will have received meet up details in their weekly email):
On my birthday, Sunday 6 March, I will be running from my house
to the Leigh Arms. Start time 11am. It’ll be 5.5 miles, fairly flat, mostly
river and canal paths, possibly with some mud but it’s drying out fast.
I’ll then be having a few beers, possibly a sandwich, & walking back
along the river (about 2.5 miles, flat). There’ll be a walking party too
(i.e. my family). Anyone wanting to join me is welcome, we’ll go at the
pace of the slowest. Or you could just turn up at the pub. Dogs welcome.
And yes, you can bring your mother as well if you want.

Andy Robinson
Inter Counties Fell Running Championships
The Inter Counties Seniors Fell Running Championships take place on Saturday, May 14, at Ras Moel Eilio, Llanberis.
The selection process for the Cheshire team is through Nick Bishop who can be contacted on 07919 565904 or at: nick@nickbishopsolutions.co.uk 
Anyone wanting to be considered for selection should either contact Nick via your club representative or direct. A race to act as a form guide is to be held on Sunday, April 17, at the Mow Cop Fell Race. A junior event is being held at Stretton, Shropshire, on Saturday, July 2
http://www.mowcoprunner.com/Pages/MCHillRace.aspx shows the details for the 2015 race.
If you want to be considered for selection and meet the requisite County eligibility, please enter the race and advise Nick of your intention. A decision based on results from Mow Cop and other races/known form will be made to determine Cheshire selection.
A separate junior event is being held this year at Stretton, Shropshire on Saturday 2nd July. Full details are not yet available. Any clubs with suitable juniors and who are considered of the appropiate standard, should also let Nick know. No trial will be held for the juniors.
Please contact Nick for further details: nick@bishopsolutions.co.uk / Mobile: 07919565904
Pipe Dream Fell Race
-Saturday 5th March 12pm from Dolgarrog Community Centre
A great little fell race well worth the drive. Further details at http://www.wfra.me.uk.
Why not see if you can spot the Helsby faces at last years event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4hOi9C1f_E
I think that’s it for this week. If I have missed anything or if there are any reports to add please let me know and I will update the blog. In the meantime please keep the race reports coming in to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com

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