Helsby RC weekly round-up. Monday 11/11/19 to Sunday 24/11/19

Helsby RC weekly round-up. Monday 11/11/19 to Sunday 24/11/19

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to those of you who have sent something to the inbox this week. Sorry if you missed the blog last week but there wasn’t anything in the inbox. Please remember to send any contributions to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com.

Reminder

Borders League Race 3 –  11am Sunday 1st December – Birkenhead Park

A reminder from Fitzy:

“Borders league race 3 next Sunday, Birkenhead Park is the venue, 11am start. Its 4 laps around the park, very flat and quick course. I’m hoping for another huge turnout like last time out, who’s in?

Postcode for the college is CH43 8SQ

 

Racing News

Marbury Night 5 – Wednesday 20th November 2019

Well done to the Helsby ladies who completed the Marbury 5 on Wednesday night – and thanks to Laura for the report:

“On Wednesday Carol, Vanessa and I headed to Marbury Park for the inaugural Marbury Night 5 event organised by Northwich Running Club. Head torches at the ready we headed off for a great 5 mile route around the park on tracks, muddy paths, over bridges and past lakes. The atmosphere was great and the route was well marked with loads of marshals which seemed to be having as much fun as we were! A tasty cup of hot soup at the end finished off a great event. Just over 150 runners took part and results can be found here http://marbury-night-race.com/?fbclid=IwAR1iy7GZF5p4kH9CJDq9l2TxceUtllx9PeTaOrNgRgQv21Hx8Inls9LIvV8

Thanks

Laura”

 

Liverpool and District X-Country – Sefton Park – Saturday 23rd November 2019

Over to Susie Woodwardmoor for a write up on the weekend’s x-country. Thanks Susie!

“Great atmosphere at the L & D  X Country event at Sefton Park on Saturday. Loads of events taking place one after the other, lots of stalls and loads of spectators. 
Four women ran in the Senior women’s race with Hannah Cowley putting in a great performance despite the numerous muddy slippy corners that the Sefton Park route contains. Sue Buck stormed into second place for Helsby ladies. Well done ! Great effort. Love this race. Need new spikes before the next X country, mine have split!
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The Senior men’s race saw 8 Helsby runners taking part in what looked like a competitive field. Three laps in challenging and deteriorating conditions looked tough but they glided over the mud. Great turnout! Fantastic job! 
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See you next year Seffie Park! “

Combe Crawler – Sunday 24th November 2019

I ran in the ‘Combe Crawler’ on Sunday. The race starts and finishes at Marlborough Park, the home ground of Ilfracombe FC, and is an eight and half mile race with some tough climbs and stunning views of the coast. With heavy rain the preceding days there was plenty of mud and water but no rain on race day. The route is mostly off road but there are a couple of tarmac stretches and some good runnable trails. With 1700ft of climb in 8.5 miles it’s not an easy race. The race has the strapline “Bringing you to your knees over 8.5 hilly miles” however its usually the social event afterwards that brings me to my knees – and I’m pleased to say this year was no different!
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Parkrun

Our club consolidated results for Saturday 23/11/2019
Our club consolidated results for Saturday 16/11/2019
That’s it for this week,
Cheers,
Jim

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