Helsby Running Club – June & July Dates for your Diary

Helsby Running Club – June & July Dates for your Diary

There’s a lot going on this next couple of months on the HRC running front. Here’s a reminder so you can hopefully come along and join in. 
Friday 17
th June – Tough Team Challenge Chris Fitz has organised us into teams of three, hopefully all of similar pace, and there will be upto 40 green vests on show in Tattenhall. Good luck to everyone and enjoy!
Wednesday 22nd  June4VHM 2017 Kick off meeting – 8:00pm in bar -– Please come along with your ideas and offers of help for next year’s race on 15th January 2017 (more details in 6/6/16 email from Laura).

Thursday 23rd June –  Norton Priory 5mile EU Special Recce – Meet at 7:00pm at bottom end of Tudor Road in Runcorn (WA7 1BD) – This coming season Helsby need to organise a Border League Race; with Wigg Island being unavailable we need a new venue and this is potentially one of them. Please come along and test the course out and tell us what you think.  This is Roy’s Thursday night training session (but an hour later to give more folks time to get there and allow voting first!!). If we can organise ourselves on the night we’ll run a handicap or time trial, not sure which yet. If you are coming please let Roy know on facebook or roygaskill_618@fsmail.net your latest 5K & 10K times.

Wednesday 29th June – Robbie Webster Wobbler – Inter club fell counter organised by HRC –7:15pm  – Registration from 6:15-7:00pm at Forest Hills Car Park WA6 6HH – 8.5km 370m.  Our organiser Chris B-H needs help on the night, so if you are not planning on running it and want to see the action close up please volunteer for marshalling. If you have not already done so please let Chris know on TheWobbler@baynham-hughes.com.  Afterwards we’ll have a social and prize giving back at HCSC.  Please bring along a cake to keep our tradition of Helsby’s famous club baked cakes going and at the same time raise funds for a local cause. Last year we donated over £150 to the Nepal earthquake victims; hopefully we can do something similar again this year (more details in 28/5/16 email from Chris).

Sunday 3rd July – Frodsham Downhill Race – Starts at the Memorial on Frodsham Hill, 12.30pm. Finish: Castle Park House – Registration:  11.00am to 12.15pm at Forest Hills Hotel Car Park. Entry forms  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/44f7135cdac47fa6325506208/files/DR_Entry_Form_16.pdf  We have been asked to help out at this race in putting out caution runners signs and helping in the finish Funnel. Andy Smith is co-ordinating the finish but needs 4 helpers. Also if someone local to Frodsham can put up the Caution Runners signs on race morning and collect them in that would be great. Please let me or Andy know if you can help out for a couple of hours jackiekeasley@btinternet.com or adsmith600@btinternet.com
Wednesday 6th July  – HRC Annual Summer Handicap – meet at the club at 6:30pm for a warm up jog up through the quarry to the top car park followed by 2 loops of Helsby Hill. Phil is organising this and would like to know your latest 10K or 5K times in advance phil.gillard1@btinternet.com. Again volunteers are required to help marshal and to help at the start & finish. Please let Phil know if you can help out. (more details in 6/6/16 email from Phil)

Friday 8th July  – HRC Summer BBQ – 7:30pm start at the club – We are keeping the handicap and the BBQ separate in order to make this a summer social evening open to family, friends and their children and in doing so supporting the HCSC by promoting bar takings!  The club will provide the BBQ items but please bring along a salad or pudding/sweet to make the usual excellent spread. Lesley will email with more info nearer the time, but please keep your diary free for this!
Wednesday 20th July  – HRC Extraordinary General Meeting – 8:30pm in the bar after our club run.  As mentioned at our recent AGM a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to produce a new club constitution that will allow us to apply for Community Associated Sports Club Status (CASC) which will benefit HRC in the future. The paperwork and explanation for this will be sent out 3 weeks before but again please put this date in your diary. It won’t take long!

Cheers and see you very soon hopefully!
Jackie Keasley
Your Chair
4VHM 2017 Kick off meeting 
Wednesday 22nd June – 8:00pm
There will be a kick off meeting for the Four Villages Half Marathon on Wednesday 22nd June, at 8pm after the club run, in the bar. We will be discussing plans for next year’s race, agreeing any changes we want to make and any new ideas people may have! If you are currently on the event team then it would be great if you could make the meeting, it would also be really helpful to know if you are happy to be involved again for 2017!
If you haven’t been involved before but would like to help out then that would be brilliant – the more the merrier! There is lots to do in the run up to the race and it is great if we can share the work load. It would be good to see some new faces getting involved in the race. Don’t worry if you can’t commit lots of time as there are lots of different ways you can help. Give me a shout if you have any questions or would like to be involved but can’t make the meeting (Laura@baynham-hughes.com).
The date for next year’s race is Sunday 15th January 2017.
Look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!
Laura Baynham-Hughes

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