Helsby weekend round-up 5th – 6th April 2014

Helsby weekend round-up 5th – 6th April 2014

Hi all
Many thanks to Colin Thompson for his round-up last week!
The Delamere Park Run 5k this Saturday 5th April saw two vests out for Helsby with first in Gareth Boyd in 11th overall followed by Louise McEveley in 60th. Well done to Gareth and Louise who were also out at the Border League race the following day. Full results below.

11 Gareth BOYD 20:43 VM40-44 66.37 % M 10 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:19:08 11
60 Louise MCEVELEY 25:43 VW45-49 63.64 % F 14 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 31

Latest results http://www.parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/
It was also the monthly Halewood 5k on Saturday morning with Colin and Tom in fine form to secure PB’s or equal too’s! Colin was first in and a fine performance too considering the Borders the following day. Colin ran for a top ten position and Tom DeJong with a superb sub 20, something he has been aiming for recently, showing his progress and commitment to running. Well done to both and be sure to congratulate Tom on his milestone performance.
8th         Colin Thompson                        17.38
38th       Tom DeJong                             19.57
For more details see http://www.knowsleyharriers.com/merseyvend-north-west-5k/
Or for full history of results see below
Sunday 6th April saw the illustrious Manchester Marathon with some very impressive performances from the six Helsby runners on the day led home by Joanne Lacking in a quality 3 and a half hours and Dave Feakes well under the four hour mark.
1122nd               Joanne Lacking            3.29.09
1708th                Dave Feakes                 3.42.09
2062nd               Helen Owens                 3.48.16
2935th                Lesley Feakes               4.02.48
3199th                Stephen Wiggins           4.10.14
4201st                John Thompson            4.28.33
5603rd               Tanya Downes              5.23.56
It was the Border league Race 6 at New Brighton also on Sunday with 17 runners out for Helsby so a very good showing for the green vest. Thanks to all supporters on the day as it really helps the runners and provides that little extra incentive.
Great times and positions from the two Colin’s and six Helsby men in the top 100 now shows the strength in depth at the club. The ladies still continue to shine and to have two teams out as Joe stated earlier is fantastic for the club.
No team results as looks like an incorrect link currently on the website below.
Helsby positions and times as follows.
21st                  Colin Bishop                  30.16 (1st in age cat)
29th                  Colin Thompson            30.41
76th                  Jim Higgins                   33.33
81st                  Roy Gaskill                   33.47
82nd                 Gareth Boyd                 33.48
90th                  Tom DeJong                 34.46 (3rd in age cat)
100th                Alison Halsall                35.41 (1st in age cat)
129th                Vanessa Griffiths          37.36 (3rd in age cat)
142nd               Steve Riley                    38.26
174th                Michelle Hardwick        40.25
181st                Louise McEveley           41.45
186th                Andy Smith                   42.15
190th                Lizzie Thomas               42.55
195th                Emily Smith                  43.34
200th                Jo Farwell                     44.28
214th                Shan McCarthy              45.36
220th                Jane Ashbrook              46.52
Away from the roads now and a visit to the Lakes by Tim and Jenny on Sunday saw them at the Grizedale Forest Trail Race. Promising performances by Tim and Jenny show even brighter times are ahead for Helsby on the fells this year! Tim’s race report below.
“Jenny and Tim ventured up to the Lakes on Sunday to do the Great Grizedale Trail Race. This is a 10 mile trail race in Grizedale Forest. It is all on the forest tracks (good surface) with some good views towards Coniston. It is definitely undulating (my Garmin reckons 529m of undulation – but we are not totally convinced that it is this much). The Lake District weather (showers and wind) avoided any overheating problems. The promised six inch deep mud on the track didn’t materialise at the 9 ½ mile mark (thankfully). We both agree that it would be worth doing it again.”
For more information please see www.grizedale10.co.uk
Offical results now published for the race:
54th          Tim Palmer              85.03
113th         Jenny Palmer           100.06
Great running once again Helsby!

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