Helsby weekend round-up 5th – 7th May 2012

Helsby weekend round-up 5th – 7th May 2012

Hi all

Please find a great race report from Phil Gillard who did the Great Hameldon Hill Race at the weekend


Well done to Phil. Full results for his race here http://www.ukresults.net/2012/hameldon.html

Four Helsby runners were also out at Llangynhafal on Saturday, ably supported by Joe who was marshalling on the course (surrounded by women as usual!). Results are not yet out but I can inform you that Jayne Joy was first lady overall, showing her class not just on the roads but now on the fells, although I think her quickest run of the day was to the bottle of wine when her name was called out at prize giving.

Jimmy O’Hara also had a storming run for a top ten finish, highlighting his Japanese cake diet is working a treat. Adair and Mario were also around to add to the numbers.


6th          Adair Broughton         45.16
9th          Jim O’Hara                    48.25
19th       Mario Foschi                 50.30
21st       Jayne Joy                        50.57


Photographic evidence of that particular race is available from Pete Douglas website here http://www.prdouglas.co.uk/

and some of the notorious stone gulley shots should start appearing on Dave Pinnington’s Flickr account in the near future


Full results for the Llangynhafal when available will be here http://www.wfra.me.uk/index.htm

Chris Baynham-Hughes has also updated his blog with a detailed and interesting report on his 61 mile Fellsman run http://baynham-hughes.com/Blog/

This weekend also saw the Sandstone Trail Marshalls event which is one of the Long Distance Trail Counters. I’ve not heard any details of that yet but hopefully Andy will update us shortly.

If anyone else did an event then please let me know and I can update the blog accordingly.

Please note Wednesday night sees our first fell counter at Dinas Bran, Llangollen. This race would be a great introduction to the fells if you haven’t yet tried the delights of fighting gravity.

The Dinas Bran Race is at 7.15pm so I’d suggest leaving the club at 6.00pm for car share. Race headquarters is Ysgol Dinas Bran School, Dinbren Road, Llangollen, LL20 8TG, but for those walking there it’s GR 215423.

Any questions on the race just ask but basically it’s a two lap race, just over 4.3 miles with 1150ft climb.

Enjoy your running


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