Pie and Peas on Wednesday 6th August was our 10th road counter of the season and thirty Helsby vests ensured a sea of green for the supporters on the night. What an awesome turnout for the club. Well done to Colin Bishop, Colin Thompson and Carol Shaw who were all age category winners on the night and to Max Wainwright who won first unattached but is now a Helsby runner! Looks like there is even more excellent competition within the club. Colin Bishop was first man home for Helsby and Joanne was first lady. Well done to all who ran and have a look at the team photo for some nice poses! Also, as Jackie told me “Special mention to Paul Bulmer who ran around with his guide runner plus Jane A in a brilliant 55min on a fairly tricky course for Paul.”
6th Colin Bishop 28.26
8th Colin Thompson 29.08
13th Max Wainwright 30.00
25th James Higgins 32.08
33rd Tom DeJong 33.02
37th Roy Gaskill 33.27
44th Phillip Roberts 33.37
46th Adam Gordon 33.46
62nd Ian Landucci 34.52
72nd Adrian Jackson 35.40
90th Joanne Lacking 36.25
102nd Stephen Wiggins 37.04
111th Alex Fitzmaurice 37.32
112th Tim Igoe 37.42
113th John Thompson 37.43
115th Carl Pratt 37.44
116th David Hilton 37.52
120th Jim Jones 38.05
128th Vanessa Griffiths 38.39
135th Carol Shaw 38.58
143rd Mike Searle 39.41
160th Jackie Keasley 41.35
163rd Chris Igoe 41.42
180th Graham Lloyd 43.14
224th Mike McShane 46.28
234th Jenny Palmer 47.37
244th Emma Barnes 51.08
248th Alison Butler 52.45
255th Jane Ashbrook 55.12
256th Paul Bulmer 55.12
Prize winners for the Pie and Peas
and full results
Ponderosa Fell Race in North Wales also on Wednesday saw two Helsby out.
7th Jim O’Hara 28.56
69th Rachel Arnold 40.21
On Thursday night it was the third race in the Deestriders series. No results as yet but they should appear here shortly
Delamere Park Run Number 72 on Saturday 9th August saw nine out for Helsby with Colin Bishop getting even faster for a new course PB and the nailed on win. Max Wainwright is certainly one to watch hitting a podium on his first attempt for 3rd overall. Vanessa was first Helsby lady home. Great work from Dave Madders and Emma Barnes saw two new course PB’s on the day.
|1||Colin BISHOP||17:23||VM50-54||87.63 %||M||1||Helsby RC||New PB!||36|
|3||Max WAINWRIGHT||18:04||SM25-29||71.40 %||M||3||Helsby RC||First Timer!||1|
|8||Ivan DAVIES||19:32||VM35-39||69.37 %||M||8||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:19:32||15|
|24||David MADDERS||20:57||VM40-44||65.63 %||M||24||Helsby RC||New PB!||17|
|47||Vanessa GRIFFITHS||22:27||VW45-49||73.79 %||F||3||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:49||7|
|154||Emma BARNES||29:29||VW35-39||51.55 %||F||30||Helsby RC||New PB!||8|
|170||Jane ASHBROOK||30:52||VW35-39||49.03 %||F||36||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:21:53||27|
|181||Paul BULMER||32:02||VM55-59||47.97 %||M||137||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:28:33||16|
|182||Carol SHAW||32:25||VW50-54||53.01 %||F||45||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:22:22||21|
Warrington Park Run 5k race number 29 saw Men’s Captain Colin Thompson secure success for the number 1 spot on the day. Excellent stuff.
|1||Colin THOMPSON||18:12||VM35-39||72.44 %||M||1||Helsby RC||PB stays at 00:17:43||42|
Sunday 10th August saw the ‘Welcome Tavern 10k’ in Preston. Colin Thompson who was a fantastic 2nd states this was “an undulating multi-terrain course starting and finishing at the Welcome Tavern pub. Nice low key event with brilliant organisation and great commemorative medal at the finish” Tom DeJong ran well for 15th overall.
2nd Colin Thompson 36.49
15th Tom DeJong 42.27
Saturday also saw two different Tours of Bradwell, Jim O’Hara in the half tour and Andy in the full tour. Some words from Andy below
“Jim & I were both running at Bradwell in the Peak District on Saturday, Jim in the Half Tour of Bradwell, me in the Full Tour. Jim came 6th, I was 41st. Race website & results are here, and the photos can be found via my Runfurther website here.”
Full link to results
Sunday saw Jim Jones at the Lowther Lakeland Trail and in Jim’s words “Its a great 13 mile route and the Lowther Show is a brilliant day out. Shame about the rain today with the regards the show. However, the conditions were near ideal for the duration of the race with light rain throughout. This is one that I’ll be putting in my diary for next year.
Think I finished 39th in 1:56 (Garmin time) http://connect.garmin.com/activity/562127949 Results should appear here: http://www.lowthershow.co.uk/what-s-on/lowther-trail-run
In other news
This Saturday is the Darwen Gala and Memorial Race, information sent from Paul via email previously http://darwenrunning.weebly.com/darwen-gala-new.html “The Darwen Gala fell race has been renamed this year in memory of my sister in law and Jamie Dowdall’s wife Catherine. Jamie runs with the Darwen Dashers but often trains with Helsby through the winter. The race is good for all runners, hills are runnable, up to Darwen tower along the moors then back, race is 4.7 miles and is about a mile longer than previous years which makes this a better race and finishes with a free beer. Darwen Gala also forms part of the the day, so bring yourself or all the family for a great fun filled day.”
Don’t forget it’s the brilliant Robbie Wobbler on Wednesday 20th August, the club organised hill event of the season with ascent, descent, trail, woods, charm and cake.
Wednesday 20th August @ 7pm, parking at Forest Hills, Frodsham, WA6 6HH. registration from 6:15pm
If you can’t run and would like to help then Chris could always do with some marshals or a photographer so drop him a line at TheWobbler@baynham-hughes.com This is a fantastic event and will be once again with the enthusiasm and dedication of Helsby members. It’s events like this that have helped the tremendous growth of the club and with Chris’s hard work we can make things a little less stressful by lending him a hand.
For those not fancying the hills there is also the Ellesmere Port 5k on the same night which is dedicated to a local runner who died far too young, an event I’ll be running or marshalling at as required as Neil was a friend of mine. Details and entry as below
as always if I’ve missed anything then let me know. I’ll try and keep the blog updated with results not yet published.
Keep on running