Helsby weekly round-up May 7th – May 11th 2014

Helsby weekly round-up May 7th – May 11th 2014

Hi all
Great variety of events once again this week from Andy’s 5k to a superb mountain marathon from Steve Riley!
Still awaiting results for last Wednesday’s Dinas Bran Hill Run at Llangollen. If anyone comes across the results then please let me know and I’ll update the blog accordingly. Some photos of the night below. This is a good race and as usual Helsby runners featured prominently in the results so well done to all prize winners. Jim O’Hara was first Helsby male home and Jayne Joy was first female also taking the course record.

Thumbs Up for Hills
Thumbs Up for Hills

Saturday’s Delamere Park Run saw six out for Helsby with Andy’s first Delamere Park Run seeing him on top of the Helsby podium with 31st overall. Louise McEveley was first lady for Helsby in 58th. Congratulations to David Wiggins for his course PB.

31 Andy SMITH 22:46 VM50-54 65.81 % M 29 Helsby RC First Timer! 1
58 Louise MCEVELEY 24:57 VW45-49 65.60 % F 6 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:49 36
77 David WIGGINS 26:08 VM55-59 58.80 % M 66 Helsby RC New PB! 4
106 Claire MORTON 27:54 VW50-54 63.20 % F 20 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:27:35 8
122 Jane ASHBROOK 28:57 VW35-39 52.27 % F 27 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:21:53 23
123 Rachel ARNOLD 28:59 VW50-54 59.29 % F 28 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:23:39 9

Full Delamere Park Run 5k results below:
Colin Thompson was the sole Warrington Park Runner for Helsby this week but an 18 minute run saw him 5th overall.

5 Colin THOMPSON 18:00 VM35-39 73.24 % M 5 Helsby RC PB stays at 00:17:56 37

Full results for Warrington Park Run 5k below:
Also on Saturday was the eagerly anticipated Excalibur Marathon with four Helsby runners out testing their bodies to the limit. Race report from Steve Riley below.
“Top, top event on familiar ground to many. Full bonus points to Nestafor picking this as her debut marathon, with a mighty 6000ft of climbing! Rotten weather with some strong winds, a bit of rain and (I hear) some hail. Mind you, the weather was actually way better than forecast, so a lucky escape! Mist over the top of Moel Famau and a familiar fast finish into the top car park at Bwlch Penbarrass where hot stew, sweet tea, friendly faces and Famau-brewed beer awaited us.  Nesta, Jim, Steve, Steve, Sharon”
Race results with Gun Times.
31st      Steve Riley                 5.11.46
102nd   Nesta Hawker             6.33.10
103rd    Sharon Basford         6.33.33 (Tattenhall)
104th    Jim O’Hara                 6.33.34
105th    Stephen Wiggins         6.33.14
For more race details see
or to peruse the full results http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1571 or to take a look at the remarkably photogenic runners http://www.sportsunday.co.uk/conquer-excaliber
Saturday was a trip into Bolton and the Last Drop Loop Fell Race now in its 2nd year. With a large increase in numbers participating and a longer course due to a ‘parade lap’ being added Helsby’s Jayne Joy secured her second win in as many days with a new course record by minutes also. Great support from Mario and Joe on the day too.
18th      Jayne Joy                   45.15
For more information and full results please see below
Some photos of the day also
Also on Saturday was the Bollington 3 Peaks Fell Race with two good performances from Philip and Jim in what was another big increase in field size from previous years.
101st    Philip Roberts              54.02
120th    Jim Jones                   55.59
For full results please see the Macclesfield website below.
Sunday was the Port Sunlight 10k with two runners out for Helsby. Colin Bishop was a brilliant 11th overall taking his age category win in an awesome 35.19 and Jane Ashbrook was 149th overall for 4th in her category in 43.52.
11th      Colin Bishop                35.19
149th    Jane Ashbrook            43.52
Full results of Port Sunlight can be found here:
There are two notable races I’d like to mention this week.
Tuesday night 7.15pm at Wirral Country Park, is the Thurstaston Multi-terrain Challenge a 10k approx. race of beach, road and trail running and well worth a run out if you want something low key and a little from the norm. More details can be found below
On Sunday there is a good introductory fell race, the Mynydd Myfyr Hill Race at Trefonen. In recent years this has been popular as it’s been in our Fell Counters and on the May Bank Holiday weekend but hopefully the date change and fact it’s not a counter won’t deter too many. Please ask Joe on Wednesday for more details if interested.
Keep on running

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