Xmas & New Year Dates for your Diary

Xmas & New Year Dates for your Diary

Dear Helsby Runner

There is plenty going on over the next few months on the running front so here’s a number of dates for your running club diary. It’s almost an advent calendar there’s so much on!
The club counters and main social events are listed in Tim’s calendar, for more details please read this.   https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2015-16-event-listing/  Here’s a quick summary:-
Wed 2 Dec – this week after our club run there is a talk. There’s a change of subject due to Tim being called away suddenly but Jane has stood in and will talk on “Way do running injuries occur – fact or fiction”. Chip Barm supper.
W/E 4-6 Dec – this weekend is a hectic one, The Clubs Xmas night out in Frodsham will kick off at 7:30 in the Helter Skelter, Saturday night is the HCSC Xmas party, you have until midnight Tues to reserve your tickets (please let me know jackiekeasley@btinternet.com).  Then Sunday it’s the Border League race at Caernarvon at 11am (please note the venue change).
Wed 9 Dec – Quick 4VHM meeting after the club run to finalise plans for leaflet drop (see below) and discuss any other 4VHM business before Xmas. If you are running and you haven’t nominated someone to help please let Laura know ASAP as we are trying to finalise plans. Entries are slightly lower than normal so we are having a publicity drive. Please help by distributing the following flyer.
W/E 12-13 Dec – the following weekend, on Sat it’s the Liverpool & District XC at Stadt Moers, 2pm and on Sunday the Sunday League XC at Runcorn Town Park 10am. If anyone can help marshal Sunday’s race please let me know as we need to help Warrington Road Runners host this race.
Sun 13 Dec4VHM Leaflet Letter Drop – Important – on the Sunday we also need teams of members to go around the 4 Villages circuit doing a leaflet drop to warn of the full road closures. Please let Laura know if you can help out Laura@baynham-Hughes.com either morning or afternoon.
Sat 19 Dec  –  Frodsham Xmas Run, a joint run with Spectrum organised by Sue Buck, followed by lunch in the Bulls Head. Meet at 8:45 am  for 2 laps, 10:15 am for 2 laps. Virtually our summer run to Frodsham in reverse, each lap 7 miles. Please let Sue have your food order buckwww@me.com.
Wed 23 Dec – Our Xmas Handicap and Party, followed by Secret Santa, soup supper, mice pies and Chris Igoe’s Xmas Disco, open to everyone, see poster.  Meet at the club at 6:30 pm (Xmas dress optional!). We will have a warm up, then gather at the start near Tesco for our 3.3 mile dash to Godscroft Lane and back with handicap starts.  Please bring a wrapped Xmas present to the value of £5 for the secret Santa prize. For the supper Lesley & Dave  will email soon asking for a number of volunteers to bring big pans of soup to warm us all up davidfeakes1234@btinternet.com

Xmas Day – Delamere Park Run 9 am to work up an appetite for your turkey dinner!
Boxing Day Goshawk Run 12:00 pm, an informal 3 mile run from the Goshawk pub in Mouldsworth. Just turn up and run.
Tue 29 Dec4 Villages Recce organised by Colin, with an 8 mile option. Details from Colin to follow
Sun 3 JanArrowepark Sunday XC League 10am
Wed 6 Jan4VHM medal making – we need lots of help to re-packing this years medals – please come along to the HCSC bar after our training run and help out as many hands make light work, chip barms provided.
Sat 9 Jan –   Cheshire XC Championships at Reaseheath, 1pm – show case XC of the year for runners & spectators!  A chance to see and run with Cheshire’s best and to try and qualify for a Cheshire vest and the Nationals.   But please don’t be put off; it’s a great team day out for all levels of runners. Must be born in Cheshire or have resided for last 9 months. Pre-entry so if you wish to run please let Paul Foster know before Xmas Eve mooeyf@hotmail.com
Sat 16 Jan4VHM working party to help prepare the club for the race. Meet at the club at 9:30 am Many hands make light work and it’s great fun too seeing what lies behind organising such a large race. Depending on the state of the club house we may organise a working/clearing   up party the Saturday morning before too. Please let Laura know if you can help. Laura@baynham-hughes.com .
Sun 17 Jan – Essar Four Villages Half Marathon 10:30 am. Whether you run or help on the day let’s hope it’s a brilliant race day, proudly organised by our new race director Laura B-H and the whole of Helsby Running Club. Volunteers are required for marshalling, at the start and finish and Sports Club. If you can help or nominate someone to help (if you are running it) please let Dave Feakes (marshalls) davidfeakes1234@btinternet.com or Laura know.
Wed 20 JanClub Championship Selection – After our club run in the HCSC bar, meeting open to everyone to decide on our road and fell club counters that will count towards the 2016 summer championships. Plus 4V de-brief and a club committee meeting. Chip Barm supper.
Sun 24 JanBorder League Race at Abergele
Sat 30 Jan – Northern Cross Country Championships, Blackburn, TBC. Another good day out for runners & spectators! Must be 1st claim for Helsby to be eligible, born in Cheshire or have resided for last 9 months. Pre-entry, so if you wish to run please let Paul Foster know before 5th Jan mooeyf@hotmail.com
Hope to see you out and about running on the run up to Xmas, a happy Xmas and New Year when it comes and hope to see you at many of these events into 2016!
Phew- that’s it Jackie
Your Chair
Any questions please ask me,  Men’s Club Captain Colin Thompson col808@hotmail.com or Ladies Club Captain Jane Ashbrook  janebetts@gmail.com Border League, Chris or Vanessa  fitzpatrick_chris@hotmail.com or vanessa@hb23.freeserve.co.uk

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