The Essar Four Villages Half Marathon is a popular road race on rural roads around Helsby in Cheshire. Organised by Helsby Running Club, the race is in its 36th year. It is a great race to keep you training over the festive period and as preparation for the spring marathon season! All runners will receive a commemorative medal and goody bag.
Gillian Jago raced in the orange and green finishing with a sub 2 hour time of 1:59:52 and 264th female.
The 4th race in this years season headed over to The John Charles Stadium in Leeds hosted by the South Leeds Lakers.
The Lakers put on a great race and thanks to kinder weather this year we were back to the proper course and more off road. Well done to all involved at Lakers in what was a fast 5.2 mile race but still with some challenging short climbs thrown in.
We had our best turn out so far this season with over 30 of you racing and with some notable absentee’s due to other commitments added to an early exit from Amy due to injury final standings were a tad down from the last few outing, nevertheless there were some fantastic performances throughout the race including Chris Williams taking 2nd place and the super vets of Carl Heron, Pete Hughes and Stacey Cleal finishing in 1st place.
Starting from Penistone Hill Country Park and circuiting the upper reaches of Ponden Clough and Stanbury Moor
93 Juniors and 254 seniors turned out and completed the races in this years Stanbury Splash Quarry Runs and Soreen Stanbury Splash. The gusting winds and at times driving rain made their achievement particularly notable.
Well done to Gary, Carl, Chris and Andy four braving the elements in this tough fell race featuring 1200ft of climbing over 7 miles.
This annual event raises essential funds for GCA. The run starts at 11am and is a 10k road race over an undulating, scenic course. From Garstang Community Academy.
‘Stormin’ Steve Brook once again took the Corsa out for a trip and headed over to the West coast(ish) to compete and finished in 188th place from 496 finishers with a time of 51:38 a decent time considering the conditions.
Hosted by St Theresas Athletic Club (STAC) entrants were encouraged to come and join them for 10 miles of beautiful off road terrain that visits parts of the Temple Newsam estate you didn’t know existed. That was how it was described although the weather had other ideas.
Well done to the magnificent 7 that turned up to race in atrocious conditions.
Awesome running by you all, unfortunately Terri Mason had to pull out due to an ongoing injury.
8 of our fastest runners took themselves upto Lightwater Valley on Saturday to test themselves against some of Yorkshire fastest and biggest running clubs. This is fantastic for a club like ours that we are able to enter these types of events and something that hopefully a lot more of us will want to enter into in the future.
The 3.5 lap cross country race of 10.2km was won in a super quick time of 32:15 By Emile Cazness of Leeds City, leaving Jonathon Brownlee to finish in 3rd place a further 28 seconds behind and with the 1st 26 runners finishing in sub 35 the standard was high, nevertheless are lads did superbly with Chris Williams leading the guys home with a 41st place finish in 36:15.
42nd Chris Williams 36.15
101st Alistair Galt 39.11
143rd Gary Rowling 40.42
190th Carl Heron 42.53
214th Andy Dovernor44.43
218th Simon Brady 44.52
247th Richard Brook 46.47
277th Andy Stott 48.33
Lynn Hurst also made the trip to compete in the ladies race finishing in a fantastic 152nd place. Well done Lynn, racing for the ladies in a top event.
Well if our fixture was nicknamed the beast, then Pudsey’s fixture should have been nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’ after a reasonable start this race just went vertical and kept going and going and continued with another lap to finish us all off.
Well done to Pudsey Pacers for another fantastic race in this year’s winter league, with Queensbury having our best result of the season so far (I knew you’d missed me).
With the ladies finishing 2nd overall on the day, the men 4th, super vets 2nd (+50’s), vets 4th, giving Queensbury a 3rd place on the day.
A fantastic achievement by all and just to quote a comment found on the Winter League page ‘it looks like Queensbury had their big guns on show today’
A great way to start the New Year with a day out in Cleethorpes and who knows, perhaps a PB.
This fast, flat race is held around the streets of Cleethorpes and Humberston. The UKA measured course comprises of 2 small loops and 1 large loop making it ideal for spectators. It is well marshalled and uses chip timing. Each finisher is awarded with a Technical T-shirt.
Not 1 to be put with a bit of travelling ‘Stormin’ Steve Brook made the journey and ran a superb 51:52 finishing 1st in the MV70 category.
Well done Steve
full results by clicking below also includes a finish line video, AWESOME DUDE!!!