Coniston Trail and Great Scottish run
Well done to two Helm runners on the 'hard stuff' over the weekend. Mel Hyder won and was 4th overall in the Coniston trail race, results, and Alex Hinchcliffe who was 102nd out of over 9000 in the great Scottish half marathon. Results.
Despite the RAB mountain marathon being further away than she had initially hoped, Rowan Ranner in partnership with Kate Simpson won the ladies pairs in the two day event in North Wales. Well done, full results.
Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay
After much suspense and team discussion, the day finally arrived and compared to many recent events the weather smiled on the occasion - making spectating for the numerous Helm supporters a treat. Helm fielded 3 competitive teams, with the Open men and v40 men both finishing 5th in their categories and the Helm ladies 6th. There were numerous fantastic runs today with Sharon Taylor and Hannah Russell setting the fastest time over leg one and Paul Aitken and Nigel Wood doing the same over leg 3. Tom and Mark Addison also had a fine run to register 3rd over leg 2. See the Twitter feed for photos and the results are here.
Three Peaks Cyclocross
Four Helm Hill Runners spent as many hours (and a bit more) in Sunday's glorious sunshine with another 550+ competitors riding, pushing, carrying and dragging bikes around Yorkshires famous three peaks - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent in the legendary Yorkshire Three Peaks Cyclocross race. Lots of great support out on the fells from HH was appreciated. HH pics in gallery, more Pics, blogs here. Results here. Whet your appetite for next years entry here. See you on the start line in 2016. HH bike tops here
World Mountain running championships 2015. Three Shires and Orton Fell race.
A fantastic day for the club with 6 athletes from the club represented in the various categories. Tom A, representing Great Britain, came home with a team bronze, and Chris Richards a team gold for England. Full results here and see Juniors for more info.
Meanwhile those of us without an national/international calling enjoyed a stunning day at the Three shires fell race, with the men packing well at the front of the field as did the ladies - so much so they won the team prize. RESULTS. To prove that they now had the habit they followed that up with the team prize at Orton fell race too.