helsby 4 villages half marathon 2007

Does anyone know where I can find an entry form online,either to print & post or enter online.I'v tried runners world events ,and the club website with no avail. I know this race fills up pretty quickly so dont want to leave it too late. Any advice greatly appriciated.
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  • Doubt its up yet.

    In fact - after a quick google - naaah - not up yet - but should be on here :

    http://www.helsbyrun.freeuk.com/Races/HalfMarathon/index.htm
  • Does ANYBODY know what's going on with this race?

    The website hasn't been updated for months, and there is no response to emails.

    Has anybody who ran it last year had an application form yet?

    Are there any Helsby Runners who could please shed some light...?
  • Daz,
    I am not a Helsby RC member, but I have seen this race on offical events lists - it's down for Sunday 21st January 2007. Like you, I keep checking the site for the forms as this race fills up very quickly.

    Come on Helsby - put something out !!
  • They probably will this month, I seem to remember that they did that last year! I live near there and know acouple of their runners, I#'ll see what I can find out ;-)


    Pug
  • I found a thread on last year's race, and the entry form appeared at the end of August, and entries were in full swing through September. It didn't actually fill up til early December though.
  • I emailed the club last month but have had no reply as yet. will call in to the clubhouse next time i pass (hopefully this week) and see if anyone knows anything, will post on here if i get any info.
  • bump
  • Can't find any reference to the race when I searched on the events page. Has it been cancelled for 2007?
  • I'm getting worried about this one. I hope it's not been scrapped, it's been going for 25 years and is a great race.

    I have noticed over the last 5 years when I've run it that the motorists on the country lanes are getting less and less accommodating towards the runners.
  • entry forms are up... http://www.helsbyrun.freeuk.com/Races/HalfMarathon/index.htm might enter tommorrow to try and get the number 1 spot!
  • Nice find, Toffee... get ready to have ya ass whipped ;-)


    Pug
  • your gonna have to be in sub 78 shape for this one then m8! determined to give that elite entry thing a go for the gnr 07, so i need to be running 77 by helsby if thats going to happen...
  • great site ukresultsman im always checking it! keep up the good work, that link isnt working for me yet tho...
  • my dodgy laptop, it works now! cheers...
  • not dodgy laptop - dodgy upload!!
  • Toffee

    Nahhh mate, you better be in 1:16 shape ;-) as I'm already in 79 shape at the moment... ;-)


    Pug

    P.S nothing better than a bit of bull to enter the winter season ;-0. This race was a target of mine as is the Village Bakery... and both were going to be 1:16 targets!
  • keep it going m8, dont think ill be doing village bakery tho...liverpool will be my next half mara after helsby
  • ST,

    Theres a £500.00 prize if that will make you run quicker !!!
  • Yahooooooooooooooo.

    My forms filled in and ready to post.
  • Im in too just posted mine off.
  • been looking for a nice flat half in the new year and this looks perfect - think I'll enter this weekend

    just ran a pb in the Macclesfield half last weekend (bit hilly) so should definitely run a faster time at Helsby
  • Moolarb,

    Helsby is not flat. It is generally undulating with a fairly stiff climb in miles 8, 9 & 10, but in return you get a good downhill in the last two miles.

    That said, it is a PB course - my best 3 half's are all at Helsby strangely enough. I have just sent my cheque off, so I will be there again.

    Chester is the half to do if you want flat or even more boring is the Sliverstone Half run by FLM around the F1 Grand Prix circuit.
  • Came across this - I went to school in Helsby, but never had any idea that this race happens! Now that I've moved to London...!
    Hopefully mum and dad will let me stay over with them!
  • Its a nice race
  • It's probably the nicest Half I've done and I don't care that it's not flat, for some reason it's defo PB territory... don't know why


    Pug
  • Hello all

    I know the organisers and will pass on the above comments about communication or lack of it through the website and e-mail.

    I posted a thread about this event today (not knowing about this thread) and subsequently got scolded by a forumite cos this one was here first. I don't have a handbag so will leave it at that.

    This is one of the top half marathons laid on by a small club and has been very successful for many years. This is my opinion, no one else's.

    I know its really frustrating when I can't get info about an event myself. So again, I'll pass on your comments.

    Hope to see you in Jan 07, good running until then.
  • I did actually get an email from the organisers last night. They said they had been very busy organising the race. I assume maybe they just waited until all details were confirmed before they replied to all email enquiries at the same time to be fair...?

    Anyhoo, just filling in my form, then find cheque-book, then walk to post-box...
  • Bugger it!

    I've just clicked send and told my mate that people aren't getting responses to e-mails and now it appears that he probably did loads last night, oops!

    aah well, they say they want feedback, ha ha.

    walk to post box... in this rain..
  • run to the post box you idle git ;-)


    Pug
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