Four Villages - Helsby Half Marathon 20/01/13

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24/10/2012 at 17:56
Helsby Arms. 200 yds from the finish ! Although that might be busy, if you are after food The Stamford Bridge a 5 minute drive..

I've just run to the Helsby Arms as its exactly 2 miles from our house
The Silent Assassin    pirate
26/10/2012 at 09:45

Stanford Bridge is usually quite nice

 

29/10/2012 at 18:03

Yeah the Stamford doe's a crackin meal and really nice pint!

29/10/2012 at 18:59

And if you can get on the mailing list, the 2 meals for the price of one mid week is a real bargin, all washed down with a nice pint of piffle.

Holgs first showed me, Min, Viking and our other halves "the book" in the Stamford Bridge

29/10/2012 at 20:31

Dave, Helsby Arms is 2.8 miles from our house... 

29/10/2012 at 20:41
Only 1.8 from ours, the bus shelter opposite the petrol station is 2.1 from our house, the hair dressers in Helsby is 3' the tyre place by the school is 4 and the railway bridge at the bottom of the hills to Frodsham is 5
29/10/2012 at 20:41
I re-trip'd it today
30/10/2012 at 10:40

OK - bit of an odd question, as I'm not too familiar with the area.

Mrs O is a great supporter and likes to meet me at various points on a course when I'm running, by biking around. I've had a look at the course map and I can see several points where she can do this but I'm struggling a bit with the last bit between the Manley Lane/Sugar Lane area and the finish.

Is there any way of her getting from that point to the finish without having to back track over the first part of the course (or getting knocked off her bike by runners ) ?

Edited: 30/10/2012 at 10:42
30/10/2012 at 12:11
Wilmslow half is open if anyone is interested...
30/10/2012 at 12:43
Orbutt wrote (see)

OK - bit of an odd question, as I'm not too familiar with the area.

Mrs O is a great supporter and likes to meet me at various points on a course when I'm running, by biking around. I've had a look at the course map and I can see several points where she can do this but I'm struggling a bit with the last bit between the Manley Lane/Sugar Lane area and the finish.

Is there any way of her getting from that point to the finish without having to back track over the first part of the course (or getting knocked off her bike by runners ) ?

Hi Orbutt. She could follow the course along Manley Rd, but the stay on until Primrose Lane. If she then went down there she'd meet up with the route about 200 yards from the finish.

30/10/2012 at 12:51

Oh - and pub wise... Stamford Bridge is really nice, but there are a few others in the area as well. The White Lion in Alvanley is good, as is the Goshawk in Mouldsworth. The Bulls Head in Frodsham does a really nice Sunday lunch as well.

Other than the Helsby Arms there's only the Railway actually in Helsby, and I'd avoid that one...

30/10/2012 at 13:41

Thanks Paul, I'll check it out.

Isn't local knowledge wonderful.

30/10/2012 at 14:29

The White Lion has gone down hill since it was done up.....

30/10/2012 at 14:39

That is a shame about the White Lion. They use to serve nice real ale. This is what you need after a half marathon.I am normally "supporting" instead or "running" this one but I still need a couple of pints afterwards.

30/10/2012 at 14:48
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

The White Lion has gone down hill since it was done up.....

Maybe lost a bit of it's charm, but still a nice pub, imo. I liked the extremely rare steak I had there a couple of months ago anyway


 

30/10/2012 at 14:49

My local is less than 25 yds from my front door..... But apart from crisps they don't do food !

30/10/2012 at 14:53

Which one is that Dave?

30/10/2012 at 14:55

The Wheelies

The White Lion was really good 4 or 5 years back, But slowly went down hill. After it was done up last year we have been in 4 or 5 times, But nowhere near like it was, And The Stamford Bridge is such great value we go there once a month at least

Edited: 30/10/2012 at 14:59
Ironholgs    pirate
07/11/2012 at 11:55

I've entered this race, have done several times before and never made it because of injury. Hoping that won't be the case this time around.

07/11/2012 at 12:19

Ironholgs - fingers crossed.

I'm noticing a large Pirate contingent entering this event. Being a bit of a lightweight, should I be concerned?

Edited: 07/11/2012 at 13:31
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