Four Villages - Helsby Half Marathon 20/01/13

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20/01/2013 at 12:35
Thought they suggested yesterday that it wouldn't be rescheduled due to all the other races in the area ?
20/01/2013 at 13:03

Still the right decision, just driven the course. Non gritted roads covered in compacted snow/ice and slush. Finish cul-de-sac has slush and snow in the school entrance.

20/01/2013 at 13:26

Does anyone know what happens to the race fees if nbot rescheduled i.e. refunds or not?

20/01/2013 at 15:10

They don't usually give refunds Antony .

20/01/2013 at 19:44
They have to pay for road closures, traffic management, police in advance so can't imagine it will b possible to refund. It's unfortunate but we all knew the potential was there in Jan. great club great race. I'll b in for it next year.
20/01/2013 at 20:31

When Wrexham was cancelled a couple of years ago they offered  a refund if you returned your number etc, or the opportunity to donate your fee to a local charity. But I don't think there was the same cost involved, it is run round an Industrial estate rather than through a busy town/village across an A road

Given that no-one actually profits from an old-fashioned club organised race like this, I'm quite happy to forfeit the fee as I know the surplus is distributed locally.



21/01/2013 at 12:52

They can keep my entry fee also, just one of those things that happens once in a while!! Don't fancy seeing a small running club in financial difficulty due to paying for road closures, race numbers, chip timing etc and then giving refunds.

Iron Muffin    pirate
21/01/2013 at 13:07

Can anyone suggest any other HM's in the area? I did Liverpool last year and would rather find a different one.

21/01/2013 at 13:48

Wilmslow is usually same day as Liverpool, they're a bit snooty over there.

21/01/2013 at 15:08

Sorry Mr Puffy, but the runners at Wilmslow aren't snooty - I've done it for the last three years and everyone has been brilliant, marshalls included.  I know the organisers upset some people a few years ago by suggesting that there should be a maximum time limit (not very welcoming for new runners) but I've never seen that applied.  Anyway Wilmslow's full!  There'a the new Warwick Castle half around the same time if you don't mind travelling Muffin.  Guaranteed nice scenery around there!

21/01/2013 at 17:14
Wrexham 17th Feb ?
Iron Muffin    pirate
21/01/2013 at 19:16

Thanks for the event advice. Wrexham is close by although timing over my 40th birthday weekend will be a challenge.

Food for thought

21/01/2013 at 19:34
I don't find Wilmslow snooty either have done it a few times, lovely race
21/01/2013 at 19:44
Must have been a mistype, 30th surely ?

And if its food you are after, cos it is sponsored by the Village Bakery you usually get a bag of buns as a goody bag !
21/01/2013 at 20:59
No sense of humour either...
21/01/2013 at 21:12

Must be some Helsby Half 2013 tech shirts going on the cheap?

22/01/2013 at 21:47

does anybody think the race will be rerun???????????

JPenno    pirate
22/01/2013 at 21:56

The email said unlikely due to Police commitments etc

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