The Track Day is a family running day with a mixture of adults and kids races between 12:30pm and 4:30pm. It is suitable for all abilities, this is not just for the faster runners. We normally meet at 12 noon, ready to start the first race at 12:30pm.
The format is series of events with a kids race in between each adults race. The adults can run one race or run them all. The usual sequence is mile, 400m, long jump, 800m, 3000m, then three relays 4x100m, 4x400m, and the fun medley.
We normally have a good gang of non-runners who come along to watch, so bring a chair and a few sandwiches. Graham and Aimee Driver did a brilliant job in 2010 introducing more variety and fun into the kids games and they will be there to entertain us all.
The venue is the Victoria Park track, where we have our regular summer Tuesday track training. The showers and toilets at the Victoria Park Arena will be open.
(Remember that the track mile and 3k can count towards your Club Standards.)
There was no track day in 2013 as the track was being re-laid. No events were held in 2014 and 2015.
Thanks to everyone for supporting the Track Day. Also, thanks to Julian for hosting his traditional BBQ in the evening, also for typing up all of these results!
Mick Charman was taking photos.
Event report from Julian:
"Our 24th annual Family Track Day was held on a surprisingly warm and sunny day. As usual, we had a great time – everyone ran hard and there were some amazingly competitive finishes. Whether Mike Welsby overtook Andy Smith on the finish line in the 4x200m relay remains with the steward’s inquiry.
We were, as usual, very thankful for the enthusiastic children who were keen to run and give us a rest between the big kids events. The bucket and sponges game for the kids was great, although some of the little ones had to be guided to the right bucket. It was like It’s A Knockout of old!
The barbeque chez Julian afterwards was great with about 40 hungry runners returning to devour my house (contents).
Thanks to Steve Martin, Andrea Millington and John Ramsdale for recording the positions and the times, well done everyone who took part."
A version of the results in PDF format is available (ideal for printing). Click on the link on the right side of this page.
|10||Paul Porter (Helsby RC)||06:23|
|3||Andy Smith (Helsby RC)||06:15|
Karon Forster's time is a new Club FV50 record, beating Janet Redpath's time of 6:23 set at the Club Road Mile on 15-Jun-2002 by 9 sec.
Christine Ramsdale's time is a new Club FV60 record, beating her own previous time of 8:55 set at last years Track Day on 9-Jul-2011 by 24 sec.
|2||Paul Porter (Helsby RC)||76|
|4||Andy Smith (Helsby RC)||83|
|Name||Jump 1||Jump 2||Jump 3||Pos|
|Rebecca Forster||No Jump||3.91||3.44||1|
|Dan Middlebrook||3.83||No Jump||No Jump||3|
|9||Andy Smith (Helsby RC)||02:57|
|9||Andy Smith (Helsby RC)||12:27|
4 teams ran but no details were recorded.