Hosted by Helsby Running Club the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon is now in it’s 38th year! This popular event usually attracts 1700 runners and despite a more low key event being staged this year due to Covid runners were still able to enjoy a fabulous atmosphere at this scenic road race. Starting at Helsby Community Sports Club, the route takes runners through rural countryside, passing through the four villages of Cheshire villages of Dunham on the Hill, Mouldsworth, Manley, Alvanley and Helsby. Cold, crisp, if a little foggy conditions made for the perfect running conditions as runners tackled this challenging course. Out in the blue and white was Eccleshill’s Gillian Jago who finished in a brilliant time of 1:53:36. Well done Gill!