Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Chester half marathon

Huge turnout at the Chester half marathon last Sunday, and some good performances. Jon Bradshaw led the way, 22nd in 1:20:10, followed by Shaun Hooson and Daniel Hollingworth - 49th and 51st in 1:24:10. Paul Stinton 104th in 1:28:50, James Huggins 123rd in 1:30:24, Shane Yates 171st in 1:32:47, James Pickering 189th in 1:33:56, Keith Jones 322nd in 1:37, Mike Jones 418th in 1:40:20, Chris Higgins 545th in 1:42:22, Rob Mackey 822nd in 1:49:19, Margaret Ludden 824th in 1:49:38 and Fenella Higgins 983rd in 1:52:28. All well within the top half of the field. Watching in comfort from Pulford, you all looked in good form. Apols if I've missed anyone.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Buckley Club Championship Race List 2009/2010

Christleton 5K May 2009
Capenhurst 5K August 2009
Flintshire 10K September 2009
Chester Spring 5 April 2010
Wrexham 10 April 2010

The Druid Fell Race (5 Miles) 17th June 2009
Hotfoot up Famau (31/2 Miles 1st July 2009
The Beast - Maeshafn (4 Miles) 7th July 2009
Ponderosa (4 Miles) 12th August 2009
Clwydian Hill Race (9 Miles) 1st November 2009

Wincle Trout Race 30th May 2009
Llyn Alwen Trail 11K 5th July 2009
Race The Train 10K 15th August 2009
Nescliffe Nasty (5 Miles) 5th September 2009
Parbold Hill Race (61/2 Miles) Febuary 2010

Foel Fras Fell 9th May 2009
Race The Train (14 Miles) 15th August 2009
Penmaenmawr Fell (11 Miles) 14th November 2009
Dash in the Dark (4 Miles) Jan/Feb 2010
Half Marathon 2009/10
Marathon 2009/10

N.Wales X Country League 2009/10
North Wales Championships (Northop) 2010

Border League (Any) 2009/10

You must complete 1 race from each category to qualify for points and every extra race you complete off the list earns you a point so the more races you do the more points you score

1st=26PTS, 2nd=24PTS, 3rd=23PTS........25th=1PT
O/40 1PT, O/50 2PTS, O/60 3PTS.

Foel Fras race

An unexpectedly memorable outing for those of us that entered the Foel Fras race last weekend. This 12 mile/3100ft fell race takes in the summits of Drum, Foel Fras, Garnedd Uchaf and Moel Wnion in its lengthy journey across the northern Carneddau from the village of Aber. This year the race was characterised by strong winds, low cloud and driving rain which unfortunately peaked at the summit of Garnedd Uchaf - just in time for the crucial navigation down to the col below Moel Wnion. Cue a number of mild to middling hypothermia cases, with numerous runners going awol on these featureless slopes. So times and positions should be taken with a pinch of salt! Simon Roberts finished 12th in 2:11, with Simon Edwards 22nd in 2:20, Huw Lewis 43rd in 2:35 (alongside Paul Stinton). Jez Brown was 56th in 2:59 after a lengthy scenic tour of the higher peaks, with John Morris gradually thawing out after a cuppa.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Border league finale

I'm sure you've all seen the delayed border league results by now (if not:
Another very successful season for our small club: winning the vets league, and coming a very respectable second in both male and female top divisions. In the men's case, Buckley finished over 1000 points ahead of third placed Wallasey, behind a very strong Eryri outfit! Well done to all.