Friday, 21 August 2009

Race the train – a family affair

This was the 26th running of this classic event. Buckley runners were there again although the numbers were down a bit. Not surprising after the awful weather in recent years. We camped at Ynysymaengwyn as usual with 18 of us camping and 14 running plus one runner who came down for the day. The weather was much better than recent years, not difficult after last year’s cold, wet and windy conditions. There were plenty of impressive performances too.
Two Buckley Runners beat the train; Paul Stinton was 101st in 1.44.24 and Dan Hollingsworth 149th in 1.47.48. Well done you two; Paul overcame last year’s injury and Dan as a new comer to the race was impressive.
The rest of the races were family affairs. Results are by family instead of by event. It makes a change!
Jane had family runners in all four races; Jane had a good run in the 14mile race finishing 457th in 2.07, David was second in the 10k in an impressive 39.43, girlfriend Jess did the 5.5 mile race in 56.56 finishing 76th and sister Amanda was 44th in the 3.5 mile race in 25.11
Paul was 259th in the 14 miler in 1.56.33, Tracy 155th in 10K in 1.00.53 and Sean 66th in 3.5 in 26.34
Sue Ridings was 792 in the afternoon race in 2.32.22 after son Elliot had posted 25.29 (57th) in the 3.5 miler in the morning.
Rob running his 15th RTT clocked a poor 2.38.07, struggling with a back problem throughout the race. His family fared better. Son Peter was 106th in the 10km in 55.53; Pete’s girlfriend Abbie in her first ever race was 117th in the 5.5 in 1.07.05. Rob’s daughter Kat also in her first race was 123rd in 1.24.26.
Altogether a good day at the races. Followed by a late night revelling in the memories of the day. We have booked again for next year’s race on august 21st 2010.

1 comment:

  1. As always a good race, brilliant atmosphere and happy camping, looking forward to next year