Sunday, 29 November 2009

Swinton Women's Run - 29 November 5.25 miles

Ann and I travelled over to Manchester for the Women's race, 5.25 mile road (pavement) race.
Very friendly event and really well organised, I don't think I have seen so many marshalls in a race - they seemed to be on every street corner.

Most of the entries were from club runners, including some big Manchester clubs such as Sale Harriers. We were both pleased with our places. 186 women ran, Ann came 131st and I came in 45th place.

Posted by Sue

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

WFRA North Wales Series 2009

Congratulations to John Morris, prize winner in this series for 2009 (2nd Male V60)

posted by Sue

Twenty Second British and Irish Masters Cross Country

Many congratulations to Peter Roberts on his outstanding performance along with other Welsh athletes in Birmingham earlier this month.
The going was pretty claggy and windy by all accounts making racing anything but a piece of cake. Nonetheless the prize was a bronze medal. A fuller report can be found on the Welsh A.A. site.
Chris H.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Conwy Half Marathon

Fantastic set of results for Buckley's men in the first year of this new event.

682 runners finished

Jez Brown 11th 1.17.43
John Pares 19th 1.21.09
Simon Roberts 24th 1.22.30
Matthew Rose 27th 1.23.18
Jonathon Bradshaw 36th 1.25.17
Paul Donaghue 65th 1.27.13
Paul Stinton 74th 1.30.29
Steve Bellis 106th 1.34.0
Jack Thomas 308th 1.47.53
Mark Pares 336th 1.51.38

Well done!!

posted by Sue
Follow this link for the Conwy Half Marathon Results. (results are bottom left). Tougher than expected run along the cycle path to Llandudno, round the Great Orme and back to Conwy. OK, maybe I was just having an off day as Jez got a PB. Buckley Runners were....great, their site has just gone down so I can't give you all the positions and times. I can tell you that, in addition to Jez, I saw Simon Roberts, Matt Rose (Rose Mayhew!?!), Paul Stinton, Paul Donoghue, Mark Pares, Steve Bellis, Jack Thomas.

Does anyone know if there was a team prize because we were certainly the first club with 3 and 4 finishers.

While I'm waiting I might as well do a quick review: organisation was a bit shabby - too few toilets, not enough parking, delayed start, not enough drink stations. The start was also very narrow - people who stood at the back must have taken a long time to get over the line. On the plus side, the marshalling was good, decent goody bags, and the course certainly delivered on the promised scenic views.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Slaters 5

Well done to all the Buckley ladies (and Mike Jones) who competed in the Slaters 5 race at Abergele on Sunday.

Erika led the team home in 32.57 to win the Senior Ladies category. The Ladies team comprising of Erika, Fen (39.07), Margaret (39.57) and Alison (51.21) took the third team prize. Second home for Buckley was Mike who finished in a time of 35.23

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Clwydian hills

We were all expecting some real punishment on the proposed new course for this race, so it was a disappointment to hear that it had been shortened due to 'bad weather' (particularly for those who have reccied the new course). In the event, it was quite a fast outing along the bridleway from Cilcain, briefly down the Vale of Clwyd side, and then back over the ridge to another short, sharp climb above the reservoir. A good turnout from the club, with Jez Brown finishing 4th in 46.30, Simon Roberts 9th in 47.40, Paul Stinton (for CRR) 41st in 54.17, followed by the trio of Pete R, John M and Huw - finishing 46th, 47th and 48th in 55m (Pete and John 1st and 2nd M60). Then came Chris H 63rd in 58.51, Rob M 82nd in 67.18 and Sue R 83rd in 75.43 (1st in cat?). Simon R.