Sunday, 21 February 2010


The following races are to be included in the Championships:

Mon 5th April Corndon (Meduim)
Sat 15th May Cribyn (Short)
Sat 12th June Foel Fras (Long)
Sat 17th July Moel Siabod (Short)
Sat 25th Sept Black Mountain (Long)
Sun 7th Nov Clwydian Hills (Medium)

INOV8 are awarding a pair of fell shoes to the first three in most age categories as long as the competitor has completed 4 races (including one at each distance).
Must be worth a go.


The following races are to be inclused in the series:

Sat 20th March Ras yr Aran
Mon 5th April Corndon
Sat 24th April Llantysilio
Sat 22nd May Lletty
Sat 12th June Foel Fras
Sat 17th July Moel Siabod
Sun 29th August Cnicht
Sun 3rd October Arenig Fawr
Sun 7th Nov Clwydian Hills

A competitors best results from up to 6 of the 9 races will be counted in the series. Every finisher will score points. Scores are based on the competitors time behind the average of the first five finishers. Your score will then be taken away from 100 to make a positive score. If you do not compete in a race you will score zero.

Hope you all understand that, it come off the gumff.

Wrexham Half Marathon - cancelled

According to the Wrexham Road Runners Website ( this morning, the Race has been cancelled due to bad weather.


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Dash in the Dark

A few hardy souls braved the snow & ice to run the 'final' Dash in the Dark

Simon R had an excellent race to come 2nd (despite missing a short section of the course, for which he was forgiven by the organisers, probably because he was over 3 minutes ahead of the next finisher !)
Dave was 4th, and first MV40, on his first outing in the event (I must put better batteries in my head torch next time !!)
Huw was 5th and first MV50
Pete Roberts was first MV60, closely followed by John Morris

so a rather successful 'pot hunting' expedition for the Buckley boys.

The evening finished with Ben announcing another race, to be held on March 5th - see you all there.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Abergele Border League

Sunday 14th February 2010 - Valentines Day, we all know how to enjoy ourselves!
Loads of Buckley runners turned out to race up the sea front, around a caravan park and back along a sea front. One Marshall shouting out to me with 600 metres to go "it's flat all the way now", great I thought, I might die in a minute!

Jez 28:04 (6th SM)
Simon R. 28:39 (10th SM)
Simon E. 29:36 (17th SM)
Shaun 29:56 (7th V40)
Danny 30:11 (23rd SM)
Erika 30:27 (1st SL)
Dave B. 30:43 (8th V45)
Steve B. 31.14 (7th V50)
Les 31.23 (3rd V55)
Chris W. 32.41 (7th V20M)
James P. 32.54 (37th SM)
Mark P. 33:50 (8th V20M)
Paul D. 34:00 (14th V40)
Chris H. 34:39 (14th V50)
John M. 35:49 (4th V65)
Jane 36:04 (4th LV40)
Dawn 36:21 (3rd LV35)
Marcus 36:30 (25th V45)
Fenella 37:58 (7th LV40)
Jack 38:34 (7th V65)
Margaret 39:02 (11th LV45)
Rob 42:24 (8th V60)

See you all soon

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Parbold Hill Race Saturday 13th

Posted by Rob

Nine Buckley Runners who appreciate the value of a "loosener" before the Border League on Sunday made the trip to Parbold for the 40th running of this classic event. 6.75 miles of hills and mud! A bit of road but mainly fields, tracks, stiles, gates and even a stream.

I was new to this event. I can't think why I waited so long. It is very enjoyable. A big field so lots of racing, a huge improvement on the last couple of races when I ran and finished on my own. Some interesting opportunities to overtake by taking "route one", straight through the mud while others tip-toed around the outside.

I had a good race to the finish too. Makes a nice change. I was given the same time as the runner I re-passed in the last 5 metres. It was that close. Did I enjoy it? Of course. Would I do it again? You bet? Would I recommend it? Yes - to anybody who will listen.

Huge thanks to John and Paul for encouraging me to go.


Thursday, 11 February 2010

NW CC Champs

I have the results of the NW Champs at Rhug (at last). It was a splendid day and there are a good set of results for us.
Senior Men
25th Paul Stinton 44.44
27th Dave Boothroyd 45.33
33rd Huw Lewis 47.07
36thPaul Donoghue 47.33
42nd Chris Higgins 49.22
Over 60 men
5th John Morris 39.03
8th Jack Thomas 44.18
10th Rob Mackey 49.56
2nd Male 60 Team
Senior Ladies
2nd Erika Robinson 23.17
10th Dawn Urquhart 25.36
24th Fen Higgins 29.07
25th Jane Lindley 29.15
36th Sue Ridings 32.57
2nd Ladies team

Posted by Rob

Monday, 8 February 2010

Nick Beer 10k

An impressive number of runners made the journey west to Llandudno, for the Nick Beer 10k and its scenic loop of the Great Orme. A big field of 540, with good conditions on the day: hazy sunshine and even the tiniest hint of an easterly breeze to blow us all up the hill.

9. Jez Brown 36:24
19. Simon Roberts 37:37
27. Simon Edwards 38:12
36. Shaun Hoosen 39:02
45. Steve Bellis 40:02
68. Paul Stinton 41:18
122. Chris Higgins 44:30
163. Ian Jones 46:42
207. Fenella Higgins 48:19
244. Jack Thomas 49:33 (1st m65)