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.



  1. Results are out:-
    Paul Stinton 51.04 (52 nd)
    Hugh Lewis 52.11 (72 nd)
    Paul Donaghue 53.53 (92 nd)
    Pete Roberts 55.31 (118th) (1st M65)
    Dawn 56.31 (11th Female)
    Chris Higgins 56.46 (131st)
    John Morris 57.08 (141st) (2nd M65)
    Fenella 1.04.15 (29th Female)
    Rob Mackey 1.09.08 (287th)

    Really good race.

  2. Very impressive from John and Pete - a 1-2 in the M65!!