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.