Monday, 18 April 2011

London Marathon

Well done Steve Bellis 3.23.40 Dave Boothroyd 3.28.42 Susanne Brierley 4.55.39

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Buckley Runners Club Outing

If you enjoy camping and like eating trout, then this is the club outing for you! The Wincle Trout Run and Village Fete on Saturday 4 June. Start 2.45pm Some Buckley runners will be running the 9km fell run, crossing woodlands, rivers and high moorland (1'oooft climb) in the picturesque Dane Valley, Nr Macclesfield, to win a trout! A number of us plan to camp the night and take full advantage of the fete's evening entertainment. For more details visit

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Race the Train 2011

Race the Train is on Saturday 20th August. We will be camping at Ynysymaengwyn again. The site is provisionally booked but I need to confirm fairly soon. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are camping over the weekend. Many thanks Rob

Chester Spring 5 (ish)

A lovely spring evening saw a field of nearly 400 run the annual Chester Spring 5. This excellent race is one of the first evening races after the clocks go forward. On a dull evening we can end up running in the gathering gloom, especially us "value for money" runners. But this year was great. Even I got in before I needed a torch. Eight Buckley Runners turned out, probably fewer than recently, but a very enjoyable night nevertheless. Mike Jones 51st in 31.25 Steve Bellis 52nd in the same time Paul Stonton 94th in 33.38 Paul Donohue 132nd in 35.25 Margaret Ludden 194th in38.18 Jack Thomas 276th in 42.16 Sue Ridings 286 in 42.51 Rob Mackey 300th in 43.34 But there are rumblings of disquiet! Something is not quite right. And the something is the last mile. The group I was running in was steady at 8 mins 30 a mile throughout the race then explicably recorded 9.30 from Mile 4 to the finish. Various other runners thought they were doing well, then found that the PB wasn't there. The posh people with their GPS provided the answer. The average on GPS seems to be 5.12 miles! Mapometer makes it 5.1. Oops. Posted by Rob (Sunday evening)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Cross Country 2011/12

Provisional dates for next season are : Oct 1st Eryri (Treborth) Oct 22nd Colwyn Bay (St Davids) Nov 12th Deeside (Northop)* Jan 14th Telford (Lilleshall)* Feb 4th Oswestry * might be reversed Jan 28th NWCCC

Monday, 4 April 2011

Lanbedr to Blaenafon Fell Race

16 miles and over 4,000 ft climbing, the pictures by Al Tye are fantastic. Well done to the following: Simon R 2.37 John M 2.56 (1st SSVM) Chris H 3.01 and it looks like Fen and Paul D ran together finishing in 3.35