Monday, 30 January 2012

North Wales CC Champs at Rhug

Another good day at the races saw eleven Buckley Runners turn out for this excellent event. It's a great location, a good course and a good atmosphere. And the weather was fine and cold. Course is challenging; hilly and muddy with a couple of streams to cross.

Jane and Fenn had good runs for the ladies.

Matt had a fine run; he was supported by Simon R, Paul D, Paul S, Chris and Les, with Pete, John M and Rob running in the masters (60+) race.

The results were a bit of a mystery, there seem to have been several problems and I have not seen the final results yet but I know this much. After quite a bit of recounting and re-awarding
Matt, Simon, Paul, Paul, Chris and Les got silver in the senior men
Simon, Paul D and Les got silver in the vets
John, Pete and Rob got gold in the supervets.

Tremendous effort all round but an exta mention for Les who put in a terrific run. Cross country is not in his comfort zone. He was struggling on the uneven slippery surface but he finished the race and because of his efforts he made up both the senior men's and vets team ensuring they brought home the medals. He ended up getting treatment from the St John Ambulance people, but welit was a fine performance. Thank you, Les.

Apparently I was awarded third in the Vet 60 category on the day. I wasn't at the presentation but I could have told them I was not third, I know who was ahead of me. But that seems to have been typical of the results on the day.


Monday, 23 January 2012

Twin Piers 10k

A strong tail-wind was a considerable help for this race - I suspect the Olympics Committee might regard some of these times as 'wind-assisted'! The new developments by the Colwyn Bay pier mean that an inelegant extra loop through a housing estate now breaks up the point-to-point simplicity of the original Llandudno-Colwyn Bay dash. Not many of us at this event this year - but apologies in advance if I missed anyone on the results.

11. Simon R, 34.17
42. Mike Jones, 39.09
102. Michael Ludden, 42.41
152. Margaret, 46.06
156. Jane, 46.22
196. Jack, 48.28

Friday, 20 January 2012

AGM 2012 will be in Buckley Sports Centre

Reminder - The AGM will be on Thursday 26th after training (approx 8.30) We have booked a room in the Sports Centre.

We will review what has gone on in the last year, elect (or re-elect) officers, and make plans for the next year.

See you there


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Dates for your diary

The AGM of the club will be on Thursday 26th January, at 8.30 after training. I'm still waiting to confirm the venue but please can you put this date in your diary. It's the only meeting that we have in a year so it's important that we get it right and that the members are able to help plan for next year.

I'll let you know about the venue as soon as I can.

We had a good day at Lilleshall today, the weather was fantastic, cold and sunny and the ground was dry - a vast improvement on the the freezing cold fog of last year. We had a pretty good turnout for this event that is always difficult to get to. Thanks to everybody who turned out and well done on some excellent performances.

Twin Piers next weekend plus Helsby Half (22nd)
N Wales Regional CC at Rhug on 28th
Final Cross Country at Oswestry on Saturday 4th

Posted by Rob

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Update and NCAR

Hi everybody

Great to see so many Buckley Runners at Abergele today. Really looking forward to seeing the results. We had some really good results.

Next race is next Saturday - cross country at Lilleshall. We need to make sure we get strong teams out for both ladies and mens races. Its a long way to travel so we need to make the extra effort to turn out. If we can car-share it makes it much more enjoyable. Please let me know if you are looking for, or offering a lift.

And here is another race for your calendar. It is at Mold on 29th April and it is in aid of a good cause. I am guessing it uses the same course as is used for the Flintshire 10km in the autumn. I think I'll give this one a go.

It is good to see we have some followers on Twitter @buckleyrunners

Posted by Rob

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Hangover Hobble

Muddy, windy, but an enjoyable way to start the year.
4. Jez, 38.37
6. Simon R, 39.25
23. Huw, 46.21
35. Pete, 48.31 (1st V60)
65. Jack, 60:50 (1st V70)