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.