Saturday, 31 March 2012


I had a splendid day today. I went up Moel Famau to watch the Excalibur Marathon, the toughest marathon in UK. It lived up to its claim!

It was fascinating to watch, so many people putting in superb efforts and enjoying them selves as well. Buckley were well represented; Jez and Simon, Huw, Dawn, Chris and Fenn, Ann and Sue all completing the gruelling 26.7 miles and 4,600 feet of climbing. That is amazing. Congratulations to you all on a brilliant effort.

It was an excellent day for it, cool, very little breeze and dry underfoot. The event seemed to be really well organised and everything appeared to go really smoothly.

It was quite confusing to watch though. There was a staggered start, I understand runners and walkers set off in groups at 15 minute intervals with no grading. So it was impossible to tell who was ahead of, or behind, who. But that just added to the enjoyment. The important thing was that everybody finished and that they were pleased with what they acheived. They deserve to be.

Posted by Rob

Monday, 26 March 2012

THe bits I forgot earlier

Run 4 Rescue - 10km Race on Sunday 29th April from Mold Sports Centre in aid of North Clwyd Animal Rescue.
Chester Spring 5 on Wednesday 4th April at 7.00pm. You need to enter on line.
And we have had an invitation to take part in Buckley Jubilee celebrations on Monday 4th June. If anyone fancies spreading the word about how brilliant we are, please contact me.

News for April

Next Borders League race is on Sunday 1st April at Chester. Visit the Borders League web page for info on the venue. This is an excellent course and a good venue. I hope we can have a good turn-out and keep up the good form we have shown at other races. But we are likely to lose a few star performers who are on other duties (see below) the day before. As usual, if you can car-share it will help.

Final race and presentation is on Wednesday 25th April at Corus Club, Rowley's Drive, Shotton, organised by Deestriders.

On Saturday this weekend (31st) is the Excalibur Marathon over the Clwydians. This is described as the toughest marathon in UK. I can believe that - 26.7 miles plus over 4,500 feet of climbing is tough. Good luck to the big group of Buckley Runners who are tackling this massive challenge. I am sure that they would appreciate any support out on the course or by sponsorship for Claire House. Good luck all of you.

Next Tuesday 3rd April is Pub Night.

And a word of congratulations to Matt Rose for a superb performance in Liverpool Half Marathon, third, behind two international runners with a new pb of 1.10.18.

For info our Facebook page has migrated to the new format, come and visit us.

And we are on Twitter @buckleyrunners

Posted by Rob