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