Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Welsh Master CC at Builth Wells

Great to see eight (corrected from previous message) Buckley Runners competing at this event. The highlights of the results (as far as I can see from the most confusing results sheets ever, mainly owing to the need for two sets of results) 
Fantastic run from Eric, 8th overall, 1st M50 finisher for North Wales who won the team prize. He was supported by Steve who was 21st overall and 3rd finisher for the team.
Jez was 15th overall and 2nd M40 for N. Wales
Hayley was 19th overall
Alice (running for the first time for weeks) was 47th
Dawn was 50th
Mike was 47th overall and just outside the counters for N Wales
Eddie was injured and was forced to drop out on lap 1.

I am told that if we had registered all our athletes in time we could have won a team prize. Note to self - must get organised for next year!

Fantastic performances all round. Well done all of you


Running over Christmas

Back after a long break! 

Plans for running in the hills over the Christmas break and other races. The events organised so far.......
  • Sunday 21st Dawn is organising a club run. 1st car park at 9.00
  • Boxing Day (26th) is the traditional Round the Walls Race in Chester (check West Cheshire AC website for details)
  • Saturday 27th, training run on Moel Famau starting from the first car park, 9.00 as usual I think.
  • Sunday 28th Jubilee Plunge (summit of MF to Golden Lion at Llangynhafal) See WFRA website for details
  • Saturday 3rd January. Club handicap race on Moel Famau. We will use the same course as we did in July, approximately 5 miles of the trails. As before the slower runners start first, the aim is for everybody to finish about the same time. Provisional plan is.....
    Meet in the car park about 10.00
    First runners will set off about 10.30
    Target finish time of 11.15
    In the pub before 12.30
Posted by Rob

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Just a quick reminder
Next weekend (Sunday 26th) Halloween Hellraiser (Nantwich)
Sunday 2nd Clwydian 10 and Abergele 5
Sunday 9th 1st Borders League. To compete in this you must have paid your subs and run in a club vest.

Posted by Rob

British Fell Relays

The British Fell Relays were held at Sedburgh on Sunday. The Buckley team were 118th in a time of 5.18.17. That is pretty impressive in a field that includes all the top fell clubs and runners in the UK. The six-strong team was made up of: -
Leg 1   Paul Donoghue 182nd I 1.02.20
Leg 2 Steve Toogood and Simon Robert 79trh in 1.39.02
Leg 3 Andy Pritchard and Huw Lewis 112th in 1.25.47
Leg 4 Andy Worthington 190th in 1.11.08
A fantastic performance! They were 16th in the M40 Category, there were 213 teams (187 finishers).

Posted by Rob

10 KM on the road

Farndon 10km
Returning after a two year absence the race was well attended and saw Jez Brown finishing 6th overall winning the M40 in an excellent time of 36.20

As far as I am aware no Buckley Runners ran at Bangor on the Saturday

Posted by Rob

Cross country at Llandudno

We had an excellent turn-out for Round 2 of the CC at Llandudno last Saturday in both the ladies and men’s teams. And some impressive performances helped us to retain a good position in all the leagues.
Men teams Division 2 on the day: Buckley 337, Colwyn Bay 341, Whitchurch 418,
Aggregate after 2 races.  Buckley 638, Colwyn Bay 668, Prestatyn 768,
Masters Teams on the day Shrewsbury 35, Oswestry 46, Buckley 50, Colwyn Bay 77, Prestatyn 80,
Aggregate after 2 races : Shrewsbury 79, Buckley 89, Oswestry 94, Eryri 116, Colwyn Bay 138,
Ladies Teams Division 1: Eryri 54, Oswestry 66, Wrexham 87, Colwyn Bay 117, Buckley 162, Menai 228
Aggregate after 2 races . Division 1: Eryri 99, Oswestry 127, Wrexham 188, Colwyn Bay 241, Buckley 330, Menai 409
Ladies MASTERS. Teams: Wrexham 15, Eryri 22, Denbigh 25, Oswestry 38, Buckley 79, Wrecsam Tri 82,
Aggregate after 2 races : Wrexham 39, Eryri 39, Oswestry 70, Denbigh 83, Buckley 150, Prestatyn 200,

Posted by Rob

Saturday, 27 September 2014

October is nigh!

September has been a good month for the club! We have had several excellent training nights with strong numbers of runners turning out regularly, all kitted out with the mandatory hi-vis for the dark nights. Training nights have been good fun but some really hard runs too.
Several new members have been running with us at the club. Its always good to see new faces (or should it be legs?)!
Some fine results in races such as two Welsh champions on the fells (Steve and John) and winning the team prize at Sutton.
October brings the busy season. 
Next pub night is Tuesday 7th October, 8.30 in Running Hare, Ewloe after training
Next Saturday 4th October is the first race of the cross country season at Bangor. Ladies + MV70 race is at 2.00 with Senior Men and Vets (up to MV60) at 2.45. Parking is usually very tight so we will lift-share, meet in the car park at Northop at 12.15 ready to leave by 12.20
2nd race is two weeks later (18th) at Llandudno, Meet at Northop car park by 12.25 ready to leave at 12.30
Sunday 5th Chester Marathon. Several Buckley Runners taking part, Steve Bellis and Rob Davies are pacemakers
Sunday 12th - Flintshire 10km in Mold at 12.00. Good race, tough course, excellent cause.
10km races at Bangor and Farndon on 19th
Snowdonia Marathon on 26th
Sunday 2nd November is Pen Fell race and Abergele 5.
First Borders League race is on Sunday 9th November

Just a reminder that anyone who want to compete in either Cross Country or Borders League must be a paid up member of the club and Welsh Athletics.

Race reports - please send race reports to me, I can load them onto the blog.


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
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Guilden Sutton 10k Sunday 21st Sept

A successful day for Buckley Runners at Guilden Sutton on Sunday 21st September where 4 members turned out for the race in glorious sunny conditions.
Jez Brown led the way finishing 6th place in 35:52 closely pursued by Eric Campbell 7th place in 36:49. Mike Austin 24th in 40:10 and John Morris 80th in 48:56.

Jez picked up a prize for vet 40, Eric for 1st vet 50 and John was 1st vet 70 finisher but best of all was Buckley Runners winning the prize for 1st team overall.

Posted by Rob, courtesy of Eric

Monday, 15 September 2014

Chris Higgins (Ironman!)

You may not have seen Chris at the club much recently. That’s because he has been training for Iron Man Wales. And if you are not quite sure what that means here is a word of explanation. It’s a full marathon, but instead of carb loading and a good night’s sleep before jogging to the start competitors undertake a 2.5 mile sea-swim and 112 mile cycle ride.
Chris completed IMW at Tenby last weekend in 15 hours 25 minutes and 32 seconds; 1.49.58 swimming, 7.53.38 on the bike and the marathon in 5.11.32. That is just amazing. Chris posted the following report on Facebook earlier today, and that too is an achievement. With his permission I have copied it verbatim.

The Oldest Ironing Man in the Village.
Thanks ever so much for all your good wishes and congratulations. It was a long but fantastic day out that actually went pretty quickly.
The swim was tough to be honest with 50 odd people being taken out of the water by the R.N.L.I. A few being hospitalised. Of course, Sally Napthen, who drove down to add additional brilliant support had done what all good coaches would and anticipated this. I tried to claw my way aboard an R.N.L.I. inflatable only to be pushed back into the water the crew man saying 'Sally said you'd be fine' and so I was!!
What a spectacle the beach was at sunrise with over 2000 swimmers in black wet suits standing to the Welsh National anthem, quite emotional. After the dip, 1k run to the bikes and a tour of the area which as some have said is truly beautiful all 112 blinking miles of it! Thought there were hills up here in the north but we don't have a monopoly believe me. It was a bit like skiing you have to do the boring bit to the top and then the fun starts, brilliant whacking into and through Tenby with the streets lined with people shouting and blowing horns and those soddin’ cow bell things (how ungrateful am I?)
So bike back on the rack running kit on break out the Buckley vest!! The run, like the bike and in fact the swim, was hilly but the encouragement never waned for an instant right up and beyond the witching hour volunteers were still handing out drinks, snacks and (not sure I can actually write the word without tasting them) GELS, there I said it!!
So, swim, bike, run for 15.5 hours, maybe first Buckley vest on the 'red carpet' as they call the run in to the amazing finish to hear announced '' Chris Higgins you are........ hogging the camera let someone else have a go''. Not the quickest time but can do better. Not really decided on the next one though one there will be. Probably nominated the same as Tenby was, a lap top computer, credit card and that critical ingredient a bottle of red wine, a lethal combination but one that can and has paid dividends.
Sorry for the diatribe but it was brilliant, recommended to anyone.
To close I really want to thank everyone for their genuine support and in particular, Buckley and Chester Tri colleagues who have helped no end even when they didn't know it. Lovely Wife and of course Coach Sal who has been unerringly positive even when I wasn't sure I was.

Thanks again.

Saturday, 9 August 2014


It’s been a good week for races with excellent turn-out and results at two races, including plenty of Buckley Runners doing two races on successive nights
Results for Ponderosa Race are on Facebook
Not seen results of Race 3 of Deestriders Off-road GP yet. They will be on Deestriders website soon.

Race coming up in August and September
Sunday 10th August Vale of Clwyd 5km at Llandegla starts at 11.00
Saturday 16th Race the Train (Tywyn) Several races from 9.00 onwards
Sunday 17th August Two Hill Forts from Llandyrnog at 1.00 on. 9.4 miles + 1800 feet out-fit.org.uk/challengesandevents.html
Wednesday 20th Robbie Webster's Wobble at Frodsham (7.00)
Wednesday 20th Capenhurst 5km (7.15)
Monday 25th Cilcain Fell Race
Friday 5th Sept. Off-Road GP - final (4th) race at 7.00 on followed by presentation
Sunday 31st Caernarfon 10km, inc Regional championships starts at 11.00
Sunday 14th September Lake Vyrnwy half marathon starts at 13.00 p.m

Sunday 21st September Ras y Cob, Porthmadog starts 10.15 a.m

Posted by Rob

Races next winter

Please see below date for Borders League and Cross Country for next winter. As far as I know these are finalised. There has been quite a bit of shifting around, mainly venues but some dates in CC too.

Apart from the CC League and the NWCC (which is back at Northop) you will see that both the Welsh CC Champs and the Welsh Masters are in Denbighshire this year. It is important that north Wales clubs take part in these. We complain when they are in south Wales, so we need to show that we value them being in North Wales. Dates in diaries please.

And just reminder - last time the Welsh CC Champs were in Northop, Buckley took the bronze medal behind Cardiff and Swansea!!!! Lets do it again!

North Wales Cross Country League 2014/15 Senior League Fixtures
Men's Start 2:45pm.  Ladies Start 2pm
4 October             Treborth Track, Bangor, LL57 2RQ    
18 October           St David’s College, Llandudno (LL30 1RD
29 November     Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham, LL13 9NG
31 January            National Sports Centre, Lilleshall, Telford, TF10 9AT
7 February           Marches School, Oswestry, SY11 2AP

NW CC Champs @Northop Saturday 24th January
Welsh Champs @ Rhug Saturday 14th February 

British Masters Athletics Federation OPEN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday March 14th, 2015 at 12.00 (Masters = Men and Women over 35 years of age on race day)
At Ruthin School, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1EE
12 noon Women and M65+ (approx 6Km) 1.00pm M35-64 (approx 8Km).

BL Dates and Venues:
Race 1 9th November 2014 West Cheshire (probably at Cheshire View)
Race 2 7th December 2014 Chester Tri (probably at Tattenhall)
Race 3 11th January 2015 Birkenhead (at Birkenhead Park)
Race 4 8th March 2015 Prestatyn
Race 5 22nd March 2015 Wrecsam Tri (at Mold)
Race 6 12th April 2015 Eryri or Cybi (at Caernarvon)
Race 7 22nd April 2015 Wrexham (includes presentation night)


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Correct result

I apologise - I got the result wrong. I hadn't realised that Eric had overtaken both Hazel and Alice. Sorry Eric! 

The full results are below. They are in the actual order that we finished, which is the true result of the handicap race.  

But we should note that the best actual times were 
Jez with 27.05, Simon with 27.39 and Eric with 28.30
Dawn 34.17, Hazel 34.35 and Alice with 36.12


Finish Order
Actual run time

Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
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Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Provisional BL Dates

Dates and Venues: the following dates and host clubs were agreed:
Race 1 9th November 2014          West Cheshire (probably at Cheshire View)
Race 2 7th December 2014         Chester Tri (probably at Tattenhall)
Race 3 11th January 2015              Birkenhead (at Birkenhead Park)
Race 4 8th March 2015                   Eryri or Cybi (at Caernarvon)
Race 5 22nd March 2015                Wrecsam Tri (at Mold)
Race 6 12th April 2015                    Prestatyn

Race 7 22nd April 2015                   Wrexham (includes presentation night)

Handicap Race

Over twenty runners competed in the handicap race organised on Moel Famau on Tuesday night. Runners set off at intervals, slowest first. The course is 4.4 miles and 650 feet of climbing (and descent) on the forest tracks. 

Hazel and Alice had a real battle for the lead. They were neck and neck when they passed me about 25 minutes into the race. It was finally won by Hazel who edged ahead in the last few hundred yards. Several other good runs too. 

Huge thanks to Rup for timekeeping and providing something for the midges to feed on. And to John Morris for organising it. Sorting out the start times is a real challenge with so many unknown factors, but it was very successful. I think there was about 4 minutes from first finsiher to last. 

Afterwards we went to the Colomendy Arms in Cadole for well-earned drink. It was good to see new faces and runners returning from injury. It was particularly good to see some people less familiar with the trail running out there enjoying themselves.

Posted by Rob

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Buckley Runners Handicap - 8th July

This was a regular event at the club but for various reasons it stopped. As the sports centre is closed on the second Tuesday of July for Buckley Jubilee it was agreed it was an excellent opportunity to resurrect this event. 

We will meet at 7.00 in the first car park on Moel Famau. The start of the route is in the forest a few hundred metres from the car park. The route is approx 4.4 miles (7 km) (follow the link below to see the details) on forest trails with 650 feet (200 m) of climbing. The surface is hard gravel. Afterwards we will retire to the Colomendy Arms in Cadole. http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3884278.html 

There is a start list based on times for races recently. The slowest runners set off first, with the faster runners at intervals afterwards. It will be a good test and good training. And even a bit of fun too.

And don't forget pub night on Tuesday


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Weekend 14th/15th June 2014

Results of three races from the weekend
Sport in the Port 10KM (Sunday 15th)
Three Buckley Runners competed in a very large field (621 runners), really good performances from all three: -
Mike Austin 29th 38.36
Steve Bellis 43rd in 40.22 (2nd MV55)
Hayley Evans 192nd in 47.29 (8th female!)
Râs Pedol Cwm Pennant (Saturday 14th)
Three Buckley Runners in this classic fell race covering 16.8miles with 5905ft of climbing. There are plenty of excellent photos – follow the link on WFRA Website
Simon Edwards 7th in 2.54.37
Simon Roberts 8th in 2.55.10
Steve Toogood 41st in 3.29.06
Moel y Gamelin
Three Buckley runners here too (bit of a pattern it appears) for another classic fell race. A mere 9.5 miles this one with only 2,800 feet of climbing, starting and finishing at The Ponderosa on the Horseshoe Pass
Another win for Jez Brown in 74.31 (Nearly 5 minutes ahead of 2nd place)
The Paul Stinton (Can’t find a time or a place)
Rob was 40th= in a field of 41 in 2.36.40 having taken a bit of a detour but still got 1st M65
Have I missed any? – Please let me know (buckley.runners@gmail.com)

A few members missed training/competing to attend a very big Rock Festival and one Buckley member who was photographed by the Daily Post with a can of a well-known Australian brew in his hand at a festival in Wales!

Posted by Rob

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race 1

Good turnout and some excellent performances from the club on Thursday at  the race. It was a fine, warm evening, the course was dry (there were no muddy bits to run through!) although plenty of lush grassy growth on parts of the course made it interesting.
There was the usual friendly and supportive atmosphere at this well established race. If you missed it there are three more in the series, you can still qualify for the Grand Prix (3 races out of 4 required). Next race is on Thursday 3rd July.
Eddie Davies 11th in 28:53
Paul Stinton 12th in 29:18
Mike Austin 17th in 30:22
Steve Bellis 19th in 30:48
Paul Donoghue 25th in 32:14
Hayley Evans 41st in 35:27
Alice Williams 48th in 36:54
Rob Mackey 57th in 43:14

Presentation Night and awards

The presentation night at The Running Hare was very successful and enjoyable.
It was great to see around 25 people there, arriving from 8.00 onwards after training and racing. A chance to chat and eat was followed by the presentation of awards. Rob thanked everyone who had contributed to another very successful year. He reminded everyone that the club awards are there to encourage and reward competing on behalf of the club. He added thanks to the staff at The Running Hare for organising the area for us and to Peter at Dragon Trophies for his help with the awards. The full results are below. It is great to see many new names on the list.
The Members Award was awarded to Mike Austin for his continuous improved performance throughout the year and contribution to the club. It was a difficult decisions with so many other strong nominations, but Mike is a very worthy winner – congratulations, Mike.
Other strong contenders included: -
Les for his unstinting work as coach and support for runners
John for his amazing 70 races in his 70th year (actually it was 73)
Jane for her support for new club members
Jez for all-round performance especially on the hills (just look at the results!)
An enjoyable evening all round. Thanks everybody
Men’s Cross Country
1st         Jez Brown
2nd        Eddie Davies
3rd        Mike Austin
4th         John Morris
5th         Les Coathup
6th         Rob Mackey
Ladies Cross Country
1st         Dawn Urquhart
2nd        Alice Williams
3rd        Jane Lindley
4th         Amanda Garner
Men’s Borders League
1st         Jez Brown
2nd        David Gilbert
3rd        Eddie Davies
4th         Mike Jones
5th         Paul Stinton
6th         Mike Austin
7th         Matthew Rose
8th         Simon Roberts
9th         Les Coathup
10th =    Steve Bellis
10th =    John Morris
10th =    Ian Bayliss
Ladies Borders League
1st         Lisa Gittins
2nd        Jane Lindley
3rd        Dawn Urquhart
4th         Hayley Evans
Club Championship
Winner                   Jez Brown
Second                 Simon Roberts
Third                      John Morris
1st Lady  Dawn Urquhart
Buckley Runners Members Award        Mike Austin

Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
Meet 7.00 for 7.15 start on Tuesdays and Thursdays
You can follow us on Twitter @buckleyrunners or find us on Facebook

Monday, 2 June 2014

Presentation night and races in June

Presentation night is on Tuesday (3rd June) in The Running Hare at Ewloe from 8.00 pm onwards. I have collected the trophies from Dragon Trophies. Two extra trophies this year! You will see why if you are there! It would be really useful if I could have some idea of numbers. Can you let me know if you are planning to go. Thanks.

And you need to give some thought to the Members Award!

The response to the requests for payment of club and WA subs has been fantastic; much better than previous years. I am very grateful - it makes the things so much easier for the club officials who have to deal with them. But there are still plenty of members who haven't paid (nearly 20 I think). Please remember, the club officials are volunteers, they give up their own time to support the club. Late payment of subscriptions makes extra work. 

BL AGM is on 2nd July. If you have any thoughts about how the league works that you would like raised at AGM please let you BL Reps know (Eric or Jane)

Deeside Off-Road Series Race 1  Thursday 5th June at 7.30
The Beast on Tuesday 10th June from The Miners at Maeshafn at 7.30 (is that correct John Morris?)
Moel-y-Gamelin Sunday 15th (From The Ponderosa) 10.00 I think
Hotfoot up Moel Famau 7.30 on 18th June

See you Tuesday


Uploaded by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
Meet 7.00 for 7.15 start on Tuesdays and Thursdays
You can follow us on Twitter @buckleyrunners or find us on Facebook

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Update for May and June 2014

Hope you are all settling down into "Summer running" routines.

The club presentation night is on Tuesday 3rd June in the Running Hare. We shall be there from about 8.00 onwards. The aim is to have eaten and be ready for the presentation about 9.15. The competition results have been calculated, trophies are ordered, and the pub has agreed to set aside a corner for us as they have done in the past. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

On the night we will select the winner of the "Members Award". This is awarded to the person who the members feel has made an important contribution to the club; not necessarily by winning lots of races and trophies, but perhaps by improved performance, supporting other runners, organising social events, recruiting new members or an outstanding achievement in a specific event.
Nomination forms will be circulated on the night but anyone who cannot attend or wants to nominate early can email me explaining in no more than twenty words why that person deserves to win. It is the reason that is most important, it is not a vote, it is the strength of the reason that counts.

Forthcoming events
Ras Pen Cader this Saturday. Anyone going?
Chester Half on Sunday
The Beast on Tuesday 10th June 
Moel-y-Gamelin Sunday 15th

Deeside Off-Road Series
The open race of the series is on Thursday 5th June at 7.30.
At present there is no information on Deestriders website but I am assured that it is going ahead. If I can get an electronic copy of the entry form I will email it out. This is an excellent series of races, a challenging course and organised by a local club. Definitely worthwhile. 


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Last BL Race at Shotton

Once again we had a brilliant turn-out and some fine performances at Shotton on Wednesday; 17 men and 4 ladies. Obviously very disappointing that the race result had to be void. We will never know what would have happened. For info there is a set of results being prepared, based on the process of awarding 1 point to everyone who ran and penalty points to anyone who didn't (150 for ladies, 500 for men). That means the race will count as a race for those people who are counting up their BL races. But please see note at the bottom. 

But we got some brilliant results:
Hayley picked up 4th SL - but if there was an  improvers medal for ladies she would win it!
Jez and Simon picked up 2nd and 4th in MV40 (tough group that one with Lee Jones in it)
Dawn was 2nd in LV45
Dave Gilbert won the MV45 category, with Eddie in 3rd place, great to see newer members of the club getting the rewards for hard work
Lisa got 2nd in LV45 and
Jane got 3rd LV45 - good to see her back in the medals after a season of great effort
Ian  was 3rd MV45
Les was 2nd MV60
John was 2nd MV65 and 
Jack won the MV70 category
and the Vets were second€ overall.

I am trying to collate the results for the Buckley Runners competition within the Borders League. I have a copy of our results sheet from Race 7. They show the order that we finished. They appear to make sense, I think. I know that the majority of runners ran the two loops (instead of 1) running about 5.6 miles (almost exactly the same course as we used last year). A few runners ran three loops - they are easy to spot as those runners are 5-7 minutes and 100 places behind where they should be and I don't think any Buckley Runners were in this group. But a small number of runners ran a part loop before being turned back putting them a minute or two down on where they should be. Did an Buckley Runners do this? If you can let me know I can look at where you should have finished. If not I will collate results on the finish positions I have.

Thanks for your help on this.


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)

Friday, 28 March 2014

April already

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is Pub Night - 8.30 ish in The Running Hare
Several races coming up too: -
  • Race 6 of Borders League is on Sunday 6th April at Wallasey (its a new course). Need to confirm details of meeting but we will need to leave about 9.15, probably from Buckley Sports Centre (to be confirmed)
  • Final Race is on Wednesday 23rd April at Deestriders followed by presentation of awards 
  • Chester Spring 5 is on Wednesday 16th April (not 2nd as on the inf I sent out) - on-line entry through West Cheshire AC website
  • Wrexham 10 is on Saturday 26th April at 2pm (Not Sunday 27th) Entries by post.
Reminder that subs are due. Huge thanks to those who have already paid. 
Posted by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
Meet 7.00 for 7.15 start on Tuesdays and Thursdays
You can follow us on Twitter @buckleyrunners or find us on Facebook

Monday, 17 March 2014

Buckley Runners Subs 2014-15

Subs for Buckley Runners and Welsh Athletics are due on April 1st. The amounts are unchanged from last year. We would be grateful if you could pay as soon as possible after April 1st. It is very hard work for Jack and others if we have to spend all year chasing them; last year we were still struggling to get some paid long after the start of the Borders League and Cross Country seasons, that is not fair on people give a lot of their time voluntarily to keep the club running.  

Unless your details have changed there is no need to complete any paperwork, all we need is two cheques; £10 payable to Buckley Runners and £15 payable to Welsh Athletics (preferably in an envelop marked "BR Subs 2014-15" addressed to Jack Thomas with your name on the outside.

Many thanks


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
Meet 7.00 for 7.15 start on Tuesdays and Thursdays
You can follow us on Twitter @buckleyrunners or find us on Facebook

Next Borders League Race Sunday 23rd

BORDERS LEAGUE Race 5 Sunday 23rd 2014
Venue Coleg Cambria (formerly Deeside College main campus) Post Code CH5 4BR
Course is 5 miles. Start is at the Front of the college with 1 lap around the college, then onto roads, steep incline up to mile 2. Steep descend from mile 3. Finish back on the campus, with lap round the grounds then finish on the running track.
Drink station at the finish. Showers and changing rooms available at the college
There will be a Sport Relief mile happening at 9.15am on the track and around the campus, can all runners please park at Connahs Quay High School.

See you there


Sent by Rob Mackey (Chairman)
Buckley Runners
Road, Multi-terrain, Cross Country, Fell Running
Meeting at Buckley Sport Centre in North Wales
Meet 7.00 for 7.15 start on Tuesdays and Thursdays
You can follow us on Twitter @buckleyrunners or find us on Facebook