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)
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