On Sunday 27th December thirteen Buckly Runners plus a dog met in the middle car park at Moel Famau for an unusual Sunday morning run.
The road up was officially closed (so the sign said) the car park was definitely closed (it was a sheet of ice) and that was a warning. Conditions on the main track were dodgy, so we decided to drop down through the forest to the lower track. After that it was a great run. Not exactly hard training with a mix of quicker and "value for money" runners, but very enjoyable. The horizontal ice crystals that hit us coming down from the summit were less than pleasant. But we got round and enjoyed ourselves. The tea and cheesecake and mince pies in the car park were all the better because of the difficult conditions.
A good event. Thanks to everyone for turning up.
Best wishes for twenty-ten..
Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
A big field of 335 this year, with conditions much better than forecast - although there was a bit of mud and a slight headwind for the final mile. A good handful of Buckley Runners turned out, with Jez Brown finishing 11th overall and 2nd v35 in 35:47. Simon Roberts was 16th overall and 3rd v35 in 36:13, with Erika 54th overall and 2nd SW in 39:11. Next came Paul Stinton, 68th in 40:22, Michael Jones 132nd in 44:11, Jack Thomas 182nd and 3rd v65 in 47:01, Margaret Ludden 219th in 49:05 and Rob Davies 236th in 50:38. Let me know if I missed anyone (I was recorded twice in the results, so there may have been a few errors!) Simon R.