Sunday, 31 July 2011
Yer man was also in the prizes, John Morris 'fresh' from Snowdon hit further form winning the V60 accolade on the day.
They weren't the only Buckley Blues ''giving it plenty'', Si Edwards arrived at the finish in good style as did Paul Donners.
So then peeps, scores on those doors
Friday, 29 July 2011
The race itself was competitive throughout the field with some fine performances from some top class runners. Jez was 5th, Simon picked up a prize in his age group, John "You can't keep a good man from winning" Morris won the vet 60 category. Sue and Rob both had a decent run. (I think that is everyone but the results aren't out yet). Buckley numbers a bit depleted with a long injury list from Saturday.
The route is challenging with three climbs. It starts up the gravel road towards Cilcain, follows the cycle track towards Moel Famau with a steep climb to the summit, A fast dash back towards the valley floor but just when you can nearly see the finish it turns right, across a track my dog would have difficulty running on and up an even steeper climb to the Easternmost Cairn. The route down is a guessing game; you pick your way through the heather trying to find the track. Its a waste of time - there isn't one until the final plunge down to the finish. Its a very good 4.5 miles. Mapometer reckons just over 5 with 2011 feet of climbing. But this is much better than sitting at home watching telly, or intervals on the industrial estate. If you want see the route go to mapometer and search for "green, green grass of home 2011".
Then back to the pub for beer and prizes.
Posted by Rob
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Certainly for me it was fascinating to chat to and be alongside runners who've you've only previously read about in books and magazines. As ever, typically it seems on the 'fell running scene' there is little if any evidence of elitism. I have consequently arranged a 'vest' swap with one England International as 'ours' matches her married name and I liked the colour of hers. Any guesses?
There were some sterling and not least hugely impressive performances from colleague runners.
John Morris won his age catergory in a race that by it's very nature attracted competitors literally from around the globe. Similarly Simon Roberts was an astonishing third in a hugely strong and well represented category. Not surprising as I caught a glimpse of the decent Simon and thought the devil was after you!
Fenella Higgins and Steve Bellis both left their marks on the race, unfortunately in red. None the less both picked themselves up, Fen even stopping to assist my Calder Valley cousin who had also had a crash! I can tell readers there are some very swollen and currently none cooperative joints in the Higgins' household and knees this morning.
So scores on the doors peeps,
Summit Time Chip Time
Simon R. 54 1.22.27
Dave B. 1.03.57 1.38.31
Steve B. 1.04.41 1.41.44
Chris H. 1.08.37 1.41.50
John M. 1.06.44 1.42.03
Fenella H 1.17.16 1.59.17
TDL have the full results.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
5. Simon R
13. Steve B
19. Paul S
33. Paul D
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
At Monday's AGM the dates for next year were agreed as follows. PLease put them in your diary.
Race 1 – Sunday 16th October hosted by Prestatyn
Race 2 – Sunday 13th November hosted by Wallasey
Race 3 – Sunday 11th December hosted by Tattenhall
Race 4 – Sunday 8th January hosted by Abergele
Race 5 – Sunday 26th February hosted by
Race 6 – Sunday 11th March hosted by Helsby
Spare – Sunday 1st April
Race 7 – Wednesday 25th April hosted by Deestriders
Based on recent experience when we have “lost” a race due to weather or other circumstances on a number of occasions we have identified a spare date. The date is Sunday 1st April. Chester Tri would host a race on that day if required.
Posted by Rob