Borders League #2 – West Cheshire


The 2nd race of the weekend, was also the 2nd outing in this years Borders League. A whopping 431 runners took part on what was a very cold and blustery Autumnal morning, This was a new Borders League record, with the previous one from last season being beaten by 61.

This time hosted by West Cheshire which this year, not only a saw new venue and course but also a new starting time of 10am. The course was the exact same one used for the Chester Spring 5 race (also hosted by West Cheshire), it is a measured 5 miles starting on the road outside the County Officers Cricket Club in Upton, before heading to both Mickle Trafford and Picton, before ending on the field back at the Cricket Club.

 

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There was an epic turnout from Buckley, with 43 runners turning up, this again another record. This was mostly in part to a number of new members turning out for their very first Club race, on top of other new members turning up too. So well done to Elliot Cox, John Taylor, Chris Owen, Pete Gray, Sarah Hale, Michael Threlfall and Kirsty Johnson.

 

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Hopes were high as we have had an influx very good runners and if everything went well on the day, Buckley could find themselves in a good position. I am glad to say that they did not disappoint with three runners from Buckley finishing in the Top10. The results are as follows:

 

Rank Rank M Rank F Name Time Category Category Rank
6 6 Przemyslaw TOMCZAK 27:16:00 SM 4
9 9 Elliot COX 27:53:00 SM 7
10 10 Jez BROWN 27:56:00 MV40 2
25 25 John PRITCHARD TAYLOR 28:43:00 MV45 4
27 27 Chris MYLES 28:48:00 SM 15
37 37 Phillip PUMFORD 29:23:00 SM 19
40 40 Chris CALLAGHAN 29:29:00 SM 21
49 49 David WHITE 29:47:00 SM 25
59 59 Simon EDWARDS 30:13:00 MV45 8
67 66 Eddie DAVIES 30:24:00 MV45 10
86 82 Chris OWEN 31:09:00 SM 41
92 88 Rob MAHONEY 31:21:00 SM 44
106 100 Peter GRAY 31:48:00 SM 49
130 123 Matt HOLT 32:47:00 SM 60
134 8 Sam DUTTON 32:54:00 FV35 5
137 128 Ian BAYLISS 32:58:00 MV55 4
142 132 Karl WILLIAMS 33:10:00 MV45 25
168 151 Chris REID 34:02:00 SM 65
170 153 Ian HOGG 34:05:00 MV45 29
181 162 Steve BELLIS 34:24:00 MV60 8
184 165 Mike AUSTIN 34:26:00 MV40 31
185 166 Gareth HOUGHTON 34:28:00 MV40 32
199 24 Ceri COOK 35:03:00 FV45 2
202 25 Hazel BERRETT 35:08:00 FV50 1
211 185 Paul DONOGHUE 35:19:00 MV45 34
222 194 Dave WOOTTON 35:39:00 MV50 16
224 196 Les COATHUP 35:43:00 MV60 10
239 208 Tim HARGREAVES 36:15:00 MV45 39
245 34 Sarah Charlotte HALE 36:33:00 SF 6
270 229 Michael THRELFALL 37:29:00 SM 81
281 47 Margaret LUDDEN 37:50:00 FV50 4
285 238 John POYNTON 38:00:00 MV50 23
296 245 Chris HIGGINS 38:23:00 MV60 15
297 52 Amanda MOUNTFORD 38:24:00 SF 10
302 53 Jane LINDLEY 38:32:00 FV50 6
332 67 Lisa MACPHERSON 39:38:00 SF 13
340 70 Fenella HIGGINS 39:59:00 FV45 10
342 72 Kirsty JOHNSON 40:01:00 SF 15
344 271 John MORRIS 40:09:00 MV70 1
351 276 Marcus REID 40:39:00 MV50 30
404 290 Rob MACKEY 45:36:00 MV65 6
406 115 Sue RIDINGS 45:44:00 FV55 6
425 296 Jack THOMAS 51:17:00 MV70 4

 

So Buckley came first as a team on the day, with the first 10 counters being in the top 70. Even better still, after two races, Buckley are leading the table.

The next race is on Sunday 4th December at 11am. Hosted by Birkenhead AC and consists of four laps of Birkenhead Park.

Full results can be found here.

 

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