Tuesday Night Fell Races – Moel Lus

Whilst many were saving themselves for the Cheshire Spring Five.. Four (fool?)-hardy Buckley runners braved the monotony of a long A55 drive on a breezy, but sunny, Tuesday evening to compete in an evening fell race.

The idea of doing a round trip of 80 miles for a race around three miles long sounds like lunacy to some.. But then there is nothing logical in running up and down mountains in the first place! Fortunately many other fellow runners share this love and over a 100 turned up.

Above is Moel Lus – the singular climb of the race.

The race itself was about a mile of climbing followed by 2 miles of descent which included a section of almost a mile of relative flat. The terrain was mixed – rock, heather, grass and tarmac – so enough to keep it interesting.

Buckley did reasonably well… But the results don’t matter.. More importantly the pub at the end was friendly and the beer on offer went down very well.

Next Tuesday evening sees the next round take place – round four of 12. If you fancy something different and a four mile race in the hills tweaks your interest just drop me a message – we try to lift share when possible and look forward to other members joining us.

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