Borders League Race #3 – Abergele


Yesterday saw the third race in this seasons Borders League competition, this time hosted by Abergele Harriers. The course slightly modified from last time, now a measured 5m race, it is the exact same one as used in the annual ‘Abergele 5m’ race.

For those not having done it, It now starts and finishes at same point at the end of the promenade in Pensarn and heads out on the cycle path to Llanddulas, before returning with a slight detour through the caravan park and back to the finish.

 

The conditions were pretty good for a race, a nice bright morning albeit cool and a little blustery at certain points, a side wind all the way as opposed to the strong headwind that you associate with a seafront race.

This resulted in 375 runners turning out and a massive 58 runners in a Buckley vest, a new club record. Again it was great to see some new faces making their debut in the blue vest.

 

 

As has come to be expected, the results were impressive. Clocking 2nd and 3rd place, 4 runners in the top 10, 9 runners in the top 30!!! and our top 10 counters being in the top 40, also not forgetting our top ladies being 5th and 6th too.

 

Overall member results are as follows:

Rank M Rank F Rank Name Time Category Category
2 2 Ricky CHALLINOR 25:47:00 SM 2
3 3 David MOUNTFORD 25:55:00 SM 3
6 6 Elliot COX 26:48:00 SM 6
10 10 Jez BROWN 27:29:00 MV45 2
17 17 Chris MYLES 28:13:00 SM 10
19 19 Simon O’BRIEN 28:24:00 SM 12
27 27 Chris CALLAGHAN 28:50:00 MV40 7
28 28 Simon ROBERTS 28:51:00 MV45 4
29 29 Stephen LAKER 28:53:00 MV45 5
40 40 David LEMON 29:24:00 SM 26
41 41 Sam BELLIS 29:25:00 SM 27
49 49 Craig DAVIES 29:45:00 MV40 10
53 53 Eddie DAVIES 29:54:00 MV45 7
59 59 Peter GRAY 30:08:00 SM 34
63 63 Ryan MORRISON 30:15:00 SM 35
79 79 David WHITE 30:56:00 SM 41
81 81 Simon EDWARDS 30:59:00 MV45 14
85 85 Tim JOY 31:07:00 SM 44
92 92 David LYTH 31:21:00 SM 50
113 5 Hayley EVANS 32:38:00 FV35 2
117 112 Tim HARGREAVES 32:49:00 MV45 17
122 6 Ceri COOK 33:00:00 FV45 1
135 129 Steve BELLIS 33:36:00 MV60 3
138 131 Rob MAHONEY 33:44:00 SM 65
144 134 Sean DONOGHUE 33:56:00 SM 66
152 142 Eric CAMPBELL 34:13:00 MV50 13
154 144 Kevin CHALLINOR 34:28:00 MV55 4
155 145 Ian HOGG 34:30:00 MV50 14
168 154 Paul MCMANUS 34:59:00 MV45 23
178 161 Gareth HOUGHTON 35:15:00 MV40 26
192 168 Arran WHITEHOUSE 36:01:00 SM 75
196 28 Charlotte HARVEY 36:07:00 SF 10
198 29 Jane DOUGHTON 36:11:00 FV40 4
215 36 Margaret LUDDEN 36:52:00 FV55 2
226 188 Dave WOOTTON 37:18:00 MV50 23
229 40 Claire CONEY 37:31:00 FV45 10
239 198 Les COATHUP 37:58:00 MV65 3
246 202 Paul WILCOCKSON 38:15:00 SM 81
250 205 Simon MARA 38:23:00 SM 82
257 209 Daniel Mark HUGHES 38:37:00 SM 83
273 57 Jane LINDLEY 39:25:00 FV50 4
283 62 Bethan MEDLICOTT 39:59:00 SF 16
285 223 Andrew BARNARD 40:06:00 MV40 37
292 65 Rhianna BAIRSTOW 40:32:00 SF 19
294 66 Lisa MACPHERSON 40:36:00 SF 20
298 70 Evelyn AINDOW 40:47:00 FV45 15
303 72 Ceri BAIRSTOW 41:09:00 SF 21
304 232 John MORRIS 41:10:00 MV70 2
313 78 Amanda MOUNTFORD 41:42:00 SF 23
325 86 Jo FREEMAN 42:29:00 FV45 20
327 241 Charles BARTON 42:38:00 SM 89
333 90 Amanda GARNER 43:02:00 SF 24
355 105 Lyn LANGFORD 45:44:00 FV40 16
356 106 Joanne WHITEHEAD 45:50:00 FV50 11
362 109 Donna CULFF 49:13:00 FV35 14
363 254 Jack THOMAS 49:17:00 MV70 6
364 255 John LANGFORD 50:26:00 MV55 19
373 258 Rob MACKEY 54:23:00 MV65 9

 

All of this means the very impressive team results on the day were:

  • Men 1st overall with 181 points
  • Ladies 2nd with 68 points – only 5 points off 1st place too 🙁
  • Men’s Vets 1st with 277 points
  • Ladies Vets 1st with

So with 4 races to go, the current standings are:

  • Men 1st overall with 800 points…next are Wallasey with 999
  • Ladies 4th with 267 points…but still scope to move up
  • Men’s Vets 1st with 952 points…next are Wallasey with 1136
  • Ladies Vets 1st with 166…next are Chester Tri with 175

All results can be seen on the Border League site – here

 

The next race is at 11am on Sunday 18th February. It is hosted by Eryri Harriers and is measured 10k course at Caernarfon. It happens to be the same used in the annual Caernarfon 10k – Route is here!

Let’s see if we can have another record turnout, see you there!

 

Remaining races are as follows:

  • Race 5 – Sunday 4th March – Staged by Tattenhall Runners at Tattenhall
  • Race 6 – Sunday 8th April – Staged by Wrexham Tri at Mold
  • Race 7 + Presentation – Wednesday 25th April (7:30pm) – Staged by Deestriders

 

…COME ON BUCKLEY!!!

 

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