Cross Country #4 – Baschurch

Saturday 20th January saw the 4th race in the 2017/18 North Wales Cross Country five race series. The race hosted by Shrewsbury AC, consists of a 5.5m run around the grounds of Walford College in Baschurch. The course is an interesting and tough one, there is the usual river crossing and new this year a wall to jump over.

As expected at this time of the year, The weather forecast was not good and the snow showers on the journey up there definitely promised an interesting day. We managed to get our gazebo set up on a dryish patch to try and protect from the weather, but it soon turned into a mudbath…made worse by the waiting around and freezing conditions.



As always, first up at 2pm were the Over 70’s and ladies. Representing Buckley, there were 10 ladies and 2 over 70’s.

Ladies Results

Position Forename Surname Time Age
10 Ceri Cook 28.41 W40
12 Hayley Evans 28.52 W35
42 Jane Doughton 32.56 W40
44 Eleanor Francis 33.37 SW
46 Dawn Urquhart 33.53 W45
48 Margaret Ludden 34.19 W45
51 Jane Lindley 35.01 W50
60 Ceri Bairstow 36.51 SW
71 Amanda Garner 38.57 SW
75 Sue Ridings 39.47 W55

Over 70’s Results

Position Forename Surname Time Age
2 John Morris 34.57 M70
7 Jack Thomas 42.57 M75


Next up at 2:45pm were the men. Representing Buckley, there were 15 men.

Men’s Results

Position Forename Surname Time Age
4 Elliott Cox 35.07 SM
23 Steve Toogood 38.4 M55
24 Sam Bellis 39.04 SM
28 Chris Callaghan 39.3 M40
29 Simon Roberts 39.34 M45
43 David White 40.51 SM
45 Eddie Davies 40.57 M45
49 David Lemon 41.14 SM
73 Paul Francis 43.05 SM
94 Gareth Houghton 46.46 M40
96 Kevin Challinor 46.55 M55
98 Huw Lewis 47.14 M55
106 Ian Hogg 48.38 M50
113 Dave Wootton 50.51 M50
126 Les Coathup 54.54 M65


Team Results

Overall Mens:- 2nd on day. 2nd after 4 races
Mens Masters:- 3rd on day. 1st after 4 races
Overall Ladies:- 4th on day. 4th after 4 races
Ladies Masters:- 2nd on day. 3rd after 4 races


Some great results from team Buckley on the day and well done to everyone, especially our XC 1st timers, it was a tough course.

The next race #5 is the last of this seasons series and is at the Marches School, Oswestry on Saturday 3rd February. Lets have a good turnout, see you there.

*** Please note new times are 1pm Ladies, 1:45pm Mens ***


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