Borders League Race #4 – Caernarfon


The 4th race of 7 in the 2017/18 Borders League season took place  on Sunday 18th Feb. This time it was hosted by Eryri Harriers and the course is the same as used in the annual Caernarfon 10k, again hosted by Eryri.

 

For those not having done it, the race starts on the foreshore road opposite to Caernarfon Castle, It is a 10k route and is run in either direction, mostly dependant on weather. Today it went anti-clockwise, running out on the seafront road for a very flat, but slightly windy 4km before turning inland and back via Llanfaglan for the more undulating second half, before dropping down passing the castle and round to the finish.

 

 

The conditions were pretty good for a race, it was a cool but bright morning with a minor headwind for the first 4km. all in all a calm day considering it’s normally blowing a gale.

The turnout for this race was relatively low, 298 runners this time, possibly put off by the distance or even that this race fixture has only been finalised in the last few weeks. The turnout for Buckley was lower than normal too, 34 this time, almost half of the last race.

 

 

While not everyone was able to make it, quite a few through illness, the results were still very good. Rick Challinor 3rd place, 7 runners in the top 30, also not forgetting our top ladies being 5th and 6th too.

Also really good to see even more new members joining us in these races, today there were 5 people, Glyn Hughes, Nikki Shaw, Phil Jones, Shan Woodward and Joy Hunter.

 

Overall member results are as follows:

Rank Rank M Rank F Name Time Category Category
3 3 Ricky CHALLINOR 33:30:00 SM 3
8 8 Elliot COX 34:18:00 SM 5
12 12 Jez BROWN 34:48:00 MV45 2
14 14 Chris MYLES 34:53:00 SM 8
25 25 Chris CALLAGHAN 36:19:00 MV40 8
27 27 Craig DAVIES 36:30:00 MV40 9
30 30 David WHITE 36:56:00 SM 16
39 39 David LEMON 37:19:00 SM 21
47 47 Ryan MORRISON 37:38:00 SM 25
62 62 David LYTH 38:21:00 SM 31
65 65 Tim JOY 38:47:00 SM 33
78 76 Eddie DAVIES 39:49:00 MV45 12
91 87 Tim HARGREAVES 40:37:00 MV45 14
103 5 Hayley EVANS 41:51:00 FV35 1
105 6 Ceri COOK 41:53:00 FV45 1
108 102 Sean DONOGHUE 42:01:00 SM 50
114 107 Gareth HOUGHTON 42:12:00 MV40 19
120 113 Steve BELLIS 42:31:00 MV60 2
124 117 Glyn HUGHES 42:42:00 SM 56
130 121 Paul DONOGHUE 42:56:00 MV45 22
137 126 Kevin CHALLINOR 43:46:00 MV55 3
158 22 Jane DOUGHTON 45:11:00 FV40 4
177 148 Dave WOOTTON 45:59:00 MV50 16
198 37 Margaret LUDDEN 47:42:00 FV55 3
211 43 Jane LINDLEY 48:45:00 FV50 4
212 44 Claire CONEY 48:51:00 FV45 7
220 47 Nikki SHAW 49:28:00 SF 15
225 48 Joy HUNTER 49:49:00 FV35 8
231 53 Shan WOODWARD 50:24:00 SF 16
251 56 Ceri BAIRSTOW 52:14:00 SF 17
260 201 Phil JONES 52:59:00 MV55 15
261 202 John MORRIS 53:05:00 MV70 3
267 64 Amanda GARNER 53:24:00 SF 20
289 214 Jack THOMAS 59:43:00 MV70 5

 

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

  • Men 1st overall with 267 points
  • Ladies 2nd with 70 points
  • Men’s Vets 2nd this time with 447 points
  • Ladies Vets 2nd this time with 33 points

So with 3 races remaining, the current standings are:

  • Men 1st overall with 1067 points…extending their lead over Wallasey with 1327
  • Ladies jump from 4th to 2nd now with 337 points…only 11 points behind leaders Wallasey – WOW!
  • Men’s Vets 1st with 1399 points…extending their lead over Wallasey with 1692
  • Ladies Vets 1st with 199…extending their lead over Chester Tri with 219

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

 

The next race is in two weeks, at 11am on Sunday 4th March. It is hosted by Tattenhall Runners, it is a 6mile route around the lanes to Burwardsley and back – Route is here!

 

The remaining races are as follows:

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

 

All in all a very impressive day, with three races left we need good turnouts to keep this lead.

…COME ON BUCKLEY!!!

 

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