Off Road

Fort William Marathon – Race Report by Rob Davies   A marathon run on my birthday – why not? In the highlands – oooh even more enticing! And a chance to run 26.2 miles with my pal Nige Hetherington and tag on a campervan holiday. Definitely a must! Overall, if […]

Fort William Marathon

I often wonder what exactly is the secret recipe for developing a popular trail/fell race. Sometimes seen as a little niche (particularly fell running), some races whither and die over time for no obvious reason. Others thrive – such as the Beast. If memory serves me correctly (I don’t bother […]

Trail up the Beast – June 2016

Continuing the short reprise of some races from the summer past it can’t help but include this gem. The Robbie Webster Wobbler is a relatively new local evening race organised by Helsby Runners in commemoration of a former member of the club. This year was my second attempt at the challenging […]

The Robbie Webster Wobbler – June 2016

Now that the long “hot” days of summer are firmly behind us.. I thought it a good opportunity to catch up on some race reports I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in or simply watching as a spectator. This was the first year I’ve done this race – mainly […]

Wincle Trout Trail Race – June 2016

Race report – THE DYSYNNI TRAIL FEST Ynysymaengwyn, Tywyn, Saturday 11th June 2016 Report by Rob Mackey   Picture is at approx 2km into the race heading along the riverbank.   Trailfest is one of a series of events put on by Watson Events, alias George Watson. This event is […]

The Dysynni Trail Fest

The the second in the series of off road gems I’ve selected is “Great Orme”. Race: Great Orme Type: Trail Distance: 4 miles Cost: £1.50 Participants: 100 Good time: 35 minutes Requirements: A pair of trainers if it is dry, trail shoes if wet. This race is an ideal introduction […]

Off Road Gems in North Wales – Great Orme

There are an awful lot of races out there these days – of varying distances and popularity. I’ve come to realise that many are very popular and most are quite expensive. Hence rather than deluge the site with endless reports this “summer” I will concentrate on just some races I […]

Off Road Gems in North Wales – Moel y Gest

25th October 2015 – Crewe At the same time a sea of Buckley Blues made their presence felt in the Flintshire 10k a smaller group made a foray over to Crewe to take part in a 9 mile trail race known as the Halloween Hell Raiser. The name really is […]

Halloween Hell Raiser