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No Dogs this Friday – Sorry….

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Running with dogs at Dash in the Dark.

It has been decided by the committee that we can no longer allow dogs to run at the ‘Dash in the Dark’ races. We are not insured to allow dogs and runners to compete at the event and is not listed as a Canicross event.

Also the nature of trail running in the dark, especially with others running that are not particularly used to dogs on leads , creates an additional hazard. So unfortunately you will not able to run if you turn up tied to a dog.

Dash in the Dark 1.  10th November 2017.

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Dash in the Dark 1.  10th November 2017.

Here are tonight’s results. A race report will follow soon.

Please note that all helpers, marshals, time keepers, planners  and route markers are volunteers. Without whom the Dash in the Dark series simply would not happen. A massive THANK YOU goes out to them. Thanks for giving up your time to contribute to a fantastic series of night time trail races. The original and STILL the best.

Dash November 2017

Trail Race up The Beast.

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Due to an electrical problem the Miners Arms pub in Maeshafan will be shut for repairs for 7 days.

As we don’t have race HQ we have decided to postpone the race by two weeks.

The new date is Wednesday 21st June, start time 7:15 pm. 

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and we hope to see you on the 21st, ready to tackle the Beast.

Happy Running

Race up The Beast – 8th June 2016.

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Race up The Beast – 8th June 2016.

Wednesday evening saw the return of one of the favorite summer series, ‘Race up The Beast’ at Maeshafan.

With new host club Clwydian Range Runners marking out the route and organising the event for 2016, all the runners on the start line gave a round of applause to John Morris of Buckley Runners, who had organised the race for the last 7 years  –  Thank you John.

As the temperature dipped below 20⁰c for the first time all day, a gentle breeze picked up just enough to cool the runners down as they lined up for the  start. Just over 90  runners turned up to tackle The Beast, taking  on a slightly modified route from previous years,  that saw the 7.5Km race route finish right outside the pub door.

In the men’s race, first over the line with a sprint finish was Karl Steiniegger, Ambleside AC, in a mind blowing time of 36.44. Second place went to Michael Corrales, NWRCC, in a photo finish time of 36.44.5. Third spot on the night went to Buckley Runner Jez Brown in a time of 37.11. Jez also won the male v40 race.

The ladies race winner was Hayley Evans, representing Buckley Runners,  in an impressive time of 46.39. Second lady was Laura Baynham-Hughes from Helsby Runners, in 49.20 and third lady Karen Forster finished in 51.35, also taking the F50 win for Calder Valley.

In the age categories,  lady v40 went to Ciara Murphy from Chester Tri in 54.07 and Male v50 was won by Dave Shepard, competing for VRAC in a time of 44.11. The male V60 title went to Vince Edwards of Deestriders, in 48.62 and the male V70 went to none other than Buckley’s very own  John Morris.

John also took the ‘most team members’ prize,  a sack of potatoes, on behalf of Buckley runners who promptly shared the 12.5kg of Maris Pipers between the 20 runners that had turned up to run.

A massive thanks goes to all the helpers, to the Miners Arms pub, the marshals and time keepers.

A very special thanks goes to the Trinity Fammau Scout Group from Gwenaffield for volunteering to marshal our race.

Thanks to all of you that came along and for all the positive feedback that we received.

Happy running and see you all next year.


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Race Up the Beast – This Wednesday 8th June 2016.

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This Wednesday is ‘The Beast’ trail race from Maeshafan.

the distance is 7.5Km with 430m of ascent.

Registration 5:30 onwards  in the Miners Arms pub  –  Maeshafan. Race starts at 7 .15pm.

£4 entry on the day – with any  proceeds given to Charity, not like some races that charge £23 each just  to make lots of profit !!

Also thank  you to John Morris who has organised this race for the past many years and for letting CRR take it over.


First Aid Course

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We had a very successful Emergency first aid course for Mountain runners, delivered by Conwy Training, on 20th March 2016.

This was a bespoke course aimed at mountain runners / cyclists and was provided for all members and for those who have helped marshal at our races over the last few months.

Hopefully the skills learned will never have to be used, but it will perhaps come in useful if caught out on a mountain or in a race marshaling situation.

The course was paid for by the Clwydian Range Runners club. Thanks to all who attended and to Pilar for the fantastic training. Thank you also to Denbighshire Countryside Services for the use of the Loggerheads conference room.


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