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Race up the Beast – Maeshafan Wed 7th June
Hi. The miners pub is closed for a refurbishment.
I have had agreement to use the village park as race HQ this year.
So , rather than not host the race , sign on and prize giving will be in the park in the centre of the village. Look for the CRR gazebo
Please note , there WILL NOT BE ANY TOILETS.
Please park considerately and not across peoples drives – lift share if possible.
Who will win those quality potatoes this year ?
Following a 2 year hiatus Race up the Beast is back.
The pub will be open serving drinks and snacks.
WED 8 Race up the Beast (*) AS 7.2km/458m 4.5miles/1500ft PM
Details: 7.15 pm £4.00 on day only.
Venue: Miners Arms, Maeshafn. 2 miles out of Mold, 1 mile off A494. Limited parking.
Age limit: Over 16
Only 50 max participants!
No entry on the day
Registration on the night will be from 6pm. You will need to pay £4, collect your number, sign the race declaration usually found on the entry form. Race start is 7pm prompt!
Usual kit will be required. Waterproof / Windproof top, Hat, Gloves, Headtorch, studded shoes advised.
Please use the cafe afterwards, hot drinks and cake being served, the centre is opening just for us and with it being a small group we’d like it to be worth their while. This will be a smaller, low key event. Masks MUST be worn inside when not seated please. Hand gel is available.
No prize giving -sorry folks.
Thanks to everyone involved – so good to be back !
One Planet Adventure, Llandegla forest
“Remember, remember the fifth of November….. the return of Dash in the Dark!”
After a 12month break (which was actually more like 20 months since the last race) 80 competitors turned up on what can only be described as a fairly mild evening to pit themselves against the darkness.
With a slightly different registration format things seemed to run smoothly as people arrived, found their race number and signed in with smiles all round. It really was lovely to see faces new and old, some meeting up and chatting to others they too had not seen for ages, and others gearing themselves up for a true race.
A slight change of route this year due to tree felling meant the course was better underfoot and it used more defined paths than we would normally choose to. Nevertheless this resulted in a very fast 5.5km race with winner Jez Brown flying over the line in 23.46 taking both the first overall and first M40 place. Perhaps he was so fast because right on his tail was Denbigh Harriers Daniel Jones who finished in 23.47. In 3rd place and also 1st M50 was Buckley Runners very own Simon Roberts in 24.07. Concluding the mens results are 1st M60 Bill Crawshaw from Wrexham Tri who crossed the line in 31.45, 1st M70 was regular attendee Norman Seddon in 44.26, and who could forget the one and only Pete Norman who sets off early and tells me his time, 1st M80 with a time of 1:12.00.
13 seconds separated 1st and 2nd female place with Katy Baugh finishing in 27.48, closely followed by Christine Cammillare in 28.01. 3rd overall was Clwydian Range Runners Mandy Pefers in a time of 28.47, Mandy was also 1st L50 which I can’t believe for a minute, she doesn’t look a day over 49. 1st L40 was Kerry Jones from Eryri completing the race in 30.56 and 1st L60 was Susan Ridings in 39.52.
Special thanks to One Planet Adventure for opening up for us and putting staff on. The race wouldn’t happen without the volunteers who set up the course, marshal, time keep, enter the results. We also wouldn’t be able to put this on for £4 if it wasn’t for the Welsh Fell Running Association who insure the event. Please consider becoming a member of the WFRA as every penny goes straight back in to putting on affordable grass roots fell races.
See you at the next race on Friday 3rd December 2021.
WE ARE BACK.
FRIDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 19:00
Dash in the Dark race 1
100 max participants.
Enter by emailing email@example.com with your Name, Address, Age, Sex, Emergency contact number.