Dash in the Dark 3 – 19th January 2018.
Friday 19th was the third and final race of the Dash in the Dark series.
All the usual individual prizes were up for grabs as well as the coveted overall series champion.
With the the recent new moon, the conditions were ideal for a run in the woods. Clear skies with no sign of frost made the going heavy for the 108 runners that set off.
First over the line was Emlyn Owen for Eryri in 28.06, Buckley’s Simon Edwards was second in 28.36 and Peter Gray, again Buckley, third in a time of 28.48. Pete Norman won the MV70 win in a time of 1.15.00 for Wrexham Tri.
The ladies race was won by Hayley Evans, Buckley in 30.25. Megan Parry from Hebog was second in 34.15, with Kirsty Seddon , Chester Tri third over the line in 35.57.
Emlyn Owen also took the MV40 win, with Deestriders Martin Witty MV50 in 31.52 and Dave Stevens MV60 in 36.13 for Clwydian Range Runners.
Clwydian Range Runners runner Mandy Peffers took the LV40 win in a time of 35.01 and Rachel Sherwin from Run Free was LV50 winner in a time of 37.46.
The overall Prize went to the runner with the best times ove ALL 3 races.
Hayley Evans from Buckley won the ladies Best of Series award while Peter Gray, also from Buckley won the men’s Best of Series.
As always, a massive ‘Thank You’ goes out to all the people that give up their time to help with these races. They are run on a not for profit basis and are only successful due to the commitment and time given up by the route markers, marshals, time keepers, and the back room staff. Thanks also to NEWSAR and WFRA for the race support, not forgetting OPA for hosting us.
Happy running and see you all later in the year.