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Clwydian Series Trophy Update

So for Sheeptracks next weekend: on top of… or maybe underneath…. no definitely on top of 😉 the WFRA Championship & North Wales Series we also have the Clwydian Fell Race Series Trophy to sort out. This is awarded after every race (3 times a year – Cilcain Mountain Race, Clwydian Hills & Sheeptracks) on an ongoing basis. It is really a thankyou to the runners who continually support these events, the local area & the local Mountain Rescue Team – NEWSAR. It is more like a Hug than a Trophy 🙂

To be in with a chance you have to run 3 consecutive races. Missing one race eliminates you until you bank 3 in a row so natural attrition of injuries, family weddings, hangovers, etc means the field is usually pretty small in the final reckoning (makes it easier for me for prizes!!)

So it looks like we are down to 4 runners for this round. Hayley Evans took the first series win after Hills in Oct but she has got some tough competition from fellow Buckley Runner Jez Brown this coming weekend. Hanging in there also are Clwydian regulars Richard Borne (Abergele Mysteruns) and back from injury the one and only Nigel ‘Graphene’ Crompton (Pensby Runners).

The other news is that we have a rather splendid new trophy that I believe may become a sought-after prize. It will certainly test the runners upper body strength.

Runners & Riders heading into last week of registration:

CMR 0:32:42 Hills 01:24:40 Sheeptracks Score %
Jez Brown 00:33:41 3% 01:24:53 0% 2%
Hayley Evans 00:41:35 27% 01:35:04 12% 20%
Richard Borne 00:41:02 25% 01:48:49 29% 27%
Nigel Crompton 00:48:00 47% 01:51:43 32% 39%
Reigning Champion Ewe – Hayley Evans (Buckley) – Can she fend off Jez Brown to retain the Series Trophy?

Clwydian Series Plate Update

So Hayley Evans (Buckley) took the inaugural Clwydian Series plate award with fabulous results across 2018 (winning both F categories at Sheeptracks & Hills). A creditable 2nd goes to Tim Hargreaves (Buckley) with some great consistency. Finishing 3rd is Richard Borne (Abergele Mysteruns). Well done to all three of you. and thankyou for supporting the races this year.

Sheeptracks 02:28:56 CMR 0:32:42 Hills 01:24:40 Score %
Hayley Evans 03:08:53 27% 0:41:35 27% 01:35:04 12% 22%
Tim Hargreaves 03:38:20 47% 00:43:00 31% 01:48:05 28% 35%
Richard Borne 04:24:05 77% 00:41:02 25% 01:48:49 29% 44%

Unlike other series events the plan is run this consecutively so Sheeptracks 2018 score drops out. The runners & riders for the next race then are:

CMR 0:32:42 Hills 01:24:40 Sheeptracks Score %
Jez Brown 00:33:41 3% 01:24:53 0% 2%
Fraser McDonald-Oulds 00:38:21 17% 01:25:58 2% 9%
David Appleton 00:36:57 13% 01:29:54 6% 10%
Richard Watson 00:38:53 19% 01:31:47 8% 14%
Hayley Evans 0:41:35 27% 01:35:04 12% 20%
Richard Borne 00:41:02 25% 01:48:49 29% 27%
Tim Hargreaves 00:43:00 31% 01:48:05 28% 30%
Iain Wood 00:43:00 31% 01:48:39 28% 30%
Dominic Williams 00:44:04 35% 01:46:40 26% 30%
Neil Owen 00:45:35 39% 01:47:45 27% 33%
Ceri Belshaw 00:47:50 46% 01:46:48 26% 36%
Neil Gooding 00:46:29 42% 01:54:00 35% 38%
Danny Jenkins 00:46:02 41% 01:56:27 38% 39%
Nigel Crompton 00:48:00 47% 01:51:43 32% 39%
Rebecca Massey 00:44:54 37% 02:02:51 45% 41%
John Morris 00:49:23 51% 01:56:18 37% 44%
Christine Cammiclare 00:47:18 45% 02:02:51 45% 45%
Lucie Skates 00:50:37 55% 02:15:43 60% 58%

Clwydian Fell Race Series

Decided to throw in a bonus award (Series Plate) for the best runner across all 3 races that we now are involved with. Obviously the runner has to finish all three races. Single category based on %age of winners time. Will be an ongoing series – i.e. updated after every race.

Scores-on-the-doors heading into the Clwydian Hills on the 21st Oct – 5 runners & riders are in the frame:
Hayley Evans leading the way. Simo Caps in 2nd & Tim Hargreaves in 3rd.

Sheeptracks 02:28:56 CMR 0:32:42 Hills Score %
Hayley Evans 03:08:53 27% 0:41:35 27% 27%
Simo Caps 03:27:37 39% 0:41:38 27% 33%
Tim Hargreaves 03:38:20 47% 00:43:00 31% 39%
Huw Lewis 04:01:40 62% 0:43:25 33% 48%
Richard Borne 04:24:05 77% 00:41:02 25% 51%

If anyone else thinks they have done previous 2 races let me know as I don’t have a system yet to ‘capture’ runners automatically so its a case of manually checking the lists….