The Druid       Wed 12th July       Results

On Wednesday night an impressive 115 runners turned up to battle it out on the hills behind Llanferres at the Druid race. The route saw them climb out of the village behind the Druid pub before enjoying a leisurely trek across fields to Foel Fenlli. This steep sided iron age hill fort now provides runners and walkers with the opportunity to take in the fantastic views the Clwydian Range has to offer without the hustle and bustle sometimes found on its neighbour Moel Famau.

The weather couldn’t have been better for running and we were blessed with sunshine all evening.

First back in a superb time of 34.43 was Stephen Corbishley from Rossendale Harriers, well done Stephen. Second place, and 1st V40, went to Adan Gordon from Helsby in a time of 36.05. Not far behind in third place was Tony Wood in 36.30.

Male V50 was won by Ed Gamble from Cheshire Hill racers in 37.11. V60 went to Neil Hindle from WFRA in a time of 46.16, & 1st V70 went to John Morris from Buckley runners in 50.46.

There were some equally impressive times from the ladies with Buckley runners Hayley Evans crossing the finish line first in a time of 40.57. Hayley was followed by Laura Hughes from Helsby running club in 43.15, Laura was also the first V40 so well done. Third place went to Ceri Belshaw from Denbigh Harriers who was less than 30s behind Laura in 43.44.

There was only one other age group winner for the ladies with Karen Forster being the first V50 across the line in 44.03.

Thanks go to Sam and the team at the Druid Inn Pub for allowing us to use their facilities and provide us with liquid refreshments. The race couldn’t have taken place without the marshals who turn out to all of our races. We didn’t expect this turnout and so a large chunk of the proceeds will soon go to a local good cause.

We look forward to seeing you on the hills again soon. Gareth