Green Green Grass of Home      27th July 2016    Results

A fine summer evening saw 89 runners set off on this 5 mile fell race which takes in some beautiful views back over the Vale of Clwyd. Not that the runners had much time to dwell on the sights as they wound their way firstly up, then down, then back up the Clwydian Hills. A sheep track on the second climb took the field up through some well grown bracken and over a fallen tree before emerging back onto open hill and eventually onto the ridge line. A final short climb followed by a steep descent and the runners were in sight of the finish.

The good conditions saw new course records being set for both the men and the women. Karl Steinegger (Ambleside) came home in a swift 38.39 with Derek Hurton (Eden Runners) not far behind in 39.34 and Noah Hurton (Eden Runners) completing the leading trio in 40.21.

Connie Hurton (Eden Runners) brought the women home as first lady in 48.21 closely pursued by Mary Gillie (Clwydian Range Runners) in 48.53 and Susan Fourie (Chester Tri) in 51.07

Many thanks to the race marshals who ensured the runners found their way around the course, to Colin and Helen at the Golden Lion for accommodating the race HQ and to all the runners who took part in this very enjoyable summer race.