Borders League Dates 2018-2019

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14th October - Wirral
11th November - West Cheshire 9.30am
9th December - Cybi......change of date
27th January - Chester Tri

3rd March - Wrexham
31st March - Buckley
24th April - Prestatyn

Borders League Dates 2017-2018

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October 1st: Ellesmere Port
November 12th: Chester Tri CANCELLED
December 3rd: Wallasey
January 14th: Abergele

February 18th: Caernarfon
March 4th: Tattenhall CANCELLED
April 8th: Wrecsam Tri
April 25th: Deestriders 7.30pm

*NOTE* Race 6 Date & 5 & 6 venues have had to be altered

 

 

Borders League Dates 2016-2017

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 9th Oct -........................................ Eryri
 6th Nov - ..........................West Cheshire
 4th Dec - ...............................Birkenhead
22nd Jan - ...................................Deeside
5th Mar - ....................................Helsby
 9th Apr - ......................................Wirral
 26th Apr - ................................Wrexham

 

Borders League Dates 2015-2016

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11th October......................Ellesmere Port

8th November.............................Wallasey

6th December.....................................Cybi

24th January................................Abergele

20th March..................................Tattenhall

17th April.......................................Buckley

27th April.................................Deestriders

Borders League Dates 2014-2015

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9th November..................................West Cheshire

7th December.......................................Chester Tri

(7th December race is in our Grand Prix Series)

11th January..................................Birkenhead AC

8th March...........................................Prestatyn RC

22nd March.......................................Wrexham Tri

12th April........................................Eryri Harriers

22nd April.................................................Wrexham

Borders League Dates 2013-2014

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17th November........................................Tattenhall

15th December..............................................Helsby

2nd February..............................................Abergele

2nd March..................................................Wallasey

23rd March...................................................Deeside

6th April......................................................Wirral

23rd April.................................................Deestriders

 

Borders League Dates 2012-2013

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21st October, Eryri Harriers                                  Caernarfon
11th November, Ellesmere Port                               Capenhurst
16th December, West Cheshire                                Christleton
13th January, Birkenhead                               Birkenhead Park
3rd February, Cybi Striders              Rhosneigr Racing Circuit
10th April (7pm), Buckley Runners                                    Mold
24th April (7pm), Wrexham                     Wrexham Social Club

 

 

Borders League Dates 2011-2012

For full tables and results go to;

 

                       October 16th                                         Prestatyn

                   November 13th                                      Wallasey    

                   December  11th                                     Tattenhall

                  January 8th                                            Abergele

                   February 26th                                       Wrexham Tri

                   April 1st                                                 Christleton

                   April 25th                                              Dee Striders

                                        

                  

Borders League Dates 2011-2012

                        October 24th                        Eryri Harriers

                      November 14th                     Ellesmere Port

                      December 12th                     Wirral

                      February 13th                       West Cheshire

                      March 13th                           Buckley

                      March 27th                           Deeside

                      April 27th (Wed)                   Wrexham

 

 

 

 

 

Borders Road Running League 2009-2010

Final Handicap Positions

Seasons Complete Results

October 18th --- West Cheshire
November 15th --- Wallasey
January 3rd --- Tattenhall CANCELLED
February 14th --- Abergele
March 14th --- Wrexham Tri
April 11th --- Prestatyn
April 28th --- Deestriders

 

Borders Road Running League 2008-2009

Final individual positions

 Final team standings

Final handicap standings

October 12th --- West Cheshire
November 9th --- Wirral
December 14th --- Buckley
January 4th --- Eryri
February 22nd --- Ellesmere Port
15th March --- Deeside
29th April --- Wrexham
 

Borders Road Running League 2007-2008

Team Standings at end of Season

October 14th -- Prestatyn
November 18th -- Wirral
December 9th -- Tattenhall
February 3rd -- Abergele
March 9th -- Wrexham Tri
April 6th -- Helsby
April 30th -- Deestriders

Borders Road Running League 2006-2007

October 8 - Ellesmere Port  RC (Capenhurst)
November 12 - Eryri Harriers (Caernarfon)
December 10 - Prestatyn RC
February 4 - West Cheshire AC
March 18 - Buckley RC (Mold)
April 15 - Deeside AC
May 4 - Wrexham AC

Overall Individuals

HANDICAP


Borders Road Running League 2005-2006

Round 1 Borders League
Capenhurst, 8/10/2006
 

It was another fantastic team performance for Abergele Harriers in the first round of the Borders Road Running League in Capenhurst, with a menís record team result of  410 points, leaving them well ahead at the top of the second division, with the women putting in an equally strong performance at the top of their division. First Harrier home over the 5.5mile course was John Earlston in a superb time of 30mins 7secs for 9th position overall and first MV45 on the day. Boarders League Captain, Darren Blazier, was just behind in 30mins 29secs for 11th, with Sean McCormack just seven seconds and one position further back, in 12th overall, his highest ever League position, and 2nd MV40 on the day. Club Captain, Geran Hughes recorded an excellent 31mins 17secs for 18th overall, while just behind was Steven McCormack in 31mins 48secs, for 26th position, a massive improvement of 113 positions on his position in the final race of last season. Tim Cahill showed that he is right back on form, finishing in an outstanding 32nd position. Justin McIlveen was next, finishing in 42nd position, his best by eleven places, while Matthew Ashton, who was recovering from an illness earlier in the week, still put in a very creditable performance, finishing in 65th position in a time of 33mins 45secs. Grahame Shone, still recovering from injury, recorded an excellent 93rd position, with Ed Reid, just two weeks after the Anglesey Marathon, still managing to finish very well, for 102nd. Borders League ever-present John Essary ran an excellent 41mins 7secs for 183rd, with Steven McCarten just further back in 187th. Unfortunately Paul Thomas had to pull out at half way with a calf injury. With the ladies Border League Captain, Jaime Ashton cheering everyone home from the sidelines due to injury, the team was lead home by the in-form Angie Hughes, in a tremendous time of 39mins 45secs (163rd overall). Pam Grant was just over a minute behind in 40mins 50secs (178th) with Debbie Clift hot on her heels, just nine seconds further back in 180th position. Sara Cassidy-McIlveen completed the fantastic team effort with a time of 49mins 16secs (239th).

  Abergele Menís Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

John Earlston

30:10

9

Darren Blazier

30:29

11

Sean McCormack

30:36

12

Geran Hughes

31:17

18

Steven McCormack

31:49

26

Tim Cahill

32:12

32

Justin McIlveen

32:49

41

Matthew Ashton

33:47

62

Grahame Shone

35:12

88

Ed Reid

35:31

96

John Essary

41:07

154

Stevie McCarten

41:25

156

Paul Thomas

DNF

 

Total Points; 395

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Angie Hughes

39:46

22

Pam Grant

40:50

28

Debbie Clift

40:59

29

Sara Cassidy-McIlveen

49:16

63

Total Points; 79

Individual Results
Team Results

Round 2 Borders League
Caernarfon, 12/11/2006 

Abergele Harriers took a very strong team of fifteen men and three women to the second round of the Borders League which was hosted by Eryri Harriers and run over the Caernarfon 10k course. The menís team score of 496 keeps them well ahead at the top of the second division, with the ladies also producing a solid performance. The individual performance of the day came from Steven McCormack who finished in 36mins 22secs for 16th position overall and took over three and a half minutes off his personal best for the distance, which he set only eight weeks earlier over the same course. Steven was one of four Harriers home in the first sixteen finishers in a field of close to 300. First home was Darren Blazier, 9th overall, in a superb time of 35mins 34secs, hotly pursued by John Earlston, 12th in 35mins 57secs and Sean McCormack, 14th in 36mins 1sec. Fifth Harrier home, earning a personal best time by 27 seconds, was the ever-improving Matthew Ashton in a fantastic 37mins 38secs for 29th, with Tim Cahill just behind him in 36th position overall. Justin McIlveen, still suffering jet-lag from a very recent holiday, still managed a very respectful 39mins 8secs for 58th, while Grahame Shone was equally pleased with his 91st position. Ed Reid finished in 112th while Keith Elliott, making his League debut for the club ran an excellent 43mins for 119th. Rob Spotswoodís 45mins 46secs earned him 162nd, just ahead of the second League debutant of the day, Peter Smith, in a very satisfying 46mins 16secs for 169th. Stevie McCarten ran a course best time of 47mins 36secs for 183rd, while League ever-present John Essary finished in 196th and the menís team was completed by an in-form Stevie Ward in 229th.

With Ladies Border League Captain Jaime Ashton still supporting from the side-lines due to injury, the ladies team was lead home by Pam Grant in a course best time for her, of 48mins 13secs for 189th. Ladies Club Captain Alison Guillemin was next, in an excellent 239th, while Anwen Begley, the third Harrier of the day making her League debut, completed an excellent ladies team performance finishing in 261st. After todayís results the menís team are run-away leaders of the second division while the ladies are very much in contention for the improvers trophy

 

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

Darren Blazier

35:34

9

John Earlston

35:56

12

Sean McCormack

36:02

14

Steven McCormack

36:22

16

Matthew Ashton

37:38

29

Tim Cahill

38:07

36

Justin McIlveen

39:07

57

Grahame Shone

40:46

88

Ed Reid

42:09

106

Keith Elliott

42:42

112

Rob Spotswood

44:48

147

Peter Smith

46:20

153

Stevie McCarten

47:44

158

John Essary

49:02

165

Stevie Ward

52:39

180

Total Points; 479

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Pam Grant

48:14

29

Alison Guillemin

53:58

55

Anwen Begley

73:08

74

Total Points; 158

Photos
Individual Results
Team Results
Overall Team Results

Round 3 Borders League
Prestatyn, 10/12/2006 

Seventeen Harriers were on Borders league duty in Prestatyn, where a slightly weakened menís team still managed to stay top of the second division, and a very encouraging team of six ladies also managed to get into promotion contention with a superb team performance. First Harrier home on the day, in 11th position overall, was John Earlston, in an excellent time of 28mins 55secs for the 5.1mile course, with Darren Blazier in hot pursuit, just ten seconds and one position further back. Justin McIlveen was next in 62nd position in a time of 31mins 48secs, while Grahame Shone, proved he is well back on form with an excellent 32mins 51secs, for 84th overall and 1st position on the day in the MV55 category. Keith Elliott was next, in a superb 33mins 48secs, just twelve seconds ahead of Ed Reid. The menís team was completed with fantastic performances by Paul Thomas 34:48 (124th), Peter Smith 36:35 (152nd), Rob Spotswood 37:11 (162nd), Dave Edwards 37:46 (172nd) and John Essary 39:31 (189th).

The ladies had one of their biggest ever Borders League teams out with six members producing outstanding performances. First female Harrier home was Pam Grant in 38mins 33secs, a fantastic 4th in her age category on the day, with Melanie Williams just over a minute further back in 39mins 41secs for 8th in her category. Allison Guillemin produced a fantastic 43mins 55secs, with Julie Jones equally pleased with her 49mins 27secs. Sara McIlveen also finished very well in 51mins 43secs while Borders League Captain Jaime Ashton made an eagerly awaited return to racing following a prolonged lay-off with injury and was extremely satisfied with the resultant time on 62mins 21secs. The ladies overall score on 116 points places them into 3rd position in the second division , while the men still lead their division by over 350 points.

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

John Earlston

28:55

11

Darren Blazier

29:05

12

Justin McIlveen

31:48

61

Grahame Shone

32:51

82

Keith Elliott

33:48

98

Ed Reid

34:00

101

Paul Thomas

34:48

114

Peter Smith

36:35

137

Rob Spotswood

37:11

142

Dave Edwards

37:46

149

John Essary

39:31

157

Total Points; 907

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Pam Grant

38:33

29

Melanie Williams

39:41

34

Alison Guillemin

43:55

53

Julie Jones

49:27

65

Sara Cassidy-McIlveen

51:43

66

Jaime Ashton

62:21

67

Total Points; 116

Individual Results
Team Results
Overall Team Results

Round 4 Borders League
Christleton, 4/2/2007 

Fourteen Abergele Harriers travelled to Christleton for the fourth round of the Borders Road Running League which was run in very cold conditions over a new 9.45k course, with the menís team score of 594 extending their lead at the top of the second division. First Harrier home, in superb form at present, was John Earlston in 33mins 1sec, for ninth position overall, and first MV45 on the day, leapfrogging him into pole position overall in that category. Borders League Captain Darren Blazier was not far behind, finishing in 33mins 32secs for 13th, while in-form Sean McCormack finished in 34mins 17secs for 20th, first MV40 on the day and moving him up to 2nd overall in the MV40 category. Steven McCormack completed the first of three races in seven days with a very steady 35mins 47secs (45th), which extended his lead at the top of the Under 20 category, while Matthew Ashton was just over a minute further back, in 36mins 52secs for 54th. Grahame Shone, another Harrier in second position in his category at present, ran an outstanding 37mins 22secs, for 62nd, while Ed Reid continued his recent return to form with a 37mins 51secs for 68th. Borders League debutant, Hayden Jones ran the race of the day finishing in a fantastic 39mins 30secs for 101st, while Paul Thomas, despite missing the start, still finishing in an excellent time of 39mins 55secs for 110th. Keith Elliott was only 16 seconds further back in 40mins 11secs for 114th, while less than a second separated David Edwards and Peter Smith, both being given the exact same time of 42mins 35secs with Edwards awarded 142nd and Smith 143rd. Stephen McCarten also ran very well, finishing in 45mins 27secs for 164th, while Borders League ever-present John Essary completed a superb team performance, finishing 48mins 39secs for 178th in a very large and high quality field. The men now look set for promotion back to the first division with three races still to go, while the women unfortunately look like spending another season in the second.

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

John Earlston

33:01

9

Darren Blazier

33:32

13

Sean McCormack

34:17

20

Steven McCormack

35:47

43

Matthew Ashton

36:52

54

Grahame Shone

37:22

62

Ed Reid

37:51

68

Hayden Jones

39:30

101

Paul Thomas

39:55

110

Keith Elliott

40:11

114

Dave Edwards

42:35

142

Peter Smith

42:35

143

Steve McCarten

45:27

164

John Essary

48:39

178

Total Points; 594

 

Individual Results
Team Results
Overall Team Results

 

 

Round 5 Borders League
Mold, 18/3/2007

Thirteen men and one lady travelled to Mold for the fifth round of the Borders Road Running League with several highlights including a record five men finishing in the top twenty, three category winners on the day, and the very welcome return to racing of fourĖtime Borders League winner Simon Shiels after eighteen months away from the sport. Borders League Captain Darren Blazier lead the team home in a tremendous time of 28mins 13secs, securing 7th position overall, just ahead of arch-rival John Earlston who finished in 9th in a time of 28mins 21secs. Earlston had the consolation however of finishing as first V45, extending both his unbeaten run this year in his age group and his lead at the top of the Veterans section of the League. Not far behind was the McCormack duo, with dad Sean just keeping son Steven at bay on this occasion, both winning their age categories on the day, finishing in 29.02 and 29.09, for 14th and 17th positions respectfully. The club were delighted to welcome back Simon Shiels to the roads, with a very solid performance, finishing in 20th position overall in a time of 29mins 19secs, securing the club record of five finishers in the first twenty. Shiels has plans for several races over the next few weeks in order to work his way back to the top where he surely belongs. Tim Cahill continued his excellent recent form, finishing just outside 30 minutes, in 41st position, just ahead of Justin McIlveen, recovering from several recent fell runs, but still managing a superb 31mins10secs for 58th. Ed Reid, having won the League handicap at the previous race, again ran excellently, finishing in 83rd, while Haydn Jones made a massive improvement on his last League outing, finishing in a personal best 96th position. Paul Thomas, another Harrier going very well at present, finished in a very pleasing 121st, while Keith Elliott and Peter Smith continued their excellent London Marathon preparation, finishing in 133rd and 165th respectfully. The menís team was completed by League ever-present John Essary who finished in 195th easily beating his last years time for the course, and completing a menís team that finished with a score of 466 points, to stretch their lead at the top of the second division. The sole female representative in the race was Sonya Wignall, who flew the flag proudly on the day, making her debut in the League, and finishing an excellent 256th overall over the tough five mile course.

 

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

Darren Blazier

28:14

7

John Earlston

28:22

9

Sean McCormack

29:03

14

Steven McCormack

29:09

17

Simon Shiels

29:20

20

Tim Cahill

30:21

40

Justin McIlveen

31:09

56

Ed Reid

32:15

80

Hadyn Jones

32:39

93

Paul Thomas 33:46 117
Keith Elliott 34:17 126
Peter Smith 36:15 148
John Essary 38:44 166

Total Points; 453

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Sonya Wignall

48:43

62

Total Points; 362

Individual Results
Team Results
Overall Team Results

Round 6 Borders League
Deeside, 15/4/2007

Sixteen Abergele Harriers took part in the penultimate race of the Borders         Road Running League held in Northup. Unfortunately the course was shortened to a 4.3mile race instead of the anticipated 6 mile course, but was still a challenging course run in extremely hot conditions. For the second League race in a row the Harriers had five men home in the first 18 places, all finishing within 30 seconds of each other. Leading his team home, as usual, was Border League Captain Darren Blazier in a fantastic 24mins 19secs, for 9th position overall, just ahead of John Earlston in 10th with a time of 24mins 24secs. Earlston maintained his unbeaten record in his age group this year and further extended his lead in the overall MV45 category and is now also first Veteran overall in the League. Third Harrier home, and 13th overall, was Club Captain Geran Hughes, in 24mins 29secs for 1st MV40 on the day, with Sean McCormack just one position and a couple of seconds further back. The result put McCormack into pole position in the overall MV40 category, with Steven McCormack, consolidating his position at the top of the MU20 category, just twelve seconds and four positions further back, in 24mins 45secs for 18th position. Less than one minute further back and continuing his excellent recent form, was Tim Cahill finishing in 39th position, in 25mins 53secs, while Ed Reid proved he is getting back to his best, finishing in 26mins 53ses for 61st, a result that came only five days after he finished the Abergwyngrgyn Fell race in 39mins 50secs (20th). Matthew Ashton, who is currently Triathlon training, ran a very steady race, finishing in an excellent 27mins 38secs for 76th, while the ever-improving Haydn Jones finished in a personal best league position of 84th. Grahame Shone was 3rd MV55 on the day, maintaining second position overall in the category, with a superb 109th position, with Paul Thomas just behind in an excellent 119th. Keith Elliot, with one week to go until his Marathon debut, ran very well, finishing just one place further back in a time of 30mins 25secs, while fellow London debutant, Peter Smith ran an equally impressive 32mins 7secs, for 144th. Borders League ever-present John Essary clocked a fantastic 34mins 2secs for 188th, while Stevie Ward made a very welcome return to racing following injury, and completed the menís team with a time of just over 46 minutes for 180th. The menís team now have a 1,209 point lead at the top of the second division and are all but guaranteed promotion to the top division, and in the process today were actually 3rd male team overall, scored their best ever veteran team result (225 points, 3rd veteran team on day), and are now also in third position in veterans and the male improvers leagues. Also within todayís race there was a ďMob MatchĒ with local rivals Prestatyn Running Club, and with clubs fielding strong menís teams, the Harriers just edged the Male trophy.

Unfortunately only one lady ran today, Angie Hughes, who had an outstanding run, finishing in an extremely impressive 32mins 37secs, 24th lady overall and 6th in her highly competitive age category. Her result single-handedly leapfrogged the ladies team above Wrecsam Tri into 5th position in the second division, but unfortunately she just missed out to a very impressive Prestatyn Ladies team in the female ďMob MatchĒ.

 

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

Darren Blazier

24:19

9

John Earlston

24:24

10

Geran Hughes

24:29

13

Sean McCormack

24:31

14

Steven McCormack

24:45

18

Tim Cahill

25:53

39

Ed Reid

26:53

61

Matthew Ashton

27:38

76

Hadyn Jones

 

84

Grahame Shone

 

109

Paul Thomas

 

119

Keith Elliott

30:25

120

Peter Smith

32:07

144

John Essary

34:02

157

Stevie Ward

46:02

180

Total Points; 433

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Angella Hughes

32:37

24

Total Points; 224

Individual Results
Team Results
Overall Team Results

Round 7 Borders League
Wrexham, 4/5/2007

The final round of the Borders Road Running League was held in Wrexham on Friday night, and it turned out to be the most historic night in the 21 year history of Abergele Harriers. Not only did the club have its biggest ever turn out for a league race (22 runners), the Harriers won the race on the night for the first time since joining the league seven years ago, they had five runners in the first 20 home for the third league race in succession, they won the second division with one of the best ever scores, and three Harriers won their individual categories overall, another was runner-up and another third. The highlight of the night, from an individual point of view, was Steven McCormackís ninth position overall in a fantastic time of 21mins 37secs, a result that secured him the illustrious Male Under 20 League title. His father was ten positions and 23 seconds further back but had the consolation of winning the MV40 title making it a unique family double for the season. Another highlight of the season came from John Earlston, who finished 16th on the night in a time of 21mins 52secs, remaining unbeaten in his category this year, winning not only the overall MV45 category, but also the overall Male Veteran category. Grahame Shone completed a very solid season with an excellent time of 25mins 18secs, 105th on the night, but runner up overall in the highly competitive MV55 category. On the night however Darren Blazier continued to lead his team from the front with a coarse personal best time of 21mins 30secs, for 8th position, just holding off McCormack junior, and finishing the season third overall in the extremely strong Senior Male category. The outstanding performances on the night were too numerous to mention them all, but included Geran Hughesí (15th) 3rd top twenty finish of the season, Tim Cahillís highest ever league finish (27th) and Dewi and Gareth Roberts 30th and 49th respectfully on their league debuts. With Matthew Ashton 68th (23mins 46secs), Justin McIlveen 72nd (23mins 56secs), and Ed Reid 73th (23mins 58secs), the club had eleven runners home in the first 75. Unfortunately only one lady ran on the night, but Angie Hughes produced a fantastic performance, finishing 171st overall, insuring the ladies team finished the season in a respectful position in the second division. Other tremendous performances came from Haydn Jones (106th), Paul Thomas (118th), Peter Smith 27:07 (138th), Keith Elliott 27:09 (139th), Dave Edwards 28:08 (149th), John Essary (169th), Stephen McCarten 30:38 (175th), Jonathan Parry 32:00 (181st), and Steve Ward (186th). With its strongest male team ever out, both in quality and quantity, the score for the night of 313 points was the clubís best by over 100 points, which not only made them runaway winners of the second division, but also secured third position in the overall Veterans League and Male Improvers league.

 

Abergele Menís Team Results;

Name

Time

Position

Darren Blazier

21:30

8

Steven McCormack

21:37

9

Geran Hughes

21:50

15

John Earlston

21:58

16

Sean McCormack

22:00

19

Tim Cahill

22:20

27

Dewi Roberts

22:28

30

Gareth Roberts

23:01

49

Matthew Ashton

23:46

68

Justin McIlveen

23:56

72

Ed Reid

23:58

73

Grahame Shone

25:18

105

Haydn Jones

25:20

106

Paul Thomas

25:52

118

Peter Smith

27:07

138

Keith Elliott

27:09

139

Dave Edwards

28:08

149

John Essary

29:41

169

Stephen McCarten

30:38

175

Jonathan Perry

32:00

181

Steve Ward

35:13

186

Total Points; 313

 

Abergele Ladies Team Results; 

Name

Time

Position

Angella Hughes

28:07

23

Total Points; 223

Individual Results
Team Results
Final Overall Team Results
Photos