|MOUNTAIN RUNNING NEWS||Dash in the Dark Winter Night Race Series||Race 1 Race 2 Race 3|
|The idea for the races popped
into our heads in the autumn of 2005, seeing as we were facing the usual 5 months of
training with a head-torch and not many races to get together at. It seems that after the
2nd series there's about 35 other folk who feel the same way.....|
For those that haven't made it to a race yet they are run in Llandegla forest, on the moors above Wrexham. You mountain bikers will know where it is. The race is run on forest track and mountain bike paths on a friday night, timed to clash with all your favourite soaps but finished early enough to allow you to go clubbing afterwards. The course is about 4 miles with 750', and Gilbert and Anna's new records will take some beating. The emphasis is on having a bit of fun and a beer afterwards, but that doesn't mean to say there weren't some fierce battles on the course. It just means that the prizes were pants (literally, in some cases).
We had the full range of weather this winter - race 1 in atrocious freezing rain, race 2 was
cold and clear and the final race was warm and damp (it was winter, after all).