North West Borders League

2007-2008 Season (Oct 07' - Apr 08')

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25/06/2007 at 21:24
So, think I'll start the thread early... people looking forward to this, this year?

Think it's time after last years banter to prove what the "Tango Boys" are made of this season. Time to kick some butt ;-)

26/06/2007 at 14:42
Well, it is early!
We have 3 months to enjoy the local races.
I won't think about it before the end of September.
26/06/2007 at 15:16
Far too early...........I'll think about it when the dates are released!
26/06/2007 at 22:07
A bit early but just thought I would post and make it an EPRC 1,2,3,4.

I think the AGM is in the next week or two so we will know the fixtures then.

PS : Pug, how many times has your Aviator lapped Chris!!!!

27/06/2007 at 09:15
The AGM is on Monday (02/07/07).
So we will know the dates and venues next week (although it might change slightly).
27/06/2007 at 12:06
Who decides where they're held, or can we as a club say "we'll do one?"???

27/06/2007 at 12:07
Crowie It'll be the only time Mr Marshall laps me ;-) Them days of a Marshall Wooping have long gone... hahahaha *stands back waiting for Chris to respond*

27/06/2007 at 12:11
I am not sure that we (EPRC) will do one this year as we organised one last year.
At the meeting, I guess that they will decide the clubs who are going to organise a race for 2007/2008. Then, I think that the club can decide on the location.
Steve might want to comment on this one as he has been to a previous meeting.

27/06/2007 at 12:57
Hi folks, nice to see the usual suspects are still about.

Hope everyones summer!!!! racing is going well.

27/06/2007 at 13:07
Each club has to put a race on every two years (although Wrexham has done presentation night for last few years).

As we organised one last year we don't have to worry about doing one this year.

So the Clubs who didn't organise a race last year will do so this year. They will decide between them who takes what race (ie: Round 1-7) once that all clubs have agreed on the dates which is always a time consuming task.
09/07/2007 at 21:37
Taken from Eryri's website;

14th October 2007 Prestatyn
18th November 2007 Wirral
9th December 2007 Tattenhall
3rd February 2008 Abergele
9th March 2008 Wrexham Tri
6th April 2008 Helsby
30th April 2008 Deestriders 7:15pm (Presentation Evening)

All except the last race are on Sundays 11am Start

Not sure how many I'll be doing this year. May just turn up to be Crowies pacemaker from time to time......bit like last year.
10/07/2007 at 08:04
Hi Ian,

I think we are (Wallasey AC) are hosting the 18.11.2007.

10/07/2007 at 13:09
The Abergele and Eryri websites are both in error. It is Wallasey who are hosting the 18/11 race.

Curious to know why Prestatyn are hosting one for the second consecutive season, yet we at Wirral aren't, despite not hosting one in 06-07
10/07/2007 at 16:39

I think reason why Wirral not hosting is as follows:

I heard at AGM that from this season they were pairing clubs off with those cloest to them geographically with the reasoning being that we won't get all fixtures in one area in a season. For example we were paired with Helsby and assume Wirral with Wallasey. This means that Wirral and Wallasey can't host in the same year.

This was intended so that the venues are evenly spread out in the season and not just in one area.

I think this is so anyway.


10/07/2007 at 18:30
Unfortunately race 1 clashes with an important race for me. Race 2 is the day after another one, so I'd still be able to run that one, but maybe not at 100%.

If I pull my finger out now, it's possible* that I could hit my targets before these races and therefore be free.

*possible but unlikely. We'll see.

10/07/2007 at 20:41
Chris you will be there, we will have the strongest Ellesmere Port team in years... and will 100% be challenging for top place this year... we need you there... stop being a wuss ;-) I'm actually organising my races around the borders this year... blimey, there's a first

11/07/2007 at 12:46

hmmmm that seems strange. Who are Prestatyn paired with then? - I'd have thought their nearest club was Abergele? But I suppose they've paired Abergele with Eryri?
11/07/2007 at 14:41
Hi Mike,

Not sure, wasn't at the AGM so information I've got is second hand.

At a guess I would say Wrexham AC.

02/10/2007 at 12:42

about time this thread resurfaced - just 12 days to go to Borders 1 at Prestatyn..... fit & raring to go then?

Needless to say, I'm not. Calf issues have decimated September for me; just trying to come back to a decent training volume in the last week or so.

Any firm info yet on the length of the Prestatyn course? Last year they cut it to about 5.1 miles, finishing where we started. But back in 2004-5, they made it into a full 10K - we ran past the finish, then turned inland and finished on a grassy area adjacent to Prestatyn CC.

02/10/2007 at 17:19

BL should be interesting.

Crowie doesn't seem to have hit his imperious form of last year yet, Clive West is back on form & a Vet this year & Wrecsam Tri have a new kid on the block who may do a few of them. Anyone else got any info? 

Prestatyn is always a race of 2 halves, one into the wind & one with it behind you. Add in a few sand obstacles, dozy dog owners & some muddy puddles & it starts to get interesting.

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