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17/01/2013 at 21:50

J8, I think you are safe from criticism like that.  But if people are not racing for that reason then that is a pity.  

I hope 4V goes ahead.  I've had an enforced gentle two weeks with a cold and working away and am treating it as a taper.  I'll be giving the race my best shot and will start off at PB pace.  However not sure how realistic it is to be still PBing, so it may all go tits up at mile 10.   

18/01/2013 at 08:32

BHB- The reason I'm not doing it is simple I'm not fit enough, 6lb over weight.

I'd be lucky to go under 1.30 but I've had a good solid week of training and things are heading in the right direction.

With how well you have been training over the past few months I expect a really fast time(weather permitting) from you, which you deserve.

Best of luck.

18/01/2013 at 08:44

J8 - surely the best training for marathon is to race a HM as hard as you can.  If it goes tits up at 10 miles then just call it a training run.  But then again you might just press on up the hill and down to decent time.

I'm looking forward to 4V.  I'm not keen on road racing when it is very cold but at least we know in advance to wrap up.  I think that it will be on as they've run it before in very icy conditions ... not unlike S10 2010.

18/01/2013 at 08:44

BHB - and if you don't get a really fast time, rest assured - you will be slated for it!

18/01/2013 at 10:40

RB- You are quite right, maybe in a few weeks time, normally I only run 1 or 2 halfs a year .

M6- Why don't you come along on Saturday, you could do 10 with us.

Not telling you how to suck eggs, I've been on the MW 3 times this week and trail shoes would be the best option.

18/01/2013 at 11:16

there is a LOT of snow settling in Runcorn as I type this - Helsby will be similar...


18/01/2013 at 11:31
Well if we all do sh*t times we will all get "sleighted". There's snow place to hide and it will be all doom and igloom.

personally I am dreading it! Icicle all this banter anyway and just need to grit my teeth and plough on.
Edited: 18/01/2013 at 11:33
18/01/2013 at 12:34

Good luck to everyone doing 4 Villages. Hope the race goes ahead and isn't too treacherous. At least you won't have to deal with gale force winds like last year!

Good luck to Daz as well.

18/01/2013 at 13:19

RB-re. 4V-there's a hill and ice? sounds fun , wonder if it's worth doing in hybrid trail shoes, i've got Nike kayote trail, with a slight stud.

18/01/2013 at 13:45

The Hebden will go ahead as long as the roads stay open
when I reccied it recently it was very boggy/muddy, so a bit of snow on the now perma-frosted ground should actually improve matters

stopped snowing in Runcorn now - a good 3 inch covering - if the 4V roads have been gritted they could be OK...


18/01/2013 at 13:59

Well I've been looking for an excuse not to do this race all week... pretend I've got a cold, bad back, missed some training sessions, overweight, not fit enough, might get injured, blah, blah, blah

But to honest, I just couldn't be arsed driving there and racing in the cold and slush... so I'm out and going for a bike ride instead. I could 'man up' but who gives a f**k.

Daz, the back lanes in 4V won't be gritted. It's not going to be a pleasant day.

18/01/2013 at 15:28
SARQ - damn you, why didn't I think of that first!?
18/01/2013 at 15:56

You're right SARQ the 4V roads have never been gritted.

But run through the drifts in Lyme Park would be more fun than bike ride.


18/01/2013 at 19:38
J8- would love to join you but think maybe too slippy for me- I am a big wimp! If do the session again we will deffo try and join you!
18/01/2013 at 20:26


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19/01/2013 at 07:10
Mowgli - put that Shandy away!

No dancing on ice on the MWW for me today, count me out. Have a good one.
19/01/2013 at 10:05

Time to get a few more races on!

Race List

Sat 19 Jan - The Hebden - Daz
Sun 20 Jan - 4 Villages Half - Poacher, BB, PPP, BT, RC, JMC, FOAR, TB, RB, BHB
Sat 26 Jan - Northern XC champs - NI
Sat 26 Jan - Kinder Trial - Daz
Sun 3 Feb - Mickledon Straddle - M, ES, GBM
Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB, ES
Sat 23 Feb - National XC champs - NI, RB
Sun 3 Mar - High Legh 10k - RB, BB
Sat 9 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - ES, GBM, BB, Jonah, FOAR, TB, MH, Kwaka!
Sat 9 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz
Sat 9 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka!
Sat 30 March - Rivington Pike - ES
Sat 6 April - Pendle Hill - ES
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - ES, Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB
Sun 5 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI
Wed 8 May - Rainow - ES 
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb
Wed 15 May - Shining Tor - ES 
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM
Sun 26 May - Saddleworth Races - ES
Wed 29 May - Kettleshulme - ES 
Sat 1 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sun 23 June - Kinder Trog - ES
Sat 29 June - Whaley Whaltz - ES
Tue 9 July thru Sat 13 July - Coast to Coast Run (140 miles) - ES 
Sat 7 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,Jonah, ES, FOAR
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb
Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC

19/01/2013 at 11:29
Stu Parrot has just texted me saying 4V is cancelled!
19/01/2013 at 11:35

ES, I don't think you have used the correct font for our race list.  You should use the font that starts to fade as the race approaches and is invisible about 5 days before it. 

Having said that I am not looking forward to 4V. Not because it is cold or that I an unfit etc, but 'cos I think it could well be a bit of a farce. 

19/01/2013 at 11:36

Oh, just seen JMC's post - doesn't say that on the website.

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