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24/02/2013 at 19:05
Yes, XC was pretty extreme, by the time the senior men ran it was 8 miles of ankle deep muddy slop! I came 337th and even managed to make it as the last counter for the Stockport mens team. I got as many points as the other 5 members of the team put together. Mini JMC had a good run and was second Stockport Harrier home in her race and well inside top half. Mini Bobs both had good races, Katie Whiteoak was 4th in U15 which was an awesome result as she is in the lower half of that age group. Steve Vernon came 2nd. Maxi Bob had a stormer.
24/02/2013 at 20:15

GBM - I know, I impressed myself! Had my "feeling sorry for myself" day yesterday and forced myself out today!!

24/02/2013 at 22:38
Well done JMC and great running by RB again. I came 191st which I'm not very happy with. Yes the course was a complete swamp again but still........

I don't think I've ever been as cold after a race. A load of us were sat in a pub near the race and I couldn't stop shivering an hour later despite the log fire and wearing all the clothes I had with me.

Trafford and Wilmslow next. Hopefully they will be a bit firmer underfoot!
25/02/2013 at 00:03

Well Done to the XC-ers! proper racing that! RB obviously thrives in the mud!

5 hours out around the Edale Skyline for me today - lots of snow/ice underfoot and biting wind for the majority, but still a picnic compared to the 6 1/2 hours in the Lakes last Wednesday, here's a pic of High Raise trig:


25/02/2013 at 08:56

Well done all XC runners.  And NI don't jinx Trafford and Wilmslow like that!

DTS, that's an awesome picture. 

PPP, is that you house up for sale?  And remind me how I sponsor you - just text you with an amount or did you end up setting something else up?

25/02/2013 at 09:14
DTS - ditto, wow, great pic.

BHB - cheers, not my house for sale. We have driven out the neighbours. Just let me know an amount please.

Been benched for two weeks because of a bad back. So not looking good for the marathons. Did a 3 mile run last night and it felt OK, not great, so just will see how it goes. Not had back probs before so a bit out of the blue. Think I will be lucky to get round them at this rate.

Well run JMC.
25/02/2013 at 09:53

DAZ--I watched a programme last night on the north face of the Eiger. You should try that next.  

PPP--Core stabilty! Once it feels better start doing planks and side planks. TB will be on later with further details.  

Its a Monday today so that means i'm starting my VLM training again! 

25/02/2013 at 10:46

DTS Great picture.

GBM Dont forget to write another training plan.

PPP Sorry to here about your back, Ill sponser you for the hair cut £20 for above the collar.

25/02/2013 at 13:03

PPP yeah core exercises are the way forward.  Cutting your hair would reduce the load on your back too.

Well run JMC - great to count in the team.  No medals for WRC either - it was never looking likely after I lapped our 5th and 6th counters.  

NI - good to see you as promised on lap 3 - but I'm sure that you'll go a whole lot faster on dry land.

Fantastic effort and results from the juniors - just as well after driving all that way.  And all the way back caked in mud.

I'm not Malcolm, I'd actually much prefer less mud.  Sunderland would have been a great course in dry conditions.  There was "nobody older than me ahead of me" - that is a BHB sort of way of talking up my result ....

25/02/2013 at 13:39

TB - cant get too bridezilla until after March 18th. Have to sit a 3 hour written exam and its hanging over my head like doomsday.  Have booked church and a pub after so main bit done.

25/02/2013 at 13:45

PPP, I'll go for £20 as well.

25/02/2013 at 14:40
VL, BHB - thanks!

also thanks for the core tips. I have been doing loads of core and x training for the last 2 weeks. I got a free 5 day pass for LA fitness in Sale and have even done some weights! but mainly "spinning" and different bikes, running slowly on a big incline, step machines and that sort of stuff. not been on a "proper' spinning bike before, they are quite good.

I am hoping I may be OK to ease back into the running now, but will keep try and keep up the core work. I have been trying to find the cheapest gym to get a temporary membership.

Can anyone beat ??12 a month! (except a free one attached to work).

Belle View leisure centre, well it is in Gorton.

pay as you go 12 quid.
25/02/2013 at 14:47

PPP save your 12 quid (for your haircut) and get out on the hills.  Just do a few planks at home when nobody's watching.

25/02/2013 at 15:05

Checkout the aftermath of Saturday.

I stopped off for tea at my Uncles on the way home who is a Vicar in Ferryhill. The local parishioners got a bit of a shock on their way to evensong when they saw me stripped down to my undies in the vicarage garden trying to scrape the mud off with a scrubbing brush and bucket of hot water.


25/02/2013 at 15:25

JMC - hope they went to confession after seeing you.

ppp - I will go £20 for above the collar, 30 for a clipper cut, 40 for a nixon cut

TB - having second thoughts about arthroscopy, if I get running again that would increase the chance of having to enjoy your company. another big life choice. Mgmt is out and running again and gaining confidence that the ground is where her eyes are telling her it is.

25/02/2013 at 15:29
JMC - that sort of conduct seems par for the course for most religious types.
25/02/2013 at 17:47

TST-good news for Mgmt, plus she gets to get away from you. So, does that mean, you won't be running again (big sigh of relief could be heard by GVS)

RB-i've told both PPP and JMC, if they want to improve, is to get out and run with you.Talking to Malcom F at AM, i know he's a good runner, but a mara. in 2.25'ish, there's something for you to aim for.

25/02/2013 at 17:55

GBM-apologies, just seen your earlier message, good to see you back on the mara. training yet again.

25/02/2013 at 21:17

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26/02/2013 at 21:03
TST - would come along to see Nik but having an mmr jab tomorrow! Then we have to clean the house for a viewing for people who don't realise others work and want viewings at the weekend not on a Thursday morning! Rant over!
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