Talking of swapping numbers, I can't now do the Edale Skyline. If anyone fancies a go and has got the necessary experience the organisers are asking for, then I can arrange a formal swap via the SI Entries website.
I'll see a few of you on Saturday at Grindleford
Grindleford-weather warning-received an e-mail this morning from the organisers, expect sleet and snow over the tops, full body weather proof clothing required (FRA). looking at the weather reports, it's getting worse, the longer the day goes on.
PPP-you should have no problems doing ES, but you can get lost, especially if the mist is down, and don't rely on following somebody else.
Thanks all. I am going to train well over next few months, see how that go's then enter BS just before or on the day.
Good luck to Grindleford runners for tomorrow. Shame weather isn't going to be like last weekend, but may make it more of an adventure.
GBM J8 thanks for the run Wednesday, sorry I rushed off had to go and find food fast.
Good luck to all those doing Grindleford this weekend, sounds like it may be a character building event.
Good luck to all others racing.
I've sorted all my Grindleford stuff! I think i may have overpacked!
Good luck to all runners and racers this weekend!
PPP - Navigation's easy until you get to the second half and cross Brown Knoll - if the weather's rubbish, it can be a nightmare - it's pretty featureless up there - it would be worthwhile squeezing in a recce of at least the second half. And they do check your race history...but if you stick down the BGR I can't see them arguing! Let me know in good time and I can sort out the transfer.
It's a bit late now, but unable to do Gridleford, if you can get down there by 10am start you can have my place, yet another injury, i'm a bit pissed to say the least.
MH, PPp - Mickey tried to swap a number a couple of years ago and they were not doing swaps,he ran as them I think. The best trick to crossing brown knowle is follow a pennine vest, they seem to spend far too much time up there.
TB - that is disappointing,
J8-well done, but we do expect that of you. TST-cut a long story short, had piriformis last few days, (pain in the bum, then sciatica) could hardly walk Thursday, got a quick appt. with a local physio, Friday, couldn't bend down, took Ipufuren, got up at 6.30am this morning, same problems but i have been stretching the last 2 days, 3 hours later decided to go for a run as the pain had eased and did 24 miles 8x3mile reps around Dr's Gate in 3hours 50min, doh. Just paid £240 for 2 tyres and we need a new dishwasher (£400), so a mixed day.
Another great Harriers turn out at Grindleford and an enjoyable event as always, although by far the muddiest I have done.
I didn't have the best of races, felt tired from the start and then my Garmin packed in after 2 miles, so whereas I thought I was putting in a sub-3 effort, I actually only managed 3.12, a course PW by some distance.
On the plus side my new 'Nip Guards' were a success !
Well done on all the great performances today especially JS , Jayne L and TB (!) on winning their categories.
All the best to anyone still to race this weekend.
TB - 400 to replace mrs tb, you cheap skate.
good running at gg would have been the worst for years, the end food would have been welcome.
Well Done to all Grindleforders! I can appreciate the conditions on it, as I had them in spades on the Haworth Hobble (32M/5000ft) - character building though, and my Mountain Equipment jacket coped admirably (one of the best bits of kit I've ever bought)I was running with a sub-7:30 time in mind and came in in 7:26 so v.pleased
oh, and Edale Skyline organiser is happy to take substitutions
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