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09/03/2013 at 06:56

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.


09/03/2013 at 08:20

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.

09/03/2013 at 14:15

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,

Edited: 09/03/2013 at 14:17
09/03/2013 at 15:13
Great turn out by the harriers today in testing conditions under foot.

6th overall and 1st vet 50, same as last year.
09/03/2013 at 15:32

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.

09/03/2013 at 18:57
Cracking day out at Grindleford for the Harriers pensioners. Awesome v60 and v50 times. I used J8 to show me the route and then tried to pick it up for the last 4 miles and catch the group in front but never even caught sight of them. Finished in 2:47, 20min off Eric's best. Even if I'd rested up for the week, new the course and set off quicker there is no way I could get within 10min of Eric's time. Should of done Trafford instead.
09/03/2013 at 19:05

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.


Edited: 09/03/2013 at 19:06
09/03/2013 at 19:15
Well done everyone at Grindleford-not a nice day for it.
09/03/2013 at 19:22

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.

10/03/2013 at 00:24

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

Edited: 10/03/2013 at 00:32
10/03/2013 at 09:40
Well done to the hardy racers!

JS?! Is she back?!
10/03/2013 at 10:37

Well done to the Grindlefordians yesterday, most of whom had a far better day out than I did - it was a horror show for me!  Still that's hopefully one duff performance out of the way!

Also, for info, my Skyline entry has been taken now...

10/03/2013 at 11:16
CC - get your BS entry in, I'd like you as my running partner please, and you have loads of time to train.

Well done on all the great Grindleford performances yesterday. I did it as a walk/run, listened to the radio on the way round, chatted to some lovely people, stopped for coffee and cake, and loved every minute.

Has anyone done the Leaden Boot? One of my Grindleford chats on the way round was with a 70-yr old with a hip replacement who was raving about it.
10/03/2013 at 17:02

J O - best bet is Daz,sounds like his sort of thing

10/03/2013 at 17:31

 Well done all runners this weekend !

A link to the Dig Deep races in the Peak District



Edited: 10/03/2013 at 17:35
10/03/2013 at 17:40

Well done Grindlers!

I thought that the MWW was a bit quiet as I jogged from my long run.  It was a bit tasty over Bowstones with a nice little blizzard.

23 miles done and hopefully at VLM I won't have done XC the day before.

Some great Stockport runs at Intercounties - Steve V 2nd, Elle 2nd and Katy Whiteoak an amazing 2nd too.  Me and NI were a little further back

10/03/2013 at 20:06
RB - who was furthest back?
Looking forward to Trafford race report. Looks like BHB just avoided a Stockport chicking and BT failed to get up in time!
10/03/2013 at 21:30
JMC - er me (again!). Finished 218th, felt a little flat from the gun but stayed quite strong and it wasn't a total disaster. Tough conditions, quite boggy in places but nowhere near as bad as the Northerns or National, ie. you could actually run on most of the course. Great to be wearing a Greater Manchester vest even if it was about 4 sizes too big!

RB - well done again. Have you decided what to spend your appearance money on yet?

Well done Grindleforders. Sounds like it was tough conditions.

Well done Daz as well.
10/03/2013 at 21:53

Mort - No it was actually J8 that won the prize not JS. Sums up my day - I even cocked-up the race report !

Well done XC'rs and anyone who got out of bed in time to run Trafford .

11/03/2013 at 00:53

Glad to win th V60 prize even if i didn't do the race.


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