Great result, NI! At least you weren't led astray like you were at Richmond.....
Well done NI, how can you look so fresh after running for 50 miles?
ES, take RB's advice and don't let him get too far in front of you at BUPA.
RB, that guy who won the V50 at Christleton will be a serious challenger to your supremacy when you reach that category. He appears to have been a 14 minute 5ker and a 28.xx 10ker making a comeback. In fact the north west seems to have a disproportionally large number of good vets runners, far too fast for me.
DTS, bad luck with the conditions. Met PPP running on Sunday and he told me some of the fun you were having on leg 3. A good effort.
BHB, "that guy who won the V50 at Christleton" indeed has some form including a 2.12 marathon and 62 HM!
We've had a couple of close races with results either way. But on his day he seems to be able to remember how it should be done which makes him a class apart. Fortunately (like Bashir and the many other V45+s who are much faster than me) he takes a while to get into form and doesn't race very often.
I know Andrew Green and believe it or not he thinks he's a stone overweight and plans to go faster as a V50 once he's down to racing weight.
Amazing effort NI, well done.
Is anyone running the Vanessa Chapell on Wednesday, does it still start from the old hotel on Mudhurst Lane?
BT - yes what was the moorside hotel, I will be marshalling
Beeped at a fellow harrier this afternoon to say hello whilst he was riding his bike on bents lane, the reply "f@ck off " Charming........
BB might make track tomorrow , see how my back is first.
well done to all the racers over the weekend
Daz. Better luck with the weather next time, valiant effort.
Bob graham report from Claire (editor of trail running magazine)
J8 - I didn't say Feck Off
I tried to catch you up to say hello.
Yes, PPP I have done 50 - to be accurate I have done 64. Maybe I'll get to 100 before I reach that age. You mentioned tempo/ speed sessions on the new cinder paths along the Mersey/ Fletcher Moss. Maybe in a couple of weeks we could sort something out. SARQ/ NI may be interested?
RB, he is already 30 secs/mile quicker than me which is an impossible gap so it is irrelevant if he gets faster. In fact if he does get faster then he will trouble the top race positions and leave the vets category for us mortals.
BHB, I'd up for a few tempo sessions, all depends on time of day though, as you and PPP tend to finish a lot earlier than me.
I'm away over half term too.
BHB, I'd be up for a few tempo sessions. We'll soon find you 30s/mile. You're fast enough over 200m so it's just a case of making more of an effort..
PPP good to see you're mended.
SARQ/ etc. They could be early evening. Jog there, tempo/ speed session and jog back would be a tough effort. The new paths are great for running on if you have not tried them before. Flat, wide and will stand up to rain, with a bit of give so quite joint friendly as well. Plenty of circuit options too.
Will sort something with PPP and post an update.
Cheers tst, I'll see you down there
Thank you Plod
I am still waiting for- 1) A race report from NI 2) A proper BG report from Daz
That is all
Mort - Not quite all....what about one of GBM's classic race reports?
I can't really get up the enthusiasm for a "proper" BG report, but basically:
started in lovely warm/sunny/dry conditions which lasted for the whole of Leg1lost a few minutes due to problems with supporters, but arrived at Threlkeld feeling good in self
excellent support crew for night-time Leg 2 - superb pacing/navigation - but weather deteriorated badly with heavy rain/strong winds at timesproblems with kit (due to having been parted from expected emergency kit on Leg 1) caused slight delays, plus started to store up "coldness" issuesso cleared Dunmail a bit further down on time but still feeling OK leg-wise
Leg 3 started OK, climbed well up Steel Fell, reached Calf Crag as it got light, cloud was lifting a bit and looked like it might remain patchy/intermittent rain......buuuut then it closed right in - thick cloud which made for slow going checking navigation and heavy rain/strong wind, the combination of which caused severe chilling effects (esp. with sub-standard kit), so decided not to risk hypothermia by pressing on to Wasdale, and dropped to Langdale instead.after we got down to the New Dungeon Ghyll and phoned to be picked up, it started to LAG it down, so things would've only got worse!
Great Stockport turnout at the Vanessa Chappell fell race. Well done to all!
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