Either I'm going mad and imagining things or the text has change on the Burnham Joggers website! I'm sure when I read it yesterday there was a statement about not wanting to risk it at that time of year after two cancellations due to bad weather - perhaps they've changed their minds - hope so!!
How's the training for Wokingham going then Stevie G? I notice you've posted a pretty quick time estimate...
Had a bunch of xc races which have gone well, but hopefully I've got enough long runs in the bank.
Hopefully 1hr 18 shouldn't be too optimistic, as that covers up to 1:18:59 and last year I'm sure I did 1:19:07 only for it to come out as 1:19:21 by the time they'd screwed the results up!
Did Gosport in 1:19:43 when I'd had a cold in the week, and I'm sure it's not as fast as Wokingham..so here's hoping!
Doing Reading 5 weeks after, so 2 chances!
London's obviously your big one, anything else in the mixer?
The times you’ve beaten me have generally been over longer stuff, so maybe I’ll be clawing onto you at Wokingham!
I’ve had a lot of long runs in the last few months, and even when I’ve had a xc race on the Sunday it’s been an 8-12 midweek still...so should be plenty.
An 18miler this Sunday, with a 12 on Thursday, and also covering 11 in a quality session Wednesday is my most stacked week! Couple of halfs and Maidenhead to think about first and then I’ll join you at Marlow for a rampage through town. Doing it last year reminded me how much I’d missed that one.
No plans after that, might even just stick to a 5k series mid May to mid July.Wycombe is a problem to that, but might just do it anyway, as a Category B race, but last year showed me what happens when I shoe horn a hilly half marathon into 5k geared training! Top 10 in the Wycombe half one year would be excellent, emulating your result last year.
Silverstone is one that I’ve always wanted to do, having done the half there 4 times, but it’s badly placed, the day after a stack of doable Bank holiday races on the Monday. Will probably pick one of those as a fun event.
But it’ll be good to stay in touch outside of the random events threads we chat on. Why not get involved on my training thread above ? A good little bunch of runners in our kind of ability range upwards. .
Blimey Stevie G - you are putting the miles in! You'll annhialate me at Wokingham!
Agree re the Marlow 5 being fun (if I can hold the retching in!!). Silverstobne being 2 days after pednor and just before Marlow should make an interesting week!
I'll definitely take a look at that thread - might give me some encourgament to structure my training a bit more!
The bit about Burnham joggers not wanting to do Cliveden at Xmas again came from the email they sent round to entrants, but looks like they might do another time - a summer evening would be good!:
"The sad news is that following our experiences of the past 4 Cliveden Runs (2 cancelled and one left on a knife edge until the morning of the run) it seems unlikely that we will go ahead with another post-Christmas run. However, the NT are quite keen to explore putting on a different type of event at a more genial time of the year, something we will be happy to pursue."
Although I've never done Cliveden, I always thought maybe one year I would, so a bit of a shame to move form it's traditional slot. But I suppose the club can't really afford any more cancellations for one of their flagship events.
I can definitely recommend the structured weeks. Before I just used to run what I fancied when I fancied, and all at medium hard pace. Now it's 90% easy pace, one long run and 1 or 2 quality sessions a week depending on time of year.
That 18miles is strictly a one off..that's an epic run!
They have got the directions wrong, it's the A412 not A312, to take - otherwise quite a diversion!
Nope; not sure what all the ankle tags were about?!
The Results page of the website says: Under Development.
Ankle tags were for electronic chip timing, which usually suggests the results are processed quickly and up on the website by the next day at the latest!
Hey ho, can't get too impatient I guess, given the organisers are all volunteers, but I'm going to chase if they're not up tomorrow!
I haven't done 'Cliveden' before but looking into it I thought I saw the 2008 results on some Triathlon event software table.
Think I heard I was at the 37 minute mark but yes, would be good to see how it panned out!
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