Epsom Oddballs Perch 6.25

21st January 2007

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04/12/2006 at 17:15
Thought I'd get this started before someone else sneaks in! ;o)

If you're in the mood for mud, this is for you!
04/12/2006 at 17:36
I'll be there Tiger.

Love this race - but then I'm biased :o))))
04/12/2006 at 18:39
Me too.See you all there:-)
04/12/2006 at 21:16
can any body tell me what this race is like????
05/12/2006 at 09:14
Mud, mud, glorious mud - if we're lucky and heavy showers for a few days prior to race!
Not too hilly, over Epsom race course/downs, great fun!
05/12/2006 at 11:48
Definatly great fun!
You also get to run down Ebbisham Lane,rather than the long slog up it:-)

Love the thundering of feet across the Downs to the finish.
05/12/2006 at 12:31
And when the wind and rain are battering against you that last few hundred yards feels like an eternity!
05/12/2006 at 17:42
The uphill finish doesn't help either ;o)
05/12/2006 at 20:39
nothing like GRIM then? just completed that and felt good after. im going to put in for epsom stops me from been a fat lad over crimbo
06/12/2006 at 23:27
Thanks for the tip Greenie. This is my free weekend in January so might well be there
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11/12/2006 at 12:30
But, everyone's failed to mention the bloomin' chilly frosty start last year, with it then getting really sunny & warm for the finish! ITs the sort of race that on paper I should hate, but I LOVE it! See you then!
08/01/2007 at 12:06
Few questions -

1) Is it a tough course or not too bad?

2) How far is Epsom Downs station away from the start/finish... i.e. is it walkable?
Trogs    pirate
08/01/2007 at 22:57
Finally got around to entering. Hope weather gets drier and frostier in the next couple of weeks.

Scratch -
1) depends on the weather, if wet pretty tough, if dry/cold(frosty) not too bad.
2) No trains to Epsom Downs on Sundays so try Tatteham Corner which is about half mile from start.
09/01/2007 at 09:18
Is it cycleable from Sutton?
Cheerful Dave    pirate
09/01/2007 at 09:20
Easy five mile ride from Sutton scratch
09/01/2007 at 09:35
It's not only mud, there's chalk and sand as well - your shoes will be nicely multi-coloured at the end :-)

Looking forward to this one now, it may be tough but it's not as long as Tadworth 10 last weekend so I'm grateful for small mercies!

I'm handing in entries tonight at training, just waiting to see if I can persuade another youth that he really, really would love to do this instead of spending the morning attached to a playstation, hehehe ;-)
09/01/2007 at 14:03
Would you say this course is tougher/easier than the 'taddy ten?'
09/01/2007 at 14:11
If the rain continues, it'll be tougher simply because the course is off road, and you can be more than ankle deep in mud and puddles - lovely! It's good fun if you're prepared just to splosh thru. At least it's shorter than Tadworth!
10/01/2007 at 13:52
this sounds great, but is it ok for a first time 10k?
10/01/2007 at 14:16
If you've done a bit of training on hills and don't mind the mud and puddles, it's fine, just take it easy. There's some areas where you are going single file and it gets congested, so you'll probably end up walking a bit anyway.!
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