Epsom Oddballs Perch XI 6.25

Squelshy fun with the Oddballs

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26/01/2010 at 00:52

Hi guys,

Sorry if this seems a bit of a daft question. This is the first race I have entered online in advance. All the others have been on the day. I have not had anything through the post. Is this normal? Do they have a list of entries to check off on the day?

Anyways… looking forward to it! I only have a pair of road shoes so I hope it doesn’t rain too much leading up to the race!

Edited: 26/01/2010 at 00:54
26/01/2010 at 18:01
Hi Richie

It appears a couple have gone awol in the post. If you haven't received your number by Sunday just come to the HQ (weighing room) and pick up a replacement.
26/01/2010 at 21:28

Cheers for the info Happychap

30/01/2010 at 18:15

Green Eyes

Did you run part of the course today? If yes, how squelshy (to use the Northern spelling!?) was it?

I'm really looking forward to doing this tomorrow, and am currently trying to decide between my normal off-road shoes, and my super fabulous new Roclite 315s.

If I wear my Roclites it will mean I need to wear a different pair of trainers for the 2 mile jog there and back - but my other off-roaders are fine for the road as well...... Tricky decision.........


30/01/2010 at 18:24
I didn't in the end - ran on Epsom Common on Friday and if that is anything to go by then it might be a bit muddy tomorrow - good luck to everyone and I shall be cheering everyone along with my daughter who's keeping me company whilst I marshall
30/01/2010 at 18:31
Thanks - I was out on the Common today  and it was very muddy in parts......
31/01/2010 at 13:52

What a lovely morning for a fab race - really enjoy marshalling this one - everyone is soo friendly )

I was just before the 3 mile marker so we had a good walk out of it too

Well done to all the runners and may see you all next year

31/01/2010 at 13:59

Really enjoyed running this today.........

Green Eyes - thank you to you and all the other marshalls - this was a really nice run, and everything seemed very well organised.


31/01/2010 at 14:19
Great race! Thanks to everyone who organised this, and also to the runners and especially to those who were encouraging when I was struggling to get up those hills!
31/01/2010 at 14:37

David Hastie - Good luck with your challenge, hope you can do it!!

 Today was the first time I have done this race.  It was really good fun.  I thought the course was hilly and challenging in places, but I also really enjoyed the downhills!  Well organised and with friendly marshalls.

Many thanks to the runners who helped me up and then kept checking I was OK when I took a nosedive just before 3 miles.  Much appreciated!!

31/01/2010 at 15:19

suerunner - were you in a red vest? If yes, I was right behind when you slipped and took your nosedive...... hope it didn't effect your run too much?

If not - then you weren't the only person landing flat on their front up that hill..


31/01/2010 at 16:47

I really enjoyed this race today. I thought it was very well organised and really appreciated the encouragement from the marshals.

After reading comments about this course being very challenging I wasn’t expecting to get close to my PB 10k time, but somehow I managed to set a new one! Was well chuffed!

That short but really steep hill at the about 5 miles in really caught me out. I was starting to pick up the pace a bit knowing the end was near, then when I came out the trees and saw that hill I realised I should have waited a little later for my surge!

I will be back for this one next year

Edited: 31/01/2010 at 16:48
31/01/2010 at 17:17

I ran The Perch for the first time today as part of my marathon training and enjoyed it.  But looking at the results on Sports Systems I am not there.

I was number 233 and finished around 1hr 15.  When I crossed the time my chip didn't beep.  I mentioned it to the lady collecting the tags after the finish and she walked back to wave it over the two mats and eventually went and spoke to some chaps in a car.  When she came back she said that it did not beep.  I just assumed that someone else would be doing manual checks.

Please can you look at it.  Having run the course I would like a placing.

31/01/2010 at 17:30


My e-mail is enabled.  Can you send me your details and I'll forward to sportsystems for investigation.

Really glad you all enjoyed it. 

Amazing day for it... the photos from Sussex Sport photography will be up here shortly

31/01/2010 at 19:21

Golden oldie - I was in a blue top.  At least it wasn't only me!!  Hope the other was OK too.

It didn't affect my run too much - I got a new PB!!  Hope you got a good time.

31/01/2010 at 22:23
Happychap.  I have emailed you.  Thanks for your help.
Trogs    pirate
31/01/2010 at 22:23

Good job as usual by Epsom Oddballs in putting on another great event.  Thanks to you all.

Nowhere near a pb for me but about what I expected for recent (lack of) training.

01/02/2010 at 16:45

Hi guys the Race photos now online and indexed with your race numbers...


 Yaffles - 233 - you're defo in there and your time is being sorted out...

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