G3 Guildford 10km June

Do this!

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23/04/2005 at 11:15
3rd running of this race and first two were great.
One tip though - start hill training NOW because the hills are monsters!!
24/04/2005 at 00:57
29/04/2005 at 08:42
thanks for your support HMJ! this route will be differnt, but using a lot of the same land. same start / finish. Volunteers: If you know anyone who might be able to marshal on the day please ask them to contact me on 01483 720 459. Many thanks toby. www.allabouttriathlons.co.uk
16/05/2005 at 11:02
Just thinking about doing this as it is on my doorstep but i don't want to be way out the back - what were the range of times in Feb? I can run a flat 10k in 55 mins but don't do that much hilly stuff or x-c.
20/05/2005 at 11:49
There is a massive range of runners and times i think ranged from 40/45 ish to up to an hour and half (see website for full results). The winners times reflect the hardness of the race (expect to add on 10/15 mins to usual time) but as that happens everybody then you will be no further towards the back (or front) of the field than usual- if you know what i mean.
I had never done xc before but its just so much more rewarding - and because of the uneven terrin and lack of steady pace ( expect to walk - nearly everyone does at some point) then in a way its less pressure as people walk at different stages etc. Not like in road running where you tend to get stuck at same pace and then feel pressure to keep up / over take etc.
I would say give it a go - with a 55 regular 10k time you will definetly not be last and i reckon you will enjoy it a whole lots more than you would expect.
20/05/2005 at 12:48
Thanks HmJ very encouraging! have you thought of taking up motivational speaking..?! I will run up a couple of hills this evening and get my entry in!!
20/05/2005 at 13:37
Yes hill training very much advised! But more important is to accept that on some hills you will walk - i had NEVER walked before or indeed ever seen anyone else walk in a race before ( i run a reasonable 10k and half time therfore walking not ususally an option!) But when i tried to keep running on some of the hills it was like running on the spot, I had not the strength to push forward and run at same time! However i soon realise I was not alone and then it all becomes so much easier.

Additionally i like the fact this race is on a saturday - it really sets you up for the weekend and also means you can have a few beers in the evening to celebrate....
26/05/2005 at 17:35
Gonna use this as a last ditch training run for the Mont Blanc XC the following weekend...if I can't handle the Surrey hills then I'm definitely in trouble when I get to Chamonix!!!
26/05/2005 at 22:25
OOh Mont Blanc that sounds exciting... Still I prefer to ski down the mountains than run up them!
Reckon I will be doing this though- the hills aren't as bad as I imagined, or maybe i am a bit fitter than i thought.
27/05/2005 at 08:27
I'm in - sent off application on wednesday. Looking forward to this as it's v. local... might even get out and pre-run the course to see what sort of time is realistic.
27/05/2005 at 08:48
as usualt the course will be testing, exciting and involve a little bit of walking. But rest assured it should run like clockwork and i hope to get a 97% satisfaction rating again. see you all in June. A first round of entries have been posted on the website under document download. www.allabouttriathlons.co.uk toby
Dustboy    pirate
29/05/2005 at 11:27
Oh, poo, on my doorstep, best chips in Surrey, hot Bovril and I'm racing the week before on Sunday. I know from experience I can't do 2 in less than a week.

C U next year though.
Dustboy    pirate
12/06/2005 at 22:45
Had to blow out my race today Sun 12th. Can I still get into the G3 and can I enter on the day Toby? Please
Dustboy    pirate
12/06/2005 at 22:46
Der, just read no entry on day.
13/06/2005 at 10:31
It's not too late to enter though, am about to do mine now... looking forward to it!! though i may be walking a significant amount of it as my hamstring as been a little temperamental recently
Dustboy    pirate
13/06/2005 at 12:44
Having printed off the form, seriously, as a 1 hour flat 10Ker, am I out of my league with this? I don't care about coming last but not TOO last.

Dustboy    pirate
13/06/2005 at 22:55
Who cares, how hard can it be? I'm in.
14/06/2005 at 09:01
2 of my friends are doing this for first time on Saturday, one of them has a flat 10k time of just over an hour and the other has never even done a full 10k before. I think everyone will be just fine!
14/06/2005 at 10:21
rest assured, the race has a friendly atmosphere and the average age is slightly higher. Times are between 45mins and 1.30mins - so there's plently of jogging. Remember: no entries on the day. collect race numbers at registration on the day and be warned,- it maybe hot. many thanks toby
18/06/2005 at 17:19
Well I did this one and it was great! Although very tough in places. That path up the back of St Martha's hill seemed to go on for ever, I'm not sure how anyone could contemplate running up it! But all in all a fun race with lots of friendly people and great marshalls (thanks guys) Hopefully the next flat 10k will seem like a doddle!!
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