G3 January

who's going to beat 40 mins for 10k?

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11/01/2008 at 15:30


The weather forecast on BBC is good. Sunny , 7 degrees and good visibilty. Raining until 03:00 when Toby will be putting out the marker tape and sunny when we get up at 06:00. What more could you ask for??

Seriously, I feel for any marshals at this time of year. True stars. I hope that they don't get the shocks in the dark that I had last weekend. Started off down the old railway line from near Shalford to beyond Cranleigh in the dark. I had just crossed the Bramley road and about 300m in I spooked two deer.  I only had a head torch to see with but the noise scared the living daylights out of me!!! Almost packed the run in there and then!

BTW - isn't 10k a bit short for you these days, dustboy?? I hear rumours of IM, 5k swims and even wearing Pirate kit. What's going on???? 

11/01/2008 at 15:32

The fly through is wrong for January.

The last time I spoke to Toby he said that the courses would be the same as the equivalent month's race in 2007. I think the idea is to build a series/allow comparisons of PBs etc.

I didn't do Jan in 2007 but MBP was only in Feb and March from recollection.

Dustboy    pirate
11/01/2008 at 16:41
I am marshalling Feb. IM is still rumour, just. Did 2.5K pool last night but felt rough or would have gone on. Half IM distance came up in just over 50 mins on a well easy setting 22 stroke lengths. But yes, did 5 tris last year and it's all a bit of a laugh and you can see it all happening from near last place! (My bike is very weak at the moment). Looking for lake based this year mainly as I get quite badly seasick in the sea though I am doing Weymouth and will probably chum for the sharks then.
11/01/2008 at 17:20
Hmm, looks like I won't make this - have a X-country for the club in the afternoon and it might be a bit tough fitting both in.  Or am I being hopelessly wimpy?
11/01/2008 at 17:25

Hopelessly wimpy - get down there man!

This is just a little stroll in the park, perfect warm up for an afternoon race. Uuumh, perhaps not...in fact certainly not. But it would be a shame to miss such a great event.

11/01/2008 at 17:37
I *knew* someone would say that.  I will think on it - unless someone wants to put in a great time for me to pretend I did!
Dustboy    pirate
12/01/2008 at 22:48

Now Toby....

A banana?

I was REALLY looking forward to my Goodness Shake Banana/Chocolate drink and one of those splendid toffee sickly flapjacks. What happened?

Apart from that, great mornings romp on the "easy" course despite gong off 2 minutes early and me being late again, great to see TH2 again and a few other faces. Odd bottleneck on the way to the farmhouse, never had that before. Bit muddy but softroader shoes coped well at my level.

See you all in Feb!

Few March places left, if you haven't tried it, give it a go, fab blast and teh best chips in Surrey after at Newlands Corner Cafe.

13/01/2008 at 13:08

Great event as always from Toby, Rory and the AAT crew. Good to see you again Dustboy and take care of the cold. You can train if the symptoms are above the throat but take care if they are on your chest - ie, don't train or race. Good to see John Lunt there - sorry that I wanted to run a bit quicker so we couldn't chat on the way round.

I have run out of superlatives for the G3 events - great event, great course, great marshals, great weather, great organisation. What more could you want? Oh yes, shakes and flapjacks! Nice to have the easiest course first. We can now look forward to the infamous back passage in Feb and March!

I decided to run a relatively conservative race and walk if my HR ever hit 180bpm. This happened a few times which allowed a few sneaky walk breaks. Despite that the time was ok. Annoying that my laces came undone coming down St Martha's for the last time. I ignored this until I tripped over them just after crossing the road for the last time. I stopped quickly to re-tie them and lost a few seconds. This cost me getting inside 55m which was annoying. Still only a couple of seconds outside according to my watch so not bad for the first VC after Xmas! See you all in  Feb. Thames Ultra 50m marathon next week, so time for some rest!!

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