Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR
mr sj- like the hill profile but glad it was you doing it not me.. I'm not running today as I'm "saving" myself for the Pewsey terminator on Sunday which is a 12 mile off roader wityh the profile:
I'm not sure why they think its fun going up and down the same scarp slope of the Marlborough Downs 4 times is fun, but I guess that's what earns its name!
Good lord, OS - that hill looks like it needs an escalator!
After a whole week of praying that it doesn't rain so that we have a nice, unmuddy National XC today, I wake up to ... a blanket of snow - with it still coming down thick and fast .
have fun then Shielsy - we even got about 1/2 inch here in south.
Just back from the National Cross Country Championships at Herrington Park. There was mud (lots of mud!), horrible hills, and it was absolutely freezing. Am now sitting with my feet in a bowl of warm water as I actually couldn't feel them earlier.
Was absolutely dreading it, especially once I saw all the snow this morning (after it had been nice and snow and rain-free all week ) but I had an absolute blast actually. I can remember starting, running alongside Vicki, in the snow and thick mud, and shouting 'It's like 'It's a Knockout!' ', lol. Just ridiculous, there's no way you can ever train for these conditions, but I'm so pleased I did it.
I nearly went flying on about 5 difference occasions as it was so slippy and banky, but somehow managed to stay upright. The worst was at the end ... just before the home stretch there was yet another hill, which just seemed cruel!
Oh, and Jarrow and Hebburn ladies did very well again ... if the results are to be believed we were the first local ladies team, coming in 14th position overall.
Shielsy - you are going to be flying around Catton Park in July!!!
I'm not running
RLTW - why not? I take it from the shame faced smilie that it's a case of CNBA rather than injury or illness? In which case here's a kick up the backside!
The National was indeed a mudbath, although much easier running than the Midlands XC last month. I had mud in my hair and behind my ears. I had to undress in the bathtub to avoid spraying dried on mud everywhere, then had to shower and clean the bath before I could have an actual bath!
Well done on the XC Shielsy- proper XC conditions. Young OS has a place on the U13 county team as a reserve for a champs race next month in Birmingham. So we are busy sticking pins in models of the lads above him on the list....
Worst time in 4 years for a 1/2 marathon for me today. Unfortunately my ITB knee issue raised it's head on the 1 1/2 big uphill section and meant that I had to walk (yes walk) for bits after that otherwise I would have done some serious damage. on the positive side the first 6 miles were good.
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