Marathon Windows Tour Of Epsom & Ewell Race 1: 3.3MT

Race 1 of 5, 7-11 June

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09/06/2004 at 14:13
hhmmm...seems like some of you lot need a kick-up-the-bum to get you kick started..
09/06/2004 at 14:49
well if you'd been doing the whole tour, snoops, you could have helped us out from Monday...

one year, you will be persuaded, i'm sure...!

it was great running with you on monday murf, I wouldn't have gotten round in the same speed without either chasing you for the first half of the race, or chatting to you for the second half. we seem to be very evenly paced at the moment!
09/06/2004 at 14:54
Chatting during a race?! What's that? ;-)
09/06/2004 at 15:00
well, got to employ some method of slowing myself down to stay fresh for the later days...!

of course, now that you're such a speedy runner, tiger, you wouldn't dream of doing anything so uncompetitive as actually chatting to the opposition?

well done to your son last night, by the way - shame he didn't win, he raced very well and very competitively, but have to admit, I've never seen a 'fun' run with such a good finish - elbows out and everything to win!
09/06/2004 at 15:05
Yes I had to console him by telling him what a fantastic race it was to watch, it was amazing how many adult runners stopped to watch it, usually it's only the doting mums & dads who are interested!
10/06/2004 at 18:03
good luck to everyone for tonight, its the dreaded epsom downs...

(secretly quite like this course, just don't remind me of that tonight!)

my legs started to moan at me a little bit last night, but still doing ok ish.

oh by the way, at the start of last nights race, I'm sure I heard someone say 'is that annajo' to me, but I couldn't work out who - is that slow but sure? I'm guessing from the picture youre a sutton runner?
(or was I just hearing things last night!)
10/06/2004 at 18:13
I don't like this one!
10/06/2004 at 21:29
Well that was mighty hard work, I wondered if my heart was going to give out before I got to the top of the hill the second time round!

But as I got a PB I won't complain too much :-))

Good to see Annajo again, looks like we might just make it through the week now!
11/06/2004 at 10:50
first time up the hill was worst than the second for me, because I knew first time round I'd have to do it all over again!

almost... almost enjoyed it... felt good to be able to push it a bit harder... almost!

one more to go know and we'll have made it through another tour - if Tiger gets another pb tonight then are the drinks on her?!
11/06/2004 at 12:38
not proper pb's though, are they?
11/06/2004 at 12:40
:-P
11/06/2004 at 13:07
whaddya mean, not proper PBs?! I run some of these courses more than I run some standard distances, like 5ks and half marathons!
11/06/2004 at 13:14
they're not recognised distances - you only do 'em once a year.

not like 10k, or 10m..
11/06/2004 at 13:23
aha - I do the downs course at least twice a year, ditto the nonsuch park course, and gawd knows how often I run round horton park, races or training.
(and hey I recognise the distances - 3.9 miles is a distance just under 4 miles, 4.4 miles just over 4 miles...)

loved the fact that yesterday was down as 4 miles - yeah right - of course I can do 4 miles round epsom downs in 28 minutes at the moment!
11/06/2004 at 13:32
anyway, good luck tonight you tourers, whatever the distance.
12/06/2004 at 10:26
Hi Annajo,yes, it was me who asked. I keep seeing your name on the site but don't know who you are! Did you enjoy the Tour and manage to complete it? Are you doing the Epsom 10K tomorrow? If you are, and you see me, please come and say hello!
15/06/2004 at 10:19
yes, I finished the tour, really enjoyed it in a weird way, and came 5th in the handicap, so I was dead chuffed! how did you do?

I didn't do epsom 10k though - slept right through that morning - oops.

not sure what you look like though - I'm a epsom Harrier, you must be a sutton runner? when's your next local race ? I'm going to do elmbridge 10k i think.
15/06/2004 at 11:42
Overall I was a bit slower than last year, but I did take Monday very easily. I'm just very pleased my hamstring held out for the week, doesn't seem to have done it any harm :-)

You don't fancy the Surrey Slog the week before do you Annajo? ;)

Coming along to Dulwich 5K tomorrow?
15/06/2004 at 12:49
Hi Annajo, I am a Sutton Runner and I will be doing the Dysart Dash next. I will be doing Elmbridge too so will probably see you there. I am the slow one at the back!

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