Meon Valley Plod 2011

Race Now Full

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30/01/2011 at 12:11
Due to unprecedented demand for places this year the Meon Valley Plod is now FULLY subscribed.  I wish all entrants the best of luck and look forward to welcoming you to the start on the 27th February! ENJOY!!!!!  Sharon Bryan - Race Secretary, Portsmouth Joggers Club.
13/02/2011 at 15:49

I jogged the new course this morning and with the wind, rain and very muddy conditions managed to finish in 3:02.

The new course is just as challengeing as the last. The hill instead of Butser is tough tough had to use the fence to pull me up most of it!!!

21/02/2011 at 13:44


Should we keep our fingers crossed for a few dry days between now and the 27th...?

21/02/2011 at 13:46
Yes - we are indeed.  However, after last year's snow followed by persistent rain for most of Feb it should be  a doddle!  She says! Hope you have a great Plod.
21/02/2011 at 16:22

Sharon well done at the Bramley yesterday.

The weather conditions were perfect, did you enjoy it?

21/02/2011 at 17:30
Thanks Tony. I never find 20 miles easy! Great team spirit. We fielded 4 men and 3 ladies teams. Good weather and I suppose I could say 'enjoy' might be a word I'd use after my Radox Bath!  hahaha
22/02/2011 at 09:00
If anyone out there is unfortunate enough to have a number for the MVP but is not able to run then please PM me annd I will happily pay to take it off your hands.  It sounds like a great event - I like mud!
22/02/2011 at 21:09
Ahhhh no Butser this year??!!
22/02/2011 at 22:01

Smitch, the land owners are not allowing us access this year.  The route crosses a lot of private land so we have to have the permission and good will of the landowners for the event to take place.

But I believe that the route still goes part way up Butser and is still challenging.

22/02/2011 at 22:08
It's actually a part of Butser that we have been asked to avoid as it's now an SSSI. Shame but we have no real option but to amend the route. It doesn't affect the route greatly, Rest assured!!!!!
23/02/2011 at 09:06
Ahh, that's ok then.  When I have 'run' this before, I normally think after Butser it is not far to go (more of a mental thing I think).  Glad to see the hills are still there.............hmmmm... 
23/02/2011 at 13:10

Just did a 5M plod, roughly the first 5M of the course.


One huge climb, literally a climb,

some mud but also some firm stretches that are not too bad.

Rain and mist all the way. We need some sunshine!

23/02/2011 at 23:44

Hi runners I would love to run this race event ...unfortunately i cant make if anyone is interesting in my place i can send you my race number and pay me the fee paypal or send me an email...

thank you...


24/02/2011 at 08:44
Hey redcat.. that's a shame.  Can you please let me know if you do pass your number on ... We need to make sure that all our runners are safe whilst running and that their names and DOB's are recorded for prizes too!!!  Thank you. Sharon MVP organiser.
24/02/2011 at 09:10

Hi sharon, thank you for let me know....sorry i cant make it    looks like this is a good race event! Im just recovering from my ultra marathon.....


24/02/2011 at 13:12

redcat: I'll take that place if it's still available. YHM.


24/02/2011 at 15:39
Has anyone who has a number for the plod and is unable to run please can you let me know as I was too late to enter and i need the hill practice for my ENDUR international race in the summer.
24/02/2011 at 18:15

i was looking forward to this but got hit by a car on my bike this morning i now have a place available as i dint think running it with a few broken ribs and a broken hand will be  good

my place is now avaiable

24/02/2011 at 23:58
W.H. yhm
27/02/2011 at 18:16

Hello people.

Just wanted to say thank you to the organisers really! Support was very very cheerful all round the course, drinks and food very welcome and whoever baked all those cakes, well done!

The course obviously hits you for six but that's what it all about I suppose.....

Well done Portsmouth Joggers

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