Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Challenge 10K

2008 entries now open

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16/12/2008 at 15:35

I saw two in club kit popping out of the bushes when I got up there.

Is the area not known for "dogging"?

Alas missed this race as had some cycle racing to do.

16/12/2008 at 17:55

i'll defo be suggesting we tape off the side funnel next time - it's not fair to those who waited in the queue

defeats the object if they waited at the top of the dipper - like having a pie without the crust!

re: starting further back - the problem is that the lane further back is underwater, so you'd be standing around with wet feet ............

...........on the other hand - that'll be fun!!!

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
16/12/2008 at 18:38
Mr Phil [still fond of pastry based items] wrote (see)

defeats the object if they waited at the top of the dipper - like having a pie without the crust!

You're so right there Phil - just what is the point of that? They are kidding no one and making a mockery of the thing - name and shame I say - having said that, I suppose that not rushing up the dune knowing that there will be a wait at the top may be construed by some as a bit of cheating!

I was not happy at having to miss this, this year - so keep that dune nice and sandy and the river nice and wet, and I'll be there next year!

Edited: 16/12/2008 at 18:39
17/12/2008 at 22:31
18/12/2008 at 16:33

You know the times to the top of the dipper, which point are they to ?

18/12/2008 at 18:05
right to the top, where you start to turn down - marshall there had a watch and clipboard
18/12/2008 at 20:25

I see, so you really do have to beat the log-jam next year to stand a chance of a decent time. Will have to pop round there sometime and try it out, in a few weeks obviously.

18/12/2008 at 22:49

It was quite funny to watch the top 2 guys battling it out at the top of the dipper - you could see the pain in their faces!

take it easy and rest that leg alex!

19/12/2008 at 10:13

Thanks Phil.

19/12/2008 at 16:41
Steve Davies told me the day before that he hates running on sand
19/12/2008 at 18:33


19/12/2008 at 18:40

ah! the old chesnut rears its head again!!

 [shameless plug time[

any first timers that enjoyed the race and are locally based are welcome to come along to one of our training nights and join in our banter -

occasionally we run, mostly we chat and drink and eat!

06/01/2009 at 15:27

some good photos of the event in this weeks Gem - if anyone wants my copy let me know before it goes in the recyle bin!

I think they can be ordered if you're in print!

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