Pine Ridge 10K

Anyone else going?

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29/10/2009 at 14:42

Hey

 I'm a newbie runner and hoping to go to the Pine Ridge 10k as my first race.  (Although given my longest training run so far is only 5 miles, and I ain't exactly fast, 'race' might not be quite the right word! )

 Was just wondering if anyone else was going? And whether you'll all be leaving me in the dust!

29/10/2009 at 17:21

Hope you enjoy ti Brody

I'll be at the back BTW!

Edited: 29/10/2009 at 17:22
30/10/2009 at 20:28

I've entered and it's my first race as well - will definitely be at the back!

Hoping its not too undulating as most of my runs are on very flat roads - going to try and get off road this weekend

01/11/2009 at 17:19
I'm thinking of doing this one, I'm local and have oftern run round the pine woods and common land
02/11/2009 at 14:37

Starting to really look forward to the race - currently plan is just to pootle along at the back and enhoy myself.  It's my first race so any time will be a pb!

Just hoping it doesn't p*ss down. I don't mind running in a bit of rain, but preferably not bucketloads.
Also, I only have road shoes atm, so if it's very wet, I'll be sliding all over the place!

 triathlonlad: how's the drainage around there? I'm assuming it's mostly sandy, so shouldn't be too wet, hopefully.  and any mega hills to be aware of?

03/11/2009 at 12:42

Wow - just seen that the entry for this race has closed early - there's already 850 people signed up!

 Was expecting a smallish race as it's the first time they've held it - those hopefully that means there'll be plenty of people plodding along at the back with me!

Edited: 03/11/2009 at 12:42
08/11/2009 at 18:28

i will be at the back for sure, im  aiming for 1:10hr really looking forward to this

09/11/2009 at 12:22

I should be around 1.10 too, hopefully.  Did my longest run to date was over the weekend, 6 miles in 1.05, so about 1.10 for the 10k seems likely as long as it's not too hilly!

 First race nerves are starting already, and it's still 2 weeks to go!

09/11/2009 at 16:41

You'll love the race.  I've only being doing 10k's for a few years now but have seen them grow and grow in popularity.  There is usually an excellent atmosphere and don't worry about too many fast runners.  I am sure you will do better than expected and enjoy a warm glow of self-satisfaction by the evening.

Anyone know what to expect from the route?  I live locally and we have had a lot of rain recently but not sure what type of shoes to wear.

09/11/2009 at 17:18
They say wear trail shoes if you have them but i like my road shoes so i will probably wear them as im not bothered about time
09/11/2009 at 19:07

I only own road shoes, so I'll be wearing them!

Though, saying that, I was running on footpaths near Farnham (not a million miles from Wisley) this weekend and had no problems.  Bit of mud to watch out for in places, but nothing terrible.

The race is on the common at Wisley, isn't it? So I'd guess it'd be reasonably sandy.

09/11/2009 at 20:35

Its wisley and ocaham woods so yes i guess sandy and leafy

 im really looking forward to this

13/11/2009 at 20:36

  Missed  the cut off for entry , albeit posted my application.

  Postal strike to blame perhaps  ?  

   

21/11/2009 at 17:29
Not long till tomorrow hope everyone is ready
21/11/2009 at 17:41
Looking forward to it although slightly nervous for no good reason
22/11/2009 at 12:44

My god that was brutal!  horizontal hail, lashing rain, loads of mud, lots of fallers, what a race to pick for my first ever cross country!

 Hope everyone made it round safely.  I took a couple of tumbles, but no more damage than a few scrapes and bruises.

22/11/2009 at 13:59

Well that was my first 10k and what a 10k to start on.  I thought it was bad when the hail started but then there was the thunder and lightning   I managed to make it round in one piece without slipping or falling over but I was soaked by the finish.  I thought it was well organised although I only have one other run to compare it to (I did the 8 mile Kingston Breakfast run in October)

 I'd definitely do this one again but would think twice if the forecast wasn't good!!    Hope everyone else got round OK.

22/11/2009 at 14:22

Just got back from this one - lots of weather to say the least

Great course though - slightly more undulating than I expected and thought I was going to keel over from hypothermia at the end - would definitely do it again 

22/11/2009 at 15:03

Wow that was fun. I enjoy running in the rain, but that was almost too much even for me. Those horizontal hailstones were pinging painfully off my face!

Lots of lovely mud, and a course that would have been scenic if I'd dared to take my eyes of the ground underfoot.

Have just cleaned half of Ockham Common out of the bath.

Will definitely do it again.

22/11/2009 at 15:57

That was such a laugh, could have done without the walk to the start to get the chip then back again to the car then back again to the start, either that or they should have said it was a good walk to the start and i woul dhave taken all my stuff with me.

However the race its self was brilliant, i loved the course even if the hillys were making my calves scream out, but by halfway i was settled into a rythem and loved it, the mud was funny as were the puddles, but the hail was just MEAN !

And how lovely to have both a tshirt and mug oh and also thanks to all the marshalls who i have to say probably had a worse time than us

I will be back next year for sure

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