Quicksand 15

Something slightly different in the Autumn....

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11/10/2009 at 16:14

I shall certainly be giving this race a "glowing report" to other runners and it is unbelievable that only 108 runners ran it this year.

I know it's a busy weekend on the Kent race calendar,with 10K's at Ashford and Petts Wood today,but there are loads of 10K races throughout the year but nothing else like the Quicksand.

I don't know how these things are arranged,but if possible you should try to get Runners World to feature the race in the reviews section of the magazine next year.I'm sure there are hundreds of runners who would absolutely love it if they could be tempted into giving it a go-I know I did.

11/10/2009 at 18:33
That's a good idea David, the more PR the better, It was my first Quicksands too, I've done the other local events but found this the more challenging and certainly the most rewarding when crossing the line.
11/10/2009 at 21:46
I certainly enjoyed it and I think I was one of few from an Essex running club. I have mentioned it to many of my club already and hope there will be a far bigger contingent from Tiptree Road Runners next year (and will be if I have anything to do with it).

Thank you again,

Jamie
11/10/2009 at 23:31

Can only echo the above sentiments. Done all the other thanet races over the last year, but this gave me the most satisfaction. Very hard, particularly the soft sand/rocks but great to be able to say that i have done it.

Thanks to all the marshalls and their kind words and smiling faces too, it really does help. However if that wind that hit as we came onto the beach for the last 3.5? miles could be arranged to blow the other way next time it would be much appreciated!

12/10/2009 at 09:45
zeebra - the wind in thanet has a mind of its own - I've done training runs round the coast and had the wind in my face the whole way!
12/10/2009 at 11:14
JFDI Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work both ways. I have never done an out and back run where it has been behind me both ways. Also the tail wind never seems as strong as the head wind!
20/10/2009 at 09:23
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