SaabSalomon Turbo-X Trails, Poppyhill

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01/09/2008 at 16:04
It will be a race of two halves - in football speak - most of the first half over at Poppyhill is still dry and gravelly heathland and the second half in Bracknell Forest swampy - my colleague nearly dissappeared in one bit when we were planning the route.
01/09/2008 at 16:08
is there going to be some good places for the family to watch the looneys sorry I mean runners getting muddy is it spectator freindly
01/09/2008 at 16:16

It is - the Turbo X start will be close to the start finish area and is where the first swamps are located - the run goes out to Poppyhills training area and then back to the start area before going off again to the swamps.

There's going to be a 3km kids fun run as well - which hasn't been well publicised yet.

01/09/2008 at 18:06
Hang on a minute!!  When I signed up for this type of event, I expected water, mud, hills but floating SPIDERS!!!??  Can we not get someone in to get rid of all insects and unwanted animals before hand?  How big exactly are these spiders?
01/09/2008 at 18:13
I've been over there hundreds of times and haven't seen anything smaller than a deer - they are apparently in open water which scuppered us taking you across the edge of Mill Pond, which we now go no where near - so don't panic if you have a fear of spiders, you won't see one.  
01/09/2008 at 19:20
Thank goodness for that!  I had visions of being waist deep in water with spiders crawling up my chest.  That would be one way to get my PB time.  Lol.
02/09/2008 at 17:40

Right I'm in !! must be mad but sounds like to much fun to miss out on . can the kids enter the fun run on the day ? not sure the wife will fancy getting that dirty but who knows LOL.

04/09/2008 at 19:36
Oh well, what with spiders no smaller than deer floating around and residents of Dartford warbling in the bushes it's a shame that i'm having to pull out, as I have apparently got an ACL injury in my knee, hence I cant even walk without pain. Hope you all have a good time. See you around. Happy running all.
04/09/2008 at 20:47

Sorry to hear you have to pull out Mutley.

The kids can enter on the day I CAN'T KEEP UP!

04/09/2008 at 21:53

ok thanks mike don't surposse you know how much of hand

nightmare about the knee muttley good excuse to put your feet up though

05/09/2008 at 10:00
£8 for the kids and they get a Salomon tech t-shirt worth double that.  
05/09/2008 at 17:42
ICKU, unfortunately I planned to put my feet up later in the year after the Run to the beat half and the Great South. Now, I'm finding it really frustrating, especially after my long lay off at the start of the year fopllowing a fractured shin! There's always next year.
05/09/2008 at 17:56
fopllowing a fractured shin ouch !! nightmare must admit I was out running a few months ago and my ankle stated to realy hurt so I hobbled home and left it a couple of days and it was fine . went out tuesday and did 9.5 miles and no prob. hope you are not layed up to long just don't rush it these things can realy be frustrating I will keep my fingers crossed for you .
05/09/2008 at 22:05
Cheers mate. I don't hold out too much hope at the mo as I had an ACL reconstruction done 12 years ago and was told that it may only last 10 years before needing some attention. My knee has lost lots of stability and the shin, the opposite to the one I fractured in Feb, seems to be loose and you can move it out of position quite easily from the knee joint. It all, i'm afraid, points to an ACL problem, and that means 3 months of sofa warming at least. What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger, so they say. Best of luck with the run, and watch your ankle!!!!
06/09/2008 at 09:37

Nightmare mate. Well we will all probably be wishing we were at home on the sofa when we have finished the tubo X zone. mind you if they gave you 10 years and it lasted 12 thats very good , they normally give you 10 years and they last 10 months instead. mate of mine had his knees do this year and he hobbles more now than he did befor he looks like it aged him poor bloke. I will be taking it easy and whatching the ankle i'm sure it will hold up ok touching big bit of wood. and you are right if it don't kill us and all that . hope you make a speedy recovery mate.

Mike £8 for the kids thats a blinding price just got to convince them to have a go now see you all there

06/09/2008 at 14:50
Thanks ICKU. Enjoy the X zone. Your mates experience doesn't exactly fill me with hope! The last time I had the op done it took me about 6 months in total before things felt good, so give him some time and he'll hopefully be up and running. see ya.
06/09/2008 at 16:53

Don't worry, my mate didn't listen to the docs advise and was up on his feet much to early. now he is paying the price for not listening. I'm sure you are a bit more sensible, and try and enjoy the rest you will soon be back on your feet.

 never done one of these turbo X runs so can't wait I'm just going to take it nice and steady and try and enjoy it as much as possible. don't think the wife will let me back in the car afterwards probably have to run home at the end as well LOL.

08/09/2008 at 13:16

I'm looking forward to this mad and exciting race !  Thanks for the warnings about the swamp, Mike !  I pulled out of the first Turbo X back in May because of an achillies problem.  However, I'm ready for this one.  Mike, when should we get our race numbers and instructions ?  I've seen the Military Academy from the road on my way to the Meadows shopping centre, will competitor's vehicles be allowed onto the site to park ?  I've also taken a look at Poppy Hill on a map, there's plenty of trails around it, across it etc.

08/09/2008 at 13:23
this was the route last year:

I guess more of the route will be to the north this year, into the forest more.
08/09/2008 at 21:53
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