SaabSalomon Turbo-X Trails, Poppyhill

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29/09/2008 at 07:57
Does anyone know where the results get posted?
29/09/2008 at 08:13
29/09/2008 at 09:08
Woohoo......far from last
29/09/2008 at 09:27
it would appear that chip timing can sometimes go wrong.. apparently I finished in 7th place in 1:09:15, averaging 6.6 min/mile pace. That's the stuff of dreams for me - I'm sure the clock said 1:48:08 when I passed the line..


29/09/2008 at 10:22
I am looking forward to seeing the photos as i fell over in the bogs twice pretty impressively. Yes i have a 33 seconds difference between my clock time and my chip time, must remember to start nearer the front next time although i wont stay there for long
29/09/2008 at 10:29
what company was doing the photos?
29/09/2008 at 10:36
http://www.philoconnor.com - there's a link to the PoppyHill page there but no photos yet
Edited: 29/09/2008 at 10:36
29/09/2008 at 11:04
Righto I'm gonna sign up for the next one at Martinique ...just trying to recruit as many lazy buggers at work as I can to do Grim in December - wish me luck....
29/09/2008 at 12:22
Why not try the Grim Duathlon in October first.      http://www.grimchallenge.co.uk/duathlon/
GDS
30/09/2008 at 08:44

Great fun. I got 16.87km or something like that, so 10 1/2 miles

Soo glad i bought some trail shoes as they drained in about 2 seconds flat. I could tell who was wearing road shoes from the 'shloop shloop' noise they made after any water hazards. Compared to the Cardiac Arrest I found the XZone to be a bit tame although i went headfirst into the bog at the end. Twice. should look goods in the photos

Well done everyone

30/09/2008 at 09:19
Hey Andrew, I have signed up for the Grim in December.  Not looking forward to doing it in the freezing cold though.  Sounded like a good idea back in August when I signed up.  Still only 8 miles..... - cant be any worse than Turbo X, right?
30/09/2008 at 11:11
Hi Leisha - Grim is easy in comparison....done it a couple of times. Being it's in December it is quite a bit colder though - and the mud/puddles are somewhat deeper and 'thicker' in places... You doing Sat or Sunday? Sunday the course is always nicley bedded in!
30/09/2008 at 16:10
I am doing Saturday.  I had such a great time on the Turbo X but it was quite far.  I really hope the Grim is not going to be too cold - I hate the cold.  Knowing my luck, it will be snowing and the water will be ice!
30/09/2008 at 16:27

I actually ached from shivering before the start more than I did afterwards.... it was pis$ing down ... take large flask of coffee, food for afterwards, towels, lots of warm clothes......sorry - i am probably putting you off here! We took a huge catering box of mince pies last time

 i would suggest (from experience) not wearing leggings (made me colder) and definitely wear wicking stuff - you see people with sodden cotton t-shirts that must be a so heavy and cold.

 tested my Turbo-X shirt today in the pouring rain at lunchtime - was great - coudl wring it out afterwards - legs were just a little stiff though

30/09/2008 at 17:34
must admit I'm doing a lot of uming and arghing about the grim myself and you have put me off Andrew
30/09/2008 at 17:58
Great day, can't wait till the next one, a lot better than running on the road.  I think I have managed to get rid of most of the mud.  Thanks for organising Mike!
30/09/2008 at 18:37
Grim 8 - sounds great Andrew.  I'll do it on the Saturday.  Thanks for advising what to have in my 'recovery' bag !  I've got a liking for post race raisins and peanuts.  Maybe hot soup etc plus snacks will be better in December.  I was so muddy when changing into warm dry clothing after the Turbo X I looked like a street urchin !
30/09/2008 at 19:31
I tend to take a packet of baby wipes (wet wipes would do too) to get some of the muck off post-race before putting dry clothes on
30/09/2008 at 20:56

Thanks for the advice Andrew.  I take it you will be doing the Sunday race.  Hey Debbie, see you there.  How did you get on last Sunday?

30/09/2008 at 21:48
I am booked to do Sunday - but will prob be swapping to Saturday as am entering teams from work and Sat is more popular.....I will get the mince pies in!
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