SaabSalomon Turbo-X Trails, Poppyhill

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30/09/2008 at 22:18
Washing up bowl, very large container of  water and sponge ready in the boot of of car - gets the worst off before the drive home!!
01/10/2008 at 08:15

Thanks for the advice, I'm an advocate of wet wipes/baby wipes for freshness.  However, after the event the mud is so caked and dried on that only a shower and soap will do it !  I'm embarrassed to admit my shins and calves are still ingrained with muck, I'm off to the chemist for an exfoliant !  My husband poured a bottle of water over my hands to rinse them after the event so I could eat my snacks with clean hands.  I've got my pre-race preparation all set.  I now need to refine my post race recovery.  However it can see quite involved for one race, yeah, but what a race though !  Leisha H, I did it in 2 hours 10 mins which I'm quite proud of.  To be honest, I noticed your race time and was pleased that I wasn't so far behind you as you were much quicker at the Windsor Half.  I hope you don't mind me mentioning it.

01/10/2008 at 08:21

Leisha H,

 I mean you were quicker than me at the Windsor Half as I did it in 2hrs 51 mins.

Who's going to Martinique Woods, Bordon for the last Turbo X of the series ?

Well done all.

01/10/2008 at 09:40
I'm gonna do Martinique!! Must book - just entered Reading 1/2 '09 before the price went up.....2009 races already oh dear!
01/10/2008 at 12:37

Hi all, the photo are now on the site http://www.philoconnor.com/

 Some crackers........

01/10/2008 at 12:53
Excellent photo's.  Did I really do all that for a t-shirt ?  I've seen the pictures of me but it's also good to see the pictures of other participants with all that mud splashing around and people trying to help each other.
01/10/2008 at 13:00
Yep, its amazing what runners will do for a freebie.......and races like these are great for bringing runners together helping each other out......roll on November.
01/10/2008 at 13:08
Nice ..... most of mine are in that last big ditch, but at least I wasn't face down!
01/10/2008 at 15:02
I was pleased not to be photo'd at the ditches, as I could not work out the best way across them. thought I would be clever and try and leap the first one only to clatter into the far bank, the second I thought just run though it and found a hole...by the third one closed my eyes and prayed.......
01/10/2008 at 18:37
Should we exchange race numbers and get a laugh by viewing each other's photos ?  I'm 810.
01/10/2008 at 19:06

Ha ha!  I am 697.  Be prepared to see me falling.....

01/10/2008 at 19:21
I'm gutted fell in the dam mud 4 times not one photo of it
02/10/2008 at 11:45
444, but no falling shots.....
02/10/2008 at 12:18

Leisa H, nice controlled falling there.......

02/10/2008 at 12:20
Leisha - nice wipe out! I'm 492 ... no fall but we seem to be holding each other up!
02/10/2008 at 13:05
Andrew,  wade to go !  You tall guys have no idea what it's like to be five feet, not many inches, eh Leisha ?   MadRunner 06, no falling shots as you look like you are walking on water !  What running shoes were you wearing, did they auto inflate in over six inches of water ?
02/10/2008 at 13:29

Debbie, the shoes I use are New Balance RX MT800

(http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/NEW498D/new-balance-rx-mt800-d-trail-running-shoes/?&id=711&utm_source=Google%2Bbase&utm_medium=search),

They are lightweight and do not hold in water and provide good grip. I use them for the cross country season, they are superb and only £35 quid. I go through about 2 pairs a season, so quite tough wearing.

You know when you have those good running days, well sunday was a good day and ended up coming 28th......probably not happen at the next race though...Plus I live just outside High Wycombe, which happens to be hilly no matter which way you go...

02/10/2008 at 18:33

Yeah, thanks guys.  The controlled falling was because I was wearing my wonderful new Garmin 405 and didn't want to put my wrist in the water no matter what the circumstances were.  Didn't work though! 

I am still picking out dirt from under my toe nails 4 days later!  It just wont come out from under there.

02/10/2008 at 18:38
Ooh, Debbie, that last pic of you is a good one!  Waist deep in it.  What a joy!
05/10/2008 at 17:10

Edited: 05/10/2008 at 17:11
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