7 May 2012
It's that time of the year again ... this is a nice little village green race, organized by the ever-reliable Reading Roadrunners. It's also within easy cycling distance of Muttley Mansions so it would be rude not to.
Always a good event this one, with a nice downwards finish (not exactly downhill, but still feels good.)
3 days to go.. went easy round the Bracknell Half to attack this race. Watch out PB, you're mine.
Surrey Runner - I did my 10k PB at this race last year and I'd done VLM only 3 weeks before. Mind you it was a lovely, sunny day last year. This year watch out for the polar bears and icebergs......
Should I have got a chip in race pack or is it not chip timed?
No chip, just an old fashioned turn up and run race.
Heh Muttley cheers for that. I certainly do old fashioned
That was good. Perfect conditions. Course a little different at the start from what I recall, a little congested but delaying that uphill grind till a mile or two, which is good for warming up the legs. I have no idea why but I did a particularly good time this morning - the whole course seemed less hilly than in past years, or maybe the training is paying off.
Sprint? Tell me you got a massive pb
I thought this was a good race - mainly downhill too! Not a PB for me, but a decent time of around 47:30. But...erm...what happened to the promised medals if you finished in under 90 minutes? The mug is quite nice but not what I was expecting. But on the whole this gets 10/10 from me - nice route, good atmosphere and friendly encouraging marshals.
You should read the race notes again, Hellywobs. It promises mementos, not medals. I gave my mug to the daughter of the lady who finished just in front of me, she appeared completely underwhelmed Agreed, 10/10 from me too, great fun!
The website said medals and still does!
I was grumpy this morning - it was cold and wet and miserable, but it was a decent race. Such a shame for the fair on the green that the weather wasn't better.
I thought there would be medals and I'm sure I saw it in the race literature somewhere - gongs for everyone under 90 minutes. Not a huge deal but still, disappointed.
Helly - I did 47:20 so you and I must have been pretty much side by side. Was it you I chatted to in the finishers' funnel? I was in a BBC vest.
Edit: RW page says memento, Reading RR site says medal. Still pleased I did the race but had it been absolutely pissing down I might not have turned out for a mug
What a lovely friendly race - thoroughly enjoyed it. The website does indeed say there will be a medal, yet the literature that came with the race number said there would be a memento. A mug is rather practical, I think! 10/10 as well from me
I was in a Hart Road Runners t-shirt - I think I was the only HRR there - probably a lot to do with the fact that the Hart Triathlon was also happening today in Fleet and there would have been a lot of HRRs competing or marshaling.
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