Please can somebody let me know what time the Trunce races start? The website says that registation starts at 6.15ish but doesn't say whn the gun actually goes.
I've never done it before but like the look of it and would like to have a crack this year.
more details on the calendar here http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/2010races.htm
They're discussing it on the forum over there too.
Like yourself Garry, I'm waiting for Monday evening
They're listed on the 'FRA' site as 4 & 1/4miles/550feet of climbing
I don't mind that, or the 3 crossings of the River Don, it's that (3/4 mile?)stretch of road in the middle that kills my legs
This years series starts to get discussed on page 13
Unfortunately, looks like I'll miss the 1st one after waiting for months
Should manage race No2, in 3 weeks tho
Heads Up!!Race 2 on Monday (19th) evening @ 18:45CheshireCat wrote (see)
Race 2 on Monday (19th) evening @ 18:45
CheshireCat wrote (see)
I've never done it before but like the look of it and would like to have a crack this year.Thanks
Did you get to the first one??
If so, how did you do?? (I was reasonably pleased, as it was the first of the series. I finished 68th/218 @ 33:05, but I want to get to '30 minutes' by the end of the series)
Can I take it that you're fairly local in order to be able to get to the location in good-time?
If you do need directions though, look at
Or, use 'Multi-Map, & enter the postcode(S36 8YQ), or OS reference (SE 272 019)
And, don't forget to bring the extravagant entry fee of £1.20!!!!!!
Race website http://undeadmonkey.org.uk/trunce/
Thanks Richard, that's really useful ingo.
I didn't make the first one but I'll br there tomorrow. I'm travelling from Leeds so hope the M1 is clear!
PS well done on a great performance. I'm hoping for sub-30 too but having never done it before well just have to wait and see. Some great photos at Flaming Photography of Race 1, it looked like loads of fun.
Thanks for the compliment, but I was way off my 'PB' (of 32:12)
It does look like it'll be a wet race tonight. Again!
If you look again at the relveant page on 'Flaming Photography', I'm in there, wearing a blue (Club) top, with yellow long-sleeves & a 'hi-viz' woolly hat.
I'll probably be in the same top tonight, if it's raining, if it's decided to stop I may be in a short-sleeve version, so come & say "Hello" if you see me.
I'll be race number 2497
It looks, given the weather around here, that it'll definately be as cold/wet/miserable as the first one. I'm going to try for a short-sleeve jersey, but use arm-warmers as well, so I can take them off if I get a bit warmer. The idea might work, it might not? If it's as wet/sticky tonight, I think I'll be happy just to finish in under 33:00 - never mind considering getting anywhere near my 'PB'
Well, I made it tonight and really enjoyed it! Great fun splashing through the river and tearing down those hills - the uphills were tough but as my first fell run it was great. I think the photographer caught me at least once so I'm looking forward to seeing those.
I opted for the short sleeves today but soon got warmed up! Arm warmers is a good idea and one that I've adopted in triathlon before - works a treat.
I was really pleased to get round in 28:34 although that was because the route was shorter than I was expecting (3.82 miles according to my trusty Garmin) rather than me being faster. I'm not sure if I'll make every race (was a bit of a rush getting home from work, collecting my Little 'Un and getting there). I'll try and bring the all family next time.
I've only just seen your message but I'll look out for that club top and say hello next time. How did you get on today?
That was a damned good time for a first attempt!, glad you enjoyed it, as we arranged a little less mud, & shallower river crossings just for you
I opted for just a sort-sleeve, but with gloves (no arm-warmers), & the gloves came off on the steps (after the steep climb; leave the road, go over the field, & UP-hill to the stile)
According to my watch, I managed about 31:05, which given how I felt for the first mile totally stunned me, as I'd have been happy to get under 35:00
(still, it means that my desired 30:00 is a reasonable target to have beaten by the end of the season)
Don't forget, say "Hello" at the next one (& follow the comments on that 'Fell Runners Association' thread that I mentioned in my initial posting in this thread
The results are on the 'Trunce' site now (link in my initial post in this thread), they actually appeared on-line about 22:00 last night, but I was off to bed, so didn't reply on here.
My official time was 31:13 (70th/227), which still 'gobsmacks me' even this morning.
My pal, Peter Davison (Penistone Footpath Runners & AC), who is a bit of a 'time - target' of mine, bet me by 7 seconds (& 2 places), 'was on a mission' (he knocked about 2 minutes off his 'PB, & was as stunned as I was by the time) - as I can usually put roughly 2 minutes into him
I must have been 'under the weather', or ought to make a better start
(I got caught up at the first gate, before the initial river crossing)
By The Way;
If you look at that 'FRA' thread, just look at the winners time & what he was wearing.
I cannot believe he ran that fast, on that course, in those sandals. Ridiculous.
Just had a good look at the photos and I've been missed! Gutted! I'm sure I heard the shutter snap on that last hill as I went by.....never mind. It's now my mission to get a souvenir photo splashing through the river. An added incentive to race again soon.
I cannot believe he ran that fast, on that course, in those sandals. Ridiculous. Just had a good look at the photos and I've been missed! Gutted! I'm sure I heard the shutter snap on that last hill as I went by.....never mind. It's now my mission to get a souvenir photo splashing through the river. An added incentive to race again soon.
I know, it was ridiculous, & almost taking the 'wee-wee' out of everyone one elseStill, I guess he had a bet with a Club-mate that he could beat him wearing sandals, hence he 'went for it'
If you go back to the 'Flaming Photography' website, 'Part 1' of the video footage is now on 'You Tube'
I was lucky(!?!) enough to be photographed 4 times! (3 times on page 1, & once on page 4), I look to be moving at a decent speed through the water this time
Normally I take it easy wading, even if I lose places, as I have an inherant fear of falling over in the water, & my contact lenses deciding they preferred the river to staying on my eyes
I'm waiting for Richard to get up into the woods, & take his pics as we all descend down to 'Don crossing 2', I reckon those could be quite good ('crossing 2' is where his 'Trunce 1' shots were taken, & the one where you ran up behind the houses to reach the road - for the return)
Running Kev wrote (see)
Sounds like you enjoyed Richard - well done.
It was great Kevin, & getting a 'PB', when I felt as rough as I did over the first mile was a great prize for 'sticking with it'
(I did consider pulling out at the 3/4 mile mark as well!)
Have you looked at the video's on 'YouTube'??
2010 Race 2 (the one discussed above)
2010 Race 1 (2nd crossing of River Don)
Sadly it's still a 'week on Monday' to race 3
However,this morning I took Nick (an old friend of mine who's well on the recovery from Leukemia) for a walk around the full 'Trunce' route
(first time he'd been in our XKR too, & I think he liked it)
It probably took us about a hour & 20 minutes to walk it (including the diversion - as part of the route is 'no access', apart from race-night)
I think the climbs surprised him, as he had to stop on a couple of the uphills, saying he was just 'trying to get his bearings, looking back over the valley'
He's a damned fine MTB racer, & has won quite a few races over his 'career' as a 'Sport'/'Expert', & finally, 'Vet' seasons
On the final climb, I don't think he appreciated the 'No Pain, No Gain' stoneI'm sure he now believes we're all loopy, having seen the course in entirety - well, maybe I've simply confirmed the factHe knows the winners times, & my times (over the rounds I've run), & has seen the 'Flaming Photography' images/video clips
Richard Thackeray 2 wrote (see)
If I could manage that time on feeling lousy at 'round 2', I wonder whether I'll knock anything else off it at 'round 3'?
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