Being sent the wrong way.

Anyone know what the rules are?

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24/03/2013 at 21:09

My club runs in a cross country league called Mabac in Surrey. It's a bit more for fun runners than the Surrey Cross Country league in the sense that everyone who finishes gets some points, so it rewards a good turnout (first six of a team, of course, win 'big' points, the rest get five each). Anyhoo, there was a race last year in Winterfold Forest where they forgot to position a marshal at the first turn and everyone went the wrong way... and the wrong way included an incline that was almost a vertical ten-foot drop. It was like lemmings going over a cliff, and people were grabbing trees and each other to stop themselves falling. Amazingly, no one was hurt and it now seems funny. Didn't seem so at the time. Added about a mile to the race as well.

24/03/2013 at 21:32

Millsy, all I can say is well done and jealous that I can't run that fast. In my opinion you won and should have been the winner. I would have been so pissed off.

24/03/2013 at 21:55

For those who assume by knowing the course or memorising the course. Wait until you are totally shattered and running full out (lets not muck about here, I'm talking sub six minute mile pace, plus). You can hardly remember your own name sometimes.

At one XC course I nearly missed the turn (spectators involved) towards the finish. And it was my own home course. And I trained there. That's fatigue. Anyone can go wrong.

First over the line gets the prize. No matter.

 

24/03/2013 at 21:58

If it was my shout I think I'd list the results and give Millsy the win but probably not use the event as counting towards the league.   

24/03/2013 at 22:33
It wasn't any sort of league race so no one is losing out on points.
Would just be nice to go into work tomorrow and when the questioning goes like this
Colleague - "running this weekend?"
Me- "yes"
Colleague - "did you win?"

It would be great for once just to reply "yes I did actually"

They seem to ask the same question whether I've run a local fun run or even the London Marathon.
25/03/2013 at 05:53

Yes. Fair and square.

25/03/2013 at 07:15
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
It wasn't any sort of league race so no one is losing out on points.
Would just be nice to go into work tomorrow and when the questioning goes like this
Colleague - "running this weekend?"
Me- "yes"
Colleague - "did you win?"

It would be great for once just to reply "yes I did actually"

They seem to ask the same question whether I've run a local fun run or even the London Marathon.

So reply that you DID win the race,I am agreed with the majority you followed what the Marshall asked you to do and to be honest, if you failed to follow a Marshalls instructions you would of been at risk of disqualification

Well done

Edited: 25/03/2013 at 07:16
25/03/2013 at 07:48
kaysdee (Kelly) wrote (see)
Argh, missed a couple of key words out there. 69.xx at the 10m split!
I know you have a couple of 10m splits in a HM faster then an actual 10M race.

Well that attempt at cheek was a fail!

My next 10M is in September. We'll see if I can get back to proper form by then

 

Millsy1977 wrote (see)
It wasn't any sort of league race so no one is losing out on points.
Would just be nice to go into work tomorrow and when the questioning goes like this
Colleague - "running this weekend?"
Me- "yes"
Colleague - "did you win?"

It would be great for once just to reply "yes I did actually"

They seem to ask the same question whether I've run a local fun run or even the London Marathon.

 

 

Know this feeling well.

The other irritating thing is when they hear you've come say 5th in some 200 strong field, and then say, well you need to beat that next week...when yoiu're doing some 15,000 strong race.

25/03/2013 at 08:27
Yes should be fun after VLM trying to explain how I only managed to get into the top 2000 or so. Even though I may have the race of my life.

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