You ran well Rodney, as i said after the race, I thought you could have pushed on.
Thanks Ricky. Well done on the LSR and hope the chinese was good.
Well done Rodney and Leek.
15 miles this morning with the Dublin gang. We managed to get round dry which was nice after the soakings I got through the week.
Sperrin Harriers Winter League Series, can anyone tell me, is it possible for a runner/plodder of any ability to enter the 5 or 6 races? I need to do something to get me over the winter, and any reviews would be great,cheers.
Ray I have never done any of these races as I take kids training on a Saturday morning. Sperrin are a good friendly club and you get a good welcome at these races. They were put on for runners who don't do cross country. Go along give it a go and there a cuppa at the end.
I have not run in that series either Ray but would like to get to one or two after Dublin. I know they were getting 100+ for races last year and there are all abilities taking part. Should be worth having a go.
thanks guys, I might just do them.... could be a bit of fun!
Hi all new to this forum, anybody heading to Dundrum 8 on Saturday? Am going and have heard different reports from last year as to how tough it is. Anybody do it last year?
I am going down - but also first timer. Info suggests it's pretty flat. Roughly four miles on surfaced roads, two miles on sand and two miles on stoned track and boardwalk. The beach is likely to be the tricky part esp if into a headwind. Over 700 entrants, I just hope there's some sandwiches left by the time I finish.
I've never run Dundrum but I think I read that there was a tough head wind on the beach section last year.
3 x 1 mile reps last night. Tough session but one of my favourites.
I am for Dundrum on Sat too. Toughest part last year was on the beach where we were exposed to the gale coming off the sea. The forecast for Saturday looks hopeful - dry and light winds. A good event and nice course all round.
Cheers looking forward to it, heres hoping the weather holds up. Last 6miler done tonight in preparation and felt pretty good. Paul OH were you far off your normal 8/9 mile time with the beach section?
I was hoping to do Dundrum but I signed up for a 5k on Saturday before I knew about it. Hearing great things about it. A race in Groomsport went onto the beach for about 1k and it was by far the hardest part of an otherwise pretty difficult course. If there's a headwind then make sure you tuck in behind someone. It makes a massive difference!
4 x 1500m xc running yesterday. First time running in spikes and it felt really good. How would anyones xc times compare to road times on a reasonable course? My pace was pretty similar yesterday I think but the legs got heavier a bit quicker. I haven't raced xc before, first race is a 10k in 2 weeks.
I've heard great things about Dundrum though have never done it.
XC is not really about times to be honest B_Kins so I wouldn't bother thinking about them. Basically you just get into a race with people of similar pace to you. The ground wears you down a good bit which you wouldn't get in roads and you're fighting to get good lines through mud etc. Basically forget about times and just get into a race with people of similar ability would be my view...
I might attempt one of those sperrin harrier races at some stage - they sound good and I would expect they would suit anyone regardless of ability. (To be honest pretty much every race does and people realise that once they start running...)
B_Kins unless you get good firm condition your pace for croos country will be slower. Plodding your way round a course which has be cut up by earlier races takes its toll.
Cheers. I'll forget about the watch and try to judge who i can stay with. I've heard the course will be pretty dry though. Its on top of a limestone base that drains really well.
Cyclingnrunning (can I call you CNR ), I did 67.50 for the 8 miles so it didn't slow me down that much. It was just a case of putting the head down against the wind. As far as I remember the sand was quite firm and good for running on.
TG, good to hear you are planning a race soon. Has the hamstring injury cleared up ?
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