Thames Valley Cross Country
I remember him now, I had a chuckle with him 200metres in saying i'd "give him the money myself" if the 2 chaps who sped off like mentals beat us!
If he's doing that time today for xc, and the Marlow, he certainly needs to get some faster road stuff on his file quick smart...
LOL - Hi guys - thought I'd check in to see how you all got on! I was meant to do a 10k today but a) I'd mixed up my dates and was on my sports massage course and b) it was cancelled due to "unsafe conditions" anyway. Would probably have been less painful to run today!
Glad to see you lot didn't miss out on a bit of mud rolling. I have images of SG in a snorkel now!
Not sure we ran Sandhurst last year so I don't have a bearing on it but sounds like you all had a good 'un given the conditions. Bet there were a few folk pleased we didn't show up again hee hee
(edited for spelling as my icon's not working - boohoo)
Mostly Ben Sleepy, we're always pleased to see you
With Ben it's a case of add 1 to your position!
He should have done the saturday series down here, he'd have sometimes got an actual race in that one, as at one stage the national 10k champ raced in them
SG - LOL - he was already racing in the Mids league - he only came to TV as I was running and it was better than standing around getting cold! We both loved TV though - Ben had a few really nice chaps thanking him for running as they felt it pulled them along a bit and ya know me - I just like jumping in mud and saying weeeeeeeeee as I run downhill! Besides - it's all about the cake in our world and we've yet to find anywhere better than TV this side of the border!
Hope Laura mends quick - not a good day to cut yourself!
Claire, although there's always people who are specialists on xc or hills, lady last year was always well in the top ten, yet couldn't come close to the same chaps on the roads, from your guys Marlow alone I think he's got plenty to come.
People were bandying around all kind of figures of what that course cost, but I reckon I'm in 1hr 16 half shape, and wouldn't be confident of a 1hr 20 at Marlow in decent weather!
Sleepy, how you can eat after a race I don't know, my appetite just dies! It's at it's peak at about 20mins before the race, where I wonder if i've timed it wrong, but never have.
Those other runners wish! Ben was generally out of their sight after about 1/2mile
I remember one shot where he seemed to have about a 50metre lead after about 200metres!
And unlike the chaps who tried that today and died a miserable death, held and massively extended it
ps 342 finishers today, quite a big scene this year!
Hopefully your right Stevie G and he does have some good races to come I do remember that lady last year she was a very good runner, we also used to see her at our local parkrun and she did very well there too!
she shocked me last year, she'd gone from 2mins behind to 1min in front. She'd clearly taken a leap forward and I was a bit under par last series, but just as key she's a crazy distance off road specialist!
Great XC today. Towards the end I'd worked out that I should watch others go through puddles first. Some were a tad deep. Each ankle was on the verge of turning at a moment's notice.
It looks like I was slower this year than last, so assuming a year on year improvement I'll say the weather cost me 2 minutes. I placed higher this year by a handful though.
This season I'm still shoveling sandwiches down minutes after finishing, but I'm paying for it for the rest of the day.
Claire, on the subject of names, Team managers have the ability to make changes to their own teams.
Walking around like a robot with knee bandaged up today. Cursed this XC year so far..
website says results are out...but on clicking on results, they aren't!
Sprint, you had a cracker at Datchet, like I said to you yesterday, you came ahead of 3 guys I consider rivals!
You g ot a nasty knee. I checked mine this morning and I'm cut to ribbons myself. Bar the deep puddle incident, i'm not sure how i managed to scratch myself to billyo, as it's not like the Reading course where half the race is taking the quickest line through shrubs
results are now up...
interesting with perception of results sometimes.
some guys just behind sounds pretty close when i look at our times, but then I'm the same time off the chaps ahead, and they felt miles ahead!
Good results SG, nice running.
Had a look at the Garmin splits and dropped off a cliff - 6.07, 6.35, 6.32, 6.53, 6.47
Can someone help ? I was showing the Wife muddy pictures of the XC yesterday..now I can't find them !!
Tell me It was'nt a dream
sprint, looks the story of the race, i think my splits slowed each mile.
berlin, those pics make it look bone dry! But apparently those were in the last 75metres, when it was perfect conditions!
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