Thames Valley Cross Country
Hmmm. not sure if looking forwards is my feelings about that course.
Is Handy X the one with the diagonal downhill from the woods through the cow field? It had panda cows in it last year?
Loved that course if so - do they still only have the one portaloo? Certainly don't miss that bit!
Lots of hills, yes
Hills are your friends - they make you strong!
Repeat a gazillion times...
Or do like I do - and just slow down ya crazy fools!
try running down that really steep diagonal when the bottom of your shoe...ie the bit with the grip has snapped off.
That's an interesting descent!
Stevie G - I bet that was interesting, as I remember it being quite a steep descent!
Sleepy Bear - Yes gotta love those hills! although I say that now but will more than likely feel differently when having to run up them sunday I will definitely be slowing down to more of a walk I think!
SG - hahahaha I remember that tale! Hope you're planning to gaffer tape them on this year?
Claire2 - go girl - I will be there in spirit, sat on your shoulder, egging you on!
I tripped on a tree root under the pile of leaves we had to wade thru last year (going uphill I may add) and some helpfully chappie hoiked me up by the back of my vest before I'd even hit the ground - he was my hero that day! Moral of the story - watch out for leaves - they're evil aned hide stuff from you!
only way i'll go this year Sleepy is if my 10k is called off.
My club thought i was a right blagger...losing the shoe there, and having a shoe whipped off in the water at Tadley...and having to waste time putting it back on.
Sleepy, you were lucky to be running that close to people!
Last bit on Handy Cross, first yearI ran it, in about 06 i think, I was so mashed by the last hill, i found i could walk it quicker than i was plodding!
It's the way you know you're pretty much at the end, but then they suddenly send you up the hill, and round the back for another mile!
More or less bang on for last years time, which I'm fine with after dreadful trianing and a whole week out letting my knee heal after Sandhurst, and conditions were very muddy.
37.18 today, 37.20 last year, 43.21 in 2010
Great effort to improve Claire.
Thanks Sprint, I thought I had run the same time but checked when I got home and realised I was quicker so I was pleased with that . Well done to you too, sounds like you had a good run, and have really progressed since your time in 2010!
It was tough. About a minute quicker than last year, but I think I placed better this year.
good runs folks.
Anyone done the Metros one?
Despite doing this series since 06, have never run Metros, is often cancelled, or I just bin it off!
Metros is one I've always missed too. Is it suitable for spikes? I fell over at HX again....2 years in a row.
Still no results.....anyone from HX able to shed some light?
Interesting Sprint, what makes it your best one? First time for me all being well on Sunday. 3laps sounds an ass.
Iron, I used to be on the board, and am still on the circulation emails, it seems to be that because the website was re-arranged/re vamped or something, it's not quite as straight forward to enter and sort out results anymore...hence the long ish delay
with 3 laps apparently there's a chance of some lapping type action. Must be good for the front types, but bad for those lower down!
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