TVXC 2012/13 Thread

Thames Valley Cross Country

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06/12/2012 at 08:10

Hmmm. not sure if looking forwards is my feelings about that course.

06/12/2012 at 08:27

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!

 

06/12/2012 at 13:12

Lots of hills, yes

06/12/2012 at 18:55

Hills are your friends - they make you strong!

Repeat a gazillion times...

Or do like I do - and just slow down ya crazy fools!

06/12/2012 at 20:06

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!

06/12/2012 at 22:07

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!

07/12/2012 at 09:10

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!

07/12/2012 at 18:06

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.

Ho hum.

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!

09/12/2012 at 15:43
How did everyone get on today? It was a tough one with the hills and lots of mud, but I was happy to finish a minute quicker than last year!
09/12/2012 at 16:00

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.

09/12/2012 at 18:19

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!

IronCat5    pirate
09/12/2012 at 21:15

Hi All,

It was tough. About a minute quicker than last year, but I think I placed better this year.

10/12/2012 at 21:40

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!

10/12/2012 at 21:58
My favourite course - doing all the TVXC events
10/12/2012 at 23:53
I quite like that one too, although its 2 or 3 laps but I don't mind that, and its all through woodland with a few hills to run up but longer hills rather than steep
IronCat5    pirate
11/12/2012 at 08:54

Metros is one I've always missed too. Is it suitable for spikes? I fell over at HX again....2 years in a row.

IronCat5    pirate
12/12/2012 at 21:27

Still no results.....anyone from HX able to shed some light?

12/12/2012 at 21:36

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

Edited: 12/12/2012 at 21:37
12/12/2012 at 21:54
We think HX have not approved the results but changed the status to some kind of limbo

Just like the metros layout, nice couple of downhill sections
12/12/2012 at 22:11

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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