TVXC 2012/13 Thread

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16/12/2012 at 21:38
I regularly see that guy at races, I used to run near him but now normally quite a bit ahead. He always does a mixture of run/walk, I passed him today stood at the side clapping just after the start and said come on and he said he took the 1st hill too fast! Ha ha
16/12/2012 at 21:48

I've heard he loves to talk his way round too

23/12/2012 at 18:13

So - Enjoy Reading?

23/12/2012 at 18:15
Stevie G . wrote (see)

thanks! a fair few of those unlucky enough to be lapped did say some nice things, but unfortunately was breathing too hard to have anything to say back!

I heard a chap from Sprint's club say they would win the league if they fielded their top team.

Not sure he's aware how strong Reading's A team would be if they ever turned up! And they'd do well to beat Datchet and Sandhurst too.

Ha, don't know who that was from BFR - We've got so little depth it's untrue!

23/12/2012 at 18:39

middle aged guy...i couldn't help being one of those annoying chaps who comments on others conversations...but he invited it with his crazy comment.

Funny how the front guys change over the years though...when I look back to the front runners as recently as 06-09 it's quite marked how few of them are still involved.

Natural change of the guard with moves away and changing priorities I guess.

Edited: 23/12/2012 at 18:40
23/12/2012 at 18:46
Did everyone have a good run today? I managed to run a few seconds quicker than last year, but placed much higher so I was pleased, as it was alot tougher than last year. I also noticed i was mainly running with men, so maybe not so many ladies there today. Looking forward to the next race at Tadley!
Edited: 23/12/2012 at 18:56
Cortina5    pirate
23/12/2012 at 19:29
Well done Claire.
I missed reading last year. First Coaster home, and 3:27 faster than 2010. Very soggy and the spikes paid off again!
It's nice to have new clubs and race against new faces, regardless of the pack posistion.
Edited: 23/12/2012 at 19:31
13/01/2013 at 18:40

how was everyone's race today folks

that was my last one of the series, so delighted with how it went.

13/01/2013 at 18:44

Not bad for the first ever race without a garmin.. (my fault)

19th, top 20 all season and had a couple of RRRs upto the line so all good


How did you go SG - Didn't ask?

13/01/2013 at 18:57

went fantastically mate!

3rd, and only 1-2secs off Graham in 2nd, he had to sprint to beat me

Was 6th after the 3rd water jump, I just seem to have developed a great knack of pushing on up that last ploughed field hill just when everyone else seems to flake.

Took 3 people there, sucked Graham in, and for 2mins entertained the idea of could I be rude enough to beat the legendary man

He had too much tho.

13/01/2013 at 19:14

Awesome work buddy, kudos to you.

13/01/2013 at 19:36

ta bud. you've had a solid series, maybe not as enjoyable as you'd have liked tho like you said to me today.

Hoping to replicate things on the road, 10k and half up in 3 and 4 weeks respectively, so that's me done this series!

Bracknell is ok, but not too much of a fan of 2 lappers!

Cortina5    pirate
13/01/2013 at 19:58

Didn't think I'd catch the SJ in front of me, but I kicked and I don't think he'd heard me behind him.68th and 39omething. Extremely happy with that result!

2012 I had a bad week and a negative attitude throughout the race, so came in 43:51 and 108th. 2011 was my first Tadley in 43:52 and 145th.

Good effort Sprint. You just need to maintain that top 20 next week and you're done!

It was good to finally meet SG at last.

13/01/2013 at 20:09

you're experiencing some cracking year on year improvements Iron. Long may that continue, especially when running is just a third of your interests trainingg wise

13/01/2013 at 23:04
Hi all, I had quite a good run today, finished 3 minutes quicker than last year so really pleased . Well done on your 3rd place Stevie G and well done to everyone else who ran!
25/02/2013 at 08:24

And we are done - Bracknell thanks all that turned up!

25/02/2013 at 08:46

was it the normal small numbers for the end race?

Personally a late Feb race is impossible, as I'd already done 2 road races, so to go back to xc didn't make sense.

Only did 3 of the 7 this time round, but a delight as always to do Tadley and Sandhurst, and found a gem in the Metros race, one I'd always been put off by before.

Hopefully Finch is back on the agenda next year

25/02/2013 at 10:16

Metros XC

The final stretch. Finish down there on the left.


25/02/2013 at 12:46

Thanks to Bracknell for putting on a good race! It was my first time running this course and I really enjoyed it, and the tea and cakes afterwards were great   Will look forward to the start of the 2013/2014 season.

Cortina5    pirate
25/02/2013 at 13:09

Missed this as away on a stag do. Shame, as I ran it in the 2010/2011 season for the first time and missed it last year. This year's season has really worked for me.

See you all next year!

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