Thames Valley Cross Countryu League
Blimey, attendance at this one was small wasn't it...164?! But that's the problem at the end of the series.
My lot only fielded 5!
Nice work though Sprint..21st is 21st...and a good 15 higher than your last one? Last year I took a strong xc series into a good result at Wokingham. Sounds like you're likely to do the same...what's your pb at the mo?
Did a 3miler today!
But yesterday did 14miles, ending with 3miles at MP and 3miles at HMP. A tough session if you ever want one! ACtually did the MP miles too fast,...coming out average of 6.07 instead of the 6.19 required!
Doing average of 5.55 for lat 3miles into some wind gives hope that could be my pace sunday!
See you all then
Did 1.34.55 at Bristol Half last September, hopefully will knock a bit off it.
What are you aiming at?
The series could be a lot more compacted pre-Xmas I think.
Well, 7 out of 8 run. Can't wait for next year...
Naughty Metro official telling me it was a 10k course yesterday - Came in at 8.9 on the Garmin!
Very nice progression indeed down the finishing places Sprint, even if by the Metros race, half of the usual top 50 didn't turn up Next year I expect you to be 20-30s whoever turns up.
Quite enjoyed the series, but by race 6, my last one, I was pleased I was done for another year. I like the way each race is so varied, you always turn up thinking...at least it isn't (add other race here) race.
Everyone knows that Handy Cross is the toughest course, but year on year I forget how challenging Tadley and Finchampstead are. (Bracknell as well when I do it)
I think I suit Reading and Sandhurst best. The downhill starts really get my pace rocking, and then there's nothing too major in either race to slow you later on.
I should think you'll knock a bit off that Bristol pb by default Sprint. Looking back at my times, I pretty much was knocking a bit off every year just through the year on year improvement, without necessarily upping the mileage or quality.
Eventually the training has upped a notch and all got a little more serious
Did 1:19:21 last year at Wokingham. Gotta be hoping to break that this year. I won't jinx it by quoting figures, but did 1:19:43 at Gosport in November in a week with a cold...so hopefully should be good.
Ah, kind words mate!
Sure you will get down in to the 1.18s if you've turned in 1.19 sub-par in health.
Look forwards to next years XC
It's the new season. I didn't make Metros. and won't make Datchet, but its the thought that counts eh?
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