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06/02/2011 at 22:02

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

06/02/2011 at 22:16

Did 1.34.55 at Bristol Half last September, hopefully will knock a bit off it.

What are you aiming at?

06/02/2011 at 22:24
I've only done one race in the series this year. I was intending to do more, but for various reasons was unable to do them, not even the club championship ones which was a bit annoying. I guess it doesn't help having so many of them after Christmas when all the marathoners are looking to really step up the mileage. Maybe if the series started a bit earlier we'd get better attendance.
07/02/2011 at 13:16

The series could be a lot more compacted pre-Xmas I think.

Well, 7 out of 8 run. Can't wait for next year...

Metros 2011                                21        00:39:05
Bracknell Forest 2011          
   34        00:40:28
Finch Coasters 2011             
   41        00:38:20
Tadley Runners 2011
                55        00:38:09
Reading Roadrunners 2011
    70        00:42:01
Handy Cross 2010
                     89        00:43:21
Datchet 2010
                             90        00:40:21

Naughty Metro official telling me it was a 10k course yesterday - Came in at 8.9 on the Garmin!

Edited: 07/02/2011 at 13:18
07/02/2011 at 21:16

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 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 hopefully should be good.

Edited: 07/02/2011 at 21:25
07/02/2011 at 22:12

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

Cortina5    pirate
07/11/2011 at 18:23


It's the new season. I didn't make Metros. and won't make Datchet, but its the thought that counts eh?

07/11/2011 at 19:52
you know...there is a new thread for the new season

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