That 'Bird' lady you mentioned SG from Reading is a friend of mine, my dad coached her at my old club for 5 years or so before she went to uni in USA. She had a great VLM last year I think it was, quite high in the GB ladies I think.
Cheers all re:the weekend, no lasting damage I can feel my feet now I'll post a little pic in a day or so when they're up. Little Vid though. I'm in the yellow top and camo hat for anyone who doesn't know what I look like.
Indeed super glad to be over those foot injuries Stevie See, praise the lord. Hope no-one gate crashes you MT race on Sunday, good luck!
Probably won't catch your race on Saturday Lit as the womens race is so early on compared to the men, so good luck also! Can't believe it won't be on TV this year. That's a shame. See you there Dean.
Good Racing and reports guys, despite not quite the outcomes you were after you still posted good times. Definitely tough conditions out there yesterday. Wind picked up throughout the day, I heard Silverstone Half was a nighmare too.
Wouldn't be too disheartened Dachs, Still a while till the big target eh.
Great Run Lit, well done for pulling one out of the bag!
Nice XC Medalling Ric, glad you are enjoying racing.
I would like to get back on the fells Matt, just they are a bit far away! Will do a few fell races this year when I get back into shape.
Tough outing for me at the obstacle race, resulting in a DNF, after about 6 neck high lake crossings and 15 river crossings plus about 400m wading along streams my feet were just blocks of ice, So when the wind picked up and I started to get rather cold, losing a shoe @17KM in a mud filled ditch just about broke me as it took about 5mins to find a marshal helpful enough to get the knots undone and get the damn mudclaw back on. Although I was still in 4th place, when he said I think you need an ambulance I decided to I jack it in, took a foil blanket and wandered off. I was simply under dressed for the amount of water on the course, lots of people were sensible with neoprene wetsuits on and stuff but still not many made it to the finish. Toughest race in the country probably. Loads of mud, made a XC look like a sunday stroll. Maybe I'll post a pic at some point even though this is a running forum! All entertaining and a learning curve. I'll go back and smash it next time.
On another note my injuries all gone away now and I'm back with renewed motivation. Just going to pump the easy miles in and build a base back up from scratch again. See you at the Inter Counties Dean, I better make an easy start this time otherwise will surely blow up again.
Nice training everyone! Big miles from Dachs & PMJ, good work
Good luck for all racing at the weekend, smash it up.
You'll get back to form Iron, as I'm finding out, it can take a while.
Just easy running for me last week or so finally getting over injury woes. Did run the National XC but after 4miles fell apart, high on painkillers just didn't work. Dean came past at 4.6 miles and just disappeared into the distance!
A quick one for all you marathon runners, should the first 10 miles or so feel really easy or what? And then it just steadily ramps up in perceived effort? I have a very long race Sunday, about 3 1/2 hours as its 18miles/400 obstacles of severe mud but have never ran over 2 hrs so just guessing I should start epically slow.
ouch Nikki, broken shoulder? nasty that. you must have passed out and just smacked the ground hard, really unlucky. Hope they fix you up good and don't diagnose any problems. I've nearly passed out several times and have learnt the warning signs, dizzy, then your vision goes, then you are down within a few seconds, lack of blood to the brain I think. You must crouch down as soon as possible. Not that that helps now. Get better soon.