Really enjoyed Grindleford yesterday. It looks like the really fast guy didn't turn up (or ran easy) althought when one runner went off like Usain Bolt through the first bit of woods I thought that was him! He soon dropped back though and I moved into the lead on the first big climb. One runner stayed not far behind me through Eyam then caught me at the road crossing at 5 miles where I had to wait for a huge line of motorbikes / cars but I dropped him over the fields and ran the rest on my own.
It was interesting over the moors in the fog. I would have got totally lost if it hadn't been for reccying the course twice! I felt strong to the end and it was a nice course, not too muddy compared to some of the XC races I've done over the winter. Nice to get the win and a good build up race for Gravesend.
Well done to VL for 4th, J8 for first V50 and everyone else who ran. 21 miles with all those hills is a serious undertaking and you should all be proud.
Sat 08 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - Eric, FOAR, Daz, GBM, Jonah, TB, MH, BB, BT, OMOC, NI Sun 09 Mar - Trafford 10k - RB, SARQ, JMC Sat 15 Mar - Northern 12 stage - NI Sun 23 Mar - Wilmslow Half - FOAR, RB, BB, PPP Sun 23 Mar - Edale Skyline - Daz, MH Sun 30 Mar - Cheshire 10k - Eric, RB, BB, Daz? Sun 30 Mar - derwent duathlon TST Sat 05 Apr - Lakes Mountain 42 - Daz Sun 06 Apr - GMM - SARQ, BT Sun 13 Apr - VLM - GBM, FOAR, Eric, TB, RB, MH, PPP Mon 21 Apr - Boston - J8, FOAR, MH, BB Sun 27 Apr - Gritstone Tryal - Daz Sat 03 May - National 100k - Gravesend - NI Mon 5 May - Fox Fell Race - BB Wed 7 May - Rainow Fell Race - BB,TST Sat 17 May - BMAF Road Relays ? Sat 17 May - Old County Tops - Daz Sun 18 May - Eyam half. TST Sun 25 May - Edinburgh Marathon - GBM Thu 29 May - Dunham 5k - RB, BB, PPP Sat 31 May - Hollins Green 5k - RB Sat 31 May - Wincle Trout Fell Race - BB, Daz Sat 31 May - Staveley Trail Race - NI Wed 4 Jun - Boar's Head - BB Thu 05 Jun - Bowdon 5k - RB, PPP Sat 07 Jun - Welsh 1000m Peaks - Daz Thu 12 Jun - Dunham 5k - RB, PPP Sat 14 Jun - BT Three Peaks - BB Sat 21 Jun - Lymm 5k - RB Sat 21 Jun - Bosley Fell - RB Sat 28 Jun - 10 Peaks: The Lakes - Daz Sun 29 Jun - Arco di Trento - RB Sun 06 Jul - Lakeland Trail Marathon - GBM Thu 10 Jul - Wizard 5 - BB 18,19, 20 July - BG recce weekend - GBM, Ni, Jonah, UB, JS, OMOC Sun 20 Jul - Kentmere Horseshoe - Daz Sun 27 Jul - Great Warford 10 - BB Sun 03 Aug - Dovedale Dipper - GBM Sat 06 Sep - Bullock Smithy - GBM Sun 26 Oct - Northumberland Castles Marathon - BB