I am familiar with jam and cream rings, but I wasn't in charge of catering.
Think Telford residents would be upset to hear that they live in Birmingham. My fast 10K shot this year is going to be Eynsham in late November. It is apparently flat and fast, and has a good field by local 10K standards, if nothing like the ones you mention.
The problem with a lot of them is that they're in December, and that's a month where I really struggle to get to any races due to family and other stuff.
Ah, I see Bus. Yes, now you mention it, I do vaguely remember the meeting the whole club had where we agreed to arrange the dates so as to be as inconvenient to you as possible. It was a constructive meeting, and we had Jammie Dodgers afterwards.
Matt - no Leeds for me, don't think I'll be able to swing that one again. I need to find a new city to run a fast race in to convince my wife she wants a weekend away. Can definitely see you getting back into the 32s.
Simon, yes I assumed it wasn't 5K when I saw mid 15 runners doing low 14s cross country. Hoping it won't be too mucky.
Very handy reps there Pete, heading towards a mid 17 5k potentially. Pretty speedy in any case.
Dean, sorry to hear about your sickness woes. It's annoying when it keeps happening, but it's only XC season, so at least you aren't missing enjoyable races.
Sounds a good trip to the 'Dam IC. Not sure who that RRR would've been, can't tell from the results. We get everywhere.
Sounds like you're stacking up the races Matt, good to see you getting your mojo back. Target for Leeds? Yet another 32:33?
Track tonight. Decided on a tempo, as I missed my tempo slot on Monday, so a track 10k tempo it was. Rather surprised myself by doing 33:16, feeling hard but controlled, and could probably have tacked on another mile if necessary. Of course, this stuff is a bit easier on a track than on the road, but still a decent nights work.
Southern XC relays on Saturday. It's our debut in this event, should be a good blast.