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Expecting to finish

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 16:29

what cougie said - if you're expecting to DNF you obviously haven't trained properly
that said, if it's a mega-long one that you haven't done before, you can't know exactly how it's going to go, so there's always a bit of a frisson on the start line - i.e. be nervous, but not scared witless

the only race I've ever been scared at the start of was the Kielder Borderer a few years ago, but that was because I was completely unfamiliar with the area and there was snow on the ground and the clag was down (and there were only 30-odd entrants and they all had north-east accents except me)

The Wanna Blista Social Club.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 00:08

you're missing a weekend, yer lazy g!t!


Sun 28 Sept - Swinton 10 - GBM, FOAR
Sun 05 Oct - Congleton Half - GBM,
Sat 11 Oct - XC Woodbank Park - GBM,
Sun 19 Oct - Green Drive 5 (Lytham) - Daz
Sat 25 Oct - Halloween Horror at Rivington 10k (Headtorches Req) - GBM,
Sat 01 Nov - Langley 7 - GBM,
Sat 08 Nov - XC St Helens - GBM,
Sun 16 Nov - Preston 10 - GBM,
Sun 23 Nov - Barnsley 10k - GBM, Eric, M,
Sun 30 Nov - Famous Grouse FR - GBM,
Sat 06 Dec - XC Boggart Hole Clough - GBM,
Sat 13 Dec - Festive Fun at Delamere 10k (Headtorches Req) - GBM,

if anybody fancies more of a navigational challenge, there's a new series of 3 hour score "O" events that I'm looking at doing some of:
(I happen to know the locations are Edale, Glossop, Totley and Goyt Valley respectively)


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Posted: 12/09/2014 at 12:16

Foxy - you coming along then? mostly runnable and plum pies for refuelling!

oh, and my fave name for a race is still "Reservoir Bogs" !

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Posted: 11/09/2014 at 14:22

Padfield Plum Fair Scamper on Sunday:
civilised start time (1:15pm)
not too long (5.5M)
not too hilly (just up/down Glossop Low)
ideal methinks for the week after BS


what to wear?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:44

it is a common misconception that all baselayers are somehow "thermal" or "insulating" THIS IS NOT THE CASE - "heatgear" type baselayers keep you COOLER THAN SKIN by wicking the sweat away from your skin and providing a greater surface area for the sweat to evaporate.


what to wear?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:42

I actually very rarely wear tights (has to be massively sub-zero), but always lycra shorts


what to wear?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:06

I find base layers essential for runs longer than about 40 mins, mainly to stop chafing (inner thighs, underarms and nipples), but a decent quality technical baselayer is just better than skin full stop: keeps you cool in hot weather and warm in cold; acts as sunblock, stops insects, gives you something to wipe your sweaty brow on (if long-sleeved), stops that horrible "dribbling sweat" effect, can also be compressive, so get extra benefits that way (reduces muscle soreness, increases proprioception) etc etc...

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:03

Wow! Look at that top 7! Congrats to all, some special achievements there

I had a remarkably good run, feeling pretty good all the way round and sticking like glue to my 14:29 schedule (never being more that 4 minutes either up or down on it  ) and clocking 14:28 at the finish - somebody said I'd finished 40th which, if confirmed, I would be well chuffed with.
Highlights included the sunset (as I was moving between Fivewells ridge and Chelmorton), the SuperMoon lighting the way and topping out Macc Forest seeing the lights of Greater Manchester laid out ahead like a giant glittering golden lake

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:26

just finished porridge
waiting for Lady Slugge to come home from the shops with the car!

just got to:
bag up some drink powder
gather maps (not that I'll need them)
put new batteries in headtorch (again, not that we'll need them cos of the SuperMoon  )
pack picnic bag (inc. bottle of lager for finish)

seesyall in a bit...

Room 101

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 14:33

mobile phones

star wars

alex salmond


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