Posted: 09/01/2017 at 12:36
Very nice XCing by PP, Jools etc. And impressive seeing the 20M runs starting already - ES, sounds like you're well ahead of the game.
CD - good news that there's no break and you know what you're dealing with now.
Herts XC for me yesterday - managed to come 6th, which I think is my highest position ever, but that was more down to the lower standard of field than my current fitness. In fact, looking at the results I did worse relative to others than in other recent races, but still reasonably pleased given lack of running (90% of my runs at the moment are 2M-3M in distance at about 8 m/m) and the course did not suit me (very hilly and reasonably muddy). I also lost a bit of focus in the 2nd half as I was well behind 5th and well ahead of 6th at the time (6th was quite close by the finish but I think I had a bit in the tank if it had been needed).
We comfortably won the team prize with 1st, 3rd, 6th and then a few around 15-25th.
Tomorrow evening should be interesting - a couple of the people at the club have organised a relay on the track to try to go sub 2 hours for a marathon. I think we have about 60 people taking part doing a couple of laps each (spaced out into 200m or 400m efforts). Given it is an all-inclusive event it will be interesting to see if the faster runners can make up for some of the slower ones - given it is 68s per lap I'm not convinced that we will do it as lots won't be able to manage that.