SaabSalomon Turbo-X Trails, Poppyhill

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  • fanbloodytastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ca't wait till next year loved all of it even when I belly flopped in the boggs must admit it didn't taste to goooooooooooooooood !!image
  • brilliant! my garmin said 10.70 miles. I finished in 1:48 - 11 mins slower than the one in May at Bordon and this was significantly harder going due to the hills.
  • Absolute great race...... i think i'll going for the next one a borden as well!

    mdunn77 - u got 10.7miles, I got 11.1miles.

     any other takes??  

  • Dam just looked at my trainers I think I have killed them !!! when and where will the results be on line can't wait to see what my offical time and place was . just had a nice mc donalds I think I earnt it not sure if I will be able to move in the morning but it was worth it image

  • Ok, according to the Garmin 405 - I got 10.6 miles.  Did it in 1:56.  I had to walk on so many of those hills!  I think I lost loads of energy on the first muddy bog before 1/2 mile - I couldn't stop laughing.  Anyway, regret using old trainers that I hadn't run in - looks like I will lose 2 toenails.  I bashed my leg on a log underwater and scratched my leg too.  But what a great fun time - glad I did it even though I am obviously not fit enough.
  • bloody Nike Sportband just doesn't cut it....... it still yet to record an accurate distance in any races!!

     save up for a garmin!!

  • Cracking event, great course, apart form the mound that you went up and down twice, managed a good time of 1:22. Can anyone confirm the actual distance as I have spoke to several people and got different answers each time.

  • well I made it 10.57 miles and my time was 1.45 happy days .1.22 was you on a bike !!
  • No, but nearly mug one of them on the way round.....I live in a hilly place , so everywhere I train, its always hills.....
  • Took me 30 mins in the shower with a brush to get it off!
  • LOL.  Well I have mud stuck underneath my nail polish on my toes, bet you cant beat that!
  • BET I can but it would be indecent of me to sayimage. Sorry to here about your toe nails Leisa . I fell in a the bog once no twice nooooooooooooooooo three times a little more four bloody times nearly gave up and swam over them , 1 guy helped me back to my feet only for me to fall straight over again what a muppet image
  • Great race.  Pitty about the glitch in marshalling just after the start but, hey, because of that I was in lead!.  Great feeling but it didn't last long.

    Some mean little hills, especially the one they made us go up/down twice in succession!  Was expecting more in the 'Turbo Zone', but perhaps that was due to the recent lack of rain.  Will wear my Garmin next time as it's nice to know how you're doing when there are no distance markers.

    Overall?  Well organised race, good atmosphere, great value for money & a nice touch to include a kids race too.image

  • I recorded 10.75 miles in 1.14, although I was one of the fools who managed to take the wrong turning at the start so the real distance was prob nearer 10.5 or miles per my garmin.

    What a laugh the bog in the second half of the turbo zone- ended up crawling through it on my hands and knees.

  • Just had to cut my toe nails off - though luckiliy polish isn;t a big problem for me......image
  • Aaaaargh !  What a belter !  I did it in 2hrs 8mins which I'm really pleased with despite falling in the forrest on a long straight bit and landing HARD on my right knee about 3 miles before the end. I ended up kneeling in a cool stream of water as some rudimentary first aid.   My knee is still hurting now despite Panadol and an Ice Pack.  Anyway, the hills were ok, a sight more steep down than up !  I naievly thought that the X - zone was a straight mile with no obstacles.  I know better now !  I gasped and groaned my way to the finishing gantry after muttering, 'oh no you don't' to the girls marginally ahead of me as I overtook them.  I apologised to them later.  Great goody bag, best of any run I've done to date.
  • looks like you all had a blast today, well done.  mugdock next week for me, can't wait now.. although I will admit to being a bit nervous.

  • I got 10:54 on the Garmin... This was part of Marathon training for me and I hope there are no puddles like that in Hastings!! I loved the x-zone... so much fun not to know how deep it is!! when are the results and piccies up?
  • Very good fun, i got 10.90 on my Nike+ managed to go head long into the bog near the end. Managed 1.34 which considering the terrain / bogs was ok.

  • Does anyone know where the results get posted?
  • Woohoo......far from last image
  • it would appear that chip timing can sometimes go wrong.. apparently I finished in 7th place in 1:09:15, averaging 6.6 min/mile pace. That's the stuff of dreams for me - I'm sure the clock said 1:48:08 when I passed the line..


  • I am looking forward to seeing the photos as i fell over in the bogs twice pretty impressively. Yes i have a 33 seconds difference between my clock time and my chip time, must remember to start nearer the front next time although i wont stay there for longimage
  • what company was doing the photos?
  • http://www.philoconnor.com - there's a link to the PoppyHill page there but no photos yet
  • Righto I'm gonna sign up for the next one at Martinique ...just trying to recruit as many lazy buggers at work as I can to do Grim in December - wish me luck....image
  • Why not try the Grim Duathlon in October first.      http://www.grimchallenge.co.uk/duathlon/
  • Great fun. I got 16.87km or something like that, so 10 1/2 miles

    Soo glad i bought some trail shoes as they drained in about 2 seconds flat. I could tell who was wearing road shoes from the 'shloop shloop' noise they made after any water hazards. Compared to the Cardiac Arrest I found the XZone to be a bit tame although i went headfirst into the bog at the end. Twice. should look goods in the photos

    Well done everyone

  • Hey Andrew, I have signed up for the Grim in December.  Not looking forward to doing it in the freezing cold though.  Sounded like a good idea back in August when I signed up.  Still only 8 miles.....image - cant be any worse than Turbo X, right?
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