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I actually ached from shivering before the start more than I did afterwards.... it was pis$ing down ... take large flask of coffee, food for afterwards, towels, lots of warm clothes......sorry - i am probably putting you off here! We took a huge catering box of mince pies last time
i would suggest (from experience) not wearing leggings (made me colder) and definitely wear wicking stuff - you see people with sodden cotton t-shirts that must be a so heavy and cold.
tested my Turbo-X shirt today in the pouring rain at lunchtime - was great - coudl wring it out afterwards - legs were just a little stiff though
Thanks for the advice Andrew. I take it you will be doing the Sunday race. Hey Debbie, see you there. How did you get on last Sunday?
Thanks for the advice, I'm an advocate of wet wipes/baby wipes for freshness. However, after the event the mud is so caked and dried on that only a shower and soap will do it ! I'm embarrassed to admit my shins and calves are still ingrained with muck, I'm off to the chemist for an exfoliant ! My husband poured a bottle of water over my hands to rinse them after the event so I could eat my snacks with clean hands. I've got my pre-race preparation all set. I now need to refine my post race recovery. However it can see quite involved for one race, yeah, but what a race though ! Leisha H, I did it in 2 hours 10 mins which I'm quite proud of. To be honest, I noticed your race time and was pleased that I wasn't so far behind you as you were much quicker at the Windsor Half. I hope you don't mind me mentioning it.
I mean you were quicker than me at the Windsor Half as I did it in 2hrs 51 mins.
Who's going to Martinique Woods, Bordon for the last Turbo X of the series ?
Well done all.
Hi all, the photo are now on the site http://www.philoconnor.com/
Ha ha! I am 697. Be prepared to see me falling.....
Leisa H, nice controlled falling there.......
Debbie, the shoes I use are New Balance RX MT800
They are lightweight and do not hold in water and provide good grip. I use them for the cross country season, they are superb and only £35 quid. I go through about 2 pairs a season, so quite tough wearing.
You know when you have those good running days, well sunday was a good day and ended up coming 28th......probably not happen at the next race though...Plus I live just outside High Wycombe, which happens to be hilly no matter which way you go...
Yeah, thanks guys. The controlled falling was because I was wearing my wonderful new Garmin 405 and didn't want to put my wrist in the water no matter what the circumstances were. Didn't work though!
I am still picking out dirt from under my toe nails 4 days later! It just wont come out from under there.
Ive found some more pictures on http://www.saabinmotion.co.uk/turboxtrails/
Any one taking part in the last one?