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So have you run it before?
Yes i have done both races and are virtually all off-road on good tracks. Obviously the Saturday race is shorter but neither are for the faint-hearted but are both fabulous races with the biggest entry for the Saturday race.As an indication the Saturday race which is around 11 miles i take around 1:40 - 1:45 but would hope to run 11 miles in around 1:20 in a road race. However it's the same for everyone and once again i would recommend doing either or both (if you feel up to it) races. I have done both on same weekend twice and while the start on Sunday tends to be a bit difficult on tired legs once you get going it's another great race. Definately doing the Saturday race but still considering doing both again this year.Hope this helps.
PS the Saturday race contains one of the longest continuous donwhill sections i have seen in a race - mind you pay for it when you reach the bottom
Runners of all standards are welcome and the UK championships are open to all.
Looking forward to meeting you all on the day.
Croeso cynnes i bawb.
Thanks for that Dic. I hope I filled the form in properly after speaking to you on the phone.
Steve,hope your foot is OK for the race. Will try and catch up with you on the day. What times do you normally get in this race?
Thanks Steve, I've got my half down to 1:23 this year, but that's at Llanelli, very flat. I have been training on the hills a lot lately for the Sarn Helen 16.5 hill race, which I managed to go sub 2 hours 1:58, so hope that training will help me on Saturday. Good luck to you too mate.
Making my way up tonight and staying in the woodlands caravan park for the weekend. Hope to see you there.
Dic, whats the weather like up there?
Just got back from the weekend off great racing. Had a great time and done very well. Saturday I came 9th over all and second vet40 took silver in Welsh and uk trail champs. 1:26. Sunday was hard but still surprised my self, came 4th over all and 1st vet40. 2:18. 2nd over all for the weekend and 1st vet.
Well done Slow Jacks, what time and position was you?
Steve, how did you get on?
Dic, Menna, thanks for organising a great weekend of running you did a excellent job especially with the bad weather. Will definitely be back next year. Dic you have my number and so if your ever down this way and fancy some training give me a bell.Thanks again for your time and effort and please pass my thanks on to everyone else involved.
Wife is okay now (she did the Xterra as well) - it was only a migraine but she does suffer quite badly with her vision when she gets an attack and feels like s*** the next day. Quite enjoyed the Xterra but have not seen any official results to see how well or badly i did, hopefully i was around mid way in race but there were not that many runners anyway - the worse was never knowing what might come next so never sure whether to push on. What time did Steve Rees do.
Well done Chris for day two, excellent result - next year I will do both too!
Managed 1.42 for day one, should've done better. Am hunting for more races just like it. Think we've found one vaguely similar in Milland in West Sussex in early August - a 14 miler. Then on to Race the Train two weeks later.