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I'm up for this one! going on hols the next day, so a fast run might help me sleep on the plane!
anyone done this before & can offer any comments on the course?
Good luck in your 5 tomorrow, where is it?
I'm going to be at thornborough to watch some of my family in the 5 mile fun run. we will be hoping for a first in the female junior class. As we will be at Marlow, where my step daughter will be running.
Thanks, it was the Henley Fun Run, 5 miler, not a bad course, was a bit congested getting away at the start so I def. dropped a bit of time there, but a nice stretch of the legs after 10k at Dorney lake on saturday. Bit of a wet course with the rain at the start!
Hope your daughter gets a first in junior class - best of luck to her.
We had a good day at Thornbourgh, Jade my stepdaughter had a hard track meeting on Sunday, so decided to run with Tigeress her mother instead of going for the win. They both really enjoyed running together as they don't get to do it often.
Marlow and the fun run at the Penn 7 are road races we will really be hoping to see her do well in. She won first female junior at Penn last year. It all depends who else turns up. looking at past results she's in with a good chance.
I've never done Henley or Dorney lake before. I've often wanted to run the Henley !/2 but it's always clashed with something else.
What time will you be hoping for at Marlow?
One hopes to approach 40 minutes having run a herd fought 42 and a half at Pednor yesterday.
Runners beware - I nearly seriously damaged the crown jewels last year as there are concealed bollards durng the run - Marshalls - please warn runners about the bollards. Because the road narrows into an alley of sorts an it is congested the bollards do not come to one's attention until it is too late.............................
OWWW That sounds painfull!!! I think I know where you mean.
I like Pednor thats where I first met my fiancee Tigeress. The hill near the finish goes on for a lot longer than you expect. Was there a good turn out for it?
I used to live in Chesham and run the second part of the course home from work.
etween your Cyber jaws ad your Fiancee's Tigress jaw you appear to be a couple with a lot of bite. Its the first hill I found that breaks one's will and removes the desire to live- perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration.
Keep on running.
I did this race and PB'd here a couple of years ago, I loved it, it rained just as i was finishing it and chucked it down in the car on the way home! I remember the slight congestion at the start but it was fine by the first mile and lots of support at the end.
I'll always remember getting home and my housemate was still in bed and she said she felt so guilty that i'd been up, driven 30 miles, raced and driven home before she'd even got out of bed!
Hi Guys, Congratulations to all that did the Marlow5. Hope you enjoyed the day. Results are now online here -> http://www.sportsystems.net/marlow5/Downloads/ResultsMarlow509All.pdf
We had another good morning in Marlow. wot a lovely day for a race made all the more special as Jade won the junior girls category in 38:45 to set a new Pb. Once again Handycross joggers put on a very well organised race. With a fantastic goody bag. We don't want to sound ungrateful but we did think a trophy would have been a better prize for the junior winners, than a John Lewis voucher. WE stood by the Grant and Stone banners just before the finish line and was amazed how many runners we had to shout at to keep going as they fought they had just crossed the finish line. I think the organisers need to think about the way they can prevent this in the future. Maybe a 100 meter board would be a good idea. Apart from these two small points, we would all like to thank all the organisers and Marshall's for making this another great race.
We hope everyone else had a good day,
Well done to everyone that ran today, a great sunny morning. Must admit found it alittle strange to finish so early. Used to longer races/ training, first short race of the year(under 10miles). Will plan a few more I am sure. A very well run race with a great goody bag. I ran a PB as well never attempted a five mile race, finished in 33:00.
A great event, that I think is at a good time of day.
I got so much done in the afternoon!
Does anyone know if there were any photographers out on the course? I like to laugh at myself when I see what state I'm in.
My perception - I was floating, gazelle-like around the course
Photo/Reality - puffing, plodding and dragging myself around the course
A lovely run in the sun!
Not a PB but enjoyed myself, well organised and great atmosphere.
Think these guys were doing the photos www.sussexsportphotography.com
Shame there's none of me.
Thanks for the link though