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Muddy, I had this conversation with someone and used sneyd as an example. I have got-
Not sure what happened last year.
Yes the forecast is turning against me yet again. 2 years ago it snowed everytime I tried to race, last year it was boiling hot everytime and this year seems to be wind interference.
> @DT19 said:
> I wonder if we will hear from Mace again? He hasn't been back since looking like he wasn't going to be making the start line at London.
No sign of Mace running on Pof10
Literatin is still doing XC but about a minute slower than last year - could be conditions though rather than her actually being slower.
Mr V - can't remember his real name but don't think he did B2C yesterday.
Lou has 6 listed races this year and still in sub 20 min 5k shape.
Bob you've just mentioned is about to do his first HM
Madbee - can't remember her real name
McFlooze still visits
Marrows - can't remember her real name
Pete - was here at weekend but a while since he tested himself against the clock (Christmas Day 2018)
Rich - is still running plenty and did a parkrun in Bedford a week ago in 22:40
People not mentioned because they are still here regularly - Muddy, DT and Tommy
People not mentioned because they made it on to the TTT but came and went. Charlie, Velloo, Matty W, Chris F, another Rich and DH and if I can't remember Mr V, Madbee and Marrows real names I haven't got a cat in hells chance with them.
Kevin70 posts but has never made it on to the TTT.
Excellent Skinny, you'll be running under blue skies soon enough, literally and metaphorically I've had a few gales this year but it's turning out alright I won the 5 mile by 8 seconds (thought he was further back) and next in the 10 mile was 59:19. My chip time was 57:56. DT - Hard luck. How was the wind ? It was bothering me a fair bit.
Excellent! If you hadn't been pushing for, and getting, a PB you could really have enjoyed it with that kind of gap.
What did you win? Don't tell me it was just a bigger pudding than everybody else!
Muddy, an excellent trophy, leaving you in no doubt in years to come and your memory fades, as to what position you finished.
The wind wasn't bad enough for me to blame it! The long out and back you do twice was pretty well sheltered and that covers what must be over 4m of the course. The looped section at the start and returning you to the out and back were pretty blustery.
The biggest issue, particularly in the vaporflys was the surface which was pretty muddy and slippy at times. The other frustration was that I was very much a middle packer here and so on the out and backs where you had to keep to one side, as I started sensibly, I was constantly trying to overtake people but on a few occasions I had to just sit in as I couldn't come out to do so.
That's very good work, Skinny. I ran a 3.08 at London averaging just over 25 mpw…..
Nice work on the xc, mcf. I can't bring myself to go along as it's been so long now. My club had 3 places until recently. We are predominantly an athletics club though so the demand for marathon places isn't there so much.
Tommy, in answer to your question, we have suffered quite a bit over the last few years with the emergence of a number of quite sizeable running groups and unregistered running clubs rising out of the parkrun thing. Whereas previously the logical step would have been to join us, we are seen as a hardcore final step for that that get really good and not a place for beginners.
That isn't correct, however I guess these bespoke groups are probably better placed to help complete beginners than we are, simply because we don't have that many running 10mm and below.
Wow energetic weekend McFlooze! The cross country always sounds way harder than the European Cross Country course when you watch on the telly - even though yesterday's was obviously up and down there was no mud in sight. Good luck tonight.
'A hilly and muddy XC at Welcombe hills in Stratford'
I wonder how you pronounce that? I was in a pub the other week and I looked at the badge of a real ale called Butcombe Ale - so I asked for a pint of butcum and he was just topping off the head when I realised what I'd said!
Muddy, brilliant result and time.
DT unlucky on your pb, have you any other 10k races soon
Skinny good miles again this week, weather is a pain but you are out running
McFlooze XC and 13mls on the weekend mileage building up nicely
Managed 12mls on Saturday and hoping for 9mls tonight
Hi Mr V
Top work, muddy. Great result and great time to go with it. That race seems to always fall on the same weekend as the local HM (the one which Bob did) that I often do. However, I was in London for the weekend so missed both of them.
Nicely done DT, seems like you were running within yourself, shame you didn't get a PB but I think you're in a decent place ahead of London next year.
Welcome back, Mr V.
Well done on the XC, Mcf and Lit.
Great to see you getting some consistent mileage in, Skinny.
Kevin, sound slike you need to get to a race/parkrun to see where you're at.
Not sure if Bob will post a report so I'll summarise...He woke up full of cold but decided to give it a go anyway, his main goal was to break 90 minutes in what was potentially his only half marathon. It's an undulating course with wo significant climbs, but also a couple of glorious downhill miles. He got to about 10 miles on target but then turned into the wind and had a bit of a tough time in the last 5k. Still, he finished in 1:32 and was pretty pleased with it all things considered. I'm trying to convince him to do Cambridge with me in March if he can find himself a place.
I'm still just running about. Well probably look to do a couple more XC's in January and then a 10k in February to see how things are looking ahead of Cambridge.
10 on one page! Hi Tommy - thanks for the ghost writing - you need to tell BBB if after all this time he has finally done a half marathon he needs to get on here and tell us about it!
Surely if he got so close to sub 1:30 he's going to have to do another
Skinny, my result is on po10, do you get wava info from there? I am not sure I have improved it based on what is on the TTT table which must come from a different source to where I calculate mine as it is different to what I calculated my 5k wava.
Sounds like a good effort by Bob, hopefully he will have another crack. I am on the look out for a fast half first 2 weekends of March, that is also logistically possible without an overnight stay. Anyone got any thoughts?