PECO 'XC'

Anyone there today? (race 1)
http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race1.html


Rather damp wasn't it???

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  • Me! Damp isn't quite the word I'd use! Fun though image
  • Which club were you with?, I'm in 'Ackworth'
  • Anyone run the 2nd round in Middleton Woods this morning????

     

    Nykie wrote (see)
    Me! Damp isn't quite the word I'd use! Fun though image

    Lots of (race 1) photos via our Club website

    http://www.ackworthroadrunnersandac.co.uk/#/xc-201213/4569348025

     

  • No, I didn't run, was feeling unwell so I gave it a miss. I'll be doing the third one in January though. I'm with Wetherby Runners.

  • Okay, see you there allbeing well!

    Oh!!, & bring 350 'wrapped' with you from the Whaler for post-race food!!
    (mine's a 'Whaler', with peas, please)

  • I'll bear that in mind image

  • Richard, did you do the handicap at Golden Acre Park today?
  • No it was our Club 'Winter Handicap' between Ackworth, Pontefract & back, so I ran that.



    Will be at Bramley Falls though
  • Oh, you didn't see me win a prize thenimage I came 6th! I'll hopefully be there next week, although it's my work Christmas do the night before, with a free bar :0/
  • Excellent!!, well done
    Hopefully we should have quite a few members up there


    On a similar (positional) subject;
    I got a 3rd yesterday in the Handicap, but it was on actual times, not via the handicapping)

    http://www.ackworthroadrunnersandac.co.uk/#/jan-race-results/4539765830

    And a 4th last Sunday at Denby Dale in their 'Man v Bike' race (10 mile for riders/6 for runners)

  • Thanks and well done to you too for Man v Bike.

    The handicap is a bit of a bugbear with me, to be honest. I came 6th but if it was on time, I'd be in the bottom quarter. That's why it's a handicap. Last time my club took part in a handicap race, I was the third Wetherby Runner home. But when the results were mentioned at the next club night, it was the person with the fastest time who got mentioned.

    That's NOT THE POINT! The faster runners get chance to finish in the prizes every time they run. The slower runners only get that chance when it's a handicap race and then the faster runners try to take that away as well.

    And that's my rant over.

  • Nykie wrote (see)

     

    That's NOT THE POINT! The faster runners get chance to finish in the prizes every time they run. The slower runners only get that chance when it's a handicap race and then the faster runners try to take that away as well. And that's my rant over.

    For ours, it was the highest (time) differential between the worked out time, & the actual time.
    Helen took almost 5 minute off her suggested time

  • So in theory, I could've won your one anyway? Even as a slow runner? I'm pretty sure that I would've cut time off what was expected of me yesterday.
  • Nykie wrote (see)
    So in theory, I could've won your one anyway? Even as a slow runner? I'm pretty sure that I would've cut time off what was expected of me yesterday.

    Yes, quite feasibly!

    I only took just over a minute off my hypothesised time, so finished 20th/49 as a 'cap time. but as stated was 3rd going by the elapsed times

    Some of our faster runners (ie; sub 35 minute 10K'ers) weren't there

    As an aside, I managed a 49:52 for the 7 miles, with the winner recording 48:58, & 2nd = 49:08


    RE; PECO

    I'm on lates this week, so organsing car-sharing up to Bramley will require some phone-calls/texts, but seeign as I missed out last year, after injuring my left knee at Temple Newsam (& losing almost 5 months to it!), I'm determined to run every round in this series

  • I don't quite get it but well done for third image

    I've already missed one, so I'll hopefully be doing the rest. I was wavering about whether to enter the Silverstone Half which is on my birthday and the day of the last PECO, but I left it too late and there are only charity places left, which I'm not doing.

    So I'm going to do the Liverpool Half, which is a few weeks later and I'll be able to do the last PECO on March 3rd. I didn't do any last year as I only joined the running club in February.

  • This weekend will be my first PECO race and im looking forward to it. I used to live on the other side of the woods so the course should be pretty interesting I reckon. Its 5.2 miles this weekend isnt it?

  • sean fitzgerald 3 wrote (see)

    This weekend will be my first PECO race and im looking forward to it. I used to live on the other side of the woods so the course should be pretty interesting I reckon. Its 5.2 miles this weekend isnt it?

    Yes, thereabouts

    I take it you've seen the map on the PECo site??

    Digressing somewhat & hi-jacking the thread);
    Given your ex-locality, here's a site that may interest you;

    http://www.secretleeds.com/

    Have a read of the discussion forums, there's some fascinating topics in there.


     

  • Nykie
    Sean

    Did you both partake this morning??

  • I did but I was back to being rubbish - used up all my energy at getting a parkrun PB yesterday and then last night was my work Christmas do - free bar...
  • Sorry, meant to ask whether you did!
  • I took a lot of photos today of Race 3 of the PECO X/C at Bramley Fall Woods - downsizing them for upload has reduced the quality a bit but I have the originals if anybody wants a copy

     

  • Good pics, those image
  • @ Nykie'

    Yes I did, didn't enjoy it much though (my 'heart wasn't in it'), but decided to do it, to try & gain (Veteran male) points for Club


    Didn't like that section dropping back off the main field to the woods, where there were all the blocks of stone/bricks partially buried in the grass

    Or, the bunch-ups/'full-stops' on the first lap where the course narrowed between the bushes

    @ Johnny;

    Some good shots there!, I've missed your camera though

  • No, I wasn't so keen on the bunch-ups either, especially on the second lap when one of the first runners came past me and shouted to the girls in front, 'Out of the way! Quickly!'
  • Nykie wrote (see)
    No, I wasn't so keen on the bunch-ups either, especially on the second lap when one of the first runners came past me and shouted to the girls in front, 'Out of the way! Quickly!'

    That's not good form!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When I rode Cyclo-Cross, it was considered 'proper' to shout "On your Left!" (or right) before passing, in order to give the overtaken rider chance to make allowances

    And it's the same in Fell-Running, as far as possible (& to ask if someone's okay, if they've stopped/fallen)


    Personally, I didn't appreciate the fact that someone jumped over the marker -tape at the first hold-up (by Holly bush) & gained about 50-60 places!image

  • I know. I'm still wondering whether to complain. Yes, I saw people doing that and, although it wouldn't affect me, I could totally see why it would annoy faster people.

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    I finished it in 44 mins, which I was quite happy at considering that was my 1st XC in 17 years. My PB for 5 miles is 38 mins, but those hills absolutly took it out of my legs on the 3rd lap. was running at 10 min miles by the time I got over the last hill. Some of the other lads in my club said that was one of the hardest courses they’ve done in years, so I picked a good one to start with. Ha ha.

     

    p.s. I was at that same hold-up when that person jumped over the marker, and I know that said person as they train with our club sometimes. I wont give out any names, but ill give them a telling off next time I see him. He he

  • @ Sean;

    yes I'll agree, it was a toughie!
    Not sure about my time as I did start the watch, but forgot to stop it on crossing the lineimage

    Re; the tape-jumper - if he does that at the next rounds (if course if bottle-necked - after all, tape is there to mark the course), I guess people will officially complain & cause him (or unfortunately his Club??) to be prohibited from entering PECOs?

  • Was anyone at this mornings race, up at Manston, round Baarnbow Woods (& 'The Leeds Country Way)
    For the local history spotters, the large slopes & testing-ramps in the parking area were remnants from when Vickers manufactured tanks on the site

     

    http://www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race4.html

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