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Some piccies, sorry Cake didn't see you:
BREAKING NEWS - our Sheila knows Charlie Spedding.
In his book, when writing about his time in Boston (p.89 for thise with a copy) he writes:
One of Henry's housemates was Mattie Parker whose sister was looking for someone to rent a spare room in her house. After an interview over a beer at the kitchen table, i was accepted and spent the rest of the year in nearby Auburndale with Anne Parker, her demented dog, and a vegan called Sheila...
Honest. t must be our Sheils cos there can't possibly be two vegans caled Sheila?? Can there????!!!!
Fab week, and no injuries out of whole group of 11 - which has to be good going! I've just entered the vit - eeeeek!
So where are all your race reports, times & stories from today?! Come on.... I need some entertainment whilst I make my way through the mountain of washing!
BM Becky wrote (see)
I'm back So where are all your race reports, times & stories from today?! Come on.... I need some entertainment whilst I make my way through the mountain of washing!
Welcome back. You'll have to wait for race reports (they are all probably still in the pub) and Barry's won't be printable - there are more piccies on my Facebook.
It was very cold and the ground was frozen so made for hard running.
PJAZ wrote (see)
BM Becky wrote (see)I'm back So where are all your race reports, times & stories from today?! Come on.... I need some entertainment whilst I make my way through the mountain of washing!Welcome back. You'll have to wait for race reports (they are all probably still in the pub) and Barry's won't be printable - there are more piccies on my Facebook.
You might be right there. Not my favourite race of all time.
I'm currently struggling to move and use my left hand properly. I've done something to the muscle down my forearm which I'm guessing happened when I fell over the second time
Welcome back Becks! Glad you had a good one and that you're all still in one piece, or 11 pieces really.
Well done to everyone today and big thanks to Dids for coming out to support, sterling effort in the freezing cold! Very tough introduction to fell runnning that Baz with the frozen ground and lack of proper paths, so don't right fell running off just yet!
Personally really enjoyed it, had a good run although my legs kinda died in the last mile or two, didn't quite manage to push it down the final hill as much as I would have liked. Couple falls and several near misses for me, no real damage done though. Hope the arm isn't too bad Baz.... you do seem to have a habit of hurting your arms when you go running!
Results are up
Also meant to say thanks to Didds for coming out. I was slightly surprised to see you where you were out on the course. Apologies for swearing at you all when I finished.
Stu - I'll probably give some more of the easier ones a go. The Bob Graham Round is meant to a beginners one isn't it?
Wow! That was quick with the results, I remember waiting a week or so for some of the Totley results last year!
Should have known it would be Stuart Bond that won, didn't see him there but if he turns up there's a fair bet he'll win!
Looks like you all did well to me Hope your arms ok baz
Was it THE Ian Parnell and Ron Fawcett?? Maybe running will improve my climbing?!
Some good results for the SSC there -
Stu in the top 40 overall and the Mozzster 4th in the FV40 category.
Well done everyone - the conditions couldn't really have been harder .
I LOVED THAT!
Bloody nora Stu - even quicker than you thought! Top fell running dude!
Cheers very muchly to Dids - always good to get a few words of encouragement on the way round - and thanks for taking the photos!
I spent rather a large proportion of the race on my rear end and re-tying my shoe laces - also learnt (and later confirmed by McStu) that you don't just merrily tuck in behind the person in front on a single file path - you risk a broken ankle and nip round them - my first attempt at that resulted in me rather un-glamourously hitting the deck - much to the delight of the bloke I overtook no doubt. Had a tad more in the tank at the finish - guess it pays to know the route - will recce the next one.
Anyway - well chuffed with 4th positon in my category - first fell race and after only 4 weeks back running after more than a 2 month lay off! (does the soul good to blow ones own trumpet on the odd occasion that one gets the chance - and especially after crashing and burning so spectacularly in Dublin!)
No problem re the swearing Baz - made me laugh - Dot gave me the same look but couldn't muster the required breath to mutter the expletive! She texted me and said she 'thinks' she enjoyed it - phew!
Nice one too Cake and Sheils too!
When's the next one?
4th in category... brilliant Mozzy!
Looks like you all did well to me Hope your arms ok bazWas it THE Ian Parnell and Ron Fawcett?? Maybe running will improve my climbing?!
It's certainly the Ron Fawcett, he does a lot (i.e. almost all) of the peak district fell races. He's got a very unorthodox style, arms out to the side and hanging down at a 90degree angle from the elbow, pretty useful though. I remember one race last year we'd just got up to the top of a climb, he promptly threw up and then carried on as if nothing had happened... good work!
Loser Baz wrote (see)
I was slightly surprised to see you where you were out on the course.
Its easy to get the Higger Tor when you go by car and park up 100yds away on the road .
Stuart H wrote (see)
I remember one race last year we'd just got up to the top of a climb, he promptly threw up and then carried on as if nothing had happened... good work!
Bex welcome back was a fair bit of bouldering involved today so can't hurt with climbing. I'm very chuffed with the badge of honour of being the tail end charlie today, did it for a laugh, it was a laugh and now know those mudclaws are excellent. So even if never run anouther fell again, never going to bother with aprouch shoes ever again.
Loser Baz wrote (see)PJAZ wrote (see)Someone will still get lost .Any bets on who?
Cake (and that will be in just trying to get to the Sports Ground)
PJAZ wrote (see)Someone will still get lost .Any bets on who?
Someone will still get lost .
Any bets on who?
Wednesday is good for me, friday I shall be heading south
There are skeletons driving cars round that ringroad trying to get off
Plum - no running allowed for me, but I'll be spinning tonight & wednesday and swimming (if you can call it that) tuesday if that's any use? All pay as you go at ponds forge.
Cake - r u spinning tonight?
Right, I have a new boss as of today, and I need to get the bus to work to minimise walking... so i'm logging off in an attempt to be ontime!
First day back at work for me - planning a couple of short days to start to build me up a bit, so probably out of the door by 3pm - yeah!!
Aitch - glad your back running/cycling - expect great things from you this year.
Morning all- and well done to everyone for yesterday- brilliant time Stu. I knew Mozzy would do well- little whippet that she is!
Thanks for the photos Didds- looks like I walked it but I did run most of it - honest!
Got a bit of a twinge in my right knee this morning which is ever so slightly worrying. I'll have a word with Mozzy this morning and get her expert opinion.
Great night last night- it was the Roadhogs AGM. I was 3rd lady in our grand prix races so got a trophy for that, was voted onto the committee as ladies rep, but even better I was voted Club Runner of the Year. How fantastic is that???? It just shows that you don't have to be a brilliant runner (which I certainly am not) to achieve something. What a great bunch of people the Roadhogs are
Welcome back Becks- glad you had a great time.
Who's observing you Aitch? Hope you're on your best behaviour- sure you will be.
Hope work isn't too tiring today Didds- take it easy won't you?
Better go and do some work myself now I suppose. Gonna make a cuppa in my new Totley mug.
have a good day everyone
Sheila - top bird (to quote Mozzy) and well deserved .
ET - which podiatrist? Are they a runner?
You probably need to speak to someone who knows enough about feet and running to get a quality response, especially whether there are shoes more supportive than your Triax without needing insoles (shoes and orthotics are a double whammy) - I don't know enough about either to help that much.