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Chevy Chase

Sat July 5 2008 Listed by Oven Gloves
8 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
ALNPLODDER  Going to try this for the first time this year. Unaffiliated 0 0 4:30:00 4:39:57 0.00
Grey Badger Running this inbetween 2, 12hr night shifts, i must be mad. Weather forecast not brilliant either.
UPDATE!!!!!! Weather wasn't as bad as expected and i ran ok. Hamstring was very tight throughout so took it steady for first half. Took a bad line up Hedgehope and lost time and places. Finished in 16th place. 8min faster than last year, so still improving. Great event and very well run by Wooler Running Club and helpers. Northumberland Fell Runners 3:56:18 0 3:35:00 3:27:44 48.25
helfire Northumberland Fell Runners 5:15:00 0 4:17:00 35.84
jude Will be walking it with my Dad and Husband. My bro and wife are running it I think....!
Wow, very very very very very tough. Very. Inside target time though! FERC 0 0 8:00:00 7:42:00 22.07
Lisrun My first time for this one. *Update* The hardest race I have ever done and I have never spent so long out there - see my blog for more details 100 Marathon Club, Elvet Striders, North East Marathon Club 2:50:04 2:50:04 5:00:00 4:42:29 38.43
Mailtrams Wallsend Harriers AC 0 0 5:30:00 6:06:35 24.93
only2legs Chevy Chase - 20 miles of very tricky terrain, v steep uphill, even worse downhill and horrible conditions at the summits - nice marshals though and scenery was great!!
I would just like to say - What an extremely mad event for extremely mad people!!
I'm happily a 5k road runner, sometimes 10k, but mainly I like to keep it short and simple... 
So why did I enter this race? 
Why after I'd seen some of the hills, heard about the conditions at the tops of Cheviot and Hedgehope and taken in the importance of the map, compass, whistle, checkpoints and basic life saving kit did I actually turn up to the start line?
Why did I keep going when I could see the retirement points?
and why did I enjoy (some of) it so much?
The answer is: there is none; but running next to my wife helped and after 12 miles in I didn't want to have suffered that much and got nothing out of it!!
I'm very proud that we got round and pleased that I was capable of 20 tough miles off the back of 8miles longest training run - don't try this at home kids!
Anyway, massive congrats to the other nutters out there: Dr Nic, Jude, my dad and the other fetchies.
PS - is it still madness if there's 300 other people doing it too?! Unaffiliated 0 0 5:40:30 26.84
slug001 first timer for this event. must be mad!! Unaffiliated 0 0 4:30:00 3:59:13 39.55

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