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Ridgeway Challenge

Listed by Nightjar
, Leighton Buzzard LU7 UK
13 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Anna Finn VEGAN RUNNERS UK 18:49:00 18:49:00 18:49:00 39.16
bruno. Unaffiliated 21:40:00 21:40:00 21:40:00 31.17
Deadbeat 100 Marathon Club, Wimborne AC, Zoom Tri Club 18:36:00 21:10:00 21:10:00 33.81
disorganized Cherwell Runners & Joggers, Trail Running Association
flanker Todmorden Harriers & AC, Trail Running Association, LDWA 23:44:00 26:08:00 26:08:00 26.48
HB Unaffiliated
KinkyS Todmorden Harriers & AC 23:44:00 26:08:00 26:08:00 28.12
lizogical Ellesmere Port Running Club 25:54:00 25:54:00 25:54:00 28.27
ogee 100 Marathon Club, South London Harriers 17:58:00 17:58:00 17:58:00 39.16
RobH Manchester Tri 18:15:00 18:15:00 18:15:00 37.01
Self D Unaffiliated 22:10:00 22:10:00 22:10:00 30.47
supersquirrel Chippenham Harriers 23:45:00 23:45:00 24:00:00 23:45:00 29.88
TrailDragon Tring RC 23:20:00 23:20:00 25:00:00 23:20:00 29.06

This event is listed on these dates:

hobbled the last 40 miles with buggered knee ligaments
A great race very friendly and in the day light quite scenic.
DNF. Delayed at Aylesbury & started nearly 1hr late; navigational catastrophies; retired 3M from Goring when that checkpoint closed; covered around 50M by midnight; started off on Icknield Way by mistake, visiting Bridgewater Monument 2 or 3 times and touring Ashcroft Estate quite thoroughly, enjoying the woods shaded from the hot sun; wonderfully enjoyable all the way except maybe for Grymm's Ditch which was a bit of a trial - v narrow nettled path, lots of tree roots, so necessarily slow in the dark. Moon no help when completely lost on Golf Course nr Nuffield and had to escape down steep bank onto main road and go round it.
Self D
Awesome run, great aid stations, all you need is something to drink between CP's, the food they provide you with is superb. Beautiful scenery, great camaraderie, pretty well signed (only got lost once, added maybe four miles to distance, bugger). Loved the run, but could run it better, got tendonitis in left foot from half way onwards and took shed loads of pain killers. Foot was huge when finished and didn't run for 2weeks after. Was a niggle prior to the race, should've known, but far too stubborn! Will run it again, maybe in 2011, need to get a a good sub 20hr time. Unfinished business!!!!!

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  • On 3rd Dec 2009 at 9:34pm, Nightjar wrote: Assuming this will happen in 2010!


bruno. 30th Aug 10, 19:39
flanker 17th Aug 10, 00:12
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