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Ian Williams aka Fetch

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Grim Challenge

Listed by Spans
, Aldershot GU11 UK
21 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Bazza Unaffiliated 1:25:54 40.74
fetcheveryone FERC 1:29:48 38.86
Gavin Unaffiliated 48:45 48:45 55:00 58:46 59.39
Greenstuff Unaffiliated 1:29:00 40.16
KatieB Bedford Harriers AC 1:29:48 44.26
Kinsey Unaffiliated 1:30:00 1:20:29 48.40
Konaboy Reading Roadrunners 1:08:42 1:10:52 51.54
Marshy Unaffiliated 1:00:00 1:13:20 47.64
McGoohan FERC, LDWA 1:16:05 1:24:05 44.78
Neil E Dunnin Almost Athletes 1:08:00
par Cove Joggers 59:02 1:02:51 1:16:53 51.35
PhillipStanton Unaffiliated 1:30:00 40.28
Puffing Bertie Unaffiliated 1:23:24 1:43:54 38.15
RG Postie (RGP) Reading Roadrunners 1:15:57 1:25:00 1:21:44 43.48
Running Fish Unaffiliated 1:00:51 60.93
sammie Unaffiliated 1:21:58 1:38:23 39.55
Sezz Trent Park Running Club 1:45:00 1:42:00 38.69
Spans Ranelagh Harriers
surreystriderâ„¢ Unaffiliated 1:21:06 43.81
taulpaul Birmingham Swifts 1:07:00 1:07:00 1:27:40 40.52
Wiggins Unaffiliated 1:00:10 59:21 58.78

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Very pleased, finished in 28th place and had my name called out as I crossed the line!
Weather was perfect, but the water was stil b#@%$y freezing!!
A great day. Brilliant fun, even if my feet turned to ice during one of the many "puddles" (i.e. lakes) we had to cross.

Also met Fetch, KatieB and surreystrider for the first time which was really good.
Not as hard as Hellrunner, but harder than your average Sunday morning run. I can just about feel my feet again.

Good to see some fellows Fetchites before and after, including the Grand Fetchite himself !
What a great race, enjoyed every ice cold step of it......Beat our big un at the 5th attempt !!!

Must say it was great seeing all those wet women in one place !!!! NICE.
Me and my brother bazza are gonna give this a bash!!
Its gonna be cold man...ace will be doing it next year well done to r kid bazza...you finally won me .. .
A lovely sunny December day for running down a tank track! Quite cold, but luckily not as cold as it has been recently which was just as well as taking your cold water bath whilst actually racing is pretty hard work. Who knew how heavy trainers get when they are soaking wet as well!
Luckily had my friend Jane keeping me company around nearly all the course but we really suffered with the "puddles" and it really slowed us down. Great experience though!
The first two miles were the longest. And the two after that were tough as well (I didn't, for instance, know that mile 2 to mile 3 could be such a big distance). After that it went down hill. And up hill. And through puddles. Of course.

I must admit that I hated it and was considering pulling out at 4 miles. I now, of course, feel incredibly smug and would do it again tomorrow. Ok, maybe not _that_ tomorrow...
What a laugh! Really cold coming out of the puddles and I even missed my footing in one towards the end and got soaked. Very friendly and nice to run a race without worrying too much about the time. Deffo doing it next year - wonder if I'll have all the mud out of my clothes by then.
Puffing Bertie
What a fab race, cold puddles zapped all my energy and my feet were hurting with cold after one lot, but still great fun. Very odd feeling when you are roasting on top but cant feel below your waist! Fine up to 6 miles then really struggled in the last 2. Definitly do it again. Everyone was so helpfull and encouraging. Thanks Sezz for staying with me :-)
Loved every minute of it!!! Dissapointed with my time but I can safely say I ran through EVERY puddle unlike the wimps who ran round them!!!
Will be doing it again next year!!!!
Fantastic fun. First real time that i decided to just run a race and not take it seriously. Ran with two mates and ran it slow so we could cross the line together. A great day all round with the weather being really kind to us. Didn't stop the water being bleedin freezing tho. One of my bestest medals as well...
RG Postie (RGP)
What a great race !
This is one that I'll definately be doing again,never had done this race before so I never knew what time to expect,so very happy with 1:21:44,considering the bottle necking in the first couple of miles,was good to see Godzilla from the RW forum in the first mile and put a face to a name.
Running Fish
lucky with the weather. shame there wasnt a bit more variety to the course. judging by the surrounding terrain there could have been much more on offer.
This was the first race i ever did and i have to say it was freezing and the day after my birthday!! I had to walk the last mile and next year i hope to do about 1 hr 15 minutes.
Nice to get back to racing after a gap of two months for the birth of JPR, even if I didn't really 'race'. Just incase I forget by this time next year, the puddles were COLD. But not that cold, and I'd recommend this as a bit of fun to anyone. Nice to meet McG, SS and KB (again). Ran past Sezz shortly before ditching my face in a big puddle, which must have been entertaining. Now I need a good 8-miler to sort out what looks like a very slack PB.
Enjoyed this in a strange way. Met Surreystrider and Mcgoohan for the first time which was great. Ran the course with Fetch in a relaxed way and enjoyed the differentness of it. The time went quickly, it didn't feel like 8 miles, and the weather was kind. Will do this again. :-)
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