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English National XC Championships

Sat February 22 2014 Listed by SPR
37 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Ally2 Notts ac hosted and local park race. Hope to improve on 27th last year and 5th team. So
Silver team medal and 25th. Pleased. Went out very hard- in top 15 as we approached house on first lap, alongside andy ward. Exchanged places as runners found their feet on the first lap and was in approx 16th place on start of 2nd lap. A flying torry and pepper took me, and a few others. On last lap I was really digging in. I kept focusing on lilly who never really got away and bailey, who took me on the start of lap 3 was also slowing. If I maintained their pace, i was sure I could beat my 27th place from last year. A few more took me. like draper and my club mate pete stormed by in the mud section. A small bedford runner, bergin, took me aswell and I thought help. However up the hill I dug in, Bergin, died horribly down the finish hill and although Gilby and Rush on the line took me, I had held off a throng of runners behind me. I think 100m further on I would have been out of the top 30. I guess I raced the course well. Pleased. The depth of the field was higher than last year and the course was fast. 
Notts AC, Hermitage Harriers RC 35:48 37:51 86.53
Almostapb St. Albans Striders 59:15 57:57 62.69
ancient Trent Park Running Club, Watford Joggers 49:57 49:57 51:27 75.07
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:04:56 1:09:12 50:25 72.86
Blister 672nd out of 1657 TeamBath AC, Somer AC, Walton AC 47:06 68.72
Boycie 341st - not quite in the shape of 2 years ago when finished 320th at parliament hill, but reasonable considering... Unaffiliated 41:30 43:05 76.36
CookPassBabtridge Erewash Valley RC, Notts AC 39:39 40:45 40:45 81.66
damien_hersey Sutton Runners 57:41 49:07 65.91
DickyF Harwich Runners, Sudbury Joggers 0.00
Gaz von Lager 6.50 6.51 7.28 7.09 7.31 7.29 7.44 1.13 North Derbyshire Running Club 1:00:00 52:16 63.28
IrishMike Canterbury Harriers 57:32 45:28 71.38
JeffP Fairly enjoyable run.  Surprisingly good conditions underfoot for most of the course.  However, a couple of very muddy bits which really disrupted by rhythm. Trafford AC 44:46 75.40
jmc Stockport Harriers & AC 48:08 44:42 76.12
kennyT Framlingham Flyers 54:37 1:01:28 56:21 61.35
MAD Superman Redhill Road Runners 46:52 69.25
Magpie Rob Ranelagh Harriers 57:00 60.65
marlan Lincoln & District Runners 1:01:09 52:58 66.89
Melksham runner Avon Valley Runners, Redway Runners 55:00 51:45 68.46
MudMeanderer Kirkstall Harriers 52:16 61.99
oi you Folkestone Running Club 1:10:12 1:03:37 63.57
Palmer92 Werrington Joggers 50:32 64.05
Pedro_Perez Redhill Road Runners 52:43 61.71
petenutbutter Lincoln & District Runners 1:11:00 50:30 73.82
Pinchi Wolverhampton & Bilston AC, Midland Masters A C 56:28 48:37 72.87
Reinhold Messner 150th. Can't cry too much since the first thing I did on getting home was open the box of antibiotics I was meant to already be on. Birchfield Harriers, Long Eaton Running Club 40:36 79.81
RunningBob Wilmslow RC 39:31 42:25 84.94
Salty Dog Unaffiliated 0.00
Sledge Desford Striders 59:32 62.08
Steve Shaughnessy Stockport Harriers & AC 48:49 79.83
SteveV Not sure what to expect so will see what happens *UPDATE* Happy with how that went. Felt fairly strong troughout Unaffiliated 49:00 45:21 71.56
StreetlyRoadRunner West Bromwich Harriers 52:55 62.88
stuart little Beverley AC, Sheffield RC 47:25 48:17 67.05
SunnyDevon Stourbridge RC 48:58 68.41
Super Norts Notts AC 0.00
surfingpasty Unaffiliated 50:00 50:00 50:00 69.14
Wally A great day out, always a pleasure to run in the nationals.  90% of the course amazingly dry but where it was muddy it was very muddy! Stourbridge RC 49:17 50:27 65.21
WOBBLYLEGS1965 Dudley Kingswinford RC, Wolverhampton & Bilston AC 1:02:14 58:06 61.49

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