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Kent X-Counry league race 1 9th October 2010
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:42 pm hammerer
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Very strange to be racing in an afternoon, and I wasnt really up for it if I'm honest. Rushing around and almost late I nearly decided to bin it but I got there with about 5mins to spare and was almost immediately lining up against some skinny runner types. The gun went off and 144 people sprinted away from the line. It was one short lap around the rugby pitches then 3 large laps through the woods. We had been warned about the hills but I wasnt too worried at this point. The first 500m or so was flat out and i was blowing through my ar$e already. I finished the first lap and then entered the woods, already way down the field. Round the bend and bang the first hill. Up it went and then a little log to jump and on and on. My lungs were screaming and my head was saying stop but i pushed on and it levelled out...A break I thought but then the course turned right and there was another hill. Arrggggghhhh, up and up it went and as I got to the top I thought I was fit for the knackers yard. HR must have been maxing out, legs were aching like hell, and this was only the first of three laps through the woods.

We then ran along a grass verge for a few hundred meters before heading back down to the field. going down is hard also, but in a different way.Mmy legs were screaming and my head just said what are you doing. At this point two "older" men went jogging past. They were Cambridge harriers and one jovially said "Matts gonna have words when you get back, keep going" I must have looked bad. He was obviously refering to a fellow triton who races for C.H.! As we got down to the flats we ran along through the woods. a good couple of rugby pitch lengths before turning and going back out to do a full lap of the big field. This had some smallish inclines that already felt like everest!. I ha no watch so had no idea of my time, but I knew I was well down the field though. I kept going and eventually got round to start my second big lap. Through the woods and just as the hill beconned there was the misses, baby and all the girl tritons cheering me on. It lifted me and up I went. As I got to the log again another athlete was down with cramp...already...Think that shows how hard the course was. My HR was still racing and I wasnt sure how I'd got round 1 lap especially two. Still I kept going but now the blisters started to form. The spikes were digging through the shoes into my feet. The ground was way to hard for 9mm spikes. shoulds have worn trail shoes Rolling Eyes Still it took my mind off all the other pain Very Happy

As I came back down and entered the fields I got lapped. Incredible seeing these athletes flying past. How do they do it! So Lap 3 was a lonely affair, and my lungs were still screaming and my legs were in bits and my feet were tearing to shreds, but I was loving every painful second of it. I eventually rounded the field for the third and final time to enter the other field that the finish line was in. Cheers from all my fellow tritons that had finished ages before me and then my rather emabarrased looking wife to cross the finish like in 139th place and a time of 54:36 for 10k. 144 started so I didnt come last Cool The winner finished in the low 32 mins...On my reconning thast sub 30min 10k pace so it shows the level of competition out there. The best runners in Kent and a lonely triathlete having fun. This was the most painful race I have ever done and was so much fun. roll on the second which is hillier and muddier Cool

Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:57 pm Dirty Davey
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Well done on the X Country, the standard at those races is very good. I've decided not to do the Kent league but do the Sunday Kent Fitness league instead.
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:24 pm cygnusx
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I'd be happy with that time on the flat at the moment Very Happy Well done for sticking it out.
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