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In 2002 i ruptured my ACL and MCL playing football and was told i would not be having an op on the NHS and could never play again (along with many other things!)... After doing some freeride / downhill MTB'ing for a couple of years, I starting to swim again in August 07 and thought, i cycle, i swim...all i need to do is run a about earning a little money for charity and sign up for the London Oly! I went on to enjoy my first season in tri so much I have done a 2nd, gone sub 2:30 for an Olympic distance got round an ironman and am still going!
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Southern England XCountry Champs 29/01/2011
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:26 pm hammerer
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It was a very cold day on Saturday. I arrived at Parliament hill wondering what I was doing at such an event. It was the Southern England Cross Country Champs, and I canít run. It was going to be a tough 15km as I hadnít even run that far this year. Wandering around there was literally 100ís of skinny looking sick people. Well they looked ill which meant they were in perfect shape for what was going to be a long hilly run.
Only 5 Tritons turned up meaning we wasnít going to score as a team, but nonetheless we walked to the start where we were stuck in a massive queue to get through the starting tent. I was chatting to team mate knightlancer and bumped into Savaloy at this point where we caught up a little before bang, the gun went off. Half the field still hadnít got through the tent, so there was frantic jumping, and demolishing of the fence and a mad dash to the start. We ended up nearly 100yds behind before weíd even started, but this wasnít going to worry me too much as I wasnít going to be competitive. The race started with a long climb up from the track to the top of the heath which would be sapping enough without the mud! The course then went down a bit before another climb and then a long downhill where we were ankle deep in mud...knees for the more average heighted runner Wink It was very hard work and I could feel the energy just draining out of me. After the initial mud there was another long climb, in mud before we entered another part of the course, and a section through the woods. It was up and down all the way with some very boggy parts but equally some not too bad parts. It was very scenic although I was in too much pain to enjoy the suroundings. I had a few people around me and this was helping to keep my concentration up. After the first 5k lap which took me around 30mins we rounded to take the second lap, which thankfully didnít include the first big hill, but there were still plenty of ups and mud on the course. The first hill wasnít the biggest concern!
The second lap was more about survival as the fatigue kicked in and I canít have been more than 2 k in before I was initially lapped. It was at a particularly boggy section and the mud was sucking me in and this runner just flew across it like he was on tarmac. It was quite humbling. It wasnít long before people were streaming past me, all of them lapping me, but I was still holding position and catching the odd runner at my level. I picked up towards the end of the second lap where I rounded in just over the hour. I knew I had 5 k to go and although I felt I had the energy, the lack of miles in the legs coupled with the nature of the course and the fact I was being sucked into the ground at some points meant it was becoming painful on my tired legs. I was having a good battle here with another athlete from Canterbury harriers, where Iíd take him up hills and leave him just for him to come flying back at me on the downs. We shared a bit of banter and had a real battle but the last km of the course is all downhill and he lost me at this point. I just couldnt hold him anymore. I could see two others in the distance though and I upped my tempo and dug in and reeled them in during a sprint finish at the line. I won a 3 way sprint for 859 position Wink final time 1:30:28 so I missed the 90min target but I wasnít expecting such a muddy brutal course so am very pleased. A couple of vitamin Gís after with a couple of club mates and I felt much better.
After reviewing the results over 250 people went sub 60mins on the most brutal of courses just showing the standard of runners in athletic clubs. The winner finished in 48mins, so close to 5min miles. Incredible!

Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:34 pm theprawn
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should have tripped him up. it's a race after all. Smile
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:22 pm BackMarker
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Good work fella. I will be joining you in the March xc race.

Looks like all the xc you have been doing has started to pay off.

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24th Feb - Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Report
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Championship XC

7th Jan KCAA XC Champs - Report

17th Nov London XC Champs - Parliament hill Report
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29th Jan - SEAA XC Champs (15km) - Report
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Kent XC league

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21st Mar - Reading 1/2 mara - DNS
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