Monday , January 27 2020

Tag Archives: Cross Country

Riddlesdown parkrun

Riddlesdown parkrun this week in our quest to become Lon-done. Only 5 parkruns inside the M25 for me to complete and they’re all the awkward locations that we’ve been diligently ignoring. Thankfully Riddlesdown is easily accessible via the M25 so the mileage may have been high but the journey remained …

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Sunday XC League – Trent Park

What a difference a year makes. My first appearance at Trent Park was the corresponding fixture in 2013. The day after the Eagles Christmas party. I felt awful and the fumes floating around our tube carriage was enough to get fellow passengers pissed as a newt. Scroll forward 12 months …

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The National

The National Cross Country Championships. THE bloody NATIONAL freakin CROSS bloody COUNTRY awesome CHAMPIONSHIPS. There can’t be many other sports where you can pay your entry fee and race the national champs alongside the top competitors. Even in running we can all enter the major marathons but you’re not actually …

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Janathon 2014 – Day 12: All Together Now

Hot beverage, Charlie had a pigeon, you’re gonna need a bigger boat, a lovely roast with friends and one last hurrah. My first race of the year and a club outing for the 4th of 5 races in the Sunday Cross Country League. The Son accompanied us on the coach …

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London XC Championships

Surveying the carnage, big spikes and a tough day at the office. This was a tough race. A tough, tough race indeed. Parliament Hill is unforgiving and with the mud churned into oblivion by all the earlier races, it’s a slog getting round. I loved every minute. I arrived early …

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parkrun #64

Broken rules, just in time, thou shall not pass, Eagles chin-wag,  low bridge, Lucifer, mud bath and surly service. Last week I came up with a new rule for attending an inaugural parkrun: if I can get there by car or public transport within an hour then it’s fair game. …

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Sunday XC League – Royston

My Sunday Cross Country League début took place on the 13th January 2013 as I put on my Eagles vest once more to tackle the Royston hills. The course was fantastic and consisted of slopes, undulations, steep hills, twisting trail paths and short bursts through tree root tackling woodland. Pre-race …

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