County XC champs today, so off to the park with teenbeanz - not far to go this year, just a mile or so up the road
His is first race and we arrive in plenty of time to warm up, meet other members of the club team and generally get in the mood
Sudddenly its time to get all the warm clothes off and the spikes on
and they are off!
two laps of the course and as they come back at the end of the first lap there is a least one drop out ahead of him and one runner behind him
he maintains his position to the finish - and received an invitation to be a reserve for the County Team!! He is dead chuffed :>))
and as a bonus my forum mate tigerrunner won a bronze for third in his new age group - 50th birthday on Friday!!
Saturday evening was the Club Awards dinner - being a friendly club as well as awards for best man and lady - based on race results over the year; there are leagues, so you can win an award by doing well amongst your peers; also there is a club member of the year - chosen by club members and finally a memorial award given to a family who have contributed to the club in the past year - so a really nice affair
So it comes this last award and TeamBeanz won!- really nonrunningteenbeanz won it - he has created a website for the club - it went live this very day and we now have a silver rosebowl to polish for the year!!
He was chuffed when we came home and told him
Should have run 3 miles yesterday, but no time before the XC races and to weary later
so off out this morning for a little plod up the road and back - funny how a 3 mile run almost seems like not worth getting changed for - but that is what the schedule says, so go with it
|2||14:20||136||a little undulation|
|3||14:21||138||better than my usual pace up this killer hill|
the return mile and half is the last stretch of my 9 mile run; yesterday mrbeanz ran the 9 miles in preparation for Brass Monkey - he informed me the run is undulating rather than hilly - but even he said the last mile up my killer hill is a bit of a pain at the end of a run!