2017 'Darrington 5'
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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: 2017 'Darrington 5' Reply with quote

Saturday 17th June
12:00 (I think?)
'Church Fields'
Darrington


After not entering last year, I - for some reason - have entered this years race
Maybe it's because I've seen the memento, for it being the 20th year?

http://www.darringtonvillagefield.org/5%20mile%20run.html

I'll presume it's the usual course, as the village website seems to state that

2008 = 30th/152 @ 36:53
2009 = 31st/153 at 36:52
2015 =47th/195 @ 37:58 (still a top-50 though!)

I know I'll not better my 2015, time, I can feel it in my bones
Given present fitness, I'll be happy for a 'sub 40', unless I get my lardy ass into action Laughing
I'll

2015 report/photos; http://www.mtbe.co.uk/2015-darrington-5-t50711.html


The route; http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4040825.html
A1, to the immediate east, M62, roughly a mile north, at FerryBridge - where they intersect

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Richard A Thackeray



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12:20 start
Thus no ParkRun for me

Not looking forward to this one, as it's a course that's not nice (in my mind) even on the bike

The long draggy (slightly up/slightly down) Moor Lane, from Darrington into Wentbridge isn't nice
The climb of Wentbridge Cutting is also not nice, & if any of you have fathers/uncles/grandfathers who were in the haulage business, pre (about 1975??), ask them about this stretch of the Great North Road (A1)


I'll still state on being ecstatically happy for a 'sub 40'

Check out my old reports for how I looked during them Laughing


I'll hazard a guess that my buddies Mick & Angela will take the 'local residents' prizes
Mick may well also take the Vet 55-59, given that he won the age-group at the ITU British Triathlon Championship, at Roundhay Park (Leeds) last weekend
It was the ITU's National Championship event, as well as the televised Elite racest

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:

Not looking forward to this one, as it's a course that's not nice (in my mind) even on the bike

Horrible, horrible, & truly horrible!!
Horrendously hot, & I was weaving from side to side, by the 2 mile mark
Got into Wentbridge, & the water station - at the base of the Cutting - and walked all the way up it Embarassed


Richard A Thackeray wrote:
I'll still state on being ecstatically happy for a 'sub 40'

Nope..............................

Self-timed 43:53

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
I'll hazard a guess that my buddies Mick & Angela will take the 'local residents' prizes
Mick may well also take the Vet 55-59, given that he won the age-group at the ITU British Triathlon Championship, at Roundhay Park (Leeds) last weekend

I caught Mick, on Westfield Lane (the road back, from the junction with the A1)
His calf had gone, & he was walking back
Angela didn't run due to injury

I was a bit miffed, that my friend Alison wouldn't give me a hug at the finish line, but I guess I looked 'horrendous'
I was allowed to give her a peck on the cheek, after wiping my face Rolling Eyes
('Gunner', she's the young lady holding the '400 Metre' sign, in the 2015 report linked in original post)

Came home & did something I've not done for a l-o-n-g time, for any reason............ fell asleep on bed
Joanne woke me up after an hour, but I went back to sleep, & had another hour
One shower, & two pots of tea later, & I'm almost human again

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Results are out
Not good reading
67th/190 @ 43:55

https://bookitzone.com/stephen_berry_1/QF2FFX_8023.pdf

Oh well...........

Photos to follow, if anyone wants to see them Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these visible?

https://www.facebook.com/gstanley/media_set?set=a.10212350798072340.10 73741914.1451446212&type=3

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Are these visible?



Yes, and it looks ruddy warm. Cool

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