The final race of Three Counties XC is just over a week away. :runner: Please see details below and post if coming and to arrange car sharing...
We have a great chance of winning the overall league title! :clap: However - its not won yet, not by a long shot - we have work to do!
Both the men and ladies are also in podium positions. We need to keep these positions and try our best to improve on them too. Lets all turn out and give it our best effort!
All runners who travel to away races will get a NHRR branded mug :coffee: - if you have one already then don't forget to bring it in your kit bag. You'll need it for the celebratory brew afterwards. We also need a couple of helpers to do the scoring too please, sign up below. :hugging_face:
Some stats on the turn out so far...:writing_hand:
66 individuals have taken part in the league this year.
28 have run 1 race.
14 have run 2 races.
14 have run 3 races.
10 have run all 4 races so far!
Kudos to those who have run so far, extra kudos to those who have run all 4 races so far! if you have run 3 races, then running the last race will give you a position in the overall rankings. Don't worry if you haven't run 3 races or more, you can still help the team out massively by turning up at the finale.
LETS DO THIS
Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Bedford Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB.
Postcode for Sat. Nav.: MK41 9SB
Park in the stadium car park, Aspects Leisure Park (Opposite) or Priory park further on down Barkers Lane. Please share lifts where possible.
Excellent. Looking forward to it!
Would so love to do this but I'm not fast enough for you yet .... Hopefully next year I'll be doing this event.
Hopefully I'll get my mug for marshalling at the home event! :smile:
Yes you deserve a mug - it was that cold.
I will be there for this race, collecting Adam on the way - my turn to drive
As John previously stated, mugs are for runners of away races....
Otherwise we would run out of mugs by giving them all to marshalls/spectators!
The mug scheme is to encourage a higher turnout of runners for away fixtures, something we have struggled with in the past.
Hayley, I wouldn't worry about not being fast enough, I was the tail runner marshall at our event and averaged 15 min miling so I doubt you'd be last...as long as you're happy about wading through the stream a coffee mug would be waiting for you at the end!
Lol thats an extreme way of getting a coffee mug I'm currently training for half marathon so will sit this one out and definitely join it next year when Im stronger fitter and faster.
John, is it to late to enter for this race?
Hi John, perhaps I could collect my number on Thursday night training.
Andrew, yes, no problem.
And... we’re into raceweek people! Wahoo! :grinning:
Got some further instructions on the course today.
Fun? It sounds hideous!! I don't have spikes, but shall splash and slide all the way - I'm in 😀
I'm in too!
Yes looking forward to it.
I don't have spikes either, so I will slosh and slide my way round in my trusty Inov8s .....:rowboat:
If anybody wants some more inspiration then this Saturday is the Great Edinburgh XC.
This Saturday, 1:15.
BBC Coverage of the Great Edinburgh XC
I’ll be running.
I'm up for running/wading!
Nice one Helen and Lucy! :heart_eyes:
Who else is running? :runner:
Who fancies their first XC race? Or your first of this season? We’d love to have you there. #NewYearsResolution
If you don’t want to run, how about support?
Incidentally, we still need a couple of people to collect the scores at the finish line too. This job earns you a mug. :coffee:
Sad to report I have an injury... feels like someone has shot me in the calf, which is probably an over dramatization of a hamstring tear. It's happened on both of my last runs, so will sit this one out and hope to recover for the Mid Week League races.
However that means I can take scores if needed?
Am sure Team NHRR will have a great turn out for this one, and thoroughly enjoyed running in the last 2 races - which is probably why I'm injured as ran much faster than my rather patchy training had prepared my body to cope with!
Good luck all.
:+1: :+1: :+1:
Sorry to hear that, get well soon Tash! Thanks very much for your contributions this year! :face_with_head_bandage:
Thanks for letting us know. We’re all going to try our best to make sure we bring it home and we get the deserved reward for this seasons efforts by all. :trophy:
I’d love to have you there for support and to help with the numbers please, yes.
I'm going to run on Sunday-my first XC since school (Jane persuaded me)! Can I get my number from you on Sunday as I don't have one? I'm really looking forward to it :grinning:
Fantastic! :heart_eyes: That’s the spirit :smiley:
I’ve got you a number Helen. See you Sunday!
Really pleased to have given out a few numbers in the last few days, anybody else?
I’m really looking forward to Sunday!
If it is not too late, could Myself and Marcus be added to the race on Sunday?
We have our vests but no numbers - sorry about that. If you could get some for us that would be super.
Should we aim to be there around 9.45? Does not look like a big walk to the start.
See you tomorrow!