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    Hands up all those who are doing the cross country??
    I'll be there on Saturday - Red Rose - Witton Park, Blackburn. The whole event starts at 12.30
    www.vlaevents.co.uk Fancy something different?

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    I'll get on ma bike and come and watch

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    Started last week for some of us matey. They even lent us a little bit of February weather, just so we could run on Saturday (North Staffs League, Newcastle Under Lyme). Love the mud.........

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    I'll be there from 9:30 building the course and all being well having a trot round later on.

    Hope the weather behaves itself. I don't mind running in the wind and rain, but the setting up and pulling down of the course is a nuisance.

    Just remember, guests can come along and pay on the day to run.

    Course Map and directions to Witton can be found at

    http://www.redrosecrosscountry.co.uk/fixtures.htm

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    I'm doing the seniors at Witton on sat. should have a big turnout of Rossy juniors.

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    WP, im now tempted to join the senior race and just go to enjoy runnin round and not go for the competative side of it.
    Is the 'saucer', that huge hill. Well when i say huge it might not be that big but i last ran around 5 years ago when i was in year 9 (3rd year to some) so it may have seemed bigger.
    How much is unnatatched entry on the day do you know?

    Any tips on the course, i dont wana be out of fuel when early on when ive gotta go up and hill 4 times haha.
    I remember in year nine, running down the hill with a stitch, and a lad infront of my had his left leg go down a hole, didnt know whether he was injured badly or not because it was the final lap.

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    Does anybody know if there is any cross countrys around the nottingham area?

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    Does anybody know if there is any cross countrys around the nottingham area?
    Assuming you're not a member of a club....
    Most X/C leagues around here are closed, ie only for members of affiliated clubs. The Derby Runner League allows guests by discretion of the organisers, might be worth getting in touch, or join a club that is in either the League, or possibly North Mids league,

    http://www.derbyrunnerleague.co.uk/about.html

    http://www.northmidsxcleague.co.uk/


    Me? I started with the BMAF relays at Mansfield last weekend. I was slooooow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Fowler View Post
    WP, im now tempted to join the senior race and just go to enjoy runnin round and not go for the competative side of it.
    Is the 'saucer', that huge hill. Well when i say huge it might not be that big but i last ran around 5 years ago when i was in year 9 (3rd year to some) so it may have seemed bigger.
    How much is unnatatched entry on the day do you know?

    Any tips on the course, i dont wana be out of fuel when early on when ive gotta go up and hill 4 times haha.
    I remember in year nine, running down the hill with a stitch, and a lad infront of my had his left leg go down a hole, didnt know whether he was injured badly or not because it was the final lap.
    The saucer is huge in XC terms, but in reality about 150m with 20m of ascent with a muddy stretch between the gorse bushes.

    So not too bad to a fell runner.

    Tips - take the first 2 laps steady.

    I think entry is 4 on the day.

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    Re: And so it starts - XCountr

    Anyone else up for the PECO league (Leeds area)?

    I hope to make more than one race this year!!!

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