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in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2016-05-02

May 3, 2016 8:02 AM # 
They'll usually hold back a few entries.
May 3, 2016 8:11 AM # 
Definitely worth an ask. You have the times to be a possible W35 medallist, should such a thing exist. Plus R&B are nice people.
May 3, 2016 8:55 AM # 
I have an entry which I now cannot use as I am away for work. If it is possible to transfer it, you can have it.
May 3, 2016 9:32 AM # 
IIRC last year there were over 400 entries and only ~320 runners on the night (crap weather) so there ought to be space :-)
Dunno what your punter threshold is but 225 broke 20 mins and it was mostly old folk who were slower (but could of course be a different set of entries this year)
No prizes for 35s last year I think
May 3, 2016 5:40 PM # 
Thanks Kris but I have other plans for Friday night now.

Scottish athletics keep changing their mind about W35. Just now it is W40 as vets, which all us v35s agree is good as W35 as a vet is just nonsense. 35-40 is still peak running in endurance. The reasons 35-40s run slower is much more to do with them prioritising work / family commitments over training, which is fair enough, but you shouldn't get prize for non-physical metrics. Kim won elite last weekend as she is 88min half marathon fit, not cause the entry field was sparse.

So in the world of Claire I would change orienteering too. I would ditch 35 classes, and also ditch 21L (on the basis that elite really isn't that much further) and 21s. I would have one '21' class that is half the length of elite that I think would be pretty competitive, and have a 21vs that is a relatively short green length for newbies, or those that really don't want to be out for long.

Ps I ran the 5k in 2014 and got a medal - not a w35 medal, but a 3rd ladies senior team medal.
May 3, 2016 7:03 PM # 
Can I steal it please Kris!?
May 4, 2016 9:10 AM # 
Sounds good although I like getting prizes on the mummy podium these days!
May 5, 2016 3:39 PM # 
Poo Boy:
Do you need to be in a Scottish club to win things like this? For e.g. county champs in England I think it's quite a lot more lenient. A guy in my club (Notts) who lives in Bristol won the Yorkshire champs because he was born there. Fair play I'd say since the Yorkshires is a lot harder than either South West or Nottinghamshire.
May 5, 2016 3:45 PM # 
I'm sure the Boggies will take you poo boy ...
May 5, 2016 4:36 PM # 
I think you have to be eligible to run for scottish athletics (ie born in Scotland) or a member of a scottish club to get the medals.
May 5, 2016 10:20 PM # 
Poo Boy:
To be fair you probably also need to run damn fast so there's no desperate panic just yet. I had been meaning to get a brown vest at some point but never seem to be on the meadows at the right time..

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