Running warm up/down 24:21  4.6 km (5:18 / km)
ahr:134 max:178 shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 red/grey
Feeling good and snappy
Running race 37:51  9.5 km (3:59 / km)
ahr:179 max:203 shoes: Inov8 Bare-Grips
MACCL - Wythenshaw Park
Last in the Manc XC league and Chorlton went out with a bang! 1st Men’s team! Big win in the clubs history!
6th place for me which was great.
Very wet, very thick mud round the entire course - very little let up with some tight corners and good competition.
Started strongly, sticking with the chasing pack. Sat in about 7/8th and pushing well with Callum Rowlinson from Sale. Couldn’t quite keep with him but started to work really well with Gareth from Sale. We kept each other on the pace and were well matched. Started to reel in a Horwich runner and then Dave Norman on the 2nd lap. Horwich was dead and gone but Dave hung on and was pushing hard.
Lots of tactical running to get in the front position before corners or tight passes through gates.
We popped out of the final wooded section and were three across in the final 200m across the swampy finish straight. Had to give it all but Gareth was just that bit stronger. Dave was still attacking hard but somehow got that extra gear with the help of lots of cheering. Just beat Dave in for 6th. Cracking race! Never been so muddy!