3 Forts Challenge

Three Harriers took on the 3 Forts Challenge on Sunday 6th May. I was doing the half marathon, while Lesley Page and Nigel Webb did the full marathon +1 mile distance.

I’m lazy, so I’ll start with a copy/paste job from the race website. Known as “The Tough One” the Three Forts Marathon (approximately 27.2 miles) includes a total of c. 3450 ft of climb with stiles and rough tracks underfoot. The route runs northwards from Hill Barn to Cissbury Ring, then eastwards towards Coombs then to Botolphs and the River Adur crossing. The route then goes to Devil’s Dyke and back to the River Adur. It continues on the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, where it swings south-west to Findon Park Farm. It stays on public bridleways to Cissbury Ring and back to Hill Barn.

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Goudhurst 10k Race Report (and Track Plug)

The cold and drizzly weather on Sunday seemed like a great opportunity to drag my family to a farmer’s field in Goudhurst to watch me run.

The race started at 10:30, enabling us to fit in Junior Park  at Tonbridge, arriving at the Goudhurst course just in time for my eldest son to compete in the Children’s pre-race. It is not a big event (146 on the 10K  and 47 on the 5k) but it is held for the local PTA and with the childrens’ run before hand, and the 5k and 10k run at the same time there was always something going on and was a good one to watch for any supporters. 

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Tonight’s Route – 02/05/18

Dear Runners

Below are the directions for tonight’s route around the rocks of Tunbridge Wells (Wellington, Toad, Happy Valley & High Rocks). Attached is a marked OS Map showing the route. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it tonight as I have a Tenpin Bowling Match tonight. For the second week running Ed will run through the route. I hope today’s rain does not make it too wet or muddy in places.

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Hamburg Marathon Race Report

On Sunday I ran in the Hamburg Marathon. After the heat wave in London last week, it was a huge relief to see a far more promising forecast for the weekend. However, despite feeling quite chilly as I waited to start, it heated up quickly and by halfway the temperature had reached 19C (although it felt a lot warmer in the sunshine out on the road!).

Due to enthusiastic pre-race hydration, the queues for what seemed like very few WCs and the fact that we had to be in the start pens at least 30 mins before the off, I was bursting for a wee by the time I reached kilometre one! Fortunately, there were portaloos at every kilometre around the course but it wasn’t until kilometre 19 that I spotted one that was unoccupied. Having lapped my Garmin, I was in and out in 58 seconds and soon back on target time!

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Our Track Sessions

Good afternoon sports fans.

I have been meaning to write the below for several months, but have struggled to compose anything that doesn’t sound….well, a bit ‘naff’. If I hold off due to the naff factor though I don’t think I will ever write it, so here goes….be gentle. Also….for those short of time I have written 2 versions:

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