Bike Interval Session
The club will be running a series of interval sessions on Wednesday nights. The first session will be at 6:30pm on the 19th March, meeting at Blackwater and then heading to Kea Downs (see map on Ride Training page). The sessions will be 1:30 and suitable for all ability levels. Come along to get yourself ready for race season, or just to increase your bike fitness.
Latest Results - 9/03/2014
Jason's Race report - "Hot weather, beach, hill, bigger hill, down hill, beach & stream, hill, steep down hill, jelly baby, stop to get stones out of my trainers, hill, steep hill, very boggy field (like Glastonbury), hill, down hill, stream, bog up to my knee, hill, down hill, bog, muddy wood path, stop to get stones out of my trainers, steep hill, down hill, straight bit, down hill, stream, jelly baby, beach, steep cliff, lots of steps, down hill, up hill, down hill to the finish, collapse, crawl to car."
Full results on Axe Valley Runners website.
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Full race results on Exeter Tri Website.
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Wild Night Run
The event started with free jelly beans and entertainment in the form of the band ‘Gidley’s Turn’, who played bluegrass melodies to get you in the mood.
The race starter was Adharanand Finn, the author of ‘Running With the Kenyans’; it was unusual to race off to the unexpected sound of a ladle and pot lid, rather than a whistle or starting pistol!
Once out of the village, we started the 5 mile climb past the river and into the woods where the race split and the ‘Mild Run’ competitors took a different track, avoiding the moor. The terrain was tough, but a good mix of track, field, mud, boulders, bogs, riverbanks and tarmac. The course was fairly well marked, with reflective ski poles on the moor, which were illuminated by your head torch; just enough to keep you on the right track. Once near the top of the climb, Mhairi and I looked back at the stunning view of the snake of torches in the distance. There were some fast downhill sections on the way back, but you had to balance the choice of racing over deep mud and stones in the dark, against the high risk of injury.
We only went wrong once due to a misplaced sign, however, most runners were in the same boat and it only took us a few minutes out of our way. Mhairi and I stayed together, as did the majority of the runners, who were obviously looking out for one another.
Hot, homemade food and drink were available after the event, as was massage.
There were t-shirts for all finishers and head torches for category winners sponsored by Petzl. Mhairi won a spot prize, as she found and carried another competitor’s iphone for 7 miles. This made me feel a little better, as she would have won a category prize if she hadn’t run at my pace!
A tough, 10 mile night race, but great fun.
Thanks to Linda for the race report. If anybody else races and fancies some blatent self publicity, then please send your reports to Will or the TLC address.
Latest Results - 2/03/2014
Full Results at Full on Sports