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More Muddy Madness

Last Sunday (2nd March) saw the last in the series of this year's PECO cross country races, this time held at Northcliffe Park in Shipley. Though not the quagmire of round 4, the race was once again dominated by lengthy ankle-deep mud sections. Adding to the fun were a couple of very steep climbs; climbs of the sort that make even very serious runners wonder why they didn't just stay in bed. It was, altogether - as is the norm with these events - tough.

All told though, the event was again superbly organised and - once it was over - the GO VEGGIES present were all pleased they'd made the effort. Emma S and Rosie Wigg finished the race valiantly and remained upright throughout - quite some feat. Mick W took a heroic tumble and finished about a kilo heavier than when he started thanks to a good deal of the local landscape stubbornly remaining attached to his leg. Steve W - though staying upright - again finished with odd scrapes and lacerations to both face and arms. Nobody understands why this happens.

Mick and Steve both 'counted' for the team's age group categories with Steve 5/41 in his age group overall.

All the GO VEGGIES took part in the PECO races for a bit of high-end 'off-season' training. Winter cross-country is a great way to achieve this and all who patronised the series are already looking forward giving it a go when it starts again in November: well in a dreading it kind of way, anyway...

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