I'm a Lowestoft Road Runner. I "captain" our club's cross country team and we take part in the Suffolk County Cross County League. I've not had any info on it as yet this year so wonder if it's the same league to which you refer.
Good luck to all of those running the Framlingham 10k on Sunday! Unfortunately I have a prior engagement which means I'll be missing out, I'm really annoyed about that, but hopefully I'll be around for a couple of cross countries this season.
It's organised by Waveney Valley AC. Last date for entries is 7/9 but I think you can enter on the day for a supplement. Go to www.waveneyvalley.org for an entry form. You can't enter online though.
Race starts at 12noon from Lowestoft Old Town and finishes in the Triangle, which is near the start. Plenty of pay and display parking about.
Normally lots of support once you actually start running up and down The Scores....Joe Public seems to like watching runners struggle up steps!
Links Hill starts the climbs off after you've done a downhill run to the sea front wall ( not the seaside promenade) and run along the wall for a mile or so. Best tactic is to do your best to get a position before Links Hill unless you are particularly good at climbing hills and running up and down steps.
I'll give it a think, wouldn't be expecting a fab time, I'm really poor at hills (not many around Suffolk after all) and steps are horrible to run up. Mind you, I don't like snubbing challenges and its my last chance to race in Suffolk for the next four months. *ponders*
There were 15 LRR out on the Scores course training for the race last night and only 6 from the club that are organising the race!
It was very muggy and I did a steady run, after running approx 2 miles to the course, getting round in 36'01". With any luck it'll be cooler Sunday...it needs to be to give me a chance of getting close to my PB of 34'19" set 7 years ago.
Think I'll give it a miss. I'm going to do some experimental training between now and Thursday because I'm giving blood tomorrow and seeing how long it takes for me to get back to my average pace after tomorrow.