Wiggle Enduro 6
Six hour mountain Bike race at Catton Park, Derbyshire.
My support crew is still in hospital, so I didn't bother with a tent, I drove up and slept in the Land Rover on my own, although my ex-support crew was there, so I said hello as I lapped her in the race.
Practice lap on Saturday afternoon.http://connect.garmin.com/activity/175492990
40:03 This wasn't flat out pace, but it wasn't my 6 hour pace either. If
I could lap in 40 minutes, I'd get 9 laps in before the 6 hours was up and go out for a 10th.
I knew I couldn't though, so I aimed for 45 minute laps and a 9 lap total.
Race on Sunday.
I knew it was going to be hard. The ground was very wet in places and a lot of the course was across grassy fields, which are hard work at the best of times.
The dirt tracks in the woods were very wet as well. Not so much slippery mud, just dragging, sticky mud.
I started off lapping in about 42 - 43 minutes, by the end I was down to 46 - 47 minutes, so I don't think I paced myself as well as I should. I put it down to the mud, it was far more tiring than I expected.
I finished my 8th lap at 5:58:13, so just had time to go out for a 9th, getting back at 6:45:00.
No results on line yet, but it looks like I was 23rd/109 solo male overall, with no separate classes for veterans or single speed.
It was my first race on the Quroz belt drive single speed
and it worked perfectly.http://ridewithgps.com/trips/630928
328km down on my 10 000km target so far this year, due to missing quite a few commutes as I drive to work trying to sort out stuff for Mary for when she comes home from hospital.
She's more concerned about me getting behind than I am.