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12/01/2004 at 09:32
SW - I bow to you, and hang my head in shame!!!

The first time I have EVER not finished an event....

Got everything wrong... didn't bring any drinks/energy bars/fuel of any sort with me, and when start was delayed, followed the herd and did a 'recce lap' of the cycle course, expecting a 30 min. warm-up. Took an hour, and used up far too much energy.

Completed run1 in about 43 mins, and finished the cycle in about 1hr 56min, giving me a combined time to that point of about 2hrs 39. Alas, I threw my towel in then as I as a) completely exhausted, b) running horrendously late for parental duties back home and c) delaying my buddy who had pulled out after lap 2 of the cycle and also had to get home to look after his kids.

ok, b) and c) are probably excuses, and a) is the real reason I stopped, but, bl##dy hell, as a novice at this kind of thing (Hairy Legs and MM1 are the only mtb duathlons I have done previously), is this the kind of standard I should expect for the future?
12/01/2004 at 12:34
I think you've hit the nail on the head there rocks, I didn't really have enough food/drink for that length of time, had I known it would take so long I would have taken far more. As it was I finished very dehydrated and totally out of fuel, and still feel out of sorts today.

I noticed one competitor had what appeared to be a cream bun sellotaped to their handlebars, presumably as an emergency snack. Seemed strange at the time but I could have done with something similar myself...

Oh, and surely that run was quite a bit over 4 miles?!
12/01/2004 at 12:46
Abso-bl##dy-lutely! I may be slow, and it might have been hilly, but I do not take 43 minutes to cover 4 miles!

12/01/2004 at 12:52
Glad it wasn't just me then :)

Will be interesting to see the results - I think even the winner took about 2:30 as he was finishing just as I started my 2nd run. The tailenders could still be out there...
12/01/2004 at 13:01
Yep... it was the winner (Andy Blow) who had the snack attached to his handlebars... don't feel too bad about losing out to him - he only managed 33rd in the 2000 world championships!

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