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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Tim Don - Boston Reply with quote

I know he's a bit of a vilified creature around these parts, but you;'ve got to hand it to the guy after his crash at Kona last year.

Be interesting to see how he goes at Boston today. Hadn't realised before that it was a totally downhill course ... sounds awful!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boston is a net downhill, but plenty of rollers hence not the superquick times you would think like London/Berlin.

What gets people about Boston is that the main downhills are the first 5 miles, many a time target (including mine in 2013) has been crushed as you smash your quads flying down these hills thinking you're doing fine and keeping a lid on your pace.

You are not aware you have done this until the 3 main hills around 18-21 miles - perfectly placed to exploit this error just as you tire, with long enough after them to watch your target drift away.

It's a great race Smile I'll follow Tim with interest...

Is that other guy racing yet who sliced his neck open piling into a van during the race at Kona?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Boston is a net downhill, but plenty of rollers hence not the superquick times you would think like London/Berlin.

What gets people about Boston is that the main downhills are the first 5 miles, many a time target (including mine in 2013) has been crushed as you smash your quads flying down these hills thinking you're doing fine and keeping a lid on your pace.

You are not aware you have done this until the 3 main hills around 18-21 miles - perfectly placed to exploit this error just as you tire, with long enough after them to watch your target drift away.

It's a great race Smile I'll follow Tim with interest...

Is that other guy racing yet who sliced his neck open piling into a van during the race at Kona?


Matt Hanson or Matt Russell? One of the American Matt's anyway. Think he raced Oceanside the other week and is down to do Texas this/next weekend. If memory serves me.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know how he is doing?
Amazing come back.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weather certainly looks challenging; 5degrees, driving rain

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Don through 5k in 18:10.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10k in 36.55
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2:35 pace.

But the net downhill is now spent and he has the Nowton Hills to come.

My money's on 2:47.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taking advantage of the descent...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pro race is live on BBC website - weather looks rank!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don not tracking any more...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile on ST they're debating how fast Lionel could do it in, rather than any of the actual competitors....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Don not tracking any more...


He forgot to fill in the whereabouts form, so the tracker missed him Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doug wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Don not tracking any more...


He forgot to fill in the whereabouts form, so the tracker missed him Wink


there it is folks....post of the year...if not the decade

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Through half way in 1:20:46, on track for a sub 2:45 if he keeps it up over the hills. Looks absolutely disgusting - wheelchair athletes finished and were shaking in the cold
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