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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject: Deca - Enduroman Race Report by Chris Ette Reply with quote

I have finally got round to posting my Enduroman Deca Race Report

Link Below:

www.christopherette.com

You can also read a crew report written by Gareth Wheeler
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Chris.

You seemed to stick to the plan really well. I must admit I was surprised about you feeling the cold and struggling with sleeping. I'm not sure I would have coped as well as you if I'd been awake each night.

I ached after day 1 but thereafter slept well and never found the lake cold at all.

If you had to do it again. What changes would you make? And do you think the punctures were just bad luck or would you use different tyres in the future.

Epic work. You certainly deserve it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome report Chris

Was a real pleasure and awe inspiring to watch proper nutters at work.

I was watching quite closely whilst crewing for Ted and l learnt a lot about peoples eating habits etc.

We were very impressed with how methodical you were in your eating n drinking regimes, very consistent compared to some, especially during the swim.
Considering you say its your weakest discipline you stopped every 3 laps and still managed 1:04 etc

Was good to finally have a chat with you n Dave out on the run day 9.

Enjoy the rest as its well deserved, might see you at BW
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top work fella.

So many memories which hopefully will last a lifetime.

Was a pleasure watching you do your stuff on the course and make your mum and dad proud.

First time i've seen your Dad lost for words Smile

Even more impressive is the fact you have your own domain name Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report Chris.
I was really envious of your well organised, well briefed, well supplied and numerous crew. Almost the opposite of our "make it up as you go along" approach. Gareth's crewing report is a must read for anyone doing the deca in the future. I may make TC read it to introduce concepts such as "being organised" and "dont faff" to him.

Bring on the big Woody for your single (unconstrained) Ironman debut.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well organised and very modest.

triple deca next then!?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Carl - a really good read and massive achievement.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LifeofRiley wrote:
Great stuff Carl - a really good read and massive achievement.

LoR


Oops Freudian slip there! Stupid Stupid

Great stuff Chris as well as Carl!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report, and great performance.

Shows that preparation is half the battle. The laps on the bike course must have helped a lot.

You also make interesting and valid points about your temperature during the race. I was helping people out of the water days 8, 9 and 10. The singles, doubles and even triplers were saying the water was quite warm, whilst every one of you mad deca's were really struggling, saying how cold it was.

Just think how easy that would have been in a warm country with a pool swim!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report (and website) Chris!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report Chris. It shows that having a plan and briefing your crew about it works; and that sometimes you have to stray a little from the plan, but going too far off can be risky.

Well done on a massive achievement and I hope that it all sinks in eventually - though I don't doubt that, due to sleep deprivation, weather, cold etc, it must have felt like an out-of-body experience from about day 5 onwards!!

I hope that all your aches and pains ease off and maybe see you at the BW (if my crewing injuries have eased off!! Very Happy )

Congrat's you Deca-man you Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

loved reading that!

well done again on an awesome achievement.

hope to see you at TBW!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brillaint report and brilliant race




well done..i love reading these reports...........
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris - a good report

I too figured day 10 would be a procession but found it incredibly tough. Liked your pic of hobbling to the lake in the morning on blisters too - its amazing that after the swim things loosen up so much! (mind you i spent a long time in the cold water each day Very Happy )

Enjoyed racing with you, few good chats on the bike course in particular.

You had a great support crew - hope you've treated them all to something nice. Razz

And as for your dad - he didnt need to say any words at the awards ceremony afterwards - his emotion said it all. Fantastic.

Well done mate, recover well. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh...and would be great to see you at the big woody
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