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Motatapu Ultra Run - RunUltra Marathon


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Arrowtown, Otago
New Zealand
Ironman
20C / 68F
Overcast
Total Time = 10h 22m 53s
Overall Rank = 80/171
Age Group = 50+
Age Group Rank = 9/26
Pre-race routine:

2 1/2 hour bus ride to start!
Event warmup:

None! It was freezing - about -3'C. Stood in front of a generator powering the portable lights at the start line, trying to keep warm!
Run
  • 10h 22m 53s
  • 51 kms
  • 12m 13s  min/km
Comments:

Starts in the dark and headlamps not put away until 90 minutes into race. First climb, of four, takes 2 1/2 hours unrelenting climbing! Then it just gets worse over the next three peaks. Each time you get to the top of a peak you plunge steeply down into the valley below, only to begin ascending all over again.
What would you do differently?:

More hill work?
Post race
Warm down:

Beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Calves were the limiting factor going up hill. More work required before the 2020 race!

Event comments:

Truly a difficult run over awesome terrain. It's rated as one of the hardest mountain ultra races in NZ. Outstanding scenery.

Superbly organised as you'd expect with the Ironman organisation running it.




Last updated: 2018-11-06 12:00 AM
Running
10:22:53 | 51 kms | 12m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 9/26
Overall: 80/171
Performance: Good
The Arrow River was low so the route out was in & across the river multiple times before the finish line. 50+crossings of the river in the last 19km of the race!
Course: Glendhu Bay on Lake Wanaka to Arrowtown via the Motatapu Track.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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