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Guzzler 100 Ultra - Run


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Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
Trail Co
28C / 82F
Sunny
Total Time = 17h 41m 52s
Overall Rank = 31/140
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 5/15
Pre-race routine:

No change from a normal marathon race.
Event warmup:

None. Walk to the start!.
Run
  • 17h 41m 52s
  • 104.5 kms
  • 10m 10s  min/km
Comments:

My first ever 100km race and it was over trails and had 4,600m climbing.
It just worked and I got it done! :)
It was a surprisingly quiet race mentally - even the last 5 hours in the dark on rough trails. Hard to describe the almost 'Zen - like' feeling.
I never considered how far I'd run nor how far left to run. The only thing to think about was where I was and what my body felt like.
And perhaps not surprisingly, I was just waiting for the wheels to fall off late in the race. But that never happened.
My initial target when I signed up in January was 21 hours, but by May I felt I could set a real challenging target of 19:30 hours. So imagine my surprise when I finished in 17:41!

What would you do differently?:

Had a little trouble with the support crew getting lost heading to the important 53km CP. Eventually they arrived but it cost me 20 minutes and meant I had cooled down and felt quite sick heading out to the biggest climb on the course. This was the last daylight CP and was scheduled to be a major stop - new socks, shirt, shorts, restocking of personal fuel. None of that happened except the re-fuelling. Need to ensure crew are in place at the nominated points.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cautious approach to pace as it was my first 100km race. Appropriate caution but can slip that shackle next race.

Event comments:

Outstanding race given the challenges thrown up by COVID. And to the great credit of the organisers, they gave people the option of a FULL refund or a transfer to November's race. (This was originally scheduled for July , our winter).




Last updated: 2019-12-30 12:00 AM
Running
17:41:52 | 104.5 kms | 10m 10s  min/km
Age Group: 5/15
Overall: 31/140
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: Guzzler 100 Ultra


2020-12-09 7:49 AM
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Subject: RE: Guzzler 100 Ultra
Wow! Great description of the zen, being totally in the present, mind-set at what should have been the hardest part of the race..

Congrats on your day..
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