GBDURO 2020 starts today

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Jamesh » 5 Aug 2020, 5:28pm

Looks like the leader Angus is out after a thunderstorm and vomiting.

It's a really hard race with the need to be self sufficient, water harvesting and poor weather!

Cheers James

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Aug 2020, 5:47pm

Hi,
Guessed the weather would crucify them :(
Tough luck.
All that prepacked food was not going to help.
After 12 hrs at a pace I lose my appetite then I force feed and there is always regurgitation.
If you dont eat then you nose dive into the tarmac..............any thing that happens then is just the way you feel.
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 5 Aug 2020, 7:21pm

Jamesh wrote:Looks like the leader Angus is out after a thunderstorm and vomiting.

It's a really hard race with the need to be self sufficient, water harvesting and poor weather!

Cheers James


He was Thunderstruck....

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Redvee » 6 Aug 2020, 1:01am

This is Molly Weaver's first Instgram post since retiring from the race

mollyweaver94 wrote:
I hadn’t considered that I might not finish GBDURO, and certainly not that it would end so soon and so abruptly. I would say that this was naïve of me, but instead I think it was optimistic. I don’t think you can reach the start line of an event like this if you don’t believe you’ll also make it to the finish.

But all it takes is one tiny mistake, one moment of bad luck, one oversight, and months of work and days of riding are gone in an instant. It’s a bizarre feeling. You’re in it and everything’s going well, and then just like that you’re out. Then you're at home watching others continue the adventure without you.

Every single person involved in this event was brilliant. In personality, in attitude, and in their ability to ride a ridiculously heavy bike through extremely challenging terrain. I'm incredibly sad not to be out there with them, but I am following their dots and willing them all on.

Maybe I'll go into more detail at some point, but I suffered a pretty nasty freak injury on a difficult descent in the rain. I was being careful, and I didn't crash, but I hit a rock and then hit the saddle hard. I could no longer sit down after this, which is a major issue. I tried everything to relieve the pain, then tried again, but it became clear that reaching John O’Groats was no longer possible. The injury was only getting worse.

This isn’t just a long ride, this is pushing your body to the extreme for 16hours+ a day over and over again. With a 35kg bike and very little time to rest. It’s beautiful and it’s brutal in equal measure. Even for the hours I continued to make it to the next section, and the next kilometre, I knew that I couldn’t keep it up for another 1700kms.

I'm already looking ahead and not dwelling on this situation, because I was privileged to even be here in the first place. It's a luxury not everyone has.

Now I have some unfinished business to attend to. Plans are already being made, and the adventure isn't over yet.

Thank you to everyone who made any of this possible, and for all of the support since then. Every message, every bit of encouragement, and every person who came out to cheer. It means more than you can know. You're amazing❤️

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Aug 2020, 11:54am

Hi,
Five riders have now crashed out.
I'm not sure you will see half of starters finish the ride?
edited for clarity.
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 6 Aug 2020, 3:32pm

6 Now.

I don't know how many started in 2019 - I know it was more than this year - but only 10 finished. And it's much more tricky this year.

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Aug 2020, 4:47pm

Hi,
Not sure there is a cutoff time.
But I now predict only three finishers.

The problem for those not on the pace is you need more food to get through even a rest day.
Already one mentioned rationing..................
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Jamesh » 6 Aug 2020, 6:45pm

Rabbit it phesant anyone!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Aug 2020, 8:02pm

Hi,
Looks like we are down to 200 k a day with 600 left for the winner.
Good effort.
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 7 Aug 2020, 10:16pm

Hi,
State of play, this is the second half of the competition (last 1000k)
1st is on 1640k appx. Josh ibbet
last is on 950k appx. Chris bower & sharon calton both are riding 2x2 in pairs, or they are a pair?? I am not sure what pairs are, I suppose it two riders, they are within spitting distance or each other.
Problem still exist that food will run out for many of them before they finish?
Gail brown is in forth, effort! :)
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby Jamesh » 8 Aug 2020, 8:44am

It's like the tdf run by the marines.
Chapeau to them all.

Monster effort from them all.

Cheers James
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby 1982john » 8 Aug 2020, 10:18am

Josh could ride through the night and finish for sunrise tomorrow?

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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Aug 2020, 10:45am

Hi,
200 K to go yes probably. Eight days.
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Aug 2020, 9:09pm

Hi,
45 miles to go for Josh Ibbett.
what an effort :)
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Re: GBDURO 2020 starts today

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Aug 2020, 12:15am

Hi,
20K and he's finished....................
Edited-
Must of finished now, 7 & 3/4 days.
Spare a thought for the rest of the field yet to finish.
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