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Discussion: Good Luck

in: Anvil; Anvil > 2015-11-09

Nov 11, 2015 6:00 PM # 
At the WTM
Nov 11, 2015 6:06 PM # 
Have a good one! Stay warm.
Nov 11, 2015 11:54 PM # 
Good Luck
Whats The Matter ?
Can we follow you?
Nov 12, 2015 12:17 AM # 
good luck - have a great one, anvil!!
Warm The Mud?
Nov 12, 2015 2:19 AM # 
what the muck?!
Nov 12, 2015 4:40 AM # 
Thanks all, only goal is to last 24 hours, remain injury free and enjoy the atmosphere & totally different terrain.
You should be able to follow online here:

Race starts at 2pm PST. Mileage goals are unwise since you never really know what you'll get with the course or conditions, see what happened last year:
Nov 14, 2015 8:16 PM # 
Results should start updating here once thw race starts at 5.
My number is 1953. First hour is obstacle free to spread the field out so early laps will be fast. I'll be starting slow do expect me far back early on. Course looks super fun with big cliff jumps, trampolines, zip lines and real life version of that board game operation
Nov 14, 2015 10:47 PM # 
I never understand what the workouts mean, especially with all the "helens" & other names thrown in. :-) But I am really glad that there is someone on AP that posts about it. Always fun to read. Good luck!
Nov 14, 2015 10:55 PM # 
I remember that one.
Nov 14, 2015 11:03 PM # 
Real life version of the game operation... ummm wouldn't that be actually performing an operation?
Good luck!
Nov 14, 2015 11:21 PM # 
Have a good one! I am glad that it is you and not me.
Nov 15, 2015 12:28 AM # 
Good start, Patrick.
Nov 15, 2015 3:41 AM # 
Best of luck!!
Nov 15, 2015 4:37 AM # 
Moving up the list
Nov 15, 2015 5:11 AM # 
Rankings for the first 4 laps - just under 6 hours:

Smart racing, as we would expect.
Nov 15, 2015 5:13 AM # 
Also, the only Canadian team is crushing the team division so far - from Caledon (yay!) Yes, that is Ryan Atkins leading a team of four guys. They've done 6 laps in just over 6 hours. The 2nd place team finished their 5th lap ten minutes earlier.
Nov 15, 2015 5:32 AM # 
I just noticed that Zoolander is in 5th place overall, less than 10 minutes behind Team after 6 laps and ahead of Junyong Pak. Go Canada! And go, honourary Canadian Aussies!
Nov 15, 2015 6:39 PM # 
It looks like Anvil took a few hours off about halfway through after 7 laps (12 hrs 12 min). He came back and did Lap 8 so he seems to be feeling fine at the 40 mile mark. He's currently sitting 277th of 1135 overall, which is impressive after that break!

Zoolander is in 14th place after 12 laps, 60 miles, 17 hrs 20 min. It looks like he may have taken a break after Lap 11.

In the team competition, of Caledon (Ryan Atkins, etc.) is at 15 laps, 75 miles, 19 hrs 56 min. The 2nd place team is 2.5 laps behind so this race appears to be over.
Nov 15, 2015 6:45 PM # 
Hmm, I just realized that Zoolander seems to be taking another break or he has stopped. Race time now is 20 hrs 45 min so it's been 3 hours since he recorded his last lap. His first lap was 41 mins although everyone slows down a lot, of course.
Nov 15, 2015 6:55 PM # 
Just noticed this on Ryan Atkins' Facebook (written by support crew, i.e. fiancée Lindsay Webster):

"The guys are absolutely smoked from trying for 20 hours to break the 100 mile challenge, and left it all out there on course but ultimately won't reach the goal. They will, however, take home the award for top team! They're having a break now and will got out for one more lap around 2pm to seal the deal."
Nov 15, 2015 8:00 PM # 
Nov 15, 2015 8:22 PM # 
One more Patrick... 50 is a nice round number :)
Nov 15, 2015 8:33 PM # 
I'm not sure how reliable the leaderboard is but it says he has gone 46 miles so he must be doing that final lap! :) He's moved up 25 places since Lap 8.
Nov 15, 2015 8:39 PM # 
Zoolander finished his 13th lap almost 5 hours after his 12th lap. Looks like he's not feeling great. With less than 2 hours till the finish, I doubt he went out for a final lap. He is in 22nd place now of 1135. I don't know what other events he has done that are similar. Anyone know? This is a terrific result for anyone but especially for a multisport athlete.
Nov 15, 2015 10:19 PM # 
He did it! Anvil finished 50 miles (10 laps) at 24:13. (I didn't realize you could finish your final lap after 24 hrs.) He is in 207th place of 1140. Great stuff - congrats!
Nov 15, 2015 10:20 PM # 
Zoolander is 22nd after finishing 14 laps in 24:10.

The solo winner, Chad Trammell did 19 laps in 24 hrs even.
Nov 15, 2015 10:23 PM # 
Nice work! I'm glad that you managed to keep going for the whole time since that was your goal :)

Now the journey home in time to run ARK tomorrow!!!
Nov 15, 2015 10:24 PM # 
After their break, Team went out and completed 80 miles (16 laps) in 24:10, two laps ahead of the nearest team. Team members are Ryan Atkins and Eric Batty (who have won the DontGetLost Snowshoe Raid together), Matt Murphy and Jonathan Albon.
Nov 15, 2015 10:24 PM # 
Top woman was Amelia Boone in 10th overall with 75 miles (15 laps).
Nov 15, 2015 10:55 PM # 
Batty and Atkins have also topped the RTH podium with JVD and almost a second time (bettered by <100m to the Foreigners ...thanks to their weak third team mate)
Nov 15, 2015 10:56 PM # 
Way to go Anvil! Where did Joe end up?

...I just check here as I know Bash has all the answers ;)
Nov 15, 2015 11:53 PM # 
I think it's Joe Zack that you guys know...? If so, he finished 30 miles (6 laps) in 8 hours then apparently stopped. So he was doing really, really well. He still finished midpack.
Nov 16, 2015 12:29 AM # 
Tough as Anvil
Nov 16, 2015 1:42 AM # 
Congratulations Patrick - goal was achieved! Monday has to hurt this week!!!
Nov 16, 2015 1:50 AM # 
From Joe Zack's Facebook:

"Wow is all I can say... World's Toughest Mudder was an awesome event again. Amazing course, amazing obstacles, I simply can't say enough about them.
Thank you to everybody that encouraged me and followed me online and through various posts. I am extremely flattered and it really does help me throught events like this.
Unfortunately this year it simply boiled down to heart and mine simply wasn't with me in this race. While my legs felt good and my body seemed to be able to keep pushing, my thoughts weren't on the race and once the cold started setting in I simply didn't have the push I needed to go on.
That being said I has a great time at a great event with awesome people. I can't thank Karen Beaudin enough for the help in the pits and it was great to watch Bobby Beaudin and Patrick Saile fight through this beast of Mudder."
Nov 16, 2015 2:10 AM # 
You are a tough dude
Nov 16, 2015 3:15 AM # 
Thanks everyone for following. It still didn't go as well as planned, I was on target to get 60-65 miles at the half way mark, but got in my own head on that 12-2am loop and then made some dumb decisions in the pit after that.
But am dealing with some pretty major shin and knee pain right now, so maybe 50 miles was enough after all. More to come after I sleep.
I am not looking forward to ARK set up tomorrow.
Nov 16, 2015 4:20 AM # 
Wow! Just, wow. Hopefully you get some rest after ARK of course.
Nov 16, 2015 5:00 AM # 
Thanks Bash. Good luck Anvil.
Nov 16, 2015 2:33 PM # 
Congrats Anvil! You earned yourself a VB! Can practically see you in an ad now.
Nov 16, 2015 2:50 PM # 
Congrats anvil - not as well as planned still sounds like a major achievement - nice going pushing through!!!! Looked crazy tough.

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