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Discussion: Descending

in: Jon X; Jon X > 2016-05-11

May 14, 2016 9:13 AM # 
Rather scarily, when I set my (not so great) PB of 37:23 in 1998 (gulp) I got from the top to the finish in less than 13 minutes...!
May 14, 2016 8:38 PM # 
The fastest descent time in the race, based on the strava downhill segment, is Hector Haines with13.31. That includes the new dogleg before the track crossing, though don't think that would add on any more than 20 seconds. My pb is from around then too Brad I think. Both slower than Ange I'm afraid! ;-)
May 14, 2016 9:02 PM # 
These youngsters just can't run downhill! Although I couldn't run uphill; I never got to the top in sub-24, pretty sure about that. Murray ran the descent in 12:24 when he set the record, I think.
May 14, 2016 9:21 PM # 
I went 1310 two years ago, got a bit stuck behind on the steep forest bit ;) Reckon sub 12 is on.
May 14, 2016 9:28 PM # 
Ha, good man. I'm sure you could do it, although there are an awful lot of tail enders to dodge on the way down when there are 400 runners! Just run at them and they'll all leap out of the way ;-
May 14, 2016 10:38 PM # 

Suggests 12:44 when I broke the record. It only counts if it's off the back of a sub-20 climb, Dan ;)
May 15, 2016 1:01 PM # 
Ah see I read the 20-dead in the log not your actual time (d'oh!). And you're right, it only counts if you've not jogged up the hill, like my paltry efforts :).
May 15, 2016 2:25 PM # 
Or you could say you raced hard up a hill for longer ;)

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