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Mittelrhein Marathon - Sunday 17th May 2015

 
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ed!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:31 pm    Subject: Mittelrhein Marathon - Sunday 17th May 2015 Reply with quote

http://www.mittelrhein-marathon.de

Anyone going this year?
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Markus



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:44 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

on my list of things I'm meaning to do this year...
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ralomo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:26 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Registered  Smile
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ed!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:08 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

After a bit more digging:
- Online registration closes on the 20th April
- It's going to be a mass start, i.e. speed and fitness groups combined
- Slight course change with the hope to make it an even faster course
- There's a u-turn in the early km of the race, which sounds a bit hairy

Looking at flights, for those (like me) wanting to avoid Stansted:

easyJet + germanwings - £101
10:40 LGW 1h 20
13:00 CGN

18:40 CGN 1h 25
19:05 LHR

Alternatively,

germanwings - £140
09:40 LHR 1h 25
12:05 CGN

18:40 CGN 1h 25
19:05 LHR


I just need to check if the return journey is not cutting it fine.  If a later flight is required, then it will mean a Stansted return Sad
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ed!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:12 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Men's results (out of 237)
Code:
1 1 1898 » Jones, Ollie (NZL) MJUN Christchurch New Zealand 01:12:51 01:12:49

11 5 1987 » Thierstein, Markus (GBR) 40 London Skaters Speed Team 01:14:49 01:14:43
13 2 1998 » Gwiazda, Edmar (GBR) 30  01:14:49 01:14:44
106 35 1899 » Alomo, Richard (ENG) 40 London Skaters Speed Team 01:33:38 01:33:27


Women's results (out of 80)
Code:
1 1 3135 » Rumpus, Katharina (GER) HK Powerslide Matter Team 01:17:18 01:17:14

24 8 3262 » Grahame, Barbara (GER) 40  01:39:36 01:39:26


The course was slightly different to last year, with an interesting 180 degree turn after 10km, but at least the cobbles were still there to keep us (and the spectators) "entertained".
Fortunately it stayed dry, but it was noticably windier than last year.

There was no Speed and Fitness blocks this year, but males and females did start separately - kind of.  It also wasn't a German Inline Cup race, so there were only a handful of pro skaters.

In terms of the race itself, from my perspective, no real surprises:
- Skaters went off like the clappers
- Slowed down a bit after a few K, with the main race contenders (4 skaters) skating tactically (attacking, chasing, slowing, repeat).
- Our chasing group maintained a consistent pace, sharing the work, occasionally catching the breakaway group, but then losing them again.
- The last 2k was where there was the most excitement: a car stupidly trying to cross the course at the bottom of a downhill, then stalling in the middle of the road, and being pushed out of the way with a few seconds to spare
- My sprint at the end was a bit of a mess, schoolboy error and going to early and getting caught up just before the finish

As with last year, it's great to have a couple of friendly faces in the pack (Markus and Sebastian), making it easier to navigate your way in the line.

All in all, a good first marathon race for me and I am pleased with the result.

Special kudos to Barbara - she did the race off the back of a multi-day skate tour, before driving down that morning to race, coming in with a very respectable time and position!
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George



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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:42 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Well done Ed, Markus, Richard and Barbara!!

Very Happy
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Glenn
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:28 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Echo what George says, some really impressive stuff there;

well done; and

btw when you say there were only a handful of pro-skaters - are you including Markus and yourself?  

G
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Markus



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:50 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

it's amazing to see that Ed came 2nd in category, whilst I only came 5th. Old sacks rule, eh?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:05 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the M40s is quite a tough category. I'm M50 in 2 years so hoping to be fit enough to enjoy my new "youthfulness" Smile
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