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Oh so curious...results usually don't go up until the following week for these things.

Was anyone there that would care to share?
 

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I have heard a few scraps...

About 20 in the Open field, I heard that local Eric Jones took 3rd. 6 or so racers in the 30+ ager groupers and 1 guy in the 19-29ers. I am kicking myself for not racing. Which is a good thing. It means that my breakdown at the E12 is history and the racing urge is alive and well. :D

I think the age group race was 2 17 mile laps, so not much of a marathon. The pros did 3 laps, so like 2 miles longer than a normal XC race? :p
 

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Travis Brown won, Chris Eatough was second, yes Eric was third. Sue Abbene was 2nd I think. I can't remember who won the open women - she was tall,thin, blonde, from CA rode for Starbucks. There were 10 open women. A single speeder won I think the 20-29 men. Dick Newsom won the 50+ (the only finisher) Only 2 women age group finishers - me in 40+ and Lyna Saffell - Revolution 30+.

The winning women's time was around 6:15. It took me 4:50 to do 2 laps. Lots of climbing. It's too bad so few local people did it. The course was in perfect shape and lots of fun. The flowers at the top were gorgeous!

Cyndi
 

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daisy said:
The winning women's time was around 6:15. It took me 4:50 to do 2 laps. Lots of climbing. It's too bad so few local people did it. The course was in perfect shape and lots of fun. The flowers at the top were gorgeous!

Cyndi
Nice work Cyndi - Kinda makes me wish I did it. I got to spend 4 hours in the dentist chair instead :mad:
 

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Hey Alizbee,
Let me set you straight on a few things because I know you are trying to make yourself feel better after your 12 hour effort. There were 9 racers in the 30-39 age group. 2 laps consisted of 8,000ft of climbing or so. I completed the course in around 3:40:00, so to answer your question it was a just a little longer than the expert IMC races you do. Before you question whether or not it qualified as a marathon, I would suggest trying the race first.
Some people might take it the wrong way!
 

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srescigno73 said:
Hey Alizbee,
Let me set you straight on a few things because I know you are trying to make yourself feel better after your 12 hour effort. There were 9 racers in the 30-39 age group. 2 laps consisted of 8,000ft of climbing or so. I completed the course in around 3:40:00, so to answer your question it was a just a little longer than the expert IMC races you do. Before you question whether or not it qualified as a marathon, I would suggest trying the race first.
Some people might take it the wrong way!
As far as making myself feel better after my 12 hour debalce, well I don't do that by the belittement of other races, or other racers. So I will set you straight on that point. I apologize if I came across that way. That was not my intention.

I realize that racing at DV is difficult, regardless of the length of the course. Congrats on finishing. I guess I just have a different idea of what a marathon is, and without really realizing the full scope of the race I thought this one seemd a bit short. I made the mistake of looking at miles, rather than time it would take to finish.
 

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I can also attest that the distance was very deceiving. Just taking it easy the first lap, I put in a 2 hour time, then the second lap I couldn't climb coupled with only three gears so I put in a 2.5+ hour time. Of course, the fact that the course was over a mile higher than my residence didn't help matters, but it was definitely a rough course.
 
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