24 Hour Hidden Vale 2018 - Race Report

I thought you had blown it’ Statement by Husband after the race comments on the first 6 hours of the race

Are you OK do you need medical assistance‘ statement by a friend after the race at presentations

‘You must be a phenomenal athlete to bring it back from the brink twice’ statement by a male solo competitor

‘Are you OK do you have food’ statement by world 24 hr mtb champion offering me food again (this is not the first time he's offered food every time I see Jason English out on the track he offers me food!)

I’m struggling to keep pace with you, you may just have to go’ statement by a male friend on 2nd to the last lap I was trying to take energy from him

‘Where’s your competition xx whats she up to‘ statement by world 24 hr champion

I don’t really care where xx is I’m just trying to ride 300km, oh and I’ve learned how to make my bike jump!‘ statement by me to world champion

Read more: 24 Hour - Hidden Vale - Easter weekend

Hidden Vale 24 hour solo race Easter 2018 - Reflection

Summary

21 laps

328km

5711 meters 

24hr 19 min

1st solo female

4th overall solo (men and women) (1st place 23 laps, 2nd place 21 laps, 3rd place 21 laps - in 24 hrs 17)

2 laps down on male leader - former world 24-hour champion Jason English 

16km laps

1x fall after hitting a tree

Read more: Hidden Vale 24 hour race reflection - Easter Weekend 2018

Whaka 2014 100 km

Hmm, where do I start - maybe with the appalling race preparation leading up the 100km race? In the week before the 100km mountain bike race, around the trails in Rotorua, a group of friends and myself had way too much fun playing on the trails. In the space of a week, we had clocked up 350+ km with an awful lot of climbing and single track than you could possibly imagine. This resulted in our group starting the race on weary legs with one of the madder guys riding every day including the race on a single speed bike (apparently he can't afford more than 1 gear poor thing).

Read more: Whaka 2014 100 km