Stats for my attempt at event
RAN - 3/4s of a marathon with 2000m elevation
cycled - 8k in 30 mins at night then 3hrs and 15 mins in the enduro
Punctured - 5 times
ran out of tubes - twice
For having done no running training i think i did quite well , 5th U23 catagory or 84th out of 186 competitors.
took 12th/2nd U23 in the night MTB time trial , gutted as i got a puncture. Even with the puncture i was only 3 mins off overall win !. ( this was also my first ride on my new merida race bike)
In the enduro the puncture fairy was to stay. On one particularly rocky descent i punctured the rear wheel , then on the next lap the front wheel. Had to get Pauls spares and pump to fix it as i was only carrying a co2 can and a single tube. I punctured another 2 times and then packed up for the day having no tubes left.
Im going to have to review my set up. More PSI and eventually a tubeless set up i think. The rocket rons were also not suited to the rocky terrain , as i was expecting muddy conditions the only other tires i brought were 1.8 fire mud pros and they would have been even worse in the rocks !
You live and you learn and my lacking of toe nails and multitude of blisters have taught me that i shouldnt fell run !
The event its self was very well run from an organisational point of view with only 1 or 2 minor minor snags. The team from inov8 seemed to have thought of everything. Including the great weather we had !