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  • will
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    Boris did it in 8 hours, so you’ll be fine 😆

    Premier Icon ransos
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    I’ve signed up again. Hopefully with more luck this time!

    Those times are staggeringly fast – my PB for a century is about 5:30, which would only put me in the middle of that bell curve. Yet I’m usually faster than average when I do sportives, so what’s going on?

    will
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    ransos – Member
    I’ve signed up again. Hopefully with more luck this time!

    Those times are staggeringly fast – my PB for a century is about 5:30, which would only put me in the middle of that bell curve. Yet I’m usually faster than average when I do sportives, so what’s going on?

    Conditions were perfect. No Wind, closed roads and some big groups, very flat and the roads were quick (go condition)

    jamiea
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    Done. Quite surprised at the reasonable entry fee too!

    Cheers,
    Jamie

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    ransos – Member
    I’ve signed up again. Hopefully with more luck this time!

    Those times are staggeringly fast – my PB for a century is about 5:30, which would only put me in the middle of that bell curve. Yet I’m usually faster than average when I do sportives, so what’s going on?

    Your worried. Mine’s 6:09. Although that was before I started club riding & proper training etc so I’d hope I could improve on that…

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I’m entered, hopefully with a place riding for BLISS.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Yep I’m in. Want to do a sub-5 hour century, this seems optimal!

    will
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    Njee – You’ll smash that, honestly this ride is so quick. I did a 4:09 for reference.

    Shibboleth
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    I’m in again. Completed last week’s in 4hrs 36 mins without too much bother. I’m aiming for 4:15 next year, a bit of specific training and (hopefully) an earlier start time so I don’t get tangled up in as much traffic on Leith and Box Hills should help matters!

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    Shibboleth – Member
    … a bit of specific training…

    I’ve started some road training (by coincidence) 5 weeks ago. I need to get out and do a few more centuries, but more importantly change my century route so that I don’t back go past my house after the first 60k, its not good for motivation…..

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    Njee – You’ll smash that, honestly this ride is so quick. I did a 4:09 for reference.

    So I read, very impressive! Gives me a year to get back to something resembling fitness!

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    Conditions were perfect. No Wind, closed roads and some big groups, very flat and the roads were quick (go condition)

    Good to know! It would be great to dip under 5 hours, but that does rely on groups working together.

    will
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    I think everybody was surprised with their times. For example there are few guys in the club who are fit but not amazing and most if not all dipped under the 5 hour mark.

    TiRed
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    Ballot for 2014 opened at midnight. Closes once 80,000 have registered.

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    I got my registration in earlier.

    Timings – as others have said it’s amazing what you can do on closed roads and a flattish circuit like that.

    xiphon
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    Managed 6:50, with zero training, and not ridden a bike in 6 weeks prior (broke my arm at Fort Bill Endurance race). Muscle fatigue in my bad arm was agony…

    Now I know what to expect (first century), I’ve got a baseline to improve from.

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    I put down 5:30 which I thought was unreasonbably quick given lack of training (I hadn’t touched the road ike for a year before march), then did it in 4:50, and found that fairly easy

    TiRed
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    Going for sub 4:30 this time as I rode the last half pretty much alone after losing my team.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Just registered.

    I remember reading something about a guaranteed place if you missed out this year. Seemed a bit unlikely, and there was no “registered this year but no luck?” field in the reg. process.

    Any truth in it?

    Shibboleth
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    I think the guaranteed places were if you won the first ballot but had to cancel your ride for some reason.

    TiRed
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    And currently, there is no team registration (that’s coming in a few weeks). So I’m hoping that they make the event larger; 20,000 plus team entrants. And yes it was a fast event, but 4:09 is still VERY fast – that beat our Cat 2 team (4:20).

    That plot of times is subdivided too finely. Do it by 30 minutes and you get a lovely smooth over-dispersed log-normal(ish) distribution. And if course there is digit bias to come under thresholds (5hrs, 6hrs…)

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    well, thats my place sorted.

    ride for charity chaps, its the way forward.

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    50,000 applications for places in the first 24hrs!

    I think they may need to think about growing the actual size of the event more quickly than they originally expected, or go off and create similar events around the country.

    will
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    Tired – Did your club actually have a “team” entry? Think some of the guys in our club tried, but failed to organise it for some reason… Assume if they were in a team they all started together?

    Yeah 4:09 is quick I guess, but conditions were perfect. Having said that I felt VERY strong on the day.

    50,000 entries in the first 24 hours is seriously cool. I know a lot of people were inspired to enter (my boss for example who isn’t a cyclists at all) Just hope I get in again!

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