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A/R 5k Anniversary TT 24th April

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  • ReeReeG wrote: »
    Hope everyone is feeling excited for the TT, whether you're doing it tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday!

    I'm pretty sure some of you in the table above haven't joined the Strava club - please click and join :) I promise you will then feel good about yourself for helping us keep track of everyone's TT!
    Also, if you're joining, please comment your boards name in the discussion tab because there are still plenty of people I can't match up :rolleyes:

    And it's still not too late to join - the women are particularly under-represented !! Even if just to see where you're at ?? :D

    Hi V. I thought i might throw my name in the hat at the last minute but it's apparent that won't happen now as I'm nursing a bit of an ITB flare up this week, apologies.

    Best of luck to everyone taking part.




  • Name |Cat |2020 TT| Prediction|Actual|AG|Adjusted|Sandbag Factor
    Zico10|M40|16:24|15:50|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    shotgunmcos|M40|18:53|18:30|00:00|00.00|00:00|00:00
    DeepBlue|M50|21:16|23:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Diablo Verde|M40|17:59|17:15|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Healy1835|M40|17:30|18:10|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MrMacPhisto|M38|17:48|16:54|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    TFBubendorfer|M50|19:44|21:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Murph_D|M60|21:03|19:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Dubh G|M38|17:51|16:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Crisco10|M35|18:33|19:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Pherekydes|M60|31:36|33:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    jamule|M45|17:45|16:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Swashbuckler|M35|18:06|16:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    OOnegative|M40|00:00|20:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    EnPassant|M60|23:42|21:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Laineyfrecks|F42|20:36|20:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    AGYR|F50|29:04|31:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Sandwell|M40|00:00|18:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Cartman78|M40|00:00|18:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Simonw|M35|00:00|20:34|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    ClashCityRocker|M36|17:27|18:29|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Bluesquare|F45|24:11|24:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Kander|M37|00:00|21:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    fletch|M35|00:00|16:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    woody1|M45|20:01|19:40|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    deconduo|M30|00:00|24:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    axe2grind|M50|00:00|18:45|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    jackc101|M35|22:34|22:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    slow_runner|M47|20:37|19:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    CharlieIRL|M46|00:00|32:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Hannibal_Smith|F44|35:42|33:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MisterJinx|M44|20:03|20:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    ThebitterLemon|M50|00:00|19:40|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    LambayIsland|M35|16:56|19:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MrSkinny|M49|21:42|22:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00


    A late entry but, after much humming and hawing, I'm in. The inaugural event was last year's running highlight and I know I'd kick myself if I didn't take part again, even if I'm nowhere near last year's fitness level. I fell off the running wagon big time during the latter part of the year and 2021 has been very stop-start. Only just managed to get into some semblance of regular running over the last few weeks. I've done nothing but easy running for a long time but a mini speed trial today (for all of 800m!) has somehow fooled me into thinking I'll still be able for a half-decent 5k - it'll be fun to watch the wheels fall off. :)




  • Name |Cat |2020 TT| Prediction|Actual|AG|Adjusted|Sandbag Factor
    Zico10|M40|16:24|15:50|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    shotgunmcos|M40|18:53|18:30|00:00|00.00|00:00|00:00
    DeepBlue|M50|21:16|23:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Diablo Verde|M40|17:59|17:15|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Healy1835|M40|17:30|18:10|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MrMacPhisto|M38|17:48|16:54|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    TFBubendorfer|M50|19:44|21:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Murph_D|M60|21:03|19:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Dubh G|M38|17:51|16:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Crisco10|M35|18:33|19:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Pherekydes|M61|31:36|33:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    jamule|M45|17:45|16:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Swashbuckler|M35|18:06|16:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    OOnegative|M40|00:00|20:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    EnPassant|M60|23:42|21:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Laineyfrecks|F42|20:36|20:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    AGYR|F50|29:04|31:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Sandwell|M40|00:00|18:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Cartman78|M40|00:00|18:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Simonw|M35|00:00|20:34|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    ClashCityRocker|M36|17:27|18:29|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Bluesquare|F45|24:11|24:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Kander|M37|00:00|21:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    fletch|M35|00:00|16:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    woody1|M45|20:01|19:40|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    deconduo|M30|00:00|24:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    axe2grind|M50|00:00|18:45|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    jackc101|M35|22:34|22:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    slow_runner|M47|20:37|19:55|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    CharlieIRL|M46|00:00|32:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    Hannibal_Smith|F44|35:42|33:00|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MisterJinx|M44|20:03|20:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    ThebitterLemon|M50|00:00|19:40|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    LambayIsland|M35|16:56|19:59|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00
    MrSkinny|M49|21:42|22:30|00:00|00:00|00:00|00:00




  • Is there a strava club for this?




  • simonw wrote:
    Is there a strava club for this?

    Linked on post #150 above :)


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  • Cartman78 wrote: »
    If I had any sense or a demonstrable history of wisdom, this should really be a DNS...but I don't so will be giving it full socks on Saturday morning :-)

    Was hoping to get physio (for a non running related issue in my side/lower back) earlier in the week but no appointment until Thursday...if I'm feeling ok after that I'll give it a go

    So it turns out that the source of my so' ass is my psoas :-)

    Had a good loosen out last night (Achilles had gone a bit tight as well) so will take it handy today, light run tomorrow evening maybe and then have a crack at the 5K TT on Sunday at some stage.

    I should possibly recalibrate my goal but I'll leave as is for now I think




  • ReeReeG wrote: »
    Linked on post #150 above :)

    oops dunno how I missed it! thanks!




  • axe2grind wrote: »
    Added myself in. It's been a couple years since running sub 19, but no harm in wishful thinking. :)
    19:47 :rolleyes:
    Well....the sub 19 is way off in dreamland :eek:
    This is the kick up the backside I need :D
    ...but it's nearly 2 yrs and 20 parkruns since I have run faster

    I am not in strava. Here are connect screenshots
    Almost a progression run, an out and back. Felt like a headwind on the way out which turned into a stronger headwind on the way back :eek::confused:

    I check the km times and half way for turn around point. So when 4.04 appeared for 1st K, that was sub 19 gone and the battle was for sub 20 for remainder. I had buffer of downhill last k to seal it.

    Plenty off positives, thx for organsing.

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  • Done! Not quite as fit as I'd like to be and carrying a few KGs too many from lockdown - 25min was a bit optimistic :pac:

    Really enjoyed the run however, and the weather is great today!

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  • For those of you who have done 5k TTs in the Phoenix Park before, are there any routes you'd particularly recommend? I was thinking of two laps of the Acres purely because there's no road crossings and the surface is pretty good. It is very exposed though.


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  • 3 laps around the outside of the polo grounds might be an option




  • Sandwell wrote: »
    For those of you who have done 5k TTs in the Phoenix Park before, are there any routes you'd particularly recommend? I was thinking of two laps of the Acres purely because there's no road crossings and the surface is pretty good. It is very exposed though.

    I've done a few TT's in the park including a half marathon using the Furze Rd, Chesterfield, OS triangle.




  • I've done a few TT's in the park including a half marathon using the Furze Rd, Chesterfield, OS triangle.


    Yeah, I was looking at that option. The surface of the path along OS road is pretty awful though. The Chesterfield/Furze section is nice.




  • MisterJinx wrote: »
    3 laps around the outside of the polo grounds might be an option


    That might work alright. Would be more sheltered than the Acres.




  • As with the inaugural event I’m going to have to miss the Anniversary TT as I’ve come down with a bad cold!! Knew something was wrong after Wednesday mornings run.

    Best of luck to all running & racing, may all your times be fast ones!!!




  • Sandwell wrote: »
    Yeah, I was looking at that option. The surface of the path along OS road is pretty awful though. The Chesterfield/Furze section is nice.

    Sure you'll be going so fast you won't even notice the surface:P




  • OOnegative wrote: »
    As with the inaugural event I’m going to have to miss the Anniversary TT as I’ve come down with a bad cold!! Knew something was wrong after Wednesday mornings run.

    Best of luck to all running & racing, may all your times be fast ones!!!

    Aw crap B, get well soon :)




  • Looking like a sunny day with a cool breeze. Awesome running conditions. Have fun all! Looking forward to the stories :)

    If you are not on the Strava Group it will help if you post a link so we can match your username.




  • Fairly perfect running conditions out there alright.
    Is there a prize for closest to their prediction?
    16:59 predicted...came in bang on 16:59!
    Haven't ran a sub 17 in a few years so well chuffed with that. Have been cycling more than running lately so fairly surprised with my time.
    https://strava.app.link/8Wa1YIlmHfb




  • I wasn't gonna join cos my fitness has fallen off a cliff in the last few months. But feck it, I'll try give it a go. I think I did 26:45 last year, F35. I haven't really run in the last couple of months & have really struggled for a while now so I think I'll be lucky if I manage to break 30 mins at the moment. I'll aim for 29:59 sure & it'll be good to see where I am as I haven't tried to race since last summer. Not sure if I'll get to do it tomorrow so it'll probably be on Sunday. Good luck everyone :)


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  • Done and dusted! A perfect evening for it.

    Considering my injury I took off fairly handy and tried to maintain the pace. I backed off a bit on the 3rd k, but felt mostly ok. No issues with the knee. Delighted with that. Delighted with the time too. 11 seconds faster than last year! Totally unexpected.

    Not looking forward to tomorrow. :o

    Now to dispatch some Belgian beers.

    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/6659309966?share_unique_id=3




  • https://strava.app.link/AAgOaTkcIfb

    33:07 - however I ran 3.09 miles instead of 3.11 miles and was too short :o

    I had 5k programmed as a workout, but it didn't transfer to the watch. So I thought I'll just have to keep an eye on the watch and stop it bang on 3.10, making sure not to go over lest I be disqualified. I only realised my mistake after I stopped the watch on the walk on the way home. I considered adding a quick 0.02 but thought that would look worse :pac:

    Flamin gobsh*te




  • https://strava.app.link/AAgOaTkcIfb

    33:07 - however I ran 3.09 miles instead of 3.11 miles and was too short :o

    I had 5k programmed as a workout, but it didn't transfer to the watch. So I thought I'll just have to keep an eye on the watch and stop it bang on 3.10, making sure not to go over lest I be disqualified. I only realised my mistake after I stopped the watch on the walk on the way home. I considered adding a quick 0.02 but thought that would look worse :pac:

    Flamin gobsh*te

    Why did you think you’d be DQ’d for running long?




  • OOnegative wrote: »
    Why did you think you’d be DQ’d for running long?

    Because Im stoopid and that's the kind of thing that was going through my head :pac:




  • Tbf, all the challenges so far HAVE had penalties for going long.




  • crisco10 wrote: »
    Tbf, all the challenges so far HAVE had penalties for going long.

    True, but this is a TT and not a challenge like previous months. Can’t see any reason to DQ for running long, running short yes.




  • If the legs aren't hanging off me I might give it another go tomorrow




  • OOnegative wrote: »
    True, but this is a TT and not a challenge like previous months. Can’t see any reason to DQ for running long, running short yes.
    Enter your Cat or Name. We'll might update the challenge to make it fun and more competitive soon.

    Some ideas to age actual ages, classify results by cat, add elevation and there are the monthly challenge series points table to consider too. Maybe 20, 19, 18, 17 per Gender or per Cat (The O/60 lads will all score high :cool:)...

    Anyway just keep it simple now, add yourself or ask to be added to the table and we will get everyone on board first :)

    Might find a way to update the results to the challenges. Running LONG for a 5k certainly won't discredit you!




  • DNF. Not through injury, thankfully, but through screwing up the distance programming on my watch. I somehow convinced myself that the fourth kilometre was actually the final one and by the time I realised my error there was no point in continuing. Not my greatest moment.

    I ran 3:30, 3:31, 3:40, 3:30 so I'm happy enough that I'd have come close to my predicted time of 18.00. It was a good session anyway so no harm done except to my pride. Thanks to the guys who organised.


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  • Well it's a few seconds slower than predicted for me, coming home at 17:18. Last three 5k efforts have been 17:18 according to garmin so at least I'm consistent.

    Today's was probably the steadiest in terms of pace, and I didn't have my usual existential crisis around the 3-4k mark. However, I really didn't feel that I could have sped up any more than I did today over the last km. Think I would probably have to dedicate another chunk of training to 5k stuff to get down towards 17 minutes, and I'm not sure I have the stomach for that.

    Anyway, thanks again for setting this up. Always great to have something to aim for, and to read about how everybody else got on.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/5181456883


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