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Merida Brass Monkeys New Year Hangover

Gorrick & Merida Brass Monkeys Series. Race 3

Parkhurst Hill - Sunday 31st Jan 2010

So this is it, my first taste of racing. Had no idea of what to expect and after some pretty gruelling hills I realised that I wasn't as fit as I thought. It soon became very apparent that completing the two laps was my only challenge and the fact that there were other human beings, on two wheels, each with a number, really became coincidental in my mind!

Well, the race was run (or cycled) and I didn't come last. I beat a Berks on Bikes team member which made me smile as well as being faster than one of Her Majesty's armed force employees which made me smile even more... he was probably on 15 though!

93rd out of 102 wasn't bad considering I had no idea what I was doing. Click for complete race results.

I think I'll change my category for the Spring Series to 'Fun Male' rather than 'Master Male'!

GPS Data

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Total Distance: 21.64 km (13.4 mi)
Total Time: 2:30:59
Moving Time: 1:57:22
Average Speed: 8.69 km/h (5.4 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 11.06 km/h (6.9 mi/h)
Max Speed: 36.00 km/h (22.4 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -24 m (-80 ft)
Max Elevation: 236 m (776 ft)
Elevation Gain: 579 m (1900 ft)
Max Grade: 5 %
Min Grade: -9 %
Recorded: Sun Jan 31 10:45:45 GMT+01:00 2010
Activity type: -

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