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  1. My horror show this year was up out of Leura Forest.
  2. Right yep. Down that now, down to Jamieson Ck. Then up, down etc, up and finish at Scenic World. Down was bad enough! Was that when the finish was at Fairmont?
  3. Steve and Co on 4 to 5, then SJ (Sarah Jane Marshall) Bec (Rebecca Smirh) and another fella for the life of me can't remember his name just now, on 5 to finish. I feel so bad I can't remember Steve's partners name, or the tall young fellow to the finish. But my mind wasnt in top shape. They're all on the pic tho!
  4. Ah gotcha. Totally pulled that off. But hopefully it doesn't mean a change in venue! Crawling up Furber steps. Pic from sweep SJ!
  5. There was some mud, some creeks, and a bit of rain. But not deep enough to have to swim. Sorry . But we did go past some amazing waterfalls with awesome pools you could have a dip in. You should give it a crack. Or have you already won it?
  6. Bit of everything. Running, walking, sitting, eating, drinking. And crawling. Non-discriminatory participation event.
  7. Turts

    UTA 2019

    Sorry we didnt catch up, but also very glad I DIDNT have to meet you! Thanks for being there anyway
  8. Turts

    UTA 2019

    Yep, totally, when i get home and have a real poota
  9. The battery on my 935 didn't last the distance, so I guess it never happened? I put a bit of juice in it at CP4, but after that the chase was on, so I wasnt stopping to sort out the little battery pack I had. Good thing there's a finish video to prove it! But no strava ( not that i do it)
  10. Hardest thing I've ever done.
  11. Turts

    UTA 2019

    Damn that was hard. Never give up! Great work GoEasy. And ur first!
  12. That is the allowance. But if u make all the intermediate points and are gritting it out, you get a time and a medal and a towel, as everyone who finishes. Just not UTMB points. Tom and Alina run an awesome event. So inclusive and supportive of the athletes and supporters
  13. Thanks folks! It was brutal. I was.comfortable.coming out of the aquatic centre, but things went south up Laura forest. Slid in and out of Fairmont with seconds to spare, and made friends with the sweeps. Kept trucking to CP5, and with a few minutes to spare they loaded me up and kicked me out with the last 3 sweeps. Right on the limit at the helipad, but they are so supportive they let me keep going. They knew i wanted it and was digging deep. Final time of 28:32. I'm shattered. That climb up Furber at the end was so soooooo bad
  14. Sizing seems about as funky as every other event. Seems a big jump L to XL. Some seem very small. A few unhappy campers at check In. But it happens everywhere.
  15. Turts

    UTA 2019

    I dont feel it as particularly different than when I was here In 2015 and 16. It is a huge race, and has built massively before Ironman recent bid. It is massively bigger than nay other trail event ive done. But it is on the Ultra Trail World To. In 2015 it was The North Face. 2016 became UTA. The only difference I've noticed is the merchandise - it's less specific for the actual distance event. And the name tee part. I think Tom and Alina (Aroc) are still running the show.
  16. Turts

    UTA 2019

    And the Ironman classic "name tee"
  17. Turts

    UTA 2019

    Nice one mate. I'll get back up there about 3pm Friday (parking pass time). Expo is good, and good food too. Weather is tops!
  18. I did 3 shifts at check In today, so will get down to the race finish for the 22 tomorrow. Weather is awesome tho.
  19. But i was disappointed in the gear. The event tee is the same for the distances. Has the year only. And a typo clearly.
  20. I vollied at race check in and was happy. Good snack and drink pack, sunnies, buff. Even hand packed fruit cake. Seemed good to me, but dont know what happened before.
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