24 Hour Results
In case you didn't know, this weekend saw the 24 Hour Solo Champs, in which three gallant riders were listed.
Huge congratulations to Carlgroover who placed 12th overall and 2nd in his category with 35 laps in 24h33m. I don't know how you do it!
Damien has a DNF with 20 laps in 21h13m - don't know what happened here, but that doesn't look anything to be ashamed of!
Reading from MTB-OZ seems the Egg injured his legs and must be feeling pretty disappointed after doing 18 laps in 10h47m. The Spoon (who isn't on here but is a local lad deserving of support) sounds to have had some trouble...
The Spoon was going brilliantly. 9th overall and looking strong. It was a truly impressive performance until he broke himself at the 22hr mark. He pulled into the pits holding his arm like he had done his shoulder, but he just couldn't hold the bars. He couldn't even get off his bike without assistance. This drew the attention of the commissaires who called over the St Johns Ambulance who pulled the plug on his adventure in pain...
... carried him to the showers, sat him on a chair and we let him soak for half an hour. He was at least then able to stand and dress himself (thank deity!). He then shuffled back to camp and sat down for a few hours eating and drinking (water), at least able to smile again (well, a Spoonboy smile, anyway)...
...It was very impressive. I've not seen someone break themselves quite like that before and was thinking of Gordo in Georgia when it happened.
Wishing you all a speedy recovery/cool down (however you see it) and well done everyone!
P.S. Jason English won the event with 47 laps in 24h:02m - crazy!