A tough day is over and Challenge 1 of 2016 is DONE!
Today I completed a 12 hour Brick Session in Richmond Park. The brick session consisted of 2 full laps of the 11km Richmond Park road circuit and then a 2 lap 5km run. I did this continuously for 12 hours.
The day started at 4am so I could get a head start on the cars, walkers, cyclists that all start entering the park at 10-11am onwards. It was pitch black when I started and with my bike lights on I did the first 3 hours completely alone, but had my Marsha El-Hage, Simon Kibble and Carole Brame all at the house to greet me between each discipline which helped.
I had a few dark times when the 12 hours looked impossible and I did consider on more than one occasion just giving up, but about 6 hours into the session some very supportive RG Active people came to the house to support me and some even joined me for a few disciplines.
I must say a massive thank you to: Richard Dickens Vicki Abberton Anne Renshaw Richard Wild Emma Young Simon Burrell Joe Maule Catherine Gualdino Maule Henry Yorke Ian Wilson Malcolm Lyon Rob Elliott and also Matt Price, Katie Price, Richard Mothersole, Andi G and Krista & Ryan Bibbings.
The last 3 runs were miserable, but they were saved by having strong bike legs in the later stages of the 12 hours. I had my lovely Mrs (Marsha El-Hage) join me for two of the last 4 bikes and this was very motivational and as tough as it was I stayed focused and kept a level of consistency until the end.
The session in numbers:
9 x Bike legs totalling 198km
9 x Run legs totalling 45km
18 transitions between bike/run
Total time 12:13:51hrs
Fastest bike time: Bike 6 in 49:46mins
Fastest run time: Run 2 in 22:57mins
Slowest bike time: Bike 8 in 55:47mins (traffic didn't help)
Slowest run time: Run 8 in 29:43mins (walk/run)
5939 calories burnt
After the 12 hours I had a visit from Alice Monger-Godfrey and she was kind enough to help me with a massage and an #osteopathy treatment to help speed up the healing and recovery and right now i'm chilling with Marsha El-Hage and friends,watching a movie and counting the seconds before I can go to bed and to sleep! haha
Finally a massive thank you to Etixx UK who fuelled me for most of the day,Finlay Paton and Rose Bikes UK for their awesome bikes, CEP UK & Irelandfor holding me together and helping me recover right now, Bollé & Bollé Cycling for their awesome helmet and glasses, QSW Sports UK for the kit that kept me dry, un-chaffed, and warm throughout the day, Curranz for their product both before and now after and RG Active Ltd. & RG Active Race Team London for their support and friendship.
Thank you everyone, I found today harder than I thought but I did it and I can't take all the credit, so many people helped me get to the finish!
See you all again soon!
P.S. Photos and images to follow soon!
If you haven't sponsored me and think you could after todays achievement please do, I would be most grateful!
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