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English and LeMaitre win JetBlack 24hr titles!
For the first time in it’s 10-year history, the JetBlack 24 Hour with its JetBlack 6+6 Hour offspring took place at Rydal Showgrounds near Lithgow on 3+4 March 2018. In the men’s 24 hour solo competition, it was the race favourite and multiple 24-hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Newcastle who claimed his seventh race title ahead of last year’s winner and runner up, Sam Moffitt from Canberra...

English and LeMaitre win JetBlack 24hr titles!

From marathonmtb.com by MarathonMTB

For the first time in it’s 10-year history, the JetBlack 24 Hour with its JetBlack 6+6 Hour offspring took place at Rydal Showgrounds near Lithgow on 3+4 March 2018. In the men’s 24 hour solo competition, it was the race favourite and multiple 24-hour Solo World Champion Jason English from Newcastle who claimed his seventh race title ahead of last year’s winner and runner up, Sam Moffitt from Canberra... ....

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24hr tips from Ed McDonald

From marathonmtb.com by Ed McDonald

Here at MarathonMTB.com we have a bit of 24 hour pedigree amongst our team. Not only was Ed McDonald 2016 Australian 24hr Solo champion, our XCO/XCM/Stage racer Imogen Smith has raced a 24hr solo, and many team events. And Mike Blewitt has also done plenty of 24hr team events with podium finishes. ....

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Another successful ( and cold ) Strathpuffer 24 hour race.

From 24 Hour Racing by Craig Benson

The Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race took place over the weekend of the 24th. Keith Forsyth won the men's solo category for the 4th time, cementing him as the king of the 'Puffer. The women's event was won by Cat Hirst, who covered 165 freezing miles in 15 laps. The conditions were cold and snowy but clear for a good part of the time. Of special note Tom Seipp, 13 years old, finished 38th with 13 laps. read about his adventure ( with his Dad ) here: http://minipips.blogspot.co.uk/ ....

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Getting Ready – 24 Hour Racing Prep

From Kielder Chiller Blog by bkemp247

With a few weeks to go your mind may well start wandering and thinking about preparation for the big day. You training may have gone very well or training might just be a word that you’ve heard other people talk about. Either way, if you think about your options now then you’ll save yourself a lot of stress on the day. Here’s just a few things you might want to consider leading up to race day: ....

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Pivot Twentyfour12: The Dirty Dozen (and boy was it dirty!)

From https://sallyslifecycle.wordpress.com by Sally Hall

If you cast your minds back 12 months to last years event it was so warm, dry and even dusty for the most part with the water splash being there to cool you down. I think I got lucky that time because Plymouth is one of the wettest places in the UK and sounds like a dry event is few and far between, oh and I stopped at 12 last year and then later on the rain came in! With this in mind I went into this one a little too innocently expecting it to be the same. Oh, how naive I was! It couldn’t have been more wet if it tried! ....

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What A 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike Race Taught Me About Life

From mindbodygreen.com by Brock Cannon

A couple of years ago, I competed in my very first 24-hour solo mountain bike race. Along with 80 other solo riders, I biked for a day straight across a mountainous, technical course just outside Zion National Park in Utah. I stopped as little as possible and ended up covering 241 miles by the race's end. ....

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24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing :: Preparation and How To

From mtbchick.com by mtbchick

My ear plugs aren’t working. Can I push them farther in my ear? Will they get stuck? They’ll send me to the ER. I don’t want to ride in an ambulance. Why can’t I fall asleep. I’m tired. I wish they’d turn the music off. Oh no, already! My tent shake wake up call. It’s my turn to ride. ....

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How to Nail a 24-hour Mountain Bike Race

From Training Peaks Blog by TrainingPeaks

A 24 hour mountain bike race promises to test the limits of even the most experienced riders – whether you’re riding solo or as a team. A couple of weeks ago, TrainingPeaks sponsored the Boulder-based Trek Colorado Race Team as they took on the 14th annual 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race. The team dominated, taking the 1st, 2nd and 4th men’s solo spots, and 2nd place in the 4-man team relay category. In addition, Shawn Heidgen from TrainingPeaks also raced with her husband, finishing a respectable 16th place. ....

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24-hour race preparation: Rob Dean’s top tips

From bikemagic.com by David Arthur

As a summer of mountain bike racing rolls into view and with it the first of several 24-hour races, we decided it’s high time we got our act together and started making some plans if we’re to be in any fit state. And what with weather like we’ve been treated to recently, getting out on the bike and doing some ‘training’ certainly hasn’t been a problem, so now it’s time to enter some events. And what could be more fun than a 24-hour race? ....

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Your Three-Month Plan to Going Huge

From bicycling.com by ROY WALLACK

To ride long events, you need very specific, rigorous training. For that, we turned to 2004, 100-mile national champion, Lynda Wallenfels, a 1990s NORBA pro cross-country rider who now coaches endurance athletes. Wallenfels stresses that you need a ton of work off the bike, too-strength training is the key to surviving all of the stresses put on your upper body when you put so much mileage into your lower body-and, overall, she recommends a "periodized" training schedule (steady increases in effort with occasional rest) to build endurance and ramp up your system's ability to efficiently use fat as fuel. You'll also need at least once-a-week strength/stretching exercises. ....

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Men

1 Cory Wallace
2 Jason English
3 Josh Tostado
4 Marco Martins
5 Simon Depomeroy

Women

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2 Liz Smith
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