Robbie-T @ 5Peaks Terra Cotta - pics added

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Robbie-T @ 5Peaks Terra Cotta - pics added

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:19 pm

I wasn't sure I was going to do a trail race this year, after ITT last year and busting up my ankle I was a bit shy to go out on the trails again and re-injure it. It only has been in the last few months that it has got to 100% again.

This is a great and friendly event! Lots of hard core talent, lots of happy faces that like to take a beating on the trails.

I didn't do much of a warm up for this race, it was starting to get hot out, so I did a few stretches, and little jogs to loosen up.
The 2 boys did the kids race and had a blast.

Then it was my turn, lining up with the young guns again thinking I can keep up with them. The race starts and just as I figured everyone was off like a blast, I wanted to as well because the first km was a good chance to get away from the pack. We hit the trails and the I slowly started to make back a few positions, the enduro and sport take off at the same time, and I didn't know which I was racing against. The course was tough, it was technical in spots and where it wasn't it seemed like it was an endless uphill climb. I managed to get through the first loop about 26min or so, not bad, then I heard someone yell out I was 8th I think, that was a surprise I thought I was further back. Me and another guy enter back into the bush and that guy stayed on my shoulder for the entire loop except for the final 500m or so. So I kept pushing and pushing to try to break him and I couldn't, when he did finally pass me I tried to keep up but I was mostly spent by then. However in the final 200m I caught a breath and stepped on it to try to sneak past him at the finish, and it would have worked too if the spectators wouldn't have let him know I was coming hard. He got on his horse just in time and beat me by .3 seconds.

51:38 finish time, so my split was either even or slightly negative which is a huge shocker, I thought I was dragging my tail for the second lap.
I finished 8th overall, 2nd in my age group but the awards rolled down and I won the first place medal.

Great show by 5Peaks as usual, good to see friendly faces, Doonst and SO, Sandra, DGrant.

The Robbie-T Race Team
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First Wave
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Another Wave
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First loop done
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First loop done
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I guess it helps to have babies with you for this category.
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Postby Marg » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:23 am

Awesome job man!
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Postby Doonst » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:58 am

Now that's racing! Great stuff Robbie. Always good to see you and the family out.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:13 am

Great report!
Damn spectators :lol: :wink:
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Postby HCcD » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:31 am

Congratulations, on another awesome race ...

And, yep ... don't you just hate it when the spectators spoil the fun !!! :twisted: :twisted: :wink:
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Postby La » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:54 am

Jo-Jo wrote:Great report!
Damn spectators :lol: :wink:

My thought exactly!

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Postby purdy65 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:33 am

Fabulous racing Robbie! Congrats on the AG award! Sweet! :D
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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:26 am

WTG!

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Postby 5km » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:27 pm

Congratulations. Well done.

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Postby Sandra » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:04 pm

Way to Go on a tough course! :D The second lap just about did me in.
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Postby trixiee » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:43 pm

La wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:Great report!
Damn spectators :lol: :wink:

My thought exactly!

Well done, RT!


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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Fine looking boys you've got there Robbie-T!
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Postby richie-rich » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:59 pm

nice racing Rob. glad to read the kids enjoyed it too.

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Postby canalrunner » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:10 am

Awesome juice. Nicely done.
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Postby dgrant » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:29 pm

Nice run Rob. Looking at that start line picture makes me speculate that that might have been the most competitive trail racing field in Ontario. A real murderers' row there... so extra kudos on the placement.

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Postby MINITEE » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:50 pm

Awesome work...I can't get over how BIG the Tolman boys are getting!

Hope that lanky dude in the other wave knocked that kid outta his way! :ymdevil: :ymbringiton:
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Postby QuickChick » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:51 pm

Great job Robbie!! I love reading about how you think and strategize in your races. It sounds like a great day.

WOW your boys are getting big!!
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Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:21 am

Sounds like a great race and some pretty fierce competition. Looking at the picture I suspect that “124” must have finished before “123” …. great pictures.

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Postby Miss*Smiles » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:14 pm

Way to go!!
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