New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

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New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm

Hi Folks,

I don't post on here very often these days but try to read as much of it as I can and stay in touch with some of my old rowing friends....so putting this here to let you know I broke the World record for 100k in the 60-69 Lightweight Category today..as it's my 63rd Birthday so wanted to do ''63 miles (well...if you include the warm up!) on my 63rd.

I did 7 hours 14 minutes and 42.7 seconds (2:10.4 pace) which beats the old one by 22.3 seconds.

The coaching I've received from Eddie Fletcher was the key as his scientific training got me into shape...and my good lady wife Carol Woodward (who is well known as a world champion and record holder in her own right..) who fed me, mopped my brow and held the drink bottle with tube so that I could take on Carbs and Electrolytes.

Life in the ol' dog yet.....happy rowing folks :D
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by winniewinser » September 19th, 2020, 5:38 pm

Rod wrote: ↑
September 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Hi Folks,

I don't post on here very often these days but try to read as much of it as I can and stay in touch with some of my old rowing friends....so putting this here to let you know I broke the World record for 100k in the 60-69 Lightweight Category today..as it's my 63rd Birthday so wanted to do ''63 miles (well...if you include the warm up!) on my 63rd.

I did 7 hours 14 minutes and 42.7 seconds (2:10.4 pace) which beats the old one by 22.3 seconds.

The coaching I've received from Eddie Fletcher was the key as his scientific training got me into shape...and my good lady wife Carol Woodward (who is well known as a world champion and record holder in her own right..) who fed me, mopped my brow and held the drink bottle with tube so that I could take on Carbs and Electrolytes.

Life in the ol' dog yet.....happy rowing folks :D
Huge congratulations Rod.... massive achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by MPx » September 19th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Blimey Rod, I remember the days when you hated distance work like I do. I detect a change! Well done sir - stonking achievement.
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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Dangerscouse » September 20th, 2020, 12:43 am

Very impressive Rod, that's a superb result
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:25; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Dino » September 20th, 2020, 2:36 am

Congratulations! First WR? The GB record was obviously far too easy for you!! That's a hugely impressive time.
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1m 326m, 500m 1:38,7, 1k 3:35.7, 2k 7:17.6, 5k 19:06.6, 6k 23:26.0, 30m 7730m, 10k 39:26.1, 60m 15025m, HM 1:25:04.7, FM 2:59:26.0, 50k 3:49:17.3

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 20th, 2020, 12:44 pm

Thank you for the kind words winniewinser, MPx, Dangerscouse and Dino much appreciated chaps :D

Mike....Yes, I've moved on a bit since the days of 10k being the furthest I'd go and refusing to do the traditional end of year HM as it was ''too far''....little did I know that I'd end up thinking they are ''too short'' :lol:

Dino.....It was my first World Record as an Individual as I already had 5 as part of teams (one of which was a Tandem 100k with my wife) and yes the WR at 2:10.5 pace was a lot faster than the BR of 2:17.6 pace. This now makes 10 British Records so delighted to be in double figures. :)
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by gouldilocks » September 21st, 2020, 5:37 am

Really well done Rod -that is a massive achievement :) :) :shock: :shock:

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100m - 15.0, 2k - 6:46.7, 5k - 17:37.2 HM - 1:19:21.5, FM - 2:47:40 24hr - 251621m

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 21st, 2020, 9:24 am

gouldilocks wrote: ↑
September 21st, 2020, 5:37 am
Really well done Rod -that is a massive achievement :) :) :shock: :shock: Paul G
Hi Paul, that's good of you mate thanks....and good to see you're still around...not too many of us ''old stagers'' left...happy rowing! :D
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by gouldilocks » September 23rd, 2020, 10:57 am

Cheers Rod

Yes I am back on the old torture machine - I had a cardiac arrest 6 months ago but have made a good recovery after having a defibrillator implant and I am starting to build up a bit of fitness again so all is good :)

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55, 175cm, still 100+kg but hopefully not for too much longer

100m - 15.0, 2k - 6:46.7, 5k - 17:37.2 HM - 1:19:21.5, FM - 2:47:40 24hr - 251621m

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by DavidA » September 23rd, 2020, 4:14 pm

Rod wrote: ↑
September 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Hi Folks,

I don't post on here very often these days but try to read as much of it as I can and stay in touch with some of my old rowing friends....so putting this here to let you know I broke the World record for 100k in the 60-69 Lightweight Category today..as it's my 63rd Birthday so wanted to do ''63 miles (well...if you include the warm up!) on my 63rd.

I did 7 hours 14 minutes and 42.7 seconds (2:10.4 pace) which beats the old one by 22.3 seconds.

The coaching I've received from Eddie Fletcher was the key as his scientific training got me into shape...and my good lady wife Carol Woodward (who is well known as a world champion and record holder in her own right..) who fed me, mopped my brow and held the drink bottle with tube so that I could take on Carbs and Electrolytes.

Life in the ol' dog yet.....happy rowing folks :D
What? You didn't beat 7 hours? :lol:
Congratulations on yet another great erg session and world record!!
Also Happy Birthday!

David
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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by KeithT » September 24th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Rod wrote: ↑
September 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Hi Folks,

I don't post on here very often these days but try to read as much of it as I can and stay in touch with some of my old rowing friends....so putting this here to let you know I broke the World record for 100k in the 60-69 Lightweight Category today..as it's my 63rd Birthday so wanted to do ''63 miles (well...if you include the warm up!) on my 63rd.

I did 7 hours 14 minutes and 42.7 seconds (2:10.4 pace) which beats the old one by 22.3 seconds.

The coaching I've received from Eddie Fletcher was the key as his scientific training got me into shape...and my good lady wife Carol Woodward (who is well known as a world champion and record holder in her own right..) who fed me, mopped my brow and held the drink bottle with tube so that I could take on Carbs and Electrolytes.

Life in the ol' dog yet.....happy rowing folks :D
Wow, just saw this - that's amazing. Great job Rod, so cool to own a world record!! I can't imagine 100K straight.
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1 min - 373m, 500m - 1:21.9, 1K - 2:59.4, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.4, 5K - 17:23, 30 min - 8366m, 10K - 35:54, 60 min - 16110, HM - 1:20:17, FM - 2:47:46

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 24th, 2020, 3:28 pm

DavidA wrote: ↑
September 23rd, 2020, 4:14 pm
What? You didn't beat 7 hours? :lol:
Congratulations on yet another great erg session and world record!!
Also Happy Birthday! David
Thanks David, a crazy think to do on your Birthday but I had to earn that big cake! :lol:
KeithT wrote: ↑
September 24th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Wow, just saw this - that's amazing. Great job Rod, so cool to own a world record!! I can't imagine 100K straight.
Kind of you to say Keith, cheers and yes, It was a long time to be rowing but it kept me out of mischief....good job the missus was there to keep feeding me and the time seemed to pass ok...the pain hasn't though.....I'm still aching! :oops:
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Admers » September 26th, 2020, 4:48 am

Congratulations Rod, a well deserved result for all your hard work, determination and dedication.πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺπŸ‘
Rod wrote: ↑
September 19th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Life in the ol' dog yet.
Absolutely. B) You have also disproved the old idiom of ' You can't teach an old dog new tricks '. :D

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to You.πŸŽ‚

Keep healthy, keep fit.

Jill :)

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 27th, 2020, 11:23 am

Admers wrote: ↑
September 26th, 2020, 4:48 am
Congratulations Rod, a well deserved result for all your hard work, determination and dedication.πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺπŸ‘
Absolutely. B) You have also disproved the old idiom of ' You can't teach an old dog new tricks '. :D
Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to You.πŸŽ‚Keep healthy, keep fit.Jill :)
Thank you Jill, that's very kind of you to say, it was certainly a lot of hard work doing the training for it but nothing prepared me for the last 25k...I felt like I was on another planet for that bit so maybe the new trick is to expect the unexpected!

Best wishes and happy rowing to you too...we're all in this together....there's no escape so might as well enjoy it :D
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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Re: New 60-69 Lwt 100k World Record

Post by Rod » September 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm

62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best recent rows 60 mins.....16011 metres. 30 mins.....8215 metres.

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