New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

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New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by Edward4492 » February 10th, 2018, 4:24 pm

I hope he won't mind me posting this, I don't think he would go public on his own. Mike Smith re-set and shattered the WR today at the Center City Slam in Philadelphia and I had the good fortune of being at the event. The previous record was posted by Roy Brook at 6:38 and Mike gutted it at 6:29. He had ranked a 6:35 several weeks ago, but 2k WR's need to happen at a race. We spoke before the race and he told me his target was 6:32. After the race we spoke , he said he wanted to push it far enough so he wouldn't have to do it again. I think this one is going to stand for a long time. Well done Mike!

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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by jackarabit » February 12th, 2018, 10:05 am

Fantastic!
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by hjs » February 12th, 2018, 10:22 am

Edward4492 wrote:I hope he won't mind me posting this, I don't think he would go public on his own. Mike Smith re-set and shattered the WR today at the Center City Slam in Philadelphia and I had the good fortune of being at the event. The previous record was posted by Roy Brook at 6:38 and Mike gutted it at 6:29. He had ranked a 6:35 several weeks ago, but 2k WR's need to happen at a race. We spoke before the race and he told me his target was 6:32. After the race we spoke , he said he wanted to push it far enough so he wouldn't have to do it again. I think this one is going to stand for a long time. Well done Mike!
Great result, the records in the 50 plus are falling all over this season.

Mike really took a big chunk off Roys record. Roy btw also pulled 6.34 outside a race. But this is still 5 seconds better.
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by Marsh_Creek_Sculler » February 13th, 2018, 10:02 am

Thanks guys. Hopefully this record will stick for a while (at least past the WIRC this weekend!). I'm still waiting to hear from C2 making it official.
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by DavidA » February 13th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Marsh_Creek_Sculler wrote:Thanks guys. Hopefully this record will stick for a while (at least past the WIRC this weekend!). I'm still waiting to hear from C2 making it official.
Awesome!
Congratulations!

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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by Gammmmo » February 15th, 2018, 11:06 am

Marsh_Creek_Sculler wrote:Thanks guys. Hopefully this record will stick for a while (at least past the WIRC this weekend!). I'm still waiting to hear from C2 making it official.
Amazing. I take my off hat off to you, sir.
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by H2O » February 19th, 2018, 5:20 pm

This really is fantastic. Stuff like that worries the pension funds.
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by TomR » February 19th, 2018, 5:59 pm

does this mean roy brook is no longer the it girl?

does he know?
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by Gammmmo » April 4th, 2018, 9:21 am

TomR wrote:does this mean roy brook is no longer the it girl?

does he know?
Didn't know Roy worked in IT...
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Re: New WR 55-59 LWT 6:29

Post by Dangerscouse » April 9th, 2018, 4:18 pm

Fantastic time and effort Mike
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 95kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:29; 6k= 21:54; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,264m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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