New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

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New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by le grand fromage » January 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm

For those interested, nailed my 1st individual World Record to-day (when confirmed by Concept 2), Men’s 60-69 Hwt 6k. :D

Before BRIC, when I was taking on various British Records there were a few WR’s that looked ‘doable’ so bided my time until after BRIC to take them on. Now I’ve planned to take on one a week for the next 4 weeks, each as a hard AT type session in a short programme leading up to a 2k race in Feb. Pretty sure that race will be in St Austell for a crack at the 2k BR.

First up was the 6k (which for some reason I thought was for the sub 7 ITC as well, only to find it’s 10k this month doh :roll: ), next week will be a 10k, the following week 30 minutes and finally the 5k. Graded them with my perception of ‘easiest’ to ‘hardest’ although each are hard as you’d expect.

So, 6k pace was pretty easy to fathom out following a hard 5k (17:09.8) I’d done last week for the IRL. Out hard for the 1st k then sit on 310w and push the last 1000m to bring it home. And so did pretty much that. No real dramas as I was ahead of the game from the off which helped the mental battle.

Nice feeling to be top of the pile in something. :D

Scores on the doors

Previous 6k WR = 20:40.4
Previous 6k BR = 21:09.3

6000m – 28 – 1:42.8 – 322 – 20:33.8 - New WR (to be confirmed)

1k Splits
1:40.3 – 30 – 346
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:44.1 – 28 – 310
1:44.1 – 27 – 310
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:40.2 – 30 – 347
2k - "into that void of silence where we cry without sound"

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by jimmyshand » January 6th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Wow! That's incredible.

Massive congratulations.
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1k 3:15.6 | 2k 6:51.4 | 5k 18:25.2 | 30min 8,016m | 10k 37:53.6 | 60min 15,254m | HM 1:25:38.4

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by nick rockliff » January 6th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Good to see you still erg fit :D

Very well done on the 6K and good luck with all the rest.

First time on the erg for over two months today, less said about that the better :lol:
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All time PBs - 2k 6:16.4 - 5k 16:37.5 - 10k 34:35.5 - 30min 8727 - 60min 17059 - HM 74:25.9 - FM 2:43:48.8
50-59 PBs - 2k 6.24.3 - 5k 16.55.4 - 6k 20.34.2 - 10k 35.19.0 - 30min 8633 - 60min 16685 - HM 76.48.7
60-69 PBs - TBC

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by Dangerscouse » January 6th, 2019, 3:09 pm

You really are living up to your name!! That's beyond impressive, and you totally smashed the old WR.

There's a ton of people, of any age, who would be happy with that time
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by gooseflight » January 6th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Smokin' B)

I like a fast start :D

Congratulations.
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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by MPx » January 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Completely awesome Rich. Very much top of the pile! Cant wait for the next installment...
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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by NavigationHazard » January 6th, 2019, 4:12 pm

Doesn't sound as though you intend to have a go at the 2k record, in Long Beach. WR that is, not just British record. Be a shame to miss that form, and I'd think you can't not be within shouting distance if the day breaks right for it.... I too have a vested interest in what records might be picked off.......
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Post by hjs » January 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Congrats! And with some margin, looking at the last k.
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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by Allan Olesen » January 6th, 2019, 5:31 pm

le grand fromage wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
1:40.3 – 30 – 346
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:44.1 – 28 – 310
1:44.1 – 27 – 310
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:40.2 – 30 – 347
Congratulations.

I know of "positive split" and "negative split". Looking at your numbers, I wonder if we should also start talking about "perfectly symmetrical split".

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by RayOfSunshine » January 6th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Congrats! That is beyond amazing.
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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by atblsb » January 6th, 2019, 10:44 pm

Well done! This will be a great record to go for in 9 years.

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by le grand fromage » January 7th, 2019, 4:52 am

nick rockliff wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Good to see you still erg fit :D

Very well done on the 6K and good luck with all the rest.

First time on the erg for over two months today, less said about that the better :lol:
Cheers Nick, I think it was one of your BR's I nicked before Xmas so you can't be in too bad a shape :wink:
2k - "into that void of silence where we cry without sound"

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by le grand fromage » January 7th, 2019, 4:57 am

NavigationHazard wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Doesn't sound as though you intend to have a go at the 2k record, in Long Beach. WR that is, not just British record. Be a shame to miss that form, and I'd think you can't not be within shouting distance if the day breaks right for it.... I too have a vested interest in what records might be picked off.......
Cheers Nav, I decided not to go to Long Beach, lots of reasons but the short one is that it's a lot of money and a long way to go for a weekend ! I've found a race down in Cornwall where I've some friends I haven't seen for yonks so figured that would be a good target race, with the BR as the target. But, if all the planets line up who know's what I'll go for :wink: I just need to check with C2 that any records set there will stand
2k - "into that void of silence where we cry without sound"

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by le grand fromage » January 7th, 2019, 5:02 am

Allan Olesen wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 5:31 pm
le grand fromage wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
1:40.3 – 30 – 346
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:44.1 – 28 – 310
1:44.1 – 27 – 310
1:44.0 – 28 – 311
1:40.2 – 30 – 347
Congratulations.

I know of "positive split" and "negative split". Looking at your numbers, I wonder if we should also start talking about "perfectly symmetrical split".
Lol never really noticed the symmetry before. Original pace plan (in watts) was:

336
310
310
310
310
335

But went out harder than that for the 1st k so knew I was ahead of the curve all the way, just got a bit sloppy I guess :wink: :lol:
2k - "into that void of silence where we cry without sound"

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Re: New Men's Hwt 60-69 6k World Record

Post by le grand fromage » January 7th, 2019, 5:04 am

Cheers for all the other congrats guys, appreciate it. Hopefully I can pick off the others I've targeted in the coming weeks
2k - "into that void of silence where we cry without sound"

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