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Title: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 03, 2019, 01:36:00 pm
Christina Mackenzie (http://lejogmack.co.uk/) of Stirling Bike Club has confirmed that she'll be setting off on her attempt to break the women's LEJOG record tomorrow morning. Tracker here: http://live.opentracking.co.uk/lejogfkt19/. Go Christina! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phil w on August 04, 2019, 12:45:16 pm
Almost at Okehampton already
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: essexian on August 04, 2019, 01:42:15 pm
Is there a schedule anywhere? I would like to cheer her on from the roadside if I can.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: blackburnrod on August 04, 2019, 02:06:43 pm
https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwDqTXnsczSLnwqJJpBqwvCvBCQ?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: essexian on August 04, 2019, 02:20:57 pm
Thanks but for some reason, it won't load for me.

Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Wheels of Fire on August 04, 2019, 08:51:34 pm
Plenty of updates and stuff here:

https://twitter.com/24HourMaths

or here:

https://twitter.com/Lejogmack

Currently about half an hour up, somewhere between Tewkesbury and Worcester  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: blackburnrod on August 05, 2019, 10:58:19 am
Now near Penrith and about 30 min down after a 50 min stop at Shap.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: blackburnrod on August 05, 2019, 11:00:36 am
Her tracker  ttp://live.opentracking.co.uk/lejogfkt19/
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 05, 2019, 02:26:13 pm
Is there a schedule anywhere? I would like to cheer her on from the roadside if I can.

The schedule's here: https://twitter.com/24HourMaths/status/1157914644591403009

She's well in to Scotland now.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Karla on August 05, 2019, 02:34:37 pm
Through 500 miles, looking strong.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBNRiiMXoAA-2xv?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phil w on August 05, 2019, 11:33:34 pm
Pulling ahead of the dotted line as she heads up the A9.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Nuncio on August 06, 2019, 07:27:30 am
2 mins ago. From @endtoend2018

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Inside the last 85 miles now. Almost 48 hours under
@christina_mack
’s wheels. Went through Dornoch Bridge 30 minutes down on schedule. But the deficit is reducing. The schedule beats the record by 15 minutes. No scope for stops. Close enough for you?
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: essexian on August 06, 2019, 07:31:04 am
Tracker issues overnight also cannot have helped the stress levels!

It's going to be close but then if records were easy to break, we would all be out there doing so!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: zigzag on August 06, 2019, 09:42:15 am
the final push - 50miles to go - how does it look schedule wise?
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 06, 2019, 09:59:32 am
10 mins ago from @24HourMaths on Twitter:
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Schedule had @Lejogmack at Helmsdale 0854, arrived there at 0929 = 35 mins behind schedule that breaks the record by 15 mins. So she is 20 minutes behind the record with 52 miles to go. Finish by 1245 to break record by 11 sec (!) - 52 miles in 3 hrs 16 min =15.9 mph required

Nail-bitingly close at the moment, come on Christina! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phantasmagoriana on August 06, 2019, 10:23:26 am
Now too far behind schedule to break the record apparently. :'(
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Karla on August 06, 2019, 10:57:12 am
... but is continuing to the finish anyway.  What a rider.  What a ride.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Frank9755 on August 06, 2019, 12:24:35 pm
In ultra-distance terms, it has been very, very close. 
Just a question of how much left in the legs for the final couple of big climbs two and a bit days in.  Impossible to know that before actually trying.
Very brave ride.   Shows how good Lynne's rides were.

Too soon to speculate on whether Christina would have another go but I would not find it surprising if she didn't want to put herself through that again.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: FifeingEejit on August 06, 2019, 02:06:43 pm
Looking at
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBRFADuWkAAoOeH.jpg:large)

It looks like the final section of the Drummochter climb (the dual carriageway) was the turning point.
But the schedule doesn't appear to allow for it much, when compared to the other 2 rides with enough datapoints to see the time loss up there.

The Luncarty-Pass of Birnham roadworks don't appear to have been an issue either, although they are fairly free flowing, at night there wouldn't be too much traffic to get held up by (mostly a 40 limit, quite narrow lanes and there's a section with a 30 limit and mini-roundabout).

Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phil w on August 06, 2019, 02:09:14 pm
Still an opportunity to grab a second fastest LEJOG if her legs are up to it.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Karla on August 06, 2019, 03:55:08 pm
Finishing time 55:19:52.  It looks like she soft pedalled once the record was out of sight. 

I wonder will she try again?
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Feanor on January 29, 2020, 09:30:30 am
Looks like she's going to have another attempt:

https://twitter.com/24HourMaths/status/1220674710503116800

Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Karla on January 29, 2020, 09:50:37 am
The record might be a lot harder by then.  There are four attempts planned next year and the first (IMU) is Chris Murray.  She smashed the long standing 24TT record to smithereens last year and followed it up by taking the York - Edinburgh record without much ado.  It'll be exciting to see what she does with LEJOG.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: FifeingEejit on January 29, 2020, 01:18:39 pm
Hm,
Berriedale should be complete, but everyone will have a slightly different passage between Luncarty and Birnam as the works and alignment change.

Might be the last chance until 2025 though as the roads going to be almost constant road works
(although 2025 completion of the upgrade is looking increasingly unlikely with the issues in the passes of Birnam and Killiekrankie)
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Wheels of Fire on January 31, 2020, 09:55:28 pm
(https://i.ibb.co/6vNbqhx/EPE1-D49-Ws-AAKUDN.png)
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: IanDG on January 31, 2020, 11:11:55 pm
 I've been in the same clubs and cycled with the current record holder and the (unsuccessful) Challenger.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phantasmagoriana on February 02, 2020, 01:16:31 pm
I've been in the same clubs and cycled with the current record holder and the (unsuccessful) Challenger.

I'm in the same club as one of the 2020 challengers. Hoping to get out and cheer her on along the way at some point.
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: rogerzilla on February 02, 2020, 01:36:17 pm
I've been in the same clubs and cycled with the current record holder and the (unsuccessful) Challenger.
I once spoke to Gethin Butler on the phone, so yah boo sucks  ;D
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: IanDG on February 02, 2020, 05:49:41 pm
I've been in the same clubs and cycled with the current record holder and the (unsuccessful) Challenger.
I once spoke to Gethin Butler on the phone, so yah boo sucks  ;D

 
Beats my sad claim to fame ;D
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: phil w on February 02, 2020, 06:02:49 pm
I’ve been to both Lands End and John O’Groats. So there!
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Wheels of Fire on February 02, 2020, 09:41:19 pm
I've been in the same clubs and cycled with the current record holder and the (unsuccessful) Challenger.
I once spoke to Gethin Butler on the phone, so yah boo sucks  ;D
Me too  :)
Title: Re: Christina Mackenzie - women's LEJOG record attempt
Post by: Karla on February 02, 2020, 09:43:50 pm
Next you'll say you spoke to Mike Broadwith too  :facepalm: