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pdm

  • Sheffield hills? Nah... Just potholes.
RAAM
« on: June 06, 2008, 02:00:51 pm »
The Race Across America starts tomorrow. 3000 miles of purgatory in ~9 days (300+ miles per day)  :o
There are a few Brits involved again this year...

Really Ancien

Re: RAAM
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 02:11:17 pm »
You can qualify in the UK if you feel like it , you'll have to be quick to inform them of your intention.

5) British 24-Hour Championship
Although not sanctioned by nor supported by the UMCA, riders may use the British 24-Hour to qualify for RAAM under the following conditions:

the rider is a current, annual member of the UMCA, and
the rider informs the UMCA by letter or e-mail before the 24-hour that the rider intends to use the 24-hour to attempt to qualify for RAAM, and
the rider meets the qualifying standard for a division:

  British 24-Hour July


Qualifying Standard
     Men                                 Women 
  18-49 years old  425 miles  400 miles 
  50-59 400 miles                375 miles 
  60-69  375 miles               350 miles 


There has been some talk of LEL being a qualifier, I have no idea how that would work.

Damon.

Re: RAAM
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 02:12:29 pm »

There has been some talk of LEL being a qualifier, I have no idea how that would work.


Inform them then finish it in less than 65 hours.

Really Ancien

Re: RAAM
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 02:19:25 pm »
That would be for a 1200.


4) 1200 km randonnées
1200 km randonnées sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM) or Audax Club Parisien (ACP) are drafting events with time limits, rather than non-drafting races. As such, they are neither sanctioned by nor supported by the UMCA. However, a 1200 km randonnée is a significant test of a rider's fitness and a rider may use an RM/ACP-sanctioned 1200 km to qualify for RAAM under the following conditions:

the rider is a current, annual member of the UMCA, and
the rider informs the UMCA by letter or e-mail before the 1200 km that the rider intends to use the 1200 km to attempt to qualify for RAAM, and
the rider meets the qualifying standard for a division:
Qualifying Standard
     Men                                          Women 
  18-49 years old  under 65 hours  under 70 hours 
  50-59 under 70 hours                under 75 hours
  60-69  under 75 hours               under 80 hours 

We can now have a quick search for the likeliest Competitors. Howard Waller and John Warnock would head up my list.

Damon.

Re: RAAM
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 05:42:15 pm »
Qualifying is the easy bit. It's getting the money or sponsorship and a back up team that puts it out of reach.

pdm

  • Sheffield hills? Nah... Just potholes.
Re: RAAM
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 10:57:26 pm »
Things seem to be progressing quite well this year - fewer problems, accidents and DNFs than usual so far, it seems...

Jure Robic is leading by a good margin as expected.

There is also a nice little video of one of the Fixie team spinning out on a downhill bit....  ;)

pdm

  • Sheffield hills? Nah... Just potholes.
Re: RAAM
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 08:51:13 pm »
Jure has won his 4th RAAM in a mind blowing 8d 23:33.

Pattinson (UK) is going well too!