It took several days but there are now some results posted from this weekend’s race. They are “draft” results so they may change a bit due to the problems the race organizers had with coordinating our numbers from registration. Apparently, there was a problem where last year’s registrations accidentally got mixed up with this year’s when they were putting the bib number packets together. I don’t anticipate much to change that would affect my standings and the results are pretty consistent with what I expected. Overall, I was in 26th place and 6th place in the single-speed class.
Strangely, I’m not familiar with many of the names of the riders that came in ahead of me in the single-speed class. A few of the single-speed riders that came in shortly behind me are guys who I have raced against in the past. After racing for 50 miles, the fact that we are all within 5 or 10 minutes of each other is somewhat amazing. I thought it was noteworthy that another single-speed rider who is about 10 years older than me, came in only 10 minutes behind me. I find that encouraging since that means I could have at least another 10 years of good racing ahead of me. Given some better training over the next year, I think I could even improve my results significantly for the 2012 VT50.
Also, Joe Brzoza came in 3rd place in the “clydesdale” sport class with a finish time of 6:26. Bob Parker came in at 7:24 and Wil Blanchard at 9:33 – decent finishes for all.
The draft results can be viewed here. I will update this post once the results are truly final.