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Decline in Races - Why is this happening?

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Many will have seen a recent announcement that the Highland Fling maybe following the demise of so many other races with even the Mont and the Kowalski coming to an end this year. I'd be interested in what people think as to why these things are happening. Is it:
1. These races are run for profit and not volunteers and therefore are prone to declines in sponsorship?
2. That people are changing habits and want to do more downhill when these races are marathon by nature?
3. That we're not promoting the sport enough?
4. That the races were just not that enjoyable?

The faster I get, the faster they get.

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Last year at Capital Punishment I came 8th in my category. I was only 3 minutes off a podium place. After training pretty intensely for the last few months I knew I was faster than last year, so was hopeful of at least a top 10 again, maybe even top 5 place in my category. My result today was actually 5 minutes faster than last year, but I only placed 14th in my category. So it seems that the faster I get, the faster everyone else is getting! I guess it's a good thing that our sport is getting more popular, people are training more seriously and competition is increasing.

All aboard Tristraining

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In February, once I get back from overseas, Tristraining starts again. Just thought I'd take the opportunity for a heads up for anyone interested in doing a 100km event this autumn - you know, Capital Punishment or Convict 100. Anyone interested in doing a good, solid training ride for one of these two events, I'll be going to do several reconnaissance rides on the GNR once the course direction is finalized where I'll be practicing the course as well as rides in the Blue Mtns.

Convict and Capital Punishment Entries Open

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For those that aren't aware, just letting everyone know that Capital Punishment entries (March 15th) opened several days ago and Convict 100 (May 3rd) entries open tomorrow... so take the big step and make up your mind whether to do these great rides. The calendar is a bit hard to find on the site, but mark your attendance to represent the NoBMoB crowd here:

http://nobmob.com/node/45053

http://nobmob.com/node/45052

where you can also find a link to their respective websites.

Capital Punishment, MTB marathon newbie

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Hey guys,

Just thought I could wing some advice off some of you to give advice to my friend.

Camelbak anyone?

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Hey guys,

Just a brief message as to racing gear. I currently have a 3L camelbak which I give a good thumping to, and is perfectly good. It has a good zip up compartment and a food pouch etc, and is great for the full day rides and walks, etc.

Capital Punishment Results

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Hope everyone enjoyed the race and achieved their goals. Any news on when the results will be up?

Capital Punishment 50k

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Wow!!! is all I can say. Best race so far in terms of track and event. The single track through Majura was simply awesome as was the switch back climb and the luge downhill sections of Stomlo. Lots of variety including some road and firetrail make this a true adventure. My time was a little disappointing but I have never ridden Stomlo before so I was pacing myself for the final climb. At the beginning of Stomlo I crashed in some thick sand and remove some skin from my knee, but despite having no water left I managed to stave off cramps, climb and finish.

Capital Punishment Pictures

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Bit arty, but a nice set of shots:

http://www.damianbreach.com/Blog_10/CapitalP/

Does this sum up the day pretty well? Eye-wink

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