Monaco 8-Day Race – 146hrs – William 500 miles+
At just before 146hrs 30mins (6 days, 2hrs and 30mins) into the 192hr (8-Day) race, William had taken a sleep break, passed the 500 mile point and had covered 812.8km / 505 miles. William now leads the race by circa 44.5 miles / 71.5km
In a race of this length, there have been a number of targets William could have chosen to particularly focus on, each of which was/is liable to effect William’s race strategy in one way or another.
One option was to fully prioritise the 6-Day time, take fewer breaks before the 6-Day point and then have more rest to recover during Day 7 of the race, which would most probably have given William a higher 6-Day total but a lower total for Day 7.
While we looked at several strategies prior to the race, we always knew that William would have to make any decisions on which specific targets to go for during the race itself, judging by how he felt at key points and what the race conditions were like (especially with regard to both the weather and the large number of people on the track – there have been 5,649 entrants running on the just over 1km track thus far during the event).
William has opted to focus on the later race targets, looking to maintain a somewhat more even average speed. At this point he will be aiming to break his Personal Best for 7 Days (currently 883km/ 548.670 miles).
This will also bring him closer toward his next target, to reach 1000km.
More news as I get it…
|Place||Dist.||Nb tour||Nom||Cat||Pl Cat.||Dernier passage|
|1||812816 m||592||SICHEL William||V2M||1/716||146:28:44|
|2||741420 m||540||SESSEGOLO Didier||V1M||1/1277||146:19:38|
|3||724944 m||528||LEROUX Stephane||V1M||2/1277||146:27:43|