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An hour at a time

A short and sweet entry today. I'm just back from the Dunc Gray Velodrome, having coached rider Jayson Austin to a new world masters hour record for M40-44 category.

48.411km
which adds 1.284km to the previous record of 47.127km held by Dave Stevens (December 2011).

Great work Jayson, it was a bit of a fight with some challenges during the ride.

Coach is pretty darn pleased with his chargers - Jayson having previously set the record for M35-39 back in 2009 (you can read about that here) and just recently

Charles McCulloch of the UK set the M50-54 record a few months back at the Manchester velodrome.

Charles' record for M50-54 is 47.96km. 

Across town and across the world. Good work fellas.

For those interested, here's Jayson's speed and cadence plot. I'm leaving the power data out for now, for reasons I won't go into here.

Photos later.

Post script: For reference, Jayson's ride is the second fastest hour ride ever by an Australian. Brad McGee holds that record at 50.052km, set in 1997 aged 21. Different and slightly more relaxed aero equipment rules back then.

An hour at a time - photos

The sum of the parts

The sum of the parts