The only dissapointment regarding this race is the results. A large number of entrants got a DNF, even though they finished fine. The timing was done by spectrum Sport, which uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Scanners are then placed overhead or on the sides of the finish line or held by individuals depending on where the tags are positioned on the athlete/bike. In our case the tags are stickers which are attached to the race number boards. I don't know why so many entrants got a DNF, perhaps some of those number boards are a bit tired!
Despite that, if I look at some results of friends that were before and after me, I can guess that my time was about 2:40 which would put me about 28th of about 100 Vets (age 40 -49) with an average speed of 22.38km/h. The winning time was 1:55 with an average speed of 31.27. The results were:
Ben Melt Swanepoel
How the Hell do they do that?
Hopefully SS timing will sort out the mistakes. Overall a good indication of my fitness. The course was not too hilly so the race in Knysna in 2 weeks time is going to be a differnt kettle of fish completely.