To give you an idea of how the attrition races caused runners to push harder, here are Bronwyn’s 100m hill times, taken from her blog; she was eliminated in sprint 16;
The first five: 28, 29, 30, 29, 30,
The attrition sprints: 27, 27, 26, 25, 25, 24, 25, 24, 25, 22, 22,
Back to group two: 30, 31, 33, 27
Bronwyn was fourth with Gary as well as Ken and Andrew edging her out.
Old Joke Alert
A burglar broke into a house, shining his torch around and looking for valuables. He had just picked up a CD player when a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying: "Jesus is watching you."
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked off his torch and froze.
When he heard nothing more he continued. Just as he pulled the stereo out, he heard: "Jesus is watching you." Freaked out, he flashed his light around frantically. Finally, in the corner of the room his light beam came to rest on a parrot.
"Did you say that?" he hissed at the parrot. "Yep," the parrot confessed, "I'm just trying to warn you that he's watching you." The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?"
"Moses," replied the bird. "Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would name a bird Moses?" ... and the bird said ... "The same kind that would name their Rottweiler 'Jesus'!"