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Discussion: Line marking

in: fletch; fletch > 2016-04-01

Apr 2, 2016 4:42 AM # 
I noticed recently on a run along the river from Matilda Bay. The rugby fields (Nedlands Rugby Club?) were being remarked, very early in the morning around 6am. Anyway they seemed to have some fancy survey gear attached to the line marker and one of those things on a tripod that surveyors put out when they're working.
Apr 2, 2016 7:28 AM # 
That first sentence of yours is a fragment - consider revising.
Apr 2, 2016 8:21 AM # 
I have a fancy linemarker. And measuring tape, string and pegs.
Apr 2, 2016 8:54 AM # 
Isn't a rugby field square shaped with straight lines every so often? I wouldn't imagine it'd be too hard to mark that. An oval on the other hand...
Apr 2, 2016 12:29 PM # 
I think rugby is a rectangle tRicky. I think for a rectangle with oval ends you need to have done more than the basic maths at school, something to do with radii and how long a piece of string and a central point to tie the string to. Yuck. And then another 900mm wider I suppose,etc, etc.
Apr 2, 2016 12:59 PM # 
Actually if you want to get technical, a square is defined as a rectangle with all four sides of equal length :-) whereas a rectangle is a parallelogram with four right angles. So I guess a rugby field is square shaped in a manner of speaking given that even the definitions can't get away without referring to the other one.
Apr 2, 2016 1:05 PM # 
Yup. Aths track is pretty painful. I've got the measurements that i need, but it's not a pretty process. Doesn't help needing to know that the length of the track is measured 20cm from the inside of the inside lane, but 10cm from the inside of the other lanes, but is different when their is a raised infield / proper track edge than when it is just a pain line etc etc.

Actually, thinking about it, I have the measurements for A 200m track. I don't think it's one that fits on our school oval. I way well have to do all the maths from scratch.
Apr 3, 2016 8:32 AM # 
I definitely remember running along the pain line...
Apr 3, 2016 11:23 AM # 
Hey Fletch there were a couple of guys - well a bunch actually but I only met two - from Geraldton doing the five dams. One of them seemed to know you. I don't know his name but his teammate was Ricky or Richard. The guy knew you from the running club.
Apr 3, 2016 12:32 PM # 
Ben Freer? I'm not sure which of the other local crazies would have gone down for it.

If he was really short and on a really expensive bike, it was Ben. Probably wearing a Wolf Pack jersey (though that wouldn't narrow down the Gero contingent much).
Apr 3, 2016 12:57 PM # 
I did see some guys with Wolf Pack jerseys but it wasn't him. He wasn't short. There was a short guy in our group for a while but he blew up on one of the hills and I never saw him again. He might have been wearing that jersey.
Apr 4, 2016 12:23 AM # 
Richard Quinlan and Damon Angelatos.
Apr 4, 2016 8:24 AM # 
Ah - Damon. Another teacher (not from my school). Know him from running club. Nice guy. Don't know Richard.
Apr 4, 2016 8:56 AM # 
Yeah Damon was the one who knew you. Couldn't see Ben in the results.
Apr 4, 2016 9:23 AM # 
He might not have been there. Just a guess thinking of the crazy people from town.
Apr 4, 2016 9:26 AM # 
Well he did say some other Geraldton people went and that one of them had to hire a car to get back to Gero after his alternator melted.
Apr 4, 2016 2:45 PM # 
Ben F and Troy Gildersleeve were two more- they did the 3 dams in about 4:54. Couldn't be bothered looking any further down the list. I wonder whose car died. Will probably find out on the weekend.
Apr 5, 2016 3:31 AM # 
Gildersleeve, wow, there's a name from the past. He did an AR with me in Kalbarri once, the interservices one, and was a triathlete way back when.
Apr 5, 2016 4:05 AM # 
Still is a triathlete, but too many injuries to run much apparently. Still a key player in the running club tho.

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