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Discussion: Impressive ...

in: BB; BB > 2018-05-22

May 22, 2018 5:41 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
... that Grant can still move two days after.

Kellie Whitfield ex-SWOT and JWOC runner did it in 14hr 42mins pretty impressive effort by all.

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May 22, 2018 6:16 AM # 
O-ing:
That sounds like a really good time (for Kellie). But I wouldn't have picked Kellie as an ultra runner...
May 22, 2018 6:16 AM # 
BB:
apparently a few orienteers did the run/walk - Mary McDonald did the 50 in 10 hours. Not going too hard early and be willing to take some rest stops helped Grant he said. Plus he was offered a cup of tea at 2am in the morning by a first aid lady before doing the 951 steps at the end of the race helped.
May 22, 2018 7:15 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
Kellie has done a few 6 inch runs and end to end Bib Track
May 22, 2018 8:01 AM # 
O-ing:
Yes, but.... why???
May 22, 2018 8:49 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
... 'cause it is longer than 800m :-)
May 22, 2018 10:29 AM # 
O-ing:
OK, fair enough! :) I guess I didn't think her running style was suited to ultras. Looking at it another way - if she can do 100km in less than 15 hours - has she done any competitive rogaining? Why not go the full 24 hour??

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