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Discussion: Race

in: Klepperton; Klepperton > 2018-08-18

Aug 18, 2018 7:56 PM # 
Super:
Nice job, how’d you feel?

What happened to your bro? I see he’s listed as a eq with a few others. And there were course marking problems - was it to do with those?
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Aug 19, 2018 12:24 AM # 
Klepperton:
See above...

Really felt good though man. Disappointed but happy, if that’s a thing.

Ya, my bro ran off course. A directionally-challenged Innes thing to do. The top 3 or 4 guys did the same on our course. I think they ran an extra k or so. The markings were sketchy at best - hadn’t a clue if I was on course after the 1st loop - apparently I did it correctly.

Great seeing you guys.

How did you feel today? Handle the rock ok?

Got lucky with the relief in the temps eh?
Aug 19, 2018 1:45 AM # 
Super:
Lots of positive there for sure mark. The shoe decision is just rust. You won’t have to relearn that one for a while.

I think I went a little off course in the first descent into nass canyon about km 2 or 3. I don’t think it was consequential ( their own errors cost me as much or more time to here and I’ll know I was off course) but sounds like I might have been dq eligible as well.
Aug 19, 2018 1:46 AM # 
Super:
I was slow and wimpy in the rock and was walking the uphills by the end. Took full advantage of the flat runnable bits and averaged ok.
Aug 19, 2018 3:13 AM # 
Klepperton:
I have to say...

Considering the cost/all-in experience, there’s really no excuse to the questionable course flagging/directions.

It was bleak man. A couple cases where caution tape was just lying meagrely on the ground, and 2 intersections with 2 visible arrows pointing hither and thither - like a Dr. Seuss crossroads!

The thing is - I think I’d run the race again - the course is a good challenge.

Do you suspect there were some pissy racers out there today?...to the point of protesting the race?
Aug 19, 2018 5:07 PM # 
Super:
The caution tape placement is deliberate. Runners recognize it fir what it is and other trail users aren’t impeded. The wonky signs and lack of Marshall’s is problematic.

I think there was one guy who was pretty agitated but no one has all the tracks in one place to sort it out so it would be difficult to make everything and everyone whole after all those errors. That’s why it’s important to make the course markings idiot proof. Sulphur does a good job of that, same club.

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