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Discussion: Great idea!

in: Bash; Bash > 2019-01-16

Jan 17, 2019 1:26 PM # 
Funderstormin:
I'd like to try one of these events some day, just to see what it felt like. If you go ahead with this idea, count me in!
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Jan 17, 2019 3:01 PM # 
Super:
I’d do it too, to practice for the other event I signed up for.
Jan 17, 2019 3:31 PM # 
Bash:
So we need both veggie and meat burgers then. :) Unlike Laz, I’d put an upper time limit on it. Our friends are hard core and might stick around for 3 days otherwise! I’ll think about possible dates. It needs to be warm enough that spectators would want to sit outside and cheer - at least part of the time.
Jan 17, 2019 3:46 PM # 
Cristina:
I'd love to do something like this, especially since I suspect in my current level of fitness I would only last long enough to really earn a burger. You live far, though.
Jan 17, 2019 4:21 PM # 
eldersmith:
No real reason you couldn't make each race segment be twice around the 1K loop, so that the starts would be every 18 minutes, or 3 loops every 27 minutes, is there? That would give your spectators more cheering opportunities per stage as well!
Jan 17, 2019 4:54 PM # 
Bash:
@Cristina, you could stay here for the weekend - all of you.

@Eldersmith, yes, I did think about that! The current record for Last Man Standing with regular 1-hour laps at a similar pace is 68 hours, and we have some very stubborn, very fit friends. Shorter laps would weed people out more quickly and get them to the beer and burgers sooner. I haven't completely discarded the idea of a double loop because of the bathroom issue but then again, it's just a fun race and we don't want spectators to get bored. It will be boring if *everyone* is still standing at the end of regulation time, whatever that might be. 6 hours would be just short of a marathon but I wouldn't want people to have to taper/recover for a party. So maybe 4 hours.
Jan 18, 2019 4:59 AM # 
Bash:
I've got a better idea. I can easily change it to a 1.12 km loop. Then if we start a new lap every 10 minutes, that's a pace of 100 miles in 24 hours, as per the standard. That will make it a lot easier for runners and spectators to keep track of the time.

Do the weekends of May 4 or 11 have any major conflicts for anyone who might be interested in this sort of thing?
Jan 18, 2019 12:43 PM # 
veinbuster:
I might be able to do one lap by then.
Jan 18, 2019 11:27 PM # 
Bash:
Excellent!
Jan 20, 2019 7:33 PM # 
Cristina:
I imagine it’s not of interest to those who might be interested in this sort of thing (too far?), but the Billygoat is May 12.
Jan 21, 2019 2:06 AM # 
Bash:
Thanks, I see that's also the weekend of the Seaton Soaker ultra in the GTA. Anything on the May 4 weekend?

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