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Discussion: Barkley Ultra Marathon

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Apr 30, 2019 1:48 AM # 
Has anyone in the orienteering community participated in the Barkley marathon? I've heard theres a little bit of navigation to it.
Apr 30, 2019 1:55 AM # 
I can think of at least two who have, though it was a while ago: PG and Fanatic.
Apr 30, 2019 2:03 AM # 
Yip, and a Kiwi one at that this year. Greig has been world Rogaine champion

He logs on here periodically as well
Apr 30, 2019 2:15 AM # 
I believe a member of GVOC named Gary Robbins has done decent at Barkley. Excellent beard.

There's an interesting thread on AP about the GVOC Mini-Barkley from a few years ago.
Apr 30, 2019 2:26 AM # 
Nikolay Nachev.
Apr 30, 2019 3:34 AM # 
Nicki has done it a number of times - 5 I think.
Apr 30, 2019 3:44 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
The AR half of AP was just talking about it
Apr 30, 2019 5:36 AM # 
Also -- Jason Poole from RMOC, six times.

Jason is mentioned in Barkley articles in Runner's World and
Apr 30, 2019 11:24 AM # 
All mentioned above will no doubt be a great resource for you learning more about Barkley. If you need some info let me know.

BTW the name does not have Ultra, and its plural: Marathons ;)
Apr 30, 2019 1:11 PM # 
Thanks for sharing the info! It's on my bucket list. :-)
Apr 30, 2019 2:38 PM # 
Was just looking at the BM thread. Guillaume Calmettes is an LAOC member. He completed 3 loops this year.
Apr 30, 2019 3:49 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
@Nev-Monster "Gary Robbins has done decent":

Yeah, obviously so, and Barkley is probably the only race in the world where you can fail to finish (sometimes with heartbreakingly close calls) on every attempt and that is still true.
Apr 30, 2019 3:50 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
PS. Last year I did try to download all the LiDAR of the area, but the total was just too large (10--200 GB?) that I gave up on making my own map of the area, as an attempt to reverse engineer the course.
Apr 30, 2019 6:04 PM # 
Never mind the course, even entering is fiendishly difficult.
May 6, 2019 1:47 PM # 
As an AR navigator, I have never had trouble with the navigation on the Barkley. Doing 2 laps or more, on the other hand........
May 9, 2019 9:06 PM # 
I've been.
Greig is useless, got lost and couldn't even find a major stream junction, in daylight.

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