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Discussion: Track

in: Bash; Bash > 2020-06-19

Jun 19, 2020 6:05 PM # 
Super:
I’ve learned here on AP that tracks in many parts of the world are trails. And the PGT is a loop on a track.. so a trail and a track. So hot. So good. So needed.
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Jun 19, 2020 9:36 PM # 
Bash:
Lol! I'm planning to use the PGT for the Home Run Challenge: "a long-ish run without going more than 1 km from your home, 1 hour minimum". I'm going to up the ante by not leaving our yard. My final run in the Limitless Vertical Challenge was also in our back yard for an hour but I needed to maximize the climbing. The PGT has switchbacks so it's not efficient for climbing but this will be its time to shine.

As for the track, it's a Canadian challenge so I think I'd better find something track-ish. I just read the details: "running track or a sports field if a running track is inaccessible - minimum 20 laps or 8 km". Surely I can find a sports field.
Jun 20, 2020 1:47 AM # 
coach ld:
You could use the soccer fields by the tennis courts in Bolton. I think it's about 600-700m around the whole thing and pretty even grass, and pretty quiet these days. The pitches in Cal. East by the arena is an even bigger area I believe and you would be on the gravel trailway on one side. You could probably use the crushed gravel track at St. Mike's in Bolton, or R.F Hall Catholic high school in Cal. East, and I've seen numerous people hop the fence to use the new rubberized track at Humberview.
Jun 20, 2020 1:54 AM # 
Bash:
Thank you, Coach! I won't hop any fences but I might pretend to be a Catholic high school student.

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