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Discussion: Are they getting better?

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2021-02-20

Feb 20, 2021 2:12 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Feb 20, 2021 6:20 AM # 
Pretty sure the parkrun that started in outback Qld recently (Longreach - Old Thomson River Rd) takes the cake for boringness. There's a bend at the start but then it's dead straight for 2+km on a disused bitumen road before turning around and heading back. Not much to see once you get clear of the trees either.
Feb 20, 2021 6:31 AM # 
I actually don't mind road-to-nowhere runs in the outback (and in fact had a pretty decent one in Longreach a few years back) - there's a certain purity when it's nothing except you and a strip of dirt/bitumen extending to the horizon.
Feb 20, 2021 6:57 AM # 
Well I did a few dirt road runs while I was up at Dalwallinu last year that were okay but I wasn't racing at the time. If I turn around and see a 2km stretch of nothing in front of me (kind of like the back straight at Champion Lakes) then I get depressed.
Feb 20, 2021 10:47 AM # 
Liv's definitely getting better:
(the boys paced her)
Feb 21, 2021 6:13 AM # 
tRicky - I found newy boring, and despite a change in start area to enable a return post covid it's still boring. 100m curve, 1km straight, veer curve for 150m, 1.3km straight, turn, 1.3 km straight, veer curve for 150m ,straight 1km, 100m curve , finish. You can sure build up a head of steam!

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