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Discussion: Billygoat statistics

in: Billygoat (May 10, 2009 - Bow, NH)

May 6, 2009 12:50 AM # 
J-J's Billygoat statistics for 1979 - 2008 have just been updated on the web. Thinking of moving up in "lifetime points" or in total time on Billygoat courses? Find out where you stand.
May 7, 2009 2:18 AM # 
IF only:
I am looking for a single billygoat statistic: start time 2009?
May 7, 2009 2:48 AM # 
Every BG starts at 11am, I assume Bob knows the tradition.
May 7, 2009 12:50 PM # 
Although the UNO page doesn't specify, I'll confirm that the start time is 11 AM, as Bob sent out a note to UNO members looking for volunteers and that's what he said.
May 8, 2009 4:33 PM # 
IF only:
Thanks coach and JJ.
That's an extra hour over my guess of a 10am start.
It's great that there's a tradition to the BG, but perhaps a little more specificity on the website would help newcomers.
Ian. (P.s. I'm not actually running - too far for me:-)
May 8, 2009 10:46 PM # 
BG thread started 3/22 (w/o any recent tickles) with start time noted on 4/10 & again 4/22...pesky details:)
May 9, 2009 3:56 AM # 
Not everyone gets their information from AttackPoint (though they should), and the Billygoat schedule page and the UNO page don't list the start time.
May 10, 2009 10:19 PM # 
Not quite complete Billygoat results, with the corrections that Alex Jospe is female and Valeriy Doverov is male. And a couple more finishers. There were 78 finishers within the 3.5 hour time limit.
May 10, 2009 10:54 PM # 
And the course (with my route). As usual, you could skip a control, and go to either of the two #5's.
May 10, 2009 11:38 PM # 
nice..what top 3 skipped ? it will be interesting to know.. staying home - 15 seems like a good choice
May 10, 2009 11:48 PM # 
Letter & number in blue in PG's picture indicates whether the runner went Left or Right on #5 and which control they skipped. We were still gathering that info when the picture was taken. As I remember, Eric Nystrom went right and skipped #15.
15 and 7 were the top 2 skips.

From a pure distance perspective, assuming straight line navigation, skipping 15 cut out 430 meters, 7 cut out 370 m, and 4 cut out 390 m (assuming runner went to the Left (northern) #5).
May 11, 2009 3:07 AM # 
But 15 was almost all trail run (taking the road, driveway route), 4 was also long trail possibilities while 7 was through potentially bland and crappy woods.
May 11, 2009 10:12 AM # 
7 did take a long time to get there. It was originally my 3rd choice out of 4 I considered, but looks now like it might be best.
May 11, 2009 8:41 PM # 
In case there isn't an official Route Gadget for the race, you are welcome to enter your routes on mine.

I have an old version that doesn't do forks or skips, so I didn't draw to #5, #7, or #15 (any other skips can't be entered, and these controls need to be combined if entering spilts as well).
May 11, 2009 9:17 PM # 
sometimes skipping the last checkpoint can be fun right Nick!
May 12, 2009 5:07 PM # 
hammer , i have my 3rd choice skipping second last ..last one will be good too.. and it can be fun ( if that late in the game one still have opportunities to skip )
May 15, 2009 11:41 AM # 
Videos from the Billygoat

Start -

Third control -

Had we been aware of the floating bog on the "trail" under the power lines on the road/trail option between 14 and 15 would have set up there to tape - sounds like some interesting experiences...
May 15, 2009 2:52 PM # 
Provisional results are temporarily up here, and should appear on the page fairly soon. If anybody has any of the missing information regarding forks/skip, let me know and I'll add it.
May 16, 2009 12:52 PM # 
My split at #14 is wrong....... I was with GregB at that point. Not sure where the info came from....

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