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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 16:37
by The Raven
Ouch! That's a pain!

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 20:13
by jamesthegill
Soup Dragon wrote: 12 Sep 2021, 06:36 I took it very easy at Riddlesdown ahead of the Brighton Marathon today.
Hope it went well! Technically with the extra 568m it was the first ever Brighton ultramarathon!

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 20:58
by Soup Dragon
jamesthegill wrote: 12 Sep 2021, 20:13
Soup Dragon wrote: 12 Sep 2021, 06:36 I took it very easy at Riddlesdown ahead of the Brighton Marathon today.
Hope it went well! Technically with the extra 568m it was the first ever Brighton ultramarathon!
I think I ran a perfect race and was spot on my pace throughout. Had it not been for the extra course length I would have made it! Sadly I badly cramped in the last 568m that shouldn't have been and then spent almost three hours in the Medical Centre trying to recover, the cramp itself lasted over an hour on and off and was excruciatingly painful. But overall I'm really happy to have gone just under 3:52 in my first (probably last) marathon!, 😂

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 21:56
by al
Top effort Antony!

The only press reports I can find about the distance issue don't say how it happened. Any ideas, anyone?

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Sep 2021, 07:14
by jamesthegill
Speculation from one of the pacers puts the turnaround point up the hill towards Rottingdean (between the 9 and 10 mile marker) as the culprit, so runners would've had an extra 264m of climbing included in their day.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Sep 2021, 17:26
by Soup Dragon
The press reports blame human error, the course was identical to 2019, but somehow the marker was placed further up the hill in Rottingdean.
I've now had a chance to look at my medical release form and I actually spent 3h25m in the medical centre.
It's embarrasing that Brighton cocked up so badly, they also failed to apply for a UK Athletics licence for the event, meaning that athletes trying to get a qualifying time for London, their results won't count. For lesser mortals like me results will not appear in Run Britain rankings.

On a positive note the medical staff were awesome, and I can't thank them enough for what a great job they did :-)

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 13 Sep 2021, 18:30
by The Raven
Do you get the extra meters back next year?

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 15:54
by Soup Dragon
Here is this weeks update, many congratulations to Dudey on becoming the fifth Tubechallenger to go sub 20 minutes.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 16:02
by The Raven
Errr... that appears to be the wrong spreadsheet.

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 21:01
by Sam
The Raven wrote: 19 Sep 2021, 16:02 Errr... that appears to be the wrong spreadsheet.

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They all look a bit quick for us! :lol:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 23:33
by The Raven
Yes, you have some very fast friends Anthony!

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 23 Sep 2021, 08:37
by Soup Dragon
The Raven wrote: 19 Sep 2021, 23:33 Yes, you have some very fast friends Anthony!

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:lol: Silly me... that's the sheet for my athletics club, Worthing Harriers!
They might be fast, but they're rubbish at touring!

Here is the correct one! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 09:23
by roblo97
Hilly Fields. The clue really is in the name :lol: