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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby ultraslacker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:50 am

Jump145 wrote:I can't even see how it's possible for me to get there without the train, short of taking a really expensive cab ride.


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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Stampie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:09 am

Shirts & medals styles have been released.

2013 Shirts, Medals & Bibs
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
TBA
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jump145 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:28 am

Looks like they deleted the negative posts about transit on their Facebook page. :p

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jwolf » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:54 am

Jump145 wrote:Looks like they deleted the negative posts about transit on their Facebook page. :p

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I still see them. Were there more?
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby ultraslacker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:56 am

I don't understand why they can increase service for the sun run but not for the marathon. I get that the sun run is bigger, but isn't the marathon big enough, and wouldn't they want to be seen as supporting it? :/
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jwolf » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:03 pm

ultraslacker wrote:I don't understand why they can increase service for the sun run but not for the marathon. I get that the sun run is bigger, but isn't the marathon big enough, and wouldn't they want to be seen as supporting it? :/


In the past Translink has always run the Expo and Centennial Lines early on marathon morning. I'm not sure what changed. And BMO Marathon made a point to have transit tickets included in the registration-- I assume that cost them. Very annoying. (The North Shore was another issue, but they never had that service early.)
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby ultraslacker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:05 pm

Jwolf wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:I don't understand why they can increase service for the sun run but not for the marathon. I get that the sun run is bigger, but isn't the marathon big enough, and wouldn't they want to be seen as supporting it? :/


In the past Translink has always run the Expo and Centennial Lines early on marathon morning. I'm not sure what changed. And BMO Marathon made a point to have transit tickets included in the registration-- I assume that cost them. Very annoying. (The North Shore was another issue, but they never had that service early.)


But they started the seabus early for the sun run. :/
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby ian » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:44 pm

In previous years, I've always been able to take the Skytrain from Burnaby at around 6am. The extra couple hours of service presumably can be had at some cost which apparently is too steep for the race organizers this year (though I can't see how it would be markedly higher than thousands of free transit tickets.) Add this to my earlier list of reasons why this race can't quite get to the next level.

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jwolf » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:54 pm

ian wrote:In previous years, I've always been able to take the Skytrain from Burnaby at around 6am. The extra couple hours of service presumably can be had at some cost which apparently is too steep for the race organizers this year (though I can't see how it would be markedly higher than thousands of free transit tickets.) Add this to my earlier list of reasons why this race can't quite get to the next level.

Agreed. It has such potential, but they can't quite do it.

I suspect they run into various road blocks with the various municipal and transit authorities and can't seem to make that extra push to do it right.
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jump145 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:16 pm

Jwolf wrote:
Jump145 wrote:Looks like they deleted the negative posts about transit on their Facebook page. :p

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I still see them. Were there more?


They weren't visible on the mobile version for some reason, still there.


On a more positive note, this has been my best training cycle so far, and I feel pretty strong and uninjured. I'm really looking forward to it. :)
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby marymac442 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:07 pm

Bib numbers are out:

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jump145 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:10 am

Bib numbers are out:

Marymac 14304
jump145 2163
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Stampie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:32 am

Bib numbers are out:

Marymac 14304
jump145 2163
Stampie 13400
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
TBA
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

Run the mile you're in. Not the one behind you, and not the one in front of you - the one you are running now :) - purdy65

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby HCcD » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:57 am

All the best and have fun everyone, to those travelling and racining in Vancouver next weekend ...

Feeling weird, with just over a week before race weekend, knowing that I will not be in Vancouver this year ... :( :(

Say hiya to Gracie and give a hug and a treat for me, will ya, Cheryl ... :O3 Hopefully, I can return to Vancouver in 2014 .... :P
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby turd ferguson » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:00 pm

Stampie wrote:Shirts & medals styles have been released.

2013 Shirts, Medals & Bibs


Just so this doesn't get missed - I've seen a lot of medals in my time and I've never seen separate mens and womens finisher medals.

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jwolf » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:02 pm

Really sad I'm missing it this year. First time in a while.
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Stampie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:16 pm

HCcD wrote:Hopefully, I can return to Vancouver in 2014 .... :P

Thanks for the warning Andy. :P :lol: :lol:

Jwolf wrote:Really sad I'm missing it this year. First time in a while.

But you will be out cheering right? :pray: :)
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
TBA
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

Run the mile you're in. Not the one behind you, and not the one in front of you - the one you are running now :) - purdy65

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jwolf » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:23 pm

Stampie wrote:
HCcD wrote:Hopefully, I can return to Vancouver in 2014 .... :P

Thanks for the warning Andy. :P :lol: :lol:

Jwolf wrote:Really sad I'm missing it this year. First time in a while.

But you will be out cheering right? :pray: :)


I will, but I will be along the marathon course and I won't be staying in one place. I plan to see much of the city on my bike that day. :)

I'll have to figure out how to best time it to see parts of both races.
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BMO Vancouver

Postby marymac442 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:20 pm

turd ferguson wrote:
Stampie wrote:Shirts & medals styles have been released.

2013 Shirts, Medals & Bibs


Just so this doesn't get missed - I've seen a lot of medals in my time and I've never seen separate mens and womens finisher medals.

Image

Anyone want to take bets that they will run out of one or the other too early??
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jump145 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:49 am

marymac442 wrote:
turd ferguson wrote:
Stampie wrote:Shirts & medals styles have been released.

2013 Shirts, Medals & Bibs


Just so this doesn't get missed - I've seen a lot of medals in my time and I've never seen separate mens and womens finisher medals.

Image

Anyone want to take bets that they will run out of one or the other too early??


Because the guys in compression socks will be given a choice on which they prefer. :lol:
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Half-Mary » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:10 pm

I'm sad to not be participating this year, but with a weekend in Alberta in May, a long weekend in Tofino in June (and maybe with a half marathon in Ucluelet while I'm there), and then a trip to Ireland in August (with a half-marathon in Dublin), adding in Vancouver would be way too much for me. I'll be back next year or the year after and look forward to it.

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Stampie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:28 am

Half-Mary wrote:I'm sad to not be participating this year, but with a weekend in Alberta in May, a long weekend in Tofino in June (and maybe with a half marathon in Ucluelet while I'm there), and then a trip to Ireland in August (with a half-marathon in Dublin), adding in Vancouver would be way too much for me. I'll be back next year or the year after and look forward to it.

Sad to hear you can't make it out this year, but excited to hear of a half in Dublin Ireland.
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
TBA
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

Run the mile you're in. Not the one behind you, and not the one in front of you - the one you are running now :) - purdy65

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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby SuperboB » Thu May 02, 2013 10:55 am

Hello! Checking in after an extended absence!

Bib numbers are out:

Marymac 14304
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat May 04, 2013 2:46 pm

Have a great race tomorrow Maniacs!!!
It's going to be warm and sunny 8) .
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Re: BMO Vancouver

Postby Jo-Jo » Sat May 04, 2013 4:23 pm

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:Have a great race tomorrow Maniacs!!!
It's going to be warm and sunny 8) .



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