Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

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Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby bunsontherun » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:15 pm

Anyone doing the Okanagan Marathon in Kelowna? Scrabblerunner is doing the full and I will be doing the half.
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby ian » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:00 pm

MichaelMc and I are in for the full. If he hits his PB goal, he may end up on the podium. My goal is to get within an hour of my brother's 21K time.

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby bunsontherun » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:41 pm

I have done the full two times in the past (a few years ago when I was more sprightly) and they have been my fastest and second fastest marathons I have ever done (3:15 in 1999 and 3:17 in 2006). Surmising that the route hasn't changed much since, I would say that it bodes well for MichaelMc to get on that podium and who knows maybe there will be room for you too...even if it is after everyone has left. :wink:
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby MichaelMc » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Ian's playing possum, I'm thinking the booming metropolis of Camrose goes 1-2 or 1-3 if someone fast from BC or Calgary shows up.

I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:54 am

MichaelMc wrote:Ian's playing possum, I'm thinking the booming metropolis of Camrose goes 1-2 or 1-3 if someone fast from BC or Calgary shows up.

I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby MichaelMc » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:31 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:Ian's playing possum, I'm thinking the booming metropolis of Camrose goes 1-2 or 1-3 if someone fast from BC or Calgary shows up.

I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

Now we need to know how old you are.


That is a secret, but I have to run 2:49 to qualify... :shifty:

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:17 am

MichaelMc wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:Ian's playing possum, I'm thinking the booming metropolis of Camrose goes 1-2 or 1-3 if someone fast from BC or Calgary shows up.

I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

Now we need to know how old you are.


That is a secret, but I have to run 2:49 to qualify... :shifty:

Congratulations for obtaining the Moose Mug! :D

Our very own Michael and Ian went 4th and 6th overall. Good job guys. 8)
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby purdy65 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:33 am

Excellent!
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby Jwolf » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:52 am

Congratulations. :)
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby MichaelMc » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:55 am

Habs4ever wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:Ian's playing possum, I'm thinking the booming metropolis of Camrose goes 1-2 or 1-3 if someone fast from BC or Calgary shows up.

I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

Now we need to know how old you are.


That is a secret, but I have to run 2:49 to qualify... :shifty:

Congratulations for obtaining the Moose Mug! :D

Our very own Michael and Ian went 4th and 6th overall. Good job guys. 8)


Thanks!

Ian and I ran together virtually the whole way, keeping each other honest on the pace. For a guy that hasn't been running much Ian is still extremely strong and never really wavered: he even passed off his water to me a couple of times when the aid station fumbled a hand-off. With 2km left we were nearly caught by another runner and I decided I needed to make the guy work for the pass into 4th place: that was the few seconds difference in our finish time.

I'm really happy with my result given a less than perfect taper: it was a hard effort, so I take more pride in it. Almost a 3 minute PB for me, so I can thumb my nose at Father Time for a little while longer. A well run race with a solid assist for Ian, who had planned in running this much more comfortably.

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby La » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:42 am

MichaelMc wrote:I'm really happy with my result given a less than perfect taper: it was a hard effort, so I take more pride in it. Almost a 3 minute PB for me, so I can thumb my nose at Father Time for a little while longer. A well run race with a solid assist for Ian, who had planned in running this much more comfortably.

Excellent! Congrats. :D
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby Half-Mary » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:14 pm

Great results!

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby Joe Dwarf » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:40 pm

Congratulations Michael! Big ups to Ian also for the assist.

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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby La » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:13 pm

MichaelMc wrote:I'm looking for the fabled "Moose Mug", awarded for running a marathon in a time faster than 2 hours plus your age. 8)

What do you get for 4 hours plus your age? That's about the best I can hope for. :lol:
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby IronGoddess » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:13 pm

Nice results.
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby bunsontherun » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:54 pm

You and Ian did great and I wish you both hearty congratulations. Too bad we never got the chance to meet up with each other, maybe some of your speed would have rubbed off on me. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Re: Okanagan Marathon - Same weekend as Victoria's

Postby barebuns1 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:26 am

Congrats to everyone who ran here.
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