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Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:33 am

"The conch was blown at 8:33. #BM100"

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm

The weather sounds particularly nasty this year.
Hope Gary does well!
I'll be checking in with twitter #BM100
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby MrBond » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:51 pm

I loved the video of the start. Grizzly Adams fires up a smoke and the race begins.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:48 pm

Yeah the weather/conditions make it pretty bloody unlikely anyone finishes this year...

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:05 pm

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:19 pm

jonovision_man wrote:Yeah the weather/conditions make it pretty bloody unlikely anyone finishes this year...


I wouldn't be so sure! Gary trains in conditions like that all winter.

He was first finishing loop! Go gary!!

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:54 am

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At 23:05:35 Gary Robbins finishes loop two. #BM100

8:40 AM - 25 Mar 2018


60 hours, 5 loops, ~12h/loop... but last year he finished lap 2 at 20h18. So quite a bit behind the pace he needs I think.

https://twitter.com/keithdunn <-- best place I've found for updates.
https://twitter.com/CanadianRunning <-- also pretty good, and they're "us"! :)

Or search on #BM100 on Twitter (but lots of noise there)

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:47 am

Wow, that's a huge difference between the two loops-- sounds like the conditions were really terrible.
Interesting to follow, but the updates are pretty scarce-- and according to keith, "And there are many in camp who believe even Twitter is too much. The race is for the runners, not spectators. Plenty of time after the fact to get reports."
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:33 am

Yeah all the hand wringing about the popularity of the event gets pretty annoying after awhile. It's like watching Kurt Cobain interviews.

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:22 am

So looks like only 3 runners made the cutoff to start lap 3 and still be eligible for the full 100...
Gary
Ally Heaven
Guillaume Calmattes

The last two started loop 3 at 23:58... cut it a little fine.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:30 pm

Valery Caussarieu, the first French runner ever to begin loop three, quits loop three withou getting a book. The French record remains two loops. #BM100


^^^ Keith on Twitter

He had started late, though, so was only eligible for the "fun run".

4 runners left - 1 on the "fun run", 3 still mathematically in contention for the 100...

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:13 pm

Two runners left: Gary and Guillaume.
Both on lap 3.
Everyone else is out.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:24 pm

36h cutoff to start lap 4 coming up in a few minutes... no sign of the two runners.
Seems over. Nobody is going to finish this year. Maybe fun run.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:36 pm

Over.

At 36 hours two runners are on loop three. Neither runner is eligible to continue to loop four. #BM100


Conditions just too bad.

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:34 am

That's insane. The course that eats its young.

I just watched "Where dreams go to die." Highly recommended. Seems they will need to make a sequel now.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 am

A good article from Canadian Running:

https://runningmagazine.ca/2018-barkley ... finishers/
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:39 pm

Gary Robbins' race report (well written) http://garyrobbinsrun.com/blog/2018/3/h ... -marathons

If you are going to spend 90 min on a tm, Jamil Courey spent that long answering questions here:
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Jwolf » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:52 pm

Spirit Unleashed wrote:Gary Robbins' race report (well written) http://garyrobbinsrun.com/blog/2018/3/h ... -marathons

If you are going to spend 90 min on a tm, Jamil Courey spent that long answering questions here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fj9s-erirw


Thanks-- good read for the race report. I'll watch that youtube at the gym on Monday.
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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:04 pm

News about Barkley being sponsored by Ultimate Direction

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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby ultraslacker » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:17 pm

Spirit Unleashed wrote:News about Barkley being sponsored by Ultimate Direction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdFPWv86jB8


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Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:47 am

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