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#101 Bob Fugger

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 09:44 AM

Most challenges are meaningless anyways. I didn't realize that she was a 10k and half-marathon runner though. I wonder where she gets the time to train. Tried looking up her results online to see how fast she is but I couldn't find anything.

 

Here you go: https://racestats.or...Helps&Tab=Table

 

she says in the article her pb is 52 minutes.

 

I almost didn't want to share this, but check the results above: historical race data, searchable even by participant.  Her PB is actually 47:45 in 2010.


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#102 spanky123

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:38 PM

Thanks Bob. My search had come up blank so this is helpful. 47 minutes is pretty quick.



#103 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 02:48 PM

Having a bike helps!









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#104 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:45 AM

sarah beckett run is today.   maybe as many as 800 runners.



#105 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:38 AM

https://www.timescol...oute-1.23797591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is going well, she said, and the effort to increase participation from 2018’s 8,700 is yielding results.

 

“We’re still aiming for 10,000, for sure,” she said. “That’s our goal and we’re going to be pretty close to it.

 

“We’re definitely higher than our numbers were in the last couple of years, so we’re excited about that.”

Fougner said she’s hoping for a run of good weather leading up to the big day, to gather more registrations in the final stretch.

 

As always, team entries are a big part of the event and will account for more than 50 per cent of the final tally of participants.

 

Fougner said there are about 210 official teams of 10 or more, along with many smaller group entries. “A lot of people put a team of five in or something.”


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#106 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:22 AM

Eliud Kipchoge makes history in Vienna by running 42km marathon in under 2 hours

 

Eliud Kipchoge today made history by finishing his INEOS159 challenge in under two hours. He cut the tape in 1:59:40.

 

The race started at 9:15am Kenyan time, Saturday morning in Vienna, Austria. Kipchoge skipped the 2019 World Athletics Championships and Berlin Marathon where he set the World record to train for today’s event.

 

This makes him the most successful long distance athlete of all time, making him the first man in the history of the sport to complete the 42km race in under two-hours.

 

He won the Olympic marathon in 2016 and is the current marathon world record holder with a time of 2:01:39 hours.

 

 

https://nairobinews....n-under-2-hours


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#107 todd

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:36 AM

Will my on call ER specialist be delayed by the event? This can all be done on the track. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again roads are for getting something useful done.

#108 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:40 AM

a few can handle a sunday morning closure from time to time.  it's only a tiny percentage of roads shut down.



#109 todd

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:45 AM

a few can handle a sunday morning closure from time to time.  it's only a tiny percentage of roads shut down.


OK but please just speak for yourself. Cities don’t shut down on Sundays anymore.

#110 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:47 AM

it's not really in the "business area" for much into the morning.  it brings hundreds of overnight visitors each year that enter the business area before and after the race and spend money.


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#111 Greg

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:48 AM

About 8,500 people ran in one of the events today. The roads are seldom employed for something more useful.



#112 todd

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:50 AM

About 8,500 people ran in one of the events today. The roads are seldom employed for something more useful.


No just 8,500

#113 todd

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:51 AM

^About the same number that voted liberal last time in Victoria.

#114 todd

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 11:00 AM

I’m OK with a parade for example because it just passes by much shorter time period roads are blocked off, but this is unacceptable.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:16 PM

Kind of a cool story; this guy is my next door neighbor and I can tell you he wasn't moving around too much the day after the marathon, after doing it in about 6 hours in full military uniform, including CAF-issued boots - which is incredible in itself - not to mention the 30 pounds of combat gear that was draped over his back. Apparently it takes about 6 months for Guinness to verify whether a feat is a world record. Seems he made it - 

 

https://www.vicnews....BToa5PKRMrY3er4


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#116 LJ

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:41 PM

Well if I was running in it, the oxygen tank would come in handy after about 1/4 mile.


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#117 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 04:53 AM

tc10k is in april.  does that make sense to go ahead?  april 26th.

 

what if someone handing out the shirts and number/transponders is infected?


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#118 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:24 PM

tc10k is in april.  does that make sense to go ahead?  april 26th.

 

what if someone handing out the shirts and number/transponders is infected?

 

vancouver's sun run has been cancelled.



#119 martini

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

TC 10k has been cancelled. It's in the media today.

 



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