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#1 tim

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:10 AM

8 weeks to go!  B)

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:21 AM

View Posttim, on Jun 19 2006, 01:10 AM, said:

You fatass guys have all got to be crazy!
But I still admire you.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:25 AM

go to the link and read last year's reports.  The only crazy ones were the ones tucked under their doonas.  Out there running it was magic.  Well maybe not the last few hours for Kevin  B)

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:37 AM

Can't wait  B)

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:35 PM

My quads cramp just thinking about it.  Can't wait.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:20 PM

Not one to miss. Check out the mock up mag cover. If that doesn't inspire you nothing ever will.  B)

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:23 PM

i would love to have a crack at the 6ft track, only one way.  Not sure about the logistics of it, anyone else taking the easy option ?

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:20 PM

Vurt - I am led to believe that there will be a couple of people, one running to half way, the other back, so keep your ear to the grapevine and you may be able to scrounge a lift. For myself, 12 foot is what makes life worth living, but unfortunately I may be able to make it even to half way (groin strain) and even if that clears up it might be too far. damn damn and bugger.Fingers crossed though.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:43 PM

Don't know why I couldn't find this.

I've been giving this some thought but a hard 90+ ks only three wqeeks out from GH seems  a bit much for some of us.Not sure if 3 weeks is sufficient recovery.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:48 PM

Was the mystery female runner from last year ever identified?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:17 PM

View PostHermie, on Jul 11 2006, 02:43 PM, said:

Don't know why I couldn't find this.

I've been giving this some thought but a hard 90+ ks only three wqeeks out from GH seems  a bit much for some of us.Not sure if 3 weeks is sufficient recovery.


Hermie, don't run it hard then, just run it as a long training run? It's a great last hitout before GH!

Kanangra, I believe the boyfriend or husband? of said mystery girl was involved with the recent Fatass Alpine adventure and reported she finished it and was ok.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:29 PM

when is the 18 foot track?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:52 PM

Would love to do my own version of the 12 foot track next March in prep for Western States. Instead of running the 6 foot track on the Sat and going back to Katoomba, do it the other way around.

The day or night before the official 6 foot track next March (Fri) run from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba and then run the official 6 foot using the aid stations on the Saturday. Would be fascinating to see if you could keep in front of the grim sweeper. May give it more thought later in the year.  :blink:

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 08:49 PM

I'm thinking about running one way.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 08:59 PM

I am also thinking of running 6 Foot as well. I think it will be a good run between Cities Marathon and Glasshouse.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:24 PM

View Postkanangra, on Jul 11 2006, 02:48 PM, said:

Was the mystery female runner from last year ever identified?
You can find her on the all times finishers list here under the section with the link to previous runnings.

Herm, are you going soft? Some nutters are doing 12', then Trailwalker, then GH. Just take it easy and you'll be fine. :blink:

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:45 PM

View PostWhippet Man, on Jul 11 2006, 10:24 PM, said:

Some nutters are doing 12', then Trailwalker, then GH.

that is just ridiculous!  :blink:

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 12:28 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 11 2006, 10:45 PM, said:

View PostWhippet Man, on Jul 11 2006, 10:24 PM, said:

Some nutters are doing 12', then Trailwalker, then GH.

that is just ridiculous!  :)
Yeah, those legendary rock-cake-stealing crows will have a feast dining out on the carcass of anyone that silly. :blink:

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:50 AM

View Postundercover brother, on Jul 11 2006, 03:29 PM, said:

when is the 18 foot track?

24 foot track and you have your 100+ miler.

I believe Spud and Horrie are doing the double. 12FT/C2S.  :blink:

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:53 AM

Whilst we're in the area of the SFT, I had the topos out the other day and I thought the Moorara Boss (sp?) fire trail looked like it would make for a nice run. I've often seen it when training and wondered where it ended up.

From Kanangra Walls to Katoomba I measured at 72km give or take a bit.

Has anyone run this fire trail?

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:01 AM

View Postsuperflake, on Jul 12 2006, 08:50 AM, said:

I believe Spud and Horrie are doing the double. 12FT/C2S.  :blink:

I just want to clarify something here. I will be only running 6 Foot and then doing the C2S with my son Tim on Sunday.

Unlike Spud who will be running both 12 Foot and C2S as hard as he can.

Thanks for your support Flake but I can only dream about belonging in Spud's league.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:23 AM

do you think there is any training benefit to running the 12'/C2S double?  I am not sure if I am going to try it this year since the Trailwalker is only 2 weeks after.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 06:13 PM

View Posttim, on Jul 12 2006, 09:23 AM, said:

do you think there is any training benefit to running the 12'/C2S double?  I am not sure if I am going to try it this year since the Trailwalker is only 2 weeks after.
.....and the GH100 another week after that. How could throwing a measly 14 km on bitumen into the mix hurt? What the hell, I'll have your shirt. :) Oh, and I think you should have a word with your coach. :blink:

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:27 PM

View Postsuperflake, on Jul 11 2006, 04:50 PM, said:

I believe Spud and Horrie are doing the double. 12FT/C2S.  :blink:

Doing C2S as a back of pack runner.  May start 12 foot early so I can get home and carbo load for C2S.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:34 PM

View Posttim, on Jul 12 2006, 09:23 AM, said:

do you think there is any training benefit to running the 12'/C2S double?  I am not sure if I am going to try it this year since the Trailwalker is only 2 weeks after.

Any training benefit, sure, running on tired legs is damn good training for Trailwalker/Glasshouse.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:37 AM

I know yous will all reject my point but am giving 12ft a niss.Don't reckon there is any significant training value towards GH with the risk of injury and also the recovery time of a hard 92 might be a bit longer than 3 weeks.After all I'm no spring chicken or Kelvin.Gonna give a 6 or 12 hour at Gold Coast an easy going over.Thought I'd support a local organised event.Have fun boys and girls.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:48 AM

View PostHermie, on Jul 19 2006, 10:37 AM, said:

spring chicken or Kelvin

since when they are equivalents ? :blink:

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:02 PM

View PostYurtie, on Jul 12 2006, 08:53 AM, said:

Whilst we're in the area of the SFT, I had the topos out the other day and I thought the Moorara Boss (sp?) fire trail looked like it would make for a nice run. I've often seen it when training and wondered where it ended up.

From Kanangra Walls to Katoomba I measured at 72km give or take a bit.

Has anyone run this fire trail?

I know that late last year Fats ran it from Black Range to the Jenolan River and back and found it relentlessly steep and tough. That is something coming from him. If it wasn't so inaccessible it'd probably be a great trail for Bogong training.

Kieron Thompson has run Black Range- Moorara Boss- Kanangra Walls Rd- Jenolan Caves- 6FT- Black Range as a training run a few times- about 50K he guessed.

Would definitely like to check it out myself sometime.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:45 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 11 2006, 08:23 AM, said:

do you think there is any training benefit to running the 12'/C2S double?  I am not sure if I am going to try it this year since the Trailwalker is only 2 weeks after.

A faint heart never won a fat tart.

Dog :blink:

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:17 AM

Gee Bernie!  :blink:

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:16 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 19 2006, 06:17 PM, said:

Gee Bernie!  :D

What can I say T-Bone? She just won't stop playing with my things. :blink:

What is a 'cliff bar'?

Dog :)

Edited by Blue Dog, 20 July 2006 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:29 AM

View PostBlue Dog, on Jul 20 2006, 11:16 AM, said:

What is a 'cliff bar'?


I have only one thing to say to you Vegetable Lasagna Google it!

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:49 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 19 2006, 07:29 PM, said:

I have only one thing to say to you Vegetable Lasagna Google it!

chewy dead animals :blink:

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:21 PM

Is anybody just doing 6ft and will have a car at Caves House?

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:52 PM

Can't help with a ride MPH but can anyone update on the state of the drinking water supply out on the track?

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 11:32 PM

Whippet,

Has been raining in the Cox's catchment so I daresay there will be water in the tanks.

I'll be doing the "SW Option" 68K run- start to Deviation and return. BOM aren't doing forecasts this far out, but some of the early charts point to a bloody cold weekend coming up. This may change during the week.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:34 AM

well it is on next Saturday.  Start time is 7am.  All starters get a photo next to the tree before we get underway.  tradition has it that you may start early if you are a girl without a torch.

should be cold but magnificent!

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:30 AM

Here's hoping for some snow along the Black Range like last year...magic stuff!  :(

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:56 AM

I am thinking of getting a lift out to Deviation with Mrs G and running back to the Explorers tree.

Alternatively I guess I could run to Deviation and then get a lift back and following that logic if I could run to Deviation I may as well run to Caves House.


Hmmm......

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:20 PM

View PostSpud, on Aug 7 2006, 09:30 AM, said:

Here's hoping for some snow along the Black Range like last year...magic stuff!  :(
Those pics from last year still give me goosebumps. And not for the cold. :( Can't wait.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:55 AM

After being referred to a ladies bowls team in one thread and a girl without a torch in this one, Blue Dog and I will be on the start line at 7am for the photo opportunity. We wouldn't want to upset tradition or Team Mellum, would we? :(

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:32 AM

I hope you did not think torch was a euphemism for penis  :(

with this cold air and all our silly talk I have a feeling it will be a great day out there.  i hope the crows play nice.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:48 AM

Just spoke to Virtual, not looking like he is going to be at the start line this year.
Did a quick head count, looks like we will have the usual numbers of 10-12 starters.

Any mountain bikers this year... Kevin?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:29 AM

View PostSpud, on Aug 7 2006, 04:48 PM, said:

Just spoke to Virtual, not looking like he is going to be at the start line this year.

Who needs a treacherous Montrail-'vegan'-shod, lily-livered-non-supportive captain who is missing-in-action more often than not anyway? Not GBH.

Looks like there's only you and me left in the trenches, Horrie.

Dog. :(

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 03:03 PM

Katoomba forecast for Saturday from Weatherzone....

Frost then sunny
1C - 12C

Not likely to get any snow this year I'm afraid. Bloody windy up here today, it's really blowing.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 07:09 PM

Yes, but what's it like outside? :(

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:26 PM

Tim, Phil, Sean & all others 12 footers, I wish you luck for saturday. For any first timers - it's such an awesome experience - 2007 I'll be back for this one.

Edited by Thomas, 09 August 2006 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:44 PM

View PostThomas, on Aug 9 2006, 09:26 PM, said:

2007 I'll be back for this one.

good to hear.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:30 AM

View PostThomas, on Aug 9 2006, 09:26 PM, said:

Tim, Phil, Sean & all others 12 footers, I wish you luck for saturday. For any first timers - it's such an awesome experience - 2007 I'll be back for this one.

Thanks Tom, look foward to catching up on the trails again soon.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 10:25 AM

Good luck to all runner's on Saturday.  6Foot is more then enought for my legs, I cann't even imagine coming back up the steps after 80 odd kms.

Edited by Bernie G, 10 August 2006 - 10:26 AM.