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#1 scurry711

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:39 PM

Now the Poor Mans Comrades is done and dusted, who's in for 12 foot in August? I am.

PS Here's a song about fatass...disclaimer - it's not very good.


Edited by scurry711, 17 June 2007 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:43 PM

Youve gone mad.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:02 PM

Only two weeks before Trailwalker, too close for me.
But I will give it a go one year, enjoy everybody.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:18 PM

Bump, this ones getting closer, anyone else in this year, starting to feel lonely! :p Shogun, spud, 2p, anyone?

Edited by scurry711, 05 July 2007 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:21 PM

I'll be there. Shooting to better my time in March!!! Sub 11 would be nice.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:38 PM

There's talk of 18FT, but that's just silly  :p
I'll be there for the annual 12FT/C2S double, so much fun in one weekend.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

Spud

Congrats at WS. See you at 12FT.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:37 PM

Been thinking about this race for quite a few years, so I think this will be the year to make my 12 foot debut. Although I've run the 6 Foot 10 times my main worry is getting lost on the way back in the dark. Hoping to find someone of similar pace to run together with to ease my mind!

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:48 PM

I'm considering doing just 6 foot to get in some good hill training. The only thing I am thinking about is how I will get back to the start afterwards.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:56 PM

View PostBecky O, on Jul 5 2007, 08:48 PM, said:

I'm considering doing just 6 foot to get in some good hill training. The only thing I am thinking about is how I will get back to the start afterwards.
run! :p
seriously tho a few places much easier to get picked up from eg. caves rd crossing for an ?8FT

Edited by undercover brother, 05 July 2007 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:02 PM

Have been considering this since moving to sydney but doing a tough 90km trail run 4 wks out from world cup 100 is probably not a smart idea.  A 48km run to the pluviometer and back sounds like a better idea in the absence of return transport.  Just awaiting roster from work before i make it a definite.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:28 AM

View Postscurry711, on Jul 5 2007, 07:18 PM, said:

Bump, this ones getting closer, anyone else in this year, starting to feel lonely! :p Shogun, spud, 2p, anyone?

I don't think they allow fat labradors on the track scurry - so I doubt I'll be a starter - might head up for a bit of a trot though.

Cheers, 2P

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:38 AM

View PostGraham Wye, on Jul 4 2007, 07:37 PM, said:

Been thinking about this race for quite a few years, so I think this will be the year to make my 12 foot debut. Although I've run the 6 Foot 10 times my main worry is getting lost on the way back in the dark. Hoping to find someone of similar pace to run together with to ease my mind!


Hi Graham,
I was hopeing you would be in for this. based on our PMC times I reckon we should be running this around the same pace and I would like to run in from Cox's river with someone so let me know your estimated time and your race plan?

I am thinking 6 hrs on the first leg and 7 hrs back for a 13 + hr finish would be ok, that would also mean getting across the cox's before its dark and taking it slow back to the explorers tree.

Pumped for this one, had a lay off since PMC and on holiday next week but a few slow long runs when i get back should put me on the start line for this one...

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:45 AM

I am in for something. I will decide on the day how much to feed the rat. previous history suggests not a lot.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:50 AM

The first time I ran this I stayed with Whippetman the whole way.  It was one of the most enjoyable runs i have even done.  We had a lot of laughs along the way and the company helps when you are feeling tired and a bit lost.  My report from the run is here.

It is nice to forget about the time and just go out there for a big adventure and let the fast people like spud tear up the course.

I'll be back this year but have given up the C2S double since I much prefer a 
lazy Sunday breakfast in the Mountains then hustling with 60,000 other runners.

I guess I am just getting soft.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:50 AM

Spud,

Are you going to be running 12FT hard? What are your plans in terms of goal time and splits?

Cheers,
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:53 AM

Spud only has one speed.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:58 AM

in from east berlin

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:19 AM

Seriously considering. If not the whole shebang, maybe BeckyO's 6ft option or Tim 2's 48k option.
Never done it before - what am I up for?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:34 AM

Not sure Shogun, depending on how I feel, I would love to shoot for a sub 10.30 finish, with a similar half split of 4.55 (last time) and then try and get home in 5.30, tough call.
Then again I might bludge it with mellum, feed the crows and get chased by cows... :p

Edited by Spud, 06 July 2007 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:40 AM

View PostSpud, on Jul 6 2007, 11:34 AM, said:

Not sure Shogun, depending on how I feel, I would love to shoot for a sub 10.30 finish, with a similar half split of 4.55 (last time) and then try and get home in 5.30, tough call.
Then again I might bludge it with mellum, feed the crows and get chased by cows... :p

yeah you say that but then we are all running madly along at 4:30 pace.

and whippet gal you will get to run on a beautiful  trail on a cool winters day with a group of crazy individuals.  Nothing better really :p

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:49 AM

when you can't go faster.. it's time to up the ante.  may have a shot @ 18'

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:53 AM

View PostVirtual, on Jul 6 2007, 11:49 AM, said:

when you can't go faster.. it's time to up the ante.  may have a shot @ 18'

oh crap!!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:57 AM

View PostSpud, on Jul 6 2007, 11:34 AM, said:

Not sure Shogun, depending on how I feel, I would love to shoot for a sub 10.30 finish, with a similar half split of 4.55 (last time) and then try and get home in 5.30, tough call.
Then again I might bludge it with mellum, feed the crows and get chased by cows... :p

Spud, wouldn't mind shooting for a sub 10:30 finish myself (not sure if I am capable though but what the heck). Thinking I might try and hit the halfway in sub 4:50 though and run the second half in around 5:40. If your keen for some company to give it a crack let me know.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:21 PM

fats tim and i are shooting for a sub 9 finish

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:39 PM

View PostVirtual, on Jul 6 2007, 11:49 AM, said:

when you can't go faster.. it's time to up the ante.  may have a shot @ 18'

I am now convinced Virtual, you have gone mad! :p

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

I get the feeling there is this pact to keep upping the ante until someone dies out there.  Then we will name a cabin after them.

my cabin will probably be a porta loo.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:17 PM

View PostHorrie, on Jul 6 2007, 01:39 PM, said:

I am now convinced Virtual, you have gone mad! :p

1am start  at Jenolan Caves then Virtual? I'm sure we could convince a few more crazies. :p

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:07 PM

Sorry I can't be there for this one. I'm very glad I got to run it with some of you in May. I'm off overseas for a while, enjoy.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:27 PM

Rather than 18 foot, why not incorporate Hellgate as Tim once proposed. That way you get back to your car...

For those who don't want to do the whole 12 foot, I did 9 foot last time, ran out to the 30k marker and back again. Also Rod the Hornet only wants to do half of it so he might be interested in car pooling and swapping with the other person at one end, stay tuned for a post.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:30 PM

View PostVirtual, on Jul 5 2007, 07:49 PM, said:

when you can't go faster.. it's time to up the ante.  may have a shot @ 18'


when you can't go faster.... go further!  :p


Hey Virtual, Spud and Horrie... nice to see you posting again. Are you all back in town yet? We want to see the buckles!

I'm in for the 12 foot... and it would be silly to think about 18... would love to try and do it in sub 12 hours... but then again it has been a while since I have blown up :p

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:55 AM

If anyone wants to do 18ft, we could work out the options.  You could drive to Jenolan and start at 1am.  I can meet you at Katoomba and grab the keys, then run back to Jenolan and drive the car back to the start.  Then your car will be back at Katoomba for finish.

Alternatively anyone only keen on one leg, give me a yell.  We could organise similar options and I will run either direction.  Would be keen to do the return leg for some night running and maybe pace with Shogun.


Cheers
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:32 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 6 2007, 01:51 PM, said:

I get the feeling there is this pact to keep upping the ante until someone dies out there.  Then we will name a cabin after them.

my cabin will probably be a porta loo.

That's a cracker Tim. I hate to think what my cabin would be named then. :p

View Postmilov, on Jul 6 2007, 06:30 PM, said:

when you can't go faster.... go further!  :p
Hey Virtual, Spud and Horrie... nice to see you posting again. Are you all back in town yet? We want to see the buckles!

Still in Hawaii soaking up the rays for another couple of days Milov. Get back into Sydney on Monday night, just in time to be back at SWEAT on Tuesday.

Now to get back on topic and actually reply to the thread about 12 Foot, I will be a non-starter this time as I really want to give the sub 60 a crack at C2S the day after.

Have fun out there guys!

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:27 AM

View Posttim, on Jul 6 2007, 01:51 PM, said:

my cabin will probably be a porta loo.

is "a porta loo" spanish for Tim or Andrew ?  :p

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:26 PM

Is anyone seriously considering an 18FT option?

I might be just crazy enough to give it a go.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:22 PM

Virtual or anyone else thinking of doing an 18FT?

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:11 PM

View Postshogun, on Jul 12 2007, 04:22 AM, said:

Virtual or anyone else thinking of doing an 18FT?
Why not just make it the next aussie 100miler '24FT TRACK"!!!!

Love to join you but due to other considerations will opt for 48km option.
Have my roster and am an almost certain starter.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:25 PM

Mister G was trying to talk me into 24FT (adding something about the BHB factor) the other day. Don't think I am ready for that just yet and will settle with 18FT. Of course I am easily pursuaded.....

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:51 PM

Whatever happened to the old 12'? Cows, setting sun on the escarpment, the memorial tree, mystery woman, Lithgow Pub at midnight, chips and coke stashed in the hollow of the tree, getting lost crossing the Cox, rock cakes, hot chips, holding hands.......

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:12 PM

am a certain starter, possibly "just a wimpy" 6ft.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:14 PM

View PostWhippet Man, on Jul 13 2007, 12:51 PM, said:

Whatever happened to the old 12'? Cows, setting sun on the escarpment, the memorial tree, mystery woman, Lithgow Pub at midnight, chips and coke stashed in the hollow of the tree, getting lost crossing the Cox, rock cakes, hot chips, holding hands.......

That must have been how it was in previous years... but it's not to say that we can't enjoy some of the finer things like chips and coke. Not sure about the hand holding though as I don't know you guys very well!!

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:52 PM

I intend on keeping the 12 foot tradition and with any luck might come across one of those mystery women!

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:45 PM

can't you start after the C2S - I have a commitment on the 11th   *sigh*

perhaps I'll have to do a solo 3 foot track and back on the Sunday instead of the C2S ( too many people seemed to turn up for that last year)

All the best  David

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:28 PM

I am stuck in one of those phases where I get excited at excellent up-coming events like this, only to find that when I check my work calendar I am scheduled to be at the salt mine.

Work interfering with running really PMO.

Must rectify situation; - see Kelvin for tips, he goes in everything.

Dog. ;)

Edited by Blue Dog, 13 July 2007 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:34 PM

Dog your cough is sounding worse... ;)

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:46 PM

I am keen for this one- would prefer to  run with a pack or with someone for much of the journey- not keen on racing. I figure with only a small number running that the chances are clim or running with someone all the way. Any chance of 6.00am start?


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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:52 PM

Long Arms - you'd be surprised that many runners are happy to run as a couple if the pace is right. No chance of an official 6am start as we have already publicised it and its always traditionally 7am, but people often DIY their own, and the pack can then catch them (maybe) and you can pick who to run with.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:12 PM

Sounds good Kev. I will start with the pack.


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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:21 PM

View Postshogun, on Jul 12 2007, 07:22 PM, said:

Virtual or anyone else thinking of doing an 18FT?

After a bit of a rethink I'll probably keep it pure and stick to a 12'

so no 18' or 24' or 30' or 36' etc...

If I feel like a 18' I'll just do a 24hr track race.  All the same isn't it?  They're just laps.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:04 AM

View PostLong Arms, on Jul 13 2007, 03:46 AM, said:

I am keen for this one- would prefer to  run with a pack or with someone for much of the journey- not keen on racing. I figure with only a small number running that the chances are clim or running with someone all the way. Any chance of 6.00am start?
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Long Arms -

I should be able to arrange the day off and intend to line up for this one.

My 12ft record is abysmal:

1st  attempt  13:51
2nd attempt  12:50

So on my 3rd go at this I will be attempting to run 11:49. Slow & steady from the outset.

I would enjoy your company for some or all of the day if that suits your plans.

Who knows, we may even get a 12-hour bus happening ... ?

Cheers Blue Dog. ;)