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#1 Sir Runalot

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

While reading the Poor Man's Comrades thread I thought about Manly to Palm Beach and so went looking for a thread as it is sooner. No luck - so here it is!

Anyone planning to do this great event on May 22? I have it in my calendar as it was such a great long training run. Lots of options for distances between 30km and 60km.

Details here, everything is still applicable though it still has the 2009 date listed.

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Edited by Sir Runalot, 15 April 2010 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 06:51 PM

....mmm... can I fit it in between The North Face the week before and SMC 25km the next day.... possible, maybe.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:07 PM

View Postseris, on Apr 9 2010, 07:51 PM, said:

....mmm... can I fit it in between The North Face the week before and SMC 25km the next day.... possible, maybe.

Of course ! :D

....and I am thinking, can I fit it in before a 89km race a week later in South Africa.....possibly, maybe I will join for a few kms.

Will there be beer at the end?

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

Oh how strange - I was also thinking of this run earlier today too and wondering when it might be this year.

Hope to be there again - not sure quite what distance I will run just yet, depends on how I pull up from the Wild Endurance at the beginning of May.

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Will there be beer at the end?

As for beer at the end, I'm guessing if you name a venue, I'm sure some people would be tempted  :D

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:28 PM

Yes, I will be definitely be there!!

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for starting the thread Sir Runalot. I have been a little slack getting this one going this year.

Regarding the date...

I penciled this run in for the 22nd May this year however I am re-thinking this. The two options are the 22nd and 29th May. 22nd allows 3 weeks recovery before PMC however it clashes with SMC (as I have been told) and a new fun run in Manly on the 23rd that I wanted to run. It also allows an extra week for those who wanted to do the North Face 100 as well as this one. I am not planning to run PMC so the 29th is my favoured date.   It has been pencilled in for the 22nd for some time, so if there is a bunch of people out there (especially previous finishes and thread starters - Sir Runalot) who really want to run on the 22nd, we will lock that date in. I don't want to put people out by changing the date at such late notice. If not, the 29th it is. I have updated the fatass page with the 29th at this stage.

Regarding maps...

The old ones weren't great so I have updated them. Please see the fatass page for deatils. No maps will be given out on the day (please note Spud) and there are a few spots where you can get lost although you can't get too lost if you keep the sea on the correct side of you.

Re beer...

I will try and twist the arm of Mrs Hamburglar to bring down some cold ones in an esky so we can dangle our feet in the ocean and relax.

After missing out the past 2 years, I will be aiming to breeak 6 hours. I will have to think of something special for anyone who can break the course record of 4:59.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:43 PM

I am keen - although its a bit far out to say if any date is doable or not. I'd be aiming for the out and back, in prep for the Palm Beach to Coogee adventure planned for September. For an "urban" run, there are lots of tracks, a bit of rock climbing, alley ways and beach promondades to enjoy also!  Maybe Alf Stewart could put on a quick beer at the Summer Bay Lifesaving Club house at the turn around point for us? And tell us to "rack off you flamin' mongrels..." if we are lucky.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

Hi Hamburglar,
My preference is for the 22nd of May for this beautiful run.
Kind regards,
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:39 PM

Is there any reason why it's on a Sat instead of a Sunday?  I'd be keen to do it (my usual Sunday run incorporates the same route but turning at North Narrabeen SLSC) but can't make Saturday mornings because of kids sport.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

I'm in. It's conveniently placed in my 135km training week for the Sri Chinmoy 24hr in June, so perfect timing!  :D

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

View PostTom31, on Apr 13 2010, 02:39 PM, said:

Is there any reason why it's on a Sat instead of a Sunday?  I'd be keen to do it (my usual Sunday run incorporates the same route but turning at North Narrabeen SLSC) but can't make Saturday mornings because of kids sport.
I can make either the 22nd or the 29th, I am not running NF but do hope to run PMC.  Sunday would always ease the stresses in getting to runs as it avoids kids sport although I am caught on Sundays as well with AFL!!
Mikey :D

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:25 AM

I'm OK for either day. Bringing Sunday into the mix just makes it more complicated.

Ball is in your court Hamburglar!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 08:26 AM

It seems that I have committed the great sin of trying to gather consensus on a running forum!!!!

I have had a few E-mails/PM's as well and I think that the best date will be Saturday 29th. Lock it in Eddie!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:22 PM

29th it is then! Lets try and get a good roll out for this spectacular course. SR

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:11 AM

I'm out as that weekend is Williamstown marathon. Have fun guys. You'll run straight past my house.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:18 AM

View Postseris, on Apr 15 2010, 07:11 AM, said:

You'll run straight past my house.

Can you leave a key under the mat for us then?  :D

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:27 AM

View Postbrewer, on Apr 15 2010, 08:18 AM, said:

Can you leave a key under the mat for us then?  :D

...card table with drinks, perhaps?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:33 AM

View Postfrankie17, on Apr 15 2010, 08:27 AM, said:

...card table with drinks, perhaps?

....and snakes?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:01 AM

View Postseris, on Apr 15 2010, 08:11 AM, said:

I'm out as that weekend is Williamstown marathon. Have fun guys. You'll run straight past my house.

I am out as well.....will be in Durban that day. Might do the run on ANZAC long weekend.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:17 AM

View PostSir Runalot, on Apr 15 2010, 09:33 AM, said:

....and snakes?

Ok Seris, I will be the guardian of your place and make sure the boys and girls take only things that you place out for us and only enter marked rooms that we can do so!)  We certainly will...make ourselves comfortable on your balcony that looks over the water...AHH...

Edited by buzzlightyear, 15 April 2010 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:28 AM

View Postbuzzlightyear, on Apr 15 2010, 09:17 AM, said:

Ok Seris, I will be the guardian of your place and make sure the boys and girls take only things that you place out for us and only enter marked rooms that we can do so!)  We certainly will...make ourselves comfortable on your balcony that looks over the water...AHH...
Will you also feed/walk the dogs?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:41 PM

View PostBrick, on Apr 15 2010, 10:28 AM, said:

Will you also feed/walk the dogs?
Nearly killed them this morning taking them to Shelly Beach return. I don't think they will need walking for a while :(
If I was in town there would be a beer table as well :(

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

I saw Bandana at Manly this morning who was doing Nth sydney - Manly - Palm Beach return ~84k I reckon. Good luck mate, a great day for it!

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:51 PM

Drats that Bandana is running it today.

In my current typical bandit fashion I am planning on running this one tomorrow trailing speedy Marie.

If Bandana does the full 80km that's very impressive.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:07 PM

View PostHamburglar, on Apr 17 2010, 11:18 AM, said:

I saw Bandana at Manly this morning who was doing Nth sydney - Manly - Palm Beach return ~84k I reckon. Good luck mate, a great day for it!

Thanks Hamburglar, it certainly was a great day for it! Beautiful ocean scenery, those people on the northern beaches have it good  :(

Awesome route, used the map a couple of times. Fun crossing the Mona Vale golf course, ducking low flying balls.

Actually only ended up doing 50km in just over 5 hours, felt great, but a friend of mine was waiting for me at Barrenjoey Road on the way back with the promise of beer and food at her place. A  great training run and which is now my favourite!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

manly to palm beach count me in or should i say palm beach to manly

I have had been talking to Hamburglar and I am thinking of meeting him at Palm beach then running back to Manly

Hopefully he will slow down to my pace (slow) as he would have already completed 30km

Anyone else interested in doing 30km?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:50 PM

I recon I'm in for at least the first leg to Palm Beach. I'll see how I go for the return :(

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:25 AM

I'll be doing the 60km option. Hopefully not on my own - but we'll see who else is in !

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:08 AM

*bump*

Who else is in for Saturday?

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

Just checking this is still good to go for this weekend?

I'm only in for the 30k, anyone keen to do the carswap with me so I can leave my car at Palm Beach? Otherwise I'll just park at Manly and get the bus back at the end.

Edit: looks like I took too long to post that response while typing!

I'm still keen! Want to get some more k's under the belt before the GC :Praying:

Edited by GarthMc, 24 May 2010 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:03 PM

Hi Lisa,

I'll give the 60km a go, hope to catch up with you.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:05 PM

Hi Hamburglar,
Will be there on Saturday with a couple of recruits for the 30km version.

See you then.
Kind regards,
AV

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:34 PM

View PostDutchie, on May 24 2010, 01:03 PM, said:

Hi Lisa,

I'll give the 60km a go, hope to catch up with you.

Good stuff Claire.

Forecast is for 'cool with a shower or two', so bring something more than a t-shirt! I remember it was a wet and windy day last year. You can guarantee those two showers will fall on us.

P.S. Does anyone know the names of the closest streets towards north head that have free parking? Cheers.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:11 PM

I am very keen to do this run this weekend, but Saturday mornings are devoted to children and sport. I can't get out of it, alas! I guess I'll do it on my own, with Lorax hopefully, on Sunday. If anyone else can't make it on Saturday, ping me and we can meet up for a second wave on Sunday.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

Yep - I'll be there again.  Most likely only for the 30k option.

Dutchie, you are just amazing - you never stop! 60K after your trifecta of 100k runs - I'm just so impressed!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

I'm a remote possibility for this one depending on weather.  If its bad weather I'll be there!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

Excellent TP - see you there (not many trails on this one though  :Praying: )

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:19 PM

View PostKoala1, on May 24 2010, 10:14 PM, said:

Excellent TP - see you there (not many trails on this one though  :Praying: )

At least there will be a puddin and a koala:

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:49 PM

View PostPinkSkirt, on May 24 2010, 02:11 PM, said:

I am very keen to do this run this weekend, but Saturday mornings are devoted to children and sport. I can't get out of it, alas! I guess I'll do it on my own, with Lorax hopefully, on Sunday. If anyone else can't make it on Saturday, ping me and we can meet up for a second wave on Sunday.

Are you planning on doing the whole 60, or just the 30 PinkSkirt?

If Saturday falls through for me I might join you Sunday...
I'll see how I go.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:06 AM

View Postfrankie17, on May 24 2010, 10:19 PM, said:


That's perfect! The facial expression is right on the mark.  :Praying:
Now if only I had those long skinny legs...

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:37 AM

View Posttrailpuddin, on May 25 2010, 07:06 AM, said:

That's perfect! The facial expression is right on the mark.  :Praying:
Now if only I had those long skinny legs...


Good one.

I note your judicious choice of rainhat for Saturday.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

I'm still pretty keen to do this one again. Having transport issues though (wife needs our one and only car to ferry kids to various events), anyone heading to Manly from the upper North Shore (Hornsby to Turramurra area)? I will get myself to any nearby pick-up point like Pacific Hwy if it helps. Please reply (I'll keep an eye on this thread) or PM if you can help.

Cheers SR

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:58 PM

Hi SR,

I could have helped out but thought I might have a later start - 8am as I'll probably be running on my own anyway and Friday evening could be a late one with the Striders Awards night.

Sorry :Praying:

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Well I'm in for Saturday, and I've got a non-CoolRunning friend coming along too.

Looking forward to it!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:24 PM

Just sorting out some logistics issues and may be in the 30km one way option.   I was looking forward to Seris' drink station along the way though. :Praying:


edit: BTW, anyone also doing oneway option and wanting a lift back to Manly can PM me and we'll organise something. I'll be aiming on doing 30km somewhere in the 2:10 mark.

Edited by sailaway, 25 May 2010 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:37 PM

I'm a likely 7am starter for the 60km but in fat ass style, I'll confirm when I toe up at the start :Praying:
Look forward to seeing you guys enroute. The 4:59 is well safe from my clutches.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

View Postsailaway, on May 25 2010, 10:24 PM, said:

Just sorting out some logistics issues and may be in the 30km one way option.   I was looking forward to Seris' drink station along the way though. :Praying:


edit: BTW, anyone also doing oneway option and wanting a lift back to Manly can PM me and we'll organise something. I'll be aiming on doing 30km somewhere in the 2:10 mark.
Good work sailaway. 2.10 would be an awesome run on that course. It is surprisingly hilly!

I haven't decided what to run yet. Weather forecast is a shocker - 12 - 14 degrees and rain!

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

View PostHamburglar, on May 27 2010, 06:28 PM, said:

I haven't decided what to run yet. Weather forecast is a shocker - 12 - 14 degrees and rain!

Yeah it's not like you got wet last weekend. :Praying:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Anyone driving to manly on Victoria Rd????

Have to be back at work in the mid afternoon.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:42 AM

At this stage, most sports grounds are closed due to weather, which means no kids sport so I should be there on Saturday.  Of course this also means that the weather will be shocking.  Catch 22 and Sunday looks worse.  See you rain or shine.