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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:14 AM

Ditto, was a great flick. My wife even enjoyed it :)
It was great to see the racing that went on that year, close up. Truly one of the best 100 mile races in recent times.
Geoff Roes camping out the days before WS, cooking pasta on his little stove - too cool.
Anyone notice any muling going on? Just sayin.... :p

Thanks Max, great initiative!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

Great film and wonderfully put together. Some magic scenery and the interviews were intersting. THanks to Max for arranging it. Eveb Mrs Eagle thought it was entertaining 'even if it was just about running'.

Great inspiration for the weekends event.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:32 AM

View PostJogger, on 06 December 2011 - 09:07 AM, said:


I am sure everyone felt totally inspired by it.

We should do it again one day for another film.

Absolutely, I am already working on options for the next one. Any suggestions, please send them through.

Sometime in March would be good, to get the blood pumping in the run up to Tarawera, 6ft, TNF etc.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

Many thanks Max for making this happen. A really terrific movie, and so good to see it on the big screen in a room full of runners :)

There were so many things to enjoy and be inspired by in the film but two stood out for me: the wonderful character shown by all four featured runners, and the inspiring example of Gordy Ainsleigh still on the trail.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:38 AM

Max - this one looks good : http://www.journeyfi...rton/index.html

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

View PostSpud, on 06 December 2011 - 09:14 AM, said:

Ditto, was a great flick. My wife even enjoyed it :)
It was great to see the racing that went on that year, close up. Truly one of the best 100 mile races in recent times.
Geoff Roes camping out the days before WS, cooking pasta on his little stove - too cool.
Anyone notice any muling going on? Just sayin.... :p

Thanks Max, great initiative!

The camping out and getting his head space right was intersting AKA Bill Thompson at times

Yes I noticed the drink bottles be carried by the pacer.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

View PostBeaver, on 06 December 2011 - 06:58 AM, said:

Lottery this weekend, good luck.

Good luck to you too! 22 aussies in this weekend's ws100 lottery including yours truely. I wish I had of entered the lottery last year then I would have had 3 tickets having missed out the year before.

How long did the "unbreakable ws100" movie go for?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

View PostRMC, on 06 December 2011 - 12:26 PM, said:

Good luck to you too! 22 aussies in this weekend's ws100 lottery including yours truely. I wish I had of entered the lottery last year then I would have had 3 tickets having missed out the year before.

How long did the "unbreakable ws100" movie go for?

2 hours, so it was a full length feature.

I loved the different characters. You tend to think of ultra runners as being shy and modest (like Geoff Roes) but the movie really gives you an insight into Hal, Anton and Kilian who are all completely different.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

A big thank you to Max and the whole team for putting this movie on in Melbourne last night. The movie was amazing, there were heaps of tasty runner appropriate snacks and beer, all for $10! Sensational evening.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:10 AM

View PostJogger, on 06 December 2011 - 11:38 AM, said:

Max - this one looks good : http://www.journeyfi...rton/index.html

Yes!! I have been looking at this as well as the Italian movie about the UTMB winner. Also when the Born to Run movie comes out (2013) it will be huge (I would hope it will be on at the big cimenas. We should organize a mass run/cinema outing or something..

I am just about to get on a plane back to Oz. Austin and TRE was amazing. Saw so much amazing new gear, took heaps of pics and will share the best of it when I get back. I will also get a date for the Perth and Brizzy Unbreakable showings confirmed as promised.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

Thanks again to Max for bringing this to our shores! Great movie.

For anyone that missed it then I would buy in on DVD as it will be worth every dollar!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

Great movie, thanks for organising Max. Was well split really between race footage, competitor profiles and race history.
My brother (non-runner) came with me and said he really enjoyed too.

I just saw this tech running shirt for big Gordy fans.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

View PostSpud, on 06 December 2011 - 09:14 AM, said:

Anyone notice any muling going on? Just sayin.... :p


Looks like AJW noticed Spud and has ruffled a few feathers

http://ajwsblog.blog...e-comments.html

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:30 PM

Looks like AJW noticed Spud and has ruffled a few feathers

http://ajwsblog.blog...e-comments.html

Its definitely a bold move Charlie, have started a debate on link below to see what we think about this should it ever happen in Australian races ?

Call for comments

Edited by Ultra168, 19 December 2011 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

It happens heaps at aussie ultras, just read a few race reports, runners 'out' themselves all the time. Very hard to 'police' so the only way to even the playing field is to ban pacers and crew...full stop!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:04 AM

C2K would be pretty cool with 6-10 aid stations set up on the side of the road and a timing chip on your ankle.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:21 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed the film. A fantastic endorsement for the merits of beards and long hair in ultra running.  

It brought back a deluge of memories for me. Not just of WS '07, but also of the time I spent in the area in '92, (racing the Down-and-Up Ruck-a-Chuck 50km from Foresthill and the Pacific Crest Trail 50km from Squaw Valley, as well as camping and hiking on the Tahoe Rim Trail).

Loved the simplicity of Geoff's prep, camping out in the forest, cooking his pasta on a camp stove. There is something about immersing oneself in and connect with the environment in which you are to race. It struck a chord with me.

View PostBeaver, on 20 December 2011 - 10:04 AM, said:

C2K would be pretty cool with 6-10 aid stations set up on the side of the road and a timing chip on your ankle.

That would only be a few more aid stations than we have now!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

View PostSpud, on 19 December 2011 - 04:40 PM, said:

It happens heaps at aussie ultras, just read a few race reports, runners 'out' themselves all the time. Very hard to 'police' so the only way to even the playing field is to ban pacers and crew...full stop!
now we're talking!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

So no news on a Brisbane showing? :(

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

yeah

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

I bought the DVD for myself - cost next to nothing even with shipping and the good aussie dollar. Might have to organise a movie night at my place soon for the Comrades runners this year.

Another good movie to watch in this type of company is Run The Sahara - awesome story, narrated by Matt Damon and some good music.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:43 AM

Broken record here, but, any Brisbane updates?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

yeah

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:14 AM

My copy just arrived and it was worth every penny.
Lots of running cam shots, heaps of interviews and well put together. You get quite a good feel for the race.
It is a bit of a shame that its 4:3 ie not in widescreen. Guess they had a budget to stick too or something.
Arfa,

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

View PostBasil, on 20 January 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:


Another good movie to watch in this type of company is Run The Sahara - awesome story, narrated by Matt Damon and some good music.

Or Lisa Tamati's film of the Trans 333. It's in German, albeit German with a Kiwi accent, but it gets the juices going for a bit of desert masochism.