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#1 Cadbury

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:40 PM

Who's entered and what's your goal?

I'm running with three non CR's and we are aiming for less than 18 hours.

Team 233 - Archaea.

Three of us have done it previously all with unfit team members. Last year I walked it in 38 hours 15 minutes. Only two of us made it to the finish. I was virtually carrying my remaining team member towards the end.

This year I am hoping it will be very different.
Looking foward to stuffing my face (carbo loading) this week.

Anyone tried taping there feet with duct tape?

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 04:20 AM

Hi AimHigh,
How are you? Would you be able to answer the question I asked  here ?

I am jogging/walking at night with 3 friends.
We are aiming for less than 24 hours.
It is a "first" for all of us.
Team 036 - The Starwalkers.

Good luck (no doubt in my mind that you can do it in less than 18 hours) and see you at the start!   :P

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 03:06 PM

Team 424, ANZ Centurions

This will be my fourth Sydney Trailwalker, every year I vow "never again", but somehow the event draws me back each time. It's the superb organisation, the camaraderie on the trail and the challenge that does it.

The course has changed somewhat from the previous two years, with a tough little section from Crosslands to Berowra Waters and then a loop back to Apple Tree Bay added in. But the course is still easier compared to the "old" course which finished in Brooklyn.

We plan to aim for 20-22 hours (last time finished in just over 24 hours), jogging the flats and walking up the hills. Short breaks at the checkpoints only.

Overriding strategy though is to finish as a complete team of four.

Will be in the 7am wave at the start, wearing CR Cap (ordered last week   :P  ) and CR singlet.

Good luck to all!!

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 02:12 AM

220 A Hard Day's Night  Sub 20hrs.  7am start.

First time for me. The others have all done it before. Tapering now. Don't want to waste myself too much, hope to recover for GH100 which is two weeks after TW.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 04:22 AM

I'm not running/walking, but am crewing for the Fat Arse Racing Team.

How could you pass up the opportunity to write the word FART legitimately on your car?

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:13 PM

Depends on the car doesn't it?

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:48 PM

Team 318 - Idle Alpine Gentlemans Club. sub 20hrs.

One TW veteran and 3 virgins from ultra running, mountaineering and bushwalking backgrounds.

Like Bandanna, aiming to finish as a team is the No. 1 priority AND eat loads of food in the process!

Good luck to all CR's who are entering.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:26 AM

Looks like it will be ideal conditions for Sydney Trailwalker this Friday.  The bureau is predicting a low of 9 and High of 20 degrees fine and s-se wind.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:49 PM

I am there as a FART with Van-man crewing.  Goal time is about 20 - 21 hours but having the flu all week I am thinking to finish as a team will be main task.  I am thinking positive thoughts and I am sure it will be fine on the day.  I am actually looking forward to running the new route.  I notice it is 17km from CP 6 to 7 which is going to take a while in the dark.  But hey if you can get to CP 7 alive then there is only 8km more to the finish.  Pity it is all up hill.  Oh god!

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:07 PM

Re yabbies question on Carbo loading

Louise Bourkes book on sports nutrition has some useful info on carbo loading.  If you are a trained athlete, your body is already good at converting carbo into Glycogen, so to carbo load all you have to do is halve your mileage in the last week and drop it to about 25% over the last 2-3 days.  This will naturally result in a heightened level of glycogen in your muscles.   But for Trailwalker you can't possibly survive on muscle stores of glycogen.  You should aim to consume 1 g of Carbo per kg per hour.  You can get 50 g of carbo from a Jam sandwich or ~850mls of sports drink or 3 bananas or 80g of pasta/cous cous (dry weight) or approx 10 medium sized cookies or a goo.

Hope this helps, have a great adventure.  I'll be crewing for the ACT run team.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:20 PM

Tapering is boring, pigging out on the trail is fun and carbo loading makes you fat.

Made some GU last night and will be using little tins of spaghetti and rice cream. Then there's the glucose jelly beans. And the powerbars for the trail.  Bottle carrier with bottle full of orange cordial. And the camelbak full of chocolate milk.  Oh and those little cans of V for the night.

Then there's the after party.

ps. ok I was joking about the choc milk

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:22 PM

Team Four Play (4 RAR Commandos)

Finished equal 10th last year in 19hrs 20min.

We are a lot stronger now and organized.

Goal time sub 15hrs
  ;)

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:07 PM

quote:


Originally posted by tim:
I am there as a FART

I so want to comment . . . but I won't.    :P  

And who the hell is VAN-MAN???    ;)

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:38 PM

quote:


Originally posted by Vegie-girl:
  

quote:


Originally posted by tim:
I am there as a FART

I so want to comment . . . but I won't.      :P    

And who the hell is VAN-MAN???      ;)  

I somehow suspect he is a play on words, eh Tim?

Fat
Arse or Ass, depending on your preference
Racing
Team

All will become clear...

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:19 PM

I notice that CP 6 to 7 is now officially 17kms. Last year it was 14kms. I assume the route from 6 to 7 is the same. Given the final stage from last year (11kms) has been removed, and the added  loop between CP 4 and 5 is less than 11kms, I am wondering how much shorter the course is this year compared to last year. It would appear to be 3km+ shorter? Could make for some fast times.
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:49 PM

Yes RT, I agree with you. I think this year course is 5-6km shorter and with 200m less vertical climbs (Spit to Manly) comparing with the last year. So that should be about 1 hour faster for a 20h team.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:48 PM

quote:


Originally posted by vat_man:
I somehow suspect he is a play on words, eh Tim?

Vat_man, whilst I realise he's using an acronym there's no way I'm gonna pass up an opportunity to call tim an old fart!  (or to get stuck in about his spelling for that matter.)
   :D      :D      :D

Happy crewing out there.  Isn't there another acronym?  Something along the lines of:
Crabby
Runner
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:43 PM

The 'play on words' comment was actually referring to 'van_man'.

And remember, with the Fat Ass guys, we're not exactly dealing with normal people here...

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 08:55 PM

quote:


And remember, with the Fat Ass guys, we're not exactly dealing with normal people here...

hey!

Actually I thought we simply took the word "old" off the front.

Before I graduated to the FART team I ran with the Urgent Sperm Delivery Team and I can tell you making our delivery after 100km was tough going  :D

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:06 PM

awww I wrote van_man.  Cool  :)  I guess it works, I wish it was intentional.  Dam flu!

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:52 PM

I'll be a van_man on Sunday - working as assitant driver.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:23 PM

you know what would be cool - a Mr Whippy Van.  As you neared the CP you would be able to hear the music.  Your van would stand out from all the other crew vehicles and you could leave each checkpoint with a choc top with a flake in it.  

vat_man??

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:37 PM

I could wind down all the windows and play really loud music, say Midnight Oil, from the car.  Would that help?  I'm sure the Forestville residents would love that at around 2-3am.

Maybe an ambulance would be more appropriate?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:55 PM

quote:


Maybe an ambulance would be more appropriate?

There has been one member of FART that went from the finish straight to hospital 2 years in a row so maybe that would save time.

Gee I better not tell our newest member that  :)

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:01 PM

I'm part of the Actrun Team with the sensational Vince Craig crewing. Target time is 12hrs apparently.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:23 PM

Team FART, what time you guys start in the morning, might try and catch you at the pipe bridge just before Epping Rd crossing?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:37 PM

Just got off the plane in Sydney.  What a stunning day.  Hope it's like this tomorrow.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

quote:


Originally posted by Spud:
Team FART, what time you guys start

7am start

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:40 PM

Good Luck to all the CR's and striders running/walking/crawling this event!  Have fun, run well and look after yourselves!  
Kit  :)

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:30 AM

Thanks Kit!
Are you still training at Centennial Park?
I have not been for a while but I should start again when I come back from overseas in 2 months.
I hope I will have enough of a few days to recover from the trailwalker since I am going to be in the plane for sooooooooooooooo long  ;)

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:19 AM

I'm no longer a van_man.

I'll see you all at Galston Gorge!

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 02:14 PM

Hi all,

Do we track the walk on this thread?

Any way just spoke to Tim Turner and he, Jan,Chubb? and one other walker (runner) I missed the name.  They started at 7:00am, were approaching CP1 and he said there were a few CR caps in the group and he saw Action getting ready to go. That is my report for the day.

Results here.

Cheers  Plu

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:14 PM

There is one team called "Sex on the Beach" - that is a good name for a Team.

Cheers - Dave Burgess

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:22 PM

Oh and two other teams - "Bring Out The Gimp" and "Trailertrash".

Anyway I hope those teams do well.

Maybe next year the Lane Cove River Rats could go in it - we will have to get a real creative name.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:30 PM

Team FART went through checkpoint 1 pretty well on schedule at around 8:20, looking relaxed and confident.

I can report:
- many 'walkers' were getting wet feet near the Sanitarium plant at Epping Road due to a burst water main
- Bandana fell in the section leading up to CP1, and was proudly sporting a bandaged left knee.  Nothing serious

Caught up with sailway, Action and tigermeg at the start.  Tigermeg was rolling her eyes at Action starting on 24 hours notice.  Blue Dog take note - he should be pretty easy pickings at North Head.

...and now, off to Thornleigh...

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 03:52 PM

quote:


Originally posted by plu:
Any way just spoke to Tim Turner and he, Jan,Chubb? and one other walker (runner) I missed the name.

Nick Drayton. Very strong, very tough, very experienced.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:00 PM

like the look of jo's  actrun team.
hope they can beat the kiwis!
go FART go.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:02 PM

Mister G - A Question

Are there any Striders racing out there today in the Trailwalker that can knock off these New Zealanders - the NZ Team seem to be going well - but there is another team right alongside them.   Any of em Striders?

How come you aren't out there creaming them mate?

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:24 PM

quote:


Originally posted by David B:
Are there any Striders racing out there today in the Trailwalker that can knock off these New Zealanders

Striderama could be a dark horse, some well known names there...

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:41 PM

quote:


Originally posted by David B:
Are there any Striders racing out there today in the Trailwalker that can knock off these New Zealanders - the NZ Team seem to be going well - but there is another team right alongside them.   Any of em Striders?

My first thought was also Striderama, they do however have one (very well credentialled) non-Strider ring in in the form of Mr Every....

The ACTRUN team has some very big names in the scheme of things....

quote:


Originally posted by David B:
How come you aren't out there creaming them mate?

Got something else on in two weeks.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:59 PM

Would love to be out there with them, what a day for it!

Go Striders and of course FART.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:05 PM

Mister G

You must be nuts mate - Glasshouse - they talk in miles and not kilometres.   Good luck with that, those hills look massive.   Thought you did red hot in the 12 Foot a fortnight ago.

Will keep my eye on Striderama and Actrun.   I see Joel Mackay is giving it a go.   They are sure looking the goods.

Cheers - Dave Burgess

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:16 PM

Ohhh a transtasman clash! Very exciting! They've got such a great day - I wonder how hot it will get in the middle. Last year I was slogging up the ridgeline prior to Galston Gorge in the blazing sun at around 1:30pm (I think it was +30deg ~ although my memory of the day is a little fuzzy). Hope they have it a little cooler!

GO KIWIS!   :D

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:08 PM

Just back home for a spot of lunch after seeing FART through Checkpoint 3.

Two Strider teams through at around 11:45, Action's mob through just before Alisons.  FART through just after midday, all feeling pretty solid and about 20 mins ahead of Tim's suggested schedule.

Beautiful day, although it is warming up as the sun gets higher.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:24 PM

The ACT guys went past the Kiwis and lead by 6 minutes into control 4 according to the live update

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:30 PM

Via SMS from Omni..."ACT leading, NZ second, Hong Kong 3rd"...GO KIWIS! (that last comment was obviously from me, not Omni  ;) )  "FART in top 20 with a few cuts, bruises and bleeding"

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:49 PM

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:50 PM

Yabbie
yep still training with Sean.  See you when your back from o/s  :)

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 01:07 AM

Should be a ripper of a finish between the top two. Go Actrun!

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 01:12 AM

A hearty congratulations to David, Trevor, Jonathan and Tim (ACTruns) - 1 minute under 12 hours.  Fantastic win guys.