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by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Just watched the heartbreaking video on Facebook :( (Canadian Running Magazine)
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Well it sounds like he also didn't cover the actual course, so even if he had made it under 60:00:00 it wouldn't be official? He approached the gate from the wrong direction so he wasn't on the right trail at the end. Then again he had all the pages from the checkpoints so I'm not sure. Heartbreaki...
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Well it sounds like he also didn't cover the actual course, so even if he had made it under 60:00:00 it wouldn't be official? He approached the gate from the wrong direction so he wasn't on the right trail at the end. Then again he had all the pages from the checkpoints so I'm not sure. Heartbreakin...
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Heartbreaking- he didn't finish in time.

Updates are saying that he's in now but may have gone off course.

Still an amazing accomplishment, but it must be tough to have it end like that!
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Gary is not in yet and time is ticking away...
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

John is in! Apparently the first thing he said when he hit the gate was "Where is Gary?"

https://instagram.com/p/BSbnWG6BNTW/
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

I just saw an update that John was in at 59:30! Trying to verify... and still waiting for Gary.
by Jwolf
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Loop 4 done! Gary and John are the only ones left-- finished loop 4 at 46:26. It will be a tight final loop -- wonder if they can do it!!

https://twitter.com/keithdunn/status/848750537461968896
by Jwolf
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

The race seems signicantly harder this year than last year. According to some tweets, some say there is little chance anyone will finish. Gary and John are the only two that have a chance in finishing the whole thing- we'll see how they are doing when they finish lap 3. They might be the only ones w...
by Jwolf
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Race started at 1:42 am EDT this morning.
Gary is on his third lap now, having finished lap 2 with John Kelly in 20:18. They took 55 minutes at camp before heading out for lap 3.
So far so good...
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay - Who's in....
Replies: 36
Views: 7526

Re: Around the Bay - Who's in....

It does seem that many people do not get why cheating in races in this way would be a big deal to other people. It does not fall in the same category as cheating on a test, for sure-- but many people don't seem to get that these events are athletic competitions and that times do matter. Did she real...
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Spirit Unleashed wrote:I love this guy's race reports:

http://lakewoodhiker.blogspot.com/2012/ ... eport.html

Cool! He was featured in the documentary.
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

tayken wrote:So, if Gary who is an accomplished ultra runner can't finish it, what chance do average Jo's have in finishing this race???

No chance- no average joes in this race.
In all 32 years there have been less than 20 finishers TOTAL (40 entrants each year).
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

La wrote:I think I saw this about a year ago as well. ;)


He's ready to try again on Friday. :)

The links I posted in the the post above are new-- one from yesterday.
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

Re:

I'm amazed you didn't hear about it last year when he was out there... it was all over local news, trail news and Facebook. And he's been bombing up and down bcmc all spring! :) I know! I guess I was still consumed with personal stuff and not always paying attention to the local and ultra-racing ne...
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 12747

"The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

I watched this documentary on Netflix yesterday on the advice of a friend-- I can't believe I had never heard of this race. It is legendary in the ultra-community. I highly recommend the movie! http://barkleymovie.com/ The Barkley Marathons ultra-marathon covers 100 miles total in the mountains of T...
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?
Replies: 20
Views: 4136

Re: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?

So far no one has mentioned pace or effort. Oftentimes new runners (or on-again/off-again runners) have an expectation of how fast they think they should be going (based on outside influence or what they used to do). If your runs feel bad and you feel spent by 5K, it might be that you are trying to...
by Jwolf
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?
Replies: 20
Views: 4136

Re: Feeling blah when running - is there a better way?

So far no one has mentioned pace or effort. Oftentimes new runners (or on-again/off-again runners) have an expectation of how fast they think they should be going (based on outside influence or what they used to do). If your runs feel bad and you feel spent by 5K, it might be that you are trying to ...
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Re: Tuesday

ian wrote:(there are things today but they involve fairies and such...)


Today is World Down Syndrome Day. 8)
by Jwolf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?
Replies: 4
Views: 5382

Re: What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?

After resting all winter it would have been wise to ease back into running more gradually. Tissues need time to adapt to the load. It's hard to diagnose what your injury is, but rest might not be the right thing. Often some sort of movement will help healing. If I were you I would see a good athleti...
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Julie Miller now running ultras
Replies: 23
Views: 15511

Re: Julie Miller now running ultras

to continue the analogy, a person doesn't need to be banned for life from having a relationship again, but full disclosure is important so that the next potential relationship-participant can make an informed decision. And again, the assumption is that the cheater has admitted they did it, are remo...
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 9457

Re: Ed Whitlock

Sad to see Ed go. He was a true inspiration.

I would love to live and run to 86, setting records right up to the end.
by Jwolf
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 9457

Re: Ed Whitlock

Sorry for going off topic Way out of line, in my opinion. An 86 year-old dying of cancer is hardly an unnatural tragedy that warrants proselytizations about how best to eat and exercise. There are other places on this board for you to post that. Hopefully the mods will remove these posts so that th...
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Julie Miller now running ultras
Replies: 23
Views: 15511

Re: Julie Miller now running ultras

Hmmmm...things seem to be getting a bit heated in this thread, and I think it will help if people just take a breather Note to newcomers: Jennifer and I have met many times in real life and there's no hostility here. I just happen to be a bit of a contrarian when it comes to this particular topic. ...
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Julie Miller now running ultras
Replies: 23
Views: 15511

Re: Julie Miller now running ultras

How many will forgive a spouse that cheats Or in this case, divorce them and have them banned from any future relationship. Ian- by your "slippery slope" argument she really should only receive punishment for the event(s) she cheated in. That she should be disqualified and removed from th...

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