Mantracker TV show, Do you think you could beat him?

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Mantracker TV show, Do you think you could beat him?

Postby _Eric_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:23 pm

Hi guys I've been watching the TV show "Mantracker" it seems like most of the contestants are out of shape and/or "all talk and no walk".


I'd love to see him and is horse try to catch one of "us" (real runners) you know the type "MANIAC"


What's your opinion, do you think an Ultra-runner could beat him?



For those who don't know about "Mantracker" here's the link: http://www.mantracker.ca/ Have a look at behind the scenes, I'm sure no cameraman could follow me in the bush for 50 km...
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Postby VeloCarrie » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:26 pm

I watch this show all. the. time. I love it!
I would love to see if you could beat him!
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Postby Pshrynk » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:36 pm

To me the show look like it's staged and all BS. There is no way that he could track and keep up with a distance runner.

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Postby trixiee » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:55 pm

Ok... so who's going to apply?

Let's see for ourselves! Real? or BS? :D
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Postby _Eric_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:05 pm

I would consider applying but only if I the other "Pray-runner" could run at a similar "stride(r)" has me.







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Postby La » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:05 pm

The only person I'd put my money on would be ultrarune. Anyone else would be toast (including me).

It does look a little fake, though.
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Postby _Eric_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:07 pm

That being said, are you in Strider?
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Postby runcherylrun » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:16 pm

Umm I know an awesome ultra runner - not mentioning any names :roll:

No offense, but when it comes to bushwacking - he sucks :wink:

Endurance is super important but not everything !!!!

"Know your land, know your prey" ?

Works both ways - you got know how to travel the land & how to avoid the hunter

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Postby La » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:17 pm

People like Dwayne, Size5 and UltraQueenga might have a chance...
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Postby _Eric_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:21 pm

runcherylrun wrote:Umm I know an awesome ultra runner - not mentioning any names :roll:

No offense, but when it comes to bushwacking - he sucks :wink:

Endurance is super important but not everything !!!!

"Know your land, know your prey" ?

Works both ways - you got know how to travel the land & how to avoid the hunter

It's more than just conditioning !!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes but it's only 40 to 50km I think the show is fake.
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Postby runcherylrun » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:30 pm

True........ but from what of seen, the people who win are those who know how to travel the back country.

The "prey" often don't have any specific knowledge of the area - they have a map & a compass. Mantracker always has an experienced sidekick with intimate knowledge of the terrain, trails, roads, etc. That helps to narrow down where the prey are going & where they may come out.

I don't care how good of shape your in - a horse can out run you unless you go "off road".

And I don't think most people realize how much of a trail they really do leave behind :D

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Postby MINITEE » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:51 pm

runcherylrun wrote:True........ but from what of seen, the people who win are those who know how to travel the back country.

The "prey" often don't have any specific knowledge of the area - they have a map & a compass. Mantracker always has an experienced sidekick with intimate knowledge of the terrain, trails, roads, etc. That helps to narrow down where the prey are going & where they may come out.

I don't care how good of shape your in - a horse can out run you unless you go "off road".

And I don't think most people realize how much of a trail they really do leave behind :D


Exactly. I've watched the show from it's inception. I don't see it as overly "staged or fake" though. I grew up in the country & spent A LOT of time exploring the woods, as well as almost 20 years riding horses. There is a lot that they can do - so don't count them out.

As for the few who I have seen beat him - it was because of great "bush" and out-door skills.

The worst was 2 women, who gave the rest of us a bad name with the shrieking & noise. Umm - if he can't figure out where you are based on foot prints - he'll certainly hear you biotching at each other... :?
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Postby La » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:53 pm

Wouldn't the camera crew following the "prey" be a giveaway as to their location? :wink:
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Postby Size5 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:56 pm

I've watched a number of times. I think the distance isn't huge but the catch is the terrain and then having to do some kind of orienteering as well. I have seen some decently fit "prey" but I haven't seen any ultramarathoners :twisted: yet :twisted:.

Do the "prey" always know the area? I've seen it in some pretty dense bush country......

I actually think the people who win A) get lucky and B) are fit and C) actually try to do some "out smarting" because you really just can't "run as fast as you can" and out wit the rider/horse.

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Postby runcherylrun » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:57 pm

La wrote:Wouldn't the camera crew following the "prey" be a giveaway as to their location? :wink:


I've thought about that - but the camera crew isn't always there, sometimes you get the "prey cam". I would hope they're only around when the trail has already been picked up & man tracker is close - I could be wrong but I'd like to think there was a fairness employeed - otherwise it wouldn't be as popular as it is.

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Postby runcherylrun » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:10 pm

Size5 wrote:
Do the "prey" always know the area? I've seen it in some pretty dense bush country......

I actually think the people who win A) get lucky and B) are fit and C) actually try to do some "out smarting" because you really just can't "run as fast as you can" and out wit the rider/horse.

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I think most of the time they don't know the area at all..... which gives Mantracker with his sidekick the advantage in that regard.

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Postby Pat Menzies » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:20 pm

Easily. I could steal his horse from under him and ride it way too :twisted:

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Postby tallrunner » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:41 pm

I actually asked Strider to do this with me last week. He wimped out :D
I would love to take on Mantracker, especially up in my homewoods of Temagami.
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Postby Robbie-T » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:04 pm

No Mantraker is going to worry me, he wouldn't have a chance.
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Postby Size5 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:18 pm

runcherylrun wrote:
Size5 wrote:
Do the "prey" always know the area? I've seen it in some pretty dense bush country......

I actually think the people who win A) get lucky and B) are fit and C) actually try to do some "out smarting" because you really just can't "run as fast as you can" and out wit the rider/horse.

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I think most of the time they don't know the area at all..... which gives Mantracker with his sidekick the advantage in that regard.


Why? Does mantracker know all the areas??
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Postby trixiee » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:26 pm

Size5 wrote:
runcherylrun wrote:
Size5 wrote:
Do the "prey" always know the area? I've seen it in some pretty dense bush country......

I actually think the people who win A) get lucky and B) are fit and C) actually try to do some "out smarting" because you really just can't "run as fast as you can" and out wit the rider/horse.

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I think most of the time they don't know the area at all..... which gives Mantracker with his sidekick the advantage in that regard.


Why? Does mantracker know all the areas??


No, but his sidekick does.
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Postby rungirlrun » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:51 pm

i would love to go on that show! fun!

what is mantracker's name? not sure I've ever heard it...
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:32 pm

Love mantracker, fake or not.
I would love to give it a try.
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Postby Strider » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:56 am

_Eric_ wrote:That being said, are you in Strider?


tallrunner wrote:I actually asked Strider to do this with me last week. He wimped out :D
I would love to take on Mantracker, especially up in my homewoods of Temagami.


Eric, meet Frank. Frank, meet Eric. Have fun together you two. :)

Why is it that two of my closest running buddies want to throw me on the woods and have me hunted :think:
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Postby _Eric_ » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:18 am

Strider wrote:
_Eric_ wrote:That being said, are you in Strider?


tallrunner wrote:I actually asked Strider to do this with me last week. He wimped out :D
I would love to take on Mantracker, especially up in my homewoods of Temagami.


Eric, meet Frank. Frank, meet Eric. Have fun together you two. :)

Why is it that two of my closest running buddies want to throw me on the woods and have me hunted :think:


hehehh now that's funny, I had such a good time trying to track you down doing Haliburton Forest Ultra. I figured that you would do an amazing job with Mantracker.

My Son Alexandre (15 yrs old) would love to see is old man on that show.


Nice to meet you Frank! :wink:
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