Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

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Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Albertatraildog » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:20 pm

So is anybody running the Fat Ass 50 this year. Start is at the Kinsman, 6am (I kid you not) for two-lappers, anytime before 9am for one-lappers. See the Blackfoot FB page for details.

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Size5 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:31 pm

Albertatraildog wrote:So is anybody running the Fat Ass 50 this year. Start is at the Kinsman, 6am (I kid you not) for two-lappers, anytime before 9am for one-lappers. See the Blackfoot FB page for details.


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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby ian » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:53 am

Is there some sort of registration? Or do you just show up a few minutes early with some cookie money...

If it's not stupid cold, I'll give this one some thought.

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby ultraslacker » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:24 am

you just show up and give them your name and cash.
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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Size5 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:47 am

ultraslacker wrote:you just show up and give them your name and cash.


If you start prior to 7 am it is on an honor system to just tell them what time you started. Usually after 7 am there is someone just inside kinsmen to take your start/finish time and $3. Its fun and informal. You can see others on the trail usually (although you never know with it being on the actual NYD - other years I've run it wasn't Jan 1).

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby bnn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:30 pm

I will be volunteering.
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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Albertatraildog » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:34 pm

The course is a little odd this year with the Quesnel bridge foot path being closed. Here is the map...
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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Jim Bob » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:25 am

I have family visiting this year so I can't make the trip for the run. It would be a great way to start the year.

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby bnn » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:44 pm

fun morning... lots of people out running, I got to sit in the Kinsmen and count the people rolling in, maybe next year I'll half ass this one :) much cheaper than the resolution run!
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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Albertatraildog » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:42 pm

bnn wrote:fun morning... lots of people out running, I got to sit in the Kinsmen and count the people rolling in, maybe next year I'll half ass this one :) much cheaper than the resolution run!
Thanks for volunteering. The cookies and fudge were great!

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Gear Boy » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:39 am

Hey Terry,

Is that a special rig you have taking the video? Digital camera or DVR? I've been thinking of getting something for my running and hiking.

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Re: Edmonton Fat Ass 50 - January 1st, 2011

Postby Albertatraildog » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:51 pm

I'm using a GoPro Hero HD cam. It's a tiny little POV video camera with a fisheye lens and comes with a bunch of different mounts. So far I've tried the chest mount and the head mount. They are selling them at Best Buy for $199 for the 760HD version or $349 for the 1080p HD version (for this type of video the 760HD version is more than good enough if you ask me). I found out on the FatAss video that there is too much sway with the chest mount (which you have to buy separately). I used the head mount (which comes included with the camera) on the snowshoeing video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO2bhWtkM9Y and there is a lot less sway. Mixing the Hero POV cam with a handycam for steady shots is probably the best option for putting a video together. Check out Gary Robbins video of running the WCT at


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