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Yukon 100

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:27 pm

Our Spaff will be there again.

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Yukon 100

Postby turd ferguson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:57 pm

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whoa.
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby jgore » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:58 pm

turd ferguson wrote:Image

whoa.



Totally destroys the accepted value for absolute zero. I guess it's back to the drawing board for the scientists. :lol:

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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Chainsaw Baby » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:42 am

Once Carmack hit -273.15C, it should have vanished, so "unknown" is apt!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby _Eric_ » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:41 pm

He's brave, I'm sure he's going to have fun, if he can get there.
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:32 pm

_Eric_ wrote:He's brave, I'm sure he's going to have fun, if he can get there.



yep...from what I've read on FB there have been a few travel glitches.

Spaff...safe travels...and run like a wolf when you get there!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:11 pm

FB update from Spaff...
3 hours in to the race. All is good.
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby _Eric_ » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:34 pm

Cool traking, he's in 3 place
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:38 am

As of 3:11 am. (don't know what time zone :? ) Derrick was in first place.
Go spaff!!!! :D
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:46 am

Awesome -- Spaff is amazing!!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby jgore » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:52 am

Is he still in first and are you sure? I'm just thinking back to last year.

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Re: Yukon 100

Postby ngcaper » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:54 am

Can follow spaff directly @

http://trackleaders.com/yukonultra13i.php?name=Derrick_Spafford&point=4

Also nice to see it's not -9999 and only -2.7
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:22 am

Currently in 7th place.
Sending good vibes to Spaff!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:38 am

Definitely thinking of Spaff today -- hoping all is well!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby ngcaper » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:18 pm

I'm finding it so cool I can check in and see their current speed, avg speed, distance etc in what appears to be about 5min intervals. I've spent more time today refreshing Spaffs position than I've done anything else productive. It appears he had a little break at the 66m mark and is now back running strong, and he's traveling at 3mph right now with an avg speed of 2.9mph, an avg moving speed of 3.6mph with 18:54 moving time and 4:30 stopped time :)

Nothing like keeping tabs on someone is there. Spaff turn skyward and wave at the satellite...I'm sure we can all see you if you search this site closely enough. :)
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:25 pm

It is very neat to be able to keep track of Spaff for sure.... Like NGCaper, I have been following closely, and am not being too productive otherwise.....

I must admit that I did have a bit of a "panic attack" when I saw Spaff stop for a while (and lose positions) -- I was worried, but I now see him running strong again :D

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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:03 pm

Relieved to see that he's back at it! :D

Sylvie...you're right...Derrick is a great guy.
I give him much of the credit for starting me on my running journey.

I call him and his wife "human wolves :lol: :lol:

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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:28 pm

miles 82.88. Hope he's got it made
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Spirit wrote:miles 82.88. Hope he's got it made


Yep.
Still thinking about spaff...really looking forward to his RR on this race!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby ngcaper » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 am

Looks like a 5th place finish last night. Congrats to Spaff.
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:23 am

ngcaper wrote:Looks like a 5th place finish last night. Congrats to Spaff.



Wow...that's amazing...I saw him post on FB that he had real trouble with GI issues.

Looking forward to hearing his RR...hmmm....may have to go out to Westbrook this Saturday (he's holding a snowshoe race) to give him a hug!! :D
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 am

may have to go out to Westbrook this Saturday (he's holding a snowshoe race) to give him a hug!!
give sweetie a hug from me too!
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:59 am

I hope Spaff is very proud of his accomplishment -- can't fathom running 100 miles with GI issues -- he's one tough cookie!! AND I get to give him a hug on Sat since I'll be at the race :D AND seeing Jo-Jo would be a great bonus!! :D
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Re: Yukon 100

Postby ngcaper » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:29 am

The dark as well must be so hard to continue in. Right now in Whitehorse sunrise isn't until 9:07am ugh!!! So for a 30hr run you could potentially only have about 14hrs day light maximum assuming a 9am start time. That's 16hrs of running in the remote Yukon in the dark!!!

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Re: Yukon 100

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:49 am

orleansrunner1962 wrote:I hope Spaff is very proud of his accomplishment -- can't fathom running 100 miles with GI issues -- he's one tough cookie!! AND I get to give him a hug on Sat since I'll be at the race :D AND seeing Jo-Jo would be a great bonus!! :D



Cool...it will be great to see you Sylvie!
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