Crewe Deja Vu Track Marathon

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07/10/2011 at 01:38
Utter madness but I've entered this and in a strange way I'm really looking forward to it. I've done a couple of track 5k's but 105 laps 'IS' something else. I won't be counting thats for sure.
Still with Snod the week before I couldn't really go more full tilt in the opposite direction could I! I'll try for a SB
Edited: 07/10/2011 at 01:39
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07/10/2011 at 11:51

loving the diiference between going from snowdon to a track one

 good luck haven't done either yet

10/10/2011 at 11:57

Is this gonna be on next year?

not up to mara yet but will be in 6 months. Mixed feelings about the repetitive nature of it but being a Crewie, quite surprised in that it looks innovative (crewies not known for innovation these days-lol)

Good luck this year anyhow

10/10/2011 at 12:02
105 laps?? Thats got to be mentally draining!!!
13/10/2011 at 16:06

Just think, half of this (13.1 miles) will be running round a bend!
Is there only 35 able to do this?

Agree that it will be menantly tough.

I'm from Crewe too Stu (3 words that rhyme!) and used to be a memeber of Crewe & Nanteich AC doing Long Jump in the late 80's.

13/10/2011 at 16:14

lol -I guess you plod a lot around Crewe now Knight Rider. I do but could not visualise the relatively unscenic marathon around  track though. As for long jump I was always in for the "high jump at skool".

May try it next year if it is on but certainly would have to prepare mentally for it. Real excuse is Iamnot at mara level .I am about 1/2 mara level and got a defo place for VLM in April

good luck all who are doing it. I may pop and watch some of it.

13/10/2011 at 16:32
the track marathon will have 105 drink stations.
13/10/2011 at 16:39

Elloooooo, Bro!    *waves*  

I personally couldn't imagine doing a track marathon although the idea does appeal just because its something different.  I think because I'm so used to running in really scenic places though I'd struggle too much with the repetitive nature of something like this.  TBH though, I think thats more of a 'weak mind' barrier for me, and Dunc definitely has the mental strength to get over that hurdle.

Dead excited for you D, I have no doubts that you'll trounce it!

13/10/2011 at 17:25
i've got a strange feeling i have run that one before....
17/10/2011 at 12:28
I've signed up for this. To be honest, I never thought my hometown would stage a marathon so I had to enter! I ran five, 4 mile loops at the weekend and it was boring as hell. I fear mentally, I may not be quite ready for this!
17/10/2011 at 16:45
I'm in and looking forward to it
18/10/2011 at 13:53

Howdo chaps,

 I'm part of the team behind the Crewe Déjà vu. Sorry to disappoint you Crewe-ites but it's actually a bunch of us from Sandbach who are behind it - but being a small town in the sticks we don't have an athletics track of our own!

105 laps of a track will be tough, but we'll have some music playing over the PA to keep us going, and as cap66 said there are 105 drinks stations to look forward to

We can't say at this stage whether it'll be a regular event, much will depend on how it goes this year. I suspect by the end of race day we may all have seen enough of the Cumberland athletics track to last us a lifetime.

Cheers

Mik

Edited: 18/10/2011 at 13:55
23/10/2011 at 22:07

were in , and are so looking forward to this event

music will be a nice added bonus, but it'll be tough whatever as the laps go on,

chip timing will also be a great advantage as it only takes one mistaken count by a counter for it all to become hard work and completely throw ones rythem

of course, whether we actually succedd with 105 laps will remain to be seen, but we'll have fun ad do what we can

after recovering form months of sickness - i 'm gonna just see whats on on the day

24/10/2011 at 11:59
Looking forward to this one, had never run on a track til last week and bashed out 81 laps @ Litherland Sports Park without going too crazy;-) After a summer off-road I'm just looking forward to not needing a map and having no stiles to climb over
24/10/2011 at 16:22
wenzit? I may pop 'round and give some support to you nutters ...whoops, sorry runners
24/10/2011 at 16:24

Edited: 24/10/2011 at 16:26
25/10/2011 at 09:06
i appear to have entered this one too....
01/11/2011 at 14:23

Should I?! Seems kinda crazy but I like the fact that it's apparently harder on the brain than the body. Never run on track before, and my longest distance is a half marathon (albeit a trail one)...

Hmmm........

I really think I should...

01/11/2011 at 15:28
lol -can see date at top.May watch a bit after I done my "saner" run Don't mind Sanbachers really
01/11/2011 at 17:17
I'm in . Just a tad nervous now about the lap counting , useful email of info , thanks but the chance of the chip software stuff not working is making me nervous.
Maybe just have to rely on my pals to help me count laps
Any ideas?
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