Oldbury Power 30

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01/02/2005 at 06:55
Gilbert
i swear to you the alpacas ARE real
Its just I was going slowly enough to see them
01/02/2005 at 06:58
I didn't see any Alpacas.
Gil, you'll find its a really good event. Well organised last year, especially for a first time. And unusually in an ultra markers every mile, and additional ones at marathon and 50k (but no times taken). I did notice the 31 mile and 50k markers were the wrong way round (50k just before 31 miles).
The start is quite a trek from the lap point though so bear that in mind timewise on the day if you've got drinks and bags to leave out.
01/02/2005 at 09:47
Gil's helpfully emailed me a picture of alpacas so I know what to look for this time.
They look not unlike the pantomime camel in daughter's Cinderalla production we watched last Saturday.
01/02/2005 at 12:11
The alpacas looked so cuddly.

01/02/2005 at 12:17
Tim - were you running with your eyes closed ?
By the way, nothing like camels, no humps, more like a sheep with a long neck !
01/02/2005 at 12:41
Tim-Did you do that 101 miles over Xmas. Remember something about a race in USA you were going to do. Well done.
01/02/2005 at 15:00
I did Matt, have a look at
www.acrosstheyears.com

I was 6th in the 24 hour race. Have a look at the photos, you'll find me in some of the day 3 ones.
01/02/2005 at 15:13
Well done Tim. Noticed the 72 hour winner did over 300 miles, impressive stuff.
12/02/2005 at 10:12
Re - the Alpaca question - a little web research shows an Alpaca farm located near Draycote..http://www.toft-alpacas.co.uk/
12/02/2005 at 12:10
Matt, the 72 hour winner is phenomonal, he actually got close to William's distance for his first 24 hours, he's run on the US 24 hour team then run 130+ miles 2 weeks later in the US championship, and that wasn't much before Across the Years. He's also very friendly and quite happy to talk to me if we coincided on the way round.
Last year he ran the 48 hour race and set the US record of 400km.
This year they'd made one special 300 mile award, hoping he'd get there, I think he had a few hours to go but stopped anyway for some reason!!!
16/03/2005 at 11:34
are we all done at 691 ?
16/03/2005 at 11:37
I guess so - just going to disable

spaek to you all on the other threads..
16/03/2005 at 11:59
I'm over on Compton Downland Challenge thread, but they're a quite lot, despite there being only 69 hours to go...
16/03/2005 at 21:27
ok folks thats it for me on this one
16/03/2005 at 21:28
ah

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