Walt Disney World Marathon 2013

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22/01/2013 at 02:56

No problem JPenno - I will be heading to downtown Disney tomorrow then to the airport so I will let you know tomorrow or Wednesday morning if I get one.

Fingers crossed 

22/01/2013 at 12:10

cant see the link at the mo C33 as Im at work but well done on 44th place in the Goofy ! thats AMAZING !  Dare I ask how you worked it out? 

 

22/01/2013 at 12:42
I don't want to know ow he worked it out, as compulsive me will then feel compelled to work mine out and I'd be depressed the rest of the day.

Actually, ran the full marathon part with a friend returning to running after a 6 year hiatus, so we ran at her pace - doing the Galloway walk run - so it was very slow but being with her on her first marathon since overcoming her back injury was way better than any time I would have achieved.
22/01/2013 at 13:25

Thanks Marathon Minnie.  In a piece of mindless curiosity I sat down with my new mate Minnie and we screened down the goofy challenge results and anybody that ran less than 3:50 for the marathon we added their half time to to see if they got in before 4:51 combined.  Lots of people either ran one race or one a lot harder than the other that had times quicker than me in the marathon and only 43 people sneaked in ahead of me if you add the times together.  I did regret starting it once I got to about half way but once I'd got that far it would have been an even more futile waste of time to stop!!!!  

Good luck with working out your place if you are 4000th with a combined time of 6-7 hours lol

22/01/2013 at 14:03

Alas that is exactly where I am in the rankings - I wont bother working it out this year.. Will leave it for next year when (of course) I will be lightening fast and in the top 100  IN MY DREAMS LOL  

 

22/01/2013 at 14:12
Disney is the place where dreams come true minnie

Just need to wish upon a star and all that
22/01/2013 at 20:31

 I must be really sad. I have downloaded the Goofy results on an Excel spreadsheet, added the times for the half and full together and sorted them in order. Then analysed male and female separately - to conclude that I was in the top 20% of female Goofy finishers! Didn't take that long - honest!

Duffs - no idea where you found the medal vinylmations - we did try in Downtown Disney but no-one knew about the medals - only the normal runDisney. We must be rubbish shoppers.

After the brilliant time we had this year, I have to accept that we cannot do 2014 due to kids school term dates.

22/01/2013 at 20:45
Well done goofy top 20% is great. I wish I'd waited for a copy of that spreadsheet it would have saved me the best part of an hour. Glad you found it in an form you could get on excel as I think once you are in the main pack that you would have to enlist the help of rachael riley and carol vorderman for the weekend to work it out using my method

Easy way to get round the 'kids situatuon' don't take them

Trying to work out my next big trip for next year. Still got Tokyo now its the 6th major, Chicago which was going to be the last major to do and Marine Corps in Washington on the 'must do' list and Boston for a 2nd time if I ever managed to fluke a qualifying time. Only two problems......choice.....and the big one.....money. Probably a good job I'm back at work tomorrow :-/
22/01/2013 at 22:20

JPenno - got you a vinylmation runner - will let you know when I am back in the UK (should be Wesdnesday morning) and we can arrange to get it to you. 

 

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22/01/2013 at 22:45
Duffs wrote (see)

JPenno - got you a vinylmation runner - will let you know when I am back in the UK (should be Wesdnesday morning) and we can arrange to get it to you. 

 

Thankyou - have a good flight and be warned its a bit colder over here!!

23/01/2013 at 09:18

Ooooh.......Chicago or Tokyo.......what a decision, C33.

Let us know which you decide and ultimately how you do.

As for going to Disney without the kids....they would never forgive me and I can't live with that guilt.

23/01/2013 at 09:21

Go to Disney without the Kids - who do you think you are kidding unless you fear for your life. My 2 are 21 and 23 and still go with us everytime. We just bought into the DVC on basis it means potential for Disney based holidays for us, kids and eventually their kids for next 45 years!!

23/01/2013 at 10:59

GG is there any chance you would be able to email me a copy of your excel work of wonder ? Or could you explain how you took the info from the PDF and copied it into excell as I tried and failed.

Edited: 23/01/2013 at 11:00
24/01/2013 at 08:30

MM - yes, no probs. Does anyone know how to attach Excel files to these messages? I think you can only attach images/videos/links?

Failing that, if you message me your private e-mail address I will send the file there.

24/01/2013 at 11:45

Hi GG - thanks for coming back to me - however.... Roll on the drums..... I manged to follow some instructions from google and conveted the pdf myself last night. (puffs chest up in pride).  It dosent make me any quicker but now at least I can be a total anorak and analys my results against women in my age group..

 

24/01/2013 at 12:16
Caniggia33 wrote (see)
Trying to work out my next big trip for next year. Still got Tokyo now its the 6th major, Chicago which was going to be the last major to do and Marine Corps in Washington on the 'must do' list and Boston for a 2nd time if I ever managed to fluke a qualifying time. Only two problems......choice.....and the big one.....money. Probably a good job I'm back at work tomorrow :-/

Tokyo is a fantastic race. I'll be doing my 4th consecutive Tokyo Marathon next month. I cannot find fault with it. The Expo is superb, the organisation is first class, the course is quick, the crowds are massive, and most importantly, Tokyo is an awesome city!

Hotels are never really a problem in Tokyo, you can always find a reasonably priced hotel quite close to the action. The only thing that would be expensive is the air fare. Unless you can find a very good deal or use a bunch of air miles, you wont get much change out of £600. Still highly recommended though.

Back to the topic, when does registration usually open for the WDW Goofy Challenge? The 2014 event is the next box which requires ticking on my endurance running bucketlist...!

24/01/2013 at 14:30

Hey JPenno - back in the UK and missing the sunshine - I have the vinylmation figure - I am currently in Kilmarnock (freezing)  visiting Ma and Pa Duffs and will be driving back to Wrexham on Saturday then back to work in Bootle on Monday - if I am passing by where you are or (I see the liverpool badge) if you are in Liverpool I could drop it by on Monday afternoon/evening - let me know which or if you want it posted. . .

Duffs

24/01/2013 at 17:41

Entry for 2014 opens on 9 April 

Edited: 24/01/2013 at 17:41
24/01/2013 at 17:50

HaHaa looks like we've all been busy with the analysing!!

Just finishing a Goofy table myself, pretty complicated!

Here's my stats, I reckon 9224 Goofy numbers were used to finish a race, 526 recorded HM times but either failed to enter or complete the full, and more strangely 102 recorded a full marathon time, but either failed to enter or complete the half?? (I guess they entered the Goofy when the Full filled up - very expensive way to do it )

Soooo there were 8596 recorded finishers in the Goofy (but I did see some people trying to sell/give away parts of Goofy's they didn't want to do - so I suspect there may have been a couple of "relay" finishers amongst the finishers?)

Fastest Goofy, was 4:06:10 and slowest was 11:54:19

24/01/2013 at 18:10

Don't forget anyone who finishes in over 10 and a half hours isn't classed as a Goofy finisher as they have passed the time limit 

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