7 hrs 40............thats a long time to be chained to a bunch of strangers...........
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Can't remember much about the caterpiller - they were 2 abreast and walking at mile 17 - walking very slowly I might add.If that's what you want to do then fine, it's not running a marathon though is it.
Can't remember much about the caterpiller - they were 2 abreast and walking at mile 17 - walking very slowly I might add.
If that's what you want to do then fine, it's not running a marathon though is it.
Well apparently it was a record. Only 47 of them though.
At the bottom is a whole list of records set on the day, most of them of dubious worth, but a few good ones. Fastest married couple: 5h 37m 36s - combined time. Fastest marathon carrying 60 lb pack, etc.
Brilliant post Lee, and well done for Sunday for a great time, even though not quite what you'd hoped for.
This thread has engrossed me for the past hour or so.... another +1 to what Parkrunfan, and others, have already said.
I noticed the GWR lady at the finish on Sunday (there may have been several GWR people, I dont know) and she seemed to be processing world record claimants like a McDonalds employee dishing out cheeseburgers and milkshakes.......then again, is there really that much difference?
(Except in Philpub's case of course, which was a fine example of athletic endeavour at the extreme of human capability. )
Phil - is it just something that I've imagined or does the level of scrutiny, and hence number of hoops to jump through, increase the more worthy the record?
As an example, Mutai's WR? yesterday wont count even though the running world will all unofficially class him as the fastest marathon runner ever.
But, you could have a world record for most consecutive weeks in which a marathon has been run and they probably wouldnt care as long as 26.2 miles have been run at some point in the week - which means that basically all of us could claim a run of 10 years+.
I was being serious about yours being a genuine world record - it would take quite some organisation to get a good enough group together, fitting in with each of their training schedules, to have a crack at it - you may be a world record holder for some time.
Ah, unfortunately the record went the next year, smashed by a group of crack triathletes I believe. Looking up the record just now I see there is one for a team of people running on a treadmill wearing high heels. FFS! Is there a miimum level of silliness and specific obscurity required to start these things off? What's to stop me inviting someone from Guinness round to witness me setting the world record for number of press-ups in a minute whilst wearing yellow socks and humming the national anthem?
Little I read online gives me as much pleasure to think that these morons were bickering amongst themselves about the timing of their toilet breaks.
"Ah for fucks sake, the guy at the front wants a shit now - why didn't he go a mile back when Doris near the back had to empty her colostomy bag?"
If you had the time of inclination you could work out a system where every finisher could have broken a world record of some sort. It's fuckin' moronic.
Ah well, my comment still stands that it would take quite some doing to beat it.........
I dont know - they stopped all the eating records due to the fact it was encouraging unhealthy practices (It did take something like 15 years to come to the conc;usion that eating a light aircraft might not quite fit in with NHS dietary guidelines though ) but I dont think there are any limits on depth of silliness.
Maybe you should test them out. And while you've got the there you may as well do the red sock version as well and become a multiple world record holder.
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