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Where courses have out and backs, why would you not have a mat at the far end?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:26

http://www.runnersworld.com/races/chickamauga-marathon-winner-disqualified-for-impossible-splits?icid=OBtrafficRW_TBD_AR1

So with regards to the above story featuring a runner who went out slowly for the first half of the marathon (over 2 hours) but then raced along in the second half (47 minutes - yes you read that right) to win this marathon.

 

Which leads me to my point. In every case of cheating Ive seen whether it be the London Marathon, Brighton or this one, they all have one common feature ... an out and back.

Surely directors of these races, should put a timing mat at the furthest point regardless of whether its an even number (ie 10k, 20k etc) so that it can catch out cheaters? It would help prove a lot more cases and settle a lot more disputes.

Funnily enough mine and Stevie G's favourite runner still has never bettered her time from Brighton a few years ago ... but I digress.

The Spine

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 02:38
ian bowles 2 wrote (see)

Mr I

CP 1 to CP2 is 65 long dark hilly HARD miles well over 24 hrs. You can,t do this race on a 24 hour clock cycle and make the cut offs so you have to make your own CP,s

Well apparently I have more faith in Booktrunk than you

 

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Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:38

To be fair, on the one hand it does seem to be all about quackery, that an overdose of vitamin C will make it all go away with no scientific backing or endorsement from recognised health professionals.

On the other hand though it is endorsed by Mich Jagger's ex and former model Jerry Hall ....

The Spine

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:36

excuse my ignorance but cant you just sleep at the checkpoints or B and B's along the way? So why bother camping out in the cold (unless you are an elite so you want to be able to pitch the tent at the ideal moment - but for the plodder  you would have thought they could just time it to sleep at the checkpoints or wot-not).

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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:18

The OP will never come back.

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