What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

Details of and discussion about club runs

Moderators: Philip Whiteman, Beacon RCC, David Cole, Andy Terry, Kermit, WorcsPhil

Post Reply

What kind of B run do you want to do on 19 May?

Poll ended at 16 May 2019 16:30

Hundred-in-eightish (160km @ 25-26kph + two stops)
1
100%
Conventional run (80-100km @ 25-26kph + one stop)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 1

User avatar
George
Posts: 1670
Joined: 18 Nov 2006 10:21
Real Name: George Barker
Location: Worcestershire

What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

Post by George » 07 May 2019 16:30

I'm down to lead the B run on 19 May. I fancy doing something a bit different, i.e. a hundred-in-eightish. That would be 160km (100mi) at roughly 26kph (>16mph), implying >6 hours' riding, plus 2 stops = 8 hours BH to BH. However, there's no point in me leading such a ride if I'm (almost) the only one who fancies it. So I'd like to gauge interest. If you think you might be doing a B run on the 19th, please indicate a preference above.
A few notes:
1. The proposal is weather-dependent; I'm not doing a hundred-in-eightish if the forecast is very poor.
2. If there's a big majority in favour of one option, that's what I'll lead on the 19th. If there are good numbers interested in both, maybe we'll investigate the possibility of running both (e.g. combined run to stop #1, second leader then brings home the short run, while the long run continues to stop #2).
3. I'm labelling the proposal a hundred-in-eightish, because I'm not going to bust a gut to stay inside 8 hours BH to BH. If it's a tough day, or someone's struggling, we'll ride more slowly... and I won't be hurrying my bacon sarnie.

User avatar
Simon Woodward
Posts: 60
Joined: 21 May 2017 21:49
Real Name:

Re: What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

Post by Simon Woodward » 10 May 2019 07:30

This looks like a great idea George.
I'm surprised no one has voted yet. Unfortunately I'll be plodding my way through Wales that weekend so better not vote.. _Q

User avatar
Philip Whiteman
Posts: 1735
Joined: 19 Nov 2006 16:17
Real Name:
Location: Drayton, Worcestershire

Re: What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

Post by Philip Whiteman » 10 May 2019 09:56

George. You are fundamentally missing the point on what B runners really want to do. They want to enter the Beacon's Clee to Heaven audax on 20th July. http://beaconrcc.org.uk/audaxes/
Beacon Audaxes The Kidderminster Killer & From Clee to Heaven 20.7.19; Autumn South Salopian 5.10.19. www.beaconrcc.org.uk/

User avatar
George
Posts: 1670
Joined: 18 Nov 2006 10:21
Real Name: George Barker
Location: Worcestershire

Re: What do B runners want to do on 19/5?

Post by George » 15 May 2019 10:37

Clearly, I shall have to review my approach to the use of deodorant.

In view of a) the general apathy and b) the fact that the route I had in mind clashes with the route of the Worcester marathon, I think the 100-in-eightish idea will be shelved. I may refloat it later in the year. This weekend will be a standard B run heading south-east to avoid the marathon. Details in the main thread in the next day or two.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests