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The 5th Annual Irish Beer Mile Championships. Sunday 27th August 2017

  • 15-08-2017 9:53am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 48


    Location: The National Beer Mile track, Kilbogget Park, Cabinteely

    Date: Sunday 27th August 2017

    Rules:
    Rules (below) will be the same as the last four years. For more information on beer mile rules and information in general see beermile . com

    4 laps.
    1 12 oz beer per lap..
    Must be at least 5 % ABV.
    Puking means a penalty lap.
    You must be over 18.
    You must acknowledge that drinking 4 beers and running a mile is an irresponsible thing to do, but it's just a bit of juvenile fun.
    Fancy dress is permitted.
    Competitors must remain clothed during the event
    Competitors are asked not to fill up on beans and eggs before the event.

    12 oz beers are hard to find in Ireland, so make sure to buy some in advance. This is a nonsense American measure, but it’s part of the official rules so make sure to find some.

    Medals:
    I’ve ordered beer bottle opener medals for both the men’s and women’s categories. Fingers crossed that they arrive on time :-P

    Keeping with tradition, we plan to head into Dublin city centre afterward to celebrate making beer mile history, in whatever form.

    If you're interested in coming either PM me or add yourself to the facebook event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/119823755335863


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 20,364 Mod ✭✭✭✭RacoonQueen


    Would rather a mug than a race t-shirt than a medal tbh - not a bling bandit

    Really just posting to say I've edited link into first post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭IvoryTower


    Would rather a mug than a race t-shirt than a medal tbh - not a bling bandit

    Really just posting to say I've edited link into first post.

    its a beer bottle opening medal!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 20,364 Mod ✭✭✭✭RacoonQueen


    IvoryTower wrote: »
    its a beer bottle opening medal!

    Hipsters and their bottle openers. What's wrong with using your teeth? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,414 ✭✭✭✭Murph_D


    Facebook page says Sat 26th.

    Edit: Changed now to 27th


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭MonkstownHoop


    Can't think of a better way to relax after a 2 hour long run :-)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Good work organising this. Good to see new people doing it rather than it being left to the same people. Should be able to make it myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine


    Great! :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Not much talk here. So who's heading?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 620 ✭✭✭Djoucer


    I plan to be there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Moccatron


    I'll be there!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine


    I expect there'll be at least 5 from our HHH competing, plus a few extras to watch and help out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,414 ✭✭✭✭Murph_D


    I think I beer mile 2016 was a one-off for me. Best of luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭CR 7


    I'll be there, to take back the trophy that was so cruelly taken from me in the last 9 metres last year. Now to just start training for it...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Preparations have been a bit of a disaster. Got some sort of a session in last Saturday when away with friends. Skulled 4 Peroni (not a beer mile beer, but it was what I had on me at the time) but with plenty of recovery between each. First 3 were standing, the last one after running a few laps of the garden. Times 19-24-19-31.

    Since then I've come down with a dose, so the planned training session for mid week is out. I should be well recovered in a couple of days but with commitments on Friday and Saturday I'm not sure how I'm going to fit any structured training in.

    Looks like this will be the worst prepared I will have ever been.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,055 ✭✭✭Pacing Mule


    Sunday afternoon beer mile. Hmmmmm :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Sunday afternoon beer mile. Hmmmmm :)

    Be there. I want to avenge that defeat from 2 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,055 ✭✭✭Pacing Mule


    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Be there. I want to avenge that defeat from 2 years ago.

    It's a maybe for me. Have a marathon the following weekend so not the best prep for it. Mind you it hasn't exactly been a great prep all round over last couple of months :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭Eric the Eagle


    Do you start off drinking a beer or do you drink a beer after each lap is finished?

    If you drink it after each lap, does that mean that your race isn't over until you finish the last beer?


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,093 Mod ✭✭✭✭adrian522


    Beer first, then lap. Race ends after the 4th lap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine


    Just one day til the event we've all been waiting for!

    Got some necking practice in yesterday although I'm not sure if it will be enough! Being good at the beer mile seems to be more of a way of life than a once off preparation.

    Anyway, see you all tomorrow at 3pm!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    9:21 for me for 5th out of 9. Happy enough as was banged up with a dose all week and only this morning I was close to pulling out. Big thanks to DrDrank for keeping this fine event alive. Personal circumstances meant I couldn't commit to organising this. Next year the 2 of us will come together to make this event bigger and better than ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,414 ✭✭✭✭Murph_D


    Who are the champions?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Congrats to CR7 on taking the title, upgrading on his 2nd place from last year. Joins the pantheon of Irish beer mile greats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    No female champion. Only one competitor and she bailed after a beer and a half. No prizes for participating in this game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,414 ✭✭✭✭Murph_D


    No women?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,694 ✭✭✭Chivito550


    Murph_D wrote: »
    No women?

    My housemate was back home in Poland for her sisters wedding. Otherwise she'd have been a dead cert. 12 mins last year. Respectable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭Toulouse


    Couldn't make it this year I'm afraid. Had a flood in the house last weekend and had the ceiling replaced today so couldn't leave :(

    Sure I'll keep the title safe for another year ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine




  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine


    Such a great event! Totally in for next year!

    Well done to everyone who took part and massive thanks to all of those who helped out with the score-keeping, videographing, trophy-presenting, empty-retrieving, starter-kazooing and generally supporting!

    Kilbogget is such a class location! :-D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48 DrDrankEngine


    By the way, @SimonW, your track record is looking good! Improving by almost a minute each year! In a few years the world title should be well within your grasp! ;-)


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