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February Running Challenge

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  • 485m reps in 37:56.2
    (4.5 reps on c0.9km of road and trail with a steady 110m climb, 10km time is 38 mins)
    Face colour - deep red

    Garmin 1 (distance and time)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50985689947/in/dateposted-public/

    Garmin 2 (overall ascent)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50985691207/in/dateposted-public/

    Trail section of route
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50985691987/in/dateposted-public/

    Chalk me down for March challenge..thanks....




  • Can somebody give me advice on how to validate a run or is as simple as paste the url.Thanks in advance




  • Tummer36 wrote: »
    Can somebody give me advice on how to validate a run or is as simple as paste the url.Thanks in advance

    Yes, just post the url of your workout on Strava, Garmin or whatever platform you're using. And make sure it conforms to the rules lined out in the first post of the thread.




  • Tummer36 wrote: »
    Can somebody give me advice on how to validate a run or is as simple as paste the url.Thanks in advance

    You’re almost at the post count to post a link!




  • Won’t get this done unfortunately, new work footwear has resulted in 4/5 nasty blisters on my toes with no running since Thursday as a result.


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  • Tuesday 23rd Feb Rep Run
    https://www.strava.com/activities/4837203420
    10 k 44.35 plus 4 age 44
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/50068882

    looking forward to March Challenge




  • Strava has me at 307m gained.

    This was a absolute killer. Toughest session I've done in a year. Day off tomorrow




  • https://imgur.com/a/xhhbxIw

    I’m not sure I’d even call this an attempt, as the priority was to keep the pace between 4:00-4:10/km, and to be honest the last thing I wanted was hills. I don’t understand why there is such a difference in elevation between the two laps, as after the first 35 minute were up, I turned around and ran the exact same stretch of road for the second lap. It’s an average of 43m, so if you put me down for that, I’ll happily take it.




  • Good go to be fair but the rules are the rules. Everyone being honest and helping me keep the league straight.

    You got a good workout anyway. I'd assume you will run again tomorrow so just break whatever that is into 3 runs and do a few easy hills in 35mins. Bank a few points anyway. March is another challenge you will relish lol
    347m of gain in 34:59

    https://strava.app.link/i2acHIs0eeb




  • zico10 wrote: »
    https://imgur.com/a/xhhbxIw I don’t understand why there is such a difference in elevation between the two laps, as after the first 35 minute were up, I turned around and ran the exact same stretch of road for the second lap. It’s an average of 43m, so if you put me down for that, I’ll happily take it.
    I added an altimeter data field to my watch during my effort to see where the change in elevation started to level off and to turn at that point...after a rep or two I picked my points and started to turn at the same spot each time and the height could range anywhere from 37m-44m at the bottom and at the top anywhere from 60m-68m so that could account for it. Interestingly the gain was nearly always the same for each rep though ~22m-23m. If the base reading was high, then so too was the reading at the top.
    In summary...just like GPS I guess the elevation readings aren't totally accurate either


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  • I had one last go at that, Great Sugarloaf (which is within my 5k, I checked beforehand!)

    398 m on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/4864852852
    377 m on Garmin https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/6348802616




  • Hi all great stuff getting them in this weekend! Glorious weather out today. Quick note, rechecked my run and it's outside 5k. I hadn't noticed as it's beside a bubble that's within the 5k. My Feb attempt will be removed and I'll update the table this evening.

    The March Challenge will be revealed tomorrow and thankfully far fewer rules!




  • Was training for a virtual run until last weekend and had great intentions of giving this a go this week once that was out of the way, but unfortunately a calf strain meant it wasn't a great idea this week.

    Can I still put my name down for march?




  • omicron wrote: »
    Was training for a virtual run until last weekend and had great intentions of giving this a go this week once that was out of the way, but unfortunately a calf strain meant it wasn't a great idea this week.

    Can I still put my name down for march?

    Yup, it's still Feb! Anyone can do March, just getting in before it's revealed nets you +1pt if you complete it.




  • Glad I left this to this morning, was a beautiful morning for it. Out the back door and just kept climbing, had enough time for a few reps at the end.
    Strava has me at 481m at 46.32.545327.PNG

    https://www.strava.com/activities/4863454879




  • Sorry, forgot to ask. Can I be added to March challenge also. Thanks




  • Hi all great stuff getting them in this weekend! Glorious weather out today. Quick note, rechecked my run and it's outside 5k. I hadn't noticed as it's beside a bubble that's within the 5k. My Feb attempt will be removed and I'll update the table this evening.

    The March Challenge will be revealed tomorrow and thankfully far fewer rules!

    Can it be even hillier please? :D

    Thanks for organising this BTW. Have used the ascent challenge in our trail running group and a few starting to clock in their ascents. I guess it's very relevant for us, much more so than stuff like virtual parkruns...




  • Haha at all the sheeple, like lambs to the slaughter; signing up like lemmings queueing up to jump over a cliff. Blind.


    Put me down too. :pac:




  • My attempt was a speed run to the top of Arthur's seat, got up quicker than I expected and then couldn't get back down quickly enough to do it a second time (not sure I really wanted to anyway!). So only used 25 minutes, a great example of poor planning leading to a relatively poor result! I'm in for March too and hopefully won't leave it til the last day this time.




  • Hi ya, if its not a huge pain in the ass, would it be possible to be added to the Feb challenge? I did it today. If it is too mush hassle no bother :)


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  • Hi ya, if its not a huge pain in the ass, would it be possible to be added to the Feb challenge? I did it today. If it is too mush hassle no bother :)

    No probs. Just post a link or screen shot for your run. What is your last 10k time?




  • No probs. Just post a link or screen shot for your run. What is your last 10k time?

    Great thanks! So I don't have a recent 5k or 10k time, but my best guess would be around the 54 mins. My best 5k in recent years was 26:30. Hope that's ok?

    https://www.strava.com/activities/4865890285
    So I did 600ft / 182m in 54.08

    And I'd like to put my name down for the mystery March run too :)




  • February Table Final Update

    Well done to all! It was a tough Challenge this month. Thank you for your participation :) Lots of movement on the final table

    29 completed the January Challenge
    31 completed the February Challenge
    Lets grow this again for the March Challenge! See you there :D

    * denotes bonus point to be added if challenge completed
    Points system the same for both hill rep options and mountain climb options.

    O/A Pos|Runner|Jan Pts|Feb Elv|Feb Pts|Total
    1|fletch*|19|347m Reps|18|38
    2|crisco10*|18|439m Climb|17|36
    3|jamule*|15|414m Reps|19|35
    4|Omeceron*|20|244m Reps|13|34
    5|Lambay Island*|14|442m Climb|18|33
    6|mister paul*|12|293m Reps|16|29
    7|Kander*|10|307m Reps|17|28
    8|Murph_D*|18|183m Reps|8|27
    9|Comic Book Guy*|11|277m Reps|14|26
    9|Annie get your Run*|9|292m Reps|15|25
    11|Swashbuckler*|18|105m Reps|5|24
    12|eyrie*|18|97m Reps|4|23
    13|BeginnerRunner|20|||20
    14|Antrim Glens||481m Climb|20|20
    14|Conor74||485m Reps|20|20
    16|py||445m Climb|19|19
    16|axe2grind||354m Reps|18|18
    16|healy1835|18|||18
    19|dna_leri*|4|218m Climb|13|18
    19|eposhea*||307m Reps|17|18
    19|Shotgunmcos|16||2|18
    22|Unknown Unthought|17|||17
    22|ReeReeG*|5|210m Reps|11|17
    24|Kurt_Godel*|1|330m Climb|15|16
    24|TFBubendorfer||398m Climb|16|16
    26|edinrunna*||219m Climb|14|15
    27|Dudda|13|||13
    28|Zico10*|1|47m Climb|11|12
    29|Dubh Geannain*|2|188m Reps|9|12
    29|racersedge||230m Reps|12|12
    29|Strawberry Swan||182m Climb|12|12
    32|En Passant*|7|95m Reps|3|11
    32|Wubble Wubble*|10|||10
    34|jackc101||199m Reps|10|10
    35|Laineyfrecks*|1|152m Reps|7|9
    35|skyblue46|8|||8
    37|Pherekydes*|1|106m Reps|6|8
    38|omicron|6|||6
    39|Huzzah|3|||3
    40|Tummer||501m Reps|over time limit|
    40|OOnegative||||




  • Some impressive/eye-watering climbs in there! Congrats all and thanks a million to our organiser - pity you didn't even get to do it yourself in the end!




  • Fair play M. Lots of work gone into the past two months. Thanks again.




  • eyrie wrote: »
    Some impressive/eye-watering climbs in there! Congrats all and thanks a million to our organiser - pity you didn't even get to do it yourself in the end!

    I did at the start but it was rightfully called out for being outside the 5k :o

    What was really eyewatering is that the highest elevation total was reps :eek:




  • I did at the start but it was rightfully called out for being outside the 5k :o

    What was really eyewatering is that the highest elevation total was reps :eek:

    Ahh yep, I meant pity you didn't get to have an entry in the final table after all your work making it possible for everyone else really! But today's a new month...




  • Did anyone do more that 42 reps? Clutching at straws here :pac:

    The non-starters through injury or otherwise this month have helped ease my relegation worries. Some great efforts in there too.




  • What was really eyewatering is that the highest elevation total was reps :eek:

    Just 4...and I was very selective about the route. The Kerry Way passes my front door so have hills nearby, and the route was half on tarred country road half on the trail, so didn't have to stop for passing traffic. Did have to comment to a few locals out for walks who probably thought I was mad the 3rd or 4th time I passed them up and down.

    Naturally I hoped the ascent challenge would be followed by a descent challenge in March...;):D


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  • February Table Final Update

    Well done to all! It was a tough Challenge this month. Thank you for your participation :) Lots of movement on the final table

    29 completed the January Challenge
    31 completed the February Challenge
    Lets grow this again for the March Challenge! See you there :D

    * denotes bonus point to be added if challenge completed
    Points system the same for both hill rep options and mountain climb options.

    O/A Pos|Runner|Jan Pts|Feb Elv|Feb Pts|Total
    1|fletch*|19|347m Reps|18|38
    2|crisco10*|18|439m Climb|17|36
    3|jamule*|15|414m Reps|19|35
    4|Omeceron*|20|244m Reps|13|34
    5|Lambay Island*|14|442m Climb|18|33
    6|mister paul*|12|293m Reps|16|29
    7|Kander*|10|307m Reps|17|28
    8|Murph_D*|18|183m Reps|8|27
    9|Comic Book Guy*|11|277m Reps|14|26
    9|Annie get your Run*|9|292m Reps|15|25
    11|Swashbuckler*|18|105m Reps|5|24
    12|eyrie*|18|97m Reps|4|23
    13|BeginnerRunner|20|||20
    14|Antrim Glens||481m Climb|20|20
    14|Conor74||485m Reps|20|20
    16|py||445m Climb|19|19
    16|axe2grind||354m Reps|18|18
    16|healy1835|18|||18
    19|dna_leri*|4|218m Climb|13|18
    19|eposhea*||307m Reps|17|18
    19|Shotgunmcos|16||2|18
    22|Unknown Unthought|17|||17
    22|ReeReeG*|5|210m Reps|11|17
    24|Kurt_Godel*|1|330m Climb|15|16
    24|TFBubendorfer||398m Climb|16|16
    26|edinrunna*||219m Climb|14|15
    27|Dudda|13|||13
    28|Zico10*|1|47m Climb|11|12
    29|Dubh Geannain*|2|188m Reps|9|12
    29|racersedge||230m Reps|12|12
    29|Strawberry Swan||182m Climb|12|12
    32|En Passant*|7|95m Reps|3|11
    32|Wubble Wubble*|10|||10
    34|jackc101||199m Reps|10|10
    35|Laineyfrecks*|1|152m Reps|7|9
    35|skyblue46|8|||8
    37|Pherekydes*|1|106m Reps|6|8
    38|omicron|6|||6
    39|Huzzah|3|||3
    40|Tummer||501m Reps|over time limit|
    40|OOnegative||||

    Can somebody explain how it is I am overtime?
    Age 43 Do I have to prove this also. Thanks Tummer


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