2011 Bourbon Chase

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2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by kek-san » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:02 pm

For those who do not know there is a 200 mile team relay event that starts in bourbon country and finished in downtown Lex. 12 people per team starting on Friday October 7, 2011 and finishing on October 8, 2011. With 12 team members each person runs three legs, none are shorter than 3.5 or longer than 8.1. I know several people who participated in the event this year and all report having a good, if tiring, time.

So I wanted to gauge interest amongst Lex climbers about forming a "Climbers who run" Chase team. Unfortunately, it is not a cheap event. $100/member, food and vans not included. But, the deposit is $400 per team. So that is something like $30 per person for the deposit.

I think we would need 14 people as inevitably someone will have to back out.


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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Xtant » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:48 pm

I'd be in. I'm not fast, by any means, though. Distances I can keep a 10min/mi pace.
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by kek-san » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:09 pm

Speed is not a requisite. Just enough people to get together a team and have a good time. Can't believe that neither BB nor piggy has even commented.
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Xtant » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:48 pm

So the minimum would be three runs of 3.5+, right? So I'd be running more than 10.5 miles? Any idea what kind or recovery time in between legs?
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by pigsteak » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:53 pm

october is climbing season.
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Saxman » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:04 pm

I am definitely in. I am sure we could convince Kipp and Brad as well. Meadows? Maybe Maslyar will be healed up by then. I'll put a sheet up at the gym. There are several good runners.
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Xtant » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:16 pm

I found the different legs and what's required of each runner. The recovery time would vary from runner to runner, but it seems fair to assume there would be a good 7hr+ rest in between legs.

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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Meadows » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:25 pm

Nah, the entry fee is too steep for me.

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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by clif » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:42 pm

what's wrong with you people? planning a YEAR ahead?
training is for people who care, i have a job.

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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by mike_a_lafontaine » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:47 pm

Time is more of an issue for me, would an individual runner be allowed to run all of their section consecutively?

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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by kek-san » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:32 am

As far as the actual race logistics I think there is some flexibility. I talked to some of the teams from this year and there were odd ball cases where runners swapped legs within their team.

I know it is a year ahead, but the registration fee goes up quickly and the race this year was filled before December 2009. As there doesn't seem to be as much climbing interest in the chase pass it on to the runners you know.
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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by Canuck » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:18 pm

Just wanted to point out that's the 2nd weekend in October, which is usually Rocktoberfest weekend.

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Re: 2011 Bourbon Chase

Post by redpointron » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:01 pm

i did the wild west relay this past august...200 miles from ft. collins to steamboat. unbelievably fun!!

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