Flash - Fall Fat Ass 50K

28 Oct 2007 08:00
28 Oct 2007 15:00
What: A 50k or any portion thereof on the New Years Day route.

Why: I'm not sure, I'll talk to my psychiatrist.

Who: You. Members and non-members able to run unsupported.

Where: Meet at the Brockton Oval Track in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. Lots of parking for a fee.

Route: The Fall Fat Ass 50 K will be run on the "new" Fat Ass course: -clockwise on the seawall from Brockon Oval - under the Georgia Street overpass - around the north side of Lost Lagoon to Second Beach - from this point the course follows the instructions from the 06.3 km* distance on the FA 50 original course description posted at: http://www.clubfatass.com/events/VancouverNewYear/course *Note that the distances shown on the original course description are off slightly due to the change from the start to Second Beach. The total distance is just over 50 K.

When: Sunday, October 28th at 8:00.

Aid: Be prepared to be self sufficient. There is lots of water along the course. The concession stands in Stanley Park and along Spanish Banks will probably be open in the afternoon, so bring some cash. Lucinda will drive the crew vehicle and meet us along the course(Kits Beach, Jericho Beach and the turnaround point) so feel free to take advantage of it.

There is no fee and you don't need to be a member of Club Fat Ass to participate in a Flash event, however whining is not allowed. You are responsible for your own well being and safety and should be self sufficient. If you are not a veteran Capilano Commando, you may have to submit to a hazing.

Please read the Release of All Claims. By participating in this event you agree to the terms of the Release of All Claims.

Contact Info: Do not hesitate to contact your lovely team of Event Hosts Gilles and Lucinda, by posting a comment here .


Race results

Well, participation was modest but all were enthusiastic including our supporting crew, Lucinda. Weather was so so, but that's the West Coast and that's why we have big trees. Chad Hyson and myslelf completed the 50k distance. He dragged my fat chunky butt back to the fire hydrant in 5:38. Lorraine and Karl joined us about midway on the return to complete about 23km in 2:45. Both looked good, well Lorraine looked better, and Karl seems to be doing well after a bout of back pain and he's defenitively building himself back up to 100 mile shape.
Sibylle's picture

Sorry, I missed you!

With my whole crew sick or just coming back from the sick bed and my injured neck (talk about a pain in the neck) I was unable to run today.  Really wanted to do 1/2 of the course... Maybe next weekend...unless of course if I get that stomach bug that disabled my family this week.  Jackson had the best intentions to fill in for me, but after wiping kiddo barg off the carpet half the night he woke up to hear the rain and decided to sleep in. 
Sibylle's picture

I plotted a 20-25km run on

I plotted a 20-25km run on the New Years Day course for this weekend, so this is perfect.  Not sure yet which portion I am going to do and how to work around family commitments, but it will most likely be an out and back.

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