Archive for March, 2013

Current Woodwose Records

March 24, 2013

Darryl Carter has smashed the 7 hour barrier with a run of 6 hours 35 minutes on the Green Man Ultra version of the Challenge on 2nd March 2013.

Ten people have now completed the challenge between 8 hours and 7 hours – Martin Beale and Martin Indge doing so twice. Zoltan Lesi’s dog Runy accompanied his master in a run of 7 hours 48 mins. Alex Foster of TACH broke the 8 hour barrier after three previous completions including one at night.

Lynette Porter finished just outside 8 hours in 8 hours 3 mins on a course that finished rather further on than the previous year. So she should probably be credited with the first run under 8 hours by a woman – which goes to show how artificial these numbers are. She is undoubtedly the quickest female Woodwose so far.

24 Woodwoses have now completed the challenge between 8 and 9 hours, including Lynette and the previous female record holder Liz Wiggins. 14 other women have completed the course: 6 between 9 and 10 hours, 3 between 10 and 11 hours and 2 between 11 and 12 hours. Sarah Sweeting has now completed the course three times with Rob Dickson, including one at night. 4 women have completed in over 12 hours, which technically counts as a walk – especially since Rob “Strider” Burrows completed in 11 hours 35 mins on 24th April without breaking into a run during the entire circuit. Rin’dzin Pamo completed the course in Vibram 5 fingers in 11 hours 25 mins in September 2011 – the only “barefoot” completion so far as I know.

47 people have completed in between 9 and 10 hours, including I, the Gaveller, in 9 hours 33 mins. 44 people have completed in a quicker time than the Gaveller, including 2 women and a dog. Of the 6 women in this category, 2 are from TACH.

37 people finished between 10 and 11 hours + one dog (that I know about), and 13 between 11 and 12 hours.

The 21 who finished in over 12 hours are technically walking Woodwoses, although Rob Burrows has proved that it is possible to walk the course in less than 12 hours.

 

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Ton Up!

March 23, 2013

I have at long last got round to adding the new Woodwoses to the online version of the Forestal Book of the Honourable Order of Woodwoses. The number is well past the hundred mark – I make it 140. However that may include duplicates. Please let me know if you spot any! Now for the Records page!