Barkley (Read 687 times)

wcrunner2


Are we there, yet?

    Keith

     

    @keithdunn

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    Karel Sabbe completed loop five and has finished the 2023 Barkley Marathons in 59:53:33.

     2023 Races:

          06/16 - Six Days in the Dome 12-Hour

     

         

    JMac11


    RIP Milkman

      What do you guys think is the best summary article to read about the race? Not this year's race, but just in general. I've read a few things here and there, but I didn't know if there was a "definitive history" article (including long form).

      5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

       

      Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

       

      bhearn


      DavePNW


        I recommend the documentary The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. I think I watched it on Netflix, but it’s not there anymore; IDK if it’s streaming free anywhere, but you can rent it on Amazon Prime.

        Dave

        Fredford66


          I recommend the documentary The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. I think I watched it on Netflix, but it’s not there anymore; IDK if it’s streaming free anywhere, but you can rent it on Amazon Prime.

           

          I'm told it can be found on Tubi.

          5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:57 (11/22); 10k 49:24 (10/22); Half 1:48:32 (10/22)

          Upcoming race(s): Federal Twist 10k, 6/3; NYC Marathon, 11/6/23
          ViBe71


             

            I'm told it can be found on Tubi.

            And also on YouTube

            Frequent Racer Group

             

            PRs: 400m- 1:04.94 (2015) / 1M - 5:13 (2022 & 2023) / 5K -18:23 (2017) / 5M - 31:14 (2022) / 10K - 39:29 (2018) / 10M -1:05:11 (2023) / HM - 1:27:34 (2023) / FM -3:20:02 (2022)

            Coming up:  Bucks County Senior Games (6/10)

            Trent


            Monkey Mind

              Looks like the movie is also on Amazon and Apple.

              http://barkleymovie.com/

               

              The movie about Gary Robbins is also quite an event -

              https://wheredreamsgotodie.com/

               

              Some have said that Barkey: the Race that Eats its Young makes you want to run Barkley. Where Dreams Go to Die makes you realize why you don't want to.

              Trent


              Monkey Mind

                This is awesome. Sabbe is the same guy who was brought in by the local sheriff after being spotted in the town behind Frozen Head State Park wearing a dress and talking to a garbage can.

                 

                Karel Sabbe completed loop five and has finished the 2023 Barkley Marathons in 59:53:33.

                JMac11


                RIP Milkman

                  Agree with recs above. This is also great -

                  https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/sports/the-barkley-marathons-few-know-how-to-enter-fewer-finish.html

                   

                  This was great, thanks. I will check out the others soon.

                  5K: 16:37 (11/20)  |  10K: 34:49 (10/19)  |  HM: 1:14:57 (5/22)  |  FM: 2:36:31 (12/19) 

                   

                  Next Race: NYC Half (3/19)

                   

                  Running Problem


                  Problem Child

                    The movie about Gary is heartbreaking. Especially after watching his training and him doing hill repeats in the snow for a crazy amount of vert to prepare.

                     

                     

                    Something I just read...a book was removed by a hiker.

                    https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/24/sport/aurelien-sanchez-barkley-marathons-ultrarunning-spt-intl/index.html

                    The final loop was made even harder this year after a day hiker removed one of the 13 books from the course. Sanchez decided to dismantle a stack of stones at the checkpoint to prove he had passed through, but he was nonetheless relieved to see Cantrell holding the missing book at the end of the race.

                    “Guillaume [Calmettes], my friend who was in camp at this time offered to replace a book because he had time to put it back,” says Sanchez. “But Laz didn’t want to, he said that it’s part of the race, so I had to deal with that.”

                    Many of us aren't sure what the hell point you are trying to make and no matter how we guess, it always seems to be something else. Which usually means a person is doing it on purpose.

                    VDOT 55.2

                    5k18:xx | Marathon 2:55:22

                    Trent


                    Monkey Mind

                      EVERYBODY is sending me that CNN article hahah. Headline news 5 days after it was news.

                       

                      Yea, the book drama is quite something. Laz would not let them replace it. I cannot imagine being out there for 5 loops for sure, but also could not imagine being out there and being very sure you were at the book location and cannot find it...then not just quitting.

                      Fredford66


                        “But Laz didn’t want to, he said that it’s part of the race, so I had to deal with that.”

                         

                        That is so in-character with everything I've seen and read about him.  Gotta love it.

                        5k 23:48.45 (3/22); 4M 31:26 (2/22); 5M 38:57 (11/22); 10k 49:24 (10/22); Half 1:48:32 (10/22)

                        Upcoming race(s): Federal Twist 10k, 6/3; NYC Marathon, 11/6/23