Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon


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    Road marathon with twice the elevation gain/loss of the Monkey. NO THANK YOU.

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      Nope.  Not twice the gain/loss.  I note the website says: "Total Elevation Change: ~7,234 ft".  That is gain + loss.  Which is about the same as Monkey.  It just happens to have it all in the first half.


      I note the website says "America's Toughest Road Marathon". I wonder what metric they use.


      And this is old news.  But thank you.  Last year it was run the same day as CMM, I think.


      Several Monkeys ran this...one of them tried to win but did not; he still came in top 10 tho.

        Damn. I guess you told me.

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          Road trip.  We can all stay at Thunder's.

          The tangents are moot.




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            "The 2011 course includes 3,620 feet of total elevation gain and 7,234 feet of total elevation change."


            We estimate (conservatively) that Monkey is ~3500 of gain/loss, or 7000 of overall change.  The 2010 course had about 100 feet of additional gain/loss, which is 7200 feet of overall change.  Conservatively.  Likely more.

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              You running?


              HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

                What Monkey ran it? Iceman?



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                  Yah.  3:14:35.

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                    So I just learned that the BR folks are offering free entries to anybody who has completed the Mount Lemmon Marathon.  Mt. Lemmon climbs straight up a big hill outside Tucson, and ha 6000 feet of climb (with very little descent).  Mt. Lemmon also claims to be America's Toughest Marathon.  So the BR folks are offering free entries to convince Lemmon finishers that their race is tougher.

                    What have I wrought?!?


                    Anyhow.  I modified Monkey's website.

                    Demon of Bad Decisions

                      America's Toughest Marathon. 


                      They claim to be America's Toughest Road Marathon.


                      It still doesn't hold a candle to Pike's Peak.

                      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

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                        It still doesn't hold a candle to Pike's Peak.


                        Oh yeah, well, Mt Everest is higher. And you can't climb it by candlelight either.


                        Why are we arguing  about topographical features again?

                        It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.