Re: Marathon Course Questions
- Dear Prachar1,
I will get back to you re the exact loop measurement and the extra bit at the
No there will not be 5k markers as there is already a preponderance of
distance markers on the course and I don't think we need another eight.
With regard to "the mental jugglery of us poor metricians attempting to figure
out where we are."
I suggest you take a leaf out of the race founder's book who advises, "Run
with your expanding heart and not with your calculating mind." Further
writings of Sri Chinmoy's can be found at http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/
By the way, 1 mile equals 1.609 km, one third of a league, 8 furlongs, 63360
inches and 0.000005368 light seconds for those faster runners. This and
other fascinating conversions can be found at http://www.convert-me.com/en/
Thank you for you interest... and have you entered?
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, prachar_1 <
> Quite a few of us are in training for the Self-Transcendence Marathon
> this August (if you haven't entered yet, I believe you have one day
> to avoid the late entry fee! GO NOW to
> Some who have been following the training schedule in this forum with
> an aim to completing the marathon in a particular time, will be
> attempting to 'pace' themselves from the start of the race. They
> will have a target pace in mind, either per kilometre, or per mile.
> With this in mind, I have 2 queries for the esteemed event organisers.
> Firstly, what is the precise distance of the lap course (if possible,
> in kilometres as well as in miles)? Also, what is the precise
> distance of the extra bit after the last full lap has been
> completed? These stats are very useful to know, to assist with
> planning projected 'lap splits.'
> Secondly, given the preponderance of runners who will be more
> familiar with the metric, rather than the imperial system of
> measurement, will there be markers positioned every 5 kms, in
> addition to the 'mile' markers? Not only might this service assist
> the mental jugglery of us poor metricians attempting to figure out
> where we are; but by providing more 'milestones' to clock off on the
> way, invariably assists with one's sense of progress and achievement
> throughout one's journey.
> If the organisers are able to furnish this information, I will be
> glad to produce 'pacing charts' per mile, per kilometre and per lap,
> corresponding to various desired finishing times.
> Meanwhile, please continue to derive inspiration and awe from the
> efforts of the 3100 mile runners, at
> Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance...