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144Re: [hr100] Hardrock is only 90 miles!

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  • Carl & Sally Yates
    May 7, 2000
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      Right on Matt!
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Matt Mahoney <matmahoney@...>
      To: hr100@egroups.com <hr100@egroups.com>
      Date: Saturday, May 06, 2000 1:37 PM
      Subject: [hr100] Hardrock is only 90 miles!

      >I just got my Hardrock entry booklet today. Very nicely done, But on page
      >of the course description, item 6, it says:
      >"All mileage used were obtained by map measurement with on the ground wheel
      >measurement verifications for over half the course. To correct for
      >changes on the map measurements, the vertical distances are added directly
      >to horizontal distances to obtain the totals"
      >If we subtract the vertical distance (66,000 ft. = 12.5 miles) from the
      >total distance (101.7 miles), we obtain a horizontal component of 89.2
      >miles. Then applying Pythagoras' theorem, which is the correct method of
      >combining horizontal and vertical distances (assuming a constant grade), we
      > sqrt(89.2^2 + 12.5^2) = 90.1 miles.
      >So this course is really not has hard as everyone says it is :-)
      >Also, a couple of minor errata:
      >1. Carl Yates is listed as -27 years old (a lingering Y2K bug maybe, or did
      >we make an exception to the minimum age requirements?)
      >2. At the absolute bottom of the all time finishers results (sorted by
      >time), Fred Vance and I (with * by our names) are listed as finishing
      >unofficially in 51:08 in '98. Our actual time was 51:38:34 (a blistering
      >34:23/mile pace, and I had the blisters to prove it).
      >-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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