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

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• 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
2
>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
vertical
>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
>have
>
> 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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