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Discussion: Conditions...

in: SVO Rocky Ridge (Mar 9, 2014 - York, PA, US)

Feb 26, 2014 12:04 PM # 
How are conditions? Did the area get a lot of snow?
Feb 26, 2014 7:51 PM # 
Brad reported about a foot of snow still existing as of Sunday.

That might be a moot point as we seem to be due for quite a bit more between now and the event...

Stay tuned...
Feb 26, 2014 11:41 PM # 
A foot of snow is perfect! I'm looking forward to it.
Feb 27, 2014 3:29 AM # 
I'd be happy to run in the snow... They did:

The compression of finish times on this 6.3 mile trail run is amazing, as the leaders apparently crushed down the snow for the followers, speeding up the track as they went along.

Last month in a comparable size/location race:
73rd place was 22 minutes behind the winner, at an 11 minute mile.

Last weekend, the winner did an 11 minute mile pace, and Karl Ahlswede was 73rd place, just 5:02 back. I don't think I've been that close to the winner in one of Ron Horn's runs...

Likely a lot of strategy involved at the front, deciding whether to push ahead or just wait for others to take more of a lead...

I wonder if it was just a slog-in-a-line a bit further back, or if cutting-in-line, with sharp elbows, was part of the strategy there :)

Probably not quite the same dynamic at Rocky Ridge :)
Feb 27, 2014 4:24 AM # 
That might be a moot point as we seem to be due for quite a bit more between now and the event...

According to what forecast? Rumors of a "historic" storm within the next 10 days are apparently a hoax perpetrated by a bogus weather site called "The Weather Space". Read about it here.
Feb 27, 2014 3:50 PM # 
I didn't say a historic storm, I said quite a bit more. There is good potential for a decent storm Sunday into Monday, possibly a sloppy mix or more damaging ice. I work with real meteorologists. I get to hear their thoughts every day. I don't listen to the online crap perpetuated by those with dubious credentials.
Feb 28, 2014 10:59 AM # 
That is a pretty crazy trail run. They always get big turnouts for the several trail races at Mt Penn. I'll do one sometime. We should consider a heavily marketed Mt Penn O event.

I'm okay running in the snow; as long as I can still see the features...

Feb 28, 2014 3:03 PM # 
I don't know if this is significant, but the course setter (Brad) went to the Caribbean this weekend :)
Feb 28, 2014 3:19 PM # 
I've done some of their road 5Ks but haven't tried any of the real crazy stuff yet. Some DVOA people go (Wyatt, Chris Hand)

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