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in: CaptainControl; CaptainControl > 2005-06-16

Jun 17, 2005 11:54 AM # 
Results. 910 ranking points, not bad.
Jun 17, 2005 3:14 PM # 
Yeah. They can run really fast, can't they. Makes me wonder if an American ever got that fast, how large the gap would be on the rest of us. E.g. a US A-event Blue course results list would look like:

Fast dude 57:04
Sergei Z. 74:13
Ken W. 74:39
Lief A. 75:20
Mikell P. 75:26
Boris G. 76:09

Jun 17, 2005 8:10 PM # 
I don't think so. Local knowledge makes more difference than you think. I score far higher at Australian ranking events (that use the WRE system and are rebased to it annually) than at WREs in Europe. That suggests that if 'fast dude' was American, his improvement would be less in US terrain than in (say) Finnish terrain. Fast dude might run in the low to mid 60s for your course, though.
Jun 17, 2005 8:36 PM # 
most of us have to run pretty damn well to get within 120% of a real "elite"... french teamers have a hard time getting within 110% of TG's times, at least in somewhat technical areas..
Jun 17, 2005 8:59 PM # 
yes, so low to mid 60s, not 57:04.
Jun 19, 2005 4:19 PM # 
I'm happy to bring up the rear in Wyatt's race. :)
Jun 20, 2005 12:08 AM # 
You're so accomodating Boris.

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