Running the track

Running the track

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MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Each year for the past 8 or so, Team Langoustine have run the track on a Thursday or Friday morning.
Due to circuit activity, we have moved towards Friday, so on Friday 15th 8:30am we will meet at the TL compound (inside the Tertre Rouge' corner) and run the full circuit.
Official TL 2018 T shirts to the winner and runner up.

This is not an official ACO sanctioned run and they do not guarantee full access, but as yet we have never been stopped from running through the Porsche curves and up the start.finish straight.

So, if you fancy it be at the TL compound 8:30 Friday morning with your running shoes on.

I bailed last year, but am determined to make amends this time.
Run off with the whippets or plod with beer lovers!

9 miles of pain and heat drift into insignificance compared to the pleasure of a cup of ice poured into your shorts on your return! smile

99dndd

1,303 posts

30 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Do you have to be any good, or would a (just about) sub 30 minute novice parkrunner be welcome?

chasingracecars

1,463 posts

38 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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99dndd said:
Do you have to be any good, or would a (just about) sub 30 minute novice parkrunner be welcome?
I recon if you do the lap in under 30 mins your rather quick!!

99dndd

1,303 posts

30 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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chasingracecars said:
I recon if you do the lap in under 30 mins your rather quick!!
That's for a 5k parkrun. Only started running recently, furthest I've done is jsut over 5 miles.

AlanAlanAlan

3 posts

13 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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I’m in. Been desperate to do this for years.

Not going to win but if it’s a cool day then maybe 75 mins, if it’s hot (please) then probably more like 90 mins.

Dr Feelgood the night before might be the excuse I need to stay sober-ish...maybe.

Alan
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nutsyH

394 posts

139 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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I'm doing it on my bike Friday morning. Did wonder about access to the Curves, but seems we may be ok from what you say.

FredericRobinson

1,645 posts

173 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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We got turned back at Porche Curves about 9-9.30 last year (on bikes), but had no problem other years

ClockworkDog

115 posts

61 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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I’m in! Just need to be sensible on Thursday

DJFish

5,503 posts

204 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Also did it on my bike last year on the Friday morning.
Bloody marvellous, even though I couldn’t do the last bit through the Porsche curves either.

Timbuktu

1,720 posts

96 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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I'll be there in spirit - but running it sounds like an unnecessary hardship!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4SJ5dqXwf0

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Guys. There's a real mix of abilities and speed.
I run a 5 min per K over a 10K distance. But I will be taking it easy and plod at 6/6.5 min per K. As it will be warm and we will have beer running through our veins, maybe slower.

I am in no hurry, so will be happy to run at the slowest pace. Just join in. Not adversed to walking a bit if need be.

Man-At-Arms

5,286 posts

120 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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i ran it the other year and some bloke was looking very smart in the pitlane !!

Lovey1

114 posts

122 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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I'll give it a go. Be gentle with me...will take about 80 minutes for me!

A.J.M

6,300 posts

127 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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I may try this.

Currently at 6.5 miles or so for running distance.
Can plod along at an ok pace.

Is it just for sts and giggles really?

foot2firewall

196 posts

98 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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I'm up for this, always wanted the Le Mans circuit map on my running route history! Just one question - is the entrance to the TL compound close by the Parking Vert entrance to the circuit?

The Wolf

105 posts

52 months

Wednesday 30th May 2018
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I can do about 10 miles so should be up for it, but it's Le Mans. If somehow I manage to catch an early sleep I may give it a go.
Anyone going there from Bleu Nord?

morgs_

1,435 posts

128 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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The Wolf said:
I can do about 10 miles so should be up for it, but it's Le Mans. If somehow I manage to catch an early sleep I may give it a go.
Anyone going there from Bleu Nord?
I'm being as non committal about it as you hehe Do like the idea of it, but will depend on how I feel that morning.

Will be heading from Bleu Nord if I do though thumbup

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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foot2firewall said:
I'm up for this, always wanted the Le Mans circuit map on my running route history! Just one question - is the entrance to the TL compound close by the Parking Vert entrance to the circuit?
To get to the TL compound from PV, walk to the track (don't go under it) turn right. Walk about 100mtrs and we are on the right before the Tertre Rouge bend.
We are inside the GE zone, so take your race tickets with you.

oily mist

101 posts

100 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Joined in with this run for the last two years. Always very friendly and a range of abilities welcomed. It's been ok as a runner getting past the barriers and through onto the Porsche curves and onto the closed part of the track but think bikes would be turned away.

Curious to know whether there is an official TL course record for the lap?

MadMacMcMad

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1,223 posts

195 months

Thursday 31st May 2018
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Wow, a serious runner! You can wait 20 minutes after the off. smile Give us all a chance!


Edited by MadMacMcMad on Friday 1st June 08:54