Running the track

Running the track

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Jopsternl

3 posts

16 months

Friday 1st June 2018
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Really a route that I have to run. I'll try to start. But what happens on Thursday evening? Expected end time 1 hour 20.

RL17

596 posts

34 months

Friday 1st June 2018
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Jopsternl said:
Really a route that I have to run. I'll try to start. But what happens on Thursday evening? Expected end time 1 hour 20.
might be a bit dangerous then

Jopsternl

3 posts

16 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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RL17 said:
might be a bit dangerous then
What do you mean by dangerous?

FredericRobinson

1,645 posts

173 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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1 hour 20 mins is a bit slower than the normal lap time for what will be going around the track on Thursday evening.

johnwilliams77

5,356 posts

44 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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oily mist said:
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?
Sub 1hr would be decent

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fatboy18

16,079 posts

152 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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ClockworkDog said:
I’m in! Just need to be sensible on Thursday
"sensible on Thursday" Is that actually possible at Le mans? I always say to myself to take it easy on the Friday evening, one beer leads to another, then the wine comes out and its all downhill from there biggrin
How I find my tent I really have no idea? biggrin

fatboy18

16,079 posts

152 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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Jopsternl said:
RL17 said:
might be a bit dangerous then
What do you mean by dangerous?
Make sure you have plenty of water to hydrate wink

Jopsternl

3 posts

16 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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fatboy18 said:
ake sure you have plenty of water to hydrate wink
smile

oily mist

101 posts

100 months

Friday 8th June 2018
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johnwilliams77 said:
Sub 1hr would be decent
I reckon an hour would be pretty frisky too. Last year I clocked the lap as 8.82 miles - including the short stretch from TL campsite along Chemin aux Boeuf to get to and from the track. Allowing for a bit of stoppage time to cross the roads and ticket scanned by the guys on the gate that means an average pace of around 6:40 per mile. Anyone likely to be having a go?

JT3K

246 posts

71 months

Friday 8th June 2018
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oily mist said:
Curious to know whether there is an official TL course record for the lap?
+1. Might actually give me a reason to go out and start training again if there were?

johnwilliams77

5,356 posts

44 months

Friday 8th June 2018
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oily mist said:
I reckon an hour would be pretty frisky too. Last year I clocked the lap as 8.82 miles - including the short stretch from TL campsite along Chemin aux Boeuf to get to and from the track. Allowing for a bit of stoppage time to cross the roads and ticket scanned by the guys on the gate that means an average pace of around 6:40 per mile. Anyone likely to be having a go?
That’s my half marathon pace so I should be able to manage if I had the chance

fatboy18

16,079 posts

152 months

Friday 8th June 2018
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johnwilliams77 said:
oily mist said:
I reckon an hour would be pretty frisky too. Last year I clocked the lap as 8.82 miles - including the short stretch from TL campsite along Chemin aux Boeuf to get to and from the track. Allowing for a bit of stoppage time to cross the roads and ticket scanned by the guys on the gate that means an average pace of around 6:40 per mile. Anyone likely to be having a go?
That’s my half marathon pace so I should be able to manage if I had the chance
Half Marathon? I would have eaten a full Snickers by then! biggrin

RobertDB7V12

54 posts

105 months

Saturday 9th June 2018
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That sounds fun assuming I can be up and around at that time.
Did 10 kms with Fido this morning so reckon I can manage another couple of miles (assuming 9.30 per mile isn't too slow).
Exactly where is the meeting place?
Robert

White-Noise

3,801 posts

189 months

Saturday 9th June 2018
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Hey guys a couple of us from tertre rouge may be up for this. To save much confusion any chance you can post a pic or link to maps for the meet spot please. We managed by fluke to cycle it a few years back and so a run is on the cards surely! I'm happy enough to tick over and take in the fun 😄

TheHoof

240 posts

113 months

Sunday 10th June 2018
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Sadly I won't be running a lap this year as I'm recovering from an ankle injury.

Disappointed not to be able to as I did it last year on Friday morning with one of the guys in my group and it's well worth doing. I hadn't appreciated just how much camber the road has at Indy. We also came across a couple of the race teams out and about - Toyota were at the first of the mulsanne chicanes examining the curbs.

We got stopped by pit-out, but managed to blag our exit from the track down the as yet un-opened to the public pit lane while all the teams were working with the garage doors open. Private pit lane walk cool


AlfaPapa

216 posts

101 months

Monday 11th June 2018
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The Wolf said:
Anyone going there from Bleu Nord?
Yup - two of us. One a runner (he'll be off like a greyhound) and me with my borked knee limping around. No one else in our group can be convinced. The proposal was met with a mixture of derision and blue language.

Is it worth setting a meeting time and point from Bleu Nord?

Pete V

17 posts

92 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Would anyone be going from Houx at all? Definitely keen to give this a go

fatboy18

16,079 posts

152 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Pete V said:
Would anyone be going from Houx at all? Definitely keen to give this a go
Read 1st post, meet at Entrance to TL Private campsite at 8:30am inside Tet Rouge corner.
TL Campsite


White-Noise

3,801 posts

189 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Map pin for people

Dropped pin
near Unnamed Road, 72100 Le Mans, France

https://goo.gl/maps/WYZ3LN35FYK2

Pete V

17 posts

92 months

Tuesday 12th June 2018
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fatboy18 said:
Read 1st post, meet at Entrance to TL Private campsite at 8:30am inside Tet Rouge corner.
TL Campsite

Thanks. Picture helpful. Know where I’m going now.