My brother is competing in the Barkley Marathons. Again.
Last time he broke his collarbone on the second loop. #bm100
@adactio I’m envious! Not of the broken collarbone but of someone capable of navigating such a course, at speed. I’m rooting for your brother!!
@adactio “Oh what’s this? A marathon through a wilderness trail? Well, that’s an extra challenge!”
*reads* “A fun run is 3 loops? But how many loops to make a full 42km marathon?”
*reads more* “Oh. oh I see.”
TLDR:> The course, which varies from year to year, consists of five loops of the 20 miles course for a total of 100 miles (160 km). Some racers have claimed that it is longer. If runners complete three laps (60 miles, 97 km) this is known as the “fun run”.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons
@adactio Always wondered if you and Eoin were related with the Cobh connection.
I’m just trying to figure out which one he is this year from Keith Dunn’s tweets. I’m going with “very polite guy” 😀
@adactio We are rooting for him. Excellent runner and great bloke all round 🙌🏻
@adactio Just had my mind blown by the fact that you and Eoin are brothers.
Two people who’ve completely independently been a huge positive influence in the course my life has taken 🤯.
I blame the parents, I guess. Good luck to Eoin!
@adactio Wish him good luck! The organizer of that race is a family friend. (I grew up nearby.)
@Meyerweb @AmeliaBR @adactio Agree, it’s a great movie. I think I found out about it by this MeFi post in 2012 but I always forget about it until someone tweets/toots about it. I hope your brother has a better outing this time Jeremy. https://www.metafilter.com/114678/The-Barkley-Marathons
@adactio is he insane? Man, they call 3 laps the “fun run” ? 😵💫🤣