Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Dan B » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:46 pm

When can we hope to see the results?

I know, there's usually about a week of work to get all the missed laps, double crossings, defective chips etc etc sorted out for truly definitive results, but it would be cool (if it's possible and simple) to put the preliminary results up with a big caveat on them.

(I don't know why I'm asking anyway, though, it was a truly sucky performance from me this year. But, whatever)

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby dogsbody » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:50 pm

I am working on them and swearing at them as we speak. I have just had to start from scratch again as some of the data wasn't on the first export run :-(

With 5 races this year, each race produces 3 spreadsheets of results data and we were running two timing systems which means I have to turn 30 spreadsheets into 5 for the website.... I have now switched to Perl :?

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby NS Jason » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:18 pm

Very well organised, I don't know how you managed to get that many people to all do what you told them.

The wind was fairly calm for the first half too which I liked (although towards the end of the dual not so much). Also the giant ice cream after finishing was well worth it.

With regards to overtaking, I did shout "coming through on the right" a few times just so people were aware. At least with the hand holding it was only 3 across and not the whole track width.

Oh and Mozza, I think James' time was something like 2hr35 for the dual (which I think is ridiculous)

Looking forward to next years event which should be even bigger. I'll try and drag down a few more skaters from up north

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Bish » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:26 pm


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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby hatzi-katzi » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:49 pm

NS Jason wrote:
Oh and Mozza, I think James' time was something like 2hr35 for the dual (which I think is ridiculous)


It turns out his slowest lap was 7.52! now that's ridiculous

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Sparky » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:01 pm

Lol that was my slowest lap as well, George and James stopped because one of Georges's wheels was making an odd noise so I slowed down to wait for them too.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Look no Skywater » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:50 am

Bish wrote:Some results are there now...

http://www.goodwoodmarathon.co.uk/10-results.shtml

Blimey Paul, I never realised you were on the same lap, you were going so slowly at the finish that I thought I was coming round to lap you and stopped sprinting as I had seen off the threat from my line. Well done you! By the look of your times you stayed with Line 2 for 6 laps but then might have skated solo or joined another line for a few laps.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Bish » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:48 am

Look no Skywater wrote:
Bish wrote:Some results are there now...

http://www.goodwoodmarathon.co.uk/10-results.shtml

Blimey Paul, I never realised you were on the same lap, you were going so slowly at the finish that I thought I was coming round to lap you and stopped sprinting as I had seen off the threat from my line. Well done you! By the look of your times you stayed with Line 2 for 6 laps but then might have skated solo or joined another line for a few laps.


What you saw was my version of flat out at the time. I had exitted the Marcus,Toby, Matt, etc pace line involuntarily when I found Marcus inspecting the track surface closely ( and I put tracks over his back and then took a beating ). Marcus recovered faster than me and obviuosly had a chance of catching the pace line; I dont have the speed.

Still had a ball.

Disturbingly I found counting to 11 a challenge.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby PeterC » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:40 am

Bish wrote:Disturbingly I found counting to 11 a challenge.

The best reason to stay with the front line, you don't have to count...

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby BigSteev » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:17 am

And to think I used to laugh at people that struggled to count to 11. It's weird how you start doubting yourself around lap 6-8.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby lurch » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:21 am

Yeah totally, counting accurately over a 1.5-hour period while exerting yourself is surprisingly difficult. LIM is especially sucky for having 28 laps - I can never keep track at LIM. I can just about keep track at Goodwood.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Bish » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:26 am

BigSteev wrote:And to think I used to laugh at people that struggled to count to 11. It's weird how you start doubting yourself around lap 6-8.


In retrospect my move to recording partial laps was a mistake - I lost the plot at 7.392 :lol:

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Look no Skywater » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:05 am

I found counting laps to be fairly easy though it's pretty clear from the results anyone who had an amazingly slow last lap probably had a tougher time or a problem on their last lap. Might have sprinted a lap early or been on a line with someone that lapped them and sprinted with them only to find themelves alone for their last lap and tired.

Ones in the top 20 that spring to mind are Tom, Scooby, Alice, Eifion, Del Ritchie, whose last laps are very long compared to their other laps and may have done slow warm down/safety laps.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby ono » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:22 pm

Bish wrote:Disturbingly I found counting to 11 a challenge.


I almost lost count at lap 20-21. Hade to ask what lap i was on.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby NS Jason » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:38 pm

ono wrote:
Bish wrote:Disturbingly I found counting to 11 a challenge.


I almost lost count at lap 20-21. Hade to ask what lap i was on.


Same here ono, and I was keeping a tally!

One of my smudges I couldn't tell if it was one or 2

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby peterm » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:47 pm

I just kept an eye on the time, not that I finished - so counting became a bit irrelevant

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby Dan B » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:05 pm

Indeed. If you can count to three you can work out your average lap time, then your expected finish time from that. Best to do this while still on lap 3 or 4 because doing multiplication gets quite complicated later.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby GuinnessGirl » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:56 pm

Bleedin' hell, if my maths is right (and it might not be mind you) Sparky did the first marathon in 1hr 19 min and 47.3 secs!

Bonkers seeing as he then had to do another one LOL....

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby lurch » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:59 pm

You're correct Moz, he crossed the line quite close to (and ahead of) me. So his half-dual is better than my marathon personal best lol.

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Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Postby magichow » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:27 pm

GuinnessGirl wrote:Bleedin' hell, if my maths is right (and it might not be mind you) Sparky did the first marathon in 1hr 19 min and 47.3 secs!

Bonkers seeing as he then had to do another one LOL....


Just what are you feeding him?!


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