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(BBC-US)   Team GB mountain runner left for four Munros in Glen Lyon at 15:00 and may have gotten lost around Carn Gorn. And Bob's your missing uncle?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 6:37:12 PM  
Is this a math problem?  I don't do math problems.
 
2020-10-29 6:43:41 PM  
WTF is a "mountain runner"?

Is that their name for cross country?
 
2020-10-29 6:50:08 PM  
Well, Bob is my uncle, but he's not missing.

/He's also a Republican that's already voted for Biden in Florida
//Pip pip
///Cherio
 
2020-10-29 6:51:47 PM  

FrancoFile: WTF is a "mountain runner"?


Basically just jogging or running on uneven scrabble and obstacles. It's fun but gotta be real careful.
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/if I break my ankle just let me die in peace here and be covered in peat moss
 
2020-10-29 7:01:42 PM  
Gorn? in UK?

Help me, Captain Kirk! You're my only hope!
 
2020-10-29 7:06:16 PM  
I'm afraid I don't understand your banter, old chap.
 
2020-10-29 7:11:22 PM  
Gorn?  What's gorn dear?

Nothing, nothing, I just like the word. It gives me confidence. Gorn ... gorn. It's got a sort of woody quality about it. Gorn. Gorn. Much better than 'newspaper' or 'litterbin'.

/ I am not missing
// Though Scotland mountains look nice
/// How many slashies?
 
2020-10-29 7:14:26 PM  
This just in - countries that are not the USA may have different cultures, customs and language
 
2020-10-29 7:19:39 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Gorn? in UK?

Help me, Captain Kirk! You're my only hope!


The alien planets in British TV SF tend to be Welsh quarries, not the Vasquez Rocks.
 
2020-10-29 7:20:46 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Help me, Captain Kirk! You're my only hope!


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2020-10-29 7:21:41 PM  

berylman: FrancoFile: WTF is a "mountain runner"?

Basically just jogging or running on uneven scrabble and obstacles. It's fun but gotta be real careful.
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/if I break my ankle just let me die in peace here and be covered in peat moss


There's also a lot of orienteering, extreme elevation changes, self sufficiency (carry your own food/water/clothing), and marathon length is usually a minimum distance.  Most are 50 to 100 miles.  Check out the Barkley Marathon documentary, the Leadville 100, or the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

/I have friends who do this stuff for fun.
//People do weird things for fun.
///Such as juggling baby geese.
 
2020-10-29 7:23:05 PM  
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2020-10-29 7:31:55 PM  
This is why I don't run.
 
2020-10-29 7:32:09 PM  

FrancoFile: WTF is a "mountain runner"?


You not got search engines where you are?

According to WMRA, the first recorded mountain race was in the 11th century, and fell racing began in 1895.

There's even a film about America's first mountain running race, that took place in 1911.

I mean, it seems there's nuance between what the sport involves regarding officially sanctioned WMRA events, fell running and hill running, but there's a lot of info out there.

/The wmra site is farked for me, btw, I got info from it from The Wayback Machine.
 
2020-10-29 7:58:25 PM  
All I was able to parse from that article is 1) he went for a run of some kind, 2) he's dead now, and 3) it happened in a place where sex with sheep is not presumptively frowned upon.

Have I got it basically right?
 
2020-10-29 7:59:12 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: berylman: FrancoFile: WTF is a "mountain runner"?

Basically just jogging or running on uneven scrabble and obstacles. It's fun but gotta be real careful.
[cdn1.matadornetwork.com image 560x420]
/if I break my ankle just let me die in peace here and be covered in peat moss

There's also a lot of orienteering, extreme elevation changes, self sufficiency (carry your own food/water/clothing), and marathon length is usually a minimum distance.  Most are 50 to 100 miles.  Check out the Barkley Marathon documentary, the Leadville 100, or the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

/I have friends who do this stuff for fun.
//People do weird things for fun.
///Such as juggling baby geese.


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-29 8:20:29 PM  

Yoleus: This just in - countries that are not the USA may have different cultures, customs and language


Looking at the picture above the bar for what the definition of a mountain is a bit lower as well
 
2020-10-29 8:29:58 PM  
This is why I stick to mountain speed walking.

Almost Live, Bill Nye as "Speedwalker"
Youtube r6-SJLlneLc
 
2020-10-29 10:30:14 PM  
Check Utah
 
2020-10-30 12:07:57 AM  

Altimus Prime: All I was able to parse from that article is 1) he went for a run of some kind, 2) he's dead now, and 3) it happened in a place where sex with sheep is not presumptively frowned upon.

Have I got it basically right?


No, the body wasn't found in Wales.
 
2020-10-30 4:37:19 AM  
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2020-10-30 9:25:08 AM  

ShavedOrangutan: berylman: FrancoFile: WTF is a "mountain runner"?

Basically just jogging or running on uneven scrabble and obstacles. It's fun but gotta be real careful.
[cdn1.matadornetwork.com image 560x420]
/if I break my ankle just let me die in peace here and be covered in peat moss

There's also a lot of orienteering, extreme elevation changes, self sufficiency (carry your own food/water/clothing), and marathon length is usually a minimum distance.  Most are 50 to 100 miles.  Check out the Barkley Marathon documentary, the Leadville 100, or the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

/I have friends who do this stuff for fun.
//People do weird things for fun.
///Such as juggling baby geese.


In this case, I think it was more of an afternoon trail run while on vacation, but since you mentioned it, ultrarunning is nuts. That Barkley documentary was one of the most eccentric things I've ever seen and I can't believe it's been going on for decades in relative obscurity.

/trail runner
//usually under 5 miles
 
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