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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 6:51:47 PM  
4 votes:

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 7:21:41 PM  
3 votes:

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 7:14:26 PM  
3 votes:
This just in - countries that are not the USA may have different cultures, customs and language
 
2020-10-29 8:29:58 PM  
2 votes:
This is why I stick to mountain speed walking.

Almost Live, Bill Nye as "Speedwalker"
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2020-10-30 12:07:57 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-10-29 7:31:55 PM  
1 vote:
This is why I don't run.
 
2020-10-29 7:11:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 6:50:08 PM  
1 vote:
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
 
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