Only 20.9 miles to 15K miles!

@Challengers I just checked the stats, and we’re only 20.9 miles from 15K miles run!!! Who lives close to courses and can log a few miles before midnight?!?

So close! I think we can round up in informal speech—I’m sure we all logged enough extra miles getting lost to account for the missing distance.

After I cleaned up some spurious duplicate entries to make sure they didn’t affect the team standings (they didn’t), the total dropped a little to 14,959.2. But I’m still calling it 15,000!

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@adamengst What is the actual distance of Lick Brook/Treman FLT?!? I bet we made to 15K with that!

I don’t know—we’d need to take a measuring wheel out on the course to know for sure. The problem is that everyone’s GPS claimed it was more than 13.1, but I built the RunGo directions from Pete Kresock’s longer GPS track and by the time I had finished smoothing it—bringing all the outlying points back onto the trail—it had dropped back to 13.1. So I don’t really trust the GPS distances.

Wow, I had no idea what went into measuring these courses! I was just trying to come up with a way to make it ‘officially’ 15K, but in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter.

Heh. We do adjust the distances after people have gotten out on a course if it seems that there’s a consensus that the mapping software is off, but it’s mostly just a matter of getting close. :slight_smile:

I’ve tried measuring it out using the official FLT interactive map. There’s no way to pinpoint an exact distance, but my best estimate is 9.5 miles for the Treman side + 4.0 for the Lick Brook side = 13.5 total.

My Suunto 9 watch consistently measures it at 14.0 to 14.1, but it’s definitely been measuring about 5% long since a software update last year.

Bummer, we still wouldn’t have made it.