November 04, 2010

Checklist for Haney to Harrison 100km

With the Haney to Harrison 100km race start about 36 hours from now, I am finalizing my gear for this race in which solo runners are required to have a crew of at least one person to keep them hydrated and fed along the way.

Tim has agreed to crew for me, and doggy Luka will be along to keep him company. We drove the course two weeks ago to help us on race day which starts at 4am, so it will be dark for the first 3 1/2 hours. Aside from the 17 solo runners, of which I am one, there are also plenty of relay teams which start as early as 6am.

The relay teams will swap runners at Exchanges 1 through 7. This is also where solo runners need to swipe a timing chip, worn on the left wrist, across a timing mat. Here's my list as it stands right now:

Race number
Race rules
Runner information sheet
Reflective tape (on clothing plus spare)
Headlight plus spares, plus flashlight in car
Spare batteries
Chip (pickup at race start)
Maps of the route
Cellphone (with crew in car)
iPod (probably use as of 42km)
PowerBar double latte gels 18
PowerBar sports energy bars 6
Lava Salts carry 10 (rest in car)
Water bottles
Red Bull 4 (expect to use 2 max)
Twizzler licorice 14 x 60 gram packets
Snickers 3
Peanut butter sandwiches on white 4
Cold boiled salted mini-potatoes
Ziplock bags
Deep heat
Toilet paper
Space emergency blankets
Large towel (to change on road if needed)
Food/hot and cold drinks for crew (spouse & dog)
Running shoes 2 pair
Shorts 2 pair
Tights 1 pair
T-shirt short-sleeve 2
T-shirt long-sleeve 2
Dry-fit sweatshirt with hoody 2
Hat 2
Gloves 3 pair
Socks 5
Light weight rain jacket 1
Watch 1
Sunglasses 1
Coffee plus plunger mug (pre-race)
Blister kit?????

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