CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.

RACE ONE - &;Tig&;
25th February 2012

In the Olympic year of 2012 with the games being held in London town. Lord Sebastian Coe has in no way acknowleged or endorsed the premier non connected event that is the extended CAAC PAPs. Now in its second year the event which includes Urban Orienteering, Trail and Hill Running amongst other challenges has been extended to comprise of 6 races. 5 over new unseen, unfathomable courses and 1 tried and tested classic - The CAAC Down&;N&;Up.
 
Last year&;s series winner Alexander Cumming showed he had it all. Masterfully dovetailing hard athletic graft with quick thinking savvy.

The first race of the 2012 CAAC PAPs series is a 90 minute tour de force. Starting and finishing at Cargo at Fountainbridge. The aim of the game is simple, get to as many checkpoints (CPs) as you can in the 90 minutes and dont get caught at one of them!

  • Each athlete will be required to carry a digital camera, mobile phone with camera or a similar such device.
  • At each checkpoint you must take a photo of yourself there.
  • If another athlete gets there and takes a photo of you still at the checkpoint you get a 1 minute penalty.
  • Each checkpoint you choose to visit is worth a time value, which will be deducted from your 90 minutes. (if you finish before 90 minutes your starting score will still be 90 minutes!)
  • For each minute over the 90 minute deadline you will be penalised 3 minutes, which will be added to your finishing time.

As a further twist you are allowed to use to purchase a Lothian Regional Buses Day Saver to assist in your progress around the checkpoints, obviously this doesnt come for free ie you need pay £3.20 to the bus driver and you will be penalised 6minutes and 40s. You honesty is key here, and it might not be any quicker! ;]

Cargo does a 2 for 1 breakfast offer on Saturdays and Sundays so my suggestion would be to retire there afterwards.

The 2012 CAAC PAPs races are detailed below, some dates are still to be confirmed. I aim to do so on release of the Summer Fixture List(s).

This year there will be a very small entry fee of £5 for the series, which covers entry to all the races, map printing and some small prizes. Please let me know in advance if you are going to run so i can ensure we have enough maps either via email at chris@caac.org.uk or in person.

To complete the series you need take part in 4 out of the 6 events.

25/02/2012 09:00 Tig
05/05/2012 09:00 The Papironman [tbc]
??/06/2012 ??:?? Where are Hulme?
??/08/2012 ??:?? Juria Jaunt
??/09/2012 ??:?? Warmmyhouse
22/12/2012 09:00 CAAC Down&;N&;Up

SOCIALS (additional non counting events, but of the same ilk.. more details nearer the time)
12/12/2012 19:00 The Light Fantastic Relay
??/09/2012 18:00 Aspivot (Urban Orienteering)

For more information please see The CAAC PAPs page at http://www.caac.org.uk/caacpaps

[video:http://vimeo.com/35665207]

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To SignUp, either reply or

To SignUp, either reply or click ^^ Signup!

[quote="c0b"]I&;ve introduced a new way to sign up for events on the site. You may have noticed on the bottom right of posts there is now a "SignUp" text link, when you click this the system records that you want to/will be there and adds your name to a list in a block which will now appear beside the post. If this changes you can click the &;SignUp&; link again which will now say &;Cancel SignUp&;[/quote]

In addition to the announcement of the first race of this years series, i have managed to wangle some free-ish gear. What i need from a PAPs participant is to be a) the right size! b) willing to write a review of the said &;free&; gear and get it back to me by the 25th of February and c) toe the start line on the 25th of February for Race 1 -Tig!

In association with Sportshoes.com i have ;

1 x Female Size XS (6-8) New Balance Pink High Viz Running Jacket

1 x Male Size L (38-40" Chest) UNDERARMOUR COLDGEAR COMPRESSION HALF ZIP TOP

1 x Male Size L RONHILL ADVANCE CONTOUR RUNNING TIGHTS

Please send me an email reply here, or speak to me or your coach at training. 

This is me, on the right with 2011 CAAC PAPs Race#2 designer extraordinaire Grame Fletcher!





Scott's picture

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Good effort chris, god knows how long that must have taken you. BC might never be seen again. Let&;s have a shot of the tights then - I&;ll write some nonsense for you. cheers
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Chris , Looks great fun. Not

Chris ,
Looks great fun.
Not sure how many I&;ll be able to partake in ( depends on how Sats fall or if there are any week-day evening events in the lighter nights) but can you put me down anyway
cheers,
Graeme
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[quote=Scott]Good effort chris, god knows how long that must have taken you. BC might never be seen again. Let&;s have a shot of the tights then - I&;ll write some nonsense for you. cheers[/quote]

Yeah i think i may by trying too much here with these calculative complicitys! But i have great hopes even after everyone in the relative warmth of the Finish that we will be on tenderhooks as the scoreboard unravels with penalties and all. 

Will bring the tights along Thursday if your down?
Christopher's picture

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[quote=Graeme]Chris ,
Looks great fun. Not sure how many I&;ll be able to partake in ( depends on how Sats fall or if there are any week-day evening events in the lighter nights) but can you put me down anyway
[/quote]

Intend for Where are Hulme?, Juria Jaunt and Warmmyhouse to be evening events at present. Hit the &;SignUp&; button Graeme! ;] (regardless ill count you in!)
Jan-Bert's picture

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Rightio so are you going to organise all of these when I am in Holland? I am GUTTED......... See I can be enthusiastic when I really try! I reckon the half zip top would make me look good - holding in all the flab...
Christopher's picture

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Holland now, or Holland when ..? This sounds like a i&;m getting my hair washed kind of excuse already! ;]

A close second for you Jan, sorry. Tights and men&;s top are now already in active review courtesy of Mr Williamson and Mr Anderson. I hope if the arrangement goes well there will be more to review in future. 
Jan-Bert's picture

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Holland on the 25th - you know what I meant. Well you just keep me in mind for any other gear that is my colour.......or matches my lovely blue eyes.
AlexC's picture

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Chris this sounds like an awesome event so gutted i&;m missing it due to work. The Duke got me on a tight leash this year.  Enjoy and I&;ll look forward to early summer event.
Nick's picture

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I&;ll not be racing (resolved to do no races this year, now helped by the fact I&;ve crippled my knee skiing), but more than happy to help with setup, marshelling etc.
Christopher's picture

CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.

Thanks Nick, that would be great i&;ll catch up with you in the next few days.

If the knee heals up you should get involved later in the series though, the emphasis really is on; enjoyment, involvement and trying something a wee bit aff the wall. ;]

OCH also In.
Christopher's picture

I also have had positive

I also have had positive affirmations from ;



2 for 1 Breakfast offer @ Cargo

and a star prize donated by Cargo

anymore for anymore...?
Olde Carte Horse's picture

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What is the plan for the race?
Where, when, and what do I need?
Compas? Maps? Bus passs? Full body cover?
Christopher's picture

CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.



Start > 90mins to get to as many checkpoints as you can > Photograph yourself at the checkpoint to via camera/cameraphone etc > Try not get caught &;photographed&; at the checkpoint by other runners > Finish



Here > http://g.co/maps/e27qy (back of Cargo, by the end of the Canal at Fountain Quay)

9am (Starts at 9:15am)

Legs, Camera or Cameraphone or similar..are all you need bring. Map will be provided. As much or as little body cover as you desire, CAAC gear would be good.


Graeme's picture

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Gutted .
I got up this morning to go for a run , only to see on the website that Tig was on today - started an hour ago ( I had it in my head that it was tomorrow ).
Went for a long run in the hills instead .
Christopher's picture

CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.

Thats a real shame Graeme, had you on the list but presumed you were working :(

Cant access your activity, check the privacy?
Graeme's picture

CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.

Got a new Garmin Watch ( but not allowed to use it until my Birthday ;-) , so just getting used to the Garmin set up with a phone app in the meantime . 
I think that I have sorted out my privacy stuff now & gone public to the world . 
Cheers Chris
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Graeme wrote: Got a new

[quote=Graeme]Got a new Garmin Watch ( but not allowed to use it until my Birthday ;-) , so just getting used to the Garmin set up with a phone app in the meantime . 
I think that I have sorted out my privacy stuff now & gone public to the world . 
Cheers Chris[/quote]

http://www.caac.org.uk/2012-02-27/graemes-training-log
I&;ve added your Garmin Connect log to the list of those that are automatically imported to the caac website. As long as you keep the default setting public on Garmin Connect (though it can also be controlled per entry) when ever you add a new log it will appear in the training logs list on the caac site within a few hours. Let me know if you&;d rather it didn&;t.
I&;m looking forward to getting ideas for Pentland runs from your training logs. :-)
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Well done everyone! Looked

Well done everyone! Looked like you all enjoyed your self on what looked like a challenging to navigate but fun course. So what routes did everyone run?

CAAC Paps Tig Map

With the advantage of seeing the map and the ability to plan ahead I think when I&;m healed and running again I think I might have a stab at trying to take in all the checkpoints within 90 minutes. Think it can be done?
Nick's picture

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http://gebweb.net/optimap/

The Traveling Salesman Problem google maps solver found here is useful for this sort of thing. I plugged in the all the checkpoints and let it attempt to solve it for the shortest path, and while google maps doesn&;t have all the little footpaths that would allow quicker routes in some places (such as path from Calton Road to Regent Terrace), it did confirm my suspicion that the shortest route round would be to head across the Meadows towards Arthur Seat, Carlton Hill, Princes Street, Highstreet, Bristro square, Grassmarket, Lothian Road, Dean Gallary, Dondalson, Harrison Park, canal. It&;s working out at over 13 miles which would be tricky to do in 90 minutes given the hills, busy roads and the need to take photos. Hmmm... can it done?!
Graeme's picture

CAAC PAPS : RACE ONE - Tig.

Cheers Nick,
Wasn&;t planning on going Public on the Training Logs on the club site - shy and all that ( but since you have done all the donkey work , then why not - nothing to hide , I guess ) Only problem is that i&;ll need to run that bit faster if it&;s going public . 

Since I am in the Tig thread , just like to make another few comments.
Like yourself Nick , I quite fancy having a spin round the course in the future - sounds like a fun Sunday Run once you are fixed.

Loving the pics coming through from the weekend .
Grant looks like a Miner coming out of the pit face ( Innocent Railway ) , Who is the guy crossing the road with the Cardboard Box over his head Tim ? Is he going into the dodgey shop next door ! ( Run & Become ) , Fiona who&;s your " Big " friend with the steel toecaps ? , Susan have you been doing a Banksy on the wall? , OCH & Scott ( 2 Monumental Characters ) , Corrie you must have a very long right arm to get such a picture postcard photo of Edinburgh at its best !