Making progress

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Three new records were set and one record was equalled in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race last Tuesday, March 8


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There is certainly a lot of progress going on in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup races.  Last week five runners participated, thereby setting a new record attendance for this year.  Last Tuesday, March 8, this record was equalled.  It is worth noting that the same five runners participated both times.

Equalling the participation record, however, seems to pale into insignificance when taken into account that three new records were set.  Last week Andrés ran at 12:27 which was, by far, his best time this year.  Last Tuesday, however, Andrés improved again and this time by 26 seconds, bringing his time down to 12:01!  Andrés is making a lot of progress these days and it will be exciting to see whether he manages to break his 11:20 record from September 14.

Ágúst Örn came second at 14:38.  This is 14 seconds away from his personal best, which was set last week. Despite this small setback, Ágúst has every chance of setting a new personal best in the coming races.

Third place was occupied by Upajukta at 15:22.  This is 11 seconds away from his year's best, 15:11, which came on February 22nd, and quite a bit away from his personal best, which is 14:10 set in the race of September 14.  Nevertheless, this time was an improvement of 6 seconds from last week so we hope he's going in the right direction.

Víðir came fourth at 16:07.  This is Víðir's year's best, but his former year's best, 16:39, came last week (although under questionable circumstances - a situation which is still under investigation).  Víðir is getting closer to his personal best, 15:52, which came a long time ago, or on October 12.  Víðir ought to have a fair chance of setting a new personal best in the coming weeks.

Davíð was fifth at 16:58.  This is a long way away from his personal best, 14:00, set in the race on September 14.  Let us, though, not forget that Davíð just came back to the races after a break of four months and this time is, after all, an improvement of 103 seconds from last week, which was previously his year's best. Sri Chinmoy advocates that "slow and steady wins the race" and yours truly dares to prophesize that it will not be long until Davíð has amassed enough speed from the gravitational pull of his muscular mass to be a real threat to Ágúst and Upajukta.

  1. Andrés 12:01
  2. Ágúst Örn 14:38
  3. Upajukta 15:22
  4. Víðir 16:07
  5. Davíð 16:58
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