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....chunder mile that is.
Last night at Loughborough University, England, Chris Parr broke the British 'Chunder Mile' record.
Drinking pints of Nasty (splash of blackcurrant, half carling, half strongbow cider) he took two seconds off the former record of James Hogg who's attempt was reported by The Guardian: http://sport.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,10488,1382511,00.html
Having finised an exam at 6pm, the Parrsmeister was talked into running the event, although had another exam at 9am the next day.
With the British rules of drinking pints (570ml) and no extra laps required for throwing up, an electric pace was sustained and the record fell.
Background to the athlete:
Chris Parr is from Gateshead, and has a family line of athletics prowess. A top class runner with Great Britain junior status to his name Parrsy was in top form coming into the Chunder Mile having broken his 1500m PB in Ireland the weekend before with a 3:46.53 clocking.
Background to the event:
The Loughborough Chunder Mile has become a tradition ever since it first started when students fancied a 'new challenge'. After the final match race of the year (Loughborough Students vs. Oxford & Cambridge Unis vs. British Police) the race has been run with the top times in the country coming from this event.
Midweek an impressive 5:33 had been laid down at nearby Nottingham University by Peter Kellie and so a fast time was needed to keep the season's best performance at the Loughborough track.
Best ever Loughborough times:
05:08 - Chris Parr
05:09 - Will Clarke (DSQed for having one pint of alcopop)
05:10 - James Hogg
05:14 - AC Muir
With a 1500 PB of 3.46 suggesting a mile of 4.03, which do we think is the hardest to achieve - a sub 4 mile or a sub 5 chunder mile? Surely a sensible choice of a slightly flatter ale would take a few seconds off the time?
I've already tried on 3 different occasions back when I was a student. Never broke 10 mins. I could never drink more than a mouthful at a time once I'd started chucking. Did close with a 55 second last lap one year though (which just shows how slow the rest of it was!)
We don't use quarts in the UK. However, it all comes from the US Gallon being slightly smaller than the UK Gallon. Just historical, but means that a UK pint is larger than a US one (and stronger usually ;) )
Hey now! My sister in law really likes cider beer! So does my aunt and grandmother who has passed (God rest her soul). I asked my dad about cider beer one time and his reply was puzzling to say the least: "Son, I used to fuck guys that drink cider beer just to treat them like the bitch they are". I never fully understood that saying....
Anyway, awesome run, man!!!
Chunder. Hee hee! You Brits are so quirky and funny!!!!
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