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The Doctor K Cup

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The fourth annual Doctor K Cup will take place on October 17th.

How to join in

Firstly, add the 2020 Doctor K Cup to your Fetch portfolio.

All you need is a GPS watch or app. On the day, RUN AT LEAST 5K WITHOUT LOOKING AT YOUR WATCH. The Fetch Benchmark system will pull out your fastest 5k from your run (so you can include it as part of your long run if you like). The person who gets closest to their prediction will be declared the winner (though the judges decision is final!).

It would be lovely if you could upload your 'K' pics to the gallery (make a K shape with your fingers) to help us remember Doctor K and all the Fetchies we have lost.

19 Oct
11:13am, 19 Oct 2020
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Wriggling Snake
I can't believe I wasn't last.....
19 Oct
11:27am, 19 Oct 2020
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19 Oct
11:35am, 19 Oct 2020
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Thanks Trin, I thought I'd seen one before. I'm goinng to watch it now so I can find again. x
19 Oct
3:22pm, 19 Oct 2020
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Thanks, Garfield and XB...first time on site since Saturday, so appreciate your help....
19 Oct
6:20pm, 19 Oct 2020
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Thanks HappyG and I think that’s a lovely idea re memorandum
20 Oct
5:59pm, 20 Oct 2020
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The great dollop
how do I pin my actual run against my race entry ? I can see some in the race page have the clipboard with a link to their run... me confuseded... ?
20 Oct
6:22pm, 20 Oct 2020
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Fizz :-)
You can’t pin it yourself. Fetch has an algorithm that directly attaches it, as long as it’s on the same day, and within a certain distance (5% I think) of the declared race distance. And as long as you only have one run on that day which meets the criteria.
20 Oct
6:25pm, 20 Oct 2020
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TGD, the Fetchotron does it automatically by afaik looking for a training log entry which would equate to the race entry. However, it would be looking for something of around 5 km (it being a 5K race). In these unusual circumstances, where the 5K is taken from a run of around that length or longer, it won't I think find all the runs. For example yours, it being 10 km.
21 Oct
8:29am, 21 Oct 2020
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The great dollop
Thanks Fizz and Dvorak that explains it - I had a couple of runs and one was about 10k which is what it's taken from.

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Maintained by Joopsy
2020 Instructions

Add the following race to your portfolio:


Enter your predicted time by October 16th (the day before the run).




Fetch will extract the results by looking at your benchmarks for 5k (so for your own sake, avoid tunnels, tall buildings, heavy tree cover, pylons etc). If you are running a local 5k loop, please add a bit on, just to make sure that your watch registers at least 5k's worth of data. But no peeking!

The person who is closest to their predicted time will win the 'Doctor K Cup' for one year.

NB We normally do this using parkrun results, because Doctor K was a big parkrun fan - but because of the pandemic, we're resorting to GPS data this year. If you *don't* have a GPS, you can use an app on your phone. And if you don't have a suitable phone, then please accept our apologies for this year.
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