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Race To The Kings: Finale

Previously…

James, my number one fan, has encouraged me to write a final post to get this wrapped up. The review & compilation process has been a real challenge. Listening to the sound of my own voice has been like doing a tax return…..enough said. The latter is now done (only took 8 months to complete!)

Rules of an Ultra Singing Challenge

  1. The event has to cover an ultra distance (anything more than 26.2 miles / 42 km)
  2. The minimum number of songs sung must match the number of miles run and must be a different song so if you are doing a 50K that is about 31 miles and 31 unique songs must be sung.
  3. At least one complete unique verse must be sung from a song.
    1. If a wrong word is sung, it must still match the context of the original meaning
      1. Example 1: The word “quiet’ is not the same as “mighty”
        The Lion King song is ….”in the jungle the mighty jungle” which is different to …”in the jungle, the quiet jungle”However it could have been sung ….”in the jungle the powerful jungle” and this would have been accepted.
      2. Example 2: Providing changes in words means the entire song must be sung with the different words. 12 Days of Christmas song:“On the first day of Christmas my True Love gave to me. An I-phone and a charger” is contextually similar to

        “On the first day of Christmas my True Love gave to me. A partridge in a pear tree”

        However, in order for the verse to be ratified, the entire song needs to be sung so that the contextual changes can be understood within the entirety of the song.

    2. It should be noted a “chorus” is a part of the song that is repeated throughout the song. A “verse” from a song is unique within the song.
  4. A maximum of one children’s nursery song will be accepted
  5. All songs sung on the route MUST be recorded and a rough location identified when the song was sung.
  6. Any songs without a recording will not be accepted even if everyone says you sang the song.
  7. All songs must be uploaded and words verified.

 

Back to finishing RTTK…

By CP 7 you would have thought enough valid verses would have been sung. However, during the night portion, even though I thought my brain was lucid, it could not even remember how to sing Jingle Bells. Perhaps this was due to the darkness and lack of visual stimulation causing the brain to move into suspend mode and thus the synaptic neural system was not coonnecting. The lack of sleep temporarily corrupted sectors of the brain which would been restored in my sleep phase. Two healing hormones are produced when we sleep and we get a clean up in deep sleep, just like when you reboot a computer.

As the morning continued and the distant spark of light melted the darkness away, the song list sung continued to 19 more songs: two were repeats and again sung incorrectly and here’s the rest…

The Christmas Phase

#44 Oh Come All Ye Faithful (accepted)

Disallowed
– Jingle Bells due to being abandoned
– Amazing Grace due to the context being incorrectly sung “saved” is not the same as “blind”. Yeah harsh but the rules are there to make the challenge!

The Children’s Phase

#45 Hey Big Spender

#46 Are You Sleeping (Frere Jacques)

Disputed
2 Little Tigers – A Chinese Children’s song was sung as 3 little mice. The question has arisen as to what happened to the 3rd mouse.

Disallowed:
– 12 Days of Christmas – entire song will need to be sung if the decision is made to change a verse

Dawn Phase

#47 What A Feelin from Flash Dance

#48 I’ll Come Back and See You Again – Freddy and the Dreamers

Disallowed:
– He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
– Singapura, Oh Singapura

The Final 3 miles

#49 I’m just a Girl Who Can’t Say No

#50 Oh Mac Donald’s – accepted as the one nursery song  allowed

#51 Sorry

#52 High Hopes

Disallowed:

– I’m a Tyre Girl – not a complete song (same as 12 Days of Christmas)

Results

At this moment in time it looks like only 52 unique verses from 52 songs have been sung. This is one short of the 53 miles and will mean a DNF of this event from the total. However one song is still under review as it is a song that the Tyregirl had created many moons ago. If this one song can be made “proper” by the end of 2018, then this event will be counted in the final total.

So there you have it…currently 52 unique verses from 52 songs over 53 miles with a tyre called Freeus-Blod and one is under review for the year.

This event will be marked as “pending acceptance” into the total count. For now we will discount it.

Tyrelady – you’re gonna have to try harder!

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One response to “Race To The Kings: Finale

  1. Pingback: The Hare, the Tortoise and the Moon | The Lady Pulls Tyres

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