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I’m still shaking my head!

January 17 2010, 2:20 pm

It appears as though the HURT 100 mile record has gone down AGAIN.   Gary Robbins and Tracy Garneau appear to have both broken previous records.  Gary by just 16 minutes, Tracy by alot more than that.  What is this world coming too?   Or am I just getting old?   20:12 for Gary, 24:06 for Tracy.  Nuts!  Another Read More

Drumroll please!

January 8 2010, 7:41 am

On Monday morning Ultrarunning Magazine will announce the “Ultrarunners of the Year”.  Who’s it gonna be?  All we know is that it’s a tough vote.  So many variables, so many races, so many different circumstances, so many different courses.  I could go on and on and on, but I won’t.  Tune in Monday morning after Read More

We are almost there!

December 29 2009, 8:22 am

Just a few more days till registration goes live for the Speedgoat 50k!  Reserve your spot for the toughest 50k in the US.  After some new mapping, I’ve found there to be 11,945′ of climb and descent. Throw in a few rocks, snow, scree, billy goats on the ridge, and 200 crazy runners, and we’ll have Read More

Santa is on his way!

December 24 2009, 10:50 am

Hopefully he’ll have his laptop so he can sign up for the Speedgoat 50k.  Registration goes online  January 1st at Ultrasignup.com.   The race is limited to 200 runners.  This year the fastest nannie and billie will take home $500 bucks, along with a goat leg for the dog to stare at.  Expect a flyover map Read More

El Nino—1, Chimera—0, Karl—still 28!

December 14 2009, 7:41 am

If you haven’t already heard, this one was cancelled during mid-race.   Two aid stations were blown off the mountain by 40-50 mph winds, leaving no aid on the ridge for 20+ miles.  Even with aid, the right call was made.  It is rare in any sport to make the call during the event, but this Read More

One more 100……then I guess I’ll take a nap!

December 10 2009, 10:15 am

Off to the Chimera 100 this weekend.  Looks like it’ll be uncharacteristically muddy, but that’s good, cuz’ I like it when it’s ugly!  Report when I return on Tuesday. “100 miles is not that far”  

Steidl beats Roes at the NF 50!

December 5 2009, 2:23 pm

Ulli Steidl runs 6:33 and change, while Geoff capped off his “Runner of the Year” performance throwing down a 6:40.  Both these times are faster than last year, but let’s remember it was a slightly different route.  More to come from me, but follow Irunfar.com and click on his twitter feed for the best up Read More

The final big dance of 2009…..The North Face 50 odds!

December 2 2009, 9:01 am

First off, this is a tough one.  There are so many solid runners in this race, it could go to any of the top 10 I have listed below.   I like to think experience will play a role in who takes home the cake! The men: Ulli Stiedl 5-2.   No doubt  Ulli is the fastest in Read More

Time to eat!

November 25 2009, 1:55 pm

With the big turkey day upon us, think about running far today.  Coming next week is the North Face 50 odds!  This should definately be a hot race to follow.  Hopefully, I’ll have some connection in Cali to get me the results.  I’m working on that.  With $10,000 on the line for the winner, it’s sure Read More

JFK 50 was a fast one!

November 22 2009, 9:05 am

Devon Crosby-Helms killed it for the women, breaking Ann Lundlbad’s record by a scant 21 seconds!!! She must have been thinking about that for the last 10 miles!   1 Gregory Crowther    36   1/212  M SEATTLE      5:50:13  7:01    2 Michael Arnstein    32   2/212  M NEW YORK      5:50:58  7:02    3 Matt Woods          30   3/212  M FALLS Read More