Validating my prediction I made back in 2008. Photo JLu
Learn more about Anton Krupicka than any previous interview. Listen in with us as we invite Anton Krupicka into our little studio at Elevation Trail. We talk ultra, trail, sponsors, validity in sport, training, and much more. Tony finds out I’ve been stalking him for nine years, calls me a conspiracy theorist, and Gary pushes Tony to start a book. It’s both your typical Elevation Trail show and one of the most unique. Check it out and share it with your friends.
Join us today at Elevation Trail as we chat about leaving your sport. We give a few examples of people who’ve disappeared to some degree from sports and/or activities that were likely a big part of their identity. Learn everything you wanted to know about the gym locker room. Also, don’t miss our new segment of “Top Ten…” list. This week: Top ten things that will be overheard at the Western States 100 lottery.
The glory of ultrarunning, as demonstrated by Nick Clark at Western States. Photo: Maxim Kazitov
Join us today as we sit down with Nick Clark, fresh off his win at Wasatch 100 and completing a full summer of racing Ian Sharman for the fastest time over the course of four 100 milers (Western States, Vermont, Leadville, and Wasatch). Hope you enjoy the show.
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Jeff Browning gets a well deserved low five from a litt girl after winning San Diego 100 again. Photo: Jeff Johnson
Welcome to the Footfeathers Show here on Elevation Trail. I’ve been following this guest since I ran my first ultra. He’s tough, he’s fast, he’s competitive, and he’s a super nice guy. It’s a pleasure to have Jeff Browning on the show. We have a great conversation, in which he talks about how to run 100 miles with some entertaining and valuable insights. I hope you enjoy it because I sure did.
Don’t miss our next show on Wednesday. Gary David and I discuss some of the distilled findings of the Bentley Ultra Running Project (BURP). Our sport is a bit schizophrenic and is being pulled in varied directions. Both as individuals and as a group we often straddle the fence of wanting unique individuality and socialization.
Also, Gary is running his first 50 miler tonight (just started at 7pm Eastern Time!) Good luck to him and we’ll find out what he thinks of ultras after surviving it. I’ll also have a quick chat with Tan Nguyen who just ran his first 100 miler in the 100+ temps at San Diego 100 last weekend and swears he’ll never run another one.
And finally, what in the world was Cassie Scallon thinking by running Cayuga 50 miler? She dropped due to injury and it’s only two weeks now until Western States where she was arguably the favorite to win. Another feather in the cap of the argument for some structure at various levels of our sport.
“Put down the drumstick. The 100 mile awards are about to start!”
Welcome back to Elevation Trail and the FM Show with Footfeathers and Matt. Today we recap my big race weekend in Gunnison Colorado, chat about Rob Krar, Western States, Sky Running, and other picnic-like festivities in our sport. Matt curses, so put the earmuffs on the kids.
Rob Krar and wife, Christina Bauer. Photo Rob Hall
Welcome to Elevation Trail and the Footfeathers Show. It’s a great time to be a fan of ultrarunning right now. One of the biggest sparks igniting the fire in the competitive scene is Rob Krar. Sit back and enjoy our chat about his racing, his injury resulting in surgery with a long recovery, his fastest known time (FKT) for both the R2R and R2R2R in the Grand Canyon, and his goals for Western States 100. Super nice guy who happens to be in the midst of redefining competitive ultrarunning.
Post FKT run at the Grand Canyon. Photo Christina Bauer
Don’t miss tomorrow morning’s Footfeathers Show here on Elevation Trail. Rob Krar joins me to talk about growing up in Canada, moving to one of the hottest places in the US, his relationship with the Grand Canyon, and his plans for Western States. Quiet guy off in the corner? No longer.
Welcome to Elevation Trail and the Footfeathers Show. He’s tall. He’s lean. He races in crew length socks. Join me on this edition of the Footfeathers Show where I chat with Dylan Bowman, who’s settling into his new scene in the Bay Area and gearing up for a good shot at contending for the win at Western States 100 in a few weeks. Hope you enjoy the show.
Liza Howard‘s rabbit costume was, uh, fitting this weekend at Javelina Jundred. After months of injury (broken foot), recovery, and rebuilding, the excitement to race again was uncorked to the dismay of her female competition and all but three of the men in the large starting field of 100 milers in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Howard scampered into the lead from the start and held the torrid pace throughout, crossing the line in 15:47 and eclipsing the course record by 1hr 24mins. Brenda Corona ran a great race but was still over four hours back in 2nd (19:57).
Hal Koerner ripped through the seven loops of desert trails, holding off a pesky Evan Honeyfield all day for a course record effort of 13:47. Congratulations to everyone at JJ100.
Around the world in New South Wales Australia records were being buried as well at the Great North Walk 100mi/100k. Four men crossed the finish under the former course record time with Andrew Vize winning in 22:02. For the women’s win (and 7th overall), Meredith Quinlan showed everyone how it’s done in 25:03.
Jean Pommier Photo: his blog
Of course, Western States 100 opened up entry into its lottery on Saturday. One must at least finish a 50 mile race in under 11 hours in order to qualify for the lottery. The aptly named Last Chance 50 took place Saturday in Granite Bay, CA. Jean Pommier continued his fast wins, crossing the line in 5:43 (CR and PR for him). For the ladies, Beverly Anderson-Abbs returned to racing with a bang, finishing first in 7:00 (CR). Oh, and 89 people finished in under 11 hours, so they qualify to enter Western States. They would likely have a better chance at beating Mr. Pommier in a 50k than getting selected to run WS.