Thursday, July 23, 2009

White River 50

Good luck to all running at White River this weekend. Go slow and stay cool out there. At least the race is going to be over before the real heat wave hits with temps forecast in the mid to high 90s on Monday and Tuesday in Seattle.

I will be at Buck Creek aid station with Pat Ackley and a stellar crew of volunteers. If you're running, we look forward to seeing you. If you are looking for something to do on Saturday we can put you to work. Buck Creek aid station is right next to the start / finish area. See the White River site for directions.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

snow is melting

Earlier in the month, Cascade Crest 100 veteran Jamie Gifford was reporting minimal snow over the first 33 miles of the course. Now we hear from shutterbug Glenn Tachiyama that trails are clear between French Cabin and No Name Ridge -- click the link to see pictures from his run yesterday. So we've got a snow-free course weeks ahead of usual, great training conditions if you live in the area. Photo by Glenn Tachiyama.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Refund deadline is today

Just a quick reminder...

If any runners are considering dropping off of the entrants list, today is the deadline to receive a partial refund on the entry fee. Send an email to if you decide not to run.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bighorn 100 article

This past Sunday there was an article in the New York Times sports section about the Bighorn 100. The writer, Kirk Johnson really captured the essence of my favorite ultra event. I also highly recommend Kirk's 2002 book To The Edge about his experience training for and finishing Badwater.

I was sorry to miss seeing friends out at Bighorn. A sore achilles and busy schedule kept me away this year but I hope to be back again in '10. If you have not made it to Wyoming for this great event make a point to get out there sometime. You can run anywhere from 100 miles to 30k and the scenery and atmosphere are first rate.

Congratulations to everyone who had a chance to run around in the Bighorns. Also a big congratulations to everyone who battled the heat down in the Sierras last weekend.