Thursday, July 27, 2006

Valiance and Humility at the Western States - An Interview with Brian Morrison

Most Pacific Northwest ultrarunners were familiar with Brian Morrison before his now-legendary finish at the 2006 Western States. The 27-year-old phenom from Seattle, WA, has been consistently improving his times and earning his place among the elites, such as his 10th place finish at the 2004 USATF 50-mile Championships at White River (7:34), a 5th place finish at the 2006 Chuckanut 50k (4:06), and a stunning 8th place finish at the 2006 Miwok 100k (8:55) racing against the best in the sport.

(Brian leads the pack at the 2005 Capitol Peak 50k; photo courtesy of Glenn Tachiyama)

But it was Brian’s infamous finish at the 2006 Western States that announced his coming to the rest of the world. After setting a wicked fast 18-hour pace for most of the race, Brian found himself leading the field in the final miles of one of the hottest Western States on record. Hyponatremia set in during the last mile, causing Brian to falter and stagger while Graham Cooper and Eric Skaden were catching up quickly. His pacers, including 7-time Western States winner Scott Jurek, assisted him to the finish line and into the arms of medics. For a few minutes he was the winner of the 2006 Western States, but was later disqualified for receiving assistance. He spent two days in the hospital recovering, as word of his epic finish circled the globe. One thing for sure – Brian Morrison had put his stake in the ground, and there was no doubt he is one of the rising stars of ultrarunning.

I had a chance to catch up with Brian over e-mail after a Pearl Jam concert, and hear how is recovery is coming.

Brian, thanks for doing the interview. How is your recovering coming? Will you be racing any more this season?

At this point, I don’t have any definitive race plans. There are a couple of local 50ks here in Washington in the fall that I may do. I’ve also toyed with the idea of running a fall marathon. At this point, nothing is set in stone. It has been nice to just take a little break from training.

Your Western States race was amazing. Did you have any idea you were capable of an 18-hour finish?

I really was not sure what I was capable of, since I had never run the course. All I knew was that I was in the best shape of my life. I actually felt like to win the race I would have needed to run closer to 17 hours. However, as we all know, the heat really slowed the times down.

Had you raced other 100-milers before States?

I had run the Cascade Crest twice before Western States. It is a mountain hundred miler here in Washington. It is a much different course than Western States. There is about 22,000 feet of ascent, and my fastest time there is just under 22 hours.

(Brian in the early stages of the 2006 Western States; photo courtesy of Florida Sports)

Can you tell us in your own words how the race went? I understand it was incredibly hot.

Well I could really elaborate on this one, but to keep it simple, I will just say that it went very well for the vast majority of the race. I had a couple of low points, and I think I threw up just twice. Beginning with the very first weigh-in at Robinson Flat, I was a couple of pounds up. By the last weigh in at Auburn Lakes Trail, I was five pounds heavy. I was drinking fluids like crazy and I was taking two S! Caps per hour during the hottest part of the day. Having now talked to a few different doctors, it seems that I was over-hydrated. Anyway, the only real indication of any trouble was the rise in my weight. It wasn’t until the climb up to Robie Point that I started to have any significant issues. At that point, I think that I was red-lining it just trying to get to the finish. You can only red-line it for so long, and unfortunately I was only able to go that hard until entering the track and then everything blew up.

What do you remember about the finish?

My memory about the finish is very sketchy. I remember coming into the track and seeing the finish, and it looked so far away. I collapsed immediately, and I think I was able to get up under my own power that first time. I remember collapsing once more, and while I was on the ground, I expected to see Graham Cooper come blasting by. I remember being stunned when he did not. Then really my memory picks up in the med tent. I have no recollection of actually coming through the finish line.

Any lessons learned that you would like to pass on?

It’s been really interesting talking to various doctors since Western. They all have their own take on some of the specifics, but they all seem to agree that I was over-hydrated. They all seemed to agree that I was taking a good amount of sodium, but the amount that I was drinking was diluting that sodium level to a dangerously low measure. Talking to Dr. Lisa Bliss, I have realized that what I really needed to do when my weight was up was slow my rate of hydration not just focus on more sodium. I’m sure I learned some other lessons, but because hyponatremia was the condition that ended my race prematurely, I have really soaked up a lot of information on how to avoid that.

You couldn’t ask for a better pacer than Scott Jurek, and I’ve heard you mentioned as “Scott Jurek’s protégé”. How did you meet him and how long have you trained together?

I work as the manager of Seattle Running Company, and Scott works as a physical therapist in the same building that we’re in. He works with his clients in our store a few hours a week, so I see him quite frequently. Last year, when he was training for Western States, I ran with him on a couple long runs, and that was really the first significant amount of time we had spent training together. This year we spent a lot more time training together. I’ve learned a lot from Scott, and I’m thankful for the time I’ve spent running and hanging out with him.

(Brian Morrison and pacer Scott Jurek just outside of Rucky Chucky; photo courtesy of Robert Bell)

How long have you been running? Trail running?

I really began running in 2000. At that time, I was training to climb Mt. Rainier with my uncle, and running was just a way to get in shape. However, the more I ran, the more I enjoyed it. It was while I was in college in Bellingham, WA that I really got hooked on trail running. I began attending the Fairhaven Runner’s Wednesday night trail runs. A handful of the guys that I was regularly running with were training for the Chuckanut 50k. I decided that I’d give it a shot myself, so in March of 2002 I ran my first ultra.

What are some of your favorite races?

The White River 50-miler is incredible. The scenery is awesome, and the event is very well put together. Miwok is another fabulous race on a beautiful course. Some of my other favorites are: Cascade Crest 100, Chuckanut 50k, and the McDonald Forest 50k.

What kind of work do you do? Do your workmates think you’re crazy?

I work as manager of Seattle Running Company. No one at work thinks I’m crazy. We all run ultras. It never ceases to amaze me the talent that has worked at or been affiliated with Seattle Running Company. Beginning from the top down, Scott McCoubrey is a top notch ultra runner himself. However his real knack seems to be for hand picking some of the best ultra runners in the country and hiring them to work in the store. I’ll forget someone I’m sure, but to give you a sense here are a list of people that have worked there: William Emerson, Krissy Moehl, Hal Koerner, Brandon Sybrowsky, Scott Jurek, Justin Angle, and Phil Kochik. Plus Greg Crowther and Uli Steidl are members of the SRC club. Anyway, I’m surrounded by ultra runners all the time, so at work, you’re crazy if you don’t run ultras.

Do you cross-train at all, or is it mostly running?

I lift weights 2-3 times a week. Plus I try to get in as much rock climbing as possible.

Can you tell us a bit about a typical training week for you? What elements do you consider crucial for getting ready for something like States?

In my peak training, I was running 90-100 miles per week. I do one day of speed work and then two long back to back runs on the weekend with sections of threshold pace.

What about diet? What are your favorite foods, for racing and when resting?

I feel like I eat pretty healthy. I love Mexican food. It seemed like this year I was craving burritos after all my long hard efforts.

I hate to be the marketing guy, but your story is perfectly set up for a sequel. Will you be coming back to States next year?

Yes. I definitely want to go back next year and do it with a little more style. Everyone keeps telling me that this year’s race makes for such a good story. My response has been that if I win next year that will make for a great story.

Thanks for your time, Brian. We wish you the best with your recovery!

- SD

[Note - You can read another interview with Brian about his Western States finish here]

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Scott Jurek, Monica Scholz win 2006 Kiehl's Badwater Ultra

Scott Jurek successfully defended his title by winning the 2006 Kiehl's Badwater Ultra in 25:41:18, braving conditions that included 120+ degree heat, rainstorms, and flash floods. His time was just over an hour from his record-breaking 2005 finish in 24:36.

(Scott Jurek crosses the line at Mt. Whitney;
photo courtesy of Chris Kostman, Greg Minter, and ADVENTURECorps)

Jurek finished just 15 minutes ahead of first-time Badwater runner Akos Konya from Oceanside, CA. Konya had surprised the field by setting a blistering pace (pardon the pun) as part of the 6am start group set aside for first-timers. This allowed Konya to be the first across the finish line in 25:58:42, but he had to wait and count the seconds for Jurek's 10am start time to catch up (Greg Minter has a great interview with Konya here). By the time it was done, Jurek had edged him out. Charlie Engle (28:18:36), Canadian Ferg Hawke (28:45:10), and David Goggins (30:18:54) finished out the top 5.

(Frank McKinney takes a dip in a flash flood on his way to a 27th place 43:02:40 finish;
photo courtesy of ADVENTURECorps)

Monica Scholz dominiated the female division, finishing 7th overall in 32:07:01. She was nearly 5 hours ahead of Noora Alidina from Palm Harbor, FL (37:16:15). Maria Lemus (39:54:10) finished up the top 3.

Other strong performances of Trail Runner Blog regulars included Dean Karnazes (8th, 33:33:51), Luis Escobar (9th, 36:45:10), and Xy Weiss (18th, 5th female, 41:04:15).

You can find results here, and pictures here. Congratulations to all the racers and crew who braved the heat, and to the runners still out there!

- SD

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

2006 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Announced

[press release]

2006 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Announced

The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 22nd World Mountain Running Trophy in Bursa, Turkey on Sunday, September 10. This year’s Trophy races are uphill events (as opposed to odd-numbered years when the events are held on up/down courses) with the senior men running 12Km, the senior women and junior men running 8.5Km, and the junior women running 3.4Km.

The U.S. team is sponsored by Teva, the title sponsor and official footwear of the team, and SportHill apparel. Teva has been the title sponsor since 2002 and SportHill has been the official apparel sponsor since 2005. 180s joined as a team gear sponsor in 2005. This innovate company manufactures items such as the ExoLite™ Ear Warmer, Convertible Running Glove™ and Eye Gear. FuelBelt, Inc., is the newest team sponsor and will provide hydration gear for this year’s team.

The women’s squad includes four athletes with the top three finishers scoring for the team. Six athletes represent the men’s team with the top four finishers scoring. The junior men’s team includes a maximum of four with top three scoring while the junior women’s team is a maximum of three with the top two scoring. Team leader Richard Bolt, Portland, OR, junior team manager Dave Dunham, Bradford, MA, women’s team manager Ellen Miller, Vail, CO, and Nancy Hobbs, Colorado Springs, CO, council member of the World Mountain Running Association and team manager, will accompany the team to Turkey.

“This looks to be one of (if not the) best team we have ever fielded. I'm glad to be associated with such a great group of runners,” said Dave Dunham, who in addition to holding manager duties this year, also represented the US team seven times with his best finish – second place overall – in 1993.

The 2006 open team includes two newcomers, an athlete returning after a nearly 10 year hiatus, and a few seasoned veterans. (In alphabetic order)

Eric Blake, 27, New Britain, CT earned his spot on the team with his win at the Mount Washington Road Race, the 2006 USA National Mountain Running Championships, in a time of 1:01:09 besting second-place finisher Paul Low by 28 seconds. In 2005 Blake finished second to Simon Gutierrez at Mount Washington and was third in 2004. Blake was fifth at the USA National Mountain Running Championships in Vail in 2003. On June 24, 2006 Blake set the treadmill marathon world record of 2:21:40 in Farmington, CT at Malibu Fitness. (The former world record was 2:23:58.) He was 28th in the 2004 World Mountain Trophy in Sauze D'Oulx, Italy and 23rd in the 2005 World Trophy in Wellington, New Zealand. He was 33rd in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. In Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon, Connecticut, he was the 1996 state open cross-country champion. He is a member of the Boston Athletic Assocation and is the Assistant Men’s and Women's Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach at Central Connecticut State University

Rickey Gates, 25, Boulder, CO earned his spot on the team with his third place finish at Mount Washington. Gates was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and is a 1999 graduate of Aspen High School. In 1998 Gates finished fourth in the 3A State Cross Country Championships running 16:48. Gates won the 2005 Imogene Pass Race, an 18 mile race from Ouray to Telluride, Colorado ascending for the first 11 miles and downhill for the final seven miles. He finished 14th at the 2005 USATF Colorado 8Km Cross County Championships timed in 28:04. In 2004 Gates completed a 15,000-mile solo-motorcycle journey from Aspen to South America on a 1979 Honda CX500 that he bought from a friend for $500. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado/Boulder where he studied Sociology and Photography. He works at Frasca Food and Wine on Pearl Street in Boulder.
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Lisa Goldsmith, 41, Nederland, CO, earned a spot on her second mountain team with her decisive win at the Vail Mountain Trophy Race. Goldsmith represented the U.S. at Upice, Czech Republic in 1997 where she was the first American woman finisher. Goldsmith has several top uphill finishes to her credit most notably a win at the Pikes Peak Ascent in 2005 and a masters’ win at this year’s Mount Washington Road Race where she was fifth overall. She recently won the Barr Trail Mountain Race (July 16) setting a new masters’ record. To date in 2006 she has nine overall wins and four of those masters’ wins as well. In 2005 she was named USATF Masters Mountain Runner of the Year. Goldsmith is a massage therapist.

Simon Gutierrez, 40, Alamosa, CO, earned his spot on the team with his win at The Vail Mountain Running Trophy Race. He is a four-time Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team member (2002-2005) and was the first American at the past two World Trophy events where he finished 17th overall in 2004 and 10th in 2005. He was the 2005 USATF Mountain Runner of the Year. Gutierrez is a seven-time winner of the La Luz Mountain Race and three-time Mt Washington Road Race champion. He is a three-time USA world cross country team member and a 1983 High School cross country All American. At age 17 Gutierrez set the still standing road 10Km record of 29.45. He works at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center as an outpatient manual /orthopedic physical therapist and works closely with the Adams State men's and women's cross country and track teams.

Laura Haefeli, 38, Del Norte, CO earned her spot on the team with her finish at the USA National Mountain Running Championships at Mount Washington where she was third overall and second American. This is Haefeli’s third team. She was the second U.S. finisher at Mt Washington in 2004 and finished a solid 15th place at the World Mountain Running Trophy (second American) in 2004. Last year Haefeli was the top American finisher with her eighth-place finish. She is a three-time USA National 10Km Trail National Champion and winner of the 2004 Teva Vail HillClimb. Equally talented in summer biathlon (running and marksmanship), Haefeli is a seven time National Champion and a nine-time National Team Member. Running since the sixth grade, she competed in the 800m, 1600m, and cross country in high school, was an All-American during her senior year in college at the University of Dayton and was twice named All-Ohio Runner of the Year and is a two-time USATF Mountain Runner of the Year (2004 and 2005). Her PRs include 34:47 for 10Km, 8Km - 27:33, 5Km - 16:50. Laura and her husband Tom are beekeepers and sell honey and wax. She is the mother of three young children

Nicole Hunt, 36, Deer Lodge, MT earned her spot on her first mountain team by finishing as the first American at Mount Washington where she was crowned the USA National Mountain Running Champion. Hunt has a 5000m track time of 15:52, a 10000m track time of 33:24. She ran 32:48 at the Salt Lake 10Km in 2003, she placed fourth at the USA National Marathon Championships in 2005, and ran a PR of 41:43 at the 2006 Bloomsday Road Race to place tenth among the women and second American. She was fourth at the Gate River Run which hosted the USA 15Km Championships in 2004. She was sixth overall and second American at the 2006 Houston Half Marathon, and was 18th at the 2004 Olympic Trials timed in 2:40:39. This is not Hunt’s first international team. She competed on the USA National Ekiden Teams in 2002 in Beijing and in 2002 in Seoul, South Korea. Hunt has own business where she coaches runners and does personal training primarily Online. She is also an RN but currently not employed as one.

Paul Low, 32, Belchertown, MA was named to his seventh team after earning a spot with a second-place finish at Mount Washington. He is a three-time USATF Mountain Runner of the Year 2002, 2003, and 2004. Low has represented Team USA on the mountain running team in 1999, 2000, and 2002-2005. He secured the 2006 USATF New England Mountain Circuit championship title with his victory at Ascutney Mountain on July 15. He won this year’s selection race at Loon Mountain. He finished second overall at the 2004 Moun Washington Road Race, and as top American was named National Champion. At the 2005 Mount Washington race he finished third. Low won the 2003 North American Snowshoe Championships and was second in 2006. Low was the second U.S. finisher at the 2004 World Mountain Running Trophy finishing in 19th place. Low is a PhD candidate in Geoscience at UMASS studying high temperature geochemistry. He runs for Central Mass Striders.

Chris Lundy, 35, Sausalito, CA was named to the team by the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council who voted for the at-large team members. This is Lundy’s second consecutive team. She was fourth at this year’s Mount Washington Road Race and fifth at the Vail Mountain Trophy Race. She finished fourth (second American) at the 2004 USA10Km Trail Championships in Vail and was 18th overall, second American, at the World Mountain Trophy Race in Wellington, New Zealand. She was 14th at the New Haven 20K in 2004 in a time of 1:13:31. At the 2004 Zippy 5-kilomter race in Golden Gate Park, Lundy finished second in a talented field with a time of 17:01. She finished 23rd at the ’04 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon with a time of 2:41:55. A graduate of the University Pennsylvania, Lundy is a member of the Impala Racing team and is a veterinarian.

Shiloh Mielke, 26, Hendersonville, NC was named to the team by the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council. Mielke finished third at the Vail Mountain Trophy Race. He was fifth at the 2006 USA National 10Km Trail Championships and third at the Teva VailHillClimb. Mielke won the 2005 Shut In Ridge Trail Race, a 17.8 mile trail race in Asheville, NC, breaking the course record by over five minutes. His PRs include a 29:48 10Km and a 14:35 5Km. Mielke won the 1997 and 1998 NCHSSA Men’s Cross Country State Championships, the State Championships in the 2 mile in 1997, 1998, 1999 and the mile state championship in 1999. He was a scoring member on the 2003 Northern Arizona University Cross Country Team which placed third in the NCAA. He attended Brevard College from 1999 to 2001 and Northern Arizona University from 2001 to 2004. Mielke’s goals are to be a pro mountain biker and also professional trail runner. He works for his father’s shop, First Aid Auto, in Asheville, NC specializing in paintless dent removal, a mechanical process of removing small dents in cars without the increased cost or disadvantages of painting.

Kevin Tilton, 24, Conway, NH was named to his second mountain team by the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council. Tilton finished in 71st place at the 2004 World Trophy. He rebounded this year from a disappointing 22nd place finish at Mount Washington to place second at both the Loon Mountain and Vail Mountain Trophy qualifiers. He finished 10th at Mount Washington in 2004, and ran a four- minute personal best at Mount Washington in 2004 to place 5th in 1:03:42. Tilton has PRs of 15:19 in the 5Km, 32:06 in the10km and 1:01:19 in the half marathon. Tilton is a member of the Central Mass Striders. In his spare time he runs the 4,000 foot mountains of New Hampshire and to date has run up 26 of the 48 in the state. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and is employed as a land surveyor.

The junior team will be announced in a separate press release.

For additional information visit the websites listed below:

USA Mountain Running Championships

Loon Mountain Race

Vail Mountain Trophy Race

World Mountain Running Association

USA Track & Field

World Mountain Trophy 2006

All American Trail Running Association


SportHill Clothing

180s performance gear

FuelBelt, Inc.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Racing the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail 50 Miler

Last weekend, I joined ~400 ultrarunners for the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail 50k/50m/100m (TRT) near Incline Village, NV. This course winds up and down the mountain range on the northeast section of Lake Tahoe, providing gorgeous views and plenty of climbing. This was the fifth running of the TRT, and there was something for everyone. If you wanted to go fast, the 50k doubled as the RRCA 50k National Trail Championships. If you wanted to go long, a 100 mile option was added this year (double loop of the 50 miler). No matter what the distance, you were bound to get "a glimpse of heaven, and a taste of hell" as advertised. I ran the 50k last year, and opted for the 50-mile this year. It was as exciting and beautiful as I had hoped.

Clear skies and 70-degree weather awaited us at the 6am start. The forecast was for heat, but not "deadly" heat like at Western States. The centurians (aka, 100-milers) had started an hour ahead of us, and were well on their way. I knew somewhere in that pack were the familiar faces of Don Lundell, first-time 100-miler Chihping Fu, Mark Tanaka, Tracy Bahr, Catra Corbett, and many more who had been talking about this race all year. I looked forward to catching up! As the sun came up, Race Director Dave Cotter sent off the 50k and 50m runners in a blaze of dust.

(Heading up the new single track to Marlett Lake as the morning sun awakens the valley)

Within the first two miles, we found ourselves on the new single track trail up to Marlett Lake. This is the one course change from last year, and a significant improvement if you ask me. It's a wonderful trail that avoids much of the mosquito-infested marsh land that the previous trail cut through. But it also means you hit single track much earlier, so we had some back up of runners. No worries - always best to start slow!

(First climb done, heading into Marlett Lake)

We finished the first climb and circumnavigated Marlett Lake. Fisherman were posted everywhere, enjoying the first year that Marlett has been stocked with trout and open for catch-and-release. The sun was coming out now, and I took the opportunity to pull out some new trail running gear that I had bought just for the occasion. After running out of water between aid stations last year, I decided to give the Camelbak a try. I had also been training with Salt Stick Caps electrolytes and a Cool Off Bandana that holds ice when needed. One thing I didn't bring this time was my iPod - for TRT, it was going to be nature's soundtrack.

(Jeremy Reynolds of Los Gatos, CA cuts through the fisherman as we head around the lake)

We climbed for a couple more miles and hit the Hobart Aid Station around mile 6. I grabbed some m&m's and pretzels, and hit the trail again, pacing with Vance Roget up to Marlett Peak. We caught up to some of the 100-milers as we crossed one of the few remaining snow fields, and wished them a good race. We picked up the pace over the next few miles and criss-crossed our way down the Valley to the Twin Lakes, and the Tunnel Creek Aid Station.

(The gorgeous Tahoe Rim Trail, just before Tunnel Creek)

As we approached the aid station, the front-runners in the 100 mile race were already coming OUT of the Red House Loop. That meant they were more than an hour ahead of me, and setting a phenomenal pace! Chris Chromczak (Rensslaer, NY) was just coming out of the Red House Loop, with Jasper Halekas (Oakland, CA) and Ron Bien (Bend, OR) not too far ahead. We all shook our heads in amazement. Gordy Ainsleigh filled my Camelbak like a NASCAR pit pro while I snacked on some PB&J's and Coke. The sun was bearing down on us, so I took a minute to wax my beak (aka, apply more sunscreen to my nose).

(Chris Chromczak in the front pack of the 100-mile race, coming out of the Red House Loop)

I descended down the steep Red House Loop, shouting good wishes to the 100-milers on the way up. Last year the Red House Loop was a brutal 90+ degree humid mess, but this year it didn't seem so bad. I crossed a few creeks, splashed some water on my face at the Red House, and began the climb back out. There were lots of 100-milers on the way, all smiling and having a good time.

(Erol Ackdoe and Patricia Carroll, who came all the way from Hawaii for the 100,
coming out of the bottom of Red House)

(Kevin Swisher and Jeff Barbier working their way up the Red House Loop)

With one more top off of the Camelpak at Tunnel Creek, I headed out towards Mt. Rose on a 9 mile out-and-back section. This trail switched from the west side of the mountains to the east, alternating spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and Washoe Lake. I caught up to Don Lundell and diggered just as I said 'hi', which was worth a good laugh. About three miles from the aid station, the 100-mile leaders were coming back - Jasper was leading the pack, with Rod 30 seconds behind and Steve about 5 minutes behind them. Tracy Bahr was leading the ladies, with a smile as bright as the sun. Not too far behind her was Jeff Kozak who was SMOKING the 50-mile course with an 8-hour pace. Whit Rambach was not to far behind, and looking very strong.

(Tracy Bahr at mile 32, leading the women's division in the 100 mile)

I hit the turnaround at Mt. Rose in just under 5 hours, just as Molly Zum (Reno, NV) went flying by, leading the 50-mile women's division. Chihping Wu was just heading out, saying he was feeling the altitude but going to press on. My stomach agreed with Chihping - the altitude made nothing look appetizing at the aid station. I did my best to choke down some potatoes and a few more m&m's, and headed back out.

(100 milers Don Lundell and Richard Feit stop for no man! Stop crowding the single track!)

I jogged down across the meadows and headed back along the TRT. I crossed the 50k mark in 6:08, which was faster than my 50k time from last year. But I knew that Snow Peak (9800') was still ahead of me. Plus we were at high noon - no shadows, no cover. On the lake side it was still quite cool, but the Reno side was getting hot. I tagged along with a few of the 100 milers who kept a good pace on the downhill, then let me pass on the uphills.

(Chet Fairbanks pauses for a smile at mile 32 on his way to finishing the 100 mile)

I ran out of water just before reaching Tunnel Creek on the way back. I calculated I was drinking about 40 oz per hour on the way out, and about 50 oz per hour on the way back. My hydration felt good and I was keeping up with my electrolytes, but the thought of food was making me woosy. This was a first for me, and I couldn't decide what to do - force down some calories, or just bypass the food for now? I grabbed a potato and stared at it for 5 minutes. There was no way it was going in my mouth. I guess I opted for "pass".

(As the trail hits the west side, Lake Tahoe comes in view)

The next few miles are what I consider the toughest part of the course. The TRT climbs quickly from Tunnel Creek to Marlett Peak, but you don't notice it right away so it sneaks up on you. I was glad I screwed this up last year so I knew to slow down. As I approached Hobart (mile 38), I ran into Rajeev (see his race report here) and a few other 50k runners stocking up for the final ascent. Vance Roget flew by with the energy of a 20-year-old. Although I didn't feel like eating, my stomach was growling. So I sat down and forced some PB&J squares down with water.

A few miles later, I paid the price. Just I was cresting Snow Peak, I got dizzy - my 2 second warning that I was about to blow chunks. A quick inspection showed both undigested food, water, and undissolved electrolyte capsules. I was sure I just set myself back an hours worth of calories, but it's hard to say. I walked up to the Snow Valley aid station and let them know what happened. The volunteers asked a few of the 100-milers up there what they would recommend, and I soon had a Tums and chicken soup cocktail in my hand. I rested for a few minutes, and got the question from volunteers that puzzles every ultrarunner at some point - "do you think you should stop?". Let's see...feet good, legs good, stomach no good. Two out of three ain't bad. Then I realized every other runner at the aid station was going to make a SECOND loop to finish the 100. Honestly, what do I have to complain about?

(The view from Snow Peak to Marlett Lake and Lake Tahoe)

I walked for 10 minutes or so. The Tums and chicken soup cocktail calmed my stomach, and before too long I was back to running again. Of course, the last 7 miles is mostly downhill so it's a bit easier to keep pace. As I descended my head felt more clear, so perhaps the altitude had something to do with it. I splashed some water on my head at the last aid station, and hustled in to finish in 10:36:22, roughly 16th place or so.

I caught up with Jeff Kozak at the finish, who had successfully defended his title in the 50 mile with a time of 8:47. Jeff said he kept his course-record-breaking pace right up to mile 38 or so, but had stomach issues of his own. Whit Rambach finished about 10 minutes behind him, and Molly had held on to win first female. Somebody let me know that LA-based Sal Bautista (legend of the Malibu Creek Challenge) had won the 50k, and Kitty Marcroft (who got 2nd last year) won the women's division, holding off Western States star Annette Bednosky. Later I found out that the 100-milers had finished close to the order I last saw them, with Jasper Halekas winning in 20:18, Rod Bien coming in 2nd in 21:30, and Steve Roarke passing two people in the last couple of miles to get third in 22:53. Diane Van Doren (Sedalia, CO) won the women's division in 26:56. Chihping survived the altitude and insane blisters to finish his first 100-miler in 31 hours. Rock on, Chihping!

I hit the massage tables (niiiicccce), and nibbled on tortillas to get my appetite back. I was really happy with my finish, oddly because I had struggled through stomach issues but found a way through it thanks to the advice of fellow runners. As I reviewed the pictures, I reveled in the epic scenery and was already thinking about coming back.

My thanks to Dave Cotter, Kevin Bigley, the Sagebrush Stompers, the Tahoe Mountain Milers, and the many volunteers who put on a fantastic race. Next year, the 100!!! (ha, ha)

- SD

Monday, July 17, 2006

2006 Tahoe Rim Trail results


Bib Name Home Town Sex Age Time
184 Bautista, Sal Los Angeles, CA M 23 4:41:47.00
173 Olsen, Jonathan Modesto, CA M 31 4:51:06.00
152 Moffett, Michael Friant, CA M 46 4:51:29.00
118 Fain, Peter Truckee, CA M 34 4:52:45.00
92 Vandenburg, Brian Spokane, WA M 23 5:10:25.00
132 Schroeder, Cody Bishop, CA M 29 5:14:04.00
105 Gutierrez, Ron San Francisco, CA M 39 5:14:32.00
183 George, Steve Ferndale, WA M 41 5:25:11.00
58 Lopez, Osbaldo Unknown, NA M 34 5:34:08.00
150 Elliott, Gerell Folsom, CA M 36 5:41:02.00
32 Marcroft, Kitty Halley, ID F 44 5:43:36.00
143 Garre, Kip Olympic Valley, CA M 33 5:48:35.00
20 Haverstock, Greg Bishop, CA M 35 5:57:13.00
121 Bednosky, Annette Jefferson, NC F 39 6:03:39.00
96 Robinson, Sophia Lewis Mountain View, CA F 43 6:04:57.00
167 Carson, Michael Soquel, CA M 25 6:06:05.00
149 Barichievich, Caroline South Lake Tahoe, CA F 34 6:06:58.00
148 Barichievich, Alan South Lake Tahoe, CA M 39 6:07:41.00
124 Buzbee, Dean Durango, CO M 51 6:09:45.00
172 Dawson, Gray Gardnerville, NV M 32 6:13:12.00
136 Nalbach, Scott Colorado Springs, CO M 30 6:21:45.00
153 Boyle, Dan Pleasanton, CA M 42 6:25:56.00
128 Park, Janet Bayfield, CO F 43 6:36:29.00
137 Goff, Morgan Reno, NV M 20 6:36:47.00
138 Toronto, Dawn Guilderland, NY F 37 6:37:53.00
9 Demorest, John Colfax, CA M 55 6:42:08.00
44 Sobsey, Robert Reno, NV M 55 6:44:07.00
163 Piper, Daniel Alta, CA M 49 6:47:04.00
155 Johnson, Ralph Truckee, CA M 58 6:48:01.00
134 Glogovac, Scott Reno, NV M 52 6:48:24.00
17 Frink, Jamie Folsom, CA F 33 6:53:21.00
67 Campbell, Clayton Foresthill, CA M 57 7:01:36.00
171 Twomey, Chris South Lake Tahoe, CA M 46 7:03:12.00
94 Klarich, James Wapato, WA M 43 7:04:48.00
102 WHITING, FLOYD Reno, NV M 65 7:07:59.00
181 Fry, Robin Noxon, MN M 54 7:08:18.00
43 Semanski, Derek Rocklin, CA M 34 7:10:33.00
36 Nishide, Yukiko Rye, NY F 44 7:11:02.00
144 Klang, Steve Placerville, CA M 38 7:11:04.00
78 Hull, Helen Sacramento, CA F 47 7:11:22.00
160 Stasiak, Brooke Los Altos, CA F 43 7:13:38.00
119 Brown, Brendan Meadow Vista, CA M 27 7:15:18.00
72 Heinselman, Craig Palo Alto, CA M 48 7:15:30.00
157 Wirth, Theo Roseville, CA M 42 7:18:36.00
93 Wetzel, Nicholas San Luis Obispo, CA M 24 7:19:46.00
12 Farmer, George Incline Village, NV M 59 7:20:17.00
34 Moorehouse, Dave Sparks, NV M 39 7:21:24.00
98 Hiemstra, Stephanie Truckee, CA F 30 7:21:51.00
147 Bardessono, Leslie Napa, CA F 43 7:29:17.00
159 Lenderking, Hollis Palo Alto, CA M 56 7:31:52.00
162 Hurd, Linda Folsom, CA F 44 7:32:42.00
250 Whalen, Rob Willington, CT M 52 7:32:54.00
63 Church, Matt Bridgeport, CA M 22 7:34:21.00
145 Lobsitz, Eva Nevada City, CA F 45 7:35:10.00
154 Danner, Alex Loomis, CA M 49 7:37:20.00
79 Ginger, Derek San Jose, CA M 60 7:39:05.00
68 Daly, Tim Folsom, CA M 46 7:39:24.00
1 Castle, Brian Citrus Heights, CA M 49 7:41:29.00
14 Flaherty, Christine Sacramento, CA F 53 7:43:17.00
179 Lewis, Scott Park City, UT M 52 7:43:59.00
80 Riccio, Ed Union City, CA M 51 7:44:36.00
90 Stevenson, Jeff Solvang, CA M 60 7:45:21.00
52 Wetzel, Cindy Paradise, CA F 49 7:45:42.00
126 James, Diana Alamo, CA F 43 7:46:25.00
115 Kato, Diane Auburn, CA F 50 7:47:07.00
109 WUNDER, LESLIE Carson City, NV F 45 7:48:54.00
139 Cunningham, Chris South Lake Tahoe, CA M 50 7:50:45.00
49 Truscott, Elke Alta, CA F 42 7:51:17.00
64 Bettles, Jennie Oakland, CA F 42 7:51:55.00
120 Barbier, Jeff Rancho Cordova, CA M 41 7:54:17.00
146 Troska, Eric Reno, NV M 29 7:57:07.00
91 Thompson, Mary Reno, NV F 35 7:59:02.00
175 Davies, Tyler Carson City, NV M 16 8:00:00.00
56 Zea, Donn Grass Valley, CA M 48 8:03:06.00
123 Brinton, Marjorie Durango, CO F 50 8:04:16.00
110 Bartelheim, Sharon Sparks, NV F 47 8:06:03.00
4 Brobeck, Teresa Las Cruces, NM F 46 8:06:53.00
19 Haines, Chris Coto De Caza, CA M 47 8:09:57.00
135 Ottenheimer, Jim Livermore, CA M 51 8:20:24.00
35 Nishide, Hiroyuki Rye, NY M 45 8:25:11.00
97 Robinson, Wendy Truckee, CA F 39 8:25:51.00
28 Knight, Robert Longmont, CO M 38 8:36:42.00
129 Scannell, Joan Pollock Pines, CA F 60 8:39:47.00
45 Thompson, Brad Lafayette, CA M 48 8:40:51.00
88 Rogers, Jim Reno, NV M 49 8:42:47.00
7 Comer, Thomas Atascadero, CA M 62 8:45:43.00
33 Markoe, Sarah Foresthill, CA F 41 8:47:22.00
101 Key, Elizabeth Marysville, CA F 43 8:48:36.00
127 McKinley, Sara Granite Bay, CA F 47 8:51:37.00
77 Peck, Ron H Sacramento, CA M 64 8:53:59.00
151 Holcomb, Russell Boulder, CO M 44 9:03:24.00
18 Furnish, James Ridgecrest, CA M 63 9:05:03.00
85 Wholey, Jim Saratogo, CA M 59 9:09:44.00
182 Robinson, Gillian Palo Alto, CA F 49 9:09:46.00
170 Baker, Allyson Reno, NV F 39 9:10:09.00
3 Bremmer, Shane Roseville, CA M 36 9:11:43.00
113 Walsh-Curley, Christina Auburn, CA F 48 9:12:07.00
95 Murphy, Bonnelle Solvang, CA F 58 9:12:08.00
27 Knifong, Shelly Paradise, CA F 41 9:12:42.00
22 Hickman, Melisa Novato, CA F 36 9:16:16.00
82 Stotts, John Santa Clara, CA M 59 9:17:24.00
177 Howard, Jason Norwalk, CT M 52 9:21:25.00
106 Matalsol, Juan Antioch, CA M 46 9:22:00.00
16 Freeman, Don Carson City, NV M 56 9:23:26.00
114 Curley, Dennis Auburn, CA M 49 9:27:14.00
168 Berreyesa, Jane Novato, CA F 44 9:27:48.00
84 Surface, Cheryl Carson City, NV F 48 9:32:21.00
169 Rensch, Teresa Truckee, CA F 38 9:32:27.00
21 Hayes, Janet Shingle Springs, CA F 50 9:38:20.00
107 Ramos, Steve Danville, CA M 47 9:42:10.00
131 Shaffer, Judi San Rafael, CA F 46 9:52:48.00
99 Hopkins, Jim Auburn, CA M 57 9:57:55.00
140 Eberhart, Davis Concord, CA M 39 9:59:13.00
174 Case, Dean Woodland, CA M 41 10:20:19.00
50 Tyler, Goody Norfolk, VA M 54 10:20:20.00
178 Marchant, Kari Bishop, CA F 48 10:20:25.00
89 Shiinoki, Christine San Ramon, CA F 28 10:20:25.00
180 LaRand, Filiesha Honolulu, HI F 51 10:36:31.00
237 Mustari, Mike Tucker, GA M 58 10:39:45.00
236 Suyenaga, Jean San Jose, CA F 39 10:40:44.00
111 Fisher, Lucinda Fair Oaks, CA F 64 10:44:07.00
40 Rios, Chris Ridgecrest, CA M 64 10:50:17.00
104 Elia, Barbara Modesto, CA F 61 11:04:22.00
31 Lee, Dale Martinez, CA M 51 11:04:23.00
74 Karadi, Kiran Milpitas, CA M 31 11:15:32.00
83 Subbaraya, Padma Milpitas, CA F 31 11:24:09.00
29 Jebian, Lee Mountain View, CA M 65 11:25:54.00
30 Jebian, Wini Mountain View, CA F 62 11:32:55.00
6 Chappel, John Reno, NV M 74 11:51:53.00
166 Chappel, Laura South Lake Tahoe, CA F 40 11:51:53.00
39 Read, Margie Placerville, CA F 53 12:06:56.00
108 Van Camp, Gordon Placerville, CA M 58 12:06:56.00
125 Callinan, Mike Capitola, CA M 49 12:11:50.00
66 Brunjes, Dave Saratogo, CA M 28 12:13:59.00
71 Favela, Rose Ann Vacaville, CA F 49 12:22:35.00
24 Hoepfel, Jeanie Houston, TX F 58 12:23:05.00
75 Keith, Ralph Vacaville, CA M 46 13:17:17.00

Bib# Name Home Town Sex Age Time
358 Kozak, Jeff Bishop, CA M 32 8:46:35.00
375 Rambach, Whit Auburn, CA M 39 9:07:09.00
256 Winkelman, Mark Reno, NV M 41 9:11:43.00
366 Turner, Darold Redding, CA M 40 9:26:03.00
353 Nom, No San Rafael, CA M 30 9:31:44.00
369 Zurn, Molly Reno, NV F 35 9:34:26.00
336 Ewers, Benjamin Menlo Park, CA M 36 9:34:41.00
331 Maracci, Sylvie Los Angeles, CA F 36 9:41:39.00
354 Reynolds, Jeremy Los Gatos, CA M 26 9:47:09.00
370 Roget, Vance Modesto, CA M 52 10:16:06.00
287 Merlis, Josh Albany, NY M 24 10:16:25.00
277 Lanaud, Christopher Guilderland, NY M 38 10:16:26.00
352 McKinley, Lee Granite Bay, CA M 45 10:17:35.00
302 Rogowski, Ronald Rocklin, CA M 34 10:23:32.00
351 Korn, Peter Auburn, CA M 41 10:30:18.00
258 Dunlap, Scott Woodside, CA m 37 10:36:42.00
337 Dobrowalski, Jay Moorpark, CA M 27 10:40:35.00
348 Gorrell, Wilson Auburn, CA M 38 10:44:53.00
327 Swisher, Kevin Danville, CA M 32 10:45:49.00
357 Swan, Jeff Truckee, CA M 29 10:46:10.00
373 Corzan, Alessia Manhatten Beach, CA F 35 10:50:52.00
289 McLaughlin, Deanna Salt Lake City, UT F 50 10:52:22.00
344 Hawkes, Abbie Salt Lake City, UT F 22 10:57:06.00
378 Williams, David Minden, NV M 52 11:02:27.00
276 Koch, Randy Sunol, CA M 48 11:12:42.00
334 Hicks, Eric Sparks, NV M 51 11:17:59.00
275 Kleps, Michael South Lake Tahoe, CA M 27 11:18:25.00
286 Newman, David Reno, NV M 26 11:20:02.00
265 Halloran, Robin Durango, CO F 33 11:22:13.00
372 Kronkhyte, Robert Tahoe City, CA M 50 11:23:41.00
254 Conner, Matthew Cincinnati, OH M 36 11:24:19.00
306 Thompson, Dennis Tyler, TX M 59 11:32:28.00
297 Nygren, Trudy El Dorado Hills, CA F 43 11:33:10.00
364 Crothers, Brien Middletown, CA M 47 11:36:45.00
360 Johnson, David Kings Beach, CA m 37 11:40:02.00
359 Martinez, Julian Oakland, CA M 44 11:41:42.00
349 Fitzwater, Loren Grass Valley, CA M 51 11:47:59.00
322 Jackson, Mario El Cerrito, CA M 34 11:49:39.00
284 Mackey, Monte Lake Isabella, CA M 50 11:59:59.00
266 Hampel, Leslie Evergreen, CO F 40 12:07:46.00
355 Rogers, Jeffery Oakland, CA M 44 12:17:06.00
267 Harrington, Elise Lakewood, CO F 50 12:18:12.00
261 Eisner, Bruce South Lake Tahoe, CA M 51 12:18:58.00
377 Schollard, Jim Sausalito, CA M 39 12:19:10.00
350 Allen, Robert San Francisco, CA M 38 12:27:00.00
356 Susman, James Portland, OR M 42 12:29:39.00
293 Muradyan, Benjamin Citrus Heights, CA M 18 12:33:06.00
328 Stein, Jeff Irvine, CA M 40 12:34:54.00
324 Zarnetske, Meghan Salt Lake City, UT F 25 12:36:41.00
305 Swanson, Grant Carmel, CA M 54 12:44:11.00
333 Kajiwara, Eric Ridgecrest, CA M 59 12:45:43.00
338 Dewees, Linda Inyokern, CA F 49 12:49:08.00
316 Wilkinson, Kim Salinas, CA F 47 12:55:12.00
341 Bruen, Kevin Salt Lake City, UT M 33 12:57:47.00
309 Vosti, Eileen Bear Valley, CA F 43 13:03:18.00
303 Sanford, Terri Sunol, CA F 45 13:05:47.00
251 Bailey, Lee Atlanta, GA F 46 13:13:19.00
304 Singleton, Elizabeth Atlanta, GA F 37 13:13:20.00
325 Walters, Jennifer Hume, CA F 27 13:15:13.00
326 Walters, Chris Hume, CA M 25 13:15:14.00
268 Harry, Thomas San Mateo, CA M 51 13:23:45.00
371 Styer, Jack Modesto, CA M 54 13:25:24.00
340 Culver, Gary Goodyear, AZ M 53 13:31:45.00
320 Feissner, Herman Fort Collins, CO M 34 13:37:32.00
270 Ingelse, Kathy Bend, OR F 47 13:47:54.00
323 Barton, Michelle Laguna Miguel, CA F 35 13:52:18.00
280 Legg, Debbi Suwanee, GA F 41 13:53:01.00
291 Mooney, Lynn Marietta, GA F 44 13:53:01.00
311 Watts, Anne Broomfield, CO F 50 14:06:16.00
272 Johnson, Marc Rialto, CA M 36 14:07:10.00
273 Johnson, Tanya Rialto, CA F 45 14:07:11.00
319 Reynolds, Drew Dana Point, CA M 40 14:13:26.00
288 McCormick, Kevin Dallas, TX M 47 14:21:05.00
374 Moses, Bob Bakersfield, CA M 60 14:24:52.00
367 Livingston, Peter Wrightwood, CA M 33 14:37:13.00
368 Hanke, Karen Santa Rosa, CA F 44 14:51:33.00
283 Lusk, Cynthia Graeagle, CA F 43 15:21:45.00
271 Jenkins, Joel Ewa Beach, HI M 45 15:48:15.00
343 Finley, Mike bakersfield, CA M 41 16:00:28.00
279 Larsen, Joe South Jordan, UT M 56 16:04:26.00
262 Emery, Larry Murray, UT M 56 16:14:03.00
290 Miller, Christine Sunnyvale, CA F 47 16:14:05.00
339 Kaisersatt, Tom San Jose, CA M 66 16:14:07.00
321 Rao, Anil Sunnyvale, CA M 30 16:44:17.00
298 Patel, Rajeev San Jose, CA M 46 16:44:18.00

Bib# Name Home Town Sex Age Time
502 Halekas, Jasper Oakland, CA M 30 20:18:03
553 Bien, Rod Bend, OR M 34 21:30:11
541 Roark, Steve Carson City, NV M 38 22:51:33
570 Robinson, Brian Mountain View, CA M 45 23:02:39
591 Turk, Tim Ashland, OR M 39 23:14:23
569 Gifford, Jamie Seatac, WA M 44 23:38:36
589 Teasley, Carson Foresthill, CA M 26 23:38:36
577 Peitzsch, Erich Truckee, CA M 27 23:57:40
567 Chromzak, Christopher Rensselaer, NY M 21 26:01:40
525 Jensen, Karl Unknown, NA M 56 26:09:54
582 Driver, Jack Soda Springs, CA m 37 26:24:29
588 Gower, Calum Atascadero, CA M 42 26:31:17
562 VanDenen, Diane Sedalia, CO F 46 26:56:43
544 Ruvalcaba, David Madera, CA M 51 26:59:51
523 Jegerlehner, Beat Los Altos, CA M 37 27:06:17
581 Crockett, Davy Saratoga Springs, UT M 47 28:04:49
584 Ruiz, George Carson City, NV M 49 28:11:22
550 Watts, Matthew Broomfield, CO M 49 28:26:08
559 Perry, Chris La Grande, OR M 41 28:35:11
533 Meyer, Jack Foresthill, CA M 42 28:37:32
538 Pelton, Molly Grass Valley, CA F 27 28:46:25
508 Dickinson, Bob Auburn, CA M 51 28:48:42
564 Chamberlain, Matthew Tucson, AZ M 34 28:52:20
566 Fiet, Richard Ogden, UT M 37 29:06:00
594 Lundell, Don Palo Alto, CA M 44 29:06:00
530 Mark, John Santa Cruz, CA M 53 29:33:45
551 Welch, Kathy Auburn, CA F 53 29:33:45
543 Rus, Dan Placerville, CA M 39 29:38:07
580 Beattie, Kelly Livermore, CA F 43 30:44:40
532 McFadden, Linda Modesto, CA F 43 31:07:01
578 Davis III, Frederick Bedford, OH M 58 31:23:31
552 Wieneke, Mark Oak View, CA M 54 31:26:25
565 Fu, Chihping Fremont, CA m 40 31:31:31
555 Moore, Matthew wofford Heights, CA M 49 31:36:28
507 Davidson, Peggy Grass Valley, CA F 50 31:41:53
558 Kumeda, Andy Torrance, CA M 38 31:42:00
587 Huss, Michael Auburn, CA M 47 31:42:01
509 Dillingham, Sarah Vacaville, CA F 30 32:06:36
519 Halke II, Donald Newport, PA M 47 32:17:10
517 Gerber, Vince Arvada, CO M 51 32:21:55
512 Fairbank, Chet Reno, NV M 33 32:34:23
501 Rhodes, John Reno, NV M 58 32:40:00
576 Rhodes, Terry Reno, NV F 50 32:40:00
571 Machray, John Unknown, NA M 55 32:49:21
549 Tannehill, Kenny Napa, CA M 45 32:53:18
527 Kerse, Jim Unknown, NA M 57 32:57:51
528 Kozinc, Gabor Pasadena, CA M 43 33:00:43
537 Nguyen, Mylinh Milpitas, CA F 47 33:00:54
579 Paulson, Marianne Pleasanton, CA F 42 33:19:06
542 Rozinsky, Dmitry Austin, TX M 30 33:23:42
524 Jenkins, Reina Ewa Beach, HI F 44 34:07:10
568 Bell, Kati Markleeville, CA F 42 34:11:34
548 Tanaka, Mark Castro Valley, CA M 39 34:24:54
503 Andersen, Jill Reno, NV F 29 DNF
504 Andrews, Bill Reno, NV M 54 DNF
505 Carroll, Patricia Waipahu, HI F 56 DNF
506 Cook, Michael Santa Rosa, CA M 35 DNF
510 Ackdoe, Erol Paia, HI M 39 DNF
513 Fejes, Paul Colfax, CA M 36 DNF
514 Fisher, Dann Manhattan, KS M 42 DNF
515 Fors, John Menlo Park, CA M 39 DNF
516 Garcia, Mike Pearl City, HI M 58 DNF
518 Gibson, Juanita "Gail" Atlanta, GA F 43 DNF
520 Hampel, Fred Evergreen, CO M 41 DNF
521 Huff, Jeff Honolulu, HI M 44 DNF
535 Neumann, Alan Bakersfield, CA M 51 DNF
536 Neumann, Deborah Bakersfield, CA F 54 DNF
539 Pham, Chau Milpitas, CA M 52 DNF
545 Seiberg, Jaret Silver Spring, MD M 36 DNF
546 Sigler, Devon Denver, CO M 19 DNF
547 Sitler, Bob Lynchburg, VA M 47 DNF
554 Bahr, Tracy Bend, OR F 34 DNF
556 Wright, Phil San Ramon, CA m 62 DNF
560 Sanders, Dorsh Bakersfield, CA M 63 DNF
561 Stolen, Ernest Central, AK M 57 DNF
563 Van Hooser, Grae Sparks, NV M 46 DNF
572 Rutherford IV, John San Diego, CA M 27 DNF
574 Wittman, David Davis, CA m 37 DNF
583 Jarrell, Herb Kilgore, TX M 62 DNF
585 Corbin, Leigh Murrieta, CA F 45 DNF
590 Taylor, William Roseville, CA M 30 DNF
592 Corbett, Catra Fremont, CA F 41 DNF
593 Bratches, Dan Unknown, NA M 38 DNF
595 Degazoa, Suzanna Glendora, CA F 42 DNF
596 Limb, Troy Camino, CA M 45 DNF
597 Moss, Debra Sacramento, CA F 49 DNF
526 Jensen, Ken Salt Lake City, UT M 38 DNF
573 Richman, David Redondo Beach, CA M 42 DNF
511 Edde, Rob Bend, OR M 36 DNS
531 Martinez, John San Diego, CA M 52 DNS
557 Collins, Jeff Valejo, CA M 52 DNS
586 Schmidt, Lee American Canyon, CA M 66 DNS

Total Count 92


DNF 33

Total 56

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