Ep 18 Ashley and Tim Sweep UROC

I review UROC, the Ultra Race of Champions. Including an interview with finisher Ashley Blake.

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UROC

Forever Trails water bottle I mentioned.

With Ashley at the finish

My run in Charleston West Virginia.

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

Union soldier

Lincoln

University of Charleston

Course maps

Shirt. SFuels. Medal.

Packet pickup.

Motel at Camp Blue Ridge.

Race morning: Francesca Conte

Anthony Kunkel

Amanda Basham

Michael Wardian

First part of race

Blue Ridge Parkway

Whetstone Ridge Trail

Back near 100K/50K split, around mile 32.

That’s the finish up there, but we won’t approach it from here in the end.

Going right past the eventual finish, around mile 34.

Just past the finish, heading out with 30 miles to go.

Up to Bald Mtn aid station.

Sections of second part of course. More rocks.

Ashley and Tim. Done!

With RD James Gill.

Ep 17 Hawkeye 50K & Backside Trail Marathon

In this episode I review two races I did in April, in Iowa and Kentucky. With interviews. Check it out!

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Relevant links:

Hawkeye 50K & 25K/Hawkeye Fallout/Other races put on by We Run

Backside Trail Marathon

Rabbit Test

Cycling to End Lupus

Here is a video of the Hawkeye 50K course. This is very useful. Note: when this was made, the course started at what is the second aid station encountered on the course.

Hawkeye 50K Pictures

Spillway

The course

Race day weather

Some pics from other races and other times of the year.

Coming up to second aid station.

Crushed gravel in winter.

The dam

Spillway.

Turn left onto the highway.

Lodge at start of race.

Casey O’Connor on the left. RD Brian Tharp on the right.

With RD’s Kris and Brian Tharp

Firefighter Casey O’Connor

Thorsday group

Race Goodies

Hu Hot’s Mongolian Grill. Yummmmm.

Backside Trail Marathon Pictures

The course

Race director Troy Shellhammer

Left to Right: Will Rivera, Cynthia Heady, John Wright

Race Goodies

Mmmm, Five Guys triple