Due to a brutal fire season in Washington State the Plain 100M /100K was in jeopardy of being cancelled up to the last week before the race. Through the efforts of the race committed ( Christina / Tom ) and the USFS we were able to modify the course using almost 80% of the original course, still keeping the difficultly level very high.
by “Sherpa” John Lacroix (RD) The 1st Annual Tommyknocker Ultramarathons took place on Saturday, September 6th in Woodland Park, CO. This also marked the first official race of the new Human Potential Running Series in Colorado’s Front Range. Thirty-Seven runners took to the starting lines on race day. We sent the 100K runners out at 2:00am
I could see the plank was tilted. I could see the slip marks in the black mud on the end of the board. I could see the footprints next to the plank where other runners had stepped to avoid the danger. I was telling myself, “Don’t put your foot on the board.” But I put my foot there anyway…
by Richard Watson Water as salvation. Water as redemption. Water as…oh hell, somebody just give me some water. After leaving the Peachstone aid station (mile 28), all I could think about for the next ten miles was reaching the river crossing. There, for a few minutes, I would lie in its cool embrace – water
By Eric Ashley I started putting on sunscreen in the dark. It was 4:30 in the morning, the pitch-black dark pierced only by the headlamps of other runners and the headlights on the cars of occasional latecomers. The stars glittered above us, Cassiopeia in her chair, the Big Dipper pouring out its water, and Cygnus
by Andrew Cupino I have no race volunteer experience, but the Elkhorn Endurance Run was my first ultra, so it seemed appropriate to be my first volunteer experience as well. In the past two years I had run many a mile through the Elkhorns, so trekking into the Montana backcountry to pump creek water and