December 12, 2022 – iRunFar



This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThe Malaga Marathon, a Grassman reference, and a cross-country race round a polo discipline add some wild variety to this week’s column. It was a surprisingly large weekend, and we prefer it!

Desert Solstice Monitor Invitational – Phoenix, Arizona

24 Hour


Marisa Lizak was the general winner with 156.7 miles. That distance bettered Lizak’s private greatest for the mounted time by 4 miles, and once more certified her for the U.S. 24-hour crew. Lizak now ranks third greatest on the all-time chart behind Camille Herron and Courtney Dauwalter. She was second on the Spartathlon earlier this 12 months too.

Aly Allen was second in 141.1 miles. Allen, now dwelling in Barbados, too is a previous U.S. nationwide crew memberJian Springer was actually shut behind with 140.2 miles too.


Chad Lasater and Pat Hasler each reached the U.S. crew qualifying benchmark. The pair totaled 152.9 and 147.4 miles, respectively.

Olivier Leblond totaled 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) in 18:25, setting an American file within the males’s 50-t0-54 age group.

100 Mile


Camille Herron led everybody via 50 miles, hitting the space in 5:57. The time bettered her personal ladies’s 50-mile observe American file by two minutes. Herron took an 11-minute break after 50 miles after which bought again on the observe. She ran 7:35 for 100 kilometers, once more eclipsing her personal earlier ladies’s observe American file. This time she was simply lower than a minute higher than the previous file. After which she rallied once more. Herron reached 91.96 miles on the 12-hour mark, simply lacking a world file, and completed 100 miles in 13:02. That too bettered Herron’s personal ladies’s 100-mile observe American file.

Camille Herron - 2022 Desert Solstice Track Invitational

Camille Herron on her solution to setting a number of ladies’s observe American information on the 2022 Desert Solstice Monitor Invitational. Picture: Kevin McGinnis


Jeff Browning ran 100 miles in 15:33, and Andrew Skurka stopped after 50 miles achieved in 6:40.

Full outcomes.

Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB – Chiang Mai, Thailand

The race’s marquee distance ran for 171k — that’s 106 miles — and with some 10,000 meters — that’s nearly 33,000 ft — of elevation acquire. It additionally served as a Western States 100 Golden Ticket Race, the place two ladies and men every earned entries to the 2023 race version.


The lead ladies have been stretched out, nearly an hour aside on the end, however 100-mile debutante Jenny Quilty (Canada) overcame the course and the competitors to win in 27:24. Quilty was earlier eleventh on the 2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k.


Jenny Quilty - 2022 Doi Inthanon by UTMB 100 Mile women's winner

Jenny Quilty, the 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100 Mile ladies’s winner. Picture: Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB

Wen-Fei Xie (China) was second in 28:22, and Kaori Niwa (Japan) was third in 29:35.

The accompanying 100k — really 104k — race ran a lot nearer with Yuri Yoshizumi (Japan) ending simply forward of Hannah Allgood (USA). The pair got here via in 13:45 and 13:56, respectively.

Yuri Yoshizumi - 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100k women's winner

Yuri Yoshizumi, the 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100k ladies’s winner. Picture: Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB


Chinese language runners locked down the primary two males’s finishes. Jia-Ju Zhao and Can-Hua Luo completed in 21:53 and 22:11. Gediminas Grinius (Lithuania) was third in 22:47.

Jia-Ju Zhao - 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100 Mile men's winner

Jia-Ju Zhao, the 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100 Mile males’s winner. Picture: Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB

Huo-Hua Zhang (China) received the accompanying 104k race in 11:52, and 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile winner Wealthy Lockwood (USA) was second in 12:07.

Full outcomes.

Huo-Hua Zhang - 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100k men's winner

Huo-Hua Zhang, the 2022 Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100k males’s winner. Picture: Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB

Hellgate 100k – Fincastle, Virginia

A midnight begin provides to the problem of the wintry run via the Blue Ridge Mountains, whereas this 12 months additionally introduced loads of rain as properly.


Marisa Romeo led the ladies’s race in 13:04, and Leah Nicholson and Heather Dougherty ran 13:35 and 13:42 for second and third. Romeo’s had a hell of a 12 months. She received the Hellbender 100 Mile in Could too.


Michael Dubova dominated the boys’s run in 10:16. It was Dubova’s third straight win, and he completed simply two minutes again of his personal course file from 2021. He matched his 2020 end time.

Brian Culmo and Jordan Chang adopted subsequent in 10:55 and 11:14.

Full outcomes.

USATF Membership Cross Nation Championships – San Francisco, California

A tree fell on the course and the potential for better tree fall pushed a number of the races onto a mud observe circling a polo discipline. That was maybe the most important story to return out of the race. Path runners and ultrarunners are scattered via the races.

Chris Lundy, a previous U.S. Mountain Working Workforce member, was eleventh within the masters ladies’s 6k in 23:18.

Josh McAdams, he received the Bogus 50k in Idaho in October, was second within the masters males’s 10k in 29:05. His race was run on the altered course and certain not a full 10k. Eric Blake, like Lundy additionally a previous U.S. Mountain Working Workforce member, was 14th within the masters males’s race in 30:34, Chikara Omine was instantly behind in 30:35.

Courtney Olsen, per week after racing a marathon, was 86th in 20:16 within the open ladies’s 6k.

This 12 months’s JFK 50 Mile winner Garrett Corcoran ran 28:14 for forty fifth within the open males’s (shortened) 10k.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

Hitchcock Expertise 100 Mile – Honey Creek, Iowa

The races occur contained in the Hitchcock Nature Middle land. Jodi Semonell and Jefferey Pratt championed the 100 miler in 24:52 and 20:29. Full outcomes.

Jodi Semonell - 2022 Hitchcock Experience 100 Mile women's winner

Jodi Semonell, the 2022 Hitchcock Expertise 100 Mile ladies’s winner. Picture courtesy of Ron Ruhs.

Jeff Platt - 2022 Hitchcock Experience 100 Mile men's winner

Jeff Platt, the 2022 Hitchcock Expertise 100 Mile males’s winner. Picture courtesy of Ron Ruhs.

Kaci Lickteig and Desmond Cariveau received the 50 miler in 8:17 and eight:19. Lickteig holds the course file at 7:54, and relationship to 2016. Full outcomes.

Kaci Lickteig - 2022 Hitchcock Experience 50 Mile women's winner

Kaci Lickteig, the 2022 Hitchcock Expertise 50 Mile ladies’s winner. Picture courtesy of Ron Ruhs.

Desmond Cariveau - 2022 Hitchcock Experience 50 Mile men's winner

Desmond Cariveau, the 2022 Hitchcock Expertise 50 Mile males’s winner. Picture courtesy of Ron Ruhs.

Personliga Rekordens Tävling – Växjö, Sweden

Translated as “Private Data Race,” the indoor 375-meter observe was arrange for quick occasions. Lina Karlsson (Sweden) ran 133.0k (82.6 miles) over 12 hours, and as a 24-hour cut up, to set a brand new Swedish nationwide file. Louise Kjellson (Sweden) totaled 230.1k (143 miles) to win the 24-hour race outright and attain the qualifying commonplace for Sweden’s 24-hour nationwide crew towards subsequent 12 months’s world championships. Magnus Högfeldt (Sweden) totaled 220.3k (136.9 miles) to guide the boys’s 24-hour discipline. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Malaga Marathon – Malaga, Spain

Every week after dropping from the Valencia Marathon, 50k world file holder CJ Albertson ran 2:13 for tenth place on this one. Full outcomes.

Skyrun Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe

Official outcomes aren’t but out, however Emily Hawgood (Zimbabwe, lives within the U.S.) received the ladies’s race and bought to second total in 8:13 on the 56k course. The race leveled up the problem by going with out course markings. Full outcomes (when accessible).

K42 Canarias Marathon – Canary Islands, Spain

Gemma Arenas (Spain) sped previous the ladies in 4:49 and Miguel Heras (Spain) saved his throwback 12 months going with a 3:44 win. Full outcomes.

Tucson 50k – Oro Valley, Arizona

Contested as a part of an even bigger marathon occasion, the 50k wins went to Vivian Camille Bobbitt and Nathan King in 3:41 and three:24. Full outcomes.

Colossal-Vail 50/50 – Vail, Arizona

Kylie Aldaz received the 50-mile race in 8:40, and Ryan Raff led the boys in 6:38. Raff’s time was a brand new course file. Tracy Thelan and Emilio Anaya Happel received the 55k race in 5:46 and 4:17, respectively. Full outcomes.

Mosaic Path Run 50k – Liberty Hill, Texas

The 50k winners Samantha Bradley and Luis Resendiz completed in 5:25 and 4:29. Full outcomes.

Bigfoot 50k – Lore Metropolis, Ohio

I solely not too long ago discovered this, however Bigfoot is also referred to as Grassman in Ohio. It’s Bigfoot that they most regularly see in Salt Fort State Park although, and Grassman is elsewhere in Ohio. And so the Bigfoot 50k winners have been Mia Yeager and Eric Limkemann in 5:10 and 4:42. Full outcomes.

Seashore Nature Path 50k – Virginia Seaside, Virginia

Anne Spillane and Robert Mazzanti have been the day’s greatest in 4:34 and three:41. Full outcomes.

Freight Practice 100k – Farmville, Virginia

The fourth-year occasion topped Amber Lewis and Chet Luther as 100k winners in 10:46 and eight:56, and Kristin Herring and John Stilling took the 50k in 4:11 and three:26. Herring’s time was a brand new course greatest. Full outcomes.

Beast of the East 100 Mile – Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Each Lee Conner and Jake Moreau set new course information in 28:27 and 20:30. Full outcomes.

Prisoner of Conflict Extremely – Spartanburg, South Carolina

It was Lindsay Walter and Luke Jordan touching the 50k end first in 5:42 and 5:36. Full outcomes.

Name for Feedback

  • It’s the ultimate countdown, and simply two extra TWIRs stay on the 2022 calendar. What races are left?
  • And what races have been you at this weekend and from which you’ll share particulars? Go away a remark!



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