January 16, 2023 – iRunFar



This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThe HURT 100 Mile in Hawai’i and the Montane Backbone Race within the U.Ok. couldn’t be run in two extra totally different climates, however these extremes are on the high of this week’s column. We’re sprinkling within the Coldwater Rumble group of races and the Houston Half Marathon amongst different favorites too.

HURT 100 Mile – Honolulu, Hawai’i

Named as an acronym for the Hawaiian Extremely Working Crew (HURT), the five-lap run is exceptionally technical within the rainforest above Honolulu. There’s 20 stream crossing and 24,500 ft of elevation acquire alongside the way in which too.


Alyssa Clark dominated the ladies’s run. She completed in 24:35, and that was hours forward of everybody else. Clark received the Moab 240 Mile final 12 months and the Lake Sonoma 100k too. Katherina Laan was second in 26:46 and race native Teresa Allman ran 28:00 for third. .


Nate Jaqua, the race’s runner-up again in 2020, received this 12 months’s race in 23:14. The time was 37 minutes again from his earlier end. Nathan Cogswell and Eric Wesolowski had been second and third in 25:57 and 26:00, respectively. Cogswell’s a Hawai’ian native however seems to have been racing HURT for the primary time.

Full outcomes.

Montane Backbone Race – Pennine Method, United Kingdom

The purpose-to-point journey goes for 268 miles, as soon as in the summertime and as soon as within the winter. Moreover, the Backbone Challenger South race runs for 108 miles on the similar time, and the Backbone Dash runs for 46 miles. There are two extra races on this massive, five-event week, which incorporates some 500 entrants from 22 international locations in whole. The races bought out inside three minutes of registration opening.

Backbone Race

It’s early. On the time of this writing, Claire Bannwarth (France) leads the ladies’s race, with simply over two hours on Hannah Rickman (U.Ok.) in second. Final 12 months’s winner, Elaine Bisson (U.Ok.) was up entrance with Bannwarth early on, however dropped from the race at Hebden after 12 hours.

Claire Bannwarth leads the 2023 Backbone Race ladies’s race. Picture: Backbone Race

Damian Corridor (U.Ok.) at present leads Kim Collison (U.Ok.) within the males’s race and they’re forward of John Kelly’s male course report at this early level within the race. Collison and Corridor pushed an aggressive tempo a 12 months in the past however each dropped late in tremendously difficult circumstances.

Kim Collison and Damian Hall

Kim Collison and Damian Corridor lead the 2023 Backbone Race males’s race. Picture: Backbone Race

Backbone Challenger

Sarah Hodgson and Rory Harris received the Backbone Challenger race. The 2 completed the 108-mile winter epic in 33:26 and 26:25.

Backbone Dash

Louise Venables (U.Ok.) set a brand new ladies’s course report in 11:39, and Jon Protect (U.Ok.) was practically an hour forward of everybody else as males’s winner in 8:10. The Dash ran for 46 miles.


Extra Races and Runs

Redding Marathon – Redding, California

Ultrarrunners dominated! The ladies’s winner was ultrarunner Roxanne Woodhouse in 3:38. For the lads, Ian Sharman and Chris DeNucci took to the roads for a moist and windy marathon. The pair of ultrarunners completed in 2:43 and a pair of:54, for second and third place within the males’s race. The boys’s champ was Blake Zufall in 2:36.  Full outcomes.

Coldwater Rumble – Goodyear, Arizona

Aravaipa Working’s large weekend at Estrella Mountain Regional Park included race distances as much as 100 miles. Kelly Teeselink and Jeff Browning received the lengthy race in 20:17 and 18:07, and Natalie Horn and Don Reichelt had been quickest over 52 miles in 9:33 and eight:14. It was Browning’s twenty seventh 100-mile win. Alison Baca was the 52k ladies’s winner in 4:05, and males’s chief Matthew Deyo completed in 4:10. Full outcomes.

Wildcatter 50k – Graham, Texas

Jessie Winnett and Alyssa Babb completed the 50k collectively in 7:31, and Pieter Steenkamp was the primary man of the small area of 10 finishers in 5:27. Full outcomes.

Houston Half Marathon – Houston, Texas

Whether or not as a half marathon or a full marathon, Houston’s one of many nation’s quickest races. Qualifying requirements for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon stand at 2:37 for the complete and 1:12 for the half for girls, and a pair of:18 for the complete and 1:03 for the half for males and a pair of path runners simply missed these marks. Emkay Sullivan ran 1:13 within the ladies’s half marathon. Sullivan’s registered for subsequent month’s FOURmidable 50k in California. Fernando Cabada, age 40, ran 1:04 within the half marathon. A former nationwide class street runner, he’s now a generally path runner and ultrarunner with a 3rd place on the 2021 Caumsett 50k amongst his extremely finishes. Full outcomes.

Frozen Gnome 50k – Crystal Lake, Illinois

Rachel Burke received for the fourth time, and her 5:16 end was her quickest. The time additionally threatened a course report that dates again to 2013. Todd Gunter topped the lads’s group in 4:26. Full outcomes.

Rachel Burke - Frozen Gnome 50k women's winner

Rachel Burke, the Frozen Gnome 50k ladies’s winner. Picture: Jennifer Thorsen

Todd Gunter - 2023 Frozen Gnome 50k men's winner

Todd Gunter, the 2023 Frozen Gnome 50k males’s winner. Picture: Jennifer Thorsen

Rocks and Roots 50k – Alum Creek State Park, Ohio

It seems that there have been no ladies’s 50k finishers, and Brian Briones beat out Harvey Lewis for the lads’s lead with 4:29 and 4:35 finishes. Full outcomes.

Phunt 50k – Elkton, Maryland

Codi Januszkiewicz and Jake Landon received the 2 lap 50k in 5:01 and 4:26. Full outcomes.

Swamp Stomper 50k – Millington, Tennessee

Dannon Eubanks and Siyan Cao got here out of the swamp the quickest in 5:55 and 5:00. Full outcomes.

Chilly Rock 50k – Ellenboro, North Carolina

It appears like there have been simply seven finishers on the first-year occasion. Joseph Hiatt was first in 5:43, and there have been no feminine entrants. Full outcomes.

Bear Bait Ultras – Milton, Florida

The 50k leaders Ericka Bitz and Logan Elliott completed in 5:41 and 4:18, and 50-mile winners Anna Armfield and Tommy James clocked 8:31 and seven:30. Full outcomes.

Lengthy Haul 100 Mile – Land O’Lakes, Florida

Amanda Richmond and Kalo Axsom went 19:47 and 15:18 for the wins. Full outcomes.

Name for Feedback

  • What different outcomes and data are you able to share from this January weekend in path working and ultrarunning?
  • “Ultrarunning Journal’s” (North American) Ultrarunners of the Yr reveal is underway, with spots 4 to 10 having been introduced on the time of this writing. If I used to be a betting man, I’d guess that Marisa Lizak would be the largest oversight when the complete rankings land. She had two standout runs on the Desert Solstice Monitor Invitational within the voting window. She ran 151.89 miles over 24 hours late in 2021 and 156.58 miles over 24 hours in December 2022, and each had been contained in the voting window. The latter run ranks third-best all-time for Individuals, trailing solely Camille Herron and Courtney Dauwalter. She was additionally second at Spartathlon. What do you consider the rankings to date?



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