Ian Maddison's inspiring ultra update includes recent results from the USATF ultra championships. Congratulations to Brian, Roger, Margaret, and Misty for their excellent racing at the Bandera 100k. Upcoming ultras are Black Canyon (AZ), Antelope Canyon (AZ), Sierra Vista (Las Cruces, NM), Monument Valley (Navajo Reservation), and Vegas Moonlight (NV).
4th David Coblentz (M 51) 3:57:22
5th Richard Knapp (M 62) 4:04:55
8th Roger Squires (M 53) 4:22:40
16th Cliff Matthews (M 51) 5:03:37
31st Nick Juskiewicz (M 53) 5:32:19
33rd Ian Maddieson (M 71) 5:33:51
244th Bobby Keogh (M 64) 28:58:36
Also 50 mi: 5 starters, 4 finishers, including Dianna Keogh (F 58)16:28:40
27th Maria Ladd (F 51) 6:13:07
28th Kurt Coonrod (M 53) 6:18:02
NM Runners included:
24-hr: Cynthia Hammond (F 45) 41.992 mi
Hanna Arzigian (F 21 Edgewood) 41.992 mi
David Infante (M 49) 74.535 mi
Chris Peverada (M 26) 74.535 mi
Vlad Henzl (M 35) 88.183 mi
72-hr: Jim Arzigian (M 60 Edgewood) 101.83 miles
Ian Maddieson 30:26:00
9th Ken Gordon M48 5:20:30
12th Chris McElveny M 41 5:28:50
24th Roger Squires M52 5:54:10
25th Richard Knapp M61 5:54:50
29th James Breyfogle M31 6:09:30
38th Brian Pilgrim M47 6:44:22
44th Steven Grossman M53 7:09:34
69th Jane Cudney F44 8:54:31
70th Margaret Ochs F38 8:54:32
81st Misty Pilgrim F48 10:08:25
(Disqualified in marathon for missing a timing mat!)
- 26 finishers in 50 miler - New course record in 50 miler by Jacob Lawence of St. Paul MN in 8:50:40
- 21 in marathon including Jean Herbert, 3rd overall in 4:42:18.
ARR finisher - 14th Andrea Feucht 26:14
100 miles finishers
16th Chris McElveny (Albuquerque) M41 21:45:00
24th Erin Churchill (Rio Rancho) F32 22:56:21
78th Clifford Matthews (Albuquerque) M50 26:50:59
100km (drop down from 100 mi)
Neil Blake (Rio Rancho) M48 12:43:39
Bobby Keogh (Tijeras) M64 17:25:09
Only NM finisher: Ferdinand De Souza (El Prado, M 60) in 34:05:14
Richard Iverson in 29:38:22
Margaret Ochs in 29:44:12
50 mile finishers included Jean Herbert 10:49:29.
Emily Kagan (F32 Albuquerque) 7:46:33
Andrea Feucht (F39 Cedar Crest) 8:23:30
Erin Churchill (Rio Rancho) in 75km
Won by Steven Moore in 21:34:00 with 5½ hour lead over runner-up.
59th Katrin Silva 23:16:25 (4th woman overall, 1st in 40-49 age group)
219th Ken Gordon 27:33:54
399th Cliff Matthews 29:18:32
30th Steve Grossman 23:40:51
31st Bobby Keogh 23:50:11
3 finishers in 100 mi, including
3rd Megan Dell (Albuquerque) F 40 31:37:2
14 finishers in 50 mile, including
4th James Breyfogle (Rio Rancho) M 31 10:20:41
29 finishers in 50 km, including
8th Sarah Dufay (Sandia Park) F 36 7:42:51
9th Kameron Straight (Albuquerque) F 40 8:07:44
11th Cheryl Duran (Tijeras) F 51 8:27:18
21st Kim King (Edgewood) F 48 10:15:14
22nd Randy Lexvold (Albuquerque) M 43 10:31:12
23rd Dianna Keogh (Tijeras) F 57 11:09:01
24th = Brian & Rene Martin (Albuquerque) M 44, F 48 11:33:58
28th = Erin & Lisa Mayer (Albuquerque) F 42, F 39 13:17:12
81st Ken Gordon (Albuquerque) M 48 23:35:03
97th Eric Pope (Albuquerque) M 50 24:07:07
107th Katrin Silva (Las Vegas) F 42 24:58:32
21st David Coblentz M 50 33:55:52
28th Blake Wood M 54 36:46:42
53rd Bill Geist M 42 40:40:50
55th Neil Blake M 48 40:48:15
74th Ken Gordon M 48 42:54:07
84th Steve Pero M 61 44:39:48
90th Dennis Drey M 61 45:52:31
102nd Deb Pero F 58 47:43:58
106th Jean Herbert F 56 48:38:15
172nd Ian Maddieson M 70 28:19: 37
This season at the end of one year and the beginning of the next is when we all look back on the past year and forward to the next. Ultra-runners do the same.
Looking back on the past year, the three local ultra events associated with the club had a great year in 2014. The Cedro Peak races in April had an increase of 18% in total finishers over 2013 and new womens’ records in both races (Katrin Silva - 8:47:33 in the 45 miles, and Maria Petzold - 4:27:39 in the 45 km). The Mt. Taylor 50K in early October had a 13% increase in finishers and is already a hot ticket in the ultra world due to the fantastic course and a 175 cap on number of entrants. Michele Hummel set a new best womens’ time of 5:19:19 this year. The Deadman Peaks races later in October recorded a striking 47% increase in finishers with the slightly-longer-than-a-marathon race proving especially popular. Michelle Hummel again set a new womens’ record in this event of 4:20:17. Thanks to race directors Kim King and Ken Gordon for these great events.
Elsewhere in the state, there were other memorable ultra events. In May the scenic Sierra Vista 50 km near Las Cruces had 29 finishers. The Jemez Mountain races near Los Alamos in May were hit by severe late-season weather with strong winds driving snow and freezing rain into runners. The 50 mile run was shut down before most runners finished but Anton Krupicka nonetheless set a new mens’ record of 8:07:07 before the closure. Only 20 50-mile runners reached the finish line due to closure. Most of the 50km runners passed the last “recallable” checkpoint before the weather deteriorated and 158 survived to the finish (compared to 195 in 2013). The volunteers who stayed at remote aid stations despite the conditions deserve even more than the usual heartfelt gratitude from racers. The Angel Fire races in June had a total of 45 finishers at distances from 100 miles to 50km, up slightly from 42 in 2013.
Many club and local runners had a great year in 2014. Just a few highlights are mentioned here. Bobby Keogh finished four 100 milers (Coldwater Rumble, Rocky Raccoon, Grand Canyon, Javelina Jundred) as well a good number of shorter races. Cliff Matthews finished the Bighorn, Javelina and Cajun Coyote 100 milers. Ken Gordon finished his 5th Hardrock 100, Susan Gardner and Neil Blake finshed their third. Out of 8 ultra races in 2014, Katrin Silva was first woman in 5, including both the Cedro Peak 45 mile and Deadman Peaks 50 mile.
In January, many ultra-runners are planning what races they might be attempting in the New Year. Many high-demand races have lotteries for entry. Some results are already known. Cliff Matthews and Katrin Silva are in Western States 2015. Dave Coblentz, Susan Gardner, Deb Pero, Margaret Gordon and Ken Gordon got lucky (?) in the Hardrock100 lottery. Results for some other lotteries are still pending.
As we enter the New Year, the ultra scene in New Mexico looks healthy. As well as continuing events we look forward to a new race, the Cactus to Cloud trail run (50 km) finishing at Cloudcroft and scheduled for May 2, 2015.
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