June 5/6, 2010
100 mile run, 100k run, 38 mile fun run
Webmaster Mary and her dear friend Dennis Hanna completed their first 100 mile run.
After completing their first 50 miler in May, 2009, they set their sights on the 100 mile challenge.
Logging thousands of miles on trails, reading every piece of advice from 100 mile veterans, the two
carefully prepared for the event.
Race morning arrived with an encouraging forecast. Steady temperatures in the 60s and low 70s and a moderate chance of rain.
The steady temperatures lasted only a few hours. By early afternoon, the temperature climbed into the low 80s.
Late afternoon brought a nice drizzle, which steadily increased into heavy rain and thunderstorms, lasting well after dark.
Sections of the trails turned into ankle deep raging rivers of mud.
The heavy rains left the runners with extra challenges at night: soggy trails, lots of mud, huge unavoidable puddles, and
drooping foliage that obscured the trail.
Of the 155 that started the 100 mile run, only 51 completed the 100 miles.
Interested in a 100 mile race? There are 49 in the USA. Click here for MapShot and race list