Monthly Archives: August 2007

Wasatch 100 and the SpeedGoat odds 17

Speedgoat Odds…a tough challenge for the Wasatch 100! Kyle Skaggs…5-2 Focused primarily on this race and the best chance for a Course Record Jasper Halekas…5-1 Strong Tahoe Rim 100, his speed is showing and will give Kyle a run for it. Brandon Sybrowsky…7-1 Where has he been, must be ready to rip one, has it […]

Karl Meltzer on Mt. Blanc 23

Europeans dominate the Tour Du Mont Blanc! U.S. get’s schooled…and learns a little of the French language. Alot was said about the race in France, both positive and negative. Local knowledge plays a huge factor, as the Europeans took the best route around the Mt. Blanc Massif. Corners were cut, aid was given… apparently this […]

Mont-Blanc notes 8

Fellow speedgoat should be back to the states today, once Karl returns I expect to have an update on that monster course in Chamonix. I saw some notes from Hal that mentioned the difficulty of this course was second to none. To have all three big dogs go down tells me this course would be […]

du Mont-Blanc USA vs. Europeans 84

Well the biggest show down in trail running is about to happen, Meltzer, Jurek and Koerner are representing the USA vs. those crafty Europeans. We do not know much about the top Europeans except it’s their home course and we are there to steal the show. Karl e-mailed me and said the course is awesome […]

100 miles of ups and downs 17

Finally after 18 ultramarathons in a row my streak came to a end! I had some scar tissue next to my Achilles tendon from the Bighorn 100 that took away my ability to run down hill after about 58 miles. I was coming down Hope pass on one good leg when I decided to make […]

Trail Running tip 12

Notes from the Goats Check this out, I learned this by mistake! I was running Zane Grey earlier this year where the terrain is extremely rugged and rocky. I was cruising with my biking gloves on to protect myself from any falls. Well to take that a step further a lot of times I am […]

Speed Goat updates 4

An Interview With Karl Meltzer, the Wasatch Speedgoat and 2006 Ultrarunner of the Year Meltzer spun the treadmill a little faster then Jurek at the OR Show, posting a 1.50-1.44, was there some sand bagging? Dave Mackey took the prize with a distance off 1.58 miles covered in 15 minutes. I went running with Dave […]

DU MONT-BLANC press release ! 13

A perfect sports plateau! This 5th edition will be marked by the presence of an exceptional sports plateau bringing together almost all of the best world specialists in ultra-trailing. In particular, it will be a theatre for Europe/USA confrontation without precedent. The winners of the first four editions, Dawa Sherpa ( Nepal ), Vincent Delebarre […]

Mt. Blanc and Leadville 100 21

Time to focus on the next challenge, Meltzer and Jurek go head to head again at Tour de Mount Blanc in Chamonix on August 24, 2007. Being a North Face event maybe we will see how Dean the machine will do against the Jureks and Meltzers of the Ultra world? Meltzer and Jurek are going […]

Wolfe repeats as National 50 Mile Trail Champion 4

Mike Wolfe repeats as “National 50 Mile Trail Champion“ WITHOUT music in his ears, Mike Wolfe took home the prestigious title winning easily with a 25 minute margin slipping under 7 hours. Nikki Kimball also ran a stellar race breaking the previous record again running 7:39. Scott McCoubrey’s leadership at this event proves it to […]