Daily Archives: October 24, 2007

Speed Goat Trail Runner of the Year 10

Speedgoat of the Year Voting

The year 2007 has been awesome so far! Lots of stellar perfomances to look at, and many fast guys to vote for, to win the ultimate trophy donated by Wynn Davis…the goat master. I am going to nominate somewhere between 6-8 male and female runners, list all there accomplishments and let everyone vote on it. No more panels of voters, and $20 fees to get on the list, just us and all the accomplishments, it should be an interesting vote to say the least. No one has run away with it yet, and lots of races left. Races go till the end of December so all performances will be recognized until December 31st. We will start the list of statistics on December 1st and welcome anything we miss. And we know we might miss some, so please let us know if we do. This is not only for trail runners, it is for ALL ultrarunners, road performances will count just as much as trail races do. Even though we hate the road. It’s only fair, and this is what we are seeking.

Goat Goat Goat Who will win the mighty goat skull ?

Karl and I have decided to offer our own version of Trail Runner of the year. Who decides, the readers of WasatchSpeedGoat.com. You goaties will be voting to see who gets the mighty Speed Goat Skull. Wynn Davis , Goat Davis makes the killer trophies for the Wasatchspeedgoat 50k and hopes to win his own trophy next July 26, 2008 at Snowbird.

Voting will start January 1, 2008 the same day the Wasatch Speed Goat Ultra opens for entry at Snowbird!

Winner gets a free entry to the WSG 50k and collects the skull at the WSG 50k awards!


Meltzer at San Diego 100 5

OK, well I guess we all predicted a little lower than I ran. 17:46 was well over an hour slower than the slowest prediction. What can I say, it was good enough to win it for now. The course was deceptively harder than we thought. The highest GPS reading we got was 12,700 in climbing. Extremely minimal compared to most ultra 100s. Lots of soft sand, with a cupped trail making it hard to really run fast. The fire roads were the most technical parts, the 90 degree temp made it a little slower, with a breeze decieving us with hydration. Sound like whining……no way, just another day at the office, and I ‘m sure glad to be home on the couch right now. I will say the record is somewhat soft and very much breakable by at least an hour. Something to possibly shoot for in the future. Thanks for all the predictions! It is super cool to sit here now and read all this.
Javelina is a pancake, if you don’t run every step, it feels like standing still. There is about 1200″ vert per loop. Some up and downs in the middly make up for it. BAAAHHHHHHH! Wahsatchspeedgoat

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