Yearly Archives: 2011


Speedgoat 50k 2012 Registration opens Jan. 1st

Let the fun begin, sign up now for the toughest 50k around and enjoy a day of trekking through Snowbird’s gnarly terrain. Each year there’s a new surprise,  massive snow fields, steeper vertical, longer finish…what’s next?

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The Date for the 2012 Speedgoat 50k will be July 28, at 6:30 am.

Entries will go online at Ultrasignup on January 1 to reserve a spot.  This year we are limited to 300 billies and nannies.  Still only 11,600′ of climb.  AT least $1000 to the winner, maybe more!


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OK…Let the madness begin, registration opens January 1st for the toughest 50k around! This year were letting 300 runners registrar for the event! If you have what it takes bookmark the date so you can pay to abuse yourself July 28th at Snowbird Ski Resort… 🙂 I’ll have a cold one at the finish line, SCRAPE ON!

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Click the Goat man to registrar… 1/1/2012! Stay tuned for 2012 Wasatch Speed Goats..bahahaha!


Oil Creek 100 – 2011 3

Heading back home to see my parents and run the Oil Creek 100, one of my favorite events, trekking through the PA. woods for a 21 hour work out. 100 miles 17,627′ elev gain – 32 hour limit – 5 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday.

Tom Jennings and his volunteers run some of the funnest aid stations I’ve ever seen, can’t wait to see the scary pumpkins on the 3rd lap, or was I hallucinating?

Happy Trails…

 


Speedgoat 50k…snow fun!

Here’s a preview for Saturday’s Speedgoat 50k…Karl and I finished marking the course which has been altered due to heavy snow pack.  No worry a new thrill every year…ropes on little cloud,  new types of vertical.  Run well…


Sharpen your hooves for this one!!

Voted “Utah’s Best Race” 2011


Bighorn 100 – 2011 Snow and Mud?

Sounds like Bighorn 100 could be a snowy muddy mess, I heard rumors the course may change due to heavy snow pack and rain. Five feet of snow at mile 18 aid station? I’ve seen so many races canceled and effected by inclement weather it makes you wonder what’s up with mother nature? Anyways time to strap on my LaSportiva Wildcats, action traction all the way! I used my Wildcats last year at the UTMB mud fest and I was able to bomb the muddy downhills with confidence, while  many runners were tip toeing around the mud in their Salomon’s.

Quote from fellow Trail Runner Phil Lowery:

Phillip Lowry I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet of the burgess jct and 9300′ snotels. Today, 46 inches at 7880′, 75 inches at the turnaround. No question the course will be changed.

SCRAPE ON!!!!


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Off to Buena Vista, Colorado to run a fast 50 miler, 400 runners will line up Colorado’s best Ultra for 2009!

As my season starts out slow due to the heavy snow pack in Utah, I’ll use this race to launch my season which goes off now until October.. Oil Creek 100.  The ascents all look runnable with long fast downhills, sounds like a good race to work on leg speed! Look forward to running with Jodie Chase, Chris Boyack and old team mate Tim Long. How could I forget old friend and long time running colleague Todd Salazar.


Speedgoat 50K Best of Utah 2011

The fifth running of the Speedgoat 50k is just around the corner and the marvel of madness won Best of Utah for  Ultra Trail Running by Salt Lake – City Weekly,  for those of you who’ve experienced and supported such a grueling event, scrape on!

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Click on goat man to registrar >>

Best Ultra Trail Running

The SpeedGoat 50K
It takes a certain kind of fanatic to run a 50K (just over 31.7 miles). To trail run that distance and do it climbing over 20,000 combined feet, you have to be part goat. The SpeedGoat is a rigorous yearly trail run that covers the expanse of Snowbird Resort. This race is for berserker trail runners who welcome the challenge of ascending the 11,051-foot summit of Mount Baldy, at the 9-mile mark dropping back down to the roughly 8,000-foot starting elevation and then hoofing it back up to 11,000 feet to the summit of Hidden Peak at the 26-mile mark. The 2011 race is July 30, but if you can’t get in shape in time, it’s not too soon to start sharpening your hooves for the 2012 race.
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Antelope Island Buffalo Run

Antelope Island Buffalo Run
25K, 50K, 50-mile, 100-mile
March 25-26, 2011


I was running  Antelope Island this weekend and must have seen over 50 trail runners out there training for the big event! Teammate Jim Skaggs has put together one of the biggest events there is with runners from 4 events trekking along side the Buffalo’s…I’m used to seeing them in the daylight but it might be a little scary at night as I plan on running the inaugural 100 miler Jim added to his list of distances.

Stay tuned for race updates>>>


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