Heading to Texas to run the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler, 5-20 mile laps, looks like I’ll be crossing that bridge 5 times
I’ve never run a flat 100 miler before, I’m sure this will whip me into shape for the upcoming race season! Looking forward to running with Wasatch Speed Goat Team Mate Beth Simpson-Hall…
This will be a fun race to cruise in my Hoka Bondi-B, the cush ride…!!
Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team partners exclusively with Backcountry.com, the other goat. For 2012 the WSG will be sporting all new goat skins (brand to announced)… Stay tuned for the final roster for the largest and only web based trail run team around. The Goats will be roaming the globe trekking through several mountain chains…enjoying the views!
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?
Speedgoat karl’s 100 Mile Blend Coffee
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!
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!
Click the Goat man to registrar… 1/1/2012! Stay tuned for 2012 Wasatch Speed Goats..bahahaha!
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team is moving full steam ahead with marquee sponsor La Sportiva Trail Shoes, First Endurance, Backcountry.com and Patagonia Trail Running Apparel!
Here’s a preview of Meltzers marvel of madness, Luge 2011. Some of rest during the winter, not Meltzer, he prefers to shovel out giant luge courses deep in the canyon. Luge party this weekend, I’ll get the Go Pro Head Cam fired up for the event!