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The Barkley Marathons (Read 71 times)


Refurbished Hip

    Met John Fegyveresi last summer at Leadville (doing Leadville, Badwater and Barkley in one year ain't too shabby).  He's done quite a few epic runs, including that hilly one you guys talk about in Central PA, since he's from that area.

     

    Laurel Highlands?


    Le professeur de trail

      Met John Fegyveresi last summer at Leadville (doing Leadville, Badwater and Barkley in one year ain't too shabby).  He's done quite a few epic runs, including that hilly one you guys talk about in Central PA, since he's from that area.

       

      THAT hilly one in central PA? Uh...they are all hilly but I am sure you mean Hyner.  His name looks familiar.


      Occasional Runner

        Is Hyner hilly?


        Le professeur de trail

          Is Hyner hilly?

           

          Ummm.....maybe not compared to the Wasatch.

           

          Interesting read on John Fegyveresi - Couch do you know him? He does his LRs in Rothrock State Forrest.

          http://blog.pennlive.com/running/2012/08/state_college_runner_finishes.html


          A Sweetheart

            It's beyond ridiculous. I don't know what people see in races like this and I can't bring myself to take it seriously. 

             

            Middle distance runners say the exact same thing about you and your races. To each their own.

             

            I am looking forward to the day when a woman finishes it. Currently Sue Johnston has done the fun run (I believe twice).  I wish I had the balls to do it, but I get lost on a 400 meter track.

            I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

             

            Tennessee Beer Mile Queen

            BenTN


              I don't ever plan to enter but I do plan to take a trip to Frozen Head, camp and run the marked trails. Maybe next year, I'll go and spectate.

               

              I'm trying to explore new trails in Tennessee. The Savage Gulf marathon / Fall Creek Falls 50K double next March sounds fun.

              Sandy-2


                 

                THAT hilly one in central PA? Uh...they are all hilly but I am sure you mean Hyner.  His name looks familiar.

                 

                Yup, that's the one. LOL.

                tbd

                  I am looking forward to the day when a woman finishes it. 

                   

                  My money's on Beverly Anderson Abbs, perhaps even for this year.  She's done the fun run at least once, possibly more.

                  Upcoming races: 10/12 Victoria Marathon, 12/7 Tucson Marathon, 12/13 Deception Pass 50K, 3/27-28 Umstead 100


                  A Sweetheart

                    Bev and Alan Abbs appear to be running together. They got through two loops in 23 hours. I guess it is raining and a mess. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them (and for everyone else).

                    I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                     

                    Tennessee Beer Mile Queen


                    A Sweetheart

                      The Abbs are over 36 hours. They can't go out on loop four. Another "fun run" year.

                      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                       

                      Tennessee Beer Mile Queen

                        The Abbs are over 36 hours. They can't go out on loop four. Another "fun run" year.

                         

                        Oh bummer.

                        Upcoming races: 10/12 Victoria Marathon, 12/7 Tucson Marathon, 12/13 Deception Pass 50K, 3/27-28 Umstead 100

                        Chnaiur


                          The Abbs are over 36 hours. They can't go out on loop four. Another "fun run" year.

                           

                          Sad

                           

                          Was rooting for them. My first ultra was the one they arrange out of their garage. They are really nice people.

                          3/8 Way Too Cool 50k WNS

                          4/19 Tehama Wildflowers 50k

                           

                            It's beyond ridiculous. I don't know what people see in races like this and I can't bring myself to take it seriously. In my mind, it's the ultra equivalent to the Warrior Dash. Long on games, short on credibility.

                             

                            Laz is one of the great characters of ultrarunning and has been around for a very long time, since John M. was a young man even.  The Barkley is just one of many events that he has dreamed up, but is surely it is the biggest joke of all of them, and yet every "entrant" knows going in that "There is no point."  He is the RD of the Backyard Ultra, Gas Giant, Last Annual Vol State, Strolling Jim (emeritus).  I think Vol State is still unique in the US, a true multi-day point-to-point road race (500km) and every year there are compelling stories.

                             

                            https://www.facebook.com/volstaterun

                            2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.

                              FYI, two finishers this year:

                               

                              Nick Hollon, 22, 57:41, Travis Wildeboer 58:41.

                              2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.

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