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It's not too late... (Read 713 times)

    to sign up for the Chuckanut 50k... you know you want to make the trip to WA next week. In all seriousness, I'm just excited to watch it.

    I will be running AS #2 and srlopez will be helping out as well.

     

    For the men:

    Geoff Roes

    Max King

    Hal Koerner

    Mike Wolfe

    Gary Gellen

    Tim Olson

    Ian Torrence

    Brian Morrison

    Duncan Callahan

    and my personal favorite... Dave Mackey

     

    For the women:

    Ellie Greenwood

    Joelle Vaught

    Pam Smith

    Jenny Capel

    ~Sara
    It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan


    A Sweetheart

      Thanks for the heads up on this race.  What a field.  I had no idea.  I bet there are people out there who will be tweeting during the race for those who want to follow along.

       

      You heard it people.  Open spot on smalcolm's couch for anyone that wants a weekend in Washington.  Big grin

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

         

         Open spot on smalcolm's couch for anyone that wants a weekend in Washington.  Big grin

         

         

         

        Or srlopez's "RV"

          Thanks for the heads up on this race.  What a field.  I had no idea.  I bet there are people out there who will be tweeting during the race for those who want to follow along.

           

          You heard it people.  Open spot on smalcolm's couch for anyone that wants a weekend in Washington.  Big grin

           

          Yeah it's gotten a lot bigger the last few years. Krissy Moehl took it over and now all her speedy friends come and run it. There's actually prize money too. This year is the 20th anniversary so they increased the field from 300 to 700. It will be madness on the single track. I'll tweet if I can.

           

          I'll be staying with my sister, but I think she has a parking spot you can sleep in if anyone makes the trip.

          ~Sara
          It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan

          xor


            Actually, they increased it to 1000, but 1000 have not signed up yet.  It is going to be an interesting time up there.

             

            I was going to report back with how many folks were currently in, but she has taken down the registration button and the 'entrants' icon from their ultrasignup presence (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=10842). That must have happened in the past two days.  Seems like it was 750ish when I checked on Tuesday.

             

            For some reason, the chuckanut site is linking 2011 registration (which itself now has a link to 2012 registration).  703 registered. 

             

            When I ran this race last, there were 250ish in it.  Sigh.  Of course, that was back when you could enter Boston in early February and you could sign up for Marine Corps a few months after registration opened.

             

            xor


              Also, candy was a nickel. A NICKEL!

               

               

              I can't read the title of this thread without completing the phrase as "... to whip it.  Whip it good."

               

              The main Devo dude is now a fixture on a kid show called Yo Gabba Gabba.

               

              Sweet Jesus. 

               

              The dude in Devo (Mark Mothersbaugh) will turn 62 in May.

               

              cpev


              >>>>>> David

                I'd consider Sage Canaday a pretty heavy threat to anyone smalcom mentioned. I think this is his first ultra, so less experience and all that, but there's much to be said for being a 2:16 marathoner.


                A Sweetheart

                  I'd consider Sage Canaday a pretty heavy threat to anyone smalcom mentioned. I think this is his first ultra, so less experience and all that, but there's much to be said for being a 2:16 marathoner.

                   

                  I didn't look at the rest of the entrants.  Thanks for the heads up on that one.  He will be interesting to watch.  

                   

                  Of course nothing he does at Chuckanut will ever top his greatest run ever.

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

                    I'd consider Sage Canaday a pretty heavy threat to anyone smalcom mentioned. I think this is his first ultra, so less experience and all that, but there's much to be said for being a 2:16 marathoner.

                     

                    I'd agree. Thanks for pointing out. I opted for lazy style research and just looked at Ultra Signup for top ranked.

                    ~Sara
                    It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan


                    A Sweetheart

                      From the Trials to the Trails.

                       

                      Pretty cool that on March 15th we are going to have Flotrail!

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

                        From the Trials to the Trails.

                         

                        Pretty cool that on March 15th we are going to have Flotrail!

                         

                        Good read.

                         

                        What's Flotrail all about? I've only seen this perspective so far. http://www.meghanmhicks.com/2012/02/24/dont-steal-please/

                        ~Sara
                        It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan


                        A Sweetheart

                          Good read.

                           

                          What's Flotrail all about? I've only seen this perspective so far. http://www.meghanmhicks.com/2012/02/24/dont-steal-please/

                           

                          Whoa!  Good find, Sara.  I can't believe that the guy who wrote the letsrun-ish crap against ultrarunners showed his face in the comments.  

                           

                          By the way, when the ultra community invited him out to see how he would fare on the trails, he accepted...as long as a RD pays ALL of his expenses for the race.  Roll eyes

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

                            Looks like Bryon is coming up to cover. There's even more fast folks than I realized.  http://www.irunfar.com/2012/03/2012-chuckanut-50k-preview.html

                            ~Sara
                            It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan

                              And for all you fanboys... Jenn Shelton just joined the line-up.

                              ~Sara
                              It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan

                              xor


                                Ok, serious question time.

                                 

                                I've run Chuckanut.  6 miles rails-to-trails, a few miles up a road, 15ish (?) fun technical stuff, 6 miles rails-to-trails. 50k total.

                                 

                                How is Krissy getting all these folks to show up for that kind of a course? With generally shitty weather?

                                 

                                I'm baffled.

                                 

                                (my joke answer involves 'amazing weed', but I don't really believe that.)

                                 

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