Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Peterson Ridge Rumble 60k & 30k Trail Races - Pre Race

Gosh, I hope you've signed up becuase this race is FULL!  The 7th Annual Peterson Ridge Rumble takes place this Sunday, April 5 in Sisters, Oregon.  This is the second race in the Oregon Trail Ultramarathon Series.  Packet Pick-up is at Fleet Feet in Bend, located at 1320 NW Galveston Avenue on Saturday, April 4th from 2:00 – 6:00PM . To map the packet pick-up location, click here.  Race day pick-up at the start, 6:00AM – 15 minutes before your race starts.  For more information on the race visit http://www.fleetfeetbend.com/rumble/index.html

Monday, March 30, 2009

Trail Factor - Clackamas River Run 3/29/2009

Were you there?  Do you wish you were?  The Trail Factor crew runs each Sunday in the greater Portland area.  Check out photos of their most recent run this past Sunday on the Clackamas River Trail.  Trail Factor is a "a totally sweet Portland, OR trail running club and resource".  Don't believe it?  Check em out yourself and see if you get "factored".

McKenzie River Trail Run - Registration Opens Soon

Registration for the McKenzie River Trail Run will open this Wednesday, April 1.  The race is limited to 150 runners so get your applicaiton in ASAP!  This race will be the final event in the Oregon Trail Ultra Series. Tracing a route along the beautiful McKenzie River Trail, this 50K offers runners a technically challenging course and the inspiration of some of Oregon's most breathtaking scenery.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 La Sportiva / USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series

The series poster for the 2009 edition of the Oregon Mountain Running Series has just been published!  Look for it at your favorite running retailer - better yet, come out to one of the races and enjoy the challenge and the scenery.  A complete list of series races can be found at:

Friday, March 13, 2009

2009 USA 100K Team Selection

From Howard Nippert (USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council):

As dictated by the qualifying standards for the 2009 U.S. National 100Km Team to the 2009 IAU 100Km World Cup held in Torhout, Belgium on June 19, 2009, the window for qualification ends March 22, 2009 (just over 1 week).  Team selection will take place by Wednesday, March 25 with the Team announcement by March 29.

This is the current list of athletes meeting one or more of the standards for qualification.  Unless an obscure race exists or a lone performance occurs between now (March 13, 2009) and next Sunday, this is most likely the list of athletes from which the 2009 US Team will be selected.

This is just a heads-up notice to remind everyone that the team selection is on the horizon and to refresh everyone with the selection procedures:

We will not select the 2009 100Km Team from THIS list, but a similar one which I will forward in a similar message next Sunday evening after the qualifying window has closed.

Updated: March 13 ,2009 - Athletes Who Have Met One or More of the Qualifying Standards for 2009 100 Km Team Selection:

1 Michael Wardian 7:06:35 9th 2008 IAU 100 Km World Cup (11/08/08)
4 Howard Nippert 6:49:31 2007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/8/07)
4 Greg Crowther 6:52:52 2007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/8/07)
4 Michael Wardian 6:56:57 2008 Mad City 100K, Madison, WI (4/12/08)
4 Chad Rickleffs 7:01:10 2007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/8/07)
4 Steve Stowers 7:14:34 2008 Mad City 100K, Madison, WI (4/12/08)
4 Adam Lint 7:19:06 2008 Mad City 100K, Madison, WI (4/12/08)
5 Steve Stowers 5:39:46 Jed Smith Ultra Classic 50 Mile, Sacramento, CA (2/2/08)
5 Anton Krupica 5:42:37 American River 50 Mile (4/5/08)
5 Michael Wardian 5:50:35 JFK 50 Mile (11/17/2007)
5 Todd Braje 5:30:50 Jed Smith Ultra Classic 50 Mile, Sacramento, CA (2/7/09)

1 Kami Semick (OREGON) 7:33:58 2nd 2008 IAU 100 Km World Cup (11/08/08)
1 Meghan Arbogast (OREGON) 7:52:21 6th 2008 IAU 100 Km World Cup (11/08/08)
1 Devon Crosby-Helms 8:01:40 10th 2008 IAU 100 Km World Cup (11/08/08)
4 Kami Semick (OREGON) 7:51:54 IAU 100Km World Cup (9/08/07)
4 Devon Crosby-Helms 8:06:20 IAU 100Km World Cup (9/08/07)
4 Julie Udchadon 8:14:042007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/08/07)
4 Connie Gardner 8:15:16 2007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/08/07)
4 Carolyn Smith 8:16:17 2007 IAU 100 Km World Cup (9/08/07)
4 Meghan Arbogast (OREGON) 8:23:38 The Coburg Run in the Country (7/13/08)
4 Carolyn Smith 8:25:26 Mad City 100K, Madison, WI (4/12/08)
5 Anne Lundblad 6:42:50 JFK 50 Mile (11/17/2007)
5 Annette Bednosky 7:10:29 JFK 50 Mile (11/17/2007)

Monday, March 9, 2009

USSSA Snowshoe National Championships - Results (sort of)

The 9th Annual USSSA Snowshoe National Championships took place at Mt. Hood yesterday. As of this posting official results are not available but here is what I've deduced from a complicated system of ratchets and pulleys (all times approx):

Women's 10k Championships:
1 Brandy Erholtz
2 Sonja Wieck - 6:30 back
3 Casey Shea - 2 seconds behind Wieck
Men's 10k Championships:
1 Peter Fain CA 44:43
2 Kelly Morenson MN 45:21
3 Charlie Wertheim CO 46:27
4 Andrew Kless NY 46:47
5 ???
6 Dave Dunham - Bradford, MA 47:59
10 Sylvester Coons - 50:20
12 Richard Bolt - Portland, OR 51:09

Brandy is a member of the Teva US Mountain Running Team and won by the largest margin of any snowshoe championship. Photos of the race can be found at:

Complete results will eventually be available at:

or maybe....

In the meantime you can read a first hand account of the race by past snowshoe champion Dave Dunham at:

Monday, March 2, 2009

2009 USA 50k Road Running National Championships - Results!

Michael Wardian (Arlington, VA) bested the field by 10 minutes to win the USA 50k Road Championships held at Caumsett Park, Lloyd Neck, Long Island, NY.  Michael was also the 50k Road Champion in 2008.

Bend, Oregon's own Kami Semick won the women's race and finished 7th overall in a time of 3:29.20.

The Central Mass Striders won the team championship - the top 3 score as Justin Fyffe (28), Ben Nephew (33), and Dan Verrington (46) finished 2,3,5 respectively and like last year, Dan Verrington is the 45-49 US 50K Road National Champion (in 2001, Dan was overall US Champion).

Place Name City/ST Time Pace
1 Michael Wardian     Arlington, VA 2:56:36 5:42
2 Justin Fyffe       E. Dummerston, VT 3:06:49 6:01
3 Ben Nephew         Mansfield, MA 3:21:04 6:29
4 Mark Godale         Aurora, OH 3:21:37 6:30
5 Daniel Verrington   Bradford, MA 3:25:22 6:37
6 Philip McCarthy     New York, NY 3:25:52 6:38
7 Kami Semick         Bend, OR 3:29:20 6:45
8 Mark Abramiuk       Richfield, OH 3:30:56 6:48
9 Bill Cuthbert       West Point, NY 3:32:57 6:52
10 Dave James         Trumbull, CT 3:34:45 6:55

Complete results will be posted at: