Category Archive: Race Report

Jan 23 2016

Six Days – 250 Miles – Across the Years 2015-2016 – while Ultra Reporting

Tweet Follow me A few Photos from Running 144 Hours – 250 Miles at Across the Years in Phoenix Arizona while doing race updates/reporting for Aravaipa running with Photos, Video interviews, Articles; managed to run 249.85 miles in Six Days, good enough for 15th Male and 23rd overall out of 66.  My recap of the race, …

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Dec 20 2015

Desert Solstice Updates 2015 – Zach Bitter & Pete Kostelnick, Live Updates as they happened

Tweet Follow me 1st Hour Update: The 2015 Desert Solstice race is underway with 22 runners competing today. Early in the race, Zach Bitter has taken off on full speed to go for the 100 Mile world record  (11:28:03) set in 2002 in London. Familiar faces on the track include returning competitors Joe Fejes, Katalin …

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Sep 21 2015

NorthCoast 24 Hour USATF National championship Race Report. I placed in the top 25%

Tweet Follow me North Coast 24 Hour Overall Results (pdf)  In the end I ran 86.7 miles placing 44 out of 186 (top 23%) of some of the USA's top long distance athletes. Going into this race I have had a mountain load of stress from trying to find a place to move in a few …

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Sep 10 2015

Silverton 1000 – 24 Hour Race – 2nd Place Overall – at 9,300ft Altitude 31000 ft elevation change

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Jun 01 2015

Running 100.9 miles in 24 Hours at Dawn 2 Dusk 2 Dawn Track ultramarathon in PA.

Tweet Follow me Running for 24 hours on a track. 100 miles in a day? 405 laps on a ¼ mile loop in 90 degree humid heat? Is it possible? With a LOT of training, a base foundation, cross training, and putting it all on the line in the last 2 hours of a 24 …

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Mar 03 2015

Caballo Blanco Copper Canyon Ultra – cancelled for drug wars, confusion, ran 50km, rescued man attacked by 200 bees

Tweet Follow me The 2015 Copper Canyon Caballo Blanco 80km race in Urique, Mexico was cancelled a few hours before starting, due to drug wars in other villages in the canyon just 4-5 miles from the start line. After the government sent hundreds of armed military troops down, some / very few of us ran …

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Feb 10 2015

Jackpot 100 Mile Ultramarathon Race – Feb 14-15, 2015 – Nevada

Tweet Follow me Finished my 2nd 100 mile distance race, but 5th time going the distance – the other were timed races. Seems each time they are so hard, difficult, and I hate running 100 miles, but in the end it's the people you're surrounded by that make it all enjoyable, worth the effort and pain, …

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Jan 01 2015

48 Hours – Running 107 Miles without training – Across the Years 2014

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Tweet Follow me Running 107 miles in 48 hours doesn't seem that hard mathematically, but on untrained legs not used to standing on for 48 hours, 107 miles, well, is still pretty hard.  Especially on a 1.05 mile loop. I signed up for ATY 2014 – the 48 hour version – just 15 days before the …

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Sep 02 2014

Nolans 14 summitted seven (7) 14,000 ft peaks consecutively over 65miles, 28,000ft gain

Tweet Follow me Nolans14. The mind is stronger than the body. How much pain, exhaustion, cold, high altitudes, hunger, thirst, extreme weather can the body tolerate for 61.5 hours straight? Quite a lot. Nolans14 where I summitted seven 7 #14er #14000ftpeaks consecutively over 65miles 105km 28,000ft elevation gain (56,000 combined gain/descent) about same as Everest. 61.5 hours …

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Aug 18 2014

Six Days in the Dome Anchorage 2014

Tweet Follow me Six Day in Dome Finish 207 miles, Lessons Learned from the youngest guy there When at breakfast you hear, "back in WWII…." and another guy cuts in, "hey I was there too so you better be accurate, I'll fact check you…." and they are BEATING you in a race, you know you are …

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May 17 2014

Running the Grand Canyon R2R2R Rim to Rim to Rim to Rim – 47ish miles – 11,000+ft Vertical Gain. Self Supported

Tweet Follow me Stumbling up the moonlit trail surrounded on all sides by walls illuminated by the night sky, dark shadows of trees, spiders and scorpions in front of my every step, crickets and frogs sounding their mating calls, I staggered up, up, up, one foot at a time until the remaining 5,000ft was ascended …

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Apr 06 2014

24 Hours of Palmer Lake Results – Photos

Tweet Follow me 24 Hours of Palmer Lake Fun Run ​ Male Winners ​ What a success the race was!!!!! 37 runners took part. What an honor to present the kids with their trophies. Maya Bradford, age 8, is an ultramarathon runner. Herman, who never ran over 25 in a race finished with 50 miles. …

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Jan 06 2014

72 hours of running. 161.6 miles. Across The Years 2013-2014 Race Report

Tweet Follow me Levels of Pain: Discomfort, Pain, Suffering, Numbness, Nothing. Absolutely nothing.              -Israel  Getting there Where do I start? Other than this race was epic? I learned so much. About the body and mind. That I could push myself into the unknown, and eventually I came out the …

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Dec 27 2013

Pre-race, Across the Years – 72 Hours. Going to run with Yiannis Kouros.

Tweet Follow me In 1994, I first came across the name Yiannis Kouros when recovering from a chainsaw wound to my leg at the age of 15 years old. What?!   Yes, growing up in Alaska, cutting trees and wood was part of daily life preparing for the comming winter.  The chainsaw I used in …

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Dec 07 2013

The North Face 50 mile Endurance Challenge Championships – San Francisco 2013

Tweet Follow me One of the first things I did while still working in England and thought I might be moving to the USA, was sign up for The North Face 50 mile Championship race in San Francisco, because it always sells out early and features of of the most stacked field in ultramarathon running.  …

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Nov 30 2013

Brass Knuckle Shuffle. No fees, no awards, no aid, no wimps!

Tweet Follow me Brass Knuckle Shuffle. No fees, no awards, no aid, no wimps!  A couple weeks before this free "Fat Ass" race I saw on Ultrasignup.com that a fellow ultrarunner from my town was in the event, so did a few training runs before hand, then went to race day a couple hours early. …

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Oct 12 2013

Boulder 100km – 14:28 PB/PR, 2nd place male. Gemini Adventures

Tweet Follow me Boulder 100km finisher, 2nd place male. 65.7 miles in 14:27. Not a lot of people, but still got it done and most importantly finished! Rested up and feeling energized again. At the Boulder 24 hours of Endurance races. Other people in 100 mile and 24 hour races, but I was happy to …

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Oct 04 2013

UROC 100km Race – Report 2013

Tweet Follow me UROC Race full Report video. Loved the race, the mountains, the course, the climbing, the snow. They needed to bring my drop bag to the "44" mile CP though as promised. This didn't happen. I DNFed at 44 miles because I needed my gear, my light and other food items.  But enjoyed …

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Jul 15 2013

Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 2013 – Five days in Spain – Extreme Running race report

Tweet Follow me Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is a 5-stage (230km) ultra-marathon in Southern Spain with 7,200 meters of ascent/descent, technical trails, and extreme heat (35-42C). I arrived in Spain to compete in this event literally only 3 weeks after completing my first 100 mile non-stop run race. Most people are advised after a marathon and …

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Jun 28 2013

Skyrunning Vertical KM – Chamonix, France

Tweet Follow me The Skyrunning Vertical KM race in Chamonix, France is a fun, lung busting event that I'd been lookin forward to for a long time.Check out this image of the route climbing 35% grade in 3.4km. What an amazing atmosphere and race this Mt. Blanc Vertical Km ascent Skyrunning Race is!   We were …

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Jun 19 2013

South Downs Way 100 Mile Race Report – June 2013 – Centurion Running – Finisher!

Tweet Follow me Centurion Running Petzl South Downs Way 100 Mile Run Race – June 2013 – IsraelTheRunner Finishes Here is my experience finishing my first 100 mile run & what it looks like from the back of the pack. You can see exactly my mental state, how it changes, but always remaining positive and …

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Mar 22 2013

Rome Marathon – Race Report. New PB / PR 3:54:25

Tweet Follow me All roads lead to Rome, and I ran in Rome, on the Road. On Race day, the group I started with was about 5 minutes behind the clock time. I Started slow 10, 9 min miles to warm up and because it was so crowded until eventually speeding up to 7:50-8:10 min miles from about 6ish …

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Dec 09 2012

Bedford Half Marathon 2012

Bedford Half Marathon December 9, 2012. Grinning towards a 1:41 finish.

Tweet Follow me December 9, 2012.  Bedford Half Marathon pre/post race report.  2012 is turning out to be a year of firsts, but mostly in a weird way.  It only dawned on me a few weeks ago, I haven't actually raced/ran a half marathon on the road since 2011.  In 2000 & 2011 I'd run …

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Nov 11 2012

Gower Half Marathon – What is Momentum? The physical and mental components of running momentum

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Tweet Follow me November 11, 2012. Momentum in physics is easy to explain.  Momentum in running is understood in general, but momentum in a race – is it physical or mental? When racing, runners vary their pace based on the skills, tactics and strategies of those around them and in response to events – usually …

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Aug 30 2012

ULTRA TRAIL DU MONT BLANC – TDS | August 2012

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Tweet Follow me TDS (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®) TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie)  Cormayeur, Italy over the Alps to France   Thursday August 30, 2012    The Mt Blanc TDS race was the most extreme, exhilarating and adrenaline flowing event I've ever experienced. It was also the most dangerous thing I've done in …

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Aug 11 2012

North Downs Way 50 Mile Ultramarathon – 2012

Tweet Follow me North Downs Way 50 Mile – 2 UTMB points – August 11, 2012 Time: 13:28:00     Finished my first ever 50 mile Ultramarathon (believe it or not, I’ve never actually raced a 50 Mile race).  Though barely made the strict cut off, 2 minutes to spare over the course of 13.5 …

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Jul 29 2012

Adidas 24 Hour Thunder Run 2012 – Solo – 56 Miles

Tweet Follow me July 29, 2012: Adidas 24 Hour Thunder Run: 24 hours of pain… 90 km run, 56 miles, while being sick, ill, couldn't barely talk, let alone eat, nauseated, and horrible swollen throat, still managed to finish 2 marathons/ultramarathons and climb/descend over 8,000 ft of elevation change. The course itself was the softest, …

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Jun 22 2012

UTSW 100 – June 2012

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Oct 09 2011

Loch Ness and Chester Marathons 2011 – 1 Week apart

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Tweet Follow me Two completely different races, one under pressure, and one to have fun and run with a friend. Got Dropped of by a bus 26.2 miles from the finish line of the Loch Ness Marathon, having to run to the finish and catch an airplane, not a good idea, but I did it.  …

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Sep 10 2011

GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run 175 Miles – 4 countries – 2011 – Germany, Austria, Stwitzerland, Italy

Tweet Follow me     GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run 175 Miles – 4 countries – 2011 – Germany, Austria, Stwitzerland, Italy Garmin Stats: Day 1 Obersdorf, German-Austria Distance: 18.13 mi Time: 5:29:11 Avg Pace: 18:10 min/mi Elevation Gain: 6,499 ft Calories: 3,367 C Day 2 -34 miles in Austria Distance: 34.00 mi Time: 11:34:59 Avg Pace: 20:27 …

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Mar 27 2011

Oakley 20 Mile Race 2011 – 2nd Race in 24 Hours, and 2nd PB/PR

Tweet Follow me Oakley 20 Mile Race 2011 – 2nd Race in 24 Hours, and 2nd PB/PR Sort of starting to feel unstoppable! Finished 2nd Consecutive race in 24 hours. Oakley 20 Mile race finished under my goal time in 2:54:38 – which is a 20 minute Personal Record/Best! Think my legs forgot about the …

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Mar 26 2011

Sussex Half Marathon – Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series 2011

Tweet Follow me Sussex Half Marathon – Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series 2011 Saturday March 26, 2011. 2:16:10–Had one of the best 'mountain' races ever at the Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series Sussex Half Marathon. Climbing 2,000 feet, descending another 2,000 feet; (equivalent to running 17.8 miles on flat terrain). Winning time for the "Half …

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Mar 05 2011

29.3 mile Grantham ULTRA marathon. Nottingham to Grantham, England. 2011

Tweet Follow me 29.3 mile Grantham ULTRA marathon March 5, 2011. RAN 29 miles in 5:39:06! That's an hour and a half faster than I (walked) The London Ultra just 13 days ago! Salt is what made the difference. Just 1/2 teaspoon. Couldn't be more pleased at the moment. Course was 95% flat, but had …

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Feb 20 2011

The London ULTRA race 50K Championships 2011

Tweet Follow me The London ULTRA race 50K Championships 2011 February 20, 2011. 4th marathon or Ultramarathon in 1st 7 weeks of 2011. Not having Salt is a killer! Why do I keep forgetting salt on Ultras? It makes or breaks a race for me.. Need the electrolytes to keep going. Course was pretty muddy, …

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Jan 15 2011

Go Beyond Country to Capital 45 Mile Ultramarathon 2011

Tweet Follow me Country to Capital 45 Mile Ultramarathon   January 15, 2011 2nd of 3 marathons or ultramarathons on 3 continents in 1 month (Asia, Europe, Africa) 3rd race within 15 day. 13.1 Mile Jan 1, 26.2 Mile in Israel on Jan 6, then 45 miles a week later.    I was 5th from …

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Jan 06 2011

Tiberias Marathon, Sea of Galilee, Israel 2011

Tweet Follow me Tiberias Marathon, Sea of Galilee, Israel  1st of 3 marathons or ultramarathons on 3 continents in 1 month. (Asia, Europe, Africa) January 6, 2011 Got to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to run a race in Israel. It was hot compared to what I'd been training in. Race day temperature …

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Dec 31 2010

2010 – Race Reports, Stats, 47 Races in a single year. The year of the UltraMarathon

Tweet Follow me       December 12, 2010 Bedford Half Marathon, PB/PR 1:42:31 13.19 mi 07:46 min/mile pace Ran my final race of the season at Bedford. This race was run less than 7 days after running 46 miles in the mountains north of San Francisco, so I was still sore and not completely refreshed. But still …

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Dec 05 2010

The 2010 North Face 50K Endurance Challenge Championships & Half Marathon Next Day

Tweet Follow me The 2010 North Face 50K Endurance Challenge Championships & Half Marathon Next Day Seriously?! Yes, I was the only person at the 2010  North Face Endurance Challenge Championships to run both the 50km race, then come back the next day and run the Half Marathon! – oh, I got to meet Dean …

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Nov 27 2010

SLEEPWALKER NIGHT (DARK) RACE 27 NOVEMBER 2010

Tweet Follow me                     SLEEPWALKER NIGHT (DARK) RACE 27 NOVEMBER 2010 Surreal. That's how I describe an 18.1 mile mountain race in the dark, snow, ice, (-8.5 C / 16 F) under the stars, ankle deep freezing water at times, navigating with map going off course. …

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Nov 07 2010

Rutland Marathon 2010

Tweet Follow me November 7, 2010 Rutland Marathon 26.11 mi 04:55 11:19 pace   Finished Marathon Number 10 this year, and 6th marathon in the last 2 months (counting training marathons) too. 8th race in 8 weeks bringing yearly total to 38!  This marathon was difficult to finish, legs just didn’t feel like running any …

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Jul 21 2010

Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100km/62-mile Ultramarathon Race Report

Tweet Follow me    Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100km (62 Miles) Ultramarathon Race Report 8th Place Overall   July 21, 2010   YouTube Video of Mongolia trip    by Israel the Runner     I raced and completed the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100 kilometer/62 mile ultramarathon run on July 21, 2010 after training for …

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Jun 06 2010

35 mile Northants “Shires and Spires” Ultramarathon – 2010. My 1st Ultra

Tweet Follow me Becoming an ultrarunner: My First experience running over 26.2 miles | The Go Beyond Northants 35 mile Ultramarathon had been on my schedule since February 2010 as a training race to get me in proper fitness to complete a 100km ultramarathon in Mongolia in July.  Having never run an ultramarathon before, I set out late …

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