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January 8, 2024 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRIt’s our moment Monday of 2024, and there have been no large races this weekend, however we’re operating down most sensible rankings and scorpions from California to Mississippi.

We’ve were given a brief take a look at subsequent weekend’s HURT 100 Mile in Hawai’i too.

Races and Runs

Bob Graham Spherical – Lake District, England, United Kingdom

It came about once more, every other new males’s quickest identified time at the 66-mile, 42-peak fell operating course. This time Finlay Wild (U.Okay.) finished a solo and unsupported wintry weather spherical in 15:35. It used to be the quickest wintry weather spherical ever, made tougher by means of the truth that he began at 4 p.m. and ran from nightfall to break of day.

Avalon Get advantages – Avalon, California

Consider it or now not, Catalina Island’s the place the bison roam. A small herd of bison are at the island off the coast of southern California, and 50-mile and 50k runners would possibly’ve noticed them at the island traverse. The race marked its forty third yr. Haley Hasty received the 50-mile race in 7:33 along males’s chief Michael Ruf in 6:30, and Laura Beresford and Sam Condon received the 50k in 4:24 and four:00. Condon used to be simplest 4 seconds in entrance of second-place Matt PowersComplete effects.

Del Dios 50k – Escondido, California

It used to be the 9th “race of the Gods” round Lake Hodges and Brittany Deficient and John Oppermann have been the nearest to godlike in 5:45 and four:38. Complete effects.

No Arms 50k – Auburn, California

It used to be all legs for Abigail Swift and Drew Macomber on the No Arms 50k. Swift and Macomber received the Inside of Path race in 5:26 and four:26. Complete effects.

Drew Macomber - 2024 No Hands 50k winner

Drew Macomber, 2024 No Arms 50k winner. Photograph: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Pictures

2024 No Hands 50k bridge

Runners crossing the bridge on the 2024 No Arms 50k. Photograph: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Pictures

San Tan Scramble 50k – Queen Creek, Arizona

The Aravaipa Operating race used to be on the San Tan Mountain Regional Park southeast of Phoenix. First- and second-place Allison Baca and Arden Younger each ran underneath the outdated path file. Baca received in 4:13 and Younger used to be moment in 4:20. 3rd-place Lindsay Weigel gave the ladies 3 of the primary 4 general finishes together with her 4:34 mark. Males’s winner Matt Hamilton used to be in that blend at 4:25. Complete effects.

Brazos Bend 100 Mile – Needville, Texas

There used to be a venue exchange this yr from the Brazos Bend State Park to the non-public 7IL Ranch, however the path used to be most likely nonetheless in a similar way speedy. Rong Hu and Fernando Lopez received the 100-mile race in 20:16 and 18:13, and Sonja Stutz and Jonathan Morris have been perfect within the 100k at 12:50 and 9:34. Complete effects.

Frozen Gnome 50k – Crystal Lake, Illinois

The race calls itself a triple black diamond run for its a laugh path that comes with butt slide hill. Rachel Burke scored a 34-second win over Briana Bower for the ladies, each completing in 5:28, and Reese Slobodianuk led the lads with a 4:21 mark. Complete effects.

Frozen Sasquatch 50k – Charleston, West Virginia

It used to be the race’s 14th yr at Kanawha State Park and Nandini Satsangi used to be method out in entrance of the ladies’s crew. She received in 5:38 and Katie Felton and Michelle Grey have been up subsequent in 6:19 and six:22. Caleb Bowen secure his house state within the males’s race, gapping everybody with a 4:06 profitable time. David Smith and Michael Owen were given at the podium at 4:24 and four:29. Complete effects.

Nice Scorpion Path 50k – Meridian, Mississippi

The race title will pay tribute to its surroundings in Bonita Lakes Park and the realm’s arachnid buddies. Season Lane and Peter Kazery have been the scorpion queen and king in 5:36 and four:24. Complete effects.

Salem Lake Frosty 50k – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

On a rainy and cold day and alongside the namesake 365-acre lake, Bailey Reutinger and Zachary Vaslow received in 4:30 and three:13. Complete effects.

Croom Zoom – Brooksville, Florida

The light state run is within the Withlacoochee State Woodland. The 50k winners Elizabeth Myers and Sean Inexperienced completed in 5:40 and four:09. Complete effects.

Subsequent Weekend – HURT 100 Mile – Honolulu, Hawai’i

This yr’s race might be run on another path, keeping off a bit of washed-out path. The brand new path nonetheless totals 100 miles over 5 20-mile loops, and provides an additional 350 toes of hiking consistent with loop. That pushes the overall achieve to 26,750 toes.

There’s 133 runners in this yr’s roster, and a number of the anticipated most sensible entrants are indexed underneath.


  • Jade Belzberg – 1st 2023 Cuyamaca 100k
  • Candice Burt – 1st 2023 Creede 100 Mile
  • Christal Cuadra-Keegan – 1st 2023 American River 50 Mile
  • Tracy Garneau (Canada) – 4th 2023 HURT 100 Mile


  • Masazumi Fujioka – sixth 2022 HURT 100 Mile
  • Artwork Hurtado – 1st 2023 Zion 100 Mile
  • Ihor Verys (Ukraine, lives in Canada) – 1st 2023 Canadian Demise Race 125k
  • Takeshi Yamada – fifth 2023 HURT 100 Mile

Complete entrant listing.

Ihor Verys - 2023 Big Dog's Backyard Ultra

Ihor Verys previous within the 2023 Large Canine’s Yard Extremely, the place he used to be the second one to remaining guy status. Photograph: Keith Knipling


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  • I had this queued as much as ask, what used to be the newest in snowshoe racing and ski climbing? After which I noticed that Sophia Laukli (U.S.) received her first-ever pass nation ski international cup race in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Laukli’s win at age 23 is the youngest ever international cup victory for an American.
  • So then, what different path runners have had early crossover luck this wintry weather?


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