Wednesday, December 6, 2023

October 16, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRWe’re bringing the motion from Tillamook to Türkiye, Le Grizz to Kodiak, and as regards to the whole lot in between. Learn up on Kodiak through UTMB, the Global Mountain Working Affiliation Global Cup, and the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race.

Sky Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria, Spain

The development used to be the finale for this 12 months’s Global Mountain Working Affiliation (WMRA) Global Cup, however excessive fireplace chance stored runners off the development’s supposed classes. The island’s prime issues had been closed to outside actions, and in order that’s now not nice for mountain operating. Friday’s Vertical race used to be intended to be a 6.6-kilometer run that climbed 947 meters (3,107 ft.) As an alternative, runners were given a 4k criterium that won about 300 meters. And Saturday’s 38k that used to be going to move up 2,736 meters (8,976 ft) used to be modified to a lollipop-style route that won about 700 meters (2,297 ft.) It definitely wasn’t the finale that the WMRA was hoping for, however this stuff occur.


Friday’s race used to be run as a time trial. Runners went off one by one each and every 30 seconds. Thus, there used to be no end line ribbon for the winner, and it wasn’t transparent who gained till all the box had completed. The U.Okay. swept the highest spots in somewhat of an disenchanted.

Girls’s champ Scout Adkin (U.Okay.) led 12 different finishers with a 21:17 end. Susanna Saapunki (Finland) and Joyce Muthoni Njeru (Kenya) had been moment and 0.33 in 21:30 and 22:12.

Scout Adkin - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical women's winner

Scout Adkin, the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical winner. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

The lads’s box used to be larger, however nonetheless totaled simply 30 finishers. Joe Steward (U.Okay.) used to be the race winner in 17:42, Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) used to be moment in 17:53, and Christian Allen (U.S.) ran 18:00 for 0.33.

Sierre-Zinal males’s champ Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) has been somewhat out of shape since that race. He used to be 5th right here.

Complete effects.

Joe Steward - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria men's winner

Joe Steward celebrates successful the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical race. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

Lengthy Distance

Simply tenth of 13 within the Vertical race, Ikram Rharsalla (Spain) discovered her tempo on Saturday. She gained the longer race in 2:57, edging out Camilla Magliano (Italy) through simply over a minute. Sara Willhoit (U.Okay.) used to be a far off 0.33 in 3:17.

Ikram Rharsalla - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Long Distance women's champion

Ikram Rharsalla, on her option to successful the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Lengthy Distance race. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

Christian Allen’s been somewhat of a breakout megastar this 12 months, and collected his largest win so far within the males’s crew. Dressed in his trademark visor, Allen completed in 2:29, six mins higher than second-place Andy Wacker (U.S.). Ondrej Fejfar (Czech Republic) used to be 58 seconds at the back of Wacker in 2:36 for 0.33.

Complete effects.

Christian Allen - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria long distance men's champion

Christian Allen, the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Lengthy Distance champion. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti


On Sunday, additionally on a rerouted route, Joyce Muthoni Njeru doubled again to win a two-lap 22k in 1:29, simply over a minute higher than Philaries Kisang (Kenya.) Kisang completed in 1:30, and Scout Adkin got here again too with a third-place 1:32 in her moment race of the weekend.

Philemon Kiriago (Kenya), this 12 months’s Sierre-Zinal winner, bounced again from a fifth-place end within the Vertical race to guide this one in 1:13. Patrick Kipngeno used to be simplest 29 seconds at the back of in 1:14 for moment, and path rookie Liam Meirow (U.S.) used to be a powerful 0.33 in 1:16.

Complete effects.

Kodiak through UTMB – Large Undergo Lake, California

The 3-day match used to be an opportunity for most sensible finishers to fasten up entries to subsequent 12 months’s UTMB, CCC, and OCC races.

Kodiak by UTMB 100 Mile start

The beginning of the 2023 Kodiak through UTMB 100 Mile. Picture: Howie Stern @howiesternphoto/Jacob Banta @bantavisuals


The highest 5 girls all got here in below 5 hours, however Dani Moreno and Bailey Kowalczyk stretched it out on the entrance. Moreno took the win in 4:19 and Kowalczyk used to be moment in 4:27. Tabor Hemming completed on my own in 4:40, and Rachel Drake used to be simply forward of Hannah Rowe for fourth. Drake and Rowe completed in 4:55 and four:58.

The lads positioned lovely in a similar fashion with a primary two after which an opening. Chad Corridor used to be simply forward of Eli Hemming for the win in 3:45. Hemming used to be 4 mins again in 3:49. After which Philip RoyerDarren Thomas, and Morgan Elliott got here in fast succession at 3:56, 3:58, and four:00.


The 100k race totaled some 10,200 ft of elevation achieve, and Amanda Basham checked in at 11:04 for first. Amy Sturgill and Brigette Takeuchi had been moment and 0.33 in 11:41 and 12:03.

Males’s chief Rod Farvard gained in 9:18, and Bernard Valentin (France) ran 9:39 as runner up. Tommy Sullivan positioned 0.33 in 10:10.

100 Mile

Claire Bannwarth (France) used to be over two and a part hours higher than everybody else with a 21:10 successful time. This used to be on a large loop that totaled 17,000 ft of elevation achieve over the 100-mile distance. Genevieve Harrison and Caroline Himbert ran 23:51 and 24:11 for moment and 0.33.

Males’s 100-mile winner Vincent Bouillard used to be approach out entrance too with a 16:22 end time. Virtually two hours again, Michael Tappel ran 18:15 for moment, and Jhon Barrera (Colombia) used to be 0.33 in 19:24.

Complete effects.

Cappadocia Extremely-Path – Central Anatolia, Türkiye

Cappadocia’s definitely one of the vital distinctive landscapes in the market. Race classes wound across the area’s moonscape cone-like rocks, and there have been most probably a lot of sizzling air balloons overhead.

Ekaterina Mityaeva (Russia) and Dmitry Mityaev (Russia) gained the 119k race in 13:00 and 10:59, respectively.

The 38k race ran nearer and deeper. Not up to seven mins break up the ladies’s entrance 5. Simone Brick (Austria) gained in 3:25. Dioni Gorla (Germany) used to be moment and simplest 42 seconds at the back of in 3:26. There used to be a small hole to third-, fourth-, and fifth-place Tuğçe Karakaya (Türkiye), Anastasia Nikolaeva (Türkiye), and Natalia Mastrota (Italy) in 3:31, 3:32, and three:32.

The highest of the lads’s 38k used to be in particular world. Alejandro Forcades (Spain) used to be the race winner in 2:39 with Martin Dematteis (Italy) chasing in 2:41. Yury Shtankov (Russia) edged Jeshurun Small (U.S.) for 0.33, 2:48 to two:49, and Sven Koch (Germany) used to be 5th in 2:53.

Complete effects.

Further Races and Runs

Defiance 50k – Pt. Defiance, Washington

Katherine Timlin and Ben Demeerleer gained in 4:45 and four:14. Complete effects.

Rogue Gorge 50k – Union Creek, Oregon

Champs Karin Strickland and Chris Wright completed in 5:35 and four:22. Complete effects.

Elk-Kings Path Races 50k – Tillamook, Oregon

Amy Schilling and Jace Ives had been the quickest in 6:39 and 5:10 within the girls’s and males’s races, whilst Child Timm used to be most sensible non-binary runner in 6:42. Complete effects.

Le Grizz 50 Mile – Polebridge, Montana

Lydia Fahrenkrug and Patrick Keeley beaten the 50 miler in 8:45 and seven:09. Complete effects.

Cave Creek Mystery 50k – Cave Creek, Arizona

The Aravaipa Working match celebrated Erin Frizzell and James Papai as its winners in 5:44 and four:44. Complete effects.

Canyon de Chelly Extremely 55k – Navajo Reservation, Arizona

Alyssa Wedt and Karl Walczak gained the religious race in 6:32 and four:41. Complete effects.

Moab 240 Mile – Moab, Utah

They’re going to be operating in Moab for some time nonetheless. On the time of this publishing on early Monday morning, Sally McRae led the ladies and used to be 193 miles deep within the journey, and Jesse Haynes had coated 216 miles of the observe on the entrance of the lads’s race. Monitoring.

Undergo Higher 50k – Pine, Colorado

It used to be Samantha Ruhl and Luke Jay on the most sensible of the rostrum in 5:21 and four:26. Complete effects.

Peacock Problem 55 Mile – Waialua, Hawai‘i

Annie Pentaleri and Eric Wesolowski took most sensible spots in 11:52 and 10:12. Complete effects.

The 2023 Peacock Challenge 55 Mile women's top three

The 2023 Peacock Problem 55 Mile girls’s most sensible 3 (l-to-r): 1. Mary Edgmon, 2. Tracy Garneau, and three. Lory Peroff. Picture: HURT Hawaii

2023 Peacock Challenge 55 Mile men's podium

The 2023 Peacock Problem 55 Mile males’s podium (l-to-r): 2. Alex Gauthier, 1. Eric Wesolowski, and three. Takeshi Yamada. Picture: HURT Hawaii

Sage Burner 50k – Gunnison, Colorado

Race native Rachel Crafford and Ryan Sullivan gained in 5:28 and three:46. Complete effects.

Indiana Path 100 Mile – Albion, Indiana

Brenda Johnson and Nate Truckenbrod gained in 20:12 and 17:28. Complete effects.

Cranmore Mountain Race – North Conway, New Hampshire

Corey Dowe and Dan Curts gained the two-lap race that totaled 10k of distance. The pair ran 50:53 and 41:55, respectively. Complete effects.

Self Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race – Queens, New York

Tsai Wen-Ya (Taiwan) set a brand new girls’s international report for the three,100-mile distance. Her 45 day, 14 hour, and 56 minute end used to be over 3 days higher than the former very best. She averaged round 68 miles an afternoon. Males’s winner Andrea Mercato (Italy) become a repeat winner in 43 days, 13 hours, and 33 mins. That averages out to 71 miles consistent with day. Race updates.

Tsai Wen Ya - 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile women's winner

Tsai Wen-Ya wins the 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3,100 Mile Race, surroundings a brand new report. Picture: SCMT

Andrea Marcato - 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile men's winner

Andrea Marcato, the 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3,100 Mile Race winner. Picture: SCMT

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