Episode 43 of Talk Ultra and on this weeks show we have an extended and in-depth interview with Kilian Jornet about his Matterhorn Summit record. We have a selection of audio from the TNFUTMB – Rory Bosio, Anton Krupicka, Joe Grant, Nuria Picas and Jez Bragg. We speak to Jo Meek who placed 2nd lady at MDS and what the future holds for her. We have Talk Training, the News a blog, smiles and miles with Emelie Forsberg and of course, Mr Speedgoat.
- Xavier Thevenard (ASICS/France) – 20:34:57 New course record; Old course record: Kilian Jornet – 20:36:43 – 2011
- Miguel Heras (Salomon/Spain) – 20:54:08
- Javier Dominguez (Spain-Basque) – 21:17:38
- Timothy Olson (The North Face/USA) – 21:38:23
- Mike Foote (The North Face/USA) – 21:53:19
- Julien Chorier (Salomon/France) – 22:08:11
- Bertrand Collomb-Patton (France) – 23:14:16
- Arnaud Lejeune (Hoka One One/France) – 23:18:05
- John Tidd (Spain) – 23:18:27
- Jez Bragg (The North Face/United Kingdom) – 23:50:01
AUDIO with Jez Bragg and Anton Krupicka/ Joe Grant
- Rory Bosio (The North Face/USA) – 22:37:26 New course record; Old course record: Krissy Moehl – 24:56:01 – 2009
- Núria Picas (Buff/Spain-Catalana) – 24:32:20
- Emma Roca (Hoka One One/Spain-Catalana) – 24:48:14
- Katia Fori (Technica/Italy) – 27:48:45
- Silvia Trigueros (Spain) – 28:13:12
- Gill Fowler (La Sportiva/Australia) – 28:50:30
- Maria Semerjian (France) – 29:34:30
- Manuela Vilaseca (Brazil) – 30:17:02
- Juliette Blanchet (France/Raidlight) – 30:24:08
- Audrey Meyer (France) – 30:50:47
AUDIO with Rory Bosio and Nuria Picas
Ring of Fire thanks to sam Robson for the info
1st Richard Ashton (no. 04) 22hrs 56 min
2nd Gavin Felton (no. 30) 23 hrs 30 min
3rd Christoph Pistek (no. 81) 23hrs 41 min
4th James Ashworth (no. 06) 24 hrs 22 min
5th Richard Heath (no. 44) 24 hrs 25 min6th
Michelle Bowen (no. 10) 25 hrs 33 min
UTWT News so the UTWT was announced.
- January 18th Vibram Hing Kong 100
- March 1st The North Face Transgrancanaria
- March 15th Vibram Tarawera 100km
- April 4th to 14th Marathon des Sables
- April 25th Ultra Trail Mt Fuji
- June 27th The North Face Lavaredo Trail
- June 29th Western States
- August 29th The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
The UTWT will propose an international competitive circuit in partnership with the International Trail Running Association. The events should already be open to the widest public and will offer ‘everyone’ a unique chance, throughout each year, to participate. Question: How does that relate to Western States with limited capacity and demand far outweighing places available? Also, Marathon des Sables… UK entrants for example are on a three year waiting list.
In each race points are awarded to every runner and therefore at the end of the year, a male and female UTWT world champion will be announced. To attract elite athletes, certain events will have Ultra Trail Series status and these will offer more important weighting in the ranking. (I assume this will be for races like Western States?)
Runners will be presented with a Passport. This can be ordered online before the end of the year, it was not made clear if these passports need to be paid for? When you complete a race, you are awarded a visa, this is added to your passport and shows your completion.
The minimum race distance will be 100km, races must have had two previous editions to qualify and already have 500 minimum participants (again, Western States has less than 400). A minimum of twenty countries will be represented and be emblematic venues.
So, how do you become World Champ?
All finishers in every race will be awarded points according to his performance. These points will be added to the International ranking and updated after each race. This ranking will be available on line at the UTWT website. The circuit will be an International competitive circuit in partnership with the ITRA (International Trail Running Association).
As mentioned, a limited number of races will be called Ultra Trail Series and you may only use two best performances from these races in building up points for the world title. In total, three races score, so, you could have two UTS races and one other.
A world champion lady and male will be announced each year.
READ MORE HERE
Wasatch this weekend… plus will Nick have his ‘Slam’ confirmed. Oh dear, Steve Baugh, why didn’t you just phone him… $80! Posted on the Grand Slam website at the end of August!
The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ Committee and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run Committee do not endorse, recognize, or ratify anyone or their times involved in the so-called “unofficial” grand slam of ultrarunning. Likewise we do not support, encourage, or sustain anyone involved in this pursuit.
We continue to recognize, applaud, and award the runners who are legitimately registered in and officially complete The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™.
We also remind all who are observing or otherwise involved that the term “Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™” is a trademark of The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ entity, and only those who are official entrants and finishers of The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ are entitled to use the term “Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™” in whatever form (including in any form that might cause trademark confusion) in connection with their running endeavors.
Stoke the Fire by Joe Grant at Alpine-works.com
I would tell them inspire instead of trying to win races. Don’t even worry if you finish first or 100th. It doesn’t make any difference because there’s going to be another race later. If you win, everybody forgets it in a few days anyway, and if you lose, nobody remembers, but the inspiration you give will last forever because you’ll get other people to run well. We try too hard to run well and be logical. And I think it’s much better if you go out and make it so everybody gets to the first mile very fast and they’re wildly afraid because the logic has been thrown to the dust. Gerry Lindgren (advice to distance runners)
INTERVIEW with Jo Meek
TALK TRAINING – Marc Laithwaite
This week’s interview is with Kilian Jornet about his incredible Matterhorn Summit record breaking run. I have to say that I feel very honored that Kilian provided so much of his free time to discuss this in such great depth. It’s a fascinating interview.
MELTZER MOMENT – Good, Bad and Ugly
SMILESandMILES with Emelie Forsberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
New South Wales
The North Face Ultra-Trail Harricana de Charlevoix (UTHC) – 65 km | 65 kilometers | September 07, 2013 | website
Figeac – St-Cirq-Lapopie – Conques : du 20 au 24 septembre 2013 | 208 kilometers | September 20, 2013 | website
The North Face Endurance Challenge Madison 50 Mile | 50 miles | September 14, 2013 | website