Episode 50 of Talk Ultra and we speak to Brit, Pat ‘Paddy’ Robbins about running loooong and his joint 7th place overall at the 2013 Spartathlon. We speak to ne man on the ultra scene, Zach Miller. Zack ran his first ever 50-miler at JFK50 and not only won against some great competition but set the third fastest time for the event. Talk Training is all about speed… yes folks, so if your listening to this show while running keep a little spare energy in reserve, you have a 22-minute speed session coming up. A blog, the news, up and coming races and of course Speedgoat…
00:08:32 – NEWS
San Fran 50
- Rob Krar 6:21:10
- Cameron Clayton 6:31:17
- Chris Vargo 6:33:33
- Daniel Kraft 6:35:56
- Dylan Bowman 6:37:14
- Michele Yates 7:21:51
- Magdalena Boulet 7:31:12
- Emelie Forsberg 7:46:24
- Aliza Lapierre 7:46:58
- Cassie Scallon 7:50:42
Tom Owens is back
Tom’s participation in the K42 Anaga Marathon on the lagoon side of the island may very well be a relatively low-key return to racing, however, a victory is a victory and it’s a great sign that Tom will be back in 2014. To gain victory, he did have to beat some strong competition from Raul Camara (NB), Pablo Villa (Scott), Yeray Duran and Raul Burgos.
By 33km, Tom had a commanding lead and victory was almost guaranteed from second placed runner and 2012 victor, Raul Camara.
- Tom Owens in 4:11:26
- Raul Camara 4:15:58
- David Joseph Lutzardo 4:23:34
In the ladies race, Buff athlete Emma Rocca was victorious in 4:55:07
Race website: http://www.k42anagamarathon.com
The Hill Ultra
Jon Steele does it with just under 30 mins to spare… only survivor from 15 starters
Its simple, you have 48 hours to run 160 miles. This is 55 times up and down The Hill (part of Shining Tor), one of the highest hills in the peak district.
One up and down stretch of The Hill is exactly 2.9 miles.
The Hill Ultra has an elevation of +/- 6380m, which is like climbing to the summit of Everest from basecamp and back down, almost twice!
Ultra Brecons 40 Winter Edition
- Hugh Aggleton 6:16:30
- Greg Dunning 6:33:00
- Patrick Devine Wright 6:59:37
- Katie Roby 7:50:00
- Michelle Bowen 8:00:33
- Karen Nash 8:22:46 (first vet too)
Hardrock 100 draw… OMG
First and foremost, the big news is Kilian Jornet’s name came out of the hat and this not only creates a great buzz about what he can do at this race but also it is one step closer for Kilian completing his ‘bucket list’. He is without doubt going to put a great emphasis on this race in 2014 and late last night he tweeted.
“in the @hardrock100 I will need to (re)think about next summer calendar…”
The prospect of Kilian racing against Seb Chaigneau is something that excited us all but then the names continued to be drawn form the tub:
Jared Campbell – regular Hardrock entrant and winner in 2010. This year Jared did the Hardrock and Ronda dels Cims double.
Joe Grant – once again has an angel sitting on his shoulder and gets an opportunity to come back and win his dream race. Second in the past behind Hal Koerner he is going to want to seize this opportunity after a troublesome 2013 race.
Julien Chorier – winner of Ronda dels Cims in 2013 and winner of Hardrock 100 in 2011. He is going to bring meticulous planning to this race and without doubt elevates the competition to a higher level.
Timothy Olson – Western States two times winner now gets a chance to compete at the iconic Hardrock and against a top quality field.
Dakota Jones – Dakota prepared meticulously for this race in 2012 and maybe just too meticulously leaving his best performance on the route in training. Dakota, like Joe is going to relish this opportunity to come back and move up the podium.
Tsuyoshi Kaburaki – regular performer at TNFUTMB, he will like all the others be in his lament on this course.
Ty Draney – competitor at Ronda dels Cims this year and along with Jared Campbell, someone who loves the rough and tough terrain.
Scott Jaime – maybe less well known (particularly in the UK) but he has finished Hardrock multiple times and that counts for a great deal on a course like this.
Finally a mention for Brit, Stuart Air. Stuart is relatively new on the ultra scene but in 2013 he completed Ronda dels Cims and Tor des Geants. He may not be in the league of some of the names above but expect a surprise… he has time to prepare and focus.
Two notable names are high up on the wait list, both drawn no2 which almost certainly means they will get a run; Adam Campbell and Jeff Browning.
The ladies race has less depth than the men’s field but reigning champion Darcy Africa is going to take some beating. She has the race dialed now and knows how to not only pace it, but also win it!
Rhonda Claridge – placed 2nd at Hardrock in 2012 and therefore will be able to push at the front of the race with a complete understanding of what will be required to win the race.
Jen Segger – has just had a baby and so may still be in shell shock at the prospect of taking on the Hardrock course, however, she did tweet yesterday that surely going up and down mountains with a baby on your back is good training!
Helen Cospolitch – had hoped to nail a solid TNFUTMB in 2013 but it didn’t go to plan, so, the prospect of Hardrock 100 is going to be a great boost going into the Christmas period.
Diana Finkel – was 3rd at Bear 100 and has won Hardrock 100 four times in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2009 and 2010 Diana was 3rd and 2nd overall respectively. Need I say anymore… Darcy Africa is going to need to pull out all the stops for a 2014 victory.
US Skyrunning Season announced taken from iRunFar
U.S. Skyrunning Ultra Series
1. Cruel Jewel 56 Mile, Georgia, May 16
2. Speedgoat 50k, Utah, July 19 (also a Skyrunner Ultra World Series race)
3. Angels Staircase 60k, Washington, August 9
4. The Rut 50k, Montana, September 13 (also a Skyrunner Ultra World Series race)
5. Flagstaff Endurance Runs 35 Mile, Arizona, October 5
U.S. Skyrunning Sky Series
1. Kendall Mountain Run 12 Mile, Colorado, July 19
2. La Maratona Verticale 25 Mile, Colorado, August 3
3. Angels Staircase 35k, Washington, August 10
4. To Be Confirmed SkyMarathon, Washington, Late September
5. Flagstaff Endurance Runs 23 Miles, Arizona, October 5
U.S. Skyrunning Vertical Series
▪ To Be Confirmed VK, New Hampshire, Unknown date
▪ La Maratona Verticale VK, Colorado, August 2
▪ Lone Peak VK, Montana, September 12 (also a Skyrunner Ultra World Series race)
Flagstaff Endurance Runs VK, Arizona, October 5
No blog this week but a video and what a video… not even anything to do with running but it is pretty inspiring:
Always important to showcase anyone and anything that is special… this is just amazing!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
00:48:15 – IINTERVIEW : Pat ‘Paddy’ Robbins tells us all about running looooong and his joint 7th place at the 2013 Spartathlon.
01:23:40 – TALK TRAINING : The need for speed with Audiofuel. We chat with Sean Blair and discuss how music can help you speed up…
Pyramid session – HERE
Zach Miller – JFK
02:36:08 – MELTZER MOMENT : with Speedgoat Karl
- GOOD – Snow
- BAD – Injury
- UGLY – Smog
02:43:42 – RACES
New South Wales
02:45:47 – CLOSE
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