The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 7

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The big man in the sky did it again, he refreshed the batteries in the big sun torch and then shone it down on the Highlands of Scotland – it was ‘another’ incredible day!

Departing Inchadamph between 0700-0900, the 62 runners remaining in the race headed north on the penultimate day of the 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra. Passing Loch Glencoul and then traversing over Air da Loch, the runners then passed around the stunning Loch Glendhu before climbing up and over to Cp1 on the A838.

A long tough section of technical trail culminated in Cp2 and then the final kilometres wound up and down on a stunning road around Loch Inchard into the day 7 bivouac – Kinlochbervie.

Do I need to say who won day 7?

Marcus Scotney has been in impressive form during this race – he has looked relaxed, calm and in control in every moment and it has been impressive to watch. He has paced himself and at all times has looked capable of going faster or moving into another gear if required. He won the day in 6:42:05.

Thomas Adams has also been incredibly consistent but today on stage 7 the fatigue was starting to hit, he fought hard but didn’t look as fresh as other days finishing in 8:28:58. Pavel Paloncy has looked tired all week and has at all times looked to be fighting the terrain. No doubt, Paloncy is a tough and gritty runner. Today he finished 5th 8:59:23.

A notable mention must go to Andrew Biffen and Ian White who finished 4th and 5th on the stage and they have both improved as the week has passed. Ian White though is till 1-hour of Paloncy for overall 3rd,

But anyone who contemplated this race has required grit and with just 1 day left, the 59 runners left in the race will almost look at the final 16-mile day as a ‘recovery’ day.

Swollen feet, aching knees, tired bodies, fatigued minds and a desire ‘to get this done,’ has pushed all the runners to complete an incredible challenge – the Cape Wrath Ultra is a tough race!

Overall standings after day-6

  1. Marcus Scotney 39:03:22
  2. Thomas Adams 42:51:45
  3. Pavel Paloncy 48:31:11

Ladies leader, Ita Emanuela Marzotto had a tough day 7 finishing in 3rd place in 12:51:37, not helped by a minor fall in the final mile. She looked a little shocked at the finish, a sit down and some RnR did the trick though.

Louise Staples won the day in 11:23:18 followed by Louise Watson in 12:19:21 – both ladies have been consistent and fought hard all week and have really impressed.

Overall standings after day-6

  1. Ita Manuela Mariotto 49:03:02
  2. Laura Watson 51:18:08
  3. Louise Staples 52:11:49

Tomorrow is the last day, a 16-mile jaunt to the tip of the UK – Cape Wrath.

Follow the Cape Wrath Ultra on http://www.capewrathultra.com

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Episode 49 – Team Redden, 5000 mile project, Tim Stevenson and Emelie Forsberg

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What a great show… we speak with ‘Team Redden’ about running and the incredible story of how mum, Sabrina and Teagan (aged 8yrs) tackled 100km’s. We have an in depth chat with David and Katharine who ran 5000 miles across South America in the 5000 mile project. Tim Stevenson joins us for a special Talk Training on Strength and conditioning. Emelie Forsberg is back for Smiles and Miles. The news, a blog, up and coming races and Speedgoat discusses pacers!

NEWS

JFK50

  1. Zach Miller – 5:38:53
  2. Matt Flaherty (Salomon) – 5:44:37
  3. Mike Wardian (The North Face)- 5:55:37
  4. Iain Ridgway – 5:57:26
  5. Ryan Aschbrenner – 6:13:25
  1. Emily Harrison (adidas) – 6:35:05
  2. Sage Norton – 7:14:03
  3. Kara Henry – 7:17:37
  4. Lara Shegoski – 7:20:34
  5. Shanna Ailes-Istnick – 7:30:02

Beacons Ultra

  1. Lee Kemp 5:58:37
  2. Mark Palmer 6:39:58
  3. David Jackson 6:49:13
  1. Mel D Varvel 7:24:35
  2. Isobel Wykes 7:35:10
  3. Katie Cole 7:59:35

BLOGS

Frosty – Everest Sky Love

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“Too much snow and risky conditions stopped us…but not in our tracks. We all continued for more miles in more wonderful scenery. For me, my journey stopped in Namche Bazar. In front of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lhotse. There I rested in the fresh mountain air, absorbing the sun into my tired legs and finding the peace I was so ready for.”

Make sure you check out Frosty in the new Salomon Running video, S3 EO2 HERE

Interview – 5000mile project, David and Katherine running the entire length of South America. – http://www.5000mileproject.org

TALK TRAINING – Tim Stevenson from Kinetic Three Sixty – http://www.kineticthreesixty.com and ONE Athlete http://www.oneresult.com

INTERVIEW

Team Redden. Have to say, I found this interview quite inspiring… we discussed a few episodes ago about young Teagan Redden (8yrs) running 100km. I was on the fence… part of me thought, I’m not sure this is good. Another part of me thought; wow, awesome. What I do know is that it is very easy to have an opinion, fill in gaps and make assumptions. I hope you all, like me, are far more informed after this interview and maybe, just maybe, you will rethink any initial thoughts you had?

(Seth Redden, his ex-wife Sabrina, their five children (three biologically and two adopted) ages 2 to 10 years, and their dog, Baya, are going on the ultimate summer adventure. They’re starting out in Scottsdale, AZ in a big, white, 15-passenger van and heading to Silverton, CO where they’re camping and living out of the van for five(ish) weeks.)

MELTZER MOMENT – Pacers? The pros and cons, or is it just the cons…

SMILESandMILES with Emelie Forsberg – smilesandmiles@yahoo.com

RACES

 

Australia

New South Wales

Coast to Kosciuszko | 240 kilometers | December 06, 2013 | website

Queensland

Kurrawa to Duranbah and Return – 50 km | 50 kilometers | December 08, 2013 | website

Narawntapu 50 km | 50 kilometers | December 08, 2013 | website

Tasmania

Bruny Island Ultra Marathon | 64 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Victoria

Razorback 58K Run | 58 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Razorback 64K Run | 64 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Razorback 68K Run | 68 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

The Full Bull | 75 kilometers | December 08, 2013 | website

 

Cambodia

Cambodia – The Ancient Khmer Path | 220 kilometers | November 29, 2013 | website

 

Cape Verde

Boavista Ultramarathon – 150 km | 150 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Boavista Ultramarathon – 70 km | 70 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

 

France

Côtes-d’Armor

Le Grand Menestrail | 53 kilometers | December 01, 2013 | website

Loire

La Saintélyon | 69 kilometers | December 08, 2013 | website

Seine-et-Marne

Trail du Tour du Canton – 82 km | 82 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

 

Germany

Bavaria

Chiemsee-Ultramarathon November – Dezember | 108 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Lower Saxony

2. Lauf PSV Winterlaufserie 100 KM | 100 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

2. Lauf PSV Winterlaufserie 50 KM | 50 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

3. Lauf PSV Winterlaufserie 100 KM | 100 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

3. Lauf PSV Winterlaufserie 50 KM | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

 

Martinique

Le Défi Bleu | 58 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

TransMartinique | 133 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

 

New Caledonia

Evolo Kura to Mount | 300 kilometers | November 29, 2013 | website

 

New Zealand

Kepler Challenge Mountain Run | 60 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

 

Philippines

IBTUR 88 Ultra Marathon | 88 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

 

United Kingdom

Dorset

Coastal Trail Series – Dorset – Ultra | 34 miles | December 07, 2013 | website

West Berkshire

Winter 100 | 100 miles | November 30, 2013 | website

 

USA

Arizona

McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50K | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

California

Calero Park 50K Run | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

High Desert 50K Ultramarathon | 50 kilometers | December 01, 2013 | website

Malibu Canyon Trail Run 50 km | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco 50K | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

The North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco 50 Mile | 50 miles | December 07, 2013 | website

Florida

The Guana River 50K Trail Run | 50 kilometers | December 01, 2013 | website

Georgia

Pine Mountain 40 | 40 miles | December 08, 2013 | website

Louisiana

Big Dog Trail Run 50 K | 50 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

North Carolina

Derby 50k Ultra Run | 50 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

Ohio

Bigfoot 50K | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

Oregon

Civil War Relay | 52 miles | December 08, 2013 | website

Texas

Isle du Bois 54 km Trail Run | 54 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

Texas Trail 50K Run | 50 kilometers | December 07, 2013 | website

Texas Trail 50 Mile Run | 50 miles | December 07, 2013 | website

Washington

Ghost of Seattle 50K | 50 kilometers | November 30, 2013 | website

CLOSE

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