Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hardrock Hangover Run

Reminder: we are on for a group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Wednesday morning 5:17 AM. Meet at the very top parking lot of Squaw Peak drive north of Glendale Ave. Plan on a little over one hour run in 90 degree heat. That is better than 114! Right??

Another Hardrock 100 mile run has now come and gone. A big thanks to Joe G, Liz, Aaron, Steve, Karen and others for posting reports and sharing photos for those back home during the event. Nice Hardrock article and video from the Durango Paper

Runner of the week: “Lived my life in one day” That is how Hardrock veteran Roch Horton describes the event. Jamil Coury, Andrew Heard, Honey Albrecht and Robert Andrulis experienced Hardrock and are one of the few that understand. They all had very good times and finished Hardrock!!!

In every 100-mile run things happen. You multiple those issues 10 fold when you run an event at an 11,000’ average elevation. Aaron said it best “it almost seems like the mountains randomly pick who gets to continue and who doesn’t”. One set of runners can go over a 14,000’ pass in clear weather and an hour later, another group will get pounded by hail, wind and cold. Kirk is a two time finisher of Hardrock and Jody has completed many 100-mile races. I have no doubt they will be back to Hardrock in the future.

Nice picture that Bourque sent a little bit ago. He is vacationing with the family in Ouray and was able to watch some of the Hardrock runners. Today he run up to the Imogene pass 13,114”. Difficult run especially if you carry the other guy in the picture:>)

Perry is still running strong at Badwater. Just under 26 hours at mile 122. Only 13 more miles to go!!


Higg said...

Perry update: mile 131 28:16 10th place. Only 4 miles to go. Looks like he will go under 30 hours!!!

Art said...

Amen, Brother Higgins. Props to all the Hardrock participants. I am gnackered just from my jaunt to Imogene Pass.