Another Halloween, another Javelina Jundred 100 mile trail run in the books. With 250 starters and under 50% finishing, Javelina once again showed that running 100 miles in the desert is no simple task. Two WMRC'rs really toughed it out. Chip Gosewisch finished with a time of 24:34:26 and Debbie Leftwich completed her 5th Javelina battling chest congestion and a persistent cough that made her sound like a chain smoker. Jeff McCoy competing himself ran with Debbie the first 4 laps and Honey took over the rest of the way in what Debbie called a death march. She finished with a 102 fever. Additional congrats to Joanne Hughes for going under 24 hours (23:24:58) and Join Roig for also completing the death march!!
Costumes filled the grounds as The WMRC volunteers were also out in full force. Nick Coury once again wearing his "Karl Meltzer" costume paced the eventual winner Dave James from mile 75 to 90. With a time of 14:20:54 James smashed the previous record by over an hour even though he ran a 13:06 100 miles a month ago at the national 24 hours. Nick said Dave held back the last two laps because he wants to do well at the JFK in 3 weeks. Wow.
Joe Galope was also out pacing one of the leaders, Brenda Corona. Brenda was the 2nd female finisher and 9th overall with a time of 20:36:46. Joe said Brenda's system was to run 5 minutes and walk 1 minute after the intial 30 miles. This sounds better than Cosmas' system of walking 5 minutes and running 1 minute:>)
A big thanks to all the other volunteers and Jamil who runs one of the best 100 mile races in the country to great reviews!!
Are we really sure that was Candice working the Aid Station all night??? Thanks Candice if that was really you???