Monday, July 25, 2011

WMRC 7.27 / AC Recovery

Hello to the best group of trail runners in the world! We are on for an easy 6 mile trail run in the PMP on Wed am at 5:16 am. Meet at the top lot of SQ PK DR.
Runner of the week is a no brainer. No, not the Blue dog. Paulette Zillmer won the Angeles Crest 100 mile Endurance run over the weekend. First woman and 7th place overall. I have never been so fired up for someone! She trained so hard (I have the broken down shoes to prove it) and went in with a plan and kicked ass! This little woman has huge heart and we are lucky to always have her smiling face to run with!

Runner up goes to Jamil who placed 5th overall at AC100, ran with Paulette a lot of the way and just seemed to be toying with everyone out there. Even if he didn't kick ass at AC (which he did), he gets ROW honors for doing a 100 mile race in board shorts. Surfs up dude, you are awesome!

See everyone Wednesday morning, look for an announcement of a celebratory gathering at Papago Brew House on Wed night to honor Paulette and Jamil's epic run!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paulette Wins AC100!! / Jamil 5th overall

From Nick at ground zero, WMRC's own Paulette Zillmer won Angeles Crest 100 mile trail run (7th overall) and looked fantastic through the end! Was over 2 hours ahead of 2nd place female. Jamil Coury finished just ahead in 5th place overall, both of them just under 24 hours. Reports and photos forthcoming. Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WMRC 7/20

We are on for a 6ish mile trail run in the PMP tomorrow morning at 5:16 am. Meet at the top lot of SQ PK DR.

Not sure if anyone raced this past weekend so you know what that means, by default Runner of the Week goes to Blue Dog. Why....why not?
Good luck to PJ Zillmer, Jon Roig, Steph Beuttner, Jamil Coury, Chip Gosewich, and Dan Brenden. They are all running the Angeles Crest 100 miler in Calif this weekend. A great trail run on almost all single track thru the San Gabriel Mtns from Wrightwood to Pasadena. Here is a pic of Nick, Jamil, Andrew and Chip (day dreaming) from the 2008 AC 100.
This is one tough run but I know our crew will do great! Follow live this Sat here AC100

See everyone tomorrow morning at 5:16 am.

Monday, July 11, 2011

WMRC 7/13-HR recovery run

"It's gonna suck to be you"

This was the name of an article in Outside magazine a few years back. The topic...The Hardrock 100. The most brutal 100 mile race on the planet. We had 3 WMRC'ers taking the plunge this past weekend in the San Juan Mtns in Colorado. All 3 have finished this race before.
Runner of the week goes to Robert Andrulis. He finished HR for the 5th time! This is one tough Marine! On a rough day when even the great Karl Meltzer dropped out, Robert gutted it out for a 46 hour finish. That is the good news, the bad news, he automatically gets in from now on.

Runners up- Nick Coury and Andrew Heard. Previous finishers of this tough race. Both had a rough day full of issues. Nick battling a bad back for the past month and Andrew had what we believe to be some head and stomach issues due to altitude sickness. Nick pulled the plug at mile 56 and Andrew at mile 82. This is always a tough decision but usually the correct one. Well done men, I know you will go back and conquer again someday.

We are on for a trail run Wed morning at 5:16am. Meet at top lot of SQ PK DR. Run about 6 miles with friends and dogs, not a better way to spend a Wed morning.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 Hardrock 100 mile Endurance Run

This is one Bad Ass Mountain trail run!!!The eighteenth running of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is scheduled to start at 6:00 am, Friday July 8, 2011, in Silverton, Colorado. In 2011, the course will be run in the counter-clockwise direction - a big loop through the San Juan Mountains of beautiful southwest Colorado: 100-miles plus 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

WMRC runners Nick Coury, Andrew Heard & Robert Andrulis are running. Follow along here at the Webcast and live video feed at HR HQ.
I Run Far also has great race coverage and twitter updates.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thursday Salomon Demo Day

We are on for our normal WMRC tomorrow morning at 5:16 am. Big Thursday news!!!!
Salomon trail running will be at the WMRC trail day on THURSDAY at 5:30am. Come try the latest and greatest from Salomon trail shoes. The XR Crossmax will be the featured shoe at demo day, there will be lots of giveaways and Salomon will be at the store later to do a gift with purchase of any Salomon trail shoe. Don't miss this event!

Good luck to Nick Coury and Andrew Heard this week in the Hardrock 100. Runner of the week goes to Granda Jim for his outstanding performance in the Black Hills 100k last weekend. 16 hours and a top ten finish! Great job Jim!

Don't forget!!!! Thursday is Salomon XR crossmax demo day at the regular WMRC parking lot.