"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.