Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. It is good to be home and enjoying the cold weather. There is a lot to report this week.

The DecaIron is continuing in Mexico, and each day I can't wait to see how our friends are doing. We are all pulling for Peter, Eileen and Suraya to finish before the Sunday deadline. It looks as though they will all make it, as long as they can keep moving. Just type ultra triathlon in a search engine and you should be able to find information on the race. Also Steve Kirby has a blog where he has daily race reports. Not sure of the address, but a search should get you there.

The Iditarod Trail Invitational has filled to the 50 racer limit. Tim Hewitt and Tom Jarding will be attempting the 1100 mile race again. Just can't keep those two away from the great state of Alaska. I will report on our training as it progresses.

The JFK 50 mile was held last Saturday and there were many folks from the Pittsburgh area competing. I checked the results and here are the local runners that I found:
Chris Gibson 7:47
Andrew Place 8:45
Andrew Karnavas 8:46
Scott Finnell 8:53
Andrew Colburn 8:58
Valerie Kunkle 9:05
Jeff Gleason 9:05
Sabine Kane 9:05
Michelle Ellery 9:08
Kim Marshall 9:10
Stacy Kopchak 9:24
Maria Vargas 9:31
Eric Grol 9:46
Kevin Knaus 9:46
Tony Mauro 9:53
Rich Vrboncic 10:54
John Edleman 10:59
Kim Peterson 11:19
Mike Tatarko 11:43
Kevan Matthews 11:47
Mike Lotze 11:49

Let me know if I missed anyone, and send me your reports if you have a minute. There are quite a few new ultra runners from our area, and many names that I have not seen in a while.

Rich V. e-mailed me to say that he caught up to Leo Lightner from the Cleveland area and ran the last part of the race with him. Leo set a new age group record (He is 80 years old and ran a 12:55) for the JFK50, besting the old record by almost an hour. Perhaps I can get Rich to write a report.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Recover from the Holidays 50k Fun Run on January 3, 2009. You can find more information at, or send me an e-mail. Many folks have contacted me about participating, we should have a great turnout this year. Remember, it is a fun run, no fee, no aid, no shirt, no whining. We will however, try to have some hot soup and snacks at the finish.

Enjoy your Turkey, see you all soon.

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