Lynno here, Craig’s friend from Boise, Idaho. I’ll be doing race updates from Willamette Pass all day. I’ll be updating this post with short bits on how the race is proceeding. Find the latest update at the bottom (be sure to refresh your browser to view the most recent update).
This is our first year doing live race updates. Post a comment, let us know what you want us to report, and how we can improve this for next year.
Note times are reported as time-of-day (PST), and are approximate based on ham radio reporting. Figure running time base on 5am start.
- Start 5:00 am – They’re off! It’s a great morning here at Willamette Pass. Clear skies and temperature around 42 degrees. What a perfect day for a running race. The highs are expected to be in the low 80s. No notable DNS’er (Did Not Start). 121 started of the 138 registered.
- Fuji Summit (12.4 miles)
Men – 7:02 Erik Skaggs. Jason Bryant and Zach Miller are together at 7:05. Brian Schmidt, Sean Andrish and Neil Olsen are together at 7:08
Women – Joelle Vaught arrives Fuji Summit at 7:14. Bev Anderson-Abbs at 7:15, and Meghan Arbogast at 7:24
- Mt Ray (20.5 miles)
Men – 5 runners are together at 7:50 (course record pace), Neil Olsen, Zach Miller, Jason Bryant, Sean Andrish, and Erik Skaggs
Women – Joelle Vaught – 8:10, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 8:15, Meghan Arbogast – 8:25
- The Twins (27.1 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 8:52, Zach Miller – 8:54, Jason Bryant, Sean Andrish and Neil Olsen are together at 9:00
Women – Joelle Vaught – 9:17, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 9:20, Meghan Arbogast – 9:30
- Charlton Lake (32 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 9:30 (still on course record pace), Zach Miller – 9:33, Jason Bryant – 9:45, Sean Andrish 9:46, and Neil Olsen – 9:47
Women – Joelle Vaught – 10:00, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 10:13, Meghan Arbogast – 10:30
- Rd 4290 (37.2 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 10:10 (still on course record pace), Zach Miller – 10:15, Jason Bryant and Sean Andrish are together at 10:30, Neil Olsen – 10:35, Mark Lantz and Matt Lonergan are together at 10:45
Women – Joelle Vaught – 10:45, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 11:05, Meghan Arbogast – 11:15
- The Twins (44.7 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 11:25 (still on course record pace), Zach Miller – 11:35, Jason Bryant, Neil Olsen and Sean Andrish are together at 11:55, Mark Lantz and Matt Lonergan are together at 12:05
Women – Joelle Vaught – 12:05, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 12:40, Meghan Arbogast – 12:45
- Maiden Peak (49.9 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 12:05 (still on course record pace), Zach Miller – 12:19, Jason Bryant – 12:38, Sean Andrish – 12:40, Neil Olsen – 12:44
Women – Joelle Vaught – 1:30pm, Bev Anderson-Abbs – 1:50pm, Meghan Arbogast – 1:50pm
- Maiden Lake (55 miles)
Men – Erik Skaggs 12:56 (still on course record pace)
- FINISH (62 miles)
Men – WOW, Erik Skaggs shatters the old course record, finishing in 9:11:05!! Nice job Erik!
2nd – Zach Miller – 9:39:35 also under the old course record.
3rd – Jason Bryant – 9:49:08 also under the old course record.
4th – Neil Olsen – 10:02:39 also under his old course record. First Master.
5th – Sean Andrish – 10:03:36, also under the course record.
6th – Mark Lantz – 10:15:49
7th – Yassine Diboun – 10:16:16
8th – Matt Lonergan – 10:16:34
9th – Jace Ives – 10:55:54
10th – Sander Nelson – 11:04:46
11th – Geoffrey Donovan – 11:15:08
12th – Victor Ballesteros 11:16:03
13th – Lewis Taylor – 11:34:44
14th – Rafael Arceo 11:47:43
15th – Kurt Lindermuller – 11:56:08
16th – Bill Montgomery – 12:05:37
17th – Lucas Cramer – 12:18:10
18th – Joe Lee – 12:27:16
19th – Co Jones – 12:29:06
20st – Scott McLelllan – 12:30:50
21st – Andre-Paul Michaud – 12:33:10
Women – Joelle Vaught finishes in 10:23:32. A new course record on the woman’s side too! Nice run Joelle!
2nd overall and 1st Masters – Bev Anderson-Abbs – 11:01:59
3rd overall and 2nd Masters – Meghan Arbogast – 11:07:36
4th – Alison Bryant – 11:34
5th – Shawna Wilskey – 12:00:52
6th – Amy Sproston – 12:04:35
7th – Monica Ochs – 12:26:55
8th – Wendy Wheeler Jacobs – 13:06:11
Good luck to all the Waldo runners, I wish I was joining you.
How’s Pam Smith doing? I know she’s not top 3, but is she looking ok? This is her husband BTW.
Stumbled across this – I’m a friend of Sean’s and am enjoying following along with these race updates. Thanks, Lynno and Craig!
Start to Charlton (32mile) in 4:30 by Erik Skaggs, that’s insane!! That’s not an easy 50K.
thanks for the updates! I’ll be following along all day. GO SEAN, BEV, and MEGHAN!!!
@mac smith – Sorry Mac, just saw your comment. Pam came through Rd 4290 (aid station 6) at approximately 11:30
Erik has a shot at breaking 9 hours? No way!! He is going to break the course record by an hour!
Could you tell me how Mike Rosling is doing? Thanks.
@Cougarbait – Looks like it will be closer to 9:15
@William Swint – Mike dropped at Charlton.
thanks for the updates! brilliant run by skaggs – looking for that final time. see ye all in 3 weeks! Woot.
Wow what a run, sub-10 doesn’t get you in the top 3, who would have thunk it?
My friend Jacob Evans is running today. Any Idea what his status is?
I hope my Grandpa Clem is having fun!
Go Fatboy! No puke fest this year.
Is Father Clem still out there?
@Scott – Jacob Evans passed through the Maiden Peak aid station at 3:55pm
@Amy – Clem passed through Maiden Peak Aid Station at 3:40pm
Where is Fatboy Trahern?
My friend Tracy Lavin from Canada is running today. Any idea of her status? Thanks!
did clem Lacava finish ? what time?
My guy William Ouchark is running today. Any idea of his progress? Thank you!!
@Cougarbait – He passed Maiden Lake at 5:50
@Alana – She passed Maiden Lake at 5:20
@Amy – He passed Maiden Lake at 5:20
@cristy – He passed Maiden Peak at 5:30
thanks Lynno for the info, any news about the next checkpoint?
Any News on Pam Smith? I thought she would have finished by now.
@scott – Pam finished at 6:41pm
@mac – Who are you looking for Mac?
Just found you were doing updates. Looking for a friend Ben Jann. thanks
@Lynno…I was looking for Pam Smith…6:41? Is that correct?
Thank you so much Lynno!! I would appreciate another update at the next checkpoint if possible–on William Ouchark….
@Mike D. – Ben is between Maiden Lake and the finish line.
@mac – 6:41pm. 13:41 total time
Looking for David Uri…family hasn’t heard from him since early this morning. Any updates? Thanks 🙂
Thanks Lynno! She just called
Any word on Father Clem?
@mac – Yes, Pam finished at 6:41pm this evening.
@Mike D. – Ben Jann just finished!!
@cristy – Last report on William – 5:30pm at Maiden Peak (mi 49.9)
Looking for info on Co Jones, please.
@Unwired – Co was 26th in 12:29:06
Any word on David Uri? We have not heard from him all day. Thanks.
Thanks, Lynno! We appreciate all your work!
Family worried about a friend, David Uri. Any update would be appreciated. Thank you so much.
@Michelle – David finished at 13:05. Nice job David!
thank you so very much!
Thank you Lynno!
Thanks so much Lynno! Any idea how to track him down?
Any further sign of William Ouchark?? The waiting has to be more tiring than the running!!
@LIsa – There is cell reception here… you might try that.
@cristy – William went through Maiden Lake aid station (55 mi) at 8:15pm
clem lacava finish,let me know
family has just heard from david. thank you so much for your help!
@cristy – William Ouchark is with the sweeps near Maiden Lake and the PCT at about 9:00pm.
@Amy – Clem finished in about 17 hours.
At 9:03pm we’re waiting on four runners to finish.
Looking for friends Darin Swanson, Cheri Redwine, and Steve Petersen. Any news on their finish times?
Thank you soooo much Craig!!!
How’s my friend Chris Riding doing?
Oh yea, and how’s your brother?
thank you for all your hard work keeping us posted@Craig –
@Micheal – Darin Swanson was a drop. Cheri Redwine and Steve Peterson both finished before 9pm and got hats.
@Annie Taylor – Chris Riding finished in 15:16. My brother finished in 16:4ish.
Thanks for all of the updates. Interested in how Julie Thomas and Win Goodbody did. Thanks.
Looking for results from my running mates Richard Blink and Stephen Itano. Can you confirm they finished?
Any word on William ouchark?
Thank you so much for the updates! William said everyone there was absolutely super!
Thanks Craig! Great job.
Full results are posted on the Waldo site.
Big thanks to Lynno for blogging the updates.