Some Western States Numbers

Now that I have been on the job for four months, I thought it might be fun and informative to share a few numbers with you. These have been some challenging months for me as I try to wrap my head around all the details of the race. 3000 – the number of square feet in …

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BK’s Second Solo Grand Canyon Trip

My brother Chris (a.k.a. BK) is heading down the Grand Canyon on his second solo rafting trip starting Saturday Jan 12. If all goes according to plan he’ll finish the 297 miles on Feb 10 at South Cove. He is carrying a spot locating device which will update every 10 minutes while he is on …

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2012 Waldo 100K Report

My Waldo 100k report which appeared in the October issue of UltraRunning Magazine August 18, 2012 11th Annual 91 finishers, 112 starters = 81% finish rate We put Waldo on so runners can challenge themselves. So they can run on miles and miles of single track through beautiful Oregon forests, past scores of alpine lakes, …

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10 Things Craig Probably Didn’t Say in His Interview

Guest Post by White Trash (Alan Abbs) By now everyone knows that Craig is the RD in Waiting for Western States. Craig’s been so busy he didn’t even notice I slipped this in the blog queue only a few days after the announcement. Only the Board knows what was said in the interview, but here …

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The Ten Years Dream

The Western States 1000 Miles/Ten Days buckle has been a dream of many ultrarunners even before Doug Latimer got the first one in 1988.  When I started running WS in 2001 it seemed challenging but totally within my control to get one.  Train hard, run smart races, get to Auburn under your own power under …

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