HomeRunningJanuary 15, 2024 – iRunFar

January 15, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRHawai’i, Hill Nation, and Houston are amongst this weekend’s sizzling spots for racing, and we lassoed all of it up under.

Tell us within the feedback what racing you’ve been doing this previous weekend!

HURT 100 Mile – Honolulu, Hawai’i

It was the rainforest run’s twenty third yr. There was a small course reroute this yr, nevertheless it was nonetheless run as 5 laps that totaled 26,750 toes of elevation achieve.

Ihor Verys (Ukraine, lives in Canada) went bananas on the fruit loop course. Verys gained the lads’s race in 20:50, and it’s the race’s fifth-fastest end ever. Verys was runner-up ultimately yr’s Massive Canine’s Yard. Second-place Anthony Lee adopted in 21:39, and that was an enormous enchancment on his fourth-place 27:01 end from 2022. Michito Sawa (Japan) was third in 22:39.

I don’t know what music they play on the HURT end line, however I think about John Mellencamp crooning “Hurts So Good.” Andrea Tarras (Canada) would possibly’ve had that tune going too after she gained the ladies’s race in 26:00. Tarras gained the Fats Canine 120 Miler final yr and as with males’s winner Verys, her time ranks fifth-best ever too. Katherina Laan and Candice Burt have been second and third in 26:51 and 29:40, respectively. It was Burt’s seventh end right here.

Full outcomes.

Bandera – Bandera, Texas


The 100k wasn’t a Golden Ticket race this yr, however practically 400 cowboys and cowgirls began the two-lap run across the Hill Nation State Pure Space.

The entrance three males have been actually unfold out! Hans Troyer was Hans solo within the lead at 7:45. The race introduced it as a brand new course report, nevertheless it seems like this yr’s route would possibly’ve been shorter than these prior to now. Troyer, age 23, ran collegiately at Division II Augusta College final yr. Jared Rothlauf was over an hour again in second at 8:52, and Kwok Hin Lai was practically one other hour away in 9:41 for third place.

Hans Troyer - 2024 Bandera 100k men's champion

Hans Troyer, the 2024 Bandera 100k males’s champion. Picture: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Images

Colleen Chase had an enormous lead within the girls’s race too. Chase gained in 10:32. Her closest, ahem, chasers have been second- and third-place Lauren Jones and Julia Hargesheimer in 11:20 and 11:30.

Colleen Chase - 2024 Bandera 100k women's champion

Colleen Chase on her method to successful the 2024 Bandera 100k. Picture: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Images


In Sunday’s 50k, Brandon Miller (Canada) sped to victory in 3:35. Christoper Reischel dipped underneath the four-hour-mark too with a 3:57 podium second place, whereas Bryan Frank was third in 4:18.

Katherine Edwards led the ladies in 4:54, and Kertu Palo and Shaina Sofa have been up subsequent in 5:02 and 5:07.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Crystal Springs Winter 50k – Woodside, California

Nate Seltenrich and Jessie Brewer ran 4:22 and 5:58 to complete first. Full outcomes.

Ouachita Switchbacks 50k – Massive Cedar, Oklahoma

There have been 33 finishers, however none sooner than Wilton Norris and Jennifer Delzeit in 4:44 and seven:26. Full outcomes.

City Extremely 50k – Dallas, Texas

Collin Tremain and Claudia Carbajal have been first in 4:45 and 5:32. Full outcomes.

Houston Marathon and Half Marathon – Houston, Texas

44-year-old Ryan Smith went via midway in 1:11:59 and held on for a 2:26:38 end within the males’s marathon. That’s 5:36 per mile and he was thirty first total. Smith was third on the Hardrock 100 in 2021. Within the half marathon, 2023 Mt. Washington Highway Race runner-up Sam Chelanga was eighth American in 1:03:43 as a part of his prep for the upcoming U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Full outcomes.

Swamp Stomper 50k – Millington, Tennessee

Solely 12 of the 20 starters completed the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park course. Abel Murphy and Hannah Stoneking have been on the entrance of that small group in 4:51 and 6:22. Full outcomes.

Tsali Extremely – Almond, North Carolina

Brian Atkinson and Malinda Honkus have been the quickest over 50k in 3:35 and 5:24. The 14th-year race is on the Tsali Path System within the Nantahala Nationwide Forest. Full outcomes.

Lengthy Haul 100 Mile – Wesley Chapel, Florida

The course was six flat laps that totaled 100 miles contained in the Colt Creek State Park. Adam Gloyeske and Rebecca Whitman gained the race in 15:30 and 19:53. Full outcomes.

Bear Bait Ultras – Milton, Florida

The race was run on a four-mile loop on the Adventures Limitless Out of doors Middle. Charlie Klaesius gained the 50-mile race in 7:00 in opposition to a small discipline that didn’t embody any girls. Criostoir Neal and Christine Wagner gained the 50k in 4:40 and 6:17. Full outcomes.

Naples Half Marathon – Naples, Florida

50-mile world report holder Charlie Lawrence prepped for the U.S. Olympic trials marathon with a fourth-place 1:06:09. Full outcomes.

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