Race Reports

The Rut 50K, Yellowstone, and Big Sky Adventure

The Rut 50K, Yellowstone, and Big Sky Adventure

The Warm Up The Rut 50K marked the end of a busy 2017 of racing which included several events that have been on my mind for many years. The Rut was quite different from any race I have done in the past, and I knew […]

White River 50 Miler

White River 50 Miler

The White River 50 miler was a must on my list of ultras. Nearly all of my friends in the PNW have competed in the race, Apryle, Adam, Christophe, Ghislain, and Michael; so needless to say I was feeling left out of the White River […]

Western States 100

Western States 100

The Western States 100 has always been an appealing race to me because of its history but mostly because of its competitiveness. I knew that for a race with the mystique of Western States, I wanted to qualify in a Golden Ticket race and not […]

Tiger Mountain 50K

Tiger Mountain 50K

May and June will be down months to rest up from a difficult spring of racing… This was my thought back in the latter part of 2016 when I put my name in the hat for the Chuckanut 50K and the Lake Sonoma 50 miler. […]

Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

Background After about three years of restricted time and low income due to Physical Therapy school, I decided that 2017 would begin my attempt at a serious racing schedule. With that said I set out a pretty ambitious event list including: Chuckanut 50K, Lake Sonoma […]

Chuckanut 50K

Chuckanut 50K

Chuckanut 50K Map In regards to the SAID principle, conditions could not have been more perfect for the Chuckanut 50K. My body had adapted to a specific weather pattern – 40 degrees and rainy. The perpetual cloud that has descended upon western Washington this year […]

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K & January Training

West Seattle Beach 50K Contrary to my high school and college competitive running days, when I raced two or three times a week; my ultra distance schedule has been characterized by five or six races a year. Which makes this three week turn around between […]

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

Bridle Trails 50K and the move back to the Westside

January Lead Up Rainier from Union Bay Loop Apryle and I rang in the new year unpacking our moving truck at our new home in Newcastle, WA. Newcastle is a small town situated between Bellevue to the north and Renton to the south and is […]

Bill’s Badass 50K

Bill’s Badass 50K

Bill’s Badass 50K Background I made the decision to travel back home to visit my family in the latter part of November this year. While sifting through races on ultrasignup I came across Bill’s Badass 50K. This race was not only taking place in the […]

IMTUF 100 Race Report

IMTUF 100 Race Report

Idaho Mountain Trail Ultra Festival 100 Miler Start of IMTUF 100 Over three years had passed since I ran my last 100-mile race in Leadville, Colorado. I chose to make my first race back the IMTUF 100 in McCall, Idaho. The race was touted as […]