Saturday, February 18, 2006

Badwater Forum

A forum for the Badwater 135 as well as solo runs in Badwater. I always find Badwater interesting so I thought you might also.

White River 50

Just a note to say that the White River 50
website ( has been updated with
entry info etc. for 2006.

You can enter by printingout and mailing in an entry form, or by following the
link to for online registration.

The race will take place on July 29th at Crystal Mountain in
Greenwater Washington. (Same venue and course as in
previous years.)

This race will once again be the USATF 50-mile trailchampionship for open and masters runners. If youdon't have the fitness and/or disposition to contendfor a title, you can still enjoy the opportunity tosee some of the country's best ultrarunners during theout-and-back section of the course (between miles 11.7and 22.1) ... and during the pre- and post-racefestivities, of course. Also, as in years past, anearly start is available for those unsure of makingthe 13-hour time limit.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Ultra in India

Very shortly India is also coming in to the "Ultramarathon World".

2 races are scheduled to take place, the full details will be
announced around mid-March.

No. 1 = 24 hr on 15-16 August 2006, in Bangalore on all-weather

No.2 = 10 Days starting from 23rd Sept. 2006, in Mysore on cinder

Both events are international and open for the ultrarunners from all
over the world, and will be held under the approval of Govt. sports

Kentucky Ultra

Land between the Lakes 60k and 23k trail runs will be held on SaturdayMarch 11. <> for detailsThe course is in great shape and of course the beauty of the area isalways there.This event is filling fast.

Sign up before fees go up on Feb 21. Greatcourse, awards, wonderful hospitality.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Arrowhead 135

The Arrowhead 135 mile race started Feb. 6 at 7:00AM outside ofInternational Falls, Minnesota with a 60 hour cutoff. Temperature atthe start was at least 20 below. It was open to bikers, skiers, andrunners. There were a total of about 30 starters. The majority werebikers. 5 runners started.

The runners who finished were:John Storkamp [26] 2 days, 5 hours 5 minutes. First finisher andyoungestJim Benike [56] 2days, 6 hours, 40 minutes.

The race is on a snowmobile trail. There is one aid station at 38miles and another at 68 miles with drop bags. The second half of therace you are on your own. The runners dragged sleds with the requiredsurvival gear and well as other gear. My sled and gear weighed 48pounds. The days warmed to 20 degrees but the nights were well belowzero. One has to melt snow for water on the second half of the race.John and I each made camp for a couple of hours the second night. Thecourse is primarily flat but does have two 20 miles sections of steephills. How does this race compare to Badwater? Colder and slower butnow I feel I have a pair of matched bookends for my Ultra career. Thewebsite is:

<>The race isn't a hand-holder but it is organized well.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Barkley Article

Here is the newspaper article.

Sawtooth 100

The Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile Run is now an official race for 2006. Basic information for the race, as well as the other races on the Superior Hiking Trail, is now available at This years race will be Sept. 8-9 with a 38 hour time limit. The start will be at Gooseberry Falls State Park with the finish at Lutsen. It is a point to point race and is 100% trail. I would like to mention that the Superior Sawtooth 100 is not the same as the old Superior 100, which unfortunately died last year. We are using some of the same trail but have added many miles, in my opinion, of much more rugged trail. The race organization is being built on the success of last years Superior Trail 50 Mile and Moose Mountain Marathon and is in no way connected to any of the previous 100s.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Rocky Raccoon 100

My report documenting my experience at the 2006
Rocky Raccoon 100 can be accessed utilizing the
following links.  
   Dave Bursler
   Bear, Delaware