Straight from greater Raleigh, North Carolina come our two 50-Mile Winners! Hey, our winner is wearing Dirty Girl Gaiters, provided by the Dirty Girl herself, Xy Weiss. She's awesome. Staci, Roger moved down from Raleigh, I guess you'll have to as well! Staci's friend Allison ran the 16 mile run, then went back out and ran the last 7 with Staci. Staci found out that running 10 minute miles on the trails for 50 isn't very easy, but she still won almost meeting her goal time of 8 HOurs. She ran 8:21.
Here pictured is Roger Sutton winner of the men's 50-mile: href="http://bp.blogger.com/__giUnMFZ_1I/R-kbsIFQP8I/AAAAAAAABNY/8jn4mpg8OiY/s1600-h/roger2.jpg">
Roger's victory was special to many of us Florida UltraRunners. He is one of us. He's nice, he's generous, he's just fun. Roger is also often injured. He's signed up for like five 100 mile races, and he's never made it to the starting line. He's signed up again at Vermont, and Damn it, I hope he wins the race! If I wasn't running I'd love to pace him or crew for him. I know he can do it. Also neat about Roger's victory, his sister Jenny was there cheering him on! What a great sister. She was concerned for him while he was out there, she was happy for him when he finished, Roger and Rusty are lucky to have a sister like Jenny! My brother would do the same for me, he's a great brother, so I pick up on stuff like that.
Also, Woody had a great run. I should photoshop in a beer to replace that Boost, but that's now what the camera saw, so..... Woody finished in 8 1/2 hours. He was so happy and we are happy for him. He said, "I didn't know I had another sub-nine in me! Woody, tough as you are, you'll go sub-nine in your 70's! Great job.
And here's a picture Chase will find familiar. Dan the Man in a car. But this time Chaser, it's an accomplished, not a defeated, Dan! He was just over 9 hours, and he ran like a champ! Notice the mug in Dan's hand. It's a finisher's mug baby. Dan the Man, Dan the Man, Dan the Man!
There are so many stories, I met a really nice runner from PA, Alisa, she is doing Badwater this summer. VEry cool. I'm not going to tell you about the Jax couple the Clarkes, who simultaneously passed out after finishing in the 50 in 11:43+ I was happy for Kevin Grogan winning the 50K, he was flying! 3:33:33.
It was fun. Thank you all. If I knew how to do links I'd put a link to the finally finished results. Maybe Roger can help me with that too! I'm a maroon!!!! Love you all. Out!
Staci's bud, Alison!
And the Rain came down.
Marla's PR, too fast for the camera!
Bob Pope, and Richard Valentine seeking a little, "Shelter from the rain."