Archive | January, 2012

Seashore Nature Trail 50K Medal

Seashore Nature Trail 50K Medal (2011)


Here is the finisher’s medal from the 2011 Seashore Nature Trail 50K that was held on December 17, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


[medal photo submitted by Blair Maury. Follow Blair on Twitter @nightoatmeal]

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Sh!t Ultrarunners Say (Video)

The fad of late is all of these comedic videos being made like ‘Sh!t Girls Say,’  ‘Sh!t White Girls Say to Black Girls,’ ‘ ‘Sh!t Christians Say to Jews,’ ‘Sh!t People in Los Angeles Say,’ et cetera that people are posting to You Tube.

Naturally, there is now a ‘Sh!t Ultrarunners Say’ video that is rather humorous.  If you haven’t said most of the things in this video during an ultra then you have for sure heard them from others.

Watch and enjoy!

“You guys go ahead I’ll catch up!”

“Whoa, was that a mountain lion?”

“I haven’t run on the road since 1983.”

“Hey do you have an extra sock? Did you bring an extra shirt? Do you have any wet wipes?”

“Someone needs to invent toe socks for my junk!”

Hat tip to Beth McCurdy.

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (Jan 28-29, 2012)

Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (Jan 28-29, 2012)

We asked on Twitter (@runitfast) where you were running this weekend and 34 of you responded!

Best of luck to you all and Run It Fast!!!

Joshua Holmes – DebatingMt. Mist 50K. #brokerib Leaning ‘no’ at the moment.

Miguel DeJesus – I’ll be running the @F3Events 1/2 marathon on Chicago’s lake front. #f3jan2012 #runnerds

Timothy G. Huguenin – If the weather’s good, I’ll be out on a relaxing jog in the New River Gorge, WV! No races for me–I’m broke.

Sonja N. – St. Paul MN Winter Carnival half (more likely than not).

Lisa Gonzales – I’m running the Wild Horse Half Marathon in San Diego on Sunday! Woo!

Phil Horn – Toohey Forest, Brisbane, Australia – best part of the world

Jonathan Bobbitt – okay, if I must decide, imma do a BTB on some trails. Maybe a couple of 12s or 15s

Matt Ambos – 10 mile easy run on Sunday! Making the push for a 100 in January!

pensive pumpkin@TheBoringRunner is having his #freezeyourthornsoffvirtual 5k! I’m running naked in my shower as instructed.

Stephen G – Remission Run 5K (Conroe, TX)

Can’t Stop Endurance – We are running the Sylamore Trail in AR to prep for#JJ50K & #Sylamore50K

Claire Orfanos – f^3 Lake Half Marathon in #chicago!

NaomiPipes – Dawson 5K in Pearland.

Emily Conley#MountainMist50K in Huntsville, AL. #embracethemud

Gregory Wilson – I’m running the Coyote Hills 5k with my two sons in Fremont, CA on Saturday.

Tanya Strandlund – on the edge of the Alberta Rockies

Aaron Johnstone – last 20-miler before tapering for the @austinmarathon!

Rachel Matuszek – I am running the inaugural Frosty Road Runner 10.5 miler in Rochester MA Saturday AM. Cant wait!

Kevin Ronayne – I will be adding to my #marathonaweek mileage in Shrewsbury, MA this weekend #runitfast

Gerard Pescatore – 10 miles on the trails

Allison Ustynoski – Winter Trail Half Marathon in Indy. Have to run with headlamp or flashlight. Did I mention it starts at 6PM and is in the woods?

Robert Boluyt – Desert Classic Half Marathon, Surprise AZ

Craig Brett – having a well earned rest this weekend, in preparation for 21 miles next weekend and 20 mile race the weekend after

MJP Running – Freeze Your Thorns Off Virtual 5K!

Gina Sassone – Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach Florida 🙂

JESUS REYNA HERRERA – I ll be Running in @lalomacd SLP Mex

Jared Friesen – Last big training run before the 50k, 24 miles with high of 2 degrees!

Susan Eastman – Last Grand Prix race (#7) of series here on Cape Cod on Sunday – 4.5 miles w/a couple hills. I’ve run all 7!! Banquet 2/4

Vanessa Probert – can’t run due to a stress fracture 🙁 but I’m biking at montano de oro in morro bay, ca instead!

Casey – I’ll be running the Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at Disneyland on Sunday.

Bill Peters – ING Miami Half Marathon @runmiami

Robbie Lawless – More epic runs on the trails of La Palma, Canary Islands. Need to get me some more views like this…

Todd Apgar – BU terrier classic tomorrow!!

Naresh Kumar – Mt Mist 50K 🙂 with @trailjunke

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Drew Carey Issues Challenge to ‘The Price Is Right’ Audience to Beat His Half-Marathon Time (Video)

Drew Carey Issues Challenge to ‘The Price Is Right’ Audience to Beat His Half-Marathon Time (Video)

Comedian turned The Price Is Right host Drew Carey issued a challenge to the audience on TPIR to beat his half marathon time of 1:57:02 from the 2011 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon from this past year.

Watch the Video Below:

Carey, a former Marine, lost 100 pounds before running his first half marathon.

The 2012 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon takes place on May 20, 2012.

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2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon Winner Chuck Engle and his Winning Hardware

Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle Wins 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon (Results)

Famed marathoner Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle won the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon on Sunday in Maui with a winning time of 2:50:02.

Chuck ran slower than he expected to and said the heat played a factor during the last 10 miles of the race. However, his performance was still golden enough to hold off Hawaiian native Jon McGonangle who finished four minutes back in 2:54:27.

Top 10 Males at the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon

  1. Chuck Engle – 2:50:02
  2. Jon McGonangle – 2:54:27
  3. Shaun Marshall-Pryde – 3:00:06
  4. Wesley Moseman – 3:05:35
  5. Robert Onders – 3:07:07
  6. Dylah Rist – 3:07:28
  7. Matthieu Marescaux – 3:10:03
  8. Shane MacDonell – 3:13:20
  9. Lavergne Masur – 3:15:01
  10. Alex Ramsey – 3:16:18

VIEW Complete 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon and Half Marathon Results

The female race was a good bit closer as Mari Kauri held off Vera Monsao with a time of 3:19:00 to win by a gap of 93 seconds.

Top 10 Females at the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon

  1. Mari Kauri – 3:19:00
  2. Vera Monsao – 3:20:33
  3. Marie Benito – 3:26:32
  4. Bonnie Rouse – 3:39:26
  5. Jonna Brandt – 3:40:08
  6. Ashley Degen – 3:40:54
  7. Diane Sacksteder – 3:47:06
  8. Diana Jones – 3:47:56
  9. Desarae Barrera – 3:48:17
  10. Kimberly Ruple – 3:49:49

Also See: 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon Medal

Congrats to all who ran and completed the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K over the weekend!

More Photos from the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon

[photos by Joshua Holmes. Follow him on Twitter @bayou]

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2012 Maui Oceanfront Parrot Fish Medal

Maui Oceanfront Marathon Medal (2012)

Here is the colorful and beautiful finisher’s medal from the 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon held in Maui, Hawai’i every January.

The medal is gold with a pink and light blue Uhu – Parrot fish on it.  Simple, yet nice, and related to Hawaii’s rich underwater culture.

It’s a wonderful marathon held on a beautiful road course that runs right alongside the beach for almost all of the race. Temperatures can get high during the second half of the race as the sun comes up.

RELATED: 2011 Maui Oceanfront Marathon Medal

Chuck Engle won the MOM this past Sunday with a winning time of 2:50:02.


[medal photo submitted by Joshua Holmes. Follow him on Twitter @bayou]

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (Jan 21-22, 2012)

Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend (Jan 21-22, 2012)



We asked on Twitter (@runitfast) where you were running this weekend and 20 of you responded!

Best of luck to you all and be sure to Run It Fast!!!

Joshua Holmes – Will be running the Maui Oceanfront Marathon here in Hawai’i.

Scott Stader – yo! Hope y’all r havin a great time! Running Eagles 5k in Henderson and Race on the Trace 5 Miler at Natchez Trace tomorrow.

Nolan Holloway – running at Stone Mountain Park tomorrow.

Lisa Gonzales – I plan on running 24.5 miles tomorrow and 12 or so on Sunday. No trails but hopefully some hills.

Jonathan Bobbitt – Frostbite 1/2 Starkville, MS and some trails back home in Jackson on Sunday!! #runitfast

Can’t Stop Endurance – Back-to-back weekend… long trail runs at Wolf River Trails and then Shelby Forest!

Dixie Chicken – Nowhere – spare a thought for those nursing an injury.

MKDR – 5k at the Riverfront in Wilmington DE

BeardRunJax – I have a long training run this weekend in #dtjax, 10-12mi. Getting ready for the @RunRocknRoll St. Petersburg Half in February!

Nadia Sarudiansky – in Gran Canaria Maraton Spain

coreen steinbach – Hartshorne Masters Mile. Cornell University. tomorrow high noon

Robert Boluyt – Coldwater Rumble 31K, Goodyear AZ

Kevin Ronayne – running the #TwitterRoadRace tomorrow

Aaron Johnstone#TwitterRoadRace tomorrow!

Craig Brett – quiet one this weekend, parkrun tomorrow, then a 19 mile training run on Sunday.

paolo ro$$etto – montebelluna – Treviso – Italy

Bruce Williamson – will be running the trails at Lake McMurtry, OK when the Enid running club comes to town!

Anywhere5K – The #twitter5k tomorrow!

Bill Peters – Central Park – Manhattan Half…in snowshoes?

Martyn Fisher#Folksworth , Cambridgeshire. Nice little 15 mile race.

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Mumbai Half-Marathon Medal 2012

Mumbai Marathon Medal (2012)

Here is some international bling for you! Above is the finisher’s medal from the 2012 Mumbai Marathon that was held on January 15, 2012 in Mumbai, India.

Kenyan Laban Moiben won the men’s event in 2:10:48, breasting the tape a fraction of a second ahead of Ethiopian Raji Assefa after a sprint finish.

Ethiopian Netsanet Abeyo ran a strong and aggressive race to leave the field far behind, winning in 2:26:12, a new female course record by 44 seconds.

Indian male Ram Yadav qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by running a 2:16:59 to meet the 2:18:00 qualifying standard for the games.



Mumbai Marathon and Half-Marathon Finishing Medals

[medal photos submitted by Naresh Kumar. Follow him on Twitter @iamarunr]

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New Years One Day 61224 Medal Coaster

New Year’s One Day 12 Hour Finisher Medal (2011)

The New Year’s One Day 6-12-24 Hour took place on December 31, 2011. It’s an event where you run as many miles as you can for either 6, 12, or 24 hours.

Here is the finisher’s coaster from the 12 hour version.  It is personalized with the number of miles that Lisa Gonzales completed during 12 hours.

Congrats, Lisa!!


New Year’s One Day Races Website

[medal submitted by Lisa Gonzales. Follow her on Twitter @runlikeacoyote]

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Then and Now

What I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Running


Today is my 3rd Running Birthday. I started running on January 18, 2009. I’ve changed a little since I started running. I’ve lost 75 pounds (for a total of 150), run 6 half marathons, 5 marathons, a few other odd distances, and one 12 Hour race. It’s been a wild and fun 3 years! I’ve been very lucky and I’m incredibly grateful  that I became a runner.

I’ve learned a lot in just 3 years and I know there is a lot more I need to learn, especially as I delve into ultrarunning. But the unknown of running doesn’t scare me anymore. It’ll come as I need it. Or I’ll learn from my mistakes. Hopefully. 😉

In no particular order…this is what I’ve learned from 3 years of running: 

  1. I can do more than I think I can so do not set boundaries.
  2. It’s better to not “think” about what you have to do (whether it’s training or racing or big tasks in life/work), just do it.
  3. Running is as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Simple soothes the soul, complicated makes it interesting.
  4. But running is not hard. Seriously.
  5. Patience & consistency are worth more than a flame and a burnout.
  6. Runners come in all shapes, sizes, and ages and you can’t tell by looking at someone how far or fast they can run.
  7. Tackling any distance begins with a single step. Take it.
  8. The running community will support, help, and push you if you need it.
  9. The scarier the challenge, the happier the finish.

On Sunday, I went to watch a friend race in a local bike race and he introduced me to the others there as “This is Lisa, she’s a runner”. What’s funny is that I know him from the local bike shop and I would have thought he’d introduce me as cyclist to them. But no, my “identity” is runner now. Something that would have been inconceivable to me 3 years ago. Me? A runner? Impossible! But yeah, I’m a runner now. How cool is that?

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