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2013 Flying Monkey Marathon Results

Here are the results from the 2013 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon that took place on November 24, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Time     Oall SG   AG  Last          First       Bib   Age Sex  City            State Kills
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2:37:28  1    1    1   Schneider     Ben         3     30   M   Minneapolis       MN   6
2:44:38  2    2    1   Morgan        Keaton      1444  25   M   Nashville         TN   2
2:48:18  3    3    2   Wasternack    Olaf        1752  33   M   Franklin          TN   3
2:49:10  4    4    2   Ramsay        John        17    29   M   Nashville         TN   8
2:52:10  5    5    1   Mendoza       Abe         1504  36   M   Sherwood          WI   2
3:03:41  6    6    2   Reise         Justin      1672  39   M   St. Peters        MO   1
3:10:16  7    7    3   Krugger       Gary        901   28   M   Flagstaff         AZ   4
3:19:32  8    8    1   Poss          Vance       110   48   M   Franklin          TN   4
3:20:14  9    9    1   Albert        Dan         68    42   M   Nashville         TN   8
3:20:51  10   10   3   Taylor        Ryan        707   34   M   MOUNT JULIET      TN   5
3:21:05  11   1    1   Smith         Meredith    632   42   F   Ashland city      TN   5
3:22:03  12   11   3   Ho            Chris       1512  38   M   North Little Rock AR   2
3:22:04  13   12   4   Chidester     Jason       603   36   M   Atlanta           GA   5
3:23:32  14   13   5   Hite          Josh        393   35   M   Cookeville        TN   7
3:23:33  15   14   2   Hawkins       Matt        1602  40   M   Franklin          TN   1
3:23:47  16   2    2   Falbo         Traci       656   42   F   Charlestown       IN   5
3:23:49  17   15   1   Dolan         Thomas      867   53   M   Hendersonville    TN   4
3:25:38  18   16   1   Rayder        Christopher 2     14   M   Collierville      TN   2
3:26:01  19   17   2   Rosinski      Larry       627   46   M   Brentwood         TN   2
3:26:40  20   18   4   Zentner       Luke        1616  32   M   Nashville         TN   1
3:29:33  21   19   4   Zaid          Harras      884   29   M   Nashville         TN   4
3:29:42  22   20   3   Lee           Steven      1662  41   M   NEW YORK          NY   1
3:29:45  23   21   4   Deaton        Jeff        1615  43   M   Murfreesboro      TN   1
3:30:32  24   22   5   Acton         Jesse       456   30   M   Nashville         TN   6
3:31:16  25   23   5   Ault          Caleb       1681  26   M   North Little Rock AR   1
3:31:17  26   24   5   Gillum        Greg        914   40   M   Nashville         TN   4
3:31:42  27   25   6   Kinoshita     Hideki      7     34   M   Brooklyn          NY   2
3:31:46  28   26   6   Boyd          Thomas      407   41   M   Atlanta           GA   3
3:31:57  29   27   6   Begin         Richard     1004  38   M   Nashville         TN   3
3:32:46  30   3    1   Reinhart      Elizabeth   1667  34   F   Allison Park      PA   1
3:33:03  31   4    2   Kellow        Megan       1697  31   F   Carmel            IN   1
3:33:05  32   28   2   Bright        Clay        1607  53   M   Nashville         TN   1
3:33:25  33   29   7   Pressler      Trapper     1028  33   M   Memphis           TN   3
3:33:34  34   30   7   Holmes        Joshua      852   35   M   Los Angeles       CA   4
3:36:02  35   31   8   Boomer        Doug        932   39   M   Gallatin          TN   4
3:36:31  36   32   3   Matlock       Jeff        555   49   M   Ashland City      TN   5
3:37:45  37   5    1   Saupe         Theresa     80    51   F   MURFREESBORO      TN   4
3:38:10  38   33   9   Dye           David       1426  39   M   Smyrna            TN   2
3:38:39  39   34   6   Gurley        John        1505  29   M   Nashville         TN   3
3:39:19  40   35   8   Cenkner       Frank       1611  34   M   Clarksville       TN   1
3:39:35  41   36   7   Fiscus        Gabriel     1626  26   M   Nashville         TN   1
3:40:28  42   37   10  Mirault       Serge       1721  38   M   NASHVILLE         TN   1
3:40:34  43   38   4   Mckenzie      Matthew     1705  45   M   Athens            GA   1
3:41:02  44   39   3   Tanksley      Bruce       1712  54   M   Murfreesboro      TN   1
3:41:04  45   40   7   Adams         Matt        58    41   M   brentwood         TN   2
3:41:20  46   41   8   Saldana       Eddy        1621  41   M   Duluth            GA   1
3:41:45  47   42   4   Belcher       Rick        544   51   M   brentwood         TN   3
3:42:47  48   43   5   Shouse        Todd        508   48   M   Hopkinsville      KY   6
3:43:16  49   44   9   Kowalski      Kurtis      380   43   M   Clarksville       TN   7
3:43:54  50   6    1   Muccini       Francesca   1648  46   F   NASHVILLE         TN   1
3:44:00  51   45   1   Park          Richard     1722  60   M   COLORADO SPRINGS  CO   1
3:44:04  52   46   11  Edmondson     Marshall    1758  35   M   Mount Juliet      TN   1
3:44:31  53   47   8   Scudder       Tom         1730  26   M   Nashville         TN   1
3:45:05  54   48   5   Klein         Tom         1492  54   M   Hilliard          OH   2
3:46:02  55   49   6   Canas         David       1668  46   M   Brentwood         TN   1
3:47:18  56   50   7   Harrington    Tim         1691  45   M   Golden            CO   1
3:50:39  57   51   10  Scrogham      Jerry       1658  41   M   Shelbyville       KY   1
3:51:37  58   52   6   Boyd          Kevin       297   52   M   Shepherdsville    KY   6
3:51:55  59   53   8   Berger        Kevin       1736  48   M   Kutztown          PA   1
3:53:32  60   54   7   Jordan        Jeffrey     930   51   M   Hendersonville    TN   5
3:53:37  61   7    3   Loebsack      Shirley     1663  42   F   Franklin          TN   1
3:53:50  62   8    4   Garcia        Julie       1025  42   F   Nashville         TN   3
3:54:08  63   9    3   Zeigler       Heather     1683  33   F   Downers Grove     IL   1
3:54:38  64   55   8   Spalding      Henry       1110  52   M   Louisville        KY   2
3:55:42  65   56   1   Johnson       Russ        365   55   M   Ellijay           GA   3
3:55:47  66   57   9   Furnier       Joshua      1637  33   M   Nolensville       TN   1
3:56:02  67   58   12  Springer      Jarron      450   36   M   Nashville         TN   6
3:56:33  68   59   9   Smith         Thomas      856   47   M   Nashville         TN   4
3:57:20  69   60   2   Kezar         Edwin       72    58   M   birmingham        AL   8
3:57:41  70   61   10  Langford      Taylor      1427  30   M   Oxford            MS   2
3:57:54  71   10   1   Johnson       Erin        1671  29   F   Nashville         TN   1
3:58:37  72   11   2   Kirkham       Lisa        1751  46   F   Nashville         TN
3:58:39  73   62   11  Millsaps      Travis      1113  42   M   Murfreesboro      TN   3
3:58:45  74   63   2   Tamez         Roy         1653  60   M   Brentwood         TN   1
3:58:52  75   12   5   Leiferman     Sandy       1733  43   F   panora            IA   1
3:59:02  76   64   10  Haugh         Connor      76    49   M   NASHVILLE         TN   8
4:00:51  77   65   11  Ruppel        Randall     1005  49   M   Murfreesboro      TN   3
4:01:03  78   66   9   Taylor        Charlie     929   54   M   Gallatin          TN   4
4:01:22  79   67   12  Campbell      Norm        680   47   M   Carmel            IN   4
4:02:03  80   68   13  Zimmerman     Phil        239   35   M   Nashville         TN   7
4:02:04  81   13   1   Ruiz          Sharon      1098  39   F   Nashville         TN   3
4:02:48  82   69   11  Kendig        Jordan      863   31   M   Nashville         TN   4
4:03:43  83   70   12  Carter        Carl        1655  33   M   Sherwood          AR   1
4:03:52  84   71   14  Mcgregor      Nathan      1485  36   M   Nashville         TN   2
4:04:42  85   14   4   Lenahan       Michelle    1717  33   F   Evansville        IN   1
4:04:44  86   72   9   Weinzapfel    Philip      1742  27   M   Evansville        IN   1
4:04:54  87   73   15  Zapanta       Andrew      1632  38   M   Charlottesville   VA   1
4:05:33  88   74   16  Wooden        Brian       435   36   M   Louisville        KY   5
4:05:41  89   75   10  Hayes         Dirk        477   51   M   Murfreesboro      TN   3
4:06:16  90   15   5   Bell          Amanda      1506  30   F   Nashville         TN   2
4:06:37  91   76   3   Branam        Tony        70    56   M   Jacksboro         TN   8
4:09:20  92   77   13  Toolan        Zar         1045  34   M   Saint Louis       MO   3
4:09:23  93   78   12  Menzie        Craig       2757  43   M   Franklin          TN   1
4:09:34  94   79   11  Leighton      John        1661  53   M   Newark            OH   1
4:09:55  95   80   13  Flatau        George      432   41   M   Nashville         TN   5
4:10:03  96   81   17  Vanderschoot  Matthew     1529  36   M   Lebanon           TN   2
4:10:05  97   82   4   Ray           John        1729  56   M   Estill Springs    TN   1
4:10:36  98   83   18  Benedict      Brock       1467  35   M   Clarksville       TN   2
4:10:37  99   84   14  Barno         Robert      1741  30   M   Clarksville       TN   1
4:11:12  100  16   6   Metcalf       Jen         1647  43   F   Newburgh          IN   1
4:11:47  101  17   7   Fielder       Wendy       1739  40   F   nashville         TN   1
4:12:56  102  18   3   Bellner       Lorilyn     1708  45   F   Carmel            IN   1
4:13:34  103  19   6   Mazzolla      Becca       1703  33   F   Flemington        NJ   1
4:13:34  104  20   2   Laspada       Amy         31    37   F   Flemington        NJ   4
4:13:39  105  85   19  Fredericksen  Stephen     689   37   M   Knoxville         TN   5
4:14:08  106  86   14  Callahan      Zachary     1687  44   M   Oxford            OH   1
4:14:24  107  87   1   Brewer        Rhett       498   23   M   Wartrace          TN   1
4:15:04  108  88   13  Anderson      Glen        1747  47   M   Kents Store       VA   1
4:15:35  109  89   15  Blevins       Brent       1676  40   M   Hendersonville    TN   1
4:15:57  110  90   5   Harris        Stephen     1123  56   M   Collierville      TN   3
4:16:06  111  91   15  Rodriguez     Steven      1620  30   M   Astoria           NY   1
4:16:14  112  92   16  Peterson      James       1546  44   M   Gallatin          TN   3
4:16:23  113  21   3   Averbuch      Jessica     347   38   F   Nashville         TN   2
4:16:24  114  22   8   Greenbaum     Lisa        327   42   F   nashville         TN   2
4:17:10  115  93   14  Orr           Sam         1628  48   M   Lebanon           TN   1
4:17:13  116  94   17  Hacker        A.j         1037  40   M   Noblesville       IN   3
4:18:21  117  23   2   Gjertson      Amanda      1645  28   F   Murfreesboro      TN   1
4:18:25  118  95   18  Hubbard       Jason       885   43   M   Nashville         TN   3
4:18:44  119  24   7   Smith         Christina   1659  33   F   WHITE HOUSE       TN   1
4:18:59  120  25   8   Aaron         Renee       1755  34   F   Lascassass        TN   1
4:19:12  121  26   2   Hoffman       Connie      1732  51   F   Carroll           IA   1
4:19:57  122  96   1   Bilbrey       Clark       1437  18   M   White Bluff       TN   2
4:20:45  123  97   12  Spencer       Richard     1694  53   M   Rockford          IL   1
4:20:48  124  98   19  Layne         Zachary     1425  42   M   Nashville         TN   2
4:21:05  125  99   15  Runyon        Tim         501   49   M   kell              IL   4
4:21:18  126  100  13  Fago          Jeff        1631  54   M   Mahomet           IL   1
4:21:32  127  101  14  Bass          Nathan      252   54   M   Madison           MS   2
4:21:33  128  102  15  Staggs        Danny       494   50   M   Livingston        TN   5
4:21:58  129  103  3   Riser         Tom         66    63   M   Birmingham        AL   8
4:22:55  130  104  16  Sames         Frank       505   48   M   Nolensville       TN   7
4:23:00  131  27   9   Azimipour     Alicia      1601  30   F   Mount Juliet      TN   1
4:23:31  132  105  16  Bennett       Joshua      1740  31   M   Rochester         NY   1
4:24:11  133  106  16  Mires         Jeff        637   50   M   Greenville        IN   5
4:24:28  134  107  17  Schwan        Jim         1608  46   M   Nashville         TN   1
4:25:56  135  108  20  Schneider     Bill        833   42   M   Muskego           WI   2
4:26:52  136  109  6   Ogletree      Mark        1704  55   M   Collierville      TN   1
4:27:06  137  28   4   Young         Cristina    1686  36   F   Nashville         TN   1
4:27:49  138  29   3   Deuell        Aprelle     1612  52   F   Livermore         CA   1
4:27:56  139  110  21  Keffer        James       1680  42   M   FRANKLIN          TN   1
4:28:56  140  30   4   England       Donna       1735  49   F   Auburn            KY   1
4:29:17  141  31   3   Aken          Mariel      1695  29   F   New Orleans       LA   1
4:29:17  142  111  17  Smith         Colin       1678  31   M   New Orleans       LA   1
4:29:21  143  112  7   Hochstedler   David       1657  57   M   HOT SPRINGS       AR   1
4:29:50  144  113  17  Smith         Dallas      73    54   M   Parts Unknown     TN   7
4:31:12  145  114  20  Acord         Timothy     1725  37   M   Louisville        KY   1
4:31:21  146  32   9   Abbott        Jamie       1084  40   F   Hendersonville    TN   3
4:31:33  147  115  22  Donovan       Mike        1452  41   M   Hendersonville    TN   2
4:32:16  148  116  18  Samuelson     Mike        1627  48   M   Lakeland          TN   1
4:32:33  149  33   5   Thornton      Cindy       1652  35   F   Nashville         TN   1
4:32:43  150  34   4   Dugger        Emma        1623  51   F   Tallahassee       FL   1
4:32:49  151  117  18  Lynch         Jerry       923   52   M   Gilbert           AZ   4
4:34:44  152  118  4   Scott         Buzz        1051  60   M   Sarasota          FL   2
4:34:49  153  35   5   Dworak        Donna       1534  49   F   Nashville         TN   2
4:34:59  154  119  5   Wingard       David       1701  63   M   Greenville        SC   1
4:35:00  155  120  19  Wolf          Houston     1526  50   M   Cordova           TN   2
4:36:34  156  121  23  Mckee         Mitchell    290   42   M   Franklin          TN   6
4:37:18  157  122  24  Herrera       Salome      554   44   M   Fort Campbell     KY   3
4:38:04  158  36   10  Albert        Marla       526   42   F   Nashville         TN   7
4:38:49  159  37   6   Hatcher       Jodi        1665  48   F   Nashville         TN   1
4:38:52  160  38   7   Herber        Kathleen    1421  45   F   Dubuque           IA   2
4:42:47  161  123  10  Sala          Nicholas    1636  25   M   Clarksville       TN   1
4:42:49  162  124  2   Graham        Jon         1711  23   M   clarksville       TN   1
4:43:00  163  39   11  Mades         Lana        1604  41   F   Madison           WI   1
4:43:25  164  40   10  Petrarca      Lisa        1750  31   F   Hendersonville    TN   1
4:44:13  165  41   8   Ho            Tina        1406  48   F   North Little Rock AR   2
4:44:46  166  42   6   Knight        Katherine   1700  36   F   Nashville         TN   1
4:46:02  167  125  25  Higgins       Terry       438   42   M   KNOXVILLE         TN   5
4:46:25  168  126  21  Harris        Drew        504   35   M   Hilliard          OH   6
4:46:37  169  127  11  Johnson       Nathan      921   28   M   Murfreesboro      TN   4
4:47:06  170  128  8   White         Dale        1549  58   M   grovetown         GA   2
4:47:09  171  129  20  Mauer         Joe         10    54   M   Neptune           NJ   2
4:47:51  172  130  21  Hawkins       Dwayne      1731  50   M   Murfreesboro      TN   1
4:47:57  173  43   9   White         Jana        687   47   F   nashville         TN   4
4:48:40  174  131  6   Magargee      Madison     1718  62   M   Huntsville        AL   1
4:49:13  175  132  22  Irvin         Mark        113   54   M   Paducah           KY   5
4:49:13  176  44   12  Wagner        Lori        1606  42   F   Evansville        IN   1
4:49:27  177  133  23  Hager         Jeff        1415  50   M   Madison           AL   2
4:49:35  178  134  19  Kersey        Karl        528   47   M   Nashville         TN   7
4:50:04  179  45   4   Starkey       Gillian     1738  27   F   Nashville         TN   1
4:50:06  180  135  1   Pitt          Larry       137   73   M   Louisville        KY   8
4:50:21  181  46   5   Fisher        Kathleen    1624  29   F   Kennesaw          GA   1
4:51:24  182  47   1   Sumner        Elizabeth   1754  56   F   Memphis           TN   1
4:51:44  183  48   11  Robles        Autumn      1478  31   F   Fort Wayne        IN   2
4:51:45  184  49   7   Blevins       Tammy       1723  39   F   Hendersonville    TN   1
4:52:21  185  136  20  Shapiro       Anthony     1545  48   M   Alpharetta        GA   2
4:52:36  186  137  21  Shadburn      Todd        1618  47   M   Carmel            IN   1
4:53:14  187  50   2   White         Stephany    1458  58   F   grovetown         GA   2
4:53:16  188  138  22  Powell        Thomas      547   37   M   Louisville        KY   3
4:53:35  189  51   3   Devreese      Rhonda      27    55   F   Mishawaka         IN   8
4:54:32  190  52   12  Young         Jana        1702  31   F   Benton            AR   1
4:54:32  191  139  18  Young         Jonathan    1503  32   M   Benton            AR   2
4:54:47  192  140  22  Walaitis      Frank       30    48   M   Carpentersville   IL   1
4:55:42  193  141  23  Fetters       Mark        1058  48   M   Cross Plains      TN   3
4:56:58  194  142  12  Saraga        Nick        1689  26   M   Chicago           IL   1
4:57:33  195  53   13  Martin        Amy         1106  40   F   Memphis           TN   3
4:57:47  196  54   14  Fieser        Laura       516   44   F   Martin            TN   7
4:57:49  197  143  26  Martin        Bobby       1471  42   M   Memphis           TN   2
4:58:44  198  144  27  Moss          Andy        892   44   M   Nashville         TN   4
4:59:06  199  145  23  Price         Cheyenne    1481  35   M   Hendersonville    TN   2
5:00:14  200  55   13  Dexheimer     Judith      5     34   F   Wyoming           OH   7
5:00:36  201  146  24  Simon         Stephen     8     50   M   Nashville         TN   6
5:03:06  202  56   15  Johnson       Bonna       392   44   F   Nashville         TN   2
5:04:03  203  147  25  Carrillo      Donald      123   51   M   Nashville         TN   4
5:04:03  204  148  26  Tietjen       John        237   52   M   Hermitage         TN   7
5:04:43  205  149  19  Ervin         Everette    1603  32   M   virginia beach    VA   1
5:05:29  206  150  28  Rayder        Robert      1     44   M   Collierville      TN   2
5:07:20  207  151  24  Kalinowski    Bernd       1660  36   M   Rohrbach               1
5:08:09  208  57   1   Austin        Karen       602   61   F   Franklin          TN   3
5:08:11  209  58   10  Mack          Shelly      1684  46   F   lucien            OK   1
5:08:12  210  60   5   Bolton        Diane       903   52   F   Nashville         TN   4
5:08:12  211  59   11  Baumann       Cheryl      1674  47   F   Vernon Hills      IL   1
5:09:44  212  61   16  Urtuzuastegui Lara        643   44   F   Alpharetta        GA   5
5:09:53  213  62   17  Overall       Lisa        894   42   F   Memphis           TN   2
5:09:55  214  152  20  Hulette       Whitney     1719  34   M   Nashville         TN   1
5:10:01  215  153  29  Rosenbloom    Trent       -1    43   M   Deep Wells        TN   8
5:11:18  216  63   8   Hatfield      Allyson     1673  36   F   Collingswood      NJ   1
5:13:22  217  64   14  Allen         Jennifer    1679  34   F   galesburg         IL   1
5:13:26  218  154  9   Herron        Ben         525   57   M   Dresden           TN   4
5:13:49  219  155  27  Sims jr       Wade        882   50   M   Nashville         TN   4
5:13:54  220  65   6   Happel        Carla       1411  52   F   Carmel            IN   2
5:14:21  221  66   4   Khodadadi     Karen       200   55   F   Auburn            AL   3
5:16:28  222  156  25  Wilson        Myr         1635  36   M   Brentwood         TN   1
5:16:46  223  157  25  Arnette       Paul        467   47   M   Christiana        TN   5
5:16:46  224  158  24  Greeson       Mike        1759  49   M   Murfreesboro      TN   1
5:16:47  225  159  1   Montgomery    J.michael   1052  66   M   Franklin          TN   3
5:16:47  226  160  28  Caffy         Rick        483   53   M   Murfreesboro      TN   6
5:17:08  227  67   5   Riser         Margaret    67    58   F   Birmingham        AL   8
5:17:12  228  68   18  Moore         Christy     1677  40   F   Hendersonville    TN   1
5:17:12  229  161  30  Moore         Anthony     1138  44   M   hendersonville    TN   3
5:18:49  230  69   15  Lawrence      Colleen     800   33   F   Christiana        TN   3
5:18:57  231  162  26  Goldman       Lowell      1490  36   M   Nashville         TN   2
5:18:58  232  163  26  Bulow         Matt        1651  45   M   Nashville         TN   1
5:19:03  233  164  31  Parker        Morgan      1753  40   M   Nashville         TN
5:19:27  234  165  27  Kraft         Matthew     1724  37   M   Louisville        KY   1
5:20:43  235  70   7   Parker        Mona        1047  53   F   Huntsville        AL   3
5:20:53  236  166  28  Mount         Brian       1670  39   M   eastaboga         AL   1
5:21:26  237  167  32  Brown         Sean        ##### 41   M   Birmingham        AL   2
5:22:25  238  168  29  Lockhart      Dennis      110   37   M   Adams             TN   5
5:22:32  239  71   6   Staggs        Amanda      1625  28   F   Hermitage         TN   1
5:22:32  240  72   12  Staggs        Sandy       1726  45   F   Livingston        TN   1
5:23:23  241  169  10  Sanchez       Mauricio    1720  59   M   Hendersonville    TN   1
5:24:37  242  73   13  Vinton        Kay         1675  49   F   Kingsville        MD   1
5:26:19  243  74   1   Hardison      Layne       869   24   F   Benton            KY   4
5:26:51  244  75   19  Leonard       Trisha      1644  43   F   Canton            MI   1
5:27:08  245  171  30  Jominy        Tyson       1746  37   M   Franklin          TN   1
5:27:08  246  170  7   Jominy        Walter      1609  61   M   Coral Springs     FL   1
5:28:12  247  76   14  Spiceland     Suzanne     1714  47   F   Jacksonville      AL   1
5:28:39  248  77   20  Deem          Marlene     1634  43   F   Clarksville       TN   1
5:28:54  249  172  33  Stader        Scott       829   41   M   Lakeland          TN   2
5:30:54  250  78   8   Posey         Janis       62    53   F   Homewood          AL   8
5:31:37  251  173  13  Pennington    Ben         1649  28   M   Riverside         CA   1
5:33:09  252  79   21  Berkau        Shawn       1716  41   F   Nolensville       TN   1
5:35:13  253  174  2   Johnson       Troy        122   66   M   Red Boiling SpringTN   6
5:35:13  254  80   2   Johnson       Cathie      40    60   F   Red Boiling SpringTN   6
5:35:47  255  81   9   Johnson       Starrla     1685  36   F   Seattle           WA   1
5:35:51  256  175  31  Holt          Thomas      0     37   M   Cookeville        TN   3
5:36:33  257  82   15  Gorycki       Laura       1654  49   F   Pfafftown         NC   1
5:37:00  258  176  11  Evans         Bill        1486  59   M   Nashville         TN   2
5:37:17  259  83   9   Branden       Julie       1404  52   F   Hebron            IL   2
5:37:27  260  177  27  Harmon        Michael     1431  47   M   Little Rock       AR   2
5:38:44  261  178  14  West          Matt        1692  29   M   little chute      WI   1
5:40:23  262  179  8   Schmidt       Will        1728  61   M   Covington         GA   1
5:41:23  263  180  28  Gerwien       Michael     1066  47   M   Milford           CT   3
5:44:21  264  181  9   Bilbrey       William     33    63   M   Dickson           TN   8
5:45:01  265  182  3   Amrhein       Randy       1457  69   M   Dickson           TN   2
5:45:01  266  183  10  King          Randy       377   60   M   White Bluff       TN   7
5:45:05  267  84   10  Trainor       Heather     1642  39   F   Roswell           GA   1
5:45:27  268  184  12  Venable       Jeff        44    58   M   denton            TX   8
5:45:39  269  185  32  Gumpenberger  Aaron       1439  35   M   Nashville         TN   2
5:45:53  270  186  29  Drake         John        1491  45   M   Hot Springs       AR   2
5:46:01  271  187  13  Endryck       Peter       1622  58   M   Valatie           NY   1
5:46:19  272  188  34  Hagy          Charles     1688  43   M   Oak ridge         TN   1
5:47:37  273  189  14  Min           Phil        100   58   M   MOUNT OLIVE       AL   8
5:50:04  274  190  35  Patterson     Philip      622   41   M   Hermitage         TN   2
5:50:20  275  191  29  Blanton       Arland      1538  54   M   Cabot             AR   2
5:50:21  276  85   22  Cigainero     Paula       1696  42   F   Little Rock       AR   1
5:51:51  277  86   16  Daniel        Emily       1690  32   F   Nashville         TN   1
5:52:35  278  87   16  Lage          Gail        1640  45   F   Nashville         TN   1
5:53:15  279  88   10  Blanton       Annette     1480  53   F   Cabot             AR   2
5:54:27  280  89   17  Sweeney       Jeanne      1709  45   F   Belcamp           MD   1
5:55:22  281  192  11  Wilson        David       1095  60   M   Murfreesboro      TN   3
5:57:07  282  90   11  Burroughs     Jennifer    1710  35   F   Ridgeland         MS   1
5:57:07  283  91   17  Rehm          Kristina    1744  34   F   Ridgeland         MS   1
6:02:28  284  193  30  Martens       David       267   49   M   Nashville         TN   2
6:02:33  285  194  15  Clay          Ronald      1737  58   M   Decatur           GA   1
6:04:28  286  195  21  Padgett       Brantley    426   33   M   Birmingham        AL   5
6:06:15  287  92   7   Miller        Shannon     1639  25   F   Jackson           TN   1
6:06:23  288  93   8   Shoemaker     Heather     1760  28   F   Alpharetta        GA   4
6:06:36  289  196  36  Escue         Daniel      1646  40   M   Dickson           TN   1
6:10:35  290  94   23  Murphy        Kathy       860   43   F   Gilbert           AZ   4
6:10:46  291  95   18  Fowler        Valerie     137   45   F   Nashville         TN   2
6:11:51  292  96   24  Earles        Carol       1101  44   F   Ravenden Springs  AR   3
6:11:57  293  97   11  Salas         Allison     429   52   F   seminole          FL   2
6:13:59  294  98   12  Mcdonald      Debbie      369   54   F   Cochran           GA   7
6:15:00  295  197  4   Albert        Daniel      1432  67   M   HIghland Park     IL   7
6:16:56  296  99   6   Taylor        Diane       6     57   F   Nashville         TN   8
6:16:57  297  198  2   Gallemore     Graham      731   70   M   Huntsville        AL   5
6:23:26  298  199  22  Bucci         Rob         702   31   M   Saltillo          MS   5
6:23:26  299  100  9   Bucci         Kim         698   29   F   Saltillo          MS   5
6:26:54  300  101  1   Sizemore      Phyllis     41    67   F   Knoxville         TN   7
6:39:35  301  200  3   Belanger      Dan         1613  70   M   Little Rock       AR   1
6:48:02  302  102  18  Graham        Meredith    517   33   F   Brentwood         TN   4
6:52:55  303  103  12  Chesky saucemaSheryl      1756  39   F   Chattanooga       TN   1
6:52:56  304  104  10  Parker        Megan       1734  28   F   Auburn            AL   1
6:58:21  305  105  13  Ward          Heather     657   53   F   Huntsville        AL   5
6:59:59  306  106  11  Burgoyne      Shelly      1139  27   F   Cleveland         TN   3
6:59:59  307  107  19  Burgoyne      Rebecca     33    48   F   Franklin          TN   8
7:01:03  308  201  37  Clarkson      Allen       1629  42   M   East Lansing      MI   1
7:16:17  309  202  4   Hans          Lynne       1666  71   M   Lake Forest       IL   1
7:47:09  310  203  31  Hobart        George      872   46   M   Arlington         VA   3
7:51:14  311  204  38  Sylvester     Douglas     333   43   M   Marlborough       MA   5

MA*                    Hass          Andy        1682  35   M   Lizton            IN   0
MA*                    Lockhart      Deidre      110   41   F   adams             TN   3
MA*                    Aradi         Jennifer    261   38   F   Chicago           IL   2
MA*                    Wrinkle       Cynthia     1641  60   F   Milton-Freewater  OR   0
MA*                    Bartley       Ashlee      1015  41   F   Franklin          TN   2

311 Finishers

*MA Denotes Monkey Attack, runner missing

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Joshua Holmes – Denmark Dash 5K – Feb 2012 – Run It Fast

42 Mini Race Reports: Joshua Holmes’ 2012 in Review

42 Mini Race Reports: Joshua Holmes’ 2012 in Review

Here is a quick look at the 42 races I ran in 2012. That total is comprised of 32 ultras and marathons that averaged 50.50 miles and ten shorter races consisting of 10k’s, 5k’s, etc.

2012 Marathons and Ultras for Joshua Holmes

  1. Walt Disney World Marathon (26.2) – 3:32:23 – One of my faster marathons. Great training with James Krenis leading up to this race to help him to reach his goal of running a sub-4 hour marathon. If you had to train for one marathon and really wanted a big, grand experience with a lots of sights and people then the WDW Marathon should be on your list.  – January 8, 2012
  2. Maui Oceanfront Marathon (26.2) – 3:37:58 – I broke a couple of ribs surfing two days prior to this race. I could only take half breaths and rib cage/chest/arm became extremely painful the last 15 miles. Couldn’t lift arm afterwards without extreme pain in ribs. Always fun catching up with the speedy RIF #70 Chuck ‘Marathonjunkie’ Engle. Maui Oceanfront is a beautiful marathon with amazing views the last 18 miles along the coastline. – January 22, 2012
  3. Jackson Jackass 50K (31.0) – 6:29:29 – A race I decided to put together to help a friend run his first 50K. I was nursing a broken rib so I was cautious throughout the race, yet still slipped and fell 10x on this very muddy and messy course from heavy rains the night before. A very challenging yet fun day. – February 4, 2012
  4. Carl Touchstone Memorial 50 Miler (50.0) – 10:22:07 – This was a very muddy and wet course. Over 80 water crossings, most thigh high and extended for 20-30 feet at a time. A tough day with the conditions but solid performance considering the conditions. The joy from this one was helping RIF #3 Jonathan Bobbitt train for this race and successfully complete it.  I also enjoyed running part of the race with RIF #12 Kevin Leathers and RIF #24 Emily Conley.  – March 3, 2012
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon (26.2) – 3:59:41 – Drove down to NOLA immediately after finishing the MS 50 Miler the night before. Big thanks to RIF #38 JD Favara for picking up my bib for this one.  I was horrible, sluggish and not very good for the first 18 miles. I was on a 4:15 pace to finish yet came alive the last 8 miles to slide under 4 hours. I enjoyed catching up with several RIF members from Jackson after the race including RIF #35 Todd Shadburn. – March 4, 2012
  6. Land Between the Lakes 50 Miler (50.0) – 9:25:33 – A new 50mi PR after setting one the prior weekend down in Mississippi. I felt pretty good for most of this race. It was cold at the start yet bearable. I pushed hard at the end to go sub 9:30. It turned out to be a comfortable and beautiful day to run. It was good seeing my good friend RIF #2 Naresh Kumar before, during this race, and at our post-race meal at the po’chop place.  – March 10, 2012
  7. Savage Gulf Trail Marathon (26.2) – 7:25:52 – An inaugural event that no one knew anything about. The most difficult and most beautiful marathon I’ve run to date. Lots of the course was un-runnable due to intense roots and boulders. A must do for the serious marathoner than is not afraid of a challenge. You will only PR at SG if it’s your first marathon ever. Met RIF #18 Rick Jarvis during the early miles of this one.  – March 17, 2012
  8. Umstead 100 Miler (100.0) – 23:36:11 – This was another 100 PR for me, and I had the chance to share the course with good friends RIF #57 Trent Rosenbloom, Beth McCurdy, RIF #88 Hideki Kinoshita, RIF #92 Steven Lee, etc. I was strong for the first 50 then my legs started to fall apart a bit. I walked most of the last loop and was happy to finally have a sub-24 hour 100 mile finish. It concluded a crazy March of racing. – March 31, 2012
  9. St. Jude Country Music Marathon (26.2) – 3:34:17 – I have historically ran very poorly at this event in the past. It was my only race scheduled for April and maybe that helped me some this time. I was coming off some minor injuries from Umstead but felt semi-healthy. This is the first race I ran in Hokas. A lot of people faded during this one due to the heat, but I stayed pretty strong throughout. Ran into RIF #63 John Hudson and RIF #35 Todd Shadburn shortly after finishing. RIF also had a large number of members show up for the pre-race photo. – April 29, 2012
  10. 34th Annual Strolling Jim 40 Miler (41.2) – 7:34:43 – Another event I haven’t performed extremely well to date at. I was off to a good day as it was overcast and cool the first 15 miles to start this one. Then at my mile 15 drop bag I downed 3 Boosts and a couple of other things. At about that time the sun came out to play and my stomach was never the same. I spit up various things for most of the last 25 miles but pushed hard, especially the last 10 miles, to have a relatively strong finish. Always a great party after the race and I enjoyed spending time with several RIF members and friends. – May 5, 2012
  11. Scenic City Trail Marathon (26.2) – 3:57:31 – I ran this race in 4:27:34 the previous year. So I went in wanting to go sub 4-hours as my goal. I pushed the pace early on the first loop and was able to keep it close to the first loop pace on the second loop. I was strong until the last 2 or 3 miles but being so close to sub-4 helped me push to finish under my goal. A great race put on by the Rock/Creek people. – May 19, 2012
  12. Run Under the Stars RUTS (10 Hours) – 55 miles – My most miles put down at RUTS in my three years running this race. This is a great event and one of my favorites. It’s like a party within a race or a race within a party. About 20 Run It Fast – Club members ran this one and helped make it a blast. Enjoyed watching good friend RIF #151 Chris Estes put down 63 miles. – June 9, 2012
  13. The Jackal Trail Marathon (26.2) – 4:32:32 – Another event that I put together that went off really well. It was a very hot mid-June day in West Tennessee that upped the degree of difficulty a bit. I felt good throughout, finishing third overall, and used it as heat training in case I decided to run The Last Annual Vol State 500K in July. – June 23, 2012
  14. The Backass Jackal Trail Marathon (26.2) – 4:52:51 – I ran the previous day like it wasn’t the first of back to backs. I ran about 2 miles before the race as I was trying to set up water coolers and find Sulaiman before the start. My legs were tired from the prior day, but I was competitive as RIF #151 Chris Estes and I battled throughout the day for the win which he ended up with. Five of us finished this one after doing The Jackal Trail Marathon the day before.  – June 24, 2012
  15. The Last Annual Vol State 500K (314.0) – 5:17:04:04 – An epic race that I did for the first time last year. I wanted to just finish the race in 2011, but this year I wanted to be competitive and see how well I could perform over this grueling slugfest that covers 314 miles on hot asphalt in Tennessee and touches several other states.  The weather was a chill 85 degrees the first day, and I decided to take advantage of it and see how many miles I could put down before finding rest. I recorded 93 miles in 23-hours before heading to the hotel where naturally I couldn’t really sleep.  During the next day I covered 49 very slow miles. To make a long story short I was in fourth place after four days and ended up with a mad fury of miles on the last day and sped up Sand Mountain to finish second place overall with a time of 5 days and 17 hours.  Special thanks to RIF #13 Mikki Trujillo, RIF #2 Naresh Kumar, RIF #183 Kirk Catron, and RIF #143 Scott Flowers for helping crew me for all or parts of this epic race.  – My Full Vol State 500K Race Report – July 12, 2012
  16. Blister in the Sun Marathon (26.2) – 3:58:16 – A challenging race in Cookeville, TN that good friend Josh Hite has put on the last three years. It’s a 5-loop course on what is usually a very hot day. I was still recovering from Vol State but didn’t want to miss this one since I’d get to see many of my best marathon running friends.  I ran a bit better than I thought I would considering my Vol State rust. I originally thought I’d take it easy and run something over 4 hours. I got in a groove though among RIF #79 Dallas Smith,  RIF #196 Bill Baker, and RIF #186 Danny Staggs and pushed probably harder than I needed to but was honored to finish just a few seconds behind the great Dallas. – August 5, 2012
  17. Pikes Peak Marathon (26.2) – 7:59:23 – For a West Tennessee boy from the flathills this turned out to be quite the challenge. I’m sure I was a bit dead-legged coming in but this turned out to be a really tough, dizzy, and staggering day for Cosmo.  The run starts at around 6,500 feet and goes up to 14,115 feet at the halfway point before gravity pulls you back down to the starting line to finish. I did pretty well the first 10 miles going up but then the altitude gave me a headache, made me a bit dizzy, and I started staggering like a drunk. If you trip to the left going up then you fall several thousand feet to your death. I took it easy as I didn’t feel right the miles leading up to the summit and for several miles on the way back down. I ran pretty well the last 4-5 miles. It was a beautiful climb and view from the top of Pikes Peak, but from a running perspective I did nothing that day that should be put into a time capsule. I did enjoy spending time with RIF #83 Brad Box who had a good race.  – August 19, 2012
  18. Lean Horse 100 Miler (100.0) – 22:41:28 – Leanhorse happened to be just a week after Pikes Peak, but I felt pretty good going into it. This was my second time running this race so that was worth something. This race takes place in beautiful South Dakota.  I stayed at a hotel close to the convention center where the buses would depart from for the starting line at 5:30am. I mistimed walking over that morning and missed the buses. Luckily, I was able to hitch a ride with an older couple at the hotel next door that was going to the starting line 15 miles away to see their daughter start this one.  Leanhorse has the best running surface I’ve run on at any race. It’s a very finely crushed limestone/dirt mixture that is smooth and easy on the legs.  Being late to the starting line, I forgot to take a pre-race Roctane and a couple of other things. Luckily over the course of a 100 miles you have time to remember that and catch up without falling too far behind.  I ran well at Lean Horse for a majority of the race. My bottle went dry a couple of times during the hottest part of the day and my stomach got a bit upset, but a sweet woman from Canada and Lanier Greenhaw gave me some ginger during the race and it settled it down. My goal was to improve upon my 26:30 time from the year before and go sub-24 hours.  I tired over the last 20 miles but kept pushing and was able to finish LH with another new 100 mile PR of 22:42:28.  A great 100 I’d recommend to anyone looking for a new one or for a place to run his or her first 100.  – August 25, 2012
  19. Tupelo Marathon (26.2) – 4:05:33 – Tupelo was the week after Lean Horse, but I had signed up for it months before and wanted to run it again and see many of my running friends.  Tupelo is a rolling course with some minor hills that starts at 5am in the morning, in the dark, before it gets too hot and humid. However, the heat never really came this year but it was extremely humid from the opening bell.  I felt like I struggled and had a mediocre first half but after a quick pit stop and reversing direction for the second half I ran well and passed many people.  I realized I was pushing too hard to go sub-4 during the last 5 miles or so. I finally realized I would likely miss sub-4 by a minute or two so I pulled back a bit and played it safe to finish.  I was still really drained and tired but enjoyed the food and fellowship after the race as a few others and myself waited at the finish line for everyone to finish. – September 2, 2012
  20. Endure the Bear 50K (31.0) – 6:29:46 – This was a first year race that took place in Big Bear Lake, California, which is high up in the mountains in a very beautiful Gatlinburg-esque town.  I had no clue what to expect going in to this one. What’s new, right?  RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales met me at the start with some Roctane (since I was out), and we caught up for a bit before this one started. It was a straight up-hill climb for the first 5 miles or so then it had big hills up and down throughout the day. One of the more challenging 50K’s I’ve run. I was very tired at the end but pleased with my effort overall. – September 9, 2012
  21. Big Sur Trail Marathon (26.2) – 4:07:02 – I gave RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales a ride up to this race since it would be way too risky and dangerous riding with her.  Big Sur was a beautiful marathon that took you up towards the heavens for the first 3 miles before dumping you amongst the big trees with sneak peaks of the blue Pacific Ocean from time to time.  I ran stronger and faster with nearly every mile and with the intense descent back down to the finish for the last 3 miles I blistered a couple of sub-7 minute miles to finish 10th overall and with a pretty fast time on a challenging trail marathon course. I also tweaked or did something to my left knee during those last couple of miles as well.  – September 29, 2012
  22. Yellowstone-Teton 100 Miler (100.0) – 21:23:55 – This race was a lot of fun and amazing on several levels. It’s only the second race I’ve ever had a crew to help me out with. I was very thankful that RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales made the trip to Idaho/Montana to crew me for this one. She was really a great help outside of finding me a cheeseburger.  I have to admit it was a bit daunting at the start of this one. The race started in West Yellowstone at 6am. It was pitch black and 9 DEGREES. It was briefly overwhelming to be that cold, that dark, that early in the morning knowing I had 100 miles to run.  Three miles in my handheld was frozen solid. I ditched it and would only drink water when I’d see Lisa.  The sun finally did come up and the temperature did a bit as well.  It got up to about 46 during the warmest part of the day before dipping back down to the low teens once the sun hibernated again.  I was having a great day for about the first 30 miles then I tore something in my left knee that progressively got worse for the next 12 miles.  At about mile 42 it was so painful and uncomfortable that it was a struggle to walk much less run. I was about 98% sure I was going to drop when I decided to change shoes and put this compression sleeve around the knee. I then rolled the sleeve up and down until the pressure was so intense that I could barely feel anything.  The knee was still painful but with every step thereafter I was able to block it out more and more.  I then began to run more and walk less and thoughts of dropping started to recede from my mind with each mile I was able to click off.  I think the extreme cold helped once the sun went down. It was distracting and helped take my focus off my knee. I knew I likely could do serious damage to my knee and be out of commission for awhile, but I was on a PR pace and in the Top 10 for most of the day so as a stubborn ultramarathoner I kept ‘falling forward.’  I wasn’t fluid with my running over the last 60-70 miles, but I gave it everything I could.  I was able to finish with a new PR, a top 5 finish, and an age group win.  – October 6, 2012
  23. Javelina Jundred 100K (62.0) – 16:33:34 – This was by far my worst race of the year and perhaps my life.  I signed up for the 100 miler yet had only been hiking since Yellowstone since my knee was still jacked up and on strike. I think my meniscus was torn.  So my first step of JJ was the first I had run in almost a month. I didn’t know how my knee would hold up or respond until landing that first time.  I found out it wasn’t 100%, but it was never a concern for me on this day as too many other things turned out to be more pressing and depressing.  My first loop and a half (roughly 21 miles) I was great and ran extremely well. Then when I hit my second drop bag on the second loop everything went south. Like south of Hades south!  I drank a couple of Boosts, had some food, and switched water bottles since my strap had broken on my main one.  I don’t know if it was the JJ water or food poisoning but over the next few hours I visited the porta-potty about 15x and in a not to be shielded from the intense sun kind of way.  From that mile 22 point for the next 5-6 miles I was in a bad place.  I felt like I was getting stabbed in my stomach to the point I couldn’t even walk. Someone or something was holding me hostage within my stomach and they weren’t exactly abiding by the constitution. All I could do was bend over to my toes and wait for it to subside a bit so I could slowly walk some more.  At one point there was no porta-potty for at least 3 miles and I needed one bad so I wandered off into the desert (no trees) and finally found a small incline that would have to suffice as a prop.  From there, which was pretty low, I didn’t think it could get any worse but it did.  A few minutes later I was on all 4’s between two cacti puking once then twice. Dozens of runners passed, some laughing, as I was just happy to still be alive.  The puking helped a little. I was able to walk slowly after that. All I wanted to do was get to the aid station at 28 for porta again and then walk the 2 miles back to headquarters at 30 and drop. So I’m walking slowly towards 28 when I scoot over slightly for a runner to pass when I suddenly feel this piercing, striking pain in my right thigh. I look down and this cactus ball had jumped off the cactus and stapled itself through my shorts with over 100 of it’s barbed needles.  I had no words. I tried to pull it off and it wouldn’t come off.  I then decided to run with it before deciding better that I needed to get it out or it might cause some sort of infection or be poisonous.  So i finally grabbed the bottom of my shorts and ripped them away from my skin as hard as I could and it violently came off leaving 60-80 needles still lodged in my skin. I stopped to take them out one by one as I was literally shaking my head in disbelief.  Finally, un-barbed, I began my march again.  The Garmin data would later tell me I put down a 48-minute mile during this stretch. My stomach was still a mess, ginger wasn’t helping, and I was trying to get back to mile 30 so I could drop and go back to the hotel.  I finally finished the loop and I was still sick yet for some odd reason, instead of heading to the car, I took that first step onto the third lap (walking) as I did slowly for the next six miles. Finally, I started to feel a bit better and ran pretty well from 36 to about mile 50.  That is when the sun started to set. I also realized that due to my stomach that I had not consumed any calories in hours.  That reason along with the tricky footing in the dark among the rocks made me start to reevaluate my goal.  I didn’t want to injure my knee worse, and I also knew I’d have a hard time catching up on calories.  I then decided to make it back around to the headquarters and take the 100K finish that is offered for finishing 4 loops and count my blessings that I was able to push through for 40 more miles and finish 100k after my intense brush with the dark side earlier during the race.  I felt pleased with my effort and what I had overcome on this day to accomplish a meager 100k. One that will never come close to the personal record books but that will never, ever be forgotten. – October 27, 2012
  24. Catalina Eco Marathon (26.2) – 4:40:32 – This was a very beautiful race on Catalina Island. It’s a small island that takes 1-hour to get to from Los Angeles. If you can survive the ferry ride without losing your breakfast then that’s half the battle.  This was another race where we gained around 1,500 feet the first 4 miles before it leveled for some fun and scenic running. It was extremely windy throughout this one and it felt at times as if it was going to blow some of us off the cliffs.  I ran well until around mile 18 or 19 when I hit the Catalina Crush. I was already starting to be crushed before it, but the CC is a climb that can’t be run by us mortals. It’s extremely steep as you can only stare at the heavens as you walk up it.  I managed over the next 3 miles or so and then ran strong down the semi-technical trail for the last 3 miles back to the finish.  A must-do race if possible or within your budget. I’ll be back to this one at some point for sure.  I enjoyed meeting RIF #69 Nadia Ruiz Gonzales and Aaron Nowlin on the ferry over to Catalina. – November 10, 2012
  25. Malibu International Marathon (26.2) – 4:21:15 – RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales picked me up and hauled my tired legs and body to the start line of this one in Malibu. The first 10-12 miles is inland and boring. My legs were bored and tired as well from the beating they took the day before at Catalina. But around mile 12 we reached the ocean and ran on the Pacific Coast Highway along the ocean all the way back to Zuma Beach in Malibu. It was beautiful, scenic, and I saw a couple of dolphins jumping in and out of the water as I was running. It’s flat with a handful of medium sized hills near the end. – November 11, 2012
  26. Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon (26.2) – 3:49:30 – My favorite road marathon of the year and one of my all-time favorite races. I had to start with the early-starters due to a death in the family.  I missed out on some of the festivities having to do that but still had a lot of fun running this race on what turned out to be a cold November morning.  I was the first across the finish line (of the early starters ;) ) Many more finished ahead of me from the regular field. This race is such a great homecoming of great runners and friends from across the South.. The post-race spread is worth the price of admission itself.  Big thanks to RIF #57 Trent Rosenbloom for all the hard work he puts into making this event great. Thanks to RIF #151 Chris Estes and RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales meeting me before the early start. – November 18, 2012
  27. Black Diamond 40 Miler (40.5) – 6:22:48 – Another race I put together that went extremely well according to those that took part. RIF #65 Jonathan Harrison set a blistering pace for the first 30 miles as I couldn’t catch him. Then as we approached Humboldt I started to gain ground and passed him once we made it into the city. I felt good for the first 34 and PR’d 50K and other splits.  I ended up winning this race by about 9 minutes (and a new 40 mile PR). I had such fun watching several RIF club members set PL’s (personal longs) in knocking back 40 miles for the first time. – November 23, 2012
  28. Death Valley Trail Marathon (26.2) – 3:57:02 – There was great weather this year for the Death Valley Marathon after the wind cancelled the official version last year. This race has a slow gradual climb up until about mile 12.5. From that point it drops from 5,300 ft down to sea level (0) at the finish.  It was all about the Quad City DJ’s on that intense downhill. I left everything on the course and ran it as if I didn’t have another marathon scheduled for the next day.  I’d highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a challenging race with unique and powerful views along the way. – December 1, 2012
  29. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon (26.2) – 4:14:51 – Dead legs and just an overall cranky body from the Death Valley Trail Marathon the day before made for a miserable first 16 miles in Sin City. I ran into RIF #114 Rigoberto Tellez at mile 16 and seeing a fellow RIFer, that I was not expecting to see, among the masses picked up my spirits. We ran together and paced each other for the next four miles. I picked up the pace from there and finished with a decent overall finish. I had calculated around mile 15 I was on pace for a horrible 4:45 finish so I was pumped with how it ended up turning out. I also enjoyed meeting and talking to RIF #20 Laura Raeder before the start of the race. RNR did a great job fixing the problems with this race from the year before. – December 2, 2012
  30. Lookout Mountain 50 Miler (50.0) – 10:24:06 – LM50 was my first 50 miler a couple of years prior. I had no clue what I was doing that day back in 2010. Luckily, I’ve raced a lot since then and learned a lot along the way. I was curious to see how much I had improved since that first time on Lookout.  I came in with tired legs and a couple of nagging things but overall I felt pretty good.  Two years ago I ran this race in 13:02:23.  I ran well for the first 25 miles and had a nice split, but from 28-38 something didn’t feel right. I was off and struggled through those miles. However, I was able to sew it back together, and I finished strong over the last twelve miles and was very pleased with my time, knocking almost 2 hours and 40 minutes off my 2010 time.  However, my favorite part of this race was getting to run it with several RIF members including RIF #57 Trent Rosenbloom and RIF #65 Jonathan Harrison and  seeing RIF #83 Brad Box, RIF #221 Karl Studtmann, RIF #166 Nathan Judd, and RIF #185 David Pharr complete their first 50 miler.  It was a great event, and I hope to be back again next year.- December 15, 2012
  31. Trail of Fears (10 Hours) – 43.0 miles – A race I put together based on Laz’s Big Dog Backyard Ultra with a few tweaks and changes to it. The basis of the race being that runners have 60 minutes to complete a 4.3 mile trail loop. If they couldn’t then they were eliminated or if they didn’t toe the starting line for the restart of the race every hour they were eliminated as well until one runner remains standing.  The time was dropped by a minute after four loops/hours and eventually got down to 50 minutes for the last loop. I got in 10 loops/43 miles and was pleased with my effort. I could have done a bit more, but I wanted to take over as RD and cheer my friends along and enjoy the show.  A great day and event as I got to witness many friends and Run It Fast – Club members go further and beyond distances they had done before.  I was 85% sure it would be my last race of the year.  – December 22, 2012
  32. Across The Years (24 Hours) – 100.8 miles in 19:49:39 – Well it turned out I had one more race in 2012 to run. I felt like I needed one more long tune up before the HURT 100 in January so I decided to drive over to Phoenix for the ATY 24.  A race I’d been eying for several years. I had wanted to do the 72-hour, but I knew I needed to play it safe and run the 24.  This is a great event where a lot of really cool runners show up to hang out and put down a lot of miles. I enjoyed running with RIF #66 Robert Boluyt and RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen. I put down some fast splits for the first 30 miles then struggled mightily from 30-40. Mostly it was just tired legs and a bit of fatigue. During this time, Vikena Yutz gave me some great advice that helped with my dead/tired legs the rest of the way.  For several miles from 30-40 I just hoped to get to 50 so I could call it a day, but I hit 50 and kept going. I was on a PR/sub-20 pace and I kept nailing my splits as I crept towards the century mark.  It helped drive me that I had never gone sub-20 hour before for a 100.  Long story short is that I had it timed perfectly to go sub-20. Then another runner reminded me for the math to work right I’d actually be going 100.8 miles.  So I pushed hard the last 10 miles to make up for that extra 0.8 and ended up hitting 100.0 in 19:39 and 100.8 where I stopped in 19:49:39.  I could have easily kept going or walked the last four hours and won the event (as it turned out), but I did well to keep my focus on the HURT 100 and not getting hurt at ATY. Another great event that I hope to be back at in 2013.  – December 29, 2012
All the Smaller Races of 2012

  1. Denmark Dash 5K (3.1) – 19:50 – Ran pretty well. Finished 8th overall, 2nd age group. – February 25, 2012
  2. Run for Haiti 5K (3.1) – 20:47 – Finished 3rd overall, 1st age group. – April 14, 2012
  3. Milan Glow in the Dark 5K (3.1) – 20:47 – Pretty warm nighttime 5K. Finished 2nd overall, 1st age group – April 19, 2012
  4. West TN Speech & Hearing 5K (3.1) – 21:50 – Cold and very windy. Ran poorly. 8th overall, small field. 1st of 2 races on this day. – April 21, 2012
  5. Leadership Jackson 10K (6.2) – 44:08 – Ran well after doing a 5K right before this one.  Finished 2nd overall, 1st age group. – April 21, 2012
  6. Strawberry Festival 10K (6.2) – 43:11 – Planned to take it easy. I was in 10th place after three miles then everyone in front of me peeled off for the 5K finish so I had no choice but to Run It Fast and win this one. – May 12, 2012
  7. Zoom thru the Zoo 4 Miler (4.0) – 28:25 – A very hot and humid afternoon in Memphis. I gave a strong effort and finished 31st out of about 1,200 runners.  – May 24, 2012
  8. Buford Pusser 5K (3.1) – 20:57 – One of my favorite 5K’s in West TN.  It’s always hot, humid, and very sunny for this one.  I finished 6th overall, 1st in my age group.  – May 26, 2012
  9. Milan Knock Out Cancer 5K (3.1) – 21:02 – Small field of 20 runners. I won this one. It was hot and humid and no one was close to me for the last 1.5 miles. 21:02 should never win a 5K though, even in the Sahara.  – May 28, 2012
  10. Bluesfest 5K (3.1) – 19:32 – Hot June day. I ran well and scored a new PR while finishing 4th overall and 1st in my age group. – June 2, 2012

I want to thank all the great people in the Run It Fast family, my friends, and especially my family for all of their support in helping make 2012 such a great success for me. Remember that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. The mind is stronger than the body. – joshua holmes

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Flying Monkey Pale Ale Label – Marathon

Flying Monkey Marathon Announces Weighted Lottery for 2012 Registration

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon has become one of the most popular marathons in the country. It’s a cult like event full of some of the best and most interesting runners from across the United States.

Last year the event sold out in 4 minutes!

So this year, naturally, the process to garner entry into the race has been changed to enable a more equal chance to all hoping to run the marathon. Instead of it being a speed push/refresh (your browser) contest to see who gets in to the event.

Monkey Trent (RD) sent over these instructions on how registation for the 2012 race will happen:

PAY ATTENTION: Registration for 2012 will involve a weighted lottery. Registrants will be directed to the registration website, below. The registration website will be open for one week. That is, you will have one week to put your name in the hat. After this weeklong period closes, we will use a weighted lottery to select those who will have the misfortune of running the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon this Fall. If selected to run your credit card will be charged $80, and we will notify you of your poor luck. If you are not selected to run, you can thank your lucky stars.

Approximately 300 runners will be selected by the lottery to run the marathon.

Please note: there will be an option to make a $180 donation to the Friends of Warner Parks, which will allow you to bypass the lottery and get right in. This option will be available to the first 20 registrants who take this offer, on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for the lottery should open on August 1, 2012 at 8AM Central Daylight Time. Registration for the lottery will close on August 8, 2012 at 8am. The lottery to be held a short time later.

When registration opens, you can Click Here to access online registration. Until then, there is really no point in trying.

Oh, and all the usual stuff applies. That is, please bring an ID with you to packet pickup. It is reasonable to bring your confirmation email. We will not be offering refunds if you do not start, do not finish, do not have fun or do not PR. Or really for any other reason. You may not transfer your registration. To repeat, no refunds, no transfers. Since registration is capped, yours may keep out another runner. Therefore, we ask that you show up ready to run on race morning. If you cannot make it, please try again next year. Regardless, we will offer you a good run.

Good luck to all who attempt to register. I’m hoping for equally good (or is it bad?) luck so that I can see you there.

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon will take place on November 18, 2012 at 8:00am CST just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Naresh Kumar Ultra Mountain Man

Naresh Kumar’s Top 20 Most Favorite Marathons & Ultras

“I am addicted to long distance running. Never thought, even in my dreams, that I would run as many ultras as I have in the past two years. Ultra marathon is an awesome sport and I consider myself very lucky and blessed for being able to run so many races and meet so many wonderful people along the way. Some of the races, listed below are life changing experiences, taught me the real meaning of perseverance, to face my demons alone and ultimately making me realize that I can do anything.” – Naresh Kumar

My Favorite Races (In no specific order)

The Last Annual Vol State Road Race 500K: Vol State was a life changing experience. I hated talking about the race after finishing but a few weeks later I could never shut up once I start talking about it. The toughest thing that I have ever done in my whole life. Run, walk, eat, sleep …that’s all I did for 7 days to get to the finish line.

Foot Hills Trail Ultra: A 77 mile trail ultra from Oconee State Park to Table Rock State Park. I joined the FHT mailing list and after listening to countless number of adventure stories from runners who attempted this grueling race, I thought I will give it a try. This race, especially the Laurel Valley section, is the most beautiful and wild trails that I have ever run. Besides I earned the BMF title, and the wallet, by finishing it in 27+ hours.

Art Loeb Trail: The TOUGHEST 50K I have ever run to this date. The RD calls it as adventure run as opposed to calling it a race and he is right. Calling this 50K an adventure run is a joke. It’s practically a 2-3 day hike which was tagged as an adventure run with a 12 hr cut-off. No marked trails after mile 12. Compass and map is a must to navigate the course. Wild and beautiful trail that runs across the mountain ridges offering spectacular views. National Geographic has listed ALT as one of the thirty best North American hikes. My finish time for this 50K. 11:13:32

Big Dog Backyard Ultra: A very unique race with a very unique format. A death march on Big Dog Backyard Trail and the last man standing wins. Run 4.2 miles, start and finish by the hour. Pushed my limits and managed to answer the bell for 11 loops before finally giving in.

Bartram 100: My first 100 mile ultra that I ran and finished within my first year of running. 6.2 mile loop. Run it 16 times for a 100 mile finish. The year I first ran, the weather was miserable. It felt like 18 deg F with heavy winds, pouring rain and sleet. The second year, I shaved off almost 4 hours from my previous years’ time. One of the best 100’s that I have run.

Bloody 11W 100 mi: The highway was once known as “Bloody 11W” because of the frequency of fatal accidents along the route. Why not run 100 miles on the most haunted road in the US. That’s how it all started. Approximately 110 miles from where 11E and 11W splits in Knoxville, TN all the way to the Virginia state line in Bristol. A fatass style event. Beautiful yet brutal course. The longest 34:04:00 of my life. Mark your calendar for the Labor Day weekend. There will be blood. :)

Land between the Lakes 50 mi: My most memorable races are the ones where things went wrong at the very beginning and I had to put on the best fight against all odds to get to the finish line. My first 50 mile within 2 months of my running experience. My first race finish where I cried like a baby at the finish line, literally. This race also taught me that “You’re better than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can”.

Louisville Lovin The Hills 50K: This was the toughest 50K next to ALT 50K. Hills never end at LLTH 50K and they get steeper and longer by the hour. Also the most muddy race that I have ever run. Came so close to DNF several times. My buddy Trent and I pushed each other in all perseverance to the finish line. A very tough and a challenging course.

Mt Mist 50K: This one’s another one of my favorite 50K. Trail runners never die, they just thin out and it’s so true if you run the Mt Mist. Some of the sections are so steep that you would wish you had some rock climbing experience. The Mt Mist 50K course will literally break you.

Stump Jump 50K: My favorite race among the Rock Creek Series. Wild trails and beautiful course with amazing support. One of the 50K events that I would definitely run every year.

Hinson Lake 24Hr: Tom Gabell puts on the best 24 hr race in the country. The course is the 1.52 mile inner loop that circles the lake. The surface is a soft clay maintained trail through the woods. You will run over 16 small wooden foot bridges including an 300 foot bridge that crosses over the lake. The Volunteers and the RD makes he race the most memorable 24hr endurance run.

Cumberland Trail 50K: Another tough 50K. The race takes you on a challenging, out-and-back route on the rugged New River section of the Cumberland Trail.  This section crosses the high point of the trail, Cross Mountain, at over 3000’.  The climb up Cross Mountain is steep and slow. Another wild wild trail. RD Susan puts on a great race and the best race swag.

Oak Mountain 50K: Heart breaking hills, beautiful waterfalls, different terrain throughout with challenging ups-n-downs, rocky trail sections, crushed-gravel, and trippy rocks, Oak Mountain 50K has got everything a trail runner can ask for.  The finisher beer glass is well worth it and the ham burgers at the end of the race too.

Mt Cheaha 50K: The only time I thought I was going to die was during the last 3 miles of Mt Cheaha course. A race to the top of Alabama, literally.  A point-to-point trail run that finishes in the Cheaha State Park at the summit of Cheaha Mountain. At 2,407 feet this is the highest point in Alabama. Along the run you will experience scenic overlooks, creek crossings, lakes, waterfalls, and hardwood and pine forests.

Destin Beach Ultra: The most beautiful race that you will ever run. A 50K race along the Destin shore. A barefoot runner’s paradise. The race supports for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. My first 50K where I run the entire race barefoot.

Strolling Jim 40 Miler: This 40 Mile Ultra marathon is run entirely on paved roads in Wartrace, TN. The race is challenging, very hilly yet the course is beautiful offering spectacular view of the southern country side.

Run Under The Stars 10Hr: Another great race organized by Steve Durbin. This is a night time run. Run, jog, walk, rest, stop and start as much as you’d like. Really cool swags including a finisher’s Award indicating your total distance. Whether you are trying to race or want to have a party with your running mates, RUTS 10Hr is the perfect race.

Flying Monkey Marathon: As mentioned in the website, The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is meant to be an antidote. It is a marathon that is about running. Running hard. Running over big and memorable and painful rolling hills through dense woods. The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is about the joy and pain of running a unique, and uniquely challenging and a beastly–26.2 mile course in the beautiful and historic Percy Warner Park, nestled among the Middle Tennessee Harpeth Hills. Trent is the funniest and the best RD. The race is so popular that it got filled in under 3 minutes. A race where I got the nick name THE INDIAN MONKEY and I am so proud of it. The one marathon I will run every single year without fail.

Sweet H2O 50K: The moment I saw pictures of runners crossing a raging river holding on to a rope, I signed up to run this awesome 50K. A 50K Ultra in Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA.  Trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins. They had to reroute the course in 2011 due to heavy floods and I didn’t get to cross the raging river but I will definitely be back next year. You will get Very Wet.

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2011 Flying Monkey Female Champ Traci Falbo with Fan Club

Ben Schneider Wins 4th Consecutive Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon (Results)

2011 Flying Monkey Marathon Winner Ben Schneider

Minneapolis native Ben Schneider won his 4th consecutive Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:38:38.

Here are his winning times from the past four years (most recent first): 2:38:38, 2:38:27, 2:38:56, and 2:36:25.

Gary ‘Avatar’ Krugger, the 2nd human to run a sub-3 hour marathon in all 50 states, came in second place in 2:55:51.  Feb ‘The Great Memphian’ Boswell rounded out the podium with a fleet 3:00:36.

Side note: John ‘You all know what I had for breakfast’ Ramsay came in fourth place.

Top 10 Flying Monkey Marathon Men

  1. Ben Schneider – 2:38:38
  2. Gary Krugger – 2:55:51
  3. Feb Boswell – 3:00:36
  4. John Ramsay – 3:00:45
  5. Greg Kyle – 3:04:19
  6. Jeff Mires – 3:07:36
  7. Doug Boomer – 3:15:00
  8. Josh Hite – 3:18:10
  9. Jason Chidester – 3:19:49
  10. Drew Watson – 3:20:40

Flying Monkey Female Winner Traci Falbo with Fan Club

Traci Falbo repeated as the female winner of The Monkey.  She blistered her competition with a 3:13:49 and finished 7th overall.

She ran a 3:21:43 last year in winning and a 3:44:28 back in 2009.  Congrats to Traci on the repeat!

Meredith Smith was the 2nd female Monkey across in 3:26:51 while Candice Schneider, wife of Ben (overall winner), took third place in 3:31:04

Top 10 Flying Monkey Marathon Women

  1. Traci Falbo – 3:13:49
  2. Meredith Smith – 3:26:51
  3. Candice Schneider – 3:31:04
  4. Theresa Saupe – 3:37:56
  5. Rachel Randall – 3:43:06
  6. Kristen Suvick – 3:43:28
  7. Stephanie Spurgat – 3:47:03
  8. Ashlee Tidwell – 3:47:23
  9. Sonia Mariano – 3:54:17
  10. Jessica Vihon – 3:54:25

2011 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Medal

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2011 Flying Monkey Marathon

Race Recap: 2011 Flying Monkey Marathon Nov 20,2011 by Charlie Taylor

Trent reminded us when he was giving out awards that this one would be remembered as “The One where it Rained”

I ran the Monkey last year as my first attempt at the marathon distance, and, in spite of going off course at mile 25 (for 3 extra miles), was really looking forward to running it again. The Monkey is one brutal animal, with about 3,500 feet of elevation gain, but the charm is the atmosphere that is there. Runners bring loads and loads of food for after the race and the swag is really special. A personalized long sleeved technical shirt is included with the Race’s logo displayed prominently across the back. If you have run this beast in the past, you have the number of monkey kills displayed down the arm of your shirt. Trent also includes a cotton monkey tee shirt that in itself is a nicer shirt that many races provide. A personalized race bib (you get to pick your race number), a car sticker, a race logo magnet, a temporary race tattoo, and some other goodies are in the race packet. Now that’s some race swag!

Registration opened for the monkey this year on July 30 and promptly sold out in 3 minutes 58 seconds! If you were slow to punch in your credit card numbers, you were not going to run the 2011 Flying Monkey Marathon. Trent has a special opening for registration 3 days prior to July 30 for those who had run the race the year before, and I estimate that about 100 runners signed up in this allowed time. I made sure to get myself signed up and did so the first available day. My other HRC buds that ran last year did the same. Tom Dolan, Doug Boomer, and Scott Jordan. So, we were in. Now, the 3 1/2 month wait for the race.

Skip forward to race week. I had run a fast 10 mile race the Saturday before, which is not a great idea 8 days before a big marathon race, however, I felt like I was in good enough condition that it wouldn’t hurt me. During the rest of the week, I only ran about 28 miles, all of it pretty easy. Normally, I would run one speed day but did not do it this week. I did run a 10 mile trail run in the rain and mud on Wednesday, but took it pretty easy and had a lot of fun running through the water.

Race morning: Since Terri and my 8 year old granddaughter, Caroline had volunteered to work the HRC water stop, which would be located at mile 3 and 23, we got up about 4AM, I made a big pancake, sausage, and egg breakfast and we were off. We met our buds in Hendersonville and made it to the race site in plenty of time to be able to setup our camp just barely off to the side of the start/finish line. We all jumped in and set up the canopy tent, having not really any idea that it would be raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock within an hour. The canopy was a great idea, thanks Tom. Our HRC signs went out, our Monkey logos and we all put on our safari hats to finish the scene. Runners started coming in and before long, it was time for the race to start.
Pictures were made at the starting line of all the Marathon Maniacs, a group from all over the country who, you guessed it, are real marathon maniacs. To get into this group at even the lowest level, you have to run 2 marathons in a 16 day period. The upper levels are crazy. One of the higher levels requires that a runner complete something like 40 marathons in a year. Now that, my friends, is a maniac! The other group, much smaller, was the Swampies; a group of runners that connected and stay connected on the Running ahead website. I am one of the Swampies.

Trent lined us up and yelled GO! And we were off. The race starts at the Vaughn’s creek cross country course and the first quarter mile or so is on grass. We went up the little hill, made the right turn at the big evergreen tree, then followed the path past 3-4 more of these trees before we went through a little clearing and onto the 11.2 mile loop road. Another quarter mile or so and we went right to cut across the park as part of the double loop of Percy Warner Park. The first mile and a half of the race has an elevation gain of 300 feet and Trent had a little sign that read, “You have just climbed 300 feet, you only have 3,200 more feet to climb” I’m sure this takes some of the wind out of the sails of many newbie runners. I had started somewhat in the front pack and hit my first mile in a comfortable 7:36 and by the time we got to the top of the hill, the 2 mile time was 14:50. Boomer was right with me and we ran side by side getting our pacing like we wanted it. Now, we were back on the main road, heading toward the Stone Gates at the Belle Meade Blvd entrance. Then it started to rain.

This course has several places where you run forever on gently rolling terrain, but when you get to the hills, they are merciless. There are actually 7 major climbs in the entire run. From mile 2-6 is one of those hills. We logged 7:24, 7:29, 7:42, and 7:33 times on these miles. Somewhere in this area, Boomer pulled away from me. It was raining harder and it does not take long in these conditions to get really wet. Right after mile 6, there is a steep descent of a mile at I hit that one in 6:59, then another mile up hill. Then from mile 7 to mile 8, you pass the stone gates and head back up the other side of the park and a couple easy, gentle down hill miles. Mile 8 was 8:21, then 7:33, 8:22 and I hit the 10 mile mark in 1:16:06. This was only about 9 minutes slower than my 10 mile race last Saturday and I began to realize that I had probably gone out too fast. Right at the 10 mile mark, I caught a young kid, probably no older than 14, who was running with his body swinging every whichaway. His arms were flailing from side to side and legs were doing the same. A lot of runners do not realize that when you have un-necessary body movement in your running style, you are wasting a LOT of energy and will tire much faster. Anyway, I passed him and left him in my dust. Several 200 foot climbs and 200 foot drops were in store for me. Really, the backside did not have any real crazy climbs until from 11.5 to mile 13. I hit the half marathon mark in 1:40 and knew that I had probably screwed myself with my too fast miles. Mile 11 was 8:03, 12 was 7:44, and 13 was 8:19.

At mile 11, we passed the starting area off to the right and from 11.5 to 13 was a good climb on the backside of the park. At mile 13, we turned to the left and went down the hill that we had climbed to start the race, hit the bottom of the hill at mile 14.5 and turned right to head back toward the stone gates. We had a 200 foot climb for ¾ mile, then a pretty easy run all the way back to the stone gates at mile 18. Mile 14 was 7:52, then 8:36 on the uphill, 7:59, 8:39, and mile 18 at 7:53. From mile 18, when you turn at the Stone gates is the hardest hill in the race. All the way to mile 20.5 is uphill. Several places have switchbacks and you never seem to get to the top. Somewhere in this hill, I started having a pain in my left hip. Halfway up the hill, Meredith Smith, who would go on to be the 2nd female overall passed me like I was sitting still. I ran mile 19 in 10:37 and 20 in 9:41. We had a decent little level run for a mile and I hit that in 8:20. That was my last good mile.

From mile 21 to 26, there are only really 2 hills, most of it being slightly downhill. Mile 21 was 8:20. Just before mile 22, my hip was hurting more and more and then, just all of a sudden, I had a massive Charleyhorse knot up in my right thigh. It took my breath away and I had to stop and pound on my leg to try and beat it out. I did stretch it out somewhat and manage to keep running, although slower. Mile 22 was a dismal 10:12 and 23 was 10:19 (and Im running flat land!) I passed the HRC aid station and got some Mt Dew and stretched some more. I only had 3 miles to go and was determined to make it work if I had to walk. After a couple more stretches, I managed to keep a decent pace the rest of the way. Mile 24 was a crazy 12:20 (walked a bit more) and as I got close to mile 25, My HRC buddy, Tom Dolan came up on me and left my sorry butt in the dust. In spite of my hurting and slow times, I must have been pretty far ahead of other runners, because nobody had passed me for at least 3 miles. I hit mile 25 in 9:19 and as I passed the place where I made the wrong turn last year, vowed that I would not do that again. From Mile 25 to the finish is pretty much downhill and I just hung on and ran the best I could. Just before I made the turn from the road to the field back to the finish line, my friend Teresa Saupe passed me. I had nothing left, she would have probably slowed down to run I with me, but I told her to go on. Past the evergreen trees then left and the finish was ahead. I crossed the line in 3:38:15 with my last mile coming in at 8:52. Teresa beat me by 10 seconds and Tom Dolan was finishing just before I rounded the last curve. He ran 3:37 and some change. I finished 22nd overall and 2nd Grandmaster, behind Tom. (they really did not have a grandmaster division, but if they had, I would have been 2nd)

I hurt pretty bad when I finished. Terri and Caroline had come from the aid station to meet me at the finish. I had told her before the race that when I finished, I would run the 3 miles back to where she was to cheer for fellow runners. I sure am glad she decided to come to me. I couldn’t have run back to her if I had wanted to.

It had rained pretty hard the entire race and part of the time, we were running into a cold wind. I started chilling when I finished and quickly changed clothes and sat down to rest. Boomer had run and amazing 3:15 and finished 8th overall!! Great Job Boomer!!!! When he left me about mile 7, he had not slowed a bit. I rested for a while. Our other HRC guys came in, Scott Jordan, then Jamie Abbott, then Marcia Steiner (running the Monkey as her first marathon).

Once I got myself back to where I could walk, I got something to eat. Did I mention how much food these people brought? The food was a welcome sight and I certainly enjoyed that. I spent some time chatting with friends, to many to mention by name, I did get a picture with Dorothy, who has run every one of the Monkey marathons, and another with my friend Mrs Ellie Foster, the official race photographer,

Overall, it was a great race, Considering what happened to me, I am pleased with my time and finish. I had wanted to run 3:25 and would have if I hadn’t started too fast or had problems. The winner, Ben Schneider, won in 2:38 and was Champion for the 4th consecutive year.

Caroline had a great time handing out water and more fun sliding in the mud after the race was over. Some kids really know how to have fun. She also challenged Super Start Stud runner, Scott Wietecha, to a race and beat him!! Of course, he ran holding a paper plate with a large muffin balanced in the middle of the plate. Not to mention that the race was about 30 feet. You go, Caroline!! I wish I could beat Wietecha. Only in my dreams.

Will I run this again? Of course. One of the finest races anywhere. I’m lucky to have this one in my back yard. Runners were here from all over the country.

What would I do different? Probably start 10-15 seconds a mile slower. Other that that, I wouldn’t do anything different.

Thanks Trent, for a class race.

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Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend! (November 19-20, 2011)

Where Run It Fast Runners Are Running This Weekend! (November 19-20, 2011)

We asked on Twitter (@runitfast) where you were running this weekend and a record 41 of you responded!

The most popular events this weekend according to you will be The Flying Monkey Marathon in Nashville, Philadelphia Marathon, Route 66 Marathon in Oklahoma, and Big Sur in California..

Good luck to everyone running this weekend, especially all of you that are running your first 1/2, full, or any distance.  Run It Fast!!!!

Joshua Holmes – @bayou – The 6th Flying Monkey Marathon #MonkeyMarathon

Michele Gonzalez – @nycrunningmama – Knickerbocker 60k in Central Park!! =)

Kiki – @CapnKeeks – I’m running in the Moonlight 4-Miler in Indianapolis on Saturday night. I can’t wait.

Emma Marlow – @emmamarlow – 8.5km in preparation for my 10k race in 3 weeks time #prepgoing well #10km

Gerard Pescatore – @GPescatore – Running 26.2 miles in Philly as a rabbit for my wife as she attempts to qualify for Boston!

Ravelle Mohammed – @ravmo – I’ll be running in LA, along #SantaMonicaBeach

Brad Dulay – @braddulay – Philly Marathon!

Carrie Tarver - @CarrieTarver – I will be at The Ultracentric this weekend running the 24hr race :D!

Amy Ringler – @amyb_714 – halfy is Kansas City-the Gobbler Grind!

Karla Thomas – @kjoto – Fall Classic 10k at beautiful UBC

Half the Girl – @Half_The_Girl – Warrior Dash Central Texas!!

Karen A. - @Karen_Ferri – Philly Marathon!!!

Alberto Barrantes – @AlbBarrantes – Madrid. Spain. About 15 kms.

Beth Lynch – @bethlynch – Running around my neighborhood!

Melissa – @assilem529 – Lincolnwood Turkey Trot!

Lauren McIntire – @Elbiechic – Philly! Doing my first half

Willie May - @williewaysworld – Mesquite Tri States Marathon

TJ – @MrsRMH#MonkeyMarathon in Smashville

Georgina Walker – @Georgina_w7 – route 66 marathon in Tulsa oklahoma!!! First solo marathon, but feels like home territory so I’m ready to dominate! #livefit

Jarrett Moore – @j_d_moore@route66marathon Tulsa,OK

Gregory Wilson – @gdubWW – Big Sur Half Marathon on Sunday

Ian Harper – @ianhar01 – Flying Monkey Marathon – I’ll try to stay one step ahead of the Monkeys

Theresa Unruh – @RNrunnerdiva – The Route 66 half marathon, Tulsa, Oklahoma!! My first half ever!!

Lisa Gonzales – @runlikeacoyote – I’m doing 20 miles tomorrow on any hill I can find!

Nathan Kreeger – @KreegSauceRuns – NC Marathon, High Point, NC

Doug Thielen – @dthielen – IM AZ this Sunday! Woot!

Peter G - @peterg11742 – Eisenhower Park, 10 miles

Navin Sandarangain – @navin48 – Doing a half around the block in Montego Bay

Hannah Violin - @hannahviolin – doing the st louis track club marathon relay!

Rugged Radnage – @RuggedRadnage – i am not racing this weekend but organising a10k which is on sunday Rugged Radnage 10k…does that count? :-)

Joe Herkenstein – @JoeHerkenstein – I’ll be doing a 20km (10km out and back) along the towpath of the Birmingham Canal on Sunday

Suann – @SuannTris – Ultracentric 12 hour! Grapevine TX

David – @DavidRoadRunner – Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon  #monkeymarathon

Hudi – @RunHudi – Tiberias (Galilee) Marathon, Here We Come!

Rigo Tellez – @rigotellez – I’ll run the Mesquite Tri States Marathon. It’ll start in Utah, cross Arizona and finish in Nevada.

Ange Clas – @AngeClas – my wife  @01jodiekelly and me are running the gospprt half marathon on Sunday. Hoping the wind stays down

Aaron Johnston – @aarongeek – recovery run from SA marathon / training run for the @austinmarathon

Craig Brett – @craigbrett – Swindon 10k

Amy G – @AmyG11742 – Team Challenge Long Island 10-12 miles

Scott Stader – @ScottStader – Philly Marathon!! State #20

Monkey Trent – @hhFlyingMonkey – Hey, I will be running the #MonkeyMarathon!

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2011 Flying Monkey Marathon Bib and Medal

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Medal (2011)

Trent Rosenbloom, race director (RD) of the The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, sent us over a photo previewing this years finisher’s medal for the Flying Monkey.

The theme for this year’s Monkey marathon is ‘Think Monkey‘ and is emboldened on the bottom right hand corner of this years finisher’s wood.

The race will take place this Sunday on November 20, 2011 in Nashville’s Harpeth Hills.

The ‘Monkey’ is best known for it’s race swag.  I’ll try to post more photos of the swag as it is revealed.

Last Year: 2010 Flying Monkey Marathon Medal (Photo)

Follow the Flying Monkey Marathon on Twitter @HHFlyingMonkey

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Website

RELATED: Flying Monkey Marathon Named #1 Marathon in Tennessee

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Steve Jobs’ Unpublished Flying Monkey Marathon Commercial ‘Think Monkey’


We lost Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011 but one of his last, unpublished commercials, ‘Think Monkey’ was recently discovered and sent over to us.

The sixth Flying Monkey Marathon will take place on November 20, 2011.  This year’s event sold out in less than four minutes.

The race takes place in Nashville’s Harpeth Hills and is considered one of the most difficult road marathons in the United States.

The original version of this commercial was created by and narrated by Jobs. It was never released officially though.

The Flying Monkey Marathon is rated as the best marathon in Tennessee (story).

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Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Sells Out in 4 Minutes!

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Sells Out in 4 Minutes!

Registration for the 6th Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon opened at 8:00 am this morning. It closed before 8:04 am after selling out in less than four minutes. 3 minutes and 58 seconds to be exact.

The Monkey course is one of the most challenging road marathons in the United States. It includes 3,700 feet both of ascent and descent, nearly 7,500 feet of total elevation change.

Race Director ‘Monkey Trent‘ had the following to say when I asked him about the Flying Monkey Marathon selling out in less than four minutes:

Every year, my faith in humanity diminishes as more and more people want to come flog themselves in our useless, rinky dink race.

Even worse, many people don’t learn from their mistakes and come back, year after year. While I am not a terribly religious Monkey, I think this is pertinent: (Running Reverend) Dallas ‘Mt. Juliet’ Smith reminds me that Proverbs 26:11 teaches, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”

Remember last October when marathon runners across the world threw a fit when the Boston Marathon filled in 8 hours?

Yeah, exactly!  FOUR MINUTES!

If you didn’t have your credit card information memorized then you got shut out this morning.

An anonymous marathoner had this to say about the race filling up:

I was on at 8:00 a.m. August 1 to register, finished the first page, selected “continue” and was told it was full. What a disappointment.

I talked to several disappointed ‘fools’ this morning who had similar stories about getting shut out.

The race is popular because of the difficulty level and scenic views it provides overlooking Nashville.  It doesn’t hurt that the Monkey has awesome swag, a unique finisher’s wood/medal, and a finisher’s potluck buffet of goodies and beer that would cost you $25 a plate in a big city.

All the goodies and food are included with your registration.

Monkey has a high retention rate of runners from year to year because the race serves as a bit of a homecoming for several elite and popular marathoners from around the country.

No one runs off after this marathon (even if they had the legs remaining to do so). Almost everyone hangs around afterwards for the food, drink, and fellowship among friends and with runners they have only read about or seen from a distance before.

The popular cult marathon takes place just outside of Nashville in the Harpeth Hills every November.

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Website

RELATED: The 10 Best Marathons in Tennessee

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