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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru April 2018)

Race season is in full swing with the miles really adding up! April brought in 2,424.25 miles for the month and a total of 7,928.15 for 2018. This update is through the end of April. There is still time to get in on the fun, just enter all your race miles for March on to be included in the next update. The top few are all really close. If you forgot to enter your race miles we will include them in the next update. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #644 Ila Brandli  with 550.2 points. Second place, RIF #404 Andrea Kooiman with 359.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 307.2 points.

Leading the men is RIF #762 Clint Burleson with 823.1 points. Second place, RIF #638 Ken Fattmann with 584 points. Coming in third place is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 535.11 points.  

Here are the standings through April:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Clint Burleson – 823.1 points (RIF #762)
  2. Ken Fattmann – 584 points (RIF #638)
  3. Ila Brandli – 550.2 points (RIF #644)
  4. John Kent Leighton – 535.11 points (RIF #190)
  5. Joshua Holmes – 387.5 points (RIF #1)
  6. Andrew Glaze – 360.4 points (RIF #658)
  7. Andrea Kooiman – 359.6 points (RIF #404)
  8. Shane Tucker – 355.1 points (RIF #337)
  9. George Southgate – 328.42 points (RIF #279)
  10. Marylou Corino – 307.2 points (RIF #410)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Ila Brandli – 550.2  points (RIF #644)
  2. Andrea Kooiman – 359.6 points (RIF #404)
  3. Marylou Corino – 307.2 points (RIF #410)
  4. Tiffani Glass – 210.2 points (RIF #328)
  5. Pat Cagle – 205.8 points (RIF #707)
  6. Lisa Maddox – 178.2 points (RIF #751)
  7. Kit Brazier – 152.4 points (RIF #548)
  8. Emily Lyons – 152 points (RIF #774)
  9. Christy Bowers – 112.7 points (RIF #60)
  10. Jill Williams – 111 points (RIF #521)
  11. Robin Brunet – 99.86 points (RIF #564)
  12. Christy Brewer – 65.25 points (RIF #766)
  13. Raciel Diaz – 62 points (RIF #709)
  14. Michelle Talbott – 57.2 points (RIF #527)
  15. Marj Mitchell – 52.4 points (RIF #4)
  16. Alicja Grace – 44.1 points (RIF #705)
  17. Juleann Roberts – 22.36 points (RIF #623)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. Clint Burleson – 823.1 points (RIF #762)
  2. Ken Fattmann – 584 points (RIF #638)
  3. John Kent Leighton – 535.11 points (RIF #190)
  4. Joshua Holmes – 387.5 points (RIF #1)
  5. Andrew Glaze – 360.4 points (RIF #658)
  6. Shane Tucker – 355.1 points (RIF #337)
  7. George Southgate – 328.42 points (RIF #279)
  8. Aaron DeBord – 293.25 points (RIF #723)
  9. Rich Peers – 262 points (RIF #591)
  10. Michael SK Mortensen – 239.2 points (RIF #553)
  11. Randy Brinkley – 141.5 points (RIF #761)
  12. Jeremy Reed – 120.1 points (RIF #642)
  13. Jared Matsunaga – 117.2 points (RIF #665)
  14. Denis McCarthy – 114.4 points (RIF #263)
  15. Seth Crowe – 106.2 points (RIF #541)
  16. Scott Kufferath – 94 points (RIF #680)
  17. David Essary – 88.2 points (RIF #475)
  18. Darrell Richardson -78.7 points (RIF #625)
  19. Charles Roberts – 41.26 points (RIF #622)
  20. Randy Marks – 27.9 points (RIF #743)
  21. Reist Mummau – 26.2 points (RIF #756)

 

If it felt good, you didn’t push hard enough. It’s supposed to hurt like hell.” ― Dean Karnazes, RIF #360

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru February 2018)

Extreme Racer 2018 is off and running! February brought in 1,547.73 miles for the month and a total of 2,999.05 for 2018. This update is through the end of February, a mere 2 months into the competition. There is still time to get in on the fun, just enter all your race miles for January and February to be included in the next update. The top few are all really close. If you forgot to enter your race miles we will include them in the next update. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #644 Ila Brandli  with 196.5 points. Second place, RIF #751 Lisa Maddox with 159.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 126.2 points.

Leading the men is RIF #762 Clint Burleson with 310.9 points. Second place, RIF #638 Ken Fattmann with 202.7 points. Coming in third place is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 186.01 points.  

Here are the standings through February:

Extreme Racer Top “Ten” Leaderboard

  1. Clint Burleson – 310.9 points (RIF #762)
  2. Ken Fattmann – 202.7 points (RIF #638)
  3. Ila Brandli – 196.5 points (RIF #644)
  4. John Kent Leighton – 186.01 points (RIF #190)
  5. George Southgate – 159.92 points (RIF #279)
  6. Lisa Maddox – 159.6 points (RIF #751)
  7. Shane Tucker – 132 points (RIF #337)
  8. Rich Peers – 131 points (RIF #591)
  9. Joshua Holmes – 126.2 points (RIF #1)
  10. Marylou Corino – 126.2 points (RIF #410)
  11. Kit Brazier – 126.2 points (RIF #548)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Ila Brandli – 196.5 points (RIF #644)
  2. Lisa Maddox – 159.6 points (RIF #751)
  3. Marylou Corino – 126.2 points (RIF #410)
  4. Kit Brazier – 126.2 points (RIF #548)
  5. Tiffani Glass – 92.7 points (RIF #328)
  6. Andrea Kooiman – 89.3 points (RIF #404)
  7. Raciel Diaz – 62 points (RIF #709)
  8. Christy Bowers – 51.8 points (RIF #60)
  9. Robin Brunet – 45 points (RIF #564)
  10. Alicja Grace – 31 points (RIF #705)
  11. Juleann Roberts – 16.16 points (RIF #623)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. Clint Burleson – 310.9 points (RIF #762)
  2. Ken Fattmann – 202.7 points (RIF #638)
  3. John Kent Leighton – 186.01 points (RIF #190)
  4. George Southgate – 159.92 points (RIF #279)
  5. Shane Tucker – 132 points (RIF #337)
  6. Rich Peers – 131 points (RIF #591)
  7. Joshua Holmes – 126.2 points (RIF #1)
  8. Denis McCarthy – 114.4 points (RIF #263)
  9. Seth Crowe – 103.1 points (RIF #541)
  10. Aaron DeBord – 101.3 points (RIF #723)
  11. Jared Matsunaga – 91 points (RIF #665)
  12. Michael SK Mortensen – 80.6 points (RIF #553)
  13. Randy Brinkley – 59.8 points (RIF #761)
  14. Scott Kufferath – 54.7 points (RIF #680)
  15. David Essary – 44.1 points (RIF #475)
  16. Darrell Richardson – 34.6 points (RIF #625)
  17. Reist Mummau – 26.2 points (RIF #756)
  18. Randy Marks – 18.6 points (RIF #743)
  19. Charles Roberts – 16.16 points (RIF #622)
  20. Jeremy Reed – 9.3 points (RIF #642)

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” ~ William Barclay

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru January 2018)

Welcome to a brand new year of Extreme Racer!  Everyone is off to a good start. January brought in 994.22 miles for the month. This update is through the end of January, just 1 month into the competition. The top few are all really close. If you forgot to enter your race miles we will include them in the next update. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #751 Lisa Maddox with 131 points. Second place, RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 100 points. Coming in third place is RIF #644 Ila Brandli with 78.6 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 148.5 points. Second place, RIF #762 Clint Burleson with 131 points. Coming in third place is RIF #337 Shane Tucker with 70 points.  

Here are the standings through January:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton – 148.5 points (RIF #190)
  2. Lisa Maddox – 131 points (RIF #751)
  3. Clint Burleson – 131 points (RIF #762)
  4. Marylou Corino – 100 points (RIF #410)
  5. Ila Brandli – 78.6 points (RIF #644)
  6. Shane Tucker – 70 points (RIF #337)
  7. Raciel Diaz – 62 points (RIF #709)
  8. Tiffani Glass – 57.2 points (RIF #328)
  9. Andrea Kooiman – 50 points (RIF #404)
  10. Robin Brunet – 45 points (RIF #564)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Lisa Maddox – 131 points (RIF #751)
  2. Marylou Corino – 100 points (RIF #410)
  3. Ila Brandli – 78.6 points (RIF #644)
  4. Raciel Diaz – 62 points (RIF #709)
  5. Tiffani Glass – 57.2 points (RIF #328)
  6. Andrea Kooiman – 50 points (RIF #404)
  7. Robin Brunet – 45 points (RIF #564)
  8. Christy Bowers – 16.2 points (RIF #60)
  9. Juleann Roberts – 4.96 points (RIF #623)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton – 148.5 points (RIF #190)
  2. Clint Burleson – 131 points (RIF #762)
  3. Shane Tucker – 70 points (RIF #337)
  4. Rich Peers – 31 points (RIF #591)
  5. Scott Kufferath – 28.5 points (RIF #680)
  6. Darrell Richardson – 19.1 points (RIF #625)
  7. David Essary – 13.1 points (RIF #475)
  8. Charles Roberts – 4.96 points (RIF #622)
  9. Seth Crowe – 3.1 points (RIF #541)

”I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” – Mia Zoe

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Andrea Kooiman and Marylou Corino HURT 100

7 Miles from Glory: Marylou Corino’s HURT 100 Redemption

7 MILES
Marylou Corino’s HURT 100 Redemption

7 miles- a run I can often do in the morning before work or even squeeze in during my one hour lunch break.  I fell 7 miles short of finishing the HURT 100 back in Jan 2017.  That was my first DNF (did not finish).   I took not finishing it quite personally. I have finished everything I had started up until that point and couldn’t leave this unfinished. I am just not wired that way.

As soon as I returned home, I was determined to go back in 2018 to finish it. Needless to say those 7 miles would fuel what would be my most intense year of training to date. In order to succeed the following year, I had to examine what didn’t work the year before.  I figured out three things:  a) I needed to move faster (especially at night). b) I needed to work on my hiking skills and c) I needed to stay fueled and hydrated properly during the race.

photo: Augusto Castro

I really wanted to find terrain that would mimic the race course as much as possible. Anyone who has done HURT knows that is not an easy task to replicate that twisted and grueling landscape.  The HURT 100 boasts 24,500 feet of climbing. It consists exclusively of technical, single track trail on surfaces that include (HUGE) roots, rocks and soil in a wide range of conditions from sun baked clay to mud of varying depth. Sudden hairpin turns and steep inclines of up to approximately two miles in length are a common occurrence. Very few sections of the course can be run with a consistent stride for more than several hundred yards at a time. There are a total of 20 stream crossings.

The Bruce Trail, here in Ontario, is filled with rocks and roots so I spent a lot of time on this trail getting my feet used to that type of terrain.  As a flatlander, I needed to improvise on trying to get some good climbing in. I spent hours doing hill repeats, climbing on the treadmill, stair climbing, and hill work on the elliptical. In addition, I was trying to make the legs even stronger through strength training. I spent morning, lunch hours, afternoons after work and at night getting the training in. Most days were double or triple workouts. I wasn’t even sure I was in the race yet.  (The lottery didn’t happen until August).

Simply put, from February to August I was training for a race I wasn’t even sure I was going to run. I woke up some mornings wanting to do nothing but sleep. But in the corner of my eye I could see the HURT 100 shirt from 2017 hanging in my closet (never worn) and that was enough for me to get up and out of bed. It’s important to ALWAYS remember why you are doing something so you continue to chase it.

I ran quite a few races in 2017 but I felt the following three would help immensely in getting me ready for the HURT 100. I signed up for the Cruel Jewel 100 (close to 110miles) , Barkley Fall Classic ( “50km”) and the Grindstone 100 In Virginia. All three were challenging in different ways. I spent 2 nights completing both hundreds and the BFC had its own unique climbs. I didn’t run any of them fast but with each race I was developing my mental strength and stamina which I knew I would need to complete the HURT 100.

Fast Forward to Saturday January 13, 2018. I was at the start line of my second attempt of the HURT 100. Dan, my husband, was right there by my side.  He has and continues to be my biggest fan and supporter.

As I was trying to soak in this second chance, I couldn’t help but feel nervous. So many hours of hard work and sacrifice brought me to this moment.  I knew there was nothing more I could have done. I had a great support system at the race and back home.  The race started and all those nerves went away.  I broke up the race in parts, just focusing on getting from one aid station to the next.  I finished the first loop in just under 5 hours and 20 minutes. I am not sure even now if that was too fast. All I knew was that I needed to be faster than last year. The course was just as beautiful and tough as I remembered it.

photo: Kalani Pascual

I had a quick bite to eat, changed socks, and started loop 2. It definitely got warmer and I seemed to be getting hungrier faster. I decided to eat every 45 minutes and eat large quantities of food at the aid stations because at HURT there is always a monster climb after every aid station. I got through loop 2 before dark and it was here where I took a few minutes to change clothes, devour a monster cheeseburger from Dan, and get ready for the night portion that would cover the jungle during loop 3.

Last year loop 3 was my race breaker. I lost so much time in the dark that I started loop 4 chasing cutoffs the rest of the race.   I made sure this year to have a good headlamp and flashlight and neither disappointed.  Navigating HURT during the day is hard but having to navigate it during the dark feels like you are running a completely different and more sinister race.  I finished loop 3,  1.5 hours faster than last year. This gave me a huge confidence booster although I wasn’t celebrating just yet.  I still had 40 miles to complete.  I was also very lucky to have shared some good miles with Joshua Holmes. We were never more than 15 minutes apart. I do believe without a doubt he helped push me through that third loop.

I was quite sleepy during loop 4 but needed to stay awake and focused on the trail to avoid a fall or injury. I never felt alone during the race. It always encouraging to see runners on the course and every aid station was lively and celebratory no matter the time.  I got to see Andrea Kooiman not only at the Nu’uanu aid station where she was volunteering but also at night when she paced Joshua. She had DNF’d and time out at mile 93 the year before I did. She returned last year to successfully finish the race. Our paths crossed many times and this always lifted my spirits.  I could often hear her from as far as 2 miles away. The ‘Nu’uanu Boom-Box’ as they called her on the trail.

Both Andrea and Joshua were a great source of support for me as I got ready during 2017 to attempt HURT the second time around. We bonded at several events including the Badwater Salton Sea where we were a 3 person team that had to stay together for all 81 miles.

During the 4th loop (80 miles in) I saw my second sunrise and finished that loop leaving about 9 hours to complete the fifth and final one. I just needed to keep moving to get that buckle. This is where the extra ounce of mental toughness I developed during training and running harder trail races came in.  A pacer ran with me for about 14 or 15 miles and this made the time go by somewhat quickly.  As I left the Nu’uanu aid station at mile 93 (one last time and with time to spare!)  I felt overwhelmingly joyous. I was going to complete those 7 miles that I couldn’t complete last year.  Although it was still 7 difficult miles to finish the race, it felt like a victory lap of sorts. The past 12 months of hard work had paid off.

Coming into the HURT 100 start/finish area for the last time is a feeling I soon will not forget.  I lifted my hands up, rang the bell and kissed the sign in a time of 35:40:15. I had done it…all that hard work…redemption!

And as the sign says  “We wouldn’t want it to be easy.”  That’s good because I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Marylou Corino (RIF #411)
HURT 100 Mile Finisher
35:40:15
January 13-14, 2018

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Steve Troxel, Whit Guthrie, and Joshua Holmes

Trail of Fears Race Recap from Steve Troxel

Trail of Fears Race Report by 2nd place finisher Steve Troxel

To put this report in perspective, you ought to know a few things about me.

I’m 58 years old with 10 grandkids.
I’m relatively new to running – been consistent for about 6 years.
I’m very new to this ultra world – first ultra distance was 50 miles at RUTS last year.

I ran TOF last year and made it 10 loops for an 8th place finish. This year I knew I was in better condition and said I would be absolutely thrilled to make it to the final 5 or 6. I have such great respect for the group that showed up for this race.

The intriguing thing about ultra events is that you really don’t know how your body will respond. There are so many variables with nutrition, gut, and muscle fatigue/strain that it’s difficult, if not impossible to accurately predict a specific outcome – too many things can go wrong, and they usually do.

My plan from the beginning was to run super easy and meet new people. The first several loops were great as I talked a bunch and was usually one of the last to finish the loop. By loops four and five I noticed my quads were a lot more tired than they ought to be. This was not a good sign. I had just run a PR marathon (3:17:01) at St. Jude two weeks earlier and figured I wasn’t fully recovered. I kept with the plan and the loops just kept clicking off.

On loops eight and nine, I had to run a little faster so I could change into my tights and different socks. This transition went well and I felt prepared as darkness approached. Loop 10 we had 13 runners and this was the first loop we had to switch on our headlamps. By the start of loop 11 we were down to 7 runners, and as we took the picture to start the loop I actually teared up. As I looked at the group I was on the line with, I just felt so incredibly blessed.

Now a side bar. One of the issues with getting a little older is with night vision. My vision becomes more and more blurry as the lights begin to fade. I knew this was going to be a problem so I ordered a new headlamp and some handheld flashlights. Loop 11 was great! I felt I could see as well as in the daylight. But on loop 12 my lights began to dim. What the heck!!? The rest of the loops became a lighting headache.

No one dropped on loop 11. On loop 12, I ended up behind Francesca Muccini and we power walked much of the second half of the course. This is actually not a bad strategy. Francesca is a fast walker and, if you stay focused, you can almost walk as fast as you can run over much of the course. Plus, walking behind allowed me to get some help from her headlamp.

I changed batteries after loop 12 and thought I was good. All 7 runners started loop 13 and I, once again, fell in behind Francesca. However, she was doing a lot of power walking at the beginning of this loop and I started to get concerned. By the halfway point, I felt we were too far behind to continue this strategy so I said I had to press ahead. Francesca just missed the cutoff for loop 13. That left 6 for the start of loop 14.

No one dropped on loop 14 but my headlamp problems continued. The lamp/flashlight combination would work for a short time and then begin to dim. As the lights dimmed, I became tentative in my steps and fell hard on both the 14th and 15th loop.

All 6 runners started the 15th loop and I started behind Randy Broadway. When we came out of the first side branch, he stopped and said he was done. I gave him a big hug – I really like and respect Randy – and continued. I really just kept plodding along. My legs felt good and I wasn’t having any major stomach issues. I still have a ways to go with proper eating in these longer races but at least I wasn’t completely falling apart. But as I already said, my lighting was not good and I fell hard. Marylou sprinted in with just 1 second left on the clock and Stewart Crouch said he was done. That left 4 runners to start loop 16.

Loop 16 was exciting since it was going to set a course record. I continued to fight my headlamp issue. I found that if I turned it off for a while and just used the flashlight I could then turn it back on for a while. This was working but it was draining me mentally. After completing the 16th loop, I asked if anyone had a headlamp I could borrow.  William Pinson let me borrow Megan‘s. This allowed me to step to the line on the 17th loop. I was surprised that Marylou decided to drop. Three of us started loop 17.

Though the borrowed headlamp helped, I really needed something brighter. I was able to run but had to keep telling myself, “Get ready to fall, get ready to fall.” Midway through this loop I decided this was no longer safe. I felt ok, but just knew I was going to get hurt. Again, this is more a mental struggle than anything, and I was getting mentally worn out. I decided I was going to line up for loop 18 but if Joshua Holmes started running I was going to stop.

All three of us lined up for loop 18. Josh said go, I took several steps and, to my surprise, Josh stayed on the line and said, “Have a good run.” I quickly ran up to Whit Guthrie and let him know Josh was not continuing. I said that if he would help guide me with his headlamp we could call this the last lap and he would win. Turns out, he was very ready to be done and was glad for the plan. We made it through the loop without incident and Whit is a true champion!

In my limited experience, I have found that competing at the ultra level is both physical and mental. I was definitely prepared physically and would not change anything in my training. Mentally, I learned a bunch, as we probably do in every race we run. I will NEVER be in this situation with lighting again – this is an easy problem to fix. The mental lessons are something I will take with me into my next bunch of races, including 2019 TOF, and will make me stronger.

My parting note to older runners: You can do more than you think is possible!

My parting note to all runners: I lost my mom to cancer when she was 43 and then lost by baby sister to cancer when she was 43. NEVER forget that what we do is a wonderful gift. Be determined to truly live each day we are given!!

Steve Troxel (2nd place finisher of the 2017 Trail of Fears)
December 16, 2017

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru November 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru November 2016)

Deo Jaravata and Joshua Holmes at Nanny Goat 2015 - Run It Fast

One month left of The Extreme Racer Competition. November brought in 2,172 miles for the month and 23,703 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of November. First place has quite the lead but the competition is close between others in the overall Top 10. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 3,053.5 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 990.95 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 957.6 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1,792.85 points. Second place, RIF #279 George Southgate with 1,593.1 points. Coming in third place is RIF  #387 Steven Smith  with 1,322.6 points..

Here are the standings through November:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 3053.5 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1792.85 points (RIF #190)
  3. George Southgate – 1593.1 points (RIF #279)
  4. Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 1226.7 points (RIF #486)
  6. Teal Clark – 990.95 points (RIF #473)
  7. Mike Samuelson – 959 points (RIF #282)
  8. Marylou Corino – 957.6 points (RIF #410)
  9. Joshua Holmes – 862.4 points (RIF #1)
  10. Diane Bolton – 848.85 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 3053.5 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 990.95 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 957.6 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 848.85 points (RIF #159)
  5. Andrea Kooiman – 727.9 points (RIF #404)
  6. Tiffani Glass – 534.32  points (RIF #328)
  7. Kit Brazier – 530.58 points (RIF #548)
  8. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  9. Robin Brunet – 489.53 points (RIF #564)
  10. Maricris Beauchamp – 436.08 points (RIF #518)
  11. Christy Bowers – 395.3 points (RIF #60)
  12. Cheryl Bryll – 379.4 points (RIF #432)
  13. Jill Williams – 213.1 points (RIF #521)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 196.7 points (RIF #4)
  15. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  16. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  17. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  18. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  19. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  20. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  21. Candice Graciano – 77.9 points (RIF #545)
  22. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1.  John Kent Leighton – 1792.85 points (RIF #190)
  2.  George Southgate – 1593.1 points (RIF #279)  
  3.  Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  4.  Mark McCaslin – 1226.7 points (RIF #486)
  5.  Mike Samuelson – 959 points (RIF #282)
  6.  Joshua Holmes – 862.4 points (RIF #1)
  7.  Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  8.  Shane Tucker – 706.5 points (RIF #337)
  9.  Denis McCarthy – 508.17 points (RIF #263)
  10.  Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11.  Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12.  Seth Crowe – 379.7 points (RIF #541)
  13.  Michael Dasalla – 319.42 points (RIF #411)
  14.  Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  15.  Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  16.  Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  17.  David Mickelsen – 142.4 points (RIF #164)
  18.  Shane Beck – 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  19.  Rich Peers – 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  20.  Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21.  Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22.  Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)

Long distance training can be a positive and constructive form of selfishness. After all, once you’re at the starting line, you’re there by yourself. No one can run a single step for you. No one can jump in and help you. No one but you can make the decisions about what to do to keep going. It’s all up to you.” John Bingham, running speaker and writer

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

Run It Fast Born to Run Pre Race

Fall is here and we are in the last quarter of The Extreme Racer Competition. September brought in 1,876 miles for the month and 19,809 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of September. First place has quite the lead but the competition is close between others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for October as soon as your October  races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 2,415.1 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 801.35 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 705 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1,452.25 points. Second place, RIF #387 Steven Smith  with 1,322.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #279 George Southgate with 1,278.4 points..

Here are the standings through September:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  3. Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  4. George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  6. Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  7. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  8. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  9. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  10. Diane Bolton -704.7 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 704.7 points (RIF #159)
  5. Andrea Kooiman – 589.8 points (RIF #404)
  6. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  7. Robin Brunet – 481.76 points (RIF #564)
  8. Kit Brazier – 447.28 points (RIF #548)
  9. Maricris Beauchamp – 436.08 points (RIF #518)
  10. Tiffani Glass – 382.62  points (RIF #328)
  11. Cheryl Bryll – 379.4 points (RIF #432)
  12. Christy Bowers – 301.05 points (RIF #60)
  13. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 170.5 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Jill Williams – 118.3 points (RIF #521)
  17. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  18. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  19. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  20. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  21. Candice Graciano – 77.9 points (RIF #545)
  22. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)

 

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1.  John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  2.  Steven Smith – 1322.6 points              (RIF #387)
  3.  George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  4.  Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5.  Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  6.  Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  7.  Joshua Holmes – 593.9 points (RIF #1)
  8.  Denis McCarthy – 508.173 points (RIF #263)
  9.  Shane Tucker – 494 points (RIF #337)  
  10.  Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11.  Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12.  Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  13.  Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  14.  Michael Dasalla – 232.22 points (RIF #411)
  15.  Seth Crowe – 227.4 points (RIF #541)
  16.  Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  17.  David Mickelsen – 142.4 points (RIF #164)
  18.  Shane Beck – 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  19.  Rich Peers – 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  20.  Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21.  Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22.  Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)


“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.” ~Patti Sue Plummer, US Olympian

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru August 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru August 2016)

Run It Fast Vol State Steven Smith Francesca Muccini Diane Bolton

As summer draws to an end The Extreme Racer Competition is really heating up. August brought in 1,257 miles for the month and 17,781 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of August. First place is off and not looking back but the competition is still pretty close between a few others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for September as soon as your September  races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 1,991.1 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 722.75 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 601.9 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1235.3 points. Second place, RIF #387 Steven Smith  with 1200.2 points. Coming in third place is RIF #279 George Southgate with 1148.8 points..

Here are the standings through August:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 1991.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1235.3 points (RIF #190)
  3. Steven Smith – 1200.2 points (RIF #387)
  4. George Southgate – 1148.8 points (RIF #279)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  6. Teal Clark – 722.75 points (RIF #473)
  7. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  8. Mike Samuelson – 638 points (RIF #282)
  9. Marylou Corino – 601.9 points (RIF #410)
  10. Joshua Holmes -567.7 points (RIF #1)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 1991.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 722.75 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 601.9 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 560.4 points (RIF #159)
  5. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  6. Andrea Kooiman – 489.8 points (RIF #404)
  7. Kit Brazier – 447.28 points (RIF #548)
  8. Maricris Beauchamp – 403.63 points (RIF #518)
  9. Tiffani Glass – 337.79 points (RIF #328)
  10. Cheryl Bryll – 277 points (RIF #432)
  11. Christy Bowers – 258.65 points (RIF #60)
  12. Robin Brunet – 217.4 points (RIF #564)
  13. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 131.2 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  17. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  18. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  19. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  20. Jill Williams – 82.3 points (RIF #521)
  21. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  22. Candice Graciano – 48.6 points (RIF #545)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)


Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton – 1235.3 points (RIF #190)
  2. Steven Smith – 1200.2 points (RIF #387)
  3. George Southgate – 1148.8 points (RIF #279)
  4. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  6. Mike Samuelson – 638 points (RIF #282)
  7. Joshua Holmes – 567.7 points (RIF #1)
  8. Denis McCarthy – 508.173 points (RIF #263)
  9. Shane Tucker – 468.5 points (RIF #337)
  10. Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11. Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12. Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  13. Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  14. Michael Dasalla – 238.42 points (RIF #411)
  15. Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  16. Seth Crowe – 182.6 points (RIF #541)
  17. Shane Beck- 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  18. Rich Peers- 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  19. David Mickelsen – 79.3 points (RIF #164)
  20. Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21. Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22. Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)


“Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.” ~Author Unknown

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

 

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru July 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru July 2016)

Deo Jaravata, Yolanda Holder, Andrea Kooiman, Joshua Holmes before the Catalina Eco Marathon

The Extreme Racer Competition is now in the second half of the year and still going strong. July brought in 1,615 miles for the month and 16,101 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of July. First place has a pretty good lead but the competition is still pretty close between a few others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for August as soon as your August races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 1,752.7 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 659.1 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 601.9 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1085.3 points. Second place, RIF #279 George Southgate with 1080.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #486 Mark McCaslin with 885.3 points.

Here are the standings through July:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan  –  1752.7 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton  –  1085.3 points (RIF #190)
  3. George Southgate  –  1080.6 points (RIF #279)
  4. Mark McCaslin  –  885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5. Steven Smith  –  840.2 points (RIF #387)
  6. Sal Coll  –  711.55 points (RIF #425)
  7. Teal Clark  –  659.1 points (RIF #473)
  8. Mike Samuelson  –  638 points (RIF #282)
  9. Marylou Corino  –  601.9 points (RIF #410)
  10. Diane Bolton  –  560.4 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan  –  1752.7 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark  –  659.1 points  (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino  –  601.9 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton  –  560.4 points (RIF #159)
  5. Patricia Klein  –  497.8 points (RIF #450)
  6. Kit Brazier  –  447.28 points (RIF #548)
  7. Andrea Kooiman  –  389.8 points (RIF #404)
  8. Tiffani Glass  –  324.69 points (RIF #328)
  9. Maricris Beauchamp  –  259.7 points (RIF #518)
  10. Christy Bowers  –  246.25 points (RIF #60)
  11. Cheryl Bryll  –  242.2 points (RIF #432)
  12. Robin Brunet  –  217.4 points  (RIF #564)
  13. Suzanne Michelson  –  191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell  –  131.2 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller  –  124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Michelle Lenahan  –  114.4 points (RIF #283)
  17. Jennifer Liles-Dorris  –  99.9 points (RIF #398)
  18. Michelle Talbott  –  99.7 points (RIF #527)
  19. Erin Goetz  –  92 points (RIF #443)
  20. Jill Williams  –  76.1 points (RIF #521)
  21. Lisa Gonzales  –  51.7 points (RIF #5)
  22. Candice Graciano  –  48.6 points (RIF #545)
  23. Daniela Obregon  –  30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch  –  29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace  –  29.3 points (RIF #447)


Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton  –  1085.3 points  (RIF #190)
  2. George Southgate  –  1080.6 points  (RIF #279)
  3. Mark McCaslin  –  885.3 points  (RIF #486)
  4. Steven Smith  –  840.2 points  (RIF #387)
  5. Sal Coll  –  711.55 points  (RIF #425)
  6. Mike Samuelson  –  638 points  (RIF #282)
  7. Joshua Holmes  –  536.7 points  (RIF #1)
  8. Denis McCarthy  –  508.173 points  (RIF #263)
  9. Chuck Engle  –  463.15 points  (RIF #70)
  10. Jeff Liu  –  423.8 points  (RIF #275)
  11. Shane Tucker  –  408.5 points  (RIF #337)
  12. Scotty Winston  –  276.4 points  (RIF #364)
  13. Andy Noise  –  245.2 points  (RIF #570)
  14. Michael SK Mortensen  –  204 points  (RIF #553)
  15. Seth Crowe  –  179.5 points  (RIF #541)
  16. Michael Dasalla  –  105.8 points  (RIF #411)
  17. Karl Studtmann  –  78.6 points  (RIF #221)
  18. David Mickelsen  –  44.3 points  (RIF #164)
  19. Stewart Crouch  –  42.4 points  (RIF #89)
  20. Arland Blanton  –  26.2 points  (RIF #290)


If you want to live, you must walk. If you want to live long, you must run.” ~Jinabhai Navik

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

 

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Bart Yasso and Patricia Klein – Run It Fast

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru October 2015)

Bart Yasso and Patricia Klein - Run It Fast

The year is winding down and the standings through October are pretty close on both sides of the gender coin for Run It Fast members. The overall leader is Joshua Holmes with 1,377 points while the current top female is Patricia Klein with 1,024.1 points.

After Holmes, Steven Smith is in 2nd place with 1,269.1 points and in third is John Leighton with 1,259.57 points. Fourth male is the ever steady thoroughbred known as George Southgate with 1,217.2 points.

On the women’s side after Klein, we have Teal Clark of Arkansas with 976.9 points in 2nd place and Diane Bolton in 3rd with 940.76 points. Forth female is Canadian Marylou Corino with 864.9 points.

These standings should change often until the end of the year when we will crown a new Extreme Racer.

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard
1. Joshua Holmes – 1377 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1269.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1259.57 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1217.2 (RIF #279)
5. Patricia Klein – 1024.1 (RIF #450)
6. Teal Clark – 976.9 (RIF #473)
7. Mark McCaslin – 969 (RIF #486)
8. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
9. Diane Bolton – 940.76 (RIF #159)
10. Shane Tucker – 924.1 (RIF #337)

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard
1. Patricia Klein – 1024.1 (RIF #450)
2. Teal Clark – 976.9 (RIF #473)
3. Diane Bolton – 940.76 (RIF #159)
4. Marylou Corino – 864.9 (RIF #410)
5. Carol Earles – 864.6 (RIF #287)
6. Cathie Johnson – 811.4 (RIF #507)
7. Andrea Kooiman – 642.8 (RIF #404)
8. Heather Zeigler – 622.58 (RIF #246)
9. Angie Whitworth Pace – 602.7 (RIF #447)
10. Lisa Van Wolde – 505 (RIF #469)
11. Cheryl Bryll – 479.3 (RIF #432)
12. Amanda Staggs – 470.7 (RIF #210)
13. Suzanne Michelson – 446.4 (RIF #280)
14. Belinda Young – 361.4 (RIF #358)
15. Nicole Eldridge – 347 (RIF #446)
16. Leslie Harwell – 339.1 (RIF #417)
17. Tiffani Glass – 291.6 (RIF #328)
18. Christa Baker – 283.2 (RIF #436)
19. Christy Bowers – 277.82 (RIF #60)
20. Christy Scott – 265.4 (RIF #231)
21. Aimee Shilling – 226.9 (RIF #418)
22. Kim Crowe – 218.3 (RIF #245)
23. Lisa Gonzales – 215.1 (RIF #5)
24. Jennifer Hatcher – 202.7 (RIF #323)
25. Alicia Eno – 195.2 (RIF #126)
26. Marj Mitchell – 172.4 (RIF #4)
27. Shannon Miller – 123.1 (RIF #338)
28. Ines Cooper – 120.5 (RIF #448)
29. Erin Goetz – 110.5 (RIF #443)
30. Julia Beavers – 94.2 (RIF #339)
31. Donna Dworak – 92 (RIF #310)
32. Heather Shoemaker – 91.7 (RIF #44)
33. Michelle Bischof – 52.4 (RIF #285)
34. Sue Stephens-Wright – 26.2 (RIF #321)
35. Helen McMullin – 26.2 (RIF #390)
36. Debra Jacildo – 19.1 (RIF #98)
37. Laura Ann Evanoika – 13.1 (RIF #433)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard
1. Joshua Holmes – 1377 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1269.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1259.57 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1217.2 (RIF #279)
5. Mark McCaslin – 969 (RIF #486)
6. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
7. Shane Tucker – 924.1 (RIF #337)
8. Troy Johnson – 837.6 (RIF #506)
9. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)
10. Brian Recore – 573.2 (RIF #395)
11. Denis McCarthy – 550.2 (RIF #263)
12. Ben Herron – 520.9 (RIF #408)
13. Jeff Liu – 373.9 (RIF #275)
14. David Essary – 333.3 (RIF #475)
15. Arland Blanton – 295.8 (RIF #290)
16. Chris Baker – 283.2 (RIF #437)
17. Michael Dasalla – 256.2 (RIF #411)
18. John Sotomayor – 252.2 (RIF #393)
19. Jeff Van Demark – 230.5 (RIF #322)
20. Jeff Le – 183 (RIF #248)
21. Rick Glass – 168.3 (RIF #401)
22. Nathan Bass – 157.9 (RIF #174)
23. Charlie Taylor – 157.2 (RIF #353)
24. Winston Trice – 126 (RIF #29)
25. Stephen Griffin – 97.9 (RIF #48)
26. David Mickelsen – 92.5 (RIF #164)
27. Dennis Arriaga – 63.1 (RIF #140)
28. Mark Ogletree – 41.7 (RIF #247)
29. Robin Robbins – 35.64 (RIF #33)

Things have been interesting all year and the standings have never been constant. The last 3 months will no doubt see many changes and many more numbers added to this already impressive roster of miles. This club continues to inspire all kinds of people all over the world. Keep racing, keep running, keep being awesome!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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