April 3, 2023 – iRunFar

April 3, 2023 – iRunFar

Completely happy Monday, This Week in Operating lovers. We’re transferring via Gorge Waterfalls, the Paris Marathon, and a sub-13 hour 100 miler, all amongst different enjoyable.

Additionally, a glance forward at subsequent weekend’s Lake Sonoma 50 Mile. Let’s break it down.

Gorge Waterfalls – Cascade Locks, Oregon


Issues obtained underway on Friday with the first-year 30-kilometer race. The roughly 18-mile course ran point-to-point with 2,700 ft of elevation acquire.

Liam Meirow and Bailey Kowalczyk have been race winners in 2:05 and a couple of:19.

Meirow’s a 13:56 5,000-meter runner as not too long ago as 2022, and each he and Kowalczyk are one month out from the Sunapee Scramble race in New Hampshire. Meirow will contest each the Vertical and Up and Down races there on back-to-back days, and Kowalcyzk is registered for simply the Up and Down self-discipline. Each races are choice races for the U.S. mountain working staff that may compete on the June 2023 World Path and Mountain Operating Championships in Austria.


Saturday’s 100k went out and again with 11,000 ft of elevation acquire and gave away $2,500 to the race winners.

Vincent Bouillard led everybody to the road with an 8:28 end time. Blake Slattengren and Caleb Bowen adopted in 8:37 and eight:56, respectively.

Feminine winner Riley Brady (non-binary, however competes within the feminine division) completed in 9:59, and Lotti Brinks and Rachel Lemcke obtained on the rostrum with 10:10 and 10:36 marks, respectively.


The weekend completed with 50k on a point-to-point course. $1,250 went to every of the winners.

Matt Daniels was a number of minutes off the lead as late as 2:40 into the race, however closed exhausting to overhaul everybody on his strategy to a 3:58 profitable time. Ryan Becker and Dylan Humberger adopted in 4:03 and 4:07 to additionally get within the cash.

Meghan Morgan gained the ladies’s win in 4:39, working her approach towards Western States 100. Second- and third-place Katelyn McDaniel and Katie Asmuth got here via in 4:46 and 4:52, respectively.

Full outcomes.

American River 50 Mile – Folsom, California

Rajpaul Pannu dipped below the six-hour mark with a 5:59:26 end, and he was approach up on everybody else. Craig Hunts busy spring saved going with a second-place 6:32, and Jacob Huston was third in 6:37.

Solely 13 minutes separated the primary three ladies. Christal Cuadra-Keegan obtained to the road first in 8:02. Careth Arnold and Madison Hart have been second and third in 8:10 and eight:15, respectively.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

Umstead 100 Mile – Raleigh, North Carolina

Arlen Glick’s obtained the 100-mile distance down. Glick gained the lads’s race in 12:57, and Holly Chase gained the ladies’s in 19:52. Glick’s end bettered Mike Morton’s 13:11 course report from 2012. Full outcomes.

Arlen Glick running 2023 Umstead 100 Mile

Arlen Glick on the way in which to profitable the 2023 Umstead 100 Mile in course report time. Photograph: Hope Squires

Holly Chase - 2023 Umstead 100 Mile

Holly Chase working towards victory within the 2023 Umstead 100 Mile. Photograph: Hope Squires

Paris Marathon – Paris, France

Matthieu Blanchard (France) has some wheels. Second finally yr’s UTMB, he ran 2:22:36 to complete thirty fifth general right here, and he did it with a small detrimental break up. Full outcomes.

Mill City Half Marathon – Everett, Washington

The race went alongside the Everett waterfront and over a drawbridge, and Grayson Murphy went 1:10:34 for the win. The time places her contained in the sub-1:12 qualifying mark for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. Murphy completed one second forward of males’s chief Conner Peloquin. Full outcomes.

Shotgun Path Blast 50k – Marcola, Oregon

Taylor Spake gained the 50k in 4:35, and Kristi Leblanc was the one feminine finisher in 5:33. Full outcomes.

Peterson Ridge Rumble 40 Mile – Sisters, Oregon

A snow storm lower the usually 40-mile race into one thing simply longer than a marathon. Todd Simpson and Ashley Nordell gained the shortened race in 3:32 and three:48. The 20-mile race nonetheless went its full distance with Peter Allegre and Camelia Mayfield profitable in 2:18 and a couple of:38. Full outcomes.

A snowman with a pink scarf.

A snowgirl saved a watch on the turnaround level for the shortened, 27-mile course on the Peterson Ridge Rumble. Photograph: Sean Meissner

Carlsbad 5000 – Carlsbad, California

Dubbed the “world’s quickest 5k,” the street race noticed Allie Ostrander run 15:47 for second place, forward of a yr totally on the paths. Full outcomes.

Hells Hills Path Run – Smithville, Texas

The Tejas Trails race noticed Chris Duffy and Emily Lozano win the 50 miler in 8:32 and 11:55, and Zach and Nicole Bitter ran 4:18 and 4:36 on the entrance of the 50k. Full outcomes.

Brazos Bend 50 Mile – Needville, Texas

This one is claimed to be the quickest path race in all of Texas, and David Carrasco and Glenda Escobar have been topped 50-mile champs in 7:41 and eight:44. Full outcomes.

Iron Mountain Legend – Caddo Valley, Arkansas

Chad Payne and Penny Whelchel gained the marathon-distance race in 3:43 and 4:21. Full outcomes.

Singletrack Maniac 50k – Williamsburg, Virginia

It was the race’s tenth anniversary and Austin Lipscomb and Trish Rice have been victorious in 4:54 and 5:44. Full outcomes.

Subsequent Weekend – Lake Sonoma 50 Mile – Healdsburg, California

It’s all concerning the purple, white, and blue, and these colours run. The highest three women and men will earn spots on the U.S. mountain working staff that may compete on the June 2023 Path Operating 80k World Championships in Austria. There’s a $9,000 prize purse too with $2,000 to every winner. Who’s it going to be? 


  • Preston Cates – 4th 2023 Method Too Cool 50k
  • Drew Holmen – fifth 2022 Western States 100
  • Brett Hornig – 4th 2022 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Bryan Kerl – 1st 2022 Silver Rush 50 Mile
  • Stephen Kersh – ninth 2023 Black Canyon 100k
  • Richard Lockwood – 1st 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile
  • Ryan Miller – 1st 2022 Gorge Waterfalls 50k
  • Zach Perrin – 1st 2022 Bridger Ridge Run
  • Seth Ruhling – 2nd 2023 Chuckanut 50k
  • Matthew Seidel – 4th 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Erik Sorenson – sixth 2023 Black Canyon 100k
2022 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile mens podium

The 2022 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile males’s podium (l-to-r): 3. Grant Hotaling, 1. Matt Seidel, and a couple of. Ben Koss. Photograph: Tracy Pool


  • Allison Baca – 4th 2023 FOURmidable 50k
  • Sarah Biehl – 1st 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Amelia Boone – 1st 2022 Golden Gate Path Basic 100k
  • Ashley Brasovan – 2nd 2022 Method Too Cool 50k
  • Erin Clark – third 2022 Moab Purple Scorching 55k
  • Tara Fraga – 2nd 2022 Gorge Waterfalls 100k
  • Sarah Keyes – third 2022 The Rut 50k
  • Abby Levene – 2nd 2019 Crested Butte Extremely 55k
  • Kristina Randrup – 4th 2023 Method Too Cool 50k
  • Natalie Sandoval – 4th 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Devon Yanko – 1st 2022 Javelina 100 Mile

(Corrine Malcolm is on the entrants checklist however says she’s not working.)

Full entrant checklist.

Brittany Charboneau - 2022 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile Champion

Brittany Charboneau profitable the 2022 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile. Photograph: Tracy Pool

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With all of those U.S. choice races, I’m getting hyped for the second mixed Path and Mountain Operating World Championships in June in Austria. Is it too early? Are you too?

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