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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

VT100 Race Pre-Report

My race report is still in the works, but here are some photos of the race (thanks Jamie and Stephen for letting me borrow a few).

The race was as difficult as I expected, I knew it was going to be hard work with a lot of suffering and I wasn't disappointed. As I was warned I went through many high and low points, but thankfully the highs outweigh the lows and I have to admit to having thoughts already about the next 100.

I didn't make my goal of 22 hours, but given the high temperature and humidity on race day I am very pleased with my finish time of 22:54:04. That put me in 44th place out of 158 finishers, 261 starters. That's only a 60% finish rate which is low for this race, considered by many to be one of the "easier" 100's. As my only 100 miler I don't have anything else to compare it to but I can say that I didn't find anything easy about it.

Thanks to mom and dad for crewing for me all day and night, I couldn't have done this without you. Extra big thanks to Emma for being my biggest motivator, best training partner, amazing crew, and I wouldn't want to run behind anyone else for 30 miles! I can't wait to support you in your first 100.


Sparkplug said...

Ian, Congrats! Awesome job on your finish. Looks like all your hard work and training paid off! And now you have a cool buckle to boot :-)

Liz Stamey said...

Congratulations! You guys are nuts. :) On to the next.

Anonymous said...

You were amazing out there. You looked like an old pro and not like this was your first 100. After your short "break", you really came back strong. Take care of that ankle and congratulations!

sn0m8n said...

The next 100? You're a really good way. Great job and congrats on your first 100! That flag is quite awesome as well.

mindy said...

Congrats! What an amazing accomplishment - you have a lot to be proud of. Hope the ankle is ok. What's next???!