Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 Avalon 50 Mile

Beth Simpson and Larry Hall logged the first Ultra of the LPTR year... Beth dropped me a note...

"Larry and I just returned from running the Avalon 50 on Catalina Island.   It's a beautiful island off the coast of L.A. (doesn't even feel like it should be in the U.S.!!) Larry finished in 8:49 and I finished in 10:21. We both won our age group. See attached photo!"

The Avalon 50 website describes the race as “One of the country's most challenging and scenic 50-milers. No cars, no smog, just great terrain, incredible views, fascinating historical sites, a well-organized race, nice people, great food . . . and even an occasional buffalo sighting.”

Full results at:

Great job guys!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Running the Sahara in Milwaukee...

Got an opportunity to Run with Charlie Engle while he was in town today for a screening of the documentary Running the Sahara.   Great guy!  Check out Tom Held's blog for more details.