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January 2, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRFlip the calendar, it’s 2023 and we’re comin’ at ya’. However not with a lot! Let’s name this previous weekend a smooth begin. There was solely slightly little bit of racing with the New Yr’s vacation and all, however we’re boosting that with a take a look at subsequent weekend’s Bandera 100k and a few extra information from across the path working and ultrarunning scene. Completely happy New Yr!

Throughout the Years – Phoenix, Arizona

Aravaipa Operating’s weeklong occasion has race distances and instances from the marathon distance as much as a six-day race. The occasions started on Wednesday, December 28, and can end on Tuesday, January 3. On the time of this text’s publishing on Monday morning, January 2, two marathons, one 24-hour, one 48-hour, and one 72-hour race are all nonetheless scheduled to happen, which means the ultimate podiums for these occasions aren’t but finalized. Contemplate the outcomes beneath an in-progress report.


Allyssa Jones received the six-hour mounted time race, held as soon as on Sunday, January 1, with 39.8 miles.

Twelve-hour chief Amy Boyle was just below the 50-mile mark, working 49.24 miles earlier than the clock stopped within the Sunday, January 1, race.

The 100-mile fixed-distance race had two runnings, one beginning on Friday, December 30, and the second starting Saturday, December 31. With each of these full, Sierra DeGroff was named the ladies’s champion for hitting 100 miles first in 17:17.

The entire 24-hour fixed-time races aren’t but full, nevertheless it’s Chavet Hills who’s up to now gone the furthest and reached 119 miles in 24 hours to be the present chief of this occasion for the ladies.

The entire 48-hour fixed-time races aren’t but full, however the present girls’s frontrunner is Rachel Entrekin who as of this text’s writing has totaled 143 miles in about 34 hours.

Whereas the entire 72-hour fixed-time races aren’t but full both, Mikaela Osler presently leads for the ladies on the time of this text’s writing with 207 miles run.

Going for nearly a full week by means of Tuesday, January 3, Annabel Hepworth has totaled 330 miles within the six-day contest as first feminine by means of this text’s writing on Sunday evening.


Vincent Matteo received the six-hour mounted time race, held as soon as on Sunday, January 1, with 39.8 miles.

Mark Hammond received the 12-hour race on Sunday, January 1, with 74 miles.

Garrett Nelson was first to 100 miles in 15:32.

The entire 24-hour fixed-time races aren’t but full, however as of this text’s writing, Chris Pope is main the boys’s subject with 132 miles.

The entire 48-hour fixed-time races aren’t but full, however Matthew Shepard received to 180 miles in 48 hours and is main for the boys.

Yep, with the entire 72-hour fixed-time races not but full both, we’ve got Troy Allen on the males’s helm with 212 miles run.

Multi-day veteran Budjargal Byambaa (Mongolia) is main the boys’s six-day race with 387 miles run as of Sunday evening, January 1. The race finishes on Tuesday, January 3.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

Snowdrop Extremely 55 Hour – Sugar Land, Texas

They began on Friday morning, December 30, and ran by means of the brand new yr, ending on Sunday afternoon, January 1. Megan Eckert and Juan Acevedo totaled 190 and 202 miles, respectively, on the 0.7-mile loop. Full outcomes.

Boyer’s Furnace 40 Mile – Luray, Virginia

A day after Christmas, 18 runners accomplished the route in extremely difficult winter situations. Rebecca Convery and Barret Stanton had been first in 12:27 and seven:26. Full outcomes.

Rebecca Convery - 2022 Boyers Furnace 40 Mile champion

Rebecca Convery, 2022 Boyer’s Furnace 40 Mile champion. Photograph: Virginia Completely happy Trails Operating Membership

Barret Stanton - 2022 Boyers Furnace 40 Mile champion

Barret Stanton (proper), 2022 Boyer’s Furnace 40 Mile champion. Photograph: Virginia Completely happy Trails Operating Membership

Charleston 100 Mile – Charleston, South Carolina

The Lowcountry run was additionally low key. There have been no help stations and runners as an alternative are self supported. Thirty-two runners accomplished the fifth annual run on December 27 with Carissa Derr and Chris Varnadoe ending first in 23:34 and 17:09. Full outcomes.

Tuscobia Winter Extremely – Park Falls, Wisconsin

The run, bike, and ski occasion goes a technique for 80 miles, or as a 160-mile spherical journey. The 80-mile run noticed Bethany Holley in 22:35 and John Pollihan in 21:01 as champions. For the 160 miler, Angela Freedman and Jason Kinsella introduced residence victories in a respective 58:38 and 50:30.

Bethany Holley - 2022 Tuscobia Winter Ultra 80 Mile champion

Bethany Holley, 2022 Tuscobia Winter Extremely 80 Mile champion. Photograph: Tuscobia Winter Extremely

Subsequent Weekend – Bandera 100k – Bandera, Texas

The race describes itself as a “path of rugged and brutal magnificence the place every part cuts, stings, or bites,” and it’s once more a Golden Ticket race with two entries to the Western States 100 up for grabs in every of the ladies’s and males’s races.


  • Amanda Basham – 4th 2021 Speedgoat by UTMB 50k
  • Nicole Bitter – third 2022 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Courtney Dauwalter – 1st 2022 Hardrock 100
  • Kasie Enman – 1st 2022 Trapp Mountain Marathon
  • Rachel Entrekin – fifth 2022 Cascade Crest 100 Mile
  • Rachel Lemcke – 1st 2022 McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50k
  • Michelle Magagna – 1st 2022 Kettle Moraine 100 Mile


  • Ryan Atkins (Canada) – fifth 2019 Damaged Arrow Skyrace 46k
  • Caleb Bowen – 1st 2022 Canal Hall 100 Mile
  • Elliot Cardin (Canada) – 2nd 2022 Extremely-Path Harricana 125k
  • Jeff Colt – eleventh 2022 Western States 100
  • Nick Coury – 2nd 2022 Cave Creek Thriller 50k
  • JP Giblin – 2nd 2022 Leadville 100 Mile
  • John Kelly – tenth 2022 Hardrock 100
  • Bryan Kerl – 1st 2022 McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50 Mile
  • Joe McConaughy – 1st 2022 Cocodona 250 Mile
  • Adam Merry – third 2022 Gorge Waterfalls 50k
  • Ryan Montgomery – 1st 2022 Paramount Ranch 50k
  • Devon Olson – 2nd 2022 San Juan Solstice 50 Mile
  • Jim Rebenack – 1st 2022 Pikes Peak Extremely 50k
  • Tim Tollefson – 1st 2022 American River 50 Mile
  • Charlie Ware – 1st 2021 Zane Gray 100k
  • Canyon Woodward – 1st 2021 Merciless Jewel 100 Mile

Full entrant checklist.

2023 World Mountain Operating Affiliation World Cup

The 2023 Skyrunner World Sequence schedule earlier dropped, and the 2023 World Mountain Operating Affiliation (WMRA) World Cup schedule and the 2023 Golden Path World Sequence schedule are each beneath. WMRA will run its World Cup as 17 races at 11 occasions in eight international locations from June to October.

June 16 – Damaged Arrow VK – USA
June 18 – Damaged Arrow Skyrace – USA
July 2 – Montemuro Vertical Run – Portugal
July 15 – Piz Tri Vertical – Italy
July 16 – FlettaTrail Malonno – Italy
July 22 – La Montée du Nid d’Aigle – France
August 6 – Krkonošský Half Marathon – Czech Republic
August 13 – Sierre-Zinal – Switzerland
September 2 – Vertical Nasego – Italy
September 3 – Trofeo Nasego – Italy
September 8 – Canfranc-Canfranc Vertical – Spain
September 10 – Canfranc Skyrace – Spain
September 30 – Primiero Dolomiti – Italy
October 10 – Smarna Gora – Slovenia
October 13 – Skygrancanaria Uphill – Spain
October 14 – Skygrancanaria Basic – Spain
October 15 – Skygrancanaria Lengthy – Spain

2023 Golden Path World Sequence

Six races plus the sequence championships make up subsequent yr’s Golden Path World Sequence.

Could 14 – Zegama-Aizkorri – Spain
June 25 – Mont Blanc Marathon – France
July 15 – Dolomyths Run – Italy
August 12 – Sierre-Zinal – Switzerland
September 16 – Pikes Peak Ascent – USA
September 23 – Mammoth Path Fest – USA
October 19 to 22 – Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race – Italy

2023 IAU 50k World Championships Canceled

We missed masking it on the web site till now, however on December 9 the Worldwide Affiliation of Ultrarunners (IAU) introduced the cancellation of the Could 28, 2023 IAU 50k World Championships in South Africa. There’s potential for the race to nonetheless be held at a brand new location.

Sponsor Adjustments

Queue up the ESPN-style commerce board. Camille HerronDani Moreno, and Tim Tollefson all introduced that they’re leaving Hoka sponsorships, and Moreno too is stepping away from clothes model rabbit. Stian Angermund (Norway) and Leah Yingling are equally now not sponsored by Salomon.

Name for Feedback

  • I’ll go first. Eat more healthy! I traveled rather a lot in 2022 and wrestle to only get sufficient energy, and so I slip on attempting to eat wholesome and as an alternative simply eat no matter. I’ll do higher this yr. What’s your 2023 decision?
  • And the way about races on the weekend? What did you see and the place had been you working to ring in a brand new yr?


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