January 1, 2024 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRName it a gentle opening. Our first 2024 column is mild. There simply isn’t that a lot racing between the Christmas and New 12 months’s holidays, however we’ve obtained an all-U.S. tally of outcomes to share, plus subsequent yr’s WMRA World Cup schedule.

Throughout the Years – Phoenix, Arizona

The Aravaipa Operating pageant returned to Camelback Ranch for six days of working over a 1.4-mile loop. The occasion began on December 28 and received’t conclude till January 3. There’s a large number of various race choices over the occasion’s seven days.

Remo Spagnol and Hannah Carta received the 200-mile race in 57:25 and 71:17.

Within the mounted time 48-hour race, Matthew Shepard and Rachel Entrekin totaled 133 and 195 miles, respectively.

12-hour runners Alexander Belotz and Natalie Larson had been atop the charts at 56 and 70 miles.

James Nalley and Shawna Wentlandt ran for 72 hours and rang up 228 and 211 miles.

Maybe the occasion’s largest winner although, 75-year-old Janice O’Grady was on fireplace. She set 100k, 12-hour, 24-hour, and 100-mile age group world report. The large one, that 100-mile mark, was achieved in 29:53.

Full outcomes.

Bob Graham Spherical – Lake District, England, United Kingdom

The famed fell working circuit goes 66 miles with practically 27,000 ft of elevation acquire over 42 peaks, and it’s seen a flurry of winter exercise in latest weeks.

Going within the slower counter clockwise route, Andy Berry ran solo and unsupported and completed his midwinter loop in 18:05. In Could 2023, Berry set a brand new Lake District 24-hour report with 78 peak summits.

After which Henriette Albon (Norway) set a brand new ladies’s midwinter report at 17:55.

Tuscobia Winter Extremely – Park Falls, Wisconsin

The occasion is a run, bike, or run race named for its course on the Tuscobia and Wild Rivers State Trails in far northern Wisconsin. The 160-mile run had 24 starters and began on December 29.

Herman Watson was the lads’s winner in 37:34, and Simone Valentin Austin was high girl in 57:13.

Simone Valentin Austin - 2023 Tuscobia Winter Ultra 160 mile women's winner

Simone Valentin Austin, the 2023 Tuscobia Winter Extremely 160 mile ladies’s winner. Picture: Tuscobia Winter Extremely

Within the 80-mile run, high males Korey Konietzki and Michael Ryan completed in a first-place tie at 16:58 and Nichole Diedrick led the ladies in 18:53. Monitoring.

Korey Konietzki and Michael Ryan - 2023 Tuscobia Winter Ultra 80 mile joint men's winners

Korey Konietzki and Michael Ryan, the 2023 Tuscobia Winter Extremely 80 mile joint males’s winners. Picture: Tuscobia Winter Extremely

Extra Races and Runs

Snowdrop Extremely 55 Hour – Missouri Metropolis, Texas

The eleventh annual race began on Saturday, December 30 and received’t end till 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 1. The fundraiser for the Snowdrop Basis was run on a .69-mile loop. They’re 30 hours in on the time of this writing and Juan Acevedo and Megan Eckert are out entrance with 190 and 178 miles on the board. Eckert received final yr’s race, totaling 190 miles in 2022-23. Full outcomes.

Charleston 100 Mile – Charleston, South Carolina

It was the race’s sixth yr throughout the low nation. There have been 44 finishers and each the lads’s and girls’s winners set new course data. Chris Varnadoe completed in 15:29 and girls’s chief Christina Couper ran 17:12. Full outcomes.

Jupiter Ridge Sand Spur – Jupiter, Florida

The multi-distance occasion ran from December 29 to December 31. The race is almost all run on sugar sand, a high-quality silt that’s too gentle for vehicles and vehicles to drive on. Solely two of the race’s 30 finishers over 50k got here in below 5 hours on the distinctive course. Alexander Gaber and Brenda Lips completed in 4:58 and 4:49, respectively. Full outcomes.

2024 WMRA World Cup

The World Mountain Operating Affiliation earlier introduced their 2024 World Cup roster. The sequence will run by means of eight nations, 10 occasions, and over 13 races between June and October 2024. World Cup total winners will every earn € 5,000.

  • June 21, 2024 – Damaged Arrow Skyrace Vertical  (USA)
  • June 23, 2024 – Damaged Arrow Skyrace 23k (USA)
  • July 7, 2024 – Grossglockner Mountain Run (Austria)
  • July 14, 2024 – Montemuro Vertical Run (Portugal)
  • July 20, 2024 – La Montee du Nid D’Aigle (France)
  • July 28, 2024 – Giir di Mont (Italy)
  • August 10, 2024 – Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland)
  • August 31, 2024 – Vertical Nasego (Italy)
  • September 1, 2024 – Trofeo Nasego (Italy)
  • September 22, 2024 – Sky GranCanaria (Spain)
  • October 5, 2024 – Šmarna Gora (Slovenia)
  • October 12, 2024 – Lagunc Verticale (Italy)
  • October 13, 2024 – Val Bregaglia Path (Italy)

We earlier shared the Golden Path World Collection, Skyrunner World Collection, and World Path Majors schedules too.

Andrea Rostan - 2023 Broken Arrow Skyrace VK - male winner

Andrea Rostan wins the 2023 Damaged Arrow Skyrace VK. Picture: Peter Maksimow

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2024, able to roll! It seems to be subsequent week marks my ninth anniversary of TWIR.



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