2011 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Results

Results from the 2011 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships.

By on December 3, 2011 | Comments

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships 2011It’s been a long day here by the bay, but I wanted to provide a quick update on the 2011 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships.

To begin, it was a gorgeous day to be running in California’s Marin Headlands. Cool, but not too cold in the early morning. Warm but not too hot in the late stages of the race. There was certainly a solid wind in the many areas, but nothing like the massive winds of earlier this week. I don’t think I saw in the sky all day… but, of course, I was looking down the trail for the next runner.

The good weather, dry trails, and, quite likely, a modified course due to trail maintenance led to blazing times. I thought about say that the competition had something to do with it, but the last few years saw some fantastic races between top talent for the win.

We’ll be updating this article frequently as we gather more info, including adding athlete race reports as they pop up. As usual, we’ll have some great video interviews this week. We’ll also have a few sweet surprises for you.

2011 TNF 50 Men’s Results

  1. Mike Wolfe 2011 TNF 50 Mile

    Mike Wolfe guts out a win at the 2011 TNF EC 50 mile championships. Photo courtesy of Brett Rivers.

    Mike Wolfe – 6:19:04 ($10,000) (pre-race & post-race interviews)

  2. Dakota Jones – 6:21:51 ($4,000) (post-race interview, reflections & race report)
  3. Adam Campbell – 6:34:35 ($1,000) (race report [broken link removed])
  4. Timothy Olson – 6:38:54 (race report)
  5. Geoff Roes – 6:46:18 (race report)
  6. Tsuyoshi Kaburaki – 6:47:06
  7. Jez Bragg – 6:49:33 (race report)
  8. Jason Wolfe – 6:52:53 (race report)
  9. Mike Foote – 6:52:53
  10. Jason Schlarb – 6:54:00 (race report)

Full men’s results

Other Resources

2011 TNF 50 Women’s Results

  1. Anna Frost 2011 TNF 50 mile

    Anna Frost en route to winning the 2011 TNF 50 mile. Photo by  Bryon Powell/iRunFar.com.

    Anna Frost – 6:56:07 ($10,000) (pre-race & post-race interviews and race report)

  2. Ellie Greenwood – 7:07:24 ($4,000) (post-race interview and race report)
  3. Joelle Vaught – 7:40:46 ($1,000)
  4. Krissy Moehl – 7:47:01 (race report [broken link removed])
  5. Tyler Stewart – 8:00:52
  6. Alison Bryant – 8:03:55
  7. Helen Cospolich – 8:23:24
  8. Rory Bosio – 8:30:33
  9. Kerrie Wlad – 8:33:33
  10. Jen Benna – 8:34:26 (race report)

Full women’s results

Other Resources


12/4 – added Jez Bragg, Rickey Gates, Jacob Rydman & Ian Sharman race reports; added Dakota Jones race reflections
12/5 – added Anna Frost & Mike Wolfe post-race interviews; added overall placings to non-top-1o men’s race reports; added Jen Benna, Galen Burrell, Adam Campbell, Geoff Roes & Joe Uhan race reports; corrected Anna Frost post-race interview and Jacob Rydman race report links; added Other Resources category, including the Endurables video, the TNF recap, and both Competitor Running resources
12/6 – added Ellie Greenwood and Dakota Jones post-race interviews, embedded Endurables video, added Dominic Grossman & Jason Wolfe race reports
12/7 – added UltraLive video; added Anna Frost race report
12/8 – added Ellie Greenwood & Timothy Olson race report
12/9 – adedd Jason Schlarb race report
12/11 – added Dakota Jones race report
12/13 – added Krissy Moehl race report

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.