2014 Squamish 50 Mile And 50k Results

Results of the 2014 Squamish 50 Mile and Squamish 50k.

By on August 18, 2014 | Comments

2014 Arc'teryx Squamish 50 MileAfter a hilly, slippery, technical, and challenging 50 miles at the Squamish 50 Mile on Saturday, August 16, Squamish, British Columbia-ite Nick Elson (post-race interview) and Vancouver-ite Kim Magnus (post-race interview) rose above the rest of the field to reign as the 2014 champions. In the 2014 Squamish 50k on Sunday, the next day, Vancouver-ites Ellie Greenwood (post-race interview) and Adam Campbell (post-race interview) dominated for their wins, setting course records and besting all other runners by a respective 31 and 25 minutes.

In addition to this article, you can find our full play-by-play of the race as well as a collection of our pre-race interviews and preview on our Squamish 50 Mile Live Coverage page.

Salomon S-Lab BeltAs usual, we’ll be updating this article with additional results as well as links to Squamish 50 Mile/50k-related articles, photo galleries, and race reports.

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2014 Squamish 50 Mile Men’s Race

Pacific Northwest ski-mountaineering expert Nick Elson has been applying his enthusiasm and skill in the last year to trail ultrarunning. After a DNF and a trio of podium finishes at other local ultras, Nick really put things together with his strong showing from start to finish in the Squamish 50 Mile. After running in the lead pack early and then staying among the top-three men after some men dropped back, Nick ran in second or first position for the race’s second half. After passing the 53k aid station tied with eventual second place Mike Murphy, Nick began to put time on Mike and the rest of the field, breaking away to a 10-minute victory.

Nick Elson - 2014 Squamish 50 Mile Champion

Skimo expert and climber Nick Elson taking charge on the trails in winning the Squamish 50 Mile. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Mike Murphy, last month’s champion of Vancouver’s famous Knee Knackering 30 Mile, ran–from the outside looking in–a similar race to Nick: out with the lead pack early, staying in the thick of things when the pack thinned, and then packing a punch at the critical moment in the race’s last third to rise to his second-place position. Like Nick, a strong showing from line to line.

Mike Murphy - 2014 Squamish 50 Mile second place

In the second half of the Squamish 50 Mile, Mike Murphy runs toward second place. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Ed McCarthy also ran aggressively from the gun, leading the men’s pack for most of the race’s first half. He began to drop from the leadership position to his eventual third place somewhere on the approach to the 53k aid station. There he’d fallen back from the co-leaders Nick and Mike, but began to fend off the balance of the men’s field. With two previous third places at the Squamish 50 Mile, he finished third for the third year in a row.

Ed McCarthy - 2014 Squamish 50 ile third place

Ed McCarthy in the forest before halfway in the 2014 Squamish 50 Mile. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

2014 Squamish 50 Mile Men’s Results

  1. Nick Elson – 7:30:12 (post-race interview)
  2. Mike Murphy – 7:40:24
  3. Ed McCarthy – 7:55:27
  4. Gareth Davies – 7:58:15
  5. Oliver Utting – 8:05:02
  6. Colin Miller – 8:07:56
  7. Christopher Jones – 8:10:47
  8. Michael Versteeg – 8:12:31
  9. Michael Wardian (Hoka One One) – 8:13:25  (post-race interview)
  10. Gary Gellin (Inov-8) – 8:29:07

Full results.

2014 Squamish 50 Mile Women’s Race

Women’s champ Kim Magnus was last month’s winner of Vancouver’s Knee Knackering 30 Mile, and she went out among the women’s leaders in this race as well. Until just under halfway through the race, she ran in or very close to second place. At the 48k aid station, however, after making it up and over the race’s most extended climb, Kim emerged as the women’s leader, a position she would hold from there to the finish. Her first 50 miler was an outstanding performance!

Kim Magnus - 2014 Squamish 50 Mile Champion

Kim Magnus, 2014 Squamish 50 Mile women’s champion. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

Kim faced pressure from the rest of the women’s field for virtually the entire race, especially from eventual second place Samantha Drove. Until the final kilometers, Kim and Sam were not more than a couple minutes apart, with Kim generally running ahead of Sam. I’ll admit, to me Sam looked like she was working harder than the other women early in the race, and I doubted whether she would be there in the later kilometers. However, when I saw her at the 38k aid station, it seemed like her posture and approach had changed, and that she had become comfortable with her effort. What fun it was to watch her run in third place early, and second place late.

Samantha Drove - 2014 Squamish 50 Mile second place

Samantha Drove running for second place in the 2014 Squamish 50 Mile. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

What a year third-place finisher Cassie Scallon has had. A win at the Sean O’Brien 50 Mile earlier this year, a broken ankle and surgery, and this race, her second ultra back after injury. Cassie went off the line in typical Cassie style, at her own seemingly aggressive pace. This pace, she would say at the finish line, wasn’t one she could ultimately sustain due to her lack of fitness. Cassie pretty much led the race from the start through somewhere before 48k. There she’d lapsed to second position and later third position.

Cassie Scallon - 2014 Squamish 50 Mile third place

Third-place 2014 Squamish 50 Mile finisher, Cassie Scallon. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

2014 Squamish 50 Mile Women’s Results

  1. Kim Magnus – 9:14:00 (post-race interview)
  2. Samantha Drove – 9:21:52
  3. Cassie Scallon (Salomon) – 9:36:42
  4. Kathy McKay – 9:59:35
  5. Ann Bouchard – 10:25:05
  6. Sarah Stepec – 10:35:39
  7. Lise Plantier – 10:47:23
  8. Natasha Cochrane – 11:14:39
  9. Janet Lun – 11:16:10
  10. Sarah Seads – 11:26:40

Full results.

2014 Squamish 50k Men’s Results

Adam Campbell - 2014 Suqamish 50k champion

Adam Campbell at 18k into winning and setting a course record at the Squamish 50k. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

  1. Adam Campbell  (Arc’teryx) – 4:55:08 (post-race interview)
  2. Eric Carter  (Hammer) – 5:20:36
  3. Michael Wardian (Hoka One One) – 5:31:45 (post-race interview)
  4. Brian Zurek – 5:42:52
  5. Jason Novecosky – 5:43:25
  6. Colin Miller – 5:47:32
  7. Jeremy Waters – 5:49:46
  8. Dean Perez – 5:54:49
  9. Michael Versteeg – 5:55:00

Full results.

2014 Squamish 50k Women’s Results

Ellie Greenwood - 2014 Squamish 50k champion

Ellie Greenwood on her way to a win and course record in the 2014 Squamish 50k. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

  1. Ellie Greenwood  (Montrail) – 5:20:39 (post-race interview)
  2. Catrin Jones  (Arc’teryx) – 5:51:11
  3. Ann Signorella – 6:25:26
  4. Gemma Slaughter – 6:35:40
  5. Michelle Ford – 6:38:22
  6. Carley Gering – 6:51:25
  7. Kate Burrage – 6:53:43
  8. Kathy McKay – 6:57:00
  9. Renee Caesar – 7:07:33
  10. Mary Walsh – 7:09:52

Full results.

2014 Squamish 50 Mile/50k Articles, Race Reports, and More

Articles and Photo Galleries

Race Reports

Thank You

Thank you to Ellie Greenwood, Solana Klassen, Jen Mullaly, and Linda Barton-Robbins for helping with our Squamish 50 Mile and 50k live coverage!

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.