How to Finish Top 10 at Western States

Andy Jones-Wilkins gives his tips for finishing top 10 at the Western States 100.

By on November 15, 2010 | 3 comments

With the Western States lottery opening over the weekend those who can come up with $370 and enter might be thinking about how to skip the lottery for Western States 2012 if they are so fortunate as to gain a spot in 2011 edition race. It’s easy… just finish top 10 in your gender. Since we like to help you out, we found a man with an on-going streak of six straight top 10 finishes to his name. That’d be Andy Jones-Wilkins. Here are his tips for finishing Top 10 at Western States.

[Note: The delusional reporter has since rescinded any statements regarding himself and top 10 at the 2011 Western States 100.]

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.