Nick Clark Pre-2011 Hardrock 100 Interview

Bryon Powell of iRunFar interviews Nick Clark prior to the 2011 Hardrock 100.

By on July 7, 2011 | 1 comment

It wasn’t all that long ago (just 10 days earlier, in fact) that we last interviewed Nick Clark (Pearl iZUMi) after his third place finish at the Western States 100. Despite Nick’s showing at States, Hardrock is the race that’s had his attention and, in a what might be a scary thought to his competitors, the race for which he thinks he’s better suited!

As Nick claimed he wasn’t going to be competitive in light of finishing Western States two weeks ago, we asked him about his thoughts on the competition at this year’s Hardrock. We also discussed his post-States recovery, his pacing crew, and his race plan based on how his body’s feeling.

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.