2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship Results

The North Face Endurance Challenge 2010In this article, we’ve pulled together a list of our coverage of the 2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships presented by GORE-TEX, while providing lists of the top thirteen men and women from the race. We also added links to top runners’ race reports and have embedded a race video at the bottom of this article. [For folks visiting from Google, here are the 2011 Results.]

iRunFar’s 2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler Coverage


  1. Miguel Heras – 6:47:03 (pictured)
  2. Geoff Roes – 6:51:25 (post-race interview)
  3. Dave Mackey – 6:55:50 (pre-race interview)
  4. Dakota Jones – 7:02:01 (pre-race interview)
  5. Jason Schlarb – 7:06:50
  6. Jez Bragg – 7:14:47
  7. Chris Lundstrom – 7:15:40
  8. Thomas Lorblanchet – 7:16:02 (pre-race interview)
  9. Michael Owen – 7:17:52
  10. Zach Miller – 7:18:37 (followed by large gap)
  11. Christophe Malarde – 7:31:04 (pre-race interview)
  12. Uli Steidl – 7:41:20
  13. Leigh Schmitt – 7:41:31

For a full recap of the men’s race, check out Justin Mock’s Running Times article.

Miguel Heras TNF 50 mile 2010


  1. Anna Frost – 7:45:03 (pictured) (post-race interview; pre-race interview)
  2. Lizzy Hawker – 7:58:22
  3. Kami Semick – 8:01:12
  4. Joelle Vaught – 8:22:28
  5. Jenn Shelton – 8:28:24
  6. Meghan Arbogast – 8:47:52
  7. Liza Howard – (Not included in official results)
  8. Marlene Flores Paredes – 8:50:36
  9. Kasia Zajac – 9:04:55 (pre-race interview)
  10. Katherine Koski – 915:15
  11. Tamsin Anstey – 9:17:34
  12. Cristina Carvahlo – 9:32:35
  13. Helen Cospolich – 9:33:48

For a full recap of the women’s race, check out Justin Mock’s Running Times article.

Anna Frost TNF 50 mile 2010

Full results are now available.

Elite Racer Reports

TNF EC 2010 Video by The Endurables

There are 26 comments

  1. Jason W

    Thanks for the twitter coverage today and all the additional coverage you provided. It is much appreciated by those of us far, far away.

    1. Simone

      well… consider Miguel Heras not enough ultraexperienced is not correct, this year he won Transvulcania (Canarias) and Trofeo Scaccabarozzi (Italy) and a great 2nd place Trofeo Kima (Italy) just after Kilian Jornet, he is a great long distance/mountain skyrunner athlet

      1. Xavier Martorell

        Nice coverage Bryon ! Thanks !

        Well, Heras (as Bryon already noticed in one of his prerace reports) also won this year the very much reputated Cavalls del Vent, that is 50 mi. & 20.000 ft. of positive climb, on technical ground in the Catalan Pyrenees (Spain). He won in 9:06 hours ! setting an impressive new race record.

        Greetings from Barcelona :)

  2. Malcolm

    Bryon, mad respect from Paris. Insane job on the coverage as usual and so very much appreciated. Hope that pint went down well ;)

  3. Anonymous

    Thanks for the Twitter feed Bryon. Was good to follow progress of fellow Brits Bragg & Hawker; but well done too to Ian Sharman who won the 50k

    Dan A, London

  4. Speedgoat Karl

    Heras has experience, but still, it's not enough distance on trails to let the ultra experience shine…

    There needs to be a 100 miler for 10 grand, that is hard and not at real altitude. This where it would get interesting, cuz 50 miles is not 100, it's alot different.

    Either way, congrats to all the runners! and once again…the rabbit rarely wins.

  5. Anonymous

    Karl,lets see how you do @ UTMB next year against those whose utra don't shine enough. Yes, 50 miles and 100 are not the same nobody cares about what you criteria for succes is.

  6. Natural1

    Awesome coverage via Twitter – you rock Bryon!! Maybe for your next event, you'll bring a video camera and catch some footage to post after the race?!

  7. Garett Graubins

    Hey Bryon –

    Just a shout from your Colorado pal. Excellent coverage and thanks for all of your hard work!

    Hope all's well. Let me know when you're passing through next.

    – Garett

  8. lisah

    thanks for the amazing coverage!! i think i lost a day of productivity because i couldn't stop checking my twitter feed, but it was totally worth it. there's nothing like an epic ultra to remind me why i love the community so much.

  9. Jeremy Waite

    Bryon, Thanks as ever for great coverage – your work is much appreciated! Nice work for the Brits who I inevitably follow with most interest, although I was sorry not to see Lizzie one place higher! Great racing as ever and makes me realise that I seem to be doing ultra walking events rather than running when compared to these guys!

    Ballots willing, hopefully see you at the start line of UTMB in August, Jeremy

    1. Bryon Powell

      Jeremy, The ultrarunning Brits are having a pretty good go of it this year with the double win at UTMB, first and third women and team title at 100k World Champs, and Lizzie's second on Saturday.

      Hope to have you on the starting line with me next August.

  10. JC

    Spent Saturday loving your tweets. Thanks and well done. Then spent Sunday morning chasing you up mountains. Great reporting and awesome strength and pacing in your race! Keep it up Bryon! Best, JC

  11. ser13gio

    Miguel Heras, despiting he raced in cycling, also comes from raids, you know, those five-day long races sleeping 15' a day. I think he is much better in long distance runs than short; even better if are technical and very steep.

    Kilian Jornet wrote yesterday in my blog that the guy that 'scared' him in past UTMB was, mainly, Heras. And thinks he is his #1 'enemy' for 2011.

    (In spanish: http://ser13gio.blogspot.com/2010/12/san-francisc

    Take him seriously.

    Congratulations for coverage.


  12. Ravi

    What a great race! I did the 50K, my second 50K ever and boy was it tough. Never knew hills could be that long and that muddy.

    Race report here: [broken link removed]

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