This Week In Running: June 6, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for June 6, 2022.

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This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRHaven’t we seen this before — Christian Mathys winning a Skyrunner World Series race, Pau Capell tying for a win, and Ruperto Romero defying age probabilities? Yep, I think so, and that’s part of what we’re talking about this week, again.

Hochkönig Skyrace – Maria Alm, Austria


The Skyrunner World Series is quickly moving through its calendar. Christian Mathys (Switzerland) returned to his winning ways of a year ago, leading the 32-kilometer race in 3:31. This one was close, though, and Mathys only beat second-place Damien Hubert (France) by 48 seconds. Johannes Klein (Germany) was third in 3:36.

Christian Mathys - 2022 Hochkonig Skyrace champion

Christian Mathys, 2022 Höchkonig Skyrace champion. Photo: Sho Fujimaki


Marcela Vašínová (Czech Republic) led the women’s race throughout with a 4:13 finish. It was six minutes better than last year’s winning time from Denisa Dragomir (Romania). Rosanna Buchauer (Germany) and Iris Pessey (France) were second and third in 4:22 and 4:27.

Full results.

Runners from over 40 countries took part in this race, and the next Skyrunner World Series race is the June 25 Minotaur Skyrace in Canada.

Marcela Vasinova - 2022 Hochkonig Skyrace champion

Marcela Vašínová on her way to winning the 2022 Höchkonig Skyrace. Photo:

Swiss Canyon Trail – Couvet, Switzerland

Three ultra distances are featured here, with the longest going 111 kilometers (69 miles) and with 5,550 meters (18,208 feet) of gain. It was an all-French men’s podium with Benoit Girondel and Hugo Deck leading Sebastien Godet. Girondel and Deck finished in an 11:49 tie, and Godet was third in 13:23. Emilie Maroteaux (France) won the women’s race in 14:24, and Cornelia Oswald (Austria) and Caroline Muller (Switzerland) followed, both in 15:20 and a second apart.

Germain Grangier (France) and Katharina Hartmuth (Germany) won the 81-kilometer (50 miles) race in 7:34 and 9:11. Demian Schaedler (Switzerland) and Célia Gigout (France) led the 51-kilometer distance in 4:14 and 5:01.

Full results.

Additional Races and Runs

Scafell Skyrace – Great Langdale, United Kingdom

Both Tom Evans (U.K.) and Georgia Tindley (U.K.) won and set new course records at the 40-kilometer race over England’s highest peaks. The pair respectively finished in 4:30 and 5:48. Full results.

Black Mountain Trail – Saint-Amans-Soult, France

Pau Capell (Spain) has a bit of a thing for ties. This is already the second one this year, and it happened a few times before that too. This time Capell finished the 55-kilometer race alongside Beñat Marmissolle (France), both in 5:44:08. Women’s winner Kiara Bisaro (France) finished in 7:20. Full results.

Km Vertical Fuente Dé – Fuente Dé, Spain

Hugo Cerezo (Spain) and Oihana Kortazar (Spain) won the Vertical K race in 34:44 and 41:23, respectively. Full results.

Vashon Island 50k – Vashon Island, Washington

Ben Winfield and Christine Mosley won in 3:52 and 4:24. Full results.

Newport Marathon – Newport, Oregon

Ian Sharman went 2:33 for the men’s win on the coastal course. Laura Breymann was the women’s champ in 2:58. Full results.

San Diego 100 Mile – Lake Cuyamaca, California

Ruperto Romero, incredibly at age 58, won overall in 19:19. Astounding. Katherina Laan was the women’s champ in 22:01. Full results.

Golden Gate Dirty 30 – Black Hawk, Colorado

At Golden Gate Canyon State Park west of Denver, Brian Whitfield and Addie Bracy won the Friday 50-kilometer race in 4:38 and 5:39, respectively. Full results.

North Fork 50 Mile / 50k – Pine, Colorado

Also a bit west of Denver, Eric Holmstead and Jennifer Farmer won the 50-mile race in 8:10 and 10:36, Erik Sandstrom and Lesley Fatica won the 50-kilometer race in 4:37 and 5:23. Full results.

Durango Skyline Trail Runs – Durango, Colorado

The first-year Aravaipa Running race crowned Miguel Medina and Amber Pougiales as 50-kilometer winners in 4:38 and 6:11, and William Mitchell and Jennifer Mann led the 50 milers in 9:20 and 14:13. Full results.

2022 Durango Skyline Trail Runs scenery

Scenery at the 2022 Durango Skyline Trail Runs. Photo: Aravaipa Running/Jubilee Paige

FANS Ultra Races – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Harvey Lewis totaled 148.68 miles for 24 hours, and Michelle Horan got to 99.70 miles for first woman. Full results.

Women’s 6k Festival – Canton, Ohio

It’s not yet trail season for Grayson Murphy. She raced the USATF 6-kilometer road championship and was fourth in 18:31. Full results.

World’s End Ultramarathons – Forksville, Pennsylvania

Named for World’s End State Park, Justin Scheid and Rebecca Kosek ended the 100-kilometer race in 10:54 and 13:49, and Reagan McCoy and Kara Moyer won the 50-kilometer race in 4:40 and 6:58, respectively. Full results.

Old Dominion 100 Mile – Woodstock, Virginia

The race dates back to 1979, and this year’s winners were Chad Lasater and Kathleen Cusick in 18:24 and 21:55. Full results (when available).

Cayuga Trails – Ithaca, New York

Fifty miles and 50 kilometers were raced around Ithaca. Ryan Clifford and Erica Mitchell topped the long course in 7:18 and 9:45, and Dan Timmerman and Riley Brady led the short course in 4:43 and 5:12. Brady’s time marked a new course record. Full results.

Riley Brady - 2022 Cayuga Trails 50k champion

Riley Brady, 2022 Cayuga Trails 50k women’s champion. Photo: Ellie Pell

Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k – Troy, New York

It’s been a few years, but Allie Ostrander is a past World Mountain Running Association junior champion, and she got back into racing with a 15:48 $3,000 win here. Full results.

Call for Comments

It feels like summer. There wasn’t a lot of, at least, U.S. racing though for the second weekend in a row. What can you gush on in the comments below?

Justin Mock

Justin Mock is the This Week In Running columnist for iRunFar. He’s been writing about running for 10 years. Based in Europe, Justin has run as fast as 2:29 for a road marathon and finished as high as fourth in the Pikes Peak Marathon.