This Week In Running (Week of November 7 & November 8)

This Week in Running for the week of November 7-8, 2009.

By on November 4, 2009 | Comments

TWIR spent last weekend in Fountain Hills, Arizona at the Javelina 100, where Dave James of Trumbull, Connecticut crushed the field on route to a new course record of 14:20:54, an hour faster than Karl Meltzer’s prior course record. Beverly Anderson-Abbs took top honors for the women with a time of 18:48:05. The top 5 for the men and women were as follows:


1. Dave James, 31, Trumbull, CT, 14:20:54
2. Mark Matyazik, 45, Irvine, CA, 17:22:09
3. Jerome Jourdan, 35, Phoenix, AZ, 18:32:25
4. Tracy Moore, 48, El Cajon, CA, 18:43:49
5. Fred Roberts, 49, Tucson, AZ, 19:50:47

1. Beverly Anderson-Abbs, 45, Red Bluff, CA, 18:48:05
2. Brenda Corona, 48, Escondido, CA, 20:36:46
3. Elizabeth Murphy, 49, Escondido, CA, 21:15:25
4. Kara Scarbrough, 34, San Diego, CA, 21:42:57
5. Veronika Swidrack, 37, Radfeld, Austria, 22:58:26

[Trail Goat Note: Further afield, the US was well represented at that IAU 50k world championships held in Gibraltar. The North Face’s Kami Semick won the women’s race, while TNF’s Micheal Wardian was America’s top man in third place. Mike race hard and was running side-by-side with the eventual men’s winner, South Africa’s Lucas Nonyana. Justin Fyffe was the next American male in 9th, while Amanda Stickel from Ohio took 5th in the women’s race. Race results are now available.]

We are so exhausted from our trip out West (and the red-eye flight back East), that this week’s edition of TWIR will mostly fall on the shoulders of our readers. [Trail Goat Note: Until I bring you the scoop on the trail stompin’ competition at this weekend’s Stone Cat 50, Mountain Masochist 50, and Lithia Loop Marathon on Friday!]

We have listed a few of the events taking place on the weekend on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 below. You can head on over to the race web-site for more details. There certainly are others, so drop us a comment and let us know which one(s) you might be attending this weekend.

Stone Cat 50 mile and marathon (Willowdale State Forest, Ipswich, MA)
Mountain Masochist Trail Run (Lynchburg, VA)
Lithia Loop Trail Marathon (Ashland, OR) – The USATF Trail Marathon Championship
Ozark Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run (Steelville, MO)
Pinhoti 100 (Sylacauga, AL)
Mendon Trail Run 50k (Pittsford, NY)
Harbison Forest 50k (Harbison State Forest, SC)

What event are you running this weekend ? Let us know !

Anthony Portera
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