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by UltraQueenga
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Ozark trail 100....anyone done it?
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Ozark trail 100....anyone done it?

Welcome to runningmania, steve.
I haven't run Ozark 100, but I think one of our maniacs here, spaff, did it a few years ago. If you hang around long enough, he might post a reply.
From what I heard, it is a good race and technical in some parts.
by UltraQueenga
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs Trail Run
Replies: 112
Views: 17220

Re: Sulphur Springs Trail Run

Time for a intervention for UltraQueenga. Something to snap you out of running ultras, like putting you on a treadmill and forcing you to watch Jerry Springer for a day..... :D I am going to do the 50 k and then cheer people on. Yeah, I did have an intervention of sorts. It's called sore hip or 'tr...
by UltraQueenga
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs Trail Run
Replies: 112
Views: 17220

Re: Sulphur Springs Trail Run

It is good news that they are fixing that wet area. You're right, that swamp was a deepening lake at the end of the event after runners went through there hundreds of times. I'm not a fan of gravel, but it's better that they fix that spot somehow, because all the hills drain there. I wish they had r...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs Trail Run
Replies: 112
Views: 17220

Re: Sulphur Springs Trail Run

I just got this today... an insider update from a Burlington runner regarding the trail conditions on the G.Donald Trail, aka the swamp. There was a section of trail in the sulphur springs race around 11k into the 20k loop that last year was almost swamp like and very wet - supposedly the trail sect...
by UltraQueenga
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Friday the 13th!
Replies: 38
Views: 1041

Re: Friday the 13th!

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Holidays/Friday13thBlackCatCrossYourPath.gif I've seen aaaall kinds of weird creatures on the trail, one-eyed raccoons, porcupines and what not, but no black cats scooting across like that. :)) Happy Friday the 13th! Haven't posted in the daily ...
by UltraQueenga
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: OTS / OUS Spring Warm-up: April 14
Replies: 26
Views: 3196

Re: OTS / OUS Spring Warm-up: April 14

Have a good time, everyone!! Thanks for putting on the second annual Dunedin Run, Pierre. I really liked the venue and the course last year. Nothing like running on country roads along fields dotted with grazing sheep, then making a sharp left onto the glorious Bruce Trail. Unfortunately I am workin...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: 50mile .... Am I ready??
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: 50mile .... Am I ready??

Let's talk wardrobe! Ok- My goal is to Finnish sulpher springs 50mile https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQex6dM_QccfvgLI54uSbWVVVr7mxVud9l-wvUysFkilmx3PPU4 Finnish... You can do the 50 miler, no doubt. You're ready for it. Even if you don't get to do a few longer runs, see if you ...
by UltraQueenga
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Good Luck Cody
Replies: 67
Views: 9562

Re: Good Luck Cody

Interesting story. Sorry I've been absent... I've been out of touch with running lately, which is another story, but I've seen and read about Cody's bold plan and read the thoughts expressed here. As someone who was around on 10 of the 14 days that Charlotte was on the Bruce in 2010, I've seen what ...
by UltraQueenga
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Creemore Snow Run - Video Report
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Creemore Snow Run - Video Report

Great video, Ron! It was fun to be out there. Thanks for sharing.
by UltraQueenga
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs Trail Run
Replies: 112
Views: 17220

Re: Sulphur Springs Trail Run

Sulphur is a good place to do a first 50k. Lots of support, well organized event, good vibe all around. The aid stations are well staffed and stocked and the trail marking is great. The course is a good mix of well groomed trails, a short gravel section at the start finish, a bit of pavement and the...
by UltraQueenga
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon 2012 - Race Report
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon 2012 - Race Report

Great report and nice pictures as always.
Congrats on pulling off a decent race despite feeling down with the flu.
You will rock the 100 miler when you go back!!!
by UltraQueenga
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: A new venue for a trail race
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: A new venue for a trail race

That is rather perverted... and sad... and hilarious all at the same time!! :lol:
The only mitigating factor in the whole thing is that they give you a bottle of beer (don't-look-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth quality) with gear pick up. :roll:
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Belt Buckles
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: Belt Buckles

Off the top of my head, DG Sulphur 100 Haliburton 100 Ask Kinga.. she has one or two ;) Yep, Sulphur and Haliburton give you one if you finish the 100 miler, and DG gives out one in the 24hr if you run 120km. I think the Calgary Marathon gives out belt buckles instead of medals, but not sure. Beast...
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: tortoise returns to the Caribbean!!
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: tortoise returns to the Caribbean!!

What a great excuse to travel. ;) Thanks for sharing your running vacation! I imagine Jerry would have been missed by the runners. A lot of people have gone on the cruises and trips he organized.
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Piney Woods 10
Replies: 25
Views: 794

Re: Piney Woods 10

Congrats Laura! Those trails sound a lot like the ones in Huntsville where Rocky Raccoon is held... roots hidden by leaves, small mud puddles. Let me guess, a few stretches of pine needle trails. ;) Glad you had a good time. See, trails are being good to you. :)
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HCcD's 2012 Goofy Challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1031

Re: HCcD's 2012 Goofy Challenge

Killerz wrote:Great stuff, you must be almost as well-known as the Disney characters there at this stage!


That's what I was thinking. :lol: If it's January, it's Goofy Challenge for Andy! Well done.
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile

Congrats on a great adventure and thanks for sharing your experience! Freaky, but also beautiful to run in cougar territory. I can't imagine the vast expanse of snow and cold... Also can't imagine running with a pulk tied to me.
Well done, Derrick.
by UltraQueenga
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live
Replies: 29
Views: 3129

Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Mega Mo wrote:I can't imagine dragging something 100 miles, dragging my own ass is tough enough!


+1
Well done both of you! Awesome times and very nice pics.
by UltraQueenga
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live
Replies: 29
Views: 3129

Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra - Live

Holy smokes, that race is something else. I can't imagine 100 miles in that environment. I'd love to be a snow flea on his pulk.
I read your tir(e)ades about no snow during your training. ;)
by UltraQueenga
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Creemore Snow Run
Replies: 20
Views: 2651

Re: Creemore Snow Run

Thanks for opening your home and sharing the trails with us, Pierre. Always a pleasure to tiptoe across that creek! Thanks for the footage, Ron.
Great time seeing everyone and kicking the winter blahs. 5.5 weeks of winter left!
by UltraQueenga
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

Re: HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report

Thanks everyone. Lots of details in my reports and lots are omitted still... like running at dawn on Sunday and hearing a rooster go cock-a-doodle-doo somewhere in Nuuanu valley. No, I was not hallucinating. The island has thousands of free roaming chicken and the houses in the valley must have had ...
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: H.U.R.T. 2012!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4561

Re: H.U.R.T. 2012!!!

And the HURT100 report is finally done. Feels like it was yesterday that I ran it...
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

Re: HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report

Working on it...

And here it is at last. Sorry for the long wait and the long read.

I will add some shots from the course and the trip later.
by UltraQueenga
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

HURT so good... the 2012 H.U.R.T100 report

Apologies for the very belated report from Hawaii. Life got in the way a little and the weeks have been flying by as I'm still ruminating on this last race, sometimes reliving moments from it. HURT100 was my 11th 100 miler and felt a bit like I was training for my first. I was hugely intimidated by ...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: H.U.R.T. 2012!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4561

Re: H.U.R.T. 2012!!!

Thank you all for the good vibes, congratulations and good wishes! HURT100 turned out to be very different from what we expected... in a good way. We had perfect conditions for the race (a dry course and no rain during the event) and everything fell into place. It was a rather surreal experience to ...

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