Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

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Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue May 26, 2015 8:25 pm

Short version...ran (walked hills) 50 miles in 11 hours; walked (everything) mostly, in the last 50 miles in over 16 hours. Finished in 27:44:43 with Ken by my side! He was with me the whole last 60K! He can probably fill you in on my whining/complaining :)

Long version if you are interested, is on my blog. http://robinandamelia.blogspot.ca/2015/ ... l-run.html
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby La » Wed May 27, 2015 6:50 am

Wow. Just wow. :clap: ^:)^
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby alexk » Wed May 27, 2015 7:03 am

La wrote:Wow. Just wow. :clap: ^:)^


Yes! What an incredible journey, Robin. You're made of some amazing stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I dig deep but reading your report makes me realize, I barely scratch the surface :).
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby purdy65 » Wed May 27, 2015 7:45 am

Humbling, inspiring, intense, awesome, crazy! All at the same time!

Congratulations Robin. I had no doubt you would do it.
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby fingerboy » Wed May 27, 2015 7:51 am

That's amazing. Your walking speed is the same as your running speed? 11hrs and 11hrs?

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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby Robinandamelia » Wed May 27, 2015 8:05 am

fingerboy wrote:That's amazing. Your walking speed is the same as your running speed? 11hrs and 11hrs?


I wish...Its a typo...give a girl a break, I'm sleep deprived :)

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Postby fingerboy » Wed May 27, 2015 8:07 am

Sorry I wasn't meaning any ill towards it. I meant your 100miler alone is amazing.

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Postby IronGoddess » Wed May 27, 2015 8:11 am

So inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Habs4ever » Wed May 27, 2015 8:46 am

Amazing! What a journey.
I love that your girl was there at the end. :D
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Postby Jwolf » Wed May 27, 2015 9:10 am

Congratulations again. What an amazing accomplishment.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed May 27, 2015 9:21 am

purdy65 wrote:Humbling, inspiring, intense, awesome, crazy! All at the same time!
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Wed May 27, 2015 9:49 am

bravo!!! what an incredible experience - simply amazing! Love the pictures with your daughter at the end.

And congrats to Ken as well - great job pacer!
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Postby IronColl » Wed May 27, 2015 10:36 am

Amazing!! congratulations
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Postby Jo-Jo » Wed May 27, 2015 11:13 am

Wow.
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby RobW » Wed May 27, 2015 11:56 am

Congratulations! I really like your determining factors why and when you chose to do this race.

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Postby 5km » Wed May 27, 2015 2:55 pm

Congratulations!!

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Postby Mark.AU » Wed May 27, 2015 8:30 pm

Speechless doesn't begin to describe my reaction to the determination and commitment something like this requires.
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby UltraQueenga » Wed May 27, 2015 8:47 pm

Congratulations on hammering out your first 100 miler, Robin!! You are a tough lady, determined, disciplined, smart and you put your heart and soul in your running. I loved your race report. It reminded me of my first 100 and many other races where I had to dig deep to finish. Finishing is very empowering and intoxicating. I can see you do more 100s. :D Now that you know you can do it, you want to work on the fun details.
It ain't a 100 miler until you see weird stuff on the trail! :lol:
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby drghfx » Thu May 28, 2015 8:06 am

WOW! Very impressive! Congratulations on an amazing feat (or should that be feet?)!
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby RA. » Thu May 28, 2015 8:57 am

Congratulations, Robin. I can't even fathom how you can make it through something like that. It's quite a feat! :D
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby deerdree » Fri May 29, 2015 9:36 pm

inconceivable!

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Postby Doonst » Sat May 30, 2015 11:48 am

Awesome
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Re: Sulphur Springs 100 Mile Race Report

Postby Ken B » Sat May 30, 2015 5:16 pm

Many have said it but I will repeat it. This achievement was awesome. It is supremely difficult under good conditions. With the various issues you had to contend with, this was even more amazing. Most people would have quit many times. I have nothing but admiration for your mental toughness and perseverance!! Congratulations!! BTW - don't age me. I am still a young 72 yrs!!! :)

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Postby Robinandamelia » Sun May 31, 2015 8:40 am

Ken B wrote:Many have said it but I will repeat it. This achievement was awesome. It is supremely difficult under good conditions. With the various issues you had to contend with, this was even more amazing. Most people would have quit many times. I have nothing but admiration for your mental toughness and perseverance!! Congratulations!! BTW - don't age me. I am still a young 72 yrs!!! :)


Thanks Ken... oh...sorry about the age thing...I thought you said new age group next year...my ultra brain wasn't working right :) I'll fix it. I think people are more amazed by you :) Most can't believe you are that age!! You rock

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Postby AjaxRunner » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:52 am

I am sorry I missed you out on the trail, but followed along during the night. What a great finish!

Congrats again.


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