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UltrarunnerP
UltrarunnerP
Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 23
Texas, United States
Posted: Sun 27 Aug 2006 07:31 pm GMT   topTop
Change this to the value you want tested


[edited: Wed 04 Mar 2009 02:10 am]
backcountryrunner
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 188
Utah, United States
Posted: Mon 28 Aug 2006 03:52 pm GMT   topTop
Welcome - Congratulations on being the first one to post a message! Probably does seem as if nobody's home yet ... the forum won't fill out overnight.

Looks like you have a wealth of ultra experience. When's your next ultra?
UltrarunnerP
UltrarunnerP
Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 23
Texas, United States
Posted: Mon 28 Aug 2006 04:00 pm GMT   topTop
I don't know. I'm a cross country coach so I have to worry about taking care of my team before I do anything for myself. I'll probably do the Bandera 50k or 100k in January.
agtxbb
agtxbb
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 16
Texas, United States
Posted: Mon 28 Aug 2006 08:04 pm GMT   topTop
Backcountryrunner-
Nice Site. And you're correct, word will get around and this site will be busy.

UltrarunnerP-
New to the trail running experience, but hooked already. I'm interested in the Bandera 50K. Have you run it before? What should I expect?

Hope to hear from you ... word.


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UltrarunnerP
UltrarunnerP
Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 23
Texas, United States
Posted: Mon 28 Aug 2006 08:50 pm GMT   topTop
Bandera rocks (literally). The 100K is two laps of the 50K. It has some nasty climbs (one is actually called The Big Nasty), lots of rocks but also some smooth level sections to get some speed. I've done the 100K all four years it's been on with two 2nd place finishes, a DNF and a win last year. I've done several ultras around Texas and this is the best trail I have run.

If you're new, you may want to give the 25K a try. It's still challenging (it's the 50K loop minus those easy parts I told you about) but it won't take up most your day.
agtxbb
agtxbb
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 16
Texas, United States
Posted: Mon 28 Aug 2006 09:16 pm GMT   topTop
Congratulations on the great finishes!

Question: Considering I'm pretty much a virgin to the sport, the toughest uphill I've encountered in San Antonio is on the Vista Ridge Loop (Fern Del Loop) @ Friendrich Park. Have you had the oportunity to run this trail? And if so, how does it compare to The Big Nasty?
dirtrunner
dirtrunner
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 42
Texas, United States
Posted: Wed 30 Aug 2006 02:42 am GMT   topTop
As of today, TX seems to be the dominate state of ultra runners.
backcountryrunner
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 188
Utah, United States
Posted: Wed 30 Aug 2006 02:55 am GMT   topTop
Sure seems that way on this forum so far! Welcome, dirtrunner.
jimsty
jimsty
Joined: 19 Jul 2009
Posts: 66
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted: Mon 20 Jul 2009 01:24 am GMT   topTop
Good to be around all of you guys. I'm new to the forum but hopefully can contribute my experience and coaching knowledge in one form or another! J
backcountryrunner
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 188
Utah, United States
Posted: Tue 21 Jul 2009 07:19 am GMT   topTop
Welcome to the forum, jimsty! Your experience sounds great and I'm sure there'll be plenty of opportunity to help fellow forum members with their trail running.