Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Images from Bighorn 100. I promise I will write my race report soon. I am still so amazed at the beauty in the Bighorn mountains.

I'm sorry to all you runners who were planning on running WST 100 this weekend. It's a bummer the race was canceled but it was for the safety of the runners , volunteers and crews. The trail will be there waiting for you all next year.





13 comments:

mary said...

Hi catra! I'm wondering about the arrangements of ultra competitions i us... Do you run all the time or do you carry tent, food etc with you?
In the northest part of sweden we have an ultra challenge in the mountains, and everybody carries their own backpacks along the steep trail (about 2-4 kilo luggage if you compete, up to 15 kilo if you just walk). All in all the trail is 110 kilometers, about 70 miles. The fastest runner did the distance in 13 hours last year, but for others, who walk the whole time, the distance can take 4 days... =)

Old Man and mid pack runner said...

great pictures. read Davy Crocketts race report yesterday. that place sounds awesome.
www.crockettclan.org/blog/

HERC DRIVER said...

Congrats!!!!!! Can't wait to see your pics!!! I'm guessing they cancelled the WST due to the fires. I hear Cali is burning up.......

Love ya!!!!!

Tom

socalrunnergirl said...

those are gorgeous pictures. wow!

Jon said...

Yeah, WS100 will be waiting next year...but I can only imagine all the pent-up frustration of those who have trained long and hard for that event (not to mention having to be a 2-time loser for the lottery to get in) is going to turn a few into what I equate to - A Viagra-induced, 16-year old boy visiting the Playboy Mansion on trampoline night. Someone is going to explode in a horrible mess and I definately don't want to be in the blast zone of that!

Victoria said...

Beautiful pics-- this plus Hardrock have become my "5 years or less" dream runs...like if everything goes according to plan. Nice run though...

Catra said...

Hi Mary these aren't staged race's they give you so many hours and there are cutoffs. This race gave you 34 hours to finish. You run/hike as fast as you can to the finish.

We don't really have to many staged races in the US. I did Marathon des Sables in Morocco and it was a 150 mile staged race through the dessert it was 6 days.
Thanks for stopping by.
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Old man-
Thanks. I love Davy's race reports I will read his from this year.
It is an awesome course.
Catra

Catra said...

Hey Tom-
Yep the fires are just way to close and looks like by Saturday it will be on the course.
Catra

Oh thanks, yeah this is a bad fire year.

Catra said...

Hey Jess-
Thanks hope you are well.
XOXO,
Catra

Catra said...

Jon-
LOL...That's funny.
Catra

Brian said...

Beautiful photos Catra!

HERC DRIVER said...

Very proud of you!!! I'm in New Jersey right now, but I'm doing a triathalon with my Wife when I get back! It'll be my first. I'm really excited about us doing it together!!! :)