Could 13, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRArgentina and Australia, Thunderbunny and Hellbender.

It was a world weekend with otherworldly performances, and we’re operating it down.

Transvulcania – La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Ultramarathon 72k

iRunFar was fast on the sooner race particulars.

The island traverse went for 45 miles on an up-and-down course that accrued 14,000 ft of elevation acquire.


Ruth Croft (New Zealand) went to the entrance early and outpaced a aggressive chase from three-time winner Ida Nilsson (Sweden, lives in Norway). Croft completed in 8:02 and it was a brand new course document.

Nilsson edged out Sunmaya Budha (Nepal) for second, as the 2 ran 8:16 and eight:20. Croft gapped Nilsson and Budha, and Nilsson and Budha, in flip, gapped the remainder of the sector, too. Nilsson has seven weeks till the Western States 100, the place she was seventh a 12 months in the past.

The ladies’s high 10 was:

  1. Ruth Croft (New Zealand) – 8:02
  2. Ida Nilsson (Sweden, lives in Norway) – 8:16
  3. Sunmaya Budha (Nepal) – 8:20
  4. Ekaterina Mityaeva (Andorra) – 8:40
  5. Hannah Allgood (U.S.) – 8:43
  6. Marianne Hogan (Canada) – 8:51
  7. Katharina Hartmuth (Germany) – 8:57
  8. Azara García (Spain) – 9:14
  9. Marina Cugnetto (Italy) – 9:18
  10. Keely Henninger (U.S.) – 9:23
Ruth Croft celebrating her win at the 2024 Transvulcania Ultramarathon.

Ruth Croft celebrating her win on the 2024 Transvulcania Ultramarathon. Picture courtesy of Transvulcania.


Jon Albon (U.Okay., lives in Norway) ran away from the boys’s chasers on the way in which to the 50-kilometer excessive level, and he was out of attain the remainder of the way in which. Albon completed in 7:03, and he too is seven weeks away from the Western States 100. It’ll be his debut for the 100-mile distance.

Dmitry Mityaev (Andorra) and Tom Evans (U.Okay.) charged late, however when Albon couldn’t be caught, the 2 completed collectively in 7:05.

The whole males’s high 10 was:

  • 1. Jon Albon (U.Okay., lives in Norway) – 7:03
  • T-2. Dmitry Mityaev (Andorra) – 7:05
  • T-2. Tom Evans (U.Okay.) – 7:05
  • 4. Jeshurun Small (U.S.) – 7:10
  • 5. Ionel Manole (Spain) – 7:19
  • 6. Ben Stout (U.S.) – 7:19
  • 7. Manuel Anguita (Spain) – 7:20
  • 8. Pere Aurell (Spain) – 7:27
  • 9. Antoine Thiriat (France) – 7:39
  • 10. Tobias Geiser (Italy) – 7:39
Jon Albon - 2024 Transvulcania Ultramarathon - first man - high up on course

Jon Albon within the lead in La Palma’s excessive nation. Picture courtesy of Transvulcania.

Marathon 43k

The ladies’s marathon ran shut on the high. Barely three minutes separated girls’s one and two Gemma Arenas (Spain) and Ines Astrain (Spain). The pair completed in 4:35 and 4:38, respectively. Kim Schreiber (Germany) was third in 4:44.

And the boys’s podium was much more tightly packed. Francisco Jose Anguita (Spain) beat Peter Fraňo (Slovakia) for the win, 3:44 to three:48, and Milly Dos Santos Lopes (Cape Verde) was solely 42 seconds behind Fraňo in third additionally in 3:48.

Full outcomes.

Extremely-Path Snowdonia by UTMB – Wales, U.Okay.

UTS 100 Mile

The occasion’s longest race went 104 miles with 31,167 ft of elevation acquire, and that problem led to nicely over half of the 260 starters dropping earlier than the end. How cool should the uncommon Northern Lights prevalence in a single day have been although, for the lucky group in a position to catch sight.

The troublesome course vastly unfold out the ladies. Rachel Fawcett (U.Okay.) received in 34:10, Maria Pijoan (Spain) was second in 39:47, with Corine Kagerer (Switzerland) and Nikki Arthur (U.Okay.) each ending in 41:12 for a third-place tie.

Mark Darbyshire (U.Okay.) was nicely away from his chasers within the males’s run. Darbyshire completed in 23:41, and second- and third-place Andy Berry (U.Okay.) and Michael Dunstan (Australia) got here subsequent in 25:18 and 25:45.

aurora borealis - 2024 Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB

The aurora borealis graced runners at  the 2024 Extremely-Path Snowdonia by UTMB. Picture: UTMB

UTS 100k

The 64-mile race totaled a burly 20,997 ft of elevation acquire. These programs are robust.

Ladies’s winner Aleksandra Narkowicz (Poland) outpaced the remainder of the ladies by 50 minutes in 16:16. Tess Elias (U.Okay.) and Georgina Lewis (U.Okay.) trailed in 17:06 and 17:57, respectively.

Italians Philipp Ausserhofer and Daniel Jung tied for the win in 12:41. Gautier Bonnecarrere (France) was third in 12:55.

UTS 50k

The 34 miler was fairly aggressive too. There have been 10,826 ft of elevation acquire on this one.

Henriette Albon (Norway) dominated the ladies’s race. She was practically an hour forward of everybody else in 6:39. Twin sisters Lina and Sanna El Kott (Sweden) had been subsequent in 7:35 and seven:36, respectively.

It was shut, however nobody bought in beneath six hours within the males’s race. Brennan Townshend (U.Okay.) was first in 6:01. Michele Meridio (Italy) and Harry Jones (U.Okay.) podiumed with 6:08 and 6:11 marks.

Full outcomes.

Valhöll by UTMB – Belgrano, Argentina

The roughly 76-mile mountain run went up and down for 16,473 ft of acquire.

The fields had been largely from the host nation, however Tara Fraga (U.S.) scored the ladies’s win in 20:12. Belen Barrera (Argentina) and Laura Gordiola (Argentina) had been second and third in 20:36 and 20:51.

As with the ladies’s race, many of the high males’s finishers got here from Argentina too. Gabriel Rueda (Argentina) received in 14:27, 10 minutes higher than Ludovic Pommeret (France). Sergio Gustavo Pereyra (Argentina) was third in in 14:46.

Full outcomes.

Valhöll by UTMB - runner and horses

Runners and horses are a part of the panorama on the Valhöll by UTMB. Picture: UTMB

Cocodona 250 Mile – Flagstaff, Arizona

Dang, that was good! The practically 250-mile race with 40,000 ft of climbing got here all the way down to the ultimate miles and hours. iRunFar earlier wrote in regards to the thrilling end.


The 2023 third-placer and 200-mile all-star Mika Thewes pushed to an enormous lead on the race’s second day and led as late as mile 233 earlier than operating into bother. Rachel Entrekin regained the lead on evening three and bumped into Flagstaff in 73:31 because the first-place finisher. Entrekin had earlier received a bunch of 100 milers, and totaled 212 miles on the December 2023 Throughout the Years 48-hour race.

Manu Vilaseca (Brazil, lives in Spain) bought previous Thewes too and was second in 78:04. Thewes recovered sufficient to carry onto third in 79:30.

It could possibly be a fast turnaround for Thewes. She’s signed up for the Tahoe 200 Mile in June.

Rachel Entrekin - 2024 Cocodona 250 Mile champion running

Rachel Entrekin on her technique to profitable the 2024 Cocodona 250 Mile. Picture: Howie Stern


The boys left it ’until late too. Harry Subertas ran down longtime chief Jeff Browning within the remaining miles and completed in 59:50. Browning was second in 60:19, and Arlen Glick was third in 61:46.

As with Thewes, Subertas too is registered for the June Tahoe 200 Mile however he additionally has each the August Bigfoot 200 Mile and October Moab 240 Mile on his calendar.

It was barely a 12 months in the past that Glick was finest identified for his frequent 12- and 13-hour 100-mile runs, and he’s actually modified that up with finishes on the Western States 100, Hardrock 100, Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile, and now the super-long Cocodona 250 Mile.

Full outcomes.

Harry Subertas - 2024 Cocodona 250 Mile champion

Harry Subertas received the 2024 Cocodona 250 Mile by way of a come-from-behind efficiency the place he solely took over the race lead with just a few miles left within the race. Picture: Howie Stern

Extra Races and Runs

European Masters Off-Street Operating Championships – Madeira, Portugal

I swear, Madeira versus the Canary Islands is among the finest geographic rivalries in path operating. This occasion had an 8k mountain run, a vertical kilometer race, and a 33k path run unfold throughout three days.

Barbara Taibon (Austria) received the mountain race in 1:01, with outcomes for the boys’s race not but posted.

The Vertical race was the second of the weekend and Monica Carl (Germany) bought to the highest first in 46:40. Males’s winner Martin Alvarez-Espinar (Spain) hit the excessive level in 41:04.

Sunday’s lengthy course noticed a small girls’s area led by Karen Freitag (Austria) in 3:58 and Shaban Mustafa (Bulgaria) forward of the boys in 2:55.

Full outcomes.

Margaret River Ultramarathon – Wilyabrup, Australia

The 50-mile course goes point-to-point alongside the coast in western Australia. Up entrance, it was all Australians. Jayme Bergman and Josh Tighe received in 7:45 and seven:19. Kate Baker and Ben Leeson received the accompanying marathon in 4:07 and three:48. Full outcomes.

2024 Margaret River Ultramarathon

Not a nasty trying spot for an ultramarathon on the 2024 Margaret River Ultramarathon. Picture: Fast Ascent/Photos4Sale

Elk Beaver Ultras – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Rosheen Lord and Matt Houlzet made it round 10 laps of the 10k course sooner than anybody else to win the 100k races in 12:53 and 9:46, respectively. Katrina Sawan and Cole Czuchnicki went rather less crazy in profitable the 50-mile occasion in 9:40 and seven:51.

Within the 50k, Catrin Jones bettered Beverly Anderson-Abbs’ girls’s 45-49 age group Canadian document of three:44:13 with a time of three:42:27 en path to an general win. Riley Johnson bested the boys’s area in 4:08.

Catrin Jones - 2024 Elk Beaver 50k - first woman

Catrin Jones after setting a girls’s 45-49 age group Canadian document on the 2024 Elk Beaver 50k. Picture: Darcy Kernel

Tiger Claw – Issaquah, Washington

The Tiger Claw 50k has 9,000 ft of climb and options three totally different ascents and a standard descent, and runners get to decide on the order wherein they deal with the ascents. The Tiger Claw Ascent is a 2.5-mile, 2,500-foot uphill race.

Audrey Lawrence and Andrew Bachman received the 50k in 6:00 and 4:54, respectively. Within the Ascent, Ladia Albertson-Junkans and Joseph Grey received in 36:10 and 28:31. It was Grey’s second straight win on the race. Full outcomes.

Tillamook Burn Path Run – Timber, Oregon

The three-day occasion included 20-mile, 50-mile, and 50k races on consecutive days within the Tillamook State Forest. Kaitlyn Peale and Andrew Bumbalough received the opening day’s 20-mile race in 3:13 and a pair of:40.

Married couple Rachel Drake and Tyler Inexperienced received the Saturday 50 miler in 8:13 and 6:51.

And in Sunday’s 50k, it was Barrett Grey and Justin Grunewald that ran 5:00 and 4:12 for victory.

Full outcomes.

Quiksilver 100k – San Jose, California

Race winners Teresa Kaiser and Steven Kool completed in 11:35 and 9:06, respectively. It was the tenth 12 months for the 100k, run by way of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Full outcomes.

Monitor Fest – Los Angeles, California

Anna Gibson ran 4:10 in her warmth of the 1,500 meters to complete third, and Allie Ostrander was fourth within the high warmth of the three,000-meter steeplechase in 9:32. Full outcomes.

(In 2023, Ostrander was suspended for 4 months after testing constructive for canrenone, a metabolite of spironolactone, after it was decided that she mistakenly took the drug with out first acquiring a World Anti-Doping Company Therapeutic Use Exemption.)

Pauite Meadows 50k – Susanville, California

Cara Sullivan scored victory for the ladies in 5:45 and Connor Fisher set a brand new males’s course document in 3:55. Full outcomes.

Sedona Canyons 125 Mile – Flagstaff, Arizona

The race ran alongside the again half of the Cocodona 250 Mile. Katherine Edwards and Michael Greer bought to the end first in 30:21 and 26:36. Full outcomes.

Jemez Mountain – Los Alamos, New Mexico

The 2024 Jemez Mountain Runs 50 Mile, 50k, and 15 Mile can be remembered for his or her loopy storms, which introduced lightning, rain, and hail, forcing the occasion to halt the 50 miler and plenty of runners to drop to be able to keep secure. Although official outcomes aren’t on-line because the race group kinds out the weather-induced chaos, we all know that Isabella Poulos and Joshua Mirth received the 50k in 5:55 and 4:53, respectively. We’ll replace this as we study extra. Full outcomes (when obtainable).

2024 Jemez Mountain 50k - women's podium

The ladies’s podium on the 2024 Jemez Mountain 50k (left to proper): 1, Isabella Poulos, 2. Sara Boughner, and three. Tsaina Mahlen. Picture: Tom Stockton

Quad Rock – Fort Collins, Colorado

Leah Yingling and Tyler Fox received the 50 miler in 9:00 and seven:39, respectively. Fox received with lower than a minute lead on defending champ Ryan Montgomery. The course climbs 11,000 ft throughout six main climbs.

Imogen Ainsworth and Kyle Leto had been tops within the 25 miler at 3:55 and three:29. Ainsworth’s time was the race’s second-fastest in its 14-year historical past, and Leto solely gained the lead on the ultimate climb.

Full outcomes.

Flower Moon – Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Nicole Laughton was first girl and first general within the 50 miler at 8:48. Steve Kohler was the boys’s winner in 9:23. Full outcomes.

Ice Age Path – La Grange, Wisconsin

The longtime race noticed Katia Wanish and Sidney Noble win over 50 miles in 7:38 and 6:17. For Noble, it was a repeat victory after final 12 months’s 6:32 end. The 50k champs Caroline Inexperienced and Dana Riederer completed the path in 4:58 and 4:13. Full outcomes.

Sidney Noble - 2024 Ice Age 50 Mile - first man

Sidney Noble profitable the 2024 Ice Age 50 Mile. Picture: Kris Hinrichs Images

Thunderbunny 50k – Athens, Ohio 

The seventh-year race exhibits off Strouds Run State Park within the Appalachian foothills. Becca Holtkamp received the ladies’s race in 5:53 and Joshua Park scored a brand new course document in 3:44. Full outcomes.

Becca Holtkamp - 2024 Thunderbunny 50k - first woman

Becca Holtkamp having fun with a fantastic spring day on her technique to profitable the 2024 Thunderbunny 50k. Picture: Standing Rock Media

Glacier Ridge 50/50 – Portersville, Pennsylvania

The races occur within the inexperienced foliage and spring wildflowers of the Moraine State Park and Jennings Environmental Training Heart. The 50k winners Anna Balouris and Dean Banko completed in 4:55 and 4:52, and 50-mile leaders Melissa Goodman and Jeffrey Adams got here by way of in 10:30 and seven:53. Full outcomes.

Daybreak to Nightfall Monitor Race – Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Nora Jodrey and Michael DeGeorge received the 24-hour monitor race with 127.25 and 140.92 miles. Full outcomes.

Hoof It on the Hill 52k – Cherry Creek, New York

The second-year race had a small area led by Allayva Stier and Luke Wolfling in 5:41 and 5:00. Full outcomes.

Hellbender 100 Mile – Outdated Fort, North Carolina 

Meg Landymore and Sondre Stier Thorbergsen (Norway) received the Black Mountain journey in 26:54 and 20:44, a brand new course document. Full outcomes.

Meg Landymore - 2024 Hellbender 100 Mile - first woman

Meg Landymore stepping her technique to victory on the 2024 Hellbender 100 Mile. Picture: Pete Schreiner

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Was that good for you too? I adore it when there’s such a mixture of races on the weekend.

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