Runners gathering at just before 6am for the start.
Beth Simpson-Hall our Wasatch Speedgoat team mate
Beth and Deb
This is similar to the photo I took of them at last year's finish
Live action at the start
Climbing up the first hill in the back of the pack
Looking back towards Logan, Utah where we started
Another from higher up
And another even higher up!
Lots of climbing at the Bear
Deb and I followed my low HR of 135 and we were in around last place here
Aid station #1, Logan Peak, around mile 10
Very dry and dusty all day
Deb's having fun today....and will run a personal best in the process!
This is the start of the long downhill into Leatham Hollow
Some guys running (walking) behind us
This was a great downhill trail
Some cowboys herding some cattle on the course.
This is around mile 21
Deb's thinking "Wow, cool!" (Deb is a Texan)
They surrounded us...
Now going around and behind us...only in the west!
Richard's Hollow at 23 miles
Erica and Allie, 2 women from Montana! Both finished...
The sheep herder
Oh, there are two in there!
Back to running, deb's gone!
Cowley canyon, around mile 30.
Getting a little hot, but the breeze helped
Margaret Heaphy, who will be pacing Allie Wood
More sheep....and the dogs, who were woofin' at us
Nice single track
Right Hand Fork, Mile 37
Last year I was really sick here and lied down in the river
Some of the aid station volunteers wanted in on the action
On our way out of Right Hand Fork, 7.8 miles to the next one.
There was some road in the race
Deb still having fun in the hot sun
The turn off the road back onto trail
Logan River alongside
My turn, Deb insisted
Stop and take a picture and Deb's gone again!
A sample of what we were running through, very nice.
At Temple Fork, mile 45 just before heading up a 5 mile hill...
We changed shoes and socks and filled the bellies before the 5 mile climb coming up...it will be dark at the next aid station.
Jamsheed....Grand slammer and rocky mountain slammer.
8 100's in 3 months! Here he rests before the long climb.
Temple Fork before we leave
Mooo! There were free range cattle everywhere!
Huge conglomerate boulder
Cattle in the night
This is after running around 12 hours through the night.
We're finally in Idaho and picked up Sue Johnston along the way...
Oh and it was really cold during the night, around 20 degrees!
Gibson Basin, mile 81....very cold.
Sue Johnston had joined us at mile 51 and ran the 2nd half with us...as you can see we were all very tired at this point. I think this was Beaver Creek, mile 85.
Deb was waiting for me on every hill, the altitude was now starting to bother me having come from 500'.
First view of Bear lake beyond the trees
This is a view of Bear Lake, where we finish.
Heading down to the finish, about 3 miles away.
This is my attempt to capture the experience of finishing the Bear 100.
32 hours, 6 minutes, 78th place.
Here's a photo Chris Scott took of us crossing the line.
Speedgoats...Steve, Deb, Cory and Jody.