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Doug Nurock

climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 22, 2014 - 07:28am PT
The first Tahoe 200 mile ultra run is slated to kick off from Homewood on Friday September 5th. The route circumnavigates Lake Tahoe and ends back at Homewood concluding Tuesday September 9th.

This is a major ultra event and is drawing athletes from all over the globe.

For anyone that would like to be a part of history, volunteers are still desperately needed to make this happen. Aid station staff, pacers, drivers, medical support, timing staff, you name it we can use it.

If you are interested in helping out please contact the Race Director Candice Burt, at Candice@tahoe 200.com or the Volunteer Coordinator Richard Kresser, at Volunteer@Tahoe200.com

For more info on this amazing event go to Tahoe200.com

Doug Nurock

climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2014 - 05:59am PT
Bump for the Ultra 200.

No comments from the ST gallery?
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:12am PT
That must be grueling.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:43am PT

No comments from the ST gallery?

ST will commend this outstanding event and applaud those who endeavor to complete this course.

The truth is,

The harmful effects to the athletes who participate in this activity is disturbing. How modern society can foster such self-scourging sadists is incomprehensible. I will participate in any intervention attempts that can be organized. PM me to buy a "You can be Saved from Yourself" t-shirts, $15 each to help raise awareness
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:48am PT
| sed -e "s/sadist/masochist/"
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
Common guys! Real Science usually involves testing to destruction.
Medical types are drooling in anticipation of some 1st class data
siphoned out of collapsed ultra-marathoners.

Most climbers who have pulled over the top of some test piece and collapsed
in exhaustion never had the benefit of a medical team pouncing on them to
with needles and butt thermometers to measure 'real EAC data.!

EAC = exercise-associated collapse


1)evaluate the characteristics of runners with exercise-associated
collapse!

2)study the time of onset of collapse, temperature, cardiovascular status,
and incidence of readily identifiable medical conditions of those
in the process of collapsing during the run.

3)majority (85%) of runners with EAC collapsed after they had completed
the race; Yes most cases of EAC (85%) occur after the finish line!;
runners collapsing during the race are more likely to have a readily
identifiable medical condition than runners collapsing after the finish
line; (iii) runners collapse most frequently near cutoff times for medals
and race closure times; and (iv) 16% of EAC casualties and 19% of control
runners have identifiable biochemical abnormalities.


Maybe these studies will lead to better sports drinks and nutrition bars.


Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Looks ambitious - I hope you have fun while handling all the logistics.

How many runners registered, and how many met the qualifiers in time?
I could not find this on the site.
Via google I found that 200 people registered, and 74 were selected via lottery.
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/12590516-113/tahoe-200-mile-run
The current entrants are at 88 plus a wait list - found on the facebook page.
http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhpqK6ZwJB4YdFE4dEUtbURIamxMRlktYjFlT2JNSGc&usp=sharing#gid=0
There was an $850 entrance fee (computed from the 60% refund amount).

The Italian version is amazing - so many people registered (2195 + the pros). Maybe 400 made the qualifiers?
http://www.tordesgeants.it/iscrizione/

As a climber, I had to kind of laugh at the "required gear" (sorry, I know there are reasons for it).
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 23, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
There was an $850 entrance fee (computed from the 60% refund amount).

Sheesh really,
that's what I paid for my first car.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 23, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
did it make it 200 miles?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
$850 seems like a lot to a climber, unless you are going to do an 8000m peak or something.
But marathons often have substantial entrance fees, and this is the only 200 mile event in the US (and the first time it is being run).
With all the support people and work required to get permits to run the race, you could think of the fee as more like climbing with a guide.

Compare to the Badwater Ultra (135 mile, Death Valley to Whitney Portal), where the entry fee is $995.
http://www.badwater.com/reg.html

The current entry fee to the Western States 100 is $370.
http://www.wser.org/frequently-asked-questions/
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 23, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
think the fee as more like climbing with a guide.
Never have, and never will.
I'm a DIY type.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 23, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
Brutal

Ultra runners know pain
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
With all the support people and work required to get permits to run the race, you could think of the fee as more like climbing with a guide.

I've done some centuries on the bike, and it's always hard to get over the fees. I try think of it as riding with a caterer. I gain weight on those things.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 23, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Because running 200 hundred miles on flat terrain is too light?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
On a somewhat similar distance, Leor Pantilat just set the FKT (Fastest Known Time) for the John Muir Trail (Whitney Portal to Happy Isles), 223 miles in under 80 hours (3d 7h 36m, supported):
http://www.irunfar.com/2014/08/leor-pantilats-supported-john-muir-trail-fkt-report.html

Leor is a climber and has also set FKTs for Mt. Olympus (Olympic National Park, WA), and the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
Wish I was in shape, and had sponsors; that's 4 times the farthest I've run. But I'd do it, be slow, and be happy about the whole thing.
Good luck on this!
Barbarian

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
I completed a 50 mile road run to celebrate my 21st birthday. I'm 55 now and still have not forgotten how wiped I was at the end of that thing.

I'm gonna skip this one (yeah...like I could run anywhere near that far now).
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 26, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
already have a Tahoe ultra, The Western States from Squaw to Auburn,

do we really need another?

may as well start another Markleville Death Ride,
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
I'm stoked on Ultra Runners! It's like a throw back to WBITD (Way Back In The Day).

Go get it!!!

Doug Nurock

climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2014 - 09:11am PT
A little over a week to go until this kicks off.

Still looking for volunteers.

With so few runners spread out over such a long distance the logistics to pull this off are tough. Anyone interested in helping out would be welcome.

You don't have to commit to days on end, even a few hours would be great.

Anyone interested in pacing, should know you don't have to be fast, most runners will be moving between 2-5mph and toward the end they may be slowing down to a crawl. Just need to keep punch drunk runners headed in the right direction.

As to why? As climbers haven't we seen the bar continually being raised? Nose in a day, to nose in a few hours. One El Cap route in a day to multiple? Nose and Half Dome to Nose, Half Dome and Watkins? We are all testing our limits.

Support and positive energy goes a long way.

Hope to see some of you out there.
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