Category: Race Reports

Bandera 100km – I may have hit rock bottom

“No whiners, wimps, or wusses. A trail of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites.” Tejas Trails, Bandera Trail Races website. The above statement is accurate; I ran the 50k race last year and experienced that rugged and brutal terrain and beauty.  I swore I would never come back and do this



Brazos Bend 50 mile run

I ran the 50-miler at Brazos Bend 100 (BB100) on Saturday December 4th.  BB100 is what the race company calls the event, including having that event name on the medal, even if there are other shorter distances; we have the same medals for all events (also had 50miler, 26.2 miles, and 13.1 miles distances, in



Pass the baton! Ragnar Relays Trail Edition

In all my years of running – road racing, trails, and ultras – I have never ran a Ragnar Relay race… till now. My team ran Ragnar Relays TX trail edition, in Comfort, TX this past weekend.  This is when I truly saw that running is not always an individual sport. Our team pushed hard



Women’s Clay Extravaganza

I had my first experience of a shooting competition this weekend, a different athletic event than my usual running and triathlon.  I’m very impressed with the caliber/skills, and the diversity in age of the women in this event.  This annual event, Women’s Clay Extravaganza, is organized by A Girl and A Gun, a women’s shooting



A Memorable Time in the PNW: The Bigfoot 200 Experience

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ― John Bingham My friend participated at Bigfoot 200, a footrace that takes one through beautiful forests, majestic mountains, and dangerous lava fields and volcanoes, in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  The race was held on 8/13-8/17/2021.  In a non-typical