Not sure any of you would be interested, but I’ve been following a race all day today. Should have posted about it earlier. At 6am MDT, runners left Silverton, CO, on a 100 mile endurance race through the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. Guess this is an elite group of people that can do stuff I would never think of doing.
The race goes up and down and around through the San Juans and has an elevation change of 60,000 feet, with most of the race over 12,000 feet in elevation. The lowest point is something like 7900 and the highest just over 14,000. As of about 8pm, there is a French guy in the lead, who has been in the lead the entire race. There are a few people close behind, one in particular a little less than a mile back. These people will run through the night just to win this race. I call that insane, but that’s me.
You can read about the race at http://www.hardrock100.com and there is one link at the top of the page that shows the runners position, speed, elevation, etc. It will be interesting to see what kind of times the top ten racers make. The conclusion of the race is 48 hours after the start, which is 6am on Sunday morning. I imagine one of these people that runs all night may make it in under 24 hours.