The British Columbia Ultra and Trail Running Record: First and Fastest

It is about time that I updated this list of epic awesomeness: first and fastest running adventures; and milestones of ultra running races (at bottom).

Post your updates, additions, and corrections or send them to David Crerar at jeldac99 ‘at’ gmail.com.

http://www.clubfatass.com/blog/david-crerar/british-columbia-ultra-and-trail-running-record-first-and-fastest

 

This is a project that I’ve been thinking about for a while, and that I decided to put together yesterday as I slopped through the mud of the Juan de Fuca Trail.

In the interests of brevity, I’ll limit the list to trail runs of ultra distance or trails that otherwise feel like ultras due to their elevation change (hello, Howe Sound Crest Trail!).
Please help verify and expand this Record!: send additions and corrections to David Crerar at jeldac ‘at’ shaw.ca.
May this prompt some epic adventures!
 Robbins (& crew Castillo) after 1-day WCT & JDF run

The British Columbia Ultra and Trail Running Record:

First and Fastest

  • * = also the speed record
Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail: 420K: Quesnel – Bella Coola
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Baden Powell Trail: 50K: Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver – Deep Cove, North Vancouver (Kneeknacker)
  • 1st: Enzo Federico,  Louis Briere, David Brown, Tom Brown, Gavin Cameron, Shane Collins, Rob Hartvikson, Brendan Kennelly 8:30 (24 June 1989) ##
  • Fastest: Aaron Heidt 4:39:52 (11 July 2009, Kneeknacker Race) ##
  • Fastest Female: Ellie Green­wood 5:06:09 (10 July 2010 Kneeknacker Race)  ##
  • Double BP Trail (Vancouver 100K)
o       1st: Mike Wardas & Randy Hunter c. 21:00 (c. 18 June 2000)
o       Fastest: Ryan Conroy 14:54 (5 June 2010, Vancouver 100K) ##
o       Fastest Female: Carolyn Goluza 17:00 (5 June 2010, Vancouver 100K) ##
  • Triple BP Trail (150K)
o       1st: ______ (___)
o       Fastest: ______ (___)
o       Fastest Female: ______ (___)
  • Baden Powell 100M (Triple BP + 10Miles: back to Mountain Highway)
o       1st: ______ (___)
o       Fastest: ______ (___)
o       Fastest Female: ______ (___)
  • Baden Powell 50K winter mostly-snow traverse
    • 1st: Peter Watson: _________ March 2010 *

Chilkoot Pass Trail 53.1K: Dyea, near Skagway, Alaska – Bennett, BC

  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Cowichan Valley Trail: 47K: Shawnigan Lake to Lake Cowichan  Route
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Galloping Goose Trail: 55K: Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria – Leechtown, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Great Northern Rail Trail: 48K: Salmo to Nelson Route
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Hesquiat Peninsula Trail: 50K: Escalante – Boat Basin, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Howe Sound Crest Trail: 32K: Cypress Bowl Parking lot – HSCT trailhead near Porteau Cove, Highway 99
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Indian Arm Trail: 70K: Mount Seymour – Buntzen Lake
  • 1st:  Murray Comley 3 days (18-20 October 2003)*
  • Fastest Male: _____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Juan de Fuca Trail: 47K: Jordan River – Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: Frank Wolf & Kevin Vallely 6:16 (July 2000)
  • Fastest Male: Shawn Nelson 5:28 (_____2009) ##
  • Fastest Female: Carolyn Goluza 6:50 (_____2009) ##
  • Double JDF Trail 94K:
o       1st: Randy Duncan 18:30 (7 May 2010)*
o       Fastest Female:__________
Mount Edziza Provincial Park traverse: 75K: Buckley – Mowdade Lake
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Naikoon Trail: 125K: Misty Meadows – McIntyre Bay, Queen Charlotte Islands
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Nootka Trail: 50K: Ferrer Point – Yuquot, Nootka Island
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
North Coast Trail/Cape Scott Trail: 60K: Shushartie Bay – San Josef Bay, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: Jeff Hunt & Bob Wall 11:00 (opening day: May 10, 2008)*
  • Fastest Male: Jeff Hunt & Bob Wall 11:00 (opening day: May 10, 2008)
  • Fastest Female:__________
North Shore (of Vancouver) peaks (all) in one year
  • 1st: David Crerar July 4 – November 1, 2009 (44 peaks, Bagger Challenge)* ##
Okanagan High Rim Trail 50K : Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park – Oyama (Philpot Road off of Highway #33)
  • 1st: Aaron Heidt 6:12 (7 November 2009)*
  • Fastest Female:__________
Slocan Valley Rail Trail: 50K: Slocan – Slocan Junction Route

  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver

  • most continuous laps (male): __________
  • most continuous laps (female): __________
Stein Valley Trail: 95K: Fraser River (Lytton) – Lizzie Lake
  • 1st: Frank Wolf & Kevin Vallely & Nicky Hastings 30:00 (August 2000)
  • Fastest Males: Pat Walsh, Randy Rankin, Neil Ambrose  27:30 (August 2006)
  • Fastest Female:__________
Sunshine Coast Trail: 178K: Sarah Point – Saltery Bay, Sunshine Coast 
  • 1st: Ean Jackson: 23:50 (3-4 July 2004)*
  • Fastest Female:__________
Trans-Canada Trail
  • longest continuous run (male): __________
  • longest continuous run (female): __________
Vancouver Island: VI Spine: 700K: North Coast-South Coast: 

 

 

  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
Vancouver Island: West Coast-East Coast
  • 1st: ________________
  • Fastest Male: ____________
  • Fastest Female:__________
West Coast Trail: 75K: Port Renfrew (west shore, Gordon River) – Pacheena Bay trailhead, Bamfield, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: ______ & ______ (“two servicemen”: who?) 18 hours (some time before September 1983): ##
  • Fastest: 1. Gary Robbins 10:08 (4 August 2010); 2. Frank Wolf & Kevin Vallely 10:13 (24 July 1997) ##
  • Fastest Female:__________
West Coast Trail & Juan de Fuca Trail: 130K: Pacheena Bay trailhead, Bamfield – Jordan River, Vancouver Island
  • 1st: Gary Robbins 23:40 (4 August 2007)* ##
  • Fastest Female:__________

 

24-Hour Relay (Easter Seals, Central Park, Burnaby)

  • Farthest distance: Glenn Pace 109.2K (20 June 2009) ##
  • Farthest Female:__________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Columbia Runner Ultra Milestones*

 

100-time ultra finishers  (and first race and  #100 race names and dates)

  • Ryne Melcher: 140 (June 2010) 1st: Make-A-Wish 25-hour April 1995;  100th: Run for the Toad 50k October 2005
  • Gail Forshaw: 121 (June 2010) 1st: Knee Knacker July 1991; 100th: Diez Vista, April 2007
  • Karl Jensen:  133 (June 2010) 1st: Sri Chinmoy 50M March 1992; 100th: Diez Vista 50K April 2008
  • Gail Bazely: 121 (June 2010)
  • Lori Alexander: 114 (June 2010)
  • Moe Boileau: 109 (June 2010)
  • Brian VanOene: 108 (June 2010)
  • Gilles Barbeau: 106 (June 2010) 1st: Kneeknacker June 1999; 50th: Haney to Harrison 2007; 100th: North Shore Enduro 50K May 2009
  • Ean Jackson: 100 (June 2010) 1st: Ultraman Hawaii June 1990; 100th: New Year’s Day Fatass 50K January 2010

50-time ultra finishers (and first race and #50 race names and dates)

  • Bruce Grant
  • Matt Sessions ?
  • Rob Lang ?
  • Sally Marcellus ?
  • Ron Adams ?
  • Al Harman ?
  • Barry Hopkins ?
  • Rob Grant ?
  • John Machray ?
  • Bill Dagg ?
  • George Forshaw: 82 (June 2010) 1st: Knee Knacker in July 1991;50th: _______
  • Rick Arikado: 1st: Knee Knacker 50K July 1992; 50th: Knee Knacker 50K July 2008
  • Glenn Pace: 1st: Knee Knacker 50K, July 2002; 50th: Frosty Mountain 50K, Sept 2009
  • Neil Ambrose 1st: Diez Vista April 2004; 50th: Vancouver 100 January 2010
  • David Crerar: 1st: Dirty Duo 50K March 2003; 50th: Orcas Island 50K, February 2010

50-time 100-mile ultra finishers  (and first race and #50 race names and dates)

 

20-time 100-mile ultra finishers  (and first race and #20 race names and dates)

 

  • Karl Jensen: 1st: Western States June 1993; 20th: Bighorn June 2005
  • Gilles Barbeau: 1st: Western States June 2006; 20th: Stormy August 2009

 

* Entirely honour system, but recommended criteria and definitions of ultra races (no counting training runs, private runs, flash events, non-race adventure runs, treadmill runs, imaginary runs, splitting a 100 miler into two ultras, pacing duties, almost-there DNFs, long bike rides, watching movies about ultras, etc.) can be found at: http://www.marathonmaniacs.com/faq_criteria.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s