Void of DNFs in Results, Race Directing, and Andrea Feucht

Heavy show today, right down to a little glam rock intro.  Today Gary David, Andrea Feucht, and myself (Tim Long, duh) chat about several things, including DNFs not showing up in results, both in individual races and in accumulated race results like Ultrasignup.  We also discuss various aspects of race directing and some other topics like overcrowding in ultras.  Download us in iTunes and take us with you on your runs this weekend.  Thanks for listening.

-Tim

FM Show: Are 100 Milers Competitive or Unhealthy?

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Tim topping out on one of the big climbs at mile 27 of the Zion 100.  Photo Jill Parker

Welcome to Elevation Trail and this edition of the FM Show with Footfeathers Tim Long and Matt Copeland.  Today I recap my Zion 100 mile race that took place over the weekend, which leads us to the discussion of whether 100s can really be competitive or are they simply a challenge of survival to reach the finish line as the main goal?  Also, we talk about the physical and possible mental damage racing 100 milers can cause.  Matt wonders whether I’m serious about giving up 100s.

Please leave a comment with your opinion or question and we’ll address it in our next show.  Thanks for listening!