Speaker Event - How Foolish Can You Be? - Why We Run 100-Milers

29 Apr 2008 19:00
29 Apr 2008 21:00

Join the "Fools" (Karl Jensen, Chad Hyson, Gilles Barbeau and John Machray), friend of the Fools Lucinda Iglesias, STORMY 100-mile Run RD Wendy Montgomery, folks from Kintec Footlabs, Club Fat Ass, a few friends and curious for an evening of tales from the fringe of ultrarunning: the 100-miler.

The Fools claim to be absolutely normal, yet they run 100-milers... apparently on a whim. Isn't that an oxymoron? How do they do it? Why do they do it? Could you run 100-miles, too? Why might you want to?

There will be entertaining stories about long distance trail running, some more foolish than others, that will have you itching to lace up your trail shoes. Even if you rather have a root canal than run 100 miles, you'll appreciate the humour and insights into what makes these "fools" keep on going (and going, and going....) You'll also hear why running a 100-miler is the easy part when you learn what it takes to "crew" a 100-mile runner.



Inspired to get out on the trails and run like Forrest Gump, you'll also get the opportunity to learn about STORMY, the only 100-mile run in BC. To a backdrop of photos of the spectacular course in and around Squamish, RD Wendy Montgomery will talk about how you can make STORMY your first 100-miler. If you are training for the STORMY 100 Mile Trail Race, the relay or hope to drop in on some of the novel training runs, don't miss this event!

The format will be low key and interactive with lots of opportunity to ask questions. The agenda looks like this:


5:45-6:40 - optional run in and around False Creek. Come ready to run and bring some dry clothes to change into.

6:30-7:00 - mingle at the store. Munchies kindly provided by Kintec.

7:00-7:15 - introductions by "Out of Action" Jackson, an old and washed up 100-mile runner

- the "Fools" share some of their wild adventure stories and offer hints and tips on how you can ramp up to the 100-mile distance, should you be so foolishly inclined and Lucinda will tell you about crewing and some of the foolish messes she has to clean up

7:45-8:00 - with a photo slide show of the inaugural STORMY 100 and some trail highlights running in the background, STORMY Race Director, Wendy Montgomery, will talk about BC's only 100-mile run and how you can use it to test the trail running waters or make it your first 100-miler

8:00- 8:30 - informal Q&A of the speakers

9:00 - store close

There is no fee and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, however, and Kintec wants to have enough munchies on hand to feed a bunch of hungry runners. Please sign-up to reserve your seat.


run100widow's picture

Thanks for putting this on...

It was great seeing all these folks and being able to chat about running, crewing and stormy
Sibylle's picture

Would have love to be

Would have love to be there...but the little EJ was under the weather and I didn't want to leave the kids alone - especially since the venue was a bit further away for us.  :-( 

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