UltraRunning Magazine

Tracy and Courtney Dauwalter en route to a finish at the Javelina Jundred 100k in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Photo: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Photography

Ultra Weekend Recap — October 29

Jeffrey Stern

A new course record at a Western States Golden Ticket race in Arizona, a World Record-breaking backyard ultra in Tennessee, a 50k in Georgia and more highlight our Ultra Weekend Recap for our final weekend of racing in October.

Three runners broke 13 hours at the 21st Javelina Jundred in Fountain Hills, Arizona, with Boulder, Colorado’s Jon Rea taking the commanding win and establishing a new course record in the process with a time of 12 hours, 43 minutes and 10 seconds. This is his third Golden Ticket in as many years and the second in a row at this event. Second place went to Seattle’s Blake Slattengren, who was making his 100-mile debut, in 12 hours, 58 minutes and 7 seconds. Third place was secured by Ryan Montgomery out of Wanship, Utah, in 12 hours, 59 minutes and 6 seconds. Bend, Oregon’s Heather Jackson won for the women in 14 hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds, the second-fastest time the course has ever seen. Snagging the second Golden Ticket on the women’s side was Spain’s Ragna Debats in 14 hours, 55 minutes and 27 seconds. Rounding out the podium was Boulder’s Riley Brady with a time of 15 hours, 29 minutes and 17 seconds. In the accompanying 100k race, Rajpaul Pannu from Denver, Colorado, won in a course record time of 7 hours, 15 minutes and 53 seconds. The women’s winner and second overall was San Francisco’s Anna Kacius, who also set a new course record in 8 hours, 13 minutes and 7 seconds. Check out the full 100-mile and 100k results here

In Bell Buckle, Tennessee, at Big’s Backyard Ultra, Harvey Lewis from Cincinnati, Ohio, set a new backyard World Record of 108 yards (450 miles) with the assist from Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, British Columbia, who notched 107 yards (445.83 miles). Poland’s Bartosz Fudali also bested the previous world best, set earlier this year in Australia by 1 yard, finishing with 103 yards (429.16 miles). Peruse the full results here.

Sky Valley, Georgia, played host to the Sky to Summit 50k on Saturday, October 28. Caroline Moore from Jacksonville, Florida, won in 6 hours, 6 minutes and 28 seconds. Brooke Jones from Atlanta, Georgia, was the women’s runner-up in 6 hours, 25 minutes and 17 seconds, and rounding out the podium was Maria Martinez Ferrandiz out of Alpharetta, Georgia, in 6 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds. The men’s champion was Germany’s Lukas Burrer in 5 hours, 46 minutes and 32 seconds. Second place went to Brian O’Neil from Cumming, Georgia, in 5 hours, 52 minutes and 37 seconds, and third was Gary Conner from Kingsport, Tennessee, just 2 seconds back in 5 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds. Find the full results here.

We also have race results from the SAMO Trail Runs 50/50 in the Pacific Palisades, California, the Glacier Hills Ultra 50k in Canton, South Dakota, the WXT Ultra Trail Races 50k in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, the Stone Steps 50k in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Hixon 50k in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and more as they trickle in.

What was the race highlight of your weekend? Let us know by leaving us a comment below.