Saturday, July 21, 2007

Eric's Epic

Short version only:

Flash: Ultra runners complete 78 mile 24 Summit attempt on Tiger Mt. Eric Barnes finished in 21:52. Rob Hester completed the event in 22:40. Rob and Eric climbed 21,000 feet during the run.

Nothing happens w/o people helping out.

11 comments:

Jon said...

Right on! Sounds like you're definately ready for the Cascade Crest 100!

scott keeps running said...

Awesome!!

Wes said...

Awesome job, Eric! Bring it on!!

olga said...

Congrats on making it all the way.

Joe said...

Welcome home, Eric, look forward to more info from you both!! Glad you are all safe!

aquaasho said...

Well done Eric to all involved! Great news.

Sarah said...

Woohoo! Glad you didn't get eaten by a cougar. : )

robtherunner said...

Not to burst your bubble as I am sure you were somewhat catatonic when you wrote this, but it was ONLY 68 miles. I'll look forward to the full report.

It was EPIC. Thanks for staying close and I hope it helped you to take it easy along the way.

Journey to a Centum said...

Yes Rob, this is why I don't usually do a report right after an event however my ice bath woke me up enough to think I could manage a brief update without making a mistake. It was 68 miles not 78. I got the "we both finished" part right!

wendy said...

holy crap! I don't know how you guys do it!

Were you still upbeat throughout? I mean, seriously, if I'm awake that long, it's not pretty, so I can't imagine climbing and running too....can't wait to read the details. Great job on finishing!

Gretchen said...

68 miles?? Holy ridiculousness!! I would think going that far on a training run would be harder than Cascade will be where you will have a lot more aid stations and other runners out there. Rock on!