We have to commend the incredible coverage put out by iRunFar. Who else could better say it than in, “On a hot-weather day on the Western States 100 course – where the midday heat registered 97 degrees Fahrenheit at the race’s 62-mile point and then 106 degrees at the mile-78 river crossing – winners Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter alighted fires of their own. Jim set a new men’s record and Courtney finished in the second-fastest time ever by a woman…This was well and truly one for the record books. Jim Walmsley set a new Western States 100 course record of 14:30:04…Mark it in the record books: Jim put together mind and body in near-perfect synergy to run his heart out and inspire a community of ultrarunners. I don’t know whose emotions were stronger at the finish (and perhaps around the ultrarunning world following online), Jim’s or everyone else’s…When Courtney cross the Auburn, California finish line in 17:27:00, hers became the second-fastest finish in race history, only bested by Ellie Greenwood’s 16:47:19 course record. The moniker ‘any distance, any surface’ fits Courtney perfectly…Corrine Malcolm moved up to the top 10 late and stuck it for her first finish of this race.”

Post race, Corrine said, “Some of my life decisions were a little more questionable than others this past weekend…let’s just say running 100 miles and eating oatmeal cream pies was the easy part. Thankfully I made it through 20 hours of running with my sense of humor intact to land 9th in one of the fastest (maybe fastest?) women’s top 10 races at the Western States 100. I was so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing women (okay and men) on the trail, in the aid stations, and as my crew and pacers. I could not have done it without you. Thank you for supporting me, for feeding me, and for shoveling ice down my back, pants and bra. You guys are amazing!”

We’re insanely proud of Corrine, not only for her top 10 performance at one the fastest top 10 finishes in one of the hottest temps ever at WSER, but merely for being an incredible human, balancing work, life, team, volunteering, training, traveling and moving to a different state the week of WSER. A fierce and consistent competitor with so much more to come! We’re proud of you Corrine!

Men’s Results

  1. Jim Walmsley – 14:30:05 *CR
  2. Francois D’haene – 15:54:53
  3. Mark Hammond – 16:08:59
  4. Ian Sharmon – 16:23:32
  5. Jeff Browning – 16:45:29
  6. Kyle Pietari – 16:54:23
  7. Cody Reed – 16:54:49
  8. Charlie Ware – 16:59:17
  9. Paul Giblin – 17:09:39
  10. Kris Brown – 17:20:09
    *Full Men’s Results HERE!

Women’s Results

  1. Courtney Dauwalter – 17:27:00
  2. Kaytlyn Gerbin – 18:40:19
  3. Lucy Bartholomew – 18:59:45
  4. Amanda Basham – 19:17:59
  5. Cecilia Flori – 19:42:55
  6. Stephanie Violett – 19:46:04
  7. Camelia Mayfield – 19:46:57
  8. Aliza Lapierre – 19:58:17
  9. Corrine Malcolm – 20:02:06
  10. Kate Elliott – 20:04:38
    *Full Women’s Results HERE!

**All quotes pulled from Hot Weather, Fast Times!: 2018 Western States 100 Results by Meghan Hicks


A few of us had the opportunity to watch Leighton compete at the Padden Tri over the weekend; it was rad to experience it, this new multi-sport (to us run-only-saturated club). It was clear we have a very diverse group of talented athletes, made clearer over this past weekend’s list of results from several of our athletes. Leighton was lighthearted and buzzing with fun energy at the start, came through the swim leg in the back of the top pack, and clipped into his bike with effortless grace. With a half mile to go in the run leg, Leighton overtook 1st place, and won the damn thing in 1:39:50 (12:10 swim, 55:01 bike, 31:20 run). Full Results HERE! Next up for Leighton will be the Lake Whatcom Triathlon on July 14th.


Taking 16th OA, 3rd Amateur and winning the 30-34 Age Group, David finished the Coeur d’Alene 70.3 in 4:17:48; an insane performance – and guess who just obtained PRO status?? D$ did! Full Results can be found HERE! For those of you who might not know how you go about becoming PRO at the Triathlon, like me, this is helpful – To earn your elite triathlete card there are a number of qualification standards you can meet per USA Triathlon, but the main ones are:

  • Finish within top 8% of the winning elite time on the same course as the elites (distancee and format) in three USATF sanctioned events that offer a prize purse of $5,000 or greater. And, all three results must be from the same calendar year
  • Finish Top-10 OA and within 8% of the winner’s time at the ITU Age Group Olympic Distance World Champs
  • Finish Top-10 OA in the Amateur field at Ironman 140.6 World Champs in Kona
  • Finish Top-5 OA and within 8% of the winner’s time at the USAT Age Group Olympic Distance National Champs
  • Finish Top-3 OA in the Amateur field at an Elite Qualifying Race
  • Achieve a gender-graded Race Score of 140.0215 or higher at two events with 500 or more total (male & female) participants


Hooked on a new adventure, Alyson Carlyon has taken up Spartan racing, with Boise Spartan Sprint her second race in the series (her first being the Seattle Spartan Sprint in April). Located outside Boise in Payette, ID, the Thomas Pence Ranch held the 3+ mile sprint. The race included 3-5 miles run and 20-25 obstacles, including mud, fire, walls and barbed wire. Alyson completed all the obstacles without any burpee penalties and felt strength gains from the last race. It showed, with a win in her division, finishing in 59:20! RESULTS!


“More than 6,700 runners hit the pavement for the 2018 Scotiabank Vancouver half-marathon on Sunday, raising an estimated $970,000 for 70 local Vancouver charities. Now in it’s eighth year, the annual marathon has netted roughly $8 million in total. Lethbridge’s Kip Kangogo led the men’s elite field, claiming his seventh win of the event with a finishing time of 1:07:24, just under two minutes off his time from last year. Vancouver’s own Dayna Pidhoresky claimed the elite women’s win over pre-race favorite Sasha Gollish, clocking a time of 1:13:06.” Though it wasn’t a PR day for either Morrison or Olsen, both were pleased with their efforts. Courtney was 4th in 1:18:44, and Amber, led by Derek Thornton, came in 7th in 1:22:43. RESULTS!

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