Monday, August 12, 2013

Run thru Hell 10 Mile race results

Saturday, August 10th, was the annual Run Thru Hell 10 mile & 4.8 mile race.  This is an event my dad's uncle has been putting on for over 30 years!  In fact, my Unc just turned 81 years old on the day of the event.  He still runs a 5K or two every weekend.  I hope I am still running at that age!

This year the course gave me same as it always does, lots of challenging hills.  You get a nice variety of hill running; steep climbs, small rolling hills, hills that you think you've reached the top but really you haven't, steep down hills, etc...  I am not very good at hills and wasn't sure how I would do this day.  We had to be up at 2:30am so we could be out the door by 3am, to be to the race site by 4am so Chris could help set up the water stops.  I brought older shoes on the verge of retirement with the intentions that I would just treat this as a work out and not race it.  I actually felt good when we took off and was able to run harder and faster than I thought I'd be able to.

I finished in 1:15:11, good for 2nd place in my age group and a new course PR.  It's also a distance PR but I've only run 3-10 mile races and they have all been Run thru Hell.  Maybe I'll try a flat 10 mile race and see what kind of time I can put up?  Chris, of course, beat me again for the 2nd week in a row.  He's just so darn strong at hills!  He finished in 1:13:50.  We have a hilly half marathon on the 17th, which I fully expect him to finish before me.

A handful of my running friends ran this race as well.  It's always so much more fun when you get to run and race with friends!! 

Official Race Results:
Time: 1:15:11
Pace: 7:32
A/G Place: 2nd/21
Overall: 81/438

Here are a few photos from the event.

Hell Creek Ranch, where the event takes place

Running in towards the finish line

Anna & my dad watching us finish

Mike, Anna & My dad (on the right)

Anna at her first Run thru Hell race

Chris, myself, Dave (5am runner), Adam (Dave's son who ran a 6:58 pace!) and Angie (5am runner)

Chris & I with our awards

Angie, Adam and myself with our awards - the 3 of use placed 2nd in our age groups


  1. Nice race. Someday maybe I'll be almost as fast as you. :) I ran it last year and enjoyed it, but I'm on a different path this year and wasn't able to fit it in.

    You can run the Crim for another 10 miler, but it isn't flat either. Not nearly as hilly the whole way through, but it does have several hilly stretches.

    1. I'd love to do The Crim. Hopefully I can make it work next year!

  2. I've got to do this race sometime. Kona also has the Kona Run 10 miler which is one of my favorites in June but its also hilly. I love Crim but as Josh said very hilly but incredible to be there with so many runners.

    1. The Crim is definitely on my "must do" list, I just have not been able to fit it in. Maybe next year!

  3. I've got to do this competition sometime. Kona also has the Kona Run 10 miler which is one of my most favorite in July but its also hilly. I really like Crim but as Josh said very hilly but amazing to be there with so many athletes. World of Warcraft Gold Billig
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