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Mother Road 100 Road Race – 2010 Results

A little over a week ago, the third and final edition of the Mother Road 100 race took place on the historic Route 66. This 100 mile adventure by Pirana Brothers began at Baxter Springs, Kansas (Southeast corner of state) and finished at Catoosa, Oklahoma (East of Tulsa).

Each of the three races in the series (spread across 4 years), took place on a unique 100 mile segments of historic Route 66 in Oklahoma (besides the small Kansas segment from this last event). Each race was a new adventure.

Athletes arrived from all across the United States and a few from Canada. 167 men and women soaked up this experience run.

Thanks to Fun Memories Photography for the variety of pics included in this article (except Route 66 sign).

Course

This is a road run so miles and miles of historic pavement…and a little bit of gravel as well. Generally flat with some rollers, was one interpretation of the course.

The rise and fall of Route 66.

Results


Thomas Whalen (avg 9:20 min/mile) and Scott Hill (9:28 min/mile) knocked out sub-16 hour finishes and completed the 100 mile journey within 12 minutes of each other in the male race. Thomas was first to complete the adventure run in 15:34:32. Scott shortly followed with a time of 15:46:30.

Top 5 male

  1. Thomas Whalen – 15:34:32
  2. Scott Hill – 15:46:30
  3. Mark Ott – 16:33:47
  4. Tim Neckar – 16:53:16
  5. David Jones – 17:22:18

After 100 miles – separated by just over one minute! Jess Mullen and Karyn Weber inspired each other to the finish, with Jess winning the female race in 19:21:50. If you looked away, you might have missed Karyn’s 19:22:59 finish time.

Top 5 female

  1. Jess Mullen – 19:21:50
  2. Karyn Weber – 19:22:59
  3. Barb Gruener – 21:58:13
  4. Juli Aistars – 22:52:06
  5. Kimberlie Budzik – 23:14:37

Complete Results

Inspiration Point

Check out some of the wisest finishers. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Maurice Robinson and Tony Mauro journeyed through history at age 68.
  • Marion Landry kept her feet moving for 100 miles at age 66.

Life is play. Play is life.

The Tough-as-Nails Award

nails1The final finishers of an ultra distance event are some of the toughest athletes that are willing to stick with it to the best of their current ability and cross that darn finish line.

The Tough-as-Nails award recipient:

  • Roman Broyles got-it-done in 32:50:00.

Video Experience Report

Ryan @ Distorted Veracity put together a sweet video that highlights sights and sounds during the first half of the route. Check it out.

2010 Mother Road 100 from Ryan Valdez on Vimeo.

Race Reports – Pics – More Videos

  • “Now, I needed a “pick-me-up” right about now. Welp…time to pull out the Mt. Dew. Erin handed me the 2 liter of Mt. Dew and I proceeded to take a few gulps of liquid heaven and a mouthful of jelly beans before heading back out. Turns out that was just what I needed – caffeine and sugar.” by Kamaron @ Anique and Kamaron
  • “I was getting ready for a good second 50 miler.  Under 20 hour mark was looking good.  Nighttime running is usually my best running.  And on this course, daytime was abit of a downer..because there were miles of long, flat stretches that seemed to go on forever.  I was looking forward to nighttime when I can pickup pace.  And the cold temps is my most efficient running.” by AB @ Keep Moving Forward
  • “Then all the emotions of my family came flooding back into my mind. First was my grandpa, what would they of done if they broke an axle wheel on the wagon or someone got hurt along the way? They dealt with it; they did what they knew to do………complete the journey! It’s was and is the reason why I am on this road today running this race….they didn’t quit…..what on earth is so bad as to not be able to run just 3 more miles!” by Bill (guest report) @ …miles to go before I sleep…
  • Video report by Mark: Part 1, Part 2
  • Pics at Fun Memories Photography

Congrats to all the runners and if you have a experience to share from the event, please feel free to use the comment link below.

Check out the TALON Race Guide

There are over 110 regional trail/ultra races in the TALON Race Guide. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for a fairly large list of events in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. New events are always being added.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

(Route 66 sign: Courtesy of touring_fishman)

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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