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Arkansas Traveller 100 – 2011 Results

Vogler and Brod showcase spicy times within recent years to win the 100 mile scamper.

It was an epic weekend for the 107 trail adventurers that toed the line for the 21st Annual Arkansas Traveller 100 that takes place within the Ouachita National Forest 30 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas. Athletes from throughout the U.S. as well as Canada and Japan laced them up and were ready to play.

RD Chrissy Ferguson welcoming a runner across the finish line! (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

The adventure starts with an eight mile counter-clockwise loop on the Ouachita National Recreational Trail before transitioning to the 92 mile out-and-back section of the course. A total of 12,000 feet of ascent is shared with all runners across the 100 mile journey.

Results

The goal! (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

After his win in 2009 (17:49:50) and runner-up finish in 2010 (19:02:11), Arkansas runner PoDog Vogler was back to challenge himself on this historic course. PoDog averaged a 10:26 min/mile pace which held off 2:45 marathoner (5/28/11 – Jonesboro Marathon), Ted Herget, by a 100 mile ultra-small 21 minutes and won the male race in 17:24:30. This 21 minute difference translates to 13 seconds per mile!

Ted Herget was alone in second with the only other sub-18 hour finish time of  17:45:56.

PoDog Vogler groovin' along the course. (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

Top 5 male (based on un-audited results)

  1. PoDog Vogler (AR) – 17:24:30
  2. Ted Herget (AR) – 17:45:56
  3. William Ansick (AL) – 18:39:15
  4. Paul Schoenlaub (MO) – 19:55:35
  5. James Breyfogle (NM) – 20:48:28

Arkansas local, Jenny Brod, ran a 1:32:00 at the Arkansas 20 km (7:24 pace) in early September which translated to some nice turnover across 100 miles as a group of East Coast athletes took up the chase. Jenny averaged a 13:03 pace that positioned her 8th overall to win the female race in 21:46:31.

92 minutes later, Massachusetts runners, Susan Collins-Pulick and Lori Wetzel crossed the finish line together for second in 23:18:20.

Lookin' strong on the AT100 adventure. (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

Top 5 female (based on un-audited results)

  1. Jenny Brod (AR) – 21:46:31 (*8th overall*)
  2. Susan Collins-Pulick (MA) – 23:18:20
  3. Lori Wetzel (MA) – 23:18:20
  4. Jenny Chow (NJ) – 23:51:44
  5. Marianna Inslee (VA) – 24:58:05

2011 AT100 winners: Jenny Brod and PoDog Vogler after receiving their buckles! (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

Complete results

Inspiration Point

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

  • Vicente Ledesma (age 60 – TX), Ian Maddieson (age 69 – NM), Bob Haugh (age 60 – KY), and Jim Ingalls (age 66 – TX) all traveled 100 continuous miles by foot!

Life is play. Play is life.

Joshua Bornhorst on his way to a sub 28 hour finish! (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

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 recipients:

  • Sammy Barnes (AR) enjoyed two sunrises and crossed the finish line in 30:09:50.

Karen Martin #36 focused as she arrives at the aid-station. (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

Race Reports and Pics

If you have any thoughts or experiences to share from the event, feel free to comment below!

It feels that good! (Photo: Courtesy the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) of the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (runarkansas.com).

Special thanks to the Pink Panther (Lisa Vorwerk) from the Arkansas Ultra Running Association, for all the groovy photos you see above.

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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.

2 Responses to “Arkansas Traveller 100 – 2011 Results”

  1. on 06 Oct 2011 at 10:51 am olga

    http://www.jacobevans.net/2011/10/first-100-complete.html

  2. on 07 Oct 2011 at 9:22 am David Hanenburg

    Thanks for sharing Olga!

    Looks like Jacob has more to tell. I look forward to reading the full report!