"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense."
- David Blaikie

Friday, July 17, 2009

HARDROCK 100 2009

Just a quick post to say I finished Hardrock! My goal was 35hrs and I came in with 20mins to spare in 22nd place. I'm still babbling to myself but the fits of crying and laughing are coming less frequently. In a week or so I may even be able to post a report. For now, here are 3 videos (the only ones) that I took on race day. Enjoy!


The Beist said...

Awesome time at Hardrock! I was running behind you for a little bit coming down into Cunningham with Tom Stockton. That rainbow was pretty cool. Will you sign up again next year for the other direction?

Take Care
Bill Geist
(Go Tarheels!)

Mohammed said...

In the adventure of life there are those who live it vicariously and enjoy the ride from the safety of an armchair, and that is good. There are those who have a few chances to realize incredible and life changing experiences and though they don't repeat them, they carry with them a growth and personal philosophy for the rest of their lives. And then there are those for whom a taste is never enough. For whom the lust of adventure is never insatiable. To the end of one adventure only signifies the beginning of another!

Rooster said...

Congrats on your run at Hardrock. Wasn't that the most awesome course. Looks like I will see you again at CCC another beautiful race.

Joseph Lea said...

Hey Bill! Great running with you at Hardrock. I'd definitely like to come back and give the other direction a go. Go Heels!

Mohammed - that's good stuff. Thanks!

Ronda - looking forward to seeing you again at Cascade! Busy year for you (C2M, HRH, CCC...?)!

Trey Barnes said...

Loved the end of the first video. Way to keep it real. Great job.

Z said...

So... does this mean you're going to change the name of your blog?

marmot.blogspot.com is taken!

Think about it.