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Hello all-<br><br>
For anyone in the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio area this weekend, there is a new 100 mile trail race.<br><br><a href="http://www.burningriver100.org/wp/" target="_blank">http://www.burningriver100.org/wp/</a><br><br>
This is an exciting course that travels along the Chagrin River and Cuyahoga Valley corridors through the National Park before finishing in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Its going to be a fast, yet challenging course.<br><br>
I am participating as an volunteer captain at the Station Road Bridge aid station (Miles 30 & 36.) If you are in the area and wish to volunteer, let me know and I can find a spot for you.<br><br>
My aid station will operate from about 9am to 3:30pm, although the bulk of the participants will come through from 10am-1pm. This is a fun spot to view the race, as the runners will still be relatively fresh at mile 30.<br><br>
My local running group is doing their weekend long run early Sat before volunteering at the aid station. You are welcome to join. Run starts at 7:30.<br><br><b>Voodoojunkie-</b> are you around on Saturday? Want to help?<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
~roots
 

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I wish I could be there. Maybe next year?
 

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Hey Roots,<br>
I know 2 guys on the Clif Bar Pace Team that will be doing their first 100 there this weekend. Give them a little extra help (Darris and George - their pictures are on <a href="http://www.clifbar.com/play/marathon_team.cfm?location=bios" target="_blank">http://www.clifbar.com/play/marathon...?location=bios</a> )<br><br>
I'll be curious to hear how the race goes - I'd thought about doing it as my first 100 miler but couldn't work it out.<br><br>
Chris
 

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Dev/Tim- It would be so cool to have you there.<br><br>
PacerChris- good luck to your friends. I think they will really enjoy this course as a first 100.
 

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The day is almost near. About 175 registered for the inugural BR100. The planning comittee has been on task for about 18 months now and its hard to believe that this day is almost here. There is a <a href="http://www.burningriver100.org/2007live/" target="_blank">webcast</a> planned for all to follow the action.<br><br>
The <a href="http://www.burningriver100.org/docs/BR100OverviewMap2.pdf" target="_blank">point-to-point course</a> near Cleveland/Akron, Ohio connects the various local park systems, including the Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park, and Summit County Metroparks. The course's mix of roads, trails, and towpath provides the potential for a fast course.<br><br>
Over 250 volunteers will operate one of the 20 aid stations along the way. I'll be at Station Rd. Bridge (M30 & 36) and then somewhere out there through the night.<br><br>
There was a nice <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/recreation/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1179564309139180.xml&coll=2" target="_blank">feature article in yesterday's Cleveland Plain Dealer</a> that preview's the event.
 

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have a great time this weekend! that is a HUGE turnout for an inaugural event! I hope everything goes well.
 

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Yes! Meri, I wish you were running here. It would be your type of race: Warm weather and a decent course. A fair mix of flat, hills, roads and trail--a step up from Umstead.<br><br>
I am the captain for the first major aid station...25+ volunteers from my run group. Its going to be chaos. Organized, but crazy. We are two sequences (M30 & 36) in the race. I am only now realizing how much goes into preparing an aid station. But it will all end by 3:30pm, when the station closes.<br><br>
Then I'll follow the action into the night. We also have M74 aid station. Likely to end up there helping out too. I probably will need the sleep, but I can't stay away from the race, especially since its so close to home here.<br><br>
The bum part of this weekend is that I'm busy Fri-Sat-Sun and I won't get a run until Sunday afternoon. I'm thinking about my VRAA team now. Meri- You're running 50M this weekend and will be 200+pt ahead!! <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
Have a nice run. I hope to have photos after the weekend.
 

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lol!<br>
I wish it had worked out that we could get there. No way i can drive that far, solo, for a 100 miler <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I am looking forward to your volunteer report! i have volunteered for non-ultra races and had a blast, one day i will volunteer for an ultra as well. It is hard, as there are so few near by, and the ones that are driveable, i run!<br><br>
I may be running 50 miles tomorrow, but the most of August is tapering!
 

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Came home from the pre-race meeting. The scene is set.<br><br>
Dont forget about the webcast. Results will be delayed a bit, but check in mid-morning to noon-time for the first updates.<br><br>
I heard Sean Andrish is now in the race too. A couple go-fasters, like Mark Godale and Kip Brady are in the mix with Sean.<br><br>
17 year-old Michael Hayden is entered and going for a Junior National record of some sort.<br><br>
Its going to be warm and muggy with highs in the upper-80s. Just what you'd expect in Ohio in August.<br><br>
I hope to come home Sunday with some fun stories.
 

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My hopes for all their success, roots.<br><br>
The one time I ran an AS I loved it. I plan to do it again. Remember that YOU will be the one who lifts all their spirits.
 

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How did the race go for you guys????
 

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I had 3 friends finish it, 2 of which were first time 100 milers. I haven't heard from them other than an email from another friend saying they finished and their approximate times - the website tracking didn't seem up to the minute.
 

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The <a href="http://www.burningriver100.org/pages/2007results.html" target="_blank">results now posted.</a><br><br>
Early report: 144 starters, 68 finished. After a couple of the front-runners dropped out, Mark Godale took control of the race and won by three hours in 16:07.<br><br>
What a weekend. I'm more exhausted after this weekend than I was after running 100. It was a furnace at my aid station and warm throughout the day.<br><br>
I'll put together a more detail aid station report later.
 

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wow. what a low finisher rate. Was it the heat? I am looking forward to people posting some race results on the ultra list.
 

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before or after you write your mohican report??? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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