Sunday, September 13, 2009

Haliburton 100: Quick Update

The race went well. I ended up in second place, finishing 50 minutes faster than last year. Pleased with the effort.

Early Results:
1) Glen Redpath/New York City - 17:18 (New Course Record - Old record was 18:23)
2) Derrick Spafford/Yarker - 17:52 (also under old course record)
3) Keith Iskiw/Kingston - 19:05 (great race for my friend Keith, who has had a couple of tough 100's the past few years at Haliburton. Congrats Keith!)
4) Pasquelle Brandi/Italy - 21:30

I will write more of a report soon.


  1. Congrats - you are one amazing athlete - it was my honor and pleasure to help pace you to the sub-18 - incredible performance. You better be pleased.

    Congrats to Keith too. What an incredible day he had chasing you most of the day


  2. Thanks again so much David.

    You are a pacer extraordinaire! You pushed me when I needed pushing, and let me puke when I needed to puke;) You are a very large reason why I achieved three of the four goals that I set out for myself.

    Thanks again to Kim for crewing with Sara and all the photos.

    I can't wait until I can return the favour for your 100miler.

  3. Yes, it was great to see Keith have such a good day. He had couple of tough years there in 2007 and 2008, but ran a great race this year.

  4. One other thing - Glen went through CP6 at 7:00 you at 8:00, but he only finished 34' ahead - you gain 26' on him on the toughest 30km - if only we'd had another 30, eh!?!?!?!

    Oh and R&I first, I can only handle on Spafford challenge at a time

  5. David,
    I'm not sure if it would have been quite that much? I thought that the most Glen had on me was 45mins at one point. I felt like I was moving well, but not quite THAT fast. Don't know.

    And as for another 30km....NO THANK YOU!!! ;)

  6. Tom,
    I didn't see the 26km results after. How did your race go? Hope all went well.

  7. Thrilled for you to have run so well. It's been amazing to witness your journey into longer distances, both in training and races. Can't wait to see what's next! Love You, S

  8. SO thrilled for you Derrick! You really rocked that course. It was a pleasure and an honour to be there with and for you. Can't wait to read your RR. Hugs to Sara! :)