Podium party for fast Canadians at Javelina Jundred

Canadians Mallory Richard and Ryan Shephard podium against tough competition at the 17th annual Javelina Jundred 100 mile endurance run

October 28th, 2019 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , ,

The 17th annual ultrarunning Halloween party happened over the weekend in Arizona at Javelina Jundred. Canadians partied hard in the desert, earning podiums against tough competition. The 100 mile endurance run course includes five 22.3 mile (36K) loops from Javelina Jeadquarters over rolling and runnable terrain. Mallory Richard and Ryan Shephard earned their spot on the podium against some of the speediest ultrarunners in North America.

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Women’s 100 mile podium

The top three women ran some of the fastest times ever in the history of the race. Winner and fourth overall Kaci Lickteig ran the second fastest time ever on the course, seven minutes faster than her 2014 winning time. Winnipeg’s Mallory Richard was not far behind both first and second women.

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Ready to have some fun 😊

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Richard ran to eighth overall in a stacked field. Her time is now the seventh fastest female time ever on the course. Richard came in just behind Camelia Mayfield, who raced to fifth place at the 2019 Western States 100.

Kaci Lickteig – 15:32:35
Camelia Mayfield – 16:08:35
Mallory Richard – 16:43:02

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What a day! I am beyond grateful for a win and personal 100 mile PR at @javelinajundred but more importantly finally being able to fully trust my body after UTMB. I had a very rocky road to get to the start line of this race, but I had to remind myself to let go and trust because you never know what can happen unless you do. Today that trust paid off. I have to thank everyone out there today for all the encouragement and support. It kept me going. Big shoutouts to @briantinder for going above and beyond to help me. My coach @jasonkoop for the support for always being there for me through thick and thin. To @hokaoneone who believes in me and stands beside me not only as a company but as friends/family! I am truly honored and proud to represent HOKA ONE ONE!! 💙 To my family and friends who always wish the best for me and support me in all my crazy endeavors! Thank you!! Congratulations to everyone out there! PC: @trailjunkiephotos #timetofly #womenwhofly #hokaoneone #javelinajundred #ctsathlete #drymaxsocks #squirrelsnutbutter #stingorbestung #suuntoambassador #utwt #ultratrailworldtour #timetosleepnow

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Men’s 100 mile podium

Patrick Reagan won the race for the third time in a row with, just 10 minutes off his 2017 course record. Abbotsford, BC’s Ryan Shephard placed third after Tyler Green ran the eighth fastest time ever. The husband and father of two won his first 100 mile race at Mountain Lakes 100. Javelina was his second 100 mile race ever. He was so excited after his first loop, he yelled, “That’s what I’m taco-ing about!”

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A truly special day at Javelina Jundred. 13:11.48 FTW☕️! The community on course kept me pushing through the low patches and towards the goal of breaking the 13 hour barrier. I’m so grateful for you all. Big shoutout to my mom and dad for crewing, @zachbitter and @sensemagram for pacing, and all the volunteers/runners for keeping the day fun. As always, none of this would be possible without the support of @hokaoneone , @guenergylabs , @squirrels_nut_butter , @drymaxsocks , @compressport , @florahealthy , @julboeyewearna , @victorysportdesign , @perccoffee , @nathansportsinc , @totalsportsus and @fleetfeetsav 📸 @trailjunkiephotos . . . . . . #timetofly #HOKAONEONE #gucrew #guforit #teamroctane #eatingistraining #compressport #drymaxsocks #squirrelsnutbutter #julbo #julboathlete #beflorahealthy #victorysportdesign #getingetoutgetmoving #greatestgearbagever #perccoffee #teamtotal #ultratrailworldtour #becomeafinisher #TeamNATHAN #WeRunWithYou #runsav #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #running #trailrunning

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Shephard wore a taco hat for his first lap before the desert heat arrived. The heat was a challenge for Shephard, and he was desperate to stop between the 60-80 mile mark (often known as the dark zone in 100-milers). Shephard was so excited about his podium result he decided to get his first tattoo right after.

Patrick Reagan – 13:11:48
Tyler Green – 14:02:41
Ryan Sephard – 15:28:35

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“when you want to get the absolute most out of yourself–and when you must get everything out of yourself to compete in a field that’s perhaps a league above yours–you have to run very close to the sun. you have to take risks. and then you have to accept that things can go very wrong, very quickly. and you have to accept the possibility, and perhaps the actuality, of those consequences.” . thank you @cameliamayfield and @ultrarunnerkc for the 50 km together and the stories shared. thank you @magnusgoatrunner and @kingofthevegetables for keeping me accountable when the easy way out would have been lying on a cot and crack a cold one. thank you @runinrabbit fam on course, at jeadquarter, and refreshing their phones. and thank you @javelinajundred for the incredibly hard earned buckle and 32 @wser lottery tickets. . photo @trailjunkiephotos . . . . #javelina #javelinajundred #jj100 #trailrunning #ultrarunning #running #trail #desert #arizona #canada #runinrabbit #rabbitelite #rabbitELITEtrail #compressport #gucrew #guforit

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Canadian Ricardo Tortini explains, “I was ready to drop at mile 50,”  but he pushed through the lows and got his ticket. Randal Vandertuin, Hannah Perry, Scott Goodyear, Brad Whitson, Sherman Lam, Melanie Boultbee, Julian Brezden, Barron Reichert, Andra Lefebvre, Nadia Clarke Cordick, Francesco Riccadonna, Chris Veska, Courtney Pepper, Victoria Speirs, Genevieve Arnaud, and Carolin Botterill also came from Canada to cross the finish line and earn their belt buckle and Western States Golden Tickets.

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