Weekend wrap up: trail running for ultra-turkey

Results from The Bromont Ultra, Moab 240 and The Grizzly Ultra

October 15th, 2019 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

It’s not the off-season yet. It’s the time of year when trail and ultrarunners celebrate Thanksgiving by challenging themselves running hard for turkey. Over the weekend, the Bromont Ultra, Moab 240 mile endurance run, and the Grizzly Ultra happened, and Canadians once again proved their strength and grit. Here’s what happened:

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Bromont Ultra

October 12-13 marked the sixth annual Bromont Ultra in Quebec. Runners toed the line for the 160K, 80K, 55K, 25K 12K, 6K, or 2K races at arguably one of the toughest races east of the Canadian Rockies. The event raises funds for local and international community organizations. The top 160K results are below, and full results can be found here.

160K

Women
Jennifer Donohue – 25:59:17
Charlotte Dequeker – 27:07:41
Tara Bassili – 28:10:54

Men
Samuel Tousignant – 19:20:22
Sylvain Gélinas – 22:00:07
Dominic Despatis – 22:30:56

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Moab 240

For the third year, ultrarunners headed south to Utah for the Moab 240.3 mile footrace put on by Destination Trail Races. The endurance event runs through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges, and covers Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Other than David Goggins heading 18 miles off course during the event, Canadians came out on top. Kathy Adams from Chelsea, Que. raced to second, placing 42nd overall. American endurance runner Mike McKnight not only won the race overall, he won the Triple Crown of 200 mile races. McKnight also won Bigfoot 200 and Tahoe 200 mile races this summer.

The Grizzly Ultra

The Canmore Nordic Centre was lit on October 13 with a giant inflatable start and finish line arch at the Grizzly Ultra. North of the parallel, Canadians in the Rockies ran 55K on gorgeous Canmore trails. Runners had the option of racing as an individual, two-person or five-person relay. There was also a free Grizzly Cubs Kids Race.

Women
Alissa St Laurent – 4:42:56
Claudia Blandford – 5:00:34
Priscilla Forgie – 5:12:40

Men
Brad Buxton – 4:13:09
Wade Russell – 4:33:57
Alex Cutulenco – 4:34:54

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