Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kettle Moraine 100M - Girls rock!

But then again, so too do the guys...

he comments on KG's facebook page got me thinking about whether or not girls do better than guys in tough conditions - particularly in ultras. Anecdotal evidence (a.k.a. my own personal opinion) would suggest yes. So I ran the numbers from KM100 which was surely a miserable day on the trail if ever there was one...

155 Starters: 34 women, 121 men
51 Finishers: 9 women (26.4%), 42 men (34.7%)

So I guess it's just the central Wisconsin gals that rule the guys then... the
LPTR gang were well represented... but who made it through 100 miles? Ladies 4 for 4, and the boys 0 for 6. Hence, it was only right to
steal Christine's comment to say that yes, Girls rock!

Congrats to all who raced regardless of how it went on the day. I think its fair to say that Kettle Moraine is known for it's tough conditions so anyone who signs up is worthy of praise. On a good day it can be a speedy, relatively non-technical course. On a bad day it can be, well, ask the LPTR guys...

In the 100K - Brian Peterson ran a super fast first 50K and then a... slightly slower second 50K. I cannot wait to see what Brian is capable of when he figures out the pacing for longer than 50K races! Christine Crawford ran a strong, smart race to win for the women and finish 2nd overall. Paul Holovnia took 3rd and 1st masters. And for the record, he is not ashamed of getting chicked.