Friday, May 12, 2017

Upcoming Quicksilver 100k 2017




Quicksilver 100k course map



                                                Elevation profile of 100k course


On the verge of starting another year of running at Quicksilver county park. Two races 100k and 50k superbly organized by my friends at Quicksilver Running Club. This will be my 11th year at this race either as runner or volunteer.

There are some course changes due to closure of baldy mountain sections, as a result we will be getting more fun by running down kennedy trail (8 mile section with 1000ft extra), thus covering a good portion of 34 miles in Sierra Azul open space preserve.

Needless to say I am really looking forward to this day, its my favorite race weekend and first thing I like to do when the registration opens during Dec 2nd week.  Life has been mostly good this year so far, I have been able to get a fair bit of hill training and some good downhill running as well as, so more or less I feel ready for this race. One of my goals for the year is try to run a more even paced race, 2nd half has been much slower in past, I want to correct that by running 1st half about 20 mins slower, and run about 7 hrs each if possible, sub 14 would be a bonus.

This year many friends are back to this yearly tradition, Nattu, Karen, Satpal, Julian, Chihping etc. Anil Chandran is taking on his first 100k this weekend. Bipul is back to training for Tahoe 100 doing a series of 50ks over next few weeks,  Hart is running another 50k at Quicksilver. Wishing them all a great day ahead.

Overall goal, enjoy the course and camaraderie of fellow runners and hear their stories so far and rest of the year.