smashes first 200 mile ultramarathon in Canada
Posted: May 27, 2017 10:34:57 PM
A German man is the first
person to conquer a 200 mile race on Canadian soil
at Hamilton’s Sulphur Spring Trail Race.
Runners had 72 hours
to complete the 200 mile race, which is 322 kilometres,
around the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.
Georg Kunzfeld finished
the race in 51 hours and 20 seconds with only a few
hours of sleep.
Sleep isn’t the
only thing Kunzfeld will likely lose from the ultramarathon
but he said he isn’t disappointed.
“I have severe
blisters and I’ll probably lose some toe nails”
Kunzfeld said. “Apart from that I’m fine.”
The 200 mile race began
on Thursday, which brought soggy weather for the runners.
Participants had to run the 200 miles in 20 kilometre
laps in under three days. Like Kunzfeld, many chose
to skip sleep and run throughout the night.
The Sulphur Springs Road
Race offers different distances including 10 kilometres,
50 kilometres, 50 miles, 100 miles and 200 miles.
Over 1,200 racers signed
up but only 28 runners took part the 200 mile race.
those 28 was Lively's Amber Konikow (below)
at the 200k mark
Sulphur Springs 200miler!
Awesome experience and so many lessons learned. I
mean, how does one train and prepare for such a distance?
My distance ended at
220km. I had to DNF as per paramedic. I was having
issues with my achilles while I was running at 1am.
I was advised to have it assessed and have it retaped.
The paramedica examined and reported, no ruptures
but it is stress. So for my health and for my other
races I stopped.
I am VERY happy with my skills and how I have developed
as I Ultramarathon runner. I can now say to everyone,
the longest distance I ever ran within 72rs was 220km.
I will race it again...no doubt. ALL
SMILES! Sulphur Springs 200mile Ultra!
220km completed out of 320km.
I am home now enjoying my well desrved swollen, blistered
and painful feet. Spending time with my icepack and
bandages. Eating real yummie food and enjoying not
smelling like pee.
The good news is my achilles is an old injury...not
torn. Mr. Achilles just did not like "extra"
distance because I made it suffer over 12 hrs before
I was told to see the paramedics.
Overall, all other body parts are really good. My
body is developing and handling ultra racing very
well. Such a wonderful feeling to see how your body
Race report to follow...soon
Liz Does 100k
Schweyer (centre with Brigitte left and Jody right)
29 239 Mary-Elizabeth
Schweyer SUDBURY 17:15:55 4
F30-39 10 10:21
That's a wrap! 6 months
of training, countless kilometers and very early mornings.
From start to finish - first 100km race a total success
at Sulphur Springs Trail RUN. Thank you to my girls
Jody Nadjiwon and Brigitte Taillefer Sobush I could
not have done it without you girls!
25k: 53 920 Jody Nadjiwon
SUDBURY 02:15:29 4 F40-49 10 05:25
10k: 155 1318 Brigitte
Sobush SUDBURY 01:06:47 28 F40-49 90 06:40
Does 50 Miles
place 2nd in 50 miler (2nd from left)
Helen F: Loved Sulphur Springs...
50 miles under 9 hrs and 2500 m elevation... even
better came in as 2 nd woman!!!
11 329 Helen Francis LIVELY 08:55:58
2 F40-49 2 10:43
50 Mile Results