Author Archives: Ryne Anderson Runs

Hellgate 100k

Checking the weather every five minutes in hopes that the dire forecast has changed to something more pleasant? Must be race week with nasty weather on the horizon. Hellgate 100k, directed by the legendary David Horton, starts at 12:01am on … Continue reading

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Grindstone 100

If you want a quick recap of Grindstone, see below. If you want the whole story, I got that too! Grindstone Facts 101.85 miles 23,000 feet of gain/23,000 feet of loss Out and back course Start/finish location- Swoope, Virginia. That’s … Continue reading

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Pinhoti 100 Miler

I could frame the outcome of Pinhoti one of two ways. Option one- I went sub 24 in my second 100 miler, shattered my preconceived notions of what I was capable of, and had a great race. Option two- I … Continue reading

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SCAR

The Smokies Challenge Adventure Run, SCAR, follows the Appalachian Trail along the spine of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The route is 72 miles in length with around 18,000 feet of climbing. It’s a classic route that I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Bighorn 100

The 2017 edition of Bighorn, which takes place in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, served up some of the worst conditions in race history. Extended rain turned the course, already famous for its muddy sections, into an absolute mess that … Continue reading

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Stillhouse 100k

The Stillhouse 100k is an out and back of the Upchuck 50k course that runs along the eastern rim of the Cumberland Plateau. I kept telling myself, “Oh, it’s just Upchuck twice. It won’t be that bad.” False. A more … Continue reading

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San Juan Solstice 50 and a Road Trip

Summer is fun. As a teacher, I get two months of freedom. Even better, my wife Marcelle and I work at the same school so we have the exact same schedule of days off. This makes planning vacations and weekend … Continue reading

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