Have you heard of Dirtbag Runners? It's a collective of passionate trail runners from around the world started who just love to explore dirt and play on the trails. Crista Scott is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dirtbag Runners, and in this episode we dig into the name, why it was founded, upcoming changes, and future possibilities with the club.
Many people know of Craig from being the race director of the Western States 100. But many don't know that he is also the co founder of the Waldo 100k, an accomplished rock climber, has an insane one mile speed record, and is running in the WS100 this year as well as racing in it. We had a lot of fun picking his brain about the event history, growth, challenges and more, plus had some fun learning who Mr. Lord Balls is and where in the world that name came from. You might even learn something about bloody nipples in this one.
Scott Mills has been ultrarunning for almost 40 years. His experience and passion for the sport exemplifies how to endure for the long haul, not just in a race, but over the years as well. Listen in to learn more about his journey through Western States 100 finishes, Hard Rock finishes, race directing, riding in an evac basket under a helicopter and more.
Zach Bitter is the 12 hour world record holder (101.7 miles) 100 mile American record holder (11:40:55), 200k (125mi) track record holder (16:22:27), 100k track record holder (6:58:00) and 3 time USATF National champion 50 mile record holder. Aside from his speed, he's a low key guy that is great to chat with and loves to share his knowledge about running, nutrition, and life. In this episode we cover his win at Javelina 100 in 2016, training for 100 mile ultras, nutrition, Western States 100 goals and who wore the crop top better, Scott Jurek or Jim Walmsley.
Join us as we learn more about what it's like to be a race director, the struggles, success, fun, cost, and more. Paul has been putting on races for 5 years with Outdoor Pursuits and is an animal of an ultrarunner as well.