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Women's Running Roundup 10/9/18

Women's Running Roundup  10/9/18

This week in the Women’s Running Roundup

TRAIL: Courtney Baggy-Shorts Dauwalter crushing trails in Lake Tahoe, El Kott Twins in the mountains and Nicky Spinks runs Lizzy Hawker’s Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

ROAD: The VLM 2018 champ wins the Great North run and there’s some out-of-the-park performances from UK runners. The World 100k Champs in Croatia get a home win but there’s some strong performances from Japan with Gb placing 9th and the US in 4th. Rebecca Bunting of Heathside’s VLM Gold medal winning team comes 5th in Talinn and loads more (inc a huge well done to Cat Simpson for joining the Sub-Three club and placing 10th)

IAU 100k World Championships Live Coverage and preview from iRunFar

I had totally and embarrassingly missed the fact that the IAU 100k World Championships take place this weekend. Starting at 6am GMT in Croatia, this is a road (pavement) 100k route which iRunFar describes as follows:

The 100-kilometer course begins with one 2.5km out-and-back, and then launches into 13 repetitions of a 7.5km out-and-back route to compose those 100kms. The course has some hills, is entirely asphalt pavement, and travels in and out of the small tourist and agricultural village of Sveti Martin and through both a forested area as well as open farmlands. Each out-and-back has one 180-degree turn and something like ten 90-degree turns. September climate in northern Croatia sees average highs around 22 degrees Celsius/70 Fahrenheit, and lows around 10C/50F. Humidity ranges in the moderate to very high, depending on local weather systems.

GB has only three women but they do include Carla Molinaro who was last seen coming 9th at Comrades after running from Cape  Town to the start (around 90k a day)

https://www.carlamolinaro.com/blog/2018/6/26/the-long-road-to-comrades

https://www.carlamolinaro.com/blog/2018/6/26/the-long-road-to-comrades

Luckily iRunFar didn't forget about the race and have previewed all the teams here including GB:

Susan Harrison has a shiny 100km PR of 7:39 which she set in taking 10th at the 2015 100km WCs. If you take it back to 2010, you’ll find her 50km PR of 3:15, which I believe is also a British national record. Also, I believe 3:15 is the fastest 50km PR in the field, and Harrison shares this PR with USA’s Emily Torrence.
Samantha Amend has run at least 3:30 for 50km and 7:53 for 100km, both in 2018. She took seventh at the 2016 50km WCs in 3:35. She’s also run 16 hours for 100 miles at the 2016 Thames Path 100 Mile, which is the course record there.
Carla Molinaro — 9th 2018 Comrades Marathon

You can also see a host of pre race interviews. https://www.irunfar.com/tag/iau-100k-world-championships

Live coverage will be here: https://www.irunfar.com/2018/09/2018-iau-100k-world-championships-live-coverage.html