Take a run with Andy Jones-Wilkins. AJW has been involved in the sport of ultrarunning since the mid-90s and in this episode we talk about his journey through our sport over time. We reminisce about his 10 finishes at the Western States 100, and the changes he’s witnessed the event go through. We talk about his 5 finishes, and love, for the Vermont 100; and reminisce about one year in particular where he drank beers with “the commoners” the night before he ultimately won the race. We round our episode off talking about the flattening growth in our sport, what we can do to help, and where we go from here. Finally, a special end of segment moment with Sherpa John as he speaks about why he’s opinionated, and clarity of his intentions.
Western States 100
Angeles Crest 100
Holcom Valley 50k
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sherpa’s Article on the Flattening of Ultra Growth
Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes book
Thomas Jefferson 100k