I am tapering now in training preparing myself for the 135 mile race in Death Valley California. Although I am challenging the course record for a 60 year female, I feel I am very strong and I have many people to be grateful for. I do all this as a…
The excitement started when I received the acceptance letter from Mario Lacerda telling me I was in to race the Brazil 135! I live in Texas so you can imagine the, ” terraine fright” I had! How do you train for mountains with an estimate of 30,000 feet of incline…
I am off this Saturday to Beautiful Brazil! I am so excited and blessed to be a part of the adventure. Although I have been ultra running for just five years, I have never rain a 135 mile race! The feelings of excitement and nervousness are all wrapped up in…
Leaving on Friday for Cleveland, Ohio I had mixed feelings about this race. One of excitement, it was my last race for my age group 55-59 year, and one of fear, I had not trained well enough in my mind and I was going into this race with an injury….
SEPTEMBER 2019 FEATURED RUNNER OF THE MONTH
We are highly honored this month to feature Pamela Chapman Markle from San Leon (TX). Amongst a very impressive ultra-resume, Pam has also achieved some highly respectable USATF Records in our beloved sport of ultramarathon racing...and didn't even start running until she was 55! Click below now to get a "small glimpse" into Pam's Universe...enjoy!
Hats off for the eleven runners who accomplished the Badwater Ultra Cup in 2019!
The BADWATER ULTRA CUP is a three-event series comprising the 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear in March, the 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea in late April, and the 135-mile Badwater 135 in July. Those runners who complete all three full-distance events in the same calendar year are featured on the Badwater website and their virtues are extolled throughout the Internet and in BADWATER Magazine. This year's recipients of the coveted Patagonia Badwater Ultra Cup vest at the post-race pizza party in Lone Pine are:
Pamela Chapman Markle
Lisa Micheletti DeVona
Wendy Coulson Murray
Joshua Stevens (name won't tag)