October 26-27, 2007
“You guys are craaaaaazy! 100 miles!”
– what a guy yelled at us from a truck at mile 33
Back on December 29-30, 2006, I hosted the first running of the Pony Express Trail 100. Three of us completed a 100-mile run on the historic trail in western Utah, competing against frigid winter temperatures. I completed that initial run in 25:29. In March 2007, three of us tried it again. I was the only finisher in 23:26. The Pony Express would run yet again! Eight brave souls showed up to test their endurance against the remote, desolate, lonely west desert in Utah. Our 2007 course started on the historic Pony Express Trail about two miles west of the tiny town of Faust (just a few ranches). After a short six miles of pavement, we would run west on dirt roads for a total of 100 miles and end up north of the remote town of Callao, near the Nevada/Utah border.