Umstead 100 Finish – Ultra Marathon, Training, Running and Racing, My First 100 Mile Event

June, 6 2014
Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run

It’s all over including the crying…


I had three goals going into this race, my first 100 mile race. First and foremost Finish, second, a Sub 26 hour finish, and if all went right in the world a SUB 24 hour finish.

I still find it hard to get my mind around this:
My finish time:  22 hours, 51 minutes, and 5 seconds.

Lap Times:

umstead lap times

Finish by position:

Umstead finish place

Umstead sub 24 hour buckle

Umstead buckle

My Rambling Thoughts 24 Hours After The Finish:
- My Feet Hurt, awesome trail but it was ROCK infested…very hard on your feet
- The Umstead Staff are OUTSTANDING, first class event, and support
- Perfect weather…
- Pacers are awesome, I had two of the best, they put me first and made me feel important
- Other runners, saw some great and inspirational people out there
- Very emotional
- The taste of a snow cone after 12.5 miles can’t be explained
- Whomever yelled “BEAR” on a very dark part of the course…I’ll get you. (and Thanks for the extra gear that gave me)
- I had no idea I could run sub 23 hours.
- An Arbys sandwich, first real food after run……Oh to the My!

A more extensive race report will follow.

  • Laura Anderson

    Congrats, way to blow that goal out of the water! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Brian Burk

      Thanks Laura…
      Sub 4 and now 100…big 12 months!

  • Paul Starling

    Simple, but well stated! Can’t wait to read your final race recap!

    • Brian Burk

      Great to see you, next year? Just let me know.

  • John Flynn

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear more about it. I was there working aide station #2 and paced another runner for 31 miles to a 22:48 finish! I just missed you there I guess. Great job!

    • Brian Burk

      Good work out there, very nice…..congrats!