PUKE (pyk)
Slang - The act of vomiting, hurling, barfing, losing lunch, tossing cookies, ralfing, throwing up, yacking, retching, technicolour yawning, spewing, blowing chunks, and/or other forms of physical illness.
Acronym - Phoenix Ultrarunning Kids & Elders. Old school long distance runners hailing from the Sonoran Desert of central Arizona. Membership requirements: Run long, but don't take it too seriously... seriously. Club symbol: Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Monday, April 16, 2007

Zane Grey 2007

The 2007 edition of the Zane Grey 50 miler is set to be very fast and very competetive! Several recent 100 mile winners will be in attendance for this tough 50 mile race across the Highline trail in Northern Arizona. Typically run in the west to east direction and boasting around 11,000 feet of elevation gain, this is known as one of the toughest 50 milers in the country. Runners this year will have it a bit easier since the course will be run in the opposite direction. This will reduce the overall gain by a couple of thousand feet.

Some of the top runners appearing on the entrants list include:
Karl Meltzer
Anton Krupicka
Kyle Skaggs
Ian Torrance
Josh Brimhall
Hal Koerner
David Goggins
James Bonnett

There will be a slew of Arizona runners present from around the state, some competing for the first time and others back for yet another day out on the Mogollon Rim! Be sure to check out www.zanegrey50.com for all of the entrants and more information on this great race!

What is P.U.K.E.?!?!?!

We are the Phoenix Ultrarunning Kids & Elders (P.U.K.E.) and we are a misfit bunch of ultrarunners who love to go the distance! Please stay tuned for information on how you can get involved with the Phoenix and Arizona ultrarunning scene.

P.U.K.E. will be hosting events in the future! Here are some of our potential ideas and ultra events:

-P.U.K.E. Havasupai 55 Kilometer Trail Run
-P.U.K.E. 6 & 12 Hour Runs (Night Run and Summer Heat Versions)
-P.U.K.E. Monument Valley 50K/50M
-P.U.K.E. Piestewa Peak Challenge (10 lap footrace)
-P.U.K.E. Camelback Mountain Challenge (10 lap footrace)
-P.U.K.E. 100M (Four 25 Mile Loops in the Tonto National Forest)

The original PUKE ultra. FKA the Hotfoot Hamster.

The original PUKE ultra. FKA the Hotfoot Hamster.
Kachina Relief 12 hour night run. Nick, Jamil, Matt, John, Nathan

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