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

Friday, December 16, 2011

Message Testing

Runner Name Message Mail Sent From
568 Nick Coury Nice shorts dude. Zach Gingerich
567 Jamil Coury Manny ate my shoes again. Dave James
567 Jamil Coury Bananas and Dates DR
34 James Bonnett I love you James! Jordyn
888 Roger Wrublik Let me run with you. Frank
223 Kat Metzger Go Kat! Josh
567 Jamil Coury Beyon Yiannis
567 Jamil Coury Dude, throw some crocs in the gas tank and drive on up to Flagstaff. The snow sucks sure but you'll be hanging with me and Z so it can't be too bad right? Torrence
34 James Bonnett Get moving kid! Paul Bonnett
234 Nathan Coury Gotta get up and run! Stafford
234 Nathan Coury Run ultras Nate. Jamil

Monday, December 12, 2011

McDowell Road Man

The lonely figure emerges
Sometimes seen below the White Tanks
Other times a curious glance at Pass Mountain
The traveler explores a one dimensional existence

Comforted by the familiar shadow of the interstate
He watches others cross his home
Wondering how he will cross
The fissure known as the Salado

The McDowell Road Man continues on

Monday, September 12, 2011

Silverton 1000 - Where real runners run

Team PUKE shot this video footage at the Silverton 1000.  As Gavin Wrublik would say: "Nut up, or shut up". Oh and don't mind the old man sleeping on the cot at the end of the video, he just needed a quick cat nap.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


PUKE is proud to announce that it has partnered with a new, animal loving, tree hugging, vegan runner. To celebrate, the vegan offset of PUKE is hosting an amazing animal/human race.

P.E.T.A.A.N.J.W.C.D.D 50 Miler
(People for the Ethical Treatment of ALL Animals Not Just Whales Cats Dogs and Dolphins)

The good old dog 5K is, well, limiting. I would hate to discriminate against people that have pets that are not canines. Therefore, for all the ultra-animal-enthusiasts, this is a "bring your favorite animal" race. Word on the street is that Stephen Colbert is having a hard time choosing between his eagle and his bear. We heard that Karl Meltzer's been training in the backcountry with the Moose that chased him down at Bighorn. Who's knows, maybe Tony Krupicka will show up with one of those Mountain Lions that he's been chasing up and down Green Mountain?

This run will start from the Hawes Microwave tower. Runners must Bushwack approximtley 50 miles to the top of Thompson Peak. Use of trails is prohibited. Any runner or their animal caught on a trail will be immediately disqualified.

1. No Muling. (however, mules are allowed).
2. You assume the risk involved running with a "wild" animal. If something fatal happens out on the course, well, that's what you get for really wanting to run with your pet tiger (too soon Siegfreid and Roy?).
3. Your animal must not hurt the other runners (or animals of other runners).
4. All waste must be removed from the course and carried to the finish line in our eco-freindly animal waste hemp sacks.
5. Runners with turtles and tortoises are given a 5-day head start.
6. Runners will be tied to their animals at the start with a 10-foot rope. In order to finish the race with "finisher" standing, runners must come to the finish line with the rope intact and their animal alive.

  • Biggest Load of Crap: The largest amount of animal waste picked up. This will be checked in at the end, and weighed, measured, and calculated by Arizona State's own Mathematics department (must be carried to the finish line in our eco-friendly hemp sack).
  • Most "wild"Shot: goes to the runner with the craziest animal picture.
  • Best scar: goes to the runner with the grossest animal bite.
  • Survival of the fittest: Goes to any runner that completes the entire race with an animal that has been deemed "dangerous" and comes back alive.
Run for the fun of running with your favorite animal, stay for the excellent Vegan Comfort food at the finish line.

We hope to see you out there!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 PUKE Race Series

The following races are scheduled to be a part of the 2011 PUKE race series:

Chipotle Mile - Half a burrito before each lap.  You can't PUKE until you're done, or you're DQed.

Chipotle Trifecta - Starting at the PUKE headquarters, run to three different Chipotles and consume a burrito at each before leaving for the next one, ending back at HQ.  No PUKEing allowed.

The Chubby Fruitarian - Complete 26.2 miles and consume 26.2 bananas.

The UDAM Zach Gingerich Memorial Run - After Zach retires, complete the UDAM wearing basketball shorts covering the knees, Lunaracers without socks, and consuming only diet coke and candy.  Training must be done exclusively on a treadmill.

Chipotle burritos must be vegetarian burritos with rice and beans, fajitas veggies, minimum one salsa, guacamole, and lettuce.  Bananas must weigh a minimum average of 100 grams.

We are excited to host this prestigious race series, and look forward to the steep competition it will attract!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Picks for Rocky Raccoon

Here they are folks, if you don't like 'em, too bad!

1. Zach Gingerich. Gotta love this guy. You won't find his detailed training logs, garmin tracks, vertical miles, or calories consumed summarized in nice weekly blog posts. This guy is old school and about as scrappy as they come. He won't settle unless he's gunning down the AR at 100 miles. He'll probably retire at the end of this one, so he's got nothin' to lose baby. If you don't know what Zach looks like, check for the guy wearing knee length swim trunks.

2. Tony Krewpickaz. This guy is gonna run sub 13. Question is, will he be convinced to start with a flashlight this year?

3. Scott Jurek. Scott really deserves some respect after his 24 hour run last year. I really hope he pulls it off this weekend and comes within stabbing distance of Tony.

4. Arnstein. He says he should have started training the 3rd week of January. I sure hope that means he is on his way to a 200+ mpw taper going into race week. If he can handle a two day taper and learn to take it conservative the first 3 loops, he should be able to pull of a blazing fast time. I'm rooting for you to finish before dark Mike.

5. Heatmizer. I'd love to see a break out performance. He's got the loops down and wants his final Badwater qualifying 100 to put him over the edge. He'll run a conservative, strong and smart race. Look for sub 17 hours.

6. Hiroki. Man this guy is incredible. If he leaves his camera back in the hotel room and stashes his 12 pound Gregory sponsorship backpack at the turnaround point he should be flying around those loops.

7. Liza. She's got 14:57 tattooed on the insides of her eyelids. Can't think of a better way to shake up the ultra world than with a sub 15 hour rocky. Maybe that will help get at least ONE vote for ultrarunner of the year. Geez.

8. Connie. Machine.

Ok wish I was out there running, but honestly I can't stand the 20 hour drive over to Huntsville. Whatever.

Mt. Ord

Team PUKE conquered Mt. Ord this past week. We trudged through ice and snow but made the 4000 foot climb to conquer this iconic central Arizona peak.

Mount Ord Photos - January 2011

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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