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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Toughest 50K

Lots of talk of the "toughest 50k" out there or the "50k that runs like a 50 mile". Not sure what all the fuss is about cause last time I checked there weren't any 50km races with more climbing than Hardrock. Well, this should settle things:

Avalanche 50K - Silverton, Colorado - Summer 2013

~31.3 miles
~41,650 feet of climbing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Camelback Marathon

Yes, it's overcrowded, boring, hot, etc, but damn it, we like to puke for various reasons (disgust, over exhaustion, boredom). So, on Friday, August 10th, we will do the first running EVER of the camelback marathon. This race is put on by a rogue group of phantom race directors - the LALAS! Race goes from 9am-3pm. You have as long as it takes for Alexander to go to school to compete the marathon. This is appx. 10 trips over and back camelback (not completely accurate, but close). Figures loosely put this at 20k of elevation gain, but then again, I can't add. Bring your own water, food, etc, and the 1 lb. bag of dried beans for the race fee.

If all goes well, another marathon will begin the following friday called the Thompson Peak (fuck you) Marathon.

Thank you, and carry on.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Avalanche 100

In the spirit of all things difficult and nearly impossible, we are proud to announce the toughest footrace on the planet, or the race across the sky, or the race that eats its young, or probably just about the stupidest thing you can dream up in the name of toughness or insanity. This is simply the toughest damn thing we could think of. This race will blow Barkley and Nolan's 14 and Wickham Park out of the water.

We are talking:
100 Miles
116,188 feet of climbing (and same amount of descent)
Course low point of 9,318 feet
Course high point of 13,066 feet
Projected course record of 72 hours
Cutoff of 144 hours
45% grade
31 round trips to the top of Kendall Mountain
Course is a combination avalanche chute / boulder scramble

This is the Avalanche 100. Nut up or shut up. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sasquatch Sighting

PUKE runners recently spotted a large hairy elusive creature in the foothills of the Mazatzal mountains. The creature seemed to be quite fond of human "interaction" and even allowed a photo op. Any other sightings out there?

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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