Category: 3100 Mile Race 2014

  • July 27: Summer of Grace

    Enthusiasm, enthusiasm, God’s main food, He begs me to eat For my good. Sri Chinmoy, Enthusiasm, part 1, December 19, 1999 Their performance lasts less than an hour.  Their audience, if you can call them that, rarely hears more than a snatch from a phrase of any of the perhaps dozen songs they sing each […]

  • July 26: That Is What The Race Is About

    By day 11 last year Sarah Barnett could see her dream slipping away and there was absolutely nothing she could do to hang onto it. As one of the best ultra distance runners in the world, coming to do the Self Transcendence 3100 mile race was going to be the ultimate challenge for her.  Something […]

  • July 25: One Dream Together

    “He is very close to me.  Many times people mix us up when they see us.  We are very similar.  I am sometimes mistaken for Vasu but with Volodymyr it is more often.  But it is not just an outer similarity.  But also a deep inner oneness.  Volodymyr is very strong inwardly.  He has strong […]

  • July 24: Beginning Of A Beautiful Life.

    “Think of how beautiful it is that we have come to this moment.  Our previous lives and this life have brought us to this divine space, that we are taking up. This is very unusual.  It can be compared to a mini avatar.  These runners and everyone are stabilizing the negative and the positive here […]

  • July 23: Why

    “It was my second year here and it was my last day and I was just so exhausted.  I knew that I had to finish in 52 days and I was pushing like anything, and it was afternoon.  I was completely dead at that point.  I was passing somewhere here, (points to a light pole) […]

  • July 22: Friendship

    It was probably the best race he ever ran.  It was also his very first attempt to run for 24 hours.  It was being held  on a track in London by a group who were doing something brand new as well for them.  It was a first for lots of people in a way. It […]

  • July 21: Champions All

    If this picture were to stand alone by itself I have no idea what the caption would read to accompany it.  For a photographer to see 3 smiling runners coming up the course towards you is a golden opportunity.  But as a fan of the race, there is a significance to this particular moment for […]

  • July 20: Something New To Achieve or Become

    “I had a lot of fun yesterday.  I wish all my days could be like that.  It wasn’t a struggle at all.  The whole day there was no problem with anything.” Most days the runners struggle just to make their usual laps.  Pace and push themselves throughout the 18 hours they have on the course […]

  • July 19: Simplicity Of Running

    In British distance running there are 2 names that stand out above all the rest.  Don Ritchie and Steve Jones each set records that have lasted for more than 30 years.  In some ways there was a similarity about their approach to the sport, even though the distances they each competed at were at the […]

  • July 18: Impossible Until It’s Done

    He spent 27 years of his life in prison. It was such a harsh place that he was allowed to receive only one visitor per year.  He grew up in a world that gave him few rights and precious little freedom.  Yet when he emerged from prison he left his bitterness and despair behind him.  […]