Friday, April 15, 2022

2022 Hinson24 Ultra

Good Friday April 15th 2022

About 3 weeks after finishing the Blackbeard's Revenge 100

Blackbeard's Revenge 100 Blog Link

Time to start training for one of my favorite events

The 15th Hinson 24 Hour Ultra September 24-25th 2022...

Hinson24 Registration Website

This USATF sanctioned event has always been a bit of a ultra runner reunion event for me.  Simply said, I love it!  This will be the 15th annual event.  It's basically a 1.5m loop around Hinson Lake that starts at 8am on a Saturday and ends 24 hours later at 8am Sunday.  The challenge is to see how many loops you can do in 24 hours.  If you can get 100k then you get a nice medal and if you get at least 100 miles you get a Belt Buckle.  So, my record is 84 and last year I got about 63 miles so yep, I want that 100m buckle!! Registration had opened up January 1st at 0000hrs so I was ready and it was a good thing because this race was closed out with now a waiting list soon after.

My past attempts and associated blog links

2016 Hinson 24 84.168m (56 laps) 8th place/323

2017 Hinson 24 79.6696m (53 laps)17th place/328

2018 Hinson 24 55.6184m (37 laps)55th place/382

2020-2021 Hinson24 63.1344m(42 laps)68th/334

This year would be the first without the legend Bill Keane...  As mentioned in the Blackbeard's Revenge Blog entry, it is clear that this Hinson24 race will not be the same without him.  Here is a newspaper article link about him.

Bill Keane

We are not promised tomorrow so make each moment count!

I wanted to share this blog with one of the quotes I attempt to live by.   I love it when Anthony Hopkins narrates so check out the YouTube video above.  Below are the words.

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


by Dylan Thomas

4/15/22 Starting body stats...

April 17th 2022

1st Run of Hinson Training
with Brad

April 24th 2022

2nd Run after Blackbeard's Revenge
2nd Run for Hinson Training!
w/Brad, Curt, Rick & Rob

Tim, Brittany, Curt, Brad, Rob, Rick, Sandra and Anthony

Now that I'm getting back in the groove, I'm trying to get more folks out for organized runs...

Looks like these ladies may be joining me for Umstead 100 in 2023!!

I'm dropping down well from 165 but my goal is to be 148 without running or being dehydrated... slowly but surely!

May 1st 2022

3rd LSD since Blackbeard's Revenge

Just a fun video from same run

Tim Tony & Brad

Happy about weight loss but this was actually my dehydration after the 10 miler weight... I have been averaging around 153 which has been good but seeing this makes me hopeful that I can work to a hydrated sub 150 weight

Friday May 6th 2022

Mother's Day 2022

Tim Brittany & Rachel

I was excited when Brad told me the bells were back on!  Fortunately, we needed about a 5k more so these ladies Brittany and Rachel agreed to go and check it out.  It had been a long tradition with our running club "GoRun" to go through them especially to initiate the newbies!

May 22, 2022

13 Miler with Brad & Tony

~15 Miles
Brad, Rob, Justin, Rachel, Hunter and Megan

12 miler in Williamsburg

14 Miler with Bran, Scott and Justin

This blog will be updated periodically so check back once in a while... the race is September 2022!!