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Hotly Contested Hogback ends in Heated Heartbreak

In a dramatic test of personal resolve and fortitude the competitors of this years Hogsback 12 hour night run managed battle it out through the last hours of the night.   Yet, in the beginning, it came down to one man, Rex V, who made it on to the course before the other contestants  to snatch victory from the hands of the other runners before they could even work up a sweat.  

As the opening gong was rung and the runners crossed the bridge,  it was Rex, and Rex alone, who stood there at the finish line.  When asked of what led to his victory Rex commented.  " I'm done, I got here early, these other schnooks can follow the rules, but I got connections.  Give my prize Marv. I got to go!"  

What a man!  Our hero, Rex, manages to utilize his competitive spirit to get to the race early and with the help of the guy who makes the rules, i.e. Marv Mango,  get the first prize regardless.  It's the new American way and its coming to a race right near you....if it hasn't already done so. 



Rex V. accepting his First Place Award.


Harald E.  last years winner, who managed to trudge through twelve hours of muddy trail was a bit perplexed as he left the start line.   "I thought you had to actually run the race to win.  I didn't realize that the really experienced and fit runners had a different alternative available to them.  Next year, maybe I'll slip Marv a few bills to consider my 'advanced placement'.   I hate this race anyway. Everyone hates this race!  Except Rob L. who talked Marv into running it again.  



Harald, Rex and AJ at the Race Start.  


When pressed to explain his poor opinion of the race Harald explained that it was a lot of things.  "It is hot out there, it wet and slippery, it is muddy, you can not see much, and most of all I hate that damn bathroom up at the three-way on Center Trail."     


Bathroom at the Three-way on Center Trail.


Well Harald is just whinning.  It is supposed to be hot, wet, and muddy.  You are supposed to hate the constant up and down.  But......Harald may be onto something with that 'head' up on Center Trail.   Just remember to pack your own TP, seems too many people are forgetting that.   


Actual Results:

Harald Eb                          13 Loops

Rob L                                  7

Angela S                             5

Huddy                                  4+ Hurt Loop

Scott K                                4+ Hurt Loop

Justin L.                               2

AJ T.                                    1

Jeff F.                                  1+ Partial Hurt Loop

Wily W.                                1+ Partial Hurt Loop

Rex V.**                               TGTS     


** Too Good To Start.  Awarded First Place by Reason of National Security and Insider Self Interest..

Thanks Every One for Coming out!     Marv.                               







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Johnny Landeza

You mean I could have won this and not run it??? Do you think I can get away with this let's say... in mid January??? ^_^

The Voice Of Reason


I appreciate the sentiment but clearly Marv got it right this time. You can fawn about this dude all you want, tottering through the mud and rain for 12 hours in total darkness is not a staggering achievement but a disturbing sign of dementia. 22 min/mile... "great steady running"? Give me a break. Tot-te-ring is the word. Third year in a row? That makes it the pinnacle of idiocy!

Rex is the man - he went to bed!


Marv, you seem to have gone a bit over the deep end this time. Might I venture the opinion that your fruited head is fermenting a bit.

I'd like to point out that Harald E. did 13 Loops for the third year in a row. For the newer members of the group this is a staggering achievement. 13 in the daylight is a great run, but at night, in the rain and mud...just great steady running. And three years...I challenge anyone to do 13 next year, and to do it three years in a row. Harald's achievement is one for the record books!

Bye the way Marv, great shots of the 'three-way' head at the top of Center Trail. The problem is finding it, and then of course wondering why you bothered.

aloha, Kamo

Randy flores

Rex.... Ive gotta saw... You ROCK!!!! Way to use the power of persuasion to manipulate the odds into your favor... congratulations buddy, you EARNED it, so you DESERVE it!!!

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