RWU Ultra Team
Our UltraRunning Team is comprised of a group of friends training and
racing together. There is an amazing camaraderie in the ultrarunning
community and amongst our team, this is especially true. During our
training runs we encourage and challenge one another to become better
trail runners, sharing advice, experiences, and war stories.
Ultra Race Members
Jorge Pacheco, 43
Run With Us Run With Us welcomes ultrarunner Jorge Pacheco (Bad Water Winner, 4 time AC 100 winner, Bulldog 50K 4 times, Leona Divide 4 times, Mt Disappointment 2 times plus 31 other races where he has won) We are very happy to have him in our team.
Most recent completed races:
• Leona Divide 50M 2nd, 7:32 hr
Run With Us Welcomes Sada Crawford ( 1st place finisher at the 2011 Calico 50K, Mt Disappointment 50k and Bishop 50M. Also 3rd at the Death Valley Trail race) good luck and hope you have a great season
American River 50M,
Most recent completed races:
Anibal Corsi, 42
• Leona Divide 50M 2012 11:54 hr
San Juan Trails 50K 2011 6:57 hr
2009 Leona Divide 50M
• 2008 Ridgecrest 50K
2012 Ultra Team Highlights
Congratulations to RWU Ultra Team for completing Coyote Two Moon 100!
March 11th, 2012: Congrats to Ben WahBahlz Gaetos, Jack Cheng, and Wilson Liu, Carmela Layson, Tin Tse, Donn Ozaki, Jakob Hermman and Ted Liao, for running last weekends (03/09~03/11) Coyote 2 Moon 100 miler in Ojai
Race Report by Ben Gaetos: Can a group of runners of different speeds run together for 100 miles? Call it a long shot. The “8 Team” was up to challenge naysayers.
After two years of race cancellation due to severe weather conditions, eight ultra buddies sought the elusive C2M buckle on its last year of existence. Captained by lone lady, Coco Pimp vowed redemption along with Castaway, Jumpin' J, Leap Frog, Buckle Hoarder, Ultraholic and Happy Meal. C2M newbie, Hasher BenWah Balz was recruited or suckered into the fray. The group set aside PRs (personal records) to work as a team. more...
Congratulations to our runners at Calico 50K & Avalon 50!
Jan 22, 2012, Calico, CA: Congratulations to all the members of the Run With Us Ultra team for doing so well at the Calico 50k. This is the Trail Run you've been waiting for! It's not just a Trail Run....It's an adventure. Historic Calico Ghost Town and Mining District is one of the most beautiful and awe-striking Trail Runs you will ever experience. 30k and 50k Trail Runs of ruggedness more...
Jorge Pacheco-3:38:32 (1st place and new course record)
Annual Avalon Benefit 50M:
Jan 14, 2012, Catalina Island, CA:
Mt. Disappointment 50K Run
August 13th, 2011, Mt. Wilson, CA Congratulations to Jorge Pacheco, Jack Cheng, Adalberto Mendoz, Anibal Corsi, Wilson Liu, Tin Tse, Carmela Layson, Mark Ryne from Run With Us Ultra Team who participated at the Mt. Disappointment 50K last Saturday. Great Effort! Pacheco, 43, won 1st with 4:46 hr. Second was for Jesse Haynes, 24, in 4:58 hr. See the full results here
Vermont 100 mile run, Congratulations Wilson Liu!
July 16, Springfield, VT: Congratulations Wilson Liu from Arcadia, CA for participating at the Vermont 100 Endurance Race. VT100 is one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA and a part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultrarunning. Each year, 300 runners attempt to finish this hilly race over beautiful Vermont back roads and trails under the 30 hour cutoff point, and a well-trained few finish in under 24 hours. The current course record is 14:53:09. more
Western States 2011, Congratulations to Wilson Liu!
June 2011, Squaw Valley, CA: Congratulations to RWU Ultra team runner Wilson Liu from Arcadia, CA for finishing the 2011 edition of Western States 100 mile ultra (29:39 hr). The Western States Endurance Run is one of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and certainly one of the most challenging. more
San Diego 100 Mile 2011
Jorge Pacheco wins Holcomb Valley 33 mile race last Sunday June 12th, 2011. Congratulations to Carmela Layson and Jorge Pacheco for completing this course at 8,000 ft of elevation.
Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon
Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathons May 21, 2011: Congratulations to RWU Ultra participants of the 2011 Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathons:
- Sada Crawford 50M, 1st Women Div. 5th overall with 9:15 hr
- Adalberto Flaco Mendoza 100K, 14th overall, 2nd in age 50-59 division with 13:08
- Jack Cheng 100K, 14:28 hr
- Ben Gaetos 50M, 13:37 hr.
- Dina Aman 50M, 14:49 hr.
- Gerry Ong 50M, 15:22 hr
Jorge Pacheco breaks course record Old Goat 50 mile ultra
Elite Run With Us ultramarathon runner, Jorge Pacheco,42 breaks Old Goat 50 mile ultra last Sat. March 26, 2011 in 7:31 hr. Second place is for Tom Crawford,30 with 7:44 hr. Dominic Grossman,24 comes in third. photo by Sada Crawford. Race report by Ben Gaeto
RWU Ultra team at the San Juan Trail 50K
"Indeed, San Juan Trail 50K has a nice and tough course with an elevation change of 6,625 feet and trails that go from the smooth and shaded single to the rocky and steep exposed hot climb. Compared to Mt D. at 6,100 ft in elevation change, SJT50K is more fun and a "must-do" for the . I felt dehydrated pass mile 22 and cramped all the way to the end but I survived. Heck! This is why we do it, right!. My newer Adidas trail shoes sucked. They gave me blisters from the beginning, and I felt every sharp rock I stepped on. The knee-level creek was unexpected but fun. It helped cool my ankles. Although it also made me stop twice for 5 min. to dry my insoles. At the end, it was all worthy."
Fantastic video of the whole run taken by Lauren Miertschin to document her first ever 50K finish (7 minutes 41 seconds long). Her detailed recap - the suffering, agony & triumph is at: http://laurenontherun.blogspot.com/2011/03/big-baz-san-juan-50kfinisher.html
So.Cal Ultra runners Grand Prix Series
3rd Place Finish for Ben Gaetos
Results for January:
Red Rock 40 in Santa Barbara
November 27, 2010
Red Rock 40 was cold, tough and spectacularly beautiful. First 29F - 60F, then some rain in the evening. I used a flashlight & rain gear in the last hour.
As their webpage puts it: "This run is extremely difficult and is best suited for the expert trail runner or experienced ultra marathon runner."
First place came in 6:55 hr. Flaco placed 3rd in his age division w/ 8:47 hrs. I finished in 11:37 hrs, placed 55 out of 100 runners. I thought I could do 10 hrs, but this course is as spectacular and beautiful as it is humbling.
See the pics at www.kevsteele.com
Anibal - ULTRA TEAM
2010 Saddleback Marathon
Congradulations to the Ultra Race Team on their performance at the 2010 Saddleback Marathon.
56 Carmela Layson f 40 5:11:26
69 Dina Amen f 38 5:33:07
81 Mark Ryne m 56 6:17:38
RWU Welcomed its new Ultra Team in Oct '10