Sultan Birthday Run - 50k

Sultan Birthday Run

AKA South Mountains Crossing 50K+

Dirt/Gravel and Singletrack





2011 List of Finishers







FULL DISTANCE -- 33 Miles





Name
Distance
Trail Name
Finish (official)
Aid Station 16.5M
Finish (actual)
1
Hill, Adam
32
madA
4:07
2:13
4:59:52
2
Kirk, Matt
32
Grand Kirk
4:37
2:13
5:07:05
3
Williams, Scott
32

4:51
2:25
4:56:24
4
Lundblad, Mark
32

4:52
2:25
4:57
5
Hargroves, Jeremy
32

4:52
2:18
5:12
6
Shuler, Dwight
32

5:08
2:41
5:23
7
Savage, Jonathan
32

5:15
2:25
5:20
8
Mrochek, Keith
32

5:24
2:20
5:29:55
9
Lilly, Richard
32

5:33
2:50
6:55
10
Tribbett, Tammy
32

6:14
3:03
6:34
11
Blackford, Doug
32

6:17
3:39
7:24
12
Wright, Wendy
32
Worm
6:27
2:30
7:07
13
Connolly, Mark
32

6:32
3:01
6:57
14
Leedy, Gail
32

6:41
3:33
7:55
15
Roberts, Charlie
32

6:50
2:53
7:15
16
Allen, Kay
32
Tasty Pie
7:10
3:32
7:30
17
Kumar, Naresh
32

7:19
3:29
8:03
18
McGonnell, Jeff
32

7:24
3:09
7:24
19
Idlibi, Mohammed
32
Sultan
7:43
3:03
7:43
20
Wimberly, Psyche
32
Midlife Crisis
7:45
3:47
9:45
21
Raffensperger, Charles
32
fittyK
7:50
3:47
9:45








HALF DISTANCE 16.5 Miles




22
Austin, Jinnie
16

3:13
3:16
DNF
23
Austin, Stan
16

3:13
3:16
DNF
24
Foxworth, Terry
16
Daddy Choo Choo
3:28
3:58
DNF
25
Funderburk, Ashley
16
Corn Cob
2:54
3:14
DNF
26
Lewis, John
16

3:19
3:32
DNF
27
Minnick, Beth
16

3:10
3:14
DNF
28
Pryor, David
16

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2:47

2:59
DNF
29
Chew, Betsy
16
Dimmer
3:11
3:14
DNF
30
Foxworth, Nichole
16

3:48
3:58
DNF
31
Paige, Greg
16
Gregness
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2:59

3:21
DNF
32
Roper, Hayley
16

?
NA
DNF
33
Ryan, Patrick
16

3:11
3:14
DNF
34
Harrison, Jonathan
16

2:25
2:41
DNF
35
Holland, Alex
16

3:39
3:42
DNF
36
McCaslin, Jeff
32

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UNKNOWN

3:06
UNKNOWN
37
Shelfer, Drew
32

UNKONWN
2:30
UNKNOWN
38
Thrower, Brandon
16

UNKNOWN
NA
DNF
39
Hannah - Brandon's GF
16

UNKNOWN
NA
DNF
40
Lucchesi, DC
32



DNS



2010 Write Ups:

Annette
Matt - Check out his video
D.C.
Sultan
Beth

2010 Results:


BIB#
Name
dist.
From
16.5M Split
33M Actual
Official Finish
Bonus Pts
Boner Pts
86
Hill, Adam
FULL
Asheville, NC
2:28
5:29:58
2:39:58!
170
0
146
Kirk, Matt
FULL
Marion, NC
2:28
5:25:00!
3:10:00
135
0
828
Bednosky, Annette
FULL
Jefferson, NC
2:46
5:54:37
3:59:37
115
0
18
Lundblad, Anne
FULL
Swananowa, NC
2:45
5:54:37
4:14:37
100
0
7
Lundblad, Mark
FULL
Swananowa, NC
2:42
5:39:00
5:11:00
28
0
72
Gibeau, Stu
FULL
Black Mountain, NC
3:00
6:30:00
5:13:00
77
0
131
Wright, Keith
FULL
Asheville, NC
2:52
6:34:28
5:17:28
77
0
463
Shuler, Dwight
FULL
Asheville, NC
2:42
5:39:00
5:25:00
44
30
71
Wright, Wendy
FULL
Asheville, NC
2:45
6:34:28
5:41:28
53
0
818
Jackson, Mike
FULL
Asheville, NC
2:42
5:41:00
5:46:00
25
30
196
Savage, Jonathan
FULL
Charlotte, NC
3:04
7:03:00
5:51:00
72
0
65
Lucchesi, DC *
FULL
Charlotte, NC
3:03
6:36:38
5:52:38
44
0
70
Lewis, John
FULL
Charlotte, NC
3:04
7:03:00
5:53:00
70
0
68
Roper, Hayley *
FULL
Swananowa, NC
3:04
6:40:00
5:57:00
43
0
3358
Idlibi, Mohammed *
FULL
Charlotte, NC
2:52
6:36:38
6:05:38
31
0
46
Wells , Damian
FULL
Swananowa, NC
3:13
6:40:00
6:11:00
29
0
1135
Funderburk, Ashley *
FULL
Charlotte, NC
3:13
7:03:00
6:16:00
47
0
209
Minnick, Beth
FULL
Abingdon, VA
3:13
6:39:30
6:24:30
45
30
136
Roberts, Charlie
FULL
Arden, NC
4:59
7:55:00
7:05:00
80
30
45
Leedy, Gail
FULL
Boone, NC
3:35
7:37:00
7:09:00
28
0
218
Paige, Greg
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:03

1:31:00
92
0
58
Day, Mike
HALF
Raleigh, NC
3:33

1:39:00
114
0
578
Daileader, Rich
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:13

2:24:00
49
0
386
Pryor, David
HALF
Hendersonville, NC
3:05

2:37:00
28
0
141
Ryan, Patrick
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:20

2:46:00
34
0
11096
Yelton, Melinda
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:20

2:48:00
32
0
1057
Davenport, Julia
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:16

2:49:00
27
0
455
Chew, Betsy
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:20

2:57:00
23
0
140
Foxworth, Terry
HALF
Hendersonville, NC
3:39

3:19:00
20
0
233
Stewart, Cathy
HALF
Charlotte, NC
3:49

3:21:00
28
0
22
Stringfellow, Vonda
HALF
Arden, NC
4:59

4:10:00
49
0
67
Kirk, David
FULL
High Point, NC
DNS




2778
Altizer, Whit
FULL
Black Mountain, NC
DNS





*January B-day runners

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Course: Start/Finish will be at the Roper Hollow Rd. at 10:00am. The course is an out and back with a small lolly pop waterfall loop option at the turnaround. There's about 6200' elevation gain, the 16 mile cut-off time will be 4 hours. The route will not be marked. Runners will be given a map highlighting the 11 miles of route in the park. The course outside the park is straightforward and will be explained in the pre-run briefing.

Support: Remember this is a gathering of friends, low-key aid will be provided at the 16 mile turnaround at the Jacob Fork River Gorge parking area inside South Mountains State Park. Folks who are not running can celebrate with a nice waterfall hike.

Event Format
All runners are going to start no later than 10:00am. Please do not show up more than 20 minutes before 10am as some have gone too far on Roper Hollow road not knowing exactly where the starting point is. We will have an official meeting point at the Coffee House Waffle Shop #907 (2149 South Sterling Street, Morganton, NC 28655) off of exit 105, according to google maps, on Hwy 40 at 8:30am. This will allow anyone to grab breakfast here, down a few calories, liquids, re-shuffle any necessary gear, converse, and meet up with other peeps. If your not interested in breakfast, we plan to depart from the Coffee House Waffle Shop at 9:10am and be at the start, Roper Hollow Rd, by 9:45am. Run starts at 10am sharp. This year we will time the run and provide a 16 mile split, and a 32 mile finish time. There will be bonus/boner minutes added and deducted from your actual time based on the following criteria:

Bonus/Boner Minutes
Acquiring the first will result in faster “official” finish times; acquiring the latter will result in slower “official” finish times.
(1) Bonus Minutes can be acquired by…
(a) Wearing your Sultan crown the entire distance. Taking off the crown will result in boner minutes.
(b) Eating a full slice of birthday cake.
(c) Being extra nice to our volunteers.
(d) Doing a headstand or cartwheel at least once while on the run.
(e) Bonus Minutes can be increased based on level/value of participation.

(2) Boner Minutes can be earned across several opportunities, prime among them not paying attention to / responding in a timely manner to e-mails from the Sultan or other officially-designated Sultan 50k Cohorts (when such e-mails ask for your input); whining because your Sultan 50k experience isn’t the perfection you’d anticipated; making life difficult for any one volunteer; or generally just being a pain in the tush (that term open to many interpretations). So, f’r'instance, earn 60 minutes of Boner Minutes, and your 6:38 finish time quickly reverts to over 7.5 hours of slogging towards the Finish…

(3) Each volunteer will have Bonus and Boner Minutes to dispense at will, with only marginal limits on how many get awarded. If you can suck up to that many volunteers, just ponder how sweet it would be to see an “official” time that scores better than some of the fastest 50k’s out there. How you later relate the story of how you earned your reward is your business. And as the saying goes, “it’s YOUR log book, you can write anything you want in it…”

(4) Bonus/Boner Minutes are not negotiable, tho the B/B Bogeyman will certainly enjoy the entertainment of your argument.
Aid Station (SMSP Parking Lot – Mile 16)
There will be one aid station at the main parking lot of South Mountains State park. Red velvet birthday deliciousness will be served. Some type of carbonated and non-carbonated fluids will be available. If you would like to bring anything else along for the aid station, please do so! The aid station will open after our volunteers finish a nice waterfall hike, sometime in the afternoon and close after the last runner comes thru. If you are planning to run the entire 32 miles it would be encouraged to reach this aid station and be out of there no later than 2pm. If this is you, bring a headlamp.




Sultan 50k Birthday Run Elevation Profile: My altimeter wasn't calibrated for exact elevation so the peak shows only about 2800ft. I think we topped out over 3000ft. The elevation gain was a mean 6100+ feet. Cake and runners were extra special. See you next year....dwight.

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Sultan 50k Birthday Run Elevation Profile