Racing Around the Bay - Endurance Races in the San Francisco Bay Area


What I'm about

As a multi-sport bay area enthusiast I saw that there was a dearth of news about racing in the bay area. It isn't too hard to find information about a specific sport ( sort of ) or a specific race ( if it's a big one ) but there isn't any general coverage of the racing scene in the greater Bay Area. I decided to fill that Gap hence: Racing Around the Bay. I'm covering any and all endurance sports that I can find information about, to include, but not necessarily limited to: running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, triathlons, adventure racing, rowing, swimming, and whatever else I can find. feel free to contact me through Contact Me (Still working to add a more direct non-spam inducing contact to the site)

52nd Annual Walt Stack DSE Runners Double Dipsea - Aug 27, 2022

Another Double Dipsea is in the books

Another Double Dipsea is in the books and another great race by Brazen racing. This year's version of the out and back handicapped 13.7 mile race was won by Quinn Coyle, 26 of San Francisco, followed closely Jonah Backstrom, 48 of San Francisco. in the women's race the winner was Virginia Calkins, 34 of San Francisco, followed less than a minute later by 61 year old Vicky Bray-Johnson of Angels Camp.

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Skyline 50K - 8/7/22

From by MarathonMTB

The 40th running of the Skyline 50K took place this past weekend in the hills of the East Bay. This race is one of the longest continuously running ultras in the country ( barring COVID interruptions). And as always it didn't disappoint. The women's race was won by the ever dominant Kristina Randrup, winning wire to wire in a time of 4:34:11 and 11th overall. Randrup has reached legend status for the Skyline 50K having won three of the last five races and coming in second in the other two, including her first ultra ever in the 2017 version of the race. Second place in the women's was Isabel Diaz with a time of 5:11:26 and very quickly (in ultra terms ) followed by Verity Breen in 5:15:46.

The men's race was won by Chikara Omine in a time of 3:36:08. Omine, a well known and highly accomplished Bay Area ultra runner, first ran, and won, the Skyline 50k all the way back in 2005. Andrew Catanese came in second with a time of 3:53:14, repeating his results from 2021 and improving his time by 1:16. In third place was David Tran, also, like Omine, representing the Excelsior Track club, in a time of 3:59:21

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24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

From medium by Craig Benson

It’s 3 AM, I’m laying in the back of the spotlessly clean rental car tormented by feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, anxiously checking if the charged indicator on the bike light has turned green, as if the more I look the faster it will recharge — a watched pot and all that. I’m 15 hours into a solo 24 hour... ....

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Another successful ( and cold ) Strathpuffer 24 hour race.

From 24 Hour Racing by Craig Benson

The Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race took place over the weekend of the 24th. Keith Forsyth won the men's solo category for the 4th time, cementing him as the king of the 'Puffer. The women's event was won by Cat Hirst, who covered 165 freezing miles in 15 laps. The conditions were cold and snowy but clear for a good part of the time. Of special note Tom Seipp, 13 years old, finished 38th with 13 laps. read about his adventure ( with his Dad ) here: ....

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Getting Ready – 24 Hour Racing Prep

From Kielder Chiller Blog by bkemp247

With a few weeks to go your mind may well start wandering and thinking about preparation for the big day. You training may have gone very well or training might just be a word that you’ve heard other people talk about. Either way, if you think about your options now then you’ll save yourself a lot of stress on the day. Here’s just a few things you might want to consider leading up to race day: ....

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Welcome to Racing Around the Bay

Racing Around the Bay is your key to endurance racing in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond ( if I feel like it ), upcoming races (no promises for completeness ), and, perhaps, any other random interesting thing I feel like adding.

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