Cheers to thee New Year

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Finish TNF EC. Photo: Brett Rivers

This past year brought many emotions that I will remember forever. Thank you for following my journeys with continual love and support! It’s fun to reflect on this past year, but more so, I look forward to continuing on, seeing where my feet will take me next.

My last race of 2012, was an enjoyable 50k with my wife Krista in San Francisco at The North Face Endurance Challenge. It was a wonderful run together, not worrying about anything, but enjoying each moment, talking, laughing, slipping and sliding in the muddy trails. It was a 6hr date, which was another highlight of my year. I learned, no matter what speed you go, ultra’s are tiring and a lot of work, but always rewarding in the end. It’s always fun to see racing from another perspective, giving me the time to appreciate and thank all the volunteers and organizers who take many hours to put on the best race they can.

Also this year, I jumped into Race Directing for the Enchanted Forest Wine Run half-marathon and 5k and also joining in at the SOB 50m/50k run. WOW, RDing is a lot of work and it really makes me appreciate what so many people do, so we can enjoy trails with other like minded people through out the year.

2013 is going to be an incredible journey! I’ll be traveling much more and hopefully enjoying the opportunity to see many parts of the world I have not visited yet! After a few early season races in the States, I’ll be traveling to New Zealand for the Tarawera 100k, possibly Transvulcania in the Canary Islands and to Europe for UTMB. I’ve never been to any of these places and feel so privileged that putting one foot in front of the other is giving me the opportunity to see the world.

I look forward to keeping you updated here and on my Facebook page. Thank you for following and being apart of my life. Many blessings to all of you as you continue on your path. I hope it finds you well and I run into along the way.


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20 Responses to Cheers to thee New Year

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  2. Happy New Year Tim.

    May you always be blessed with running.

  3. perhaps a run at Speedgoat for a tuneup for UTMB? πŸ™‚ Run on my man….run on

    • Speedgoat is a BIG possibility! I’ve been wanting to run that one for years, this should be the year!
      Looking forward to seeing more of you this year. By the way, amazing year! Your RRR100 was incredible, that performance deserves much more respect. I guess you’ll just have to kick some more young buck a$$ again this year.

  4. Great adventures certainly await you in 2013! Enjoy every moment with your family!

  5. jabbur says:

    Happy New Trails!

  6. Dave says:

    Hoping to be in Tarawera also. Should be an amazing race.

  7. debbieloomis says:

    Looking forward to many exciting adventures in 2013!

  8. ScottD says:

    Congrats to you and Krista an amazing year! Wishing all three of you the best for 2013, and glad to see a 50% increase in family size has created a 200% boost in planned adventure. πŸ˜‰


  9. Thomas says:

    Hallo Timothy,

    happy new year to you and your familiy.
    You and Kilian are for me the best ultra runners of the year, I am looking forward to see you battle with Tony K. in tarawera, to set a sign in the canarian islands and to set a sign in the WS again.
    I have so many respect on your attitude and performance, to you and your familiy all the best.

    take care thomas from germany

    • Thanks for the kind words Thomas!
      2012 was quite the experience! I’m looking forward to lots of fun running a some really competitive races in this next year.
      All the best to you and yours.

  10. afuntanilla says:

    tim – i’m thinking of running the leona divide 50 miler. do you think if i train in muir woods, that the terrain there will be sufficient training? thanks

    • hello,
      I think muir woods will work perfect for you. It’s a decently fast course with one biggg climb after the turn around. If you put in the miles you’ll do great. It’s an excellent course and fun party at the finish!

  11. afuntanilla says:

    tim – thanks for the response. Definitely appreciate it!

  12. Kristine says:

    I was working at the Foresthill Aid station when you came running in. I had never been to any ultra events so I was expecting people to be dragging in and passing out. In you came, SMILING and waving at all the people out there and thanking people…and off you went. It was so inspiring and from all the things I have seen, read and listened to, you’re just one of those people that truly appreciate not only the trail, the run, but the people that support you and your fellow runners! Thank you for that!

    • Thanks Kristine!!! It means a lot to get messages like this πŸ™‚ I hope to see you out at other events, maybe WS in 2013. Thanks for your help and giving your time to us crazy runners.

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