Tag: Hennepin Hundred

The Hennepin Hundred

I’ll be turning 74 this year, and I’ve been running competitively for 57 of them. That’s a long time. I’ve competed at distances from 440 yards (high school) to 100 miles (last year at the Hennepin Hundred). I love runni...

Hennepin Hundred

On New Year’s Day, I opened my runner’s log to October 6 and penciled in the Hennepin 100. This flat and non-technical race along the historic Hennepin Canal in northwest Illinois topped my bucket list. And at 72, my sel...

The Hennepin Hundred

We’ve all heard the old idiom, “The third time’s the charm.” I’ve been trying to run the Hennepin Hundred since it debuted along the historic Hennepin Canal in 2015. That first year (2015), I was a DNS because of injury....

Hennepin Hundred

FLASHBACK TO THE HENNEPIN HUNDRED 2015: I flew out of the start in Sterling, IL, legs churning. I tore through aid stations as I built my lead, volunteers exploding in shouts and cheers. I fed off their energy. But t...

Hennepin Hundred

"My God, It's Full of Stars." Those famous last words of astronaut David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey echoed across rural northern Illinois on September 12-13, murmured by runners plunging into the nighttime porti...