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Episode 27 - Craig Thornley, Dr. Andy Pasternak, Diana Fitzpatrick, and Tim Twietmeyer

The Mile 99 Interview

In this episode, we were joined by Western States Endurance Run race director Craig Thornley, race medical director Dr. Andy Pasternak, president of the board of directors Diana Fitzpatrick, and vice president of the board Tim Twietmeyer.We were glad to welcome them back after first talking in early December to find out more about plans for the 2021 Western States race. Back in December, there was a great deal of uncertainty that made it difficult to decide how to plan for 2021. In this episode, they all offered helpful insight into the many facets of planning the race and keeping the runners safe.We touched on all kinds of topics from a latest update on the pandemic and vaccine rollouts, contingency plans for accommodating international runners, qualifying race requirements and much more. We also heard an update on an exciting new race planned for late 2022 by the Western States organization. We'll certainly look forward to hearing more about that again soon!Tune in to get all of the latest information and updates, and we'll all keep our fingers crossed for a successful race this June!Latest updates from WSER: https://www.wser.org/Western States Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wser100California COVID-19 resources: https://covid19.ca.gov/Receive COVID-19 vaccine information/alerts: https://myturn.ca.gov/Receive COVID-19 exposure alerts on your phone: https://canotify.ca.gov/---Your hosts: Greg Larkin / Mike Turner / Jessica HarrisArtwork/logo by Krista Cavender: https://www.kcavenderdesign.com/ | IG: https://www.instagram.com/kristacavender/Intro/outro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevationSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/themile99interview)

1hr 6mins

5 Feb 2021

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Episode 1 - Craig Thornley

The Mile 99 Interview

In our first episode of the interview series, we sat down with Craig Thornley, race director of the Western States Endurance Run. We covered all kinds of topics from Craig's early life, his running career, his first time learning about the Western States race and his eventual hiring as the race director. And we got some great audience questions on top of that - enjoy!Intro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevationSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/themile99interview)

1hr 6mins

15 May 2020

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Jimmy Dean Freeman, Craig Thornley | BYP 052

Billy Yang Podcast

Coach, Speaker, Ultrastud and good friend Jimmy Dean Freeman (20:30) finally joins me on the pod to discuss how he's coping with the pandemic, how to maintain positive thinking, some 100-mile war stories...and that time he was instrumental in me going on a dating show? Also, we have Western States Race Director Craig Thornley (6:39) preceding the conversation to talk about the recent cancellation for just the second time in the race's history.  + From Squaw to Auburn: https://bit.ly/3azIziW + Soil and Oak: https://bit.ly/3bS60Ez + Quarantine Backyard Ultra: https://bit.ly/2w7Pn8y  ______ Patreon.com/BillyYang Instagram.com/BillyYangPod Twitter.com/BillyYang Facebook.com/BillyYangPodcast 

2hr 48mins

1 Apr 2020

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The Western States Lottery with RD Craig Thornley and Tim Twietmeyer⎮KoopCast Episode 3


Coach Jason Koop discusses the results of the 2020 Western States lottery with Race Director Craig Thornley and Board Member Tim Twietmeyer. Is the Western States lottery fair? What types of runners does it reward? How does the board think about Western Staes's position as a leader in the space? 

1hr 34mins

13 Dec 2019

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Episode 5 - Craig Thornley, Western States 100 Race Director - Apparently bloody nipples don't hurt him.

Orange Mud Adventure Channel

Many people know of Craig from being the race director of the Western States 100. But many don't know that he is also the co founder of the Waldo 100k, an accomplished rock climber, has an insane one mile speed record, and is running in the WS100 this year as well as racing in it. We had a lot of fun picking his brain about the event history, growth, challenges and more, plus had some fun learning who Mr. Lord Balls is and where in the world that name came from. You might even learn something about bloody nipples in this one.  Accomplishments WS100 Race Director He has a best time of WS100 best time, 18:25 Stud rock climber, including the Nose of El Capitan Waldo 100k Co Founder and Race Director You ran a 4:33 mile back in, well, we’ll just say in high school. That’s fast! Anything else you want us to list?  Links Western States 100 Twitter Conduct the Juices Blog

1hr 7mins

10 Mar 2017

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #93 | Craig Thornley, Race Director of Western Stat

Ginger Runner LIVE

On tonight's GRLive, I am joined by the race director of the world famous Western States 100, Craig Thornley. I get a chance to talk to him about some of his own running history as well as what goes on behind the scenes of the world's first 100 mile endurance race. This one is a good one!

1hr 9mins

1 Mar 2016

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2015 Western States Preview with AJW and Craig Thornley, RD

Trail Runner Nation

Andy Jones-Wilkins joins Race Director of the Western States 100, Craig Thornley  to discuss the 2015 course, the race, and who to watch.  As always, the gong accompanied this podcast. Men's Preview Women's Preview

1hr 18mins

17 Jun 2015

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Western States 100 AJW and Craig Thornley

Trail Runner Nation

On the evening of two of the most popular 100-mile race lotteries (Western States 100 and Hardrock 100),  Andy Jones-Wilkins and Craig Thornley (race director) join the Nation to discuss the mystic and draw of Western States 100, the new 2015 qualifying standards, "micro competitions", the future of ultrarunning, and how to maintain longevity in the sport. Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

1hr 13mins

8 Dec 2013

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WS100 Tim Twietmeyer and Craig Thornley

Trail Runner Nation

We join Ultralegend Tim Twietmeyer and Ultrarunner/Race Director Craig Thornley as we discuss the "Rules of the Trail"  Who knew there are 18 rules for running Western States 100?  Apparently each rule is a result of a circumstance that actually happened happened during the race. 

1hr 14mins

26 Jun 2013

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Meghan Arbogast and Craig Thornley Interview


What is the state of ultrarunning and where is it going? To help answer these questions we brought in Western States Race Director, Craig “Lord Balls” Thornley and Meghan “The Queen” Arbogast. We talk about drug testing, runners to watch, ultrarunning teams, swag and so much more. Lord Balls also … The post Meghan Arbogast and Craig Thornley Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 16mins

30 Jan 2013