John Pearch’s Running/Biking Resume 1993-2008

 

Race Director since 2002 - present:

See website of results and photos: http://www.capitolpeakultras.com/cp50mile.html

 

See website of results and photos: http://www.capitolpeakultras.com

 

2008

Organized Bicycle Rides (non-ultracycling)

Daffodil Classic Century Ride - Orting, WA

Chelan Century Ride – Chelan, WA

Native Planet Classic 128 miler- Winthrop, WA

Twin County Double Metric Century- Olympia, WA

Volunteer Work

Multiple hours of trail work in Capitol State Forest, working with Friends of Capitol Forest and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources

2007

Bicycle Rides

Olympic Classic Century Ride – Port Angles, WA

Chelan Century Ride – Chelan, WA

Death Ride (Markleeville, CA)

Shasta Super Century (Shasta City, CA)

 Volunteer Work

Multiple hours of trail work in Capitol State Forest, working with Friends of Capitol Forest and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Helped recruit for a new race director for the Cascade Crest 100 mile run

Mt Blanchard 50K (aid station support) June 2

Orcas Island Fat Ass (aid station support) February 24

 

2006

Advenure Races: Trioba Sprint – 6th place overall -Coed 4 person Team

 Bicycle Rides

Seattle to Portland 204 mile bike ride – 1 day (approx 11 hours riding time)

Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) (approx. 9 hours riding time)

Volunteer Work: 

Aid Station support at White River 50 mile, Cascade Crest 100 mile, Cle Elum 50K, Course martial at Cougar Mtn Trail Run series (New Castle, WA)

Trail maintenance in Capitol State Forest for Capitol Peak 50 mile.

 

2005

Ultramarathons-

 

Bicycle Rides

Seattle to Portland 200 mile bike ride – 1 day (approx 12 hours riding time)

 

2004

Ultramarathons

 

Volunteer Work: 

Aid Station support at White River 50 mile, Cascade Crest 100 mile, McDonald Forest 50K.  Trail maintenance in Capitol State Forest for Capitol Peak 50K.

 

Race Director: Co-Founded of the inaugural Capitol Peak 50K held on October 2, 2004 in Capitol State Forest near Olympia, WA.

 

2003

Ultramarathons or Trail Races

 

2003 Ultramarathon Involvement:

Founder of the Capitol Peak Mega-Fat Ass

 

2003 Race Series: 4th overall in the Montrail Ultra Cup Race Series

 

2003 Biggest Trail Runs: Grand Canyon Double Crossing (42 miles with 11,000 elevation gain/loss); Tiger Mountain State Forest, 12 Peaks; Icicle Ridge Climb, Leavenworth, WA (22 miles with 8400 elevation gain/loss); Olympic Mountains, Hurricane Ridge Climb (20 miles with 7500 ft elevation gain/loss),

 

2003 Volunteer Work:  Aid Station support at Chuckanut Mountain 50K, Cascade Crest 100 mile, Course martial at Cougar Mtn Trail Run series (New Castle, WA)

Trail maintenance in Capitol State Forest- service project for AC100 (Olympia, WA)

2002

Ultramarathons

 

Race Series: 3rd overall in the Montrail Ultra Cup Race Series

10th overall (2nd in age group) for Oregon Trail Ultra Series

 

Biggest Trail Runs: Tiger Mountain State Forest- 12 Peaks (10,500 in 34 miles); Olympic Mountains- Mt Rose X3 (18 miles with 10,800 ft gain/loss); Pacing last 47 miles of Wasatch Front 100 mile

 

Ultramarathon Involvement:

Race director for the 1st annual Capitol Peak Mega-Fat Ass (founder and organizer)

 

Volunteer Work:  Aid Station support at: Chuckanut Mountain 50K (Bellingham, WA), Cascade Crest Classic 100 miler (Easton, WA) and Cle Elum 50K (Cle Elum, WA)

 

 2001

Ultras

·             McDonald Forest Fat Ass 50K (Corvallis, OR January)

·             Hagg Lake 50K  9th 4:29 (Forest Grove, OR, February)

·             Chuckanut 50K 8th 4:41 (Bellingham, WA, March)

·             Mt Si 50 mile 7:18 - 6th overall (Snoqualmie, WA, April)

·             McDonald Forest 50K 17th 4:55 (Corvallis, OR, April)

·             Western States 100 mile  107th 25:35 (Auburn, CA, June)

·             Mt. Hood PCT 50 Mile - 4th 7:43 overall (Mt. Hood, OR, August)

·             Cle Elum Ridge 50K  4th 5:00:39 overall (Cle Elum, WA, September)

Race Series: 17th overall (2nd in age group) for Oregon Trail Ultra Series

Volunteer Work:  June, 2001: Trail maintenance at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park, New Castle, WA.  July, 2001: Trail martial at the White River 50 miler (USATF National Championship).

Biggest Trail Runs: Tiger Mountain State Forest, 12 Peaks, (34 miles with 10,500 elevation gain/descent)

Mt Rainier Wonderland Trail (93 miles in 56 hours with 2 nights rest)

Pacing last 45 miles of Cascade Crest Classic 100 mile

 

 2000

Ultras

·             Jack Frost 5 Hour race – 21 X 1.5 mile laps 4:50  (West Lynn, OR, February)

·             McDonald Forest 50K – 13th  5:12 (Corvallis, OR, April)

·             Siskiyou Outback 50K – 5th  4:18 (Ashland, OR, July)

·             White River 50 mile – 8:38 (Crystal Mtn, WA, July)

·             Mt Hood PCT 50 mile – 9th 8:31 (Mt. Hood, OR, August)

·             McKenzie 50K – 4:06  (McKenzie Bridge, OR, September)

Race Series: 2nd overall in the Oregon Ultra Trail Series

 

1999

Crater Lake Marathon 3:25 (August, 1999, Crater Lake National Park)

Humbolt Redwoods Marathon 3:08 (October, 1999, Arcata, CA)

 

1998

Crater Lake Half Marathon 1:24 – 2nd overall  (August, 1996, Crater Lake National Park, OR)

Portland Marathon 2:58 (October, 1998, Portland, OR)

1997

Crater Lake Half Marathon 1:38 (August, 1997, Crater Lake National Park, OR)

 

1996

Boston Marathon 2:58 (April, 1996, Boston, MA)

Crater Lake Half Marathon 1:28 (August, 1996, Crater Lake National Park, OR)

Humbolt Redwoods Marathon 2:58 (October, 1996, Arcata, CA)

 

1995

Garden of the Gods 10 mile,  24th – 59:52 (June 11, 1995 Colorado Springs, CO)

Columbus Half-Marathon: 1:14* (October, 1995 Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Marathon: 2:57* (November, 1995,  Columbus, Ohio)         

* Personal Record

 

1994

Pikes Peak Ascent 47th overall, 4th in age group, 2:54:48 (Manitou Springs, CO) (FIRST TRAIL RACE!)

Magazine Articles about key race performances or other ultramarathon involvement:

July/August 2005, Ultrarunning Magazine, Ice Age 50K, by John Pearch

June 2003, Ultrarunning Magazine, “Pearch and Kimball Notch Wins at American River 50 Mile,” by Lisa Demoney, R.D.

March 2003, Ultrarunning Magazine, Twenty-Something: The younger ultrarunner, John Pearch “Coming From Behind!”   by Ian Torrence,

March, 2003, Ultrarunning Magazine, Fat Ass 50s, Capitol Peak Version, by John Pearch

February 2003, Northwest Runner, Starting Lines: “What’s Hot and Who’s Cool, Montrail Cup Announces 2002 winners and next year’s schedule.”

August/September 2002, Race Center Northwest, “Trial by Trail, Western States Endurance Run 2002,” by Ian Torrence

November, 2002, Ultrarunning Magazine, Where’s Waldo 100Km “Not for the Faint of Heart (or Breath)”, by Steve Smucker

 

Newspaper Articles about race performances or other ultramarathon involvement:

Sunday, January 26, 2003, The Olympian, Olympia Washington, Front Page, “Trail runners start their day early, damp,” by Gale Wood (website: http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20030126/frontpage/15781.shtml)

 

Sunday, January 26, 2003, The Olympian, Olympia Washington, Sports Section “Happy Trails Mud, rain fail to deter runners in long-distance races at Capitol Forest” by Gale Wood (website: http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20030126/sportssection/15805.shtml)

 

Sunday, January 26, 2003, The Olympian, Olympia Washington, Sports Section “Capitol Peak Run May Grow in 2004

This year, the event drew 96 competitors  by Gale Wood (website: http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20030128/sportssection/17106.shtml)

 

Saturday, April 05, 2003, The Auburn Journal, “Pearch captures AR50 title,” Washington native, who trains with WS100 champ, wins by four minutes, By Andy Wilcox (for website go to www.auburnjournal.com and click on archives and search for AR50 on 4/5/03)

 

Saturday, June 12, 2005, The Olympian, Olympia Washington, Sports Section “Runners tackle forest's hills, trails

Athletes eat on the go during 25K, 50-miler” BY GAIL WOOD

http://www.theolympian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050612/SPORTS/506120326/1002

 

 

Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio (Div III)

The following are Personal Records set in cross-county and track in high school and college:

1500 meters: 4:11 (1993, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio

 Mile: 4:39 (1991, New Philadelphia, Ohio)

3,000 meters: 9:07 (1995, Denison University- Indoor meet, Granville, Ohio)

2 mile: 10:01 (1991, Canton, Ohio – Akron/Canton District meet)

5,000 meters: 15:27 (1993, Baldwin Wallace College, Burea, Ohio- Last Chance Meet with Div I, II, III and NAIA and Olympic contenders)

8,000 meters: 25:45 (1994, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio - Ohio Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships)

10,000 meters: 32:22** (1995, Baldwin Wallace College, Burea, Ohio - Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships)

** Muskingum College 10,000 meter record