Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
Saturday, November 6th, 2004
The race results are available at www.raceheadquarters.com/results/2004/run/ULTRA.HTM
The men's race was won by transplanted Aussie, accomplished Ironman triathlete and former ultraman winner, Kevin Cutjar of Penticton in 8:45:49. Kevin led the race from start to finish to finish his first full 100K.
Over the years, there have been a number of runners who have chosen this race for their inaugural 100K (or even their first ultra). This year was no exception. Having organized this race for the 8 years of its existence it is very gratifying to see people accept the challenge of 100K and then to see the look of joy and satisfaction (and pain) on their faces when they cross the finish line. Included in this group was Geoff Palmer who at 22 years old, was our youngest competitor and Al (I run a marathon every month) Harman of the Capilano Eagles, running only his 2nd ultra.
Then there are those runners who come back year after year, running steady, consistent times like Mark White of North Vancouver, finishing his 7th H2H 100K in a time only minutes off his PR or Carlos (Mr. Consistent) Castillo of Victoria.
This year, there were 31 starters this year and 27 finishers (a small number by trail race standards, but fairly large for a 100K road race).
H2H 100K Ultra Race Coordinator in rainy North Vancouver