Sunday, September 2, 2007

Thank You!

before i can even consider a race report i have to thank the awesome friends that made my first 100 mile ultramarathon possible.

dreamchaser events: lisa smith-batchen, jay batchen and zach barnett- thank you! from the moment i arrived i felt as though i was part of the family. their kindness and generosity this weekend has been endless.. i've been truly blown away, and they have made this whole experience one i will cherish and never forget. you guys are awesome!

jay, me and lisa after my finish in 20:53! good enough for 2nd place

my crew: matthew noell and ty draney were both crew and pacers. they worked as a well oiled machine to get me in and out of the aid stations most often without even stopping. have a look at my times actually in the aid stations.. perfect. i really can't thank them enough for the effort. being that they are busy family men i'd like to thank their wives for letting them play in the woods with me!


Anonymous said...

Matt Great Race


Anonymous said...

What a amazing race and great job!!


rick said...

Congratulations on your first 100.

Anonymous said...


I really enjoy your blog and want to congratulate you on a amazing debut at 100. Rock on.


Lisa B said...


Anonymous said...

Right on Matt! You guys ran away with it.


AVRacing said...

Matt, what an amazing, beautiful performance. Congratulations on 2nd place!

WynnMan said...

Well done Matt! An impressive performance, be proud of such an accomplishment.

Bruce Grant said...

Amazing result, Matt. I can't believe you actually got faster as the race went on - nice pacing! Congrats on the run, I look forward to hearing what you thought about the distance after doing it for the first time.

crowther said...

Good job, Matt. I can't imagine doing that with a hernia.

olga said...

You're such a joy and deserve this rocking-star race!

Bob Gentile said...

HUGE Congrats Matt, u kicked ass & It was nice meeting you!!

Look forward to ur report and was very cool to see you come into the aid station for the last 5 miles throw ur water bottle down and fly out & back in 55 mins! Now that's a CLOSER!!!


Glad I stayed up for ur finish Bro!

OK well finally back home in Flat at FL & Time for bed & rest my "peg legs" they are still pissed at me-lol

Anonymous said...

Excellent work man, solid time for your first 100. Rest up!


Lisa Smith-Batchen said...


Steady..steady said King of the mountain..FRED!!! Wow..what a joy for all of us to have you here for your 1st 100 mile race and watch you in action. It is all of you that made the race such a great success, its all about the giving and the sharing..all of it.
We hope to see you again real soon. Our home is always open to you.
Lisa and Jay

Meredith said...

great job at your race! your were flying. congrats.

see you in vermont!!!

justin angle said...

Super-strong work.

Well done and congratulations!!!


saschasdad said...

I'm not at all surprised by your performance. But I am very impressed and proud of you. Well done, my friend, well done.