Camille Herron breaks course record at Javelina Jundred 100-miler

The 19th annual Javelina Jundred took place this weekend in Arizona’s McDowell Mountain Regional Park, and Camille Herron won the women’s race and placed fourth overall, setting a new course record in the process of 14:03:23. Arlen Glick of Ohio won the men’s race in 13:14:51, his ninth win at the 100-mile distance since his first one in 2018.

The 100-mile course is made up of five loops run on the Shallmo, Pemberton and Cinch trails and features rolling single track through the Sonoran Desert. There is also a 100 km event in which runners complete three loops, as well as a single loop race, called the Jackass 31K. Each loop climbs slowly from the start to the finish, for a total elevation gain of about 1,580 feet (457m) for each loop.

Herron set a strong pace right from the start line and didn’t let up for the entire race, creating a nearly 10-minute lead by the 22-mile mark. She crossed the finish line fourth overall, more than 90 minutes ahead of the next-best woman, in 14:03:23. This time smashes the previous course record of 14:52:14, set by Devon Yanko in 2015. Idaho’s Brittany Peterson, who was the fourth woman at Western States in June, managed to stay within 30 minutes of Herron for more than half of the race, but was not able to keep up that pace all the way to the finish, taking second place and eighth overall in 15:47:23. Tessa Chesser of Arizona rounded out the women’s podium in 10th overall in 16:25:05.

posted Saturday November 20th
by Running Magazine