After no one finished in the inaugural 1987 Barkley again, runners showed up in force for the 1988 Barkley Marathons–though, notably, there were no Marines. Gary had scared them all off, but this year there was no lack of quality talent at the starting line…including first-time runner Ed Furtaw.
Barker (Runner) Results & Reports
All loop finish times and names are from Ed Furtaw’s book, Tales from Out There. Following Ed’s style, woman runners are underlined, repeat runners are indicated by how many Barkley’s they’ve started (including this one), and numbers at left do not indicate place or bib numbers–just the count of runners:
|1. Ed Furtaw||6:54||15:09||32:14:50||NA||NA||1st Fun Run!|
|2. Tom Possert (2)||5:52||12:46 *||23:47 *||NA||NA||DQ|
|3. Eric Clifton||5:50||14:16 *||DNS||NA||NA||DQ|
|4. Carl Barshinger||FT?||FT?||DNS||NA||NA||–|
|5. Eileen Elliot||FT?||FT?||DNS||NA||NA||–|
|6. Fred Pilon (3)||8:00||DNS?||–||NA||NA||–|
|7. Richard Schick||10:58||DNS?||–||NA||NA||–|
|8. Doyle Carpenter (2)||10:58||DNS?||–||NA||NA||–|
|9. Gary Cantrell (3)||FT?||DNS?||–||NA||NA||–|
|10. Bruce Ensign||?||–||–||NA||NA||–|
|11. John DeWalt||?||–||–||NA||NA||–|
|12. Jim Dill||?||–||–||NA||NA|
(*) Indicates that racers were probably not fully on the intended course.
Changes in 1988
- TBD start @ TBD am
- First Fun Run finisher ever, Ed Furtaw!
- Same or similar course (50 miles, 3 loops)
- 50 cent entry up from 35
- 19-25 starters vs. 16 in 1987
- 100% fewer Marines!
If you see any other race reports buy runners or crew, or particularly good recaps, let me know. And as always, if you want to learn more about the Barkley, check out the following:
- Barkley Finish Stats
- People of the Barkley (Barkers)
- Terms & Quick Reference
- Top 10 Barkley Documentaries
Peace, and good luck Out There.