No one finished the Barkley Marathons in 2018, and only Gary Robbin’s finished the Fun Run, but there’s still a lot to learn and talk about. More women competed than ever. The weather was terrible, as it often is. And of course there were some great stories from virgins and veterans alike. I’ve tried to gather all of those stories here (or at least link to them) so you can see what worked before you do your own BFC or full Barkley. Whatever your goals, I hope this helps.
2018 Barker (Runner) Race Results
|Victim||Loop 1||Loop 2||Loop 3||Reports|
|1. Gary Robbins (CAN)||8:38:08||23:05:35||36:12:54||Report
|2. Guillaume Calmettes (USA)||8:38:10||23:35:25||–||Interview|
|3. Ally Beaven (SCO)||8:38:09||23:35:30||–||Report|
|4. Johan Steene (SWE)||9:56:54||25:49:21||–||–|
|5. Valery Caussarieu (FRA)||9:07:20||26:26:26||–||Report|
|6. Jamil Coury||8:58:55||–||–||Video|
|7. Benoit Laval||9:07:15||–||–||Report|
|8. Jodi Isenor (CAN)||9:23:31||–||–||–|
|9. Scott Martin (USA)||9:56:55||–||–||–|
|10. Josep Barberillo (ESP)||10:53:15||–||–||Video|
|11. Nikolay Nachev (BUL)||10:54:39||–||–||–|
|12. Amelia Boone (USA)||10:57:58||–||Report
|13. John Burton (USA)||10:57:59||–||–||Report|
|14. Remi Jegard (FRA)||11:58:17||–||–||Article|
|15. Maggie Guterl (USA)||12:08:40||–||–||Report|
|16. Liz Canty (USA)||12:09:12||–||–||Report|
|17. Eoin Keith (IRL)||12:09:13||–||–||–|
|18. Nicki Rehn (AUS)||12:19:23||–||–||–|
|19. Ed Ackerly (USA)||12:19:24||–||–||–|
|20. Anatoly Ross (CAN)||12:37:54||–||–||–|
|21. Grant Maughan (AUS)||12:38:15||–||–||Article|
|22. Garret Christensen (USA)||12:47:57||–||–||Report|
|23. Gabriel Szerda (USA)||12:55:01||–||–||–|
|24. Stephanie Case (FRA)||12:55:02||–||–||–|
|25. Kaz Williams (WLS)
|26. Dewayne Satterfield (USA)||13:18:20||–||–||–|
|27. Cyrille Berthe (CHE)||DNF||–||–||–|
|28. Melody Hazi (USA)||DNF||–||–||–|
|29. Tomokazu Ihara (JPN)||DNF||–||–||Report|
|30. David Limousin (FRA)||DNF||–||–||–|
|31. James Mace (SCT)||DNF||–||–||–|
|32. Michael Wardian (USA)||DNF||–||–||–|
If you know the other runners or can suggest other race reports, let me know. I’ll update as new information comes in. Note that sometimes race reports are not in English, but can be easily translated using Google Translate or other means.
2018 Barkley Racer Notes
Josep Barberillo produced a video recap after his DNF, describing how the cold got to him:
Liz Canty got in with her win of the 2017 Barkley Fall Classic her finishing time of 9:59:02, an interesting contrast to her Big Barkley loop one time of 12:09:12.
Jamil Coury produced an excellent post-race video “The Year the Barkley Won:”
Q&A starts at 97 minutes
David Limousin was unable to finish a loop: “…having lost my RoadBook very prematurely, I could not express myself as I wanted.”
Gary Robbins tapped out for the third time:
Anatoly Ross 2nd Place finish at the 2017 Barkley Fall Classic appears to have gotten him in (assuming Scott Gregor didn’t show up or begged off), ending his one and only loop in 12:37:54 after a 9:55:23 BFC finish.
Lequipe – “La Barkley Sans Pitie” (French)
This is an overall study of the Barkleys, with a bit of 2017 recap. About twenty (20) minutes with some great production quality / video / interviews. A lot of it is in English and easy to understand.
Article by tairan Qin – “16 barkers” (Chinese)
If you throw Google Translate at this, you’ll find a pretty extensive Barkley Marathons summary (not just a 2018 recap).
ultra Running Terms & Quick Reference
This is a general glossary and overview, but also includes many Barkley-specific terms.
There are many online Barkley 2018 stories, but most seem to regurgitate the same basic details. Here are a few of the better / more informative ones.
Crew Report – “2018 Barkley: A View from the Other side“
Summary by 2017 Barkleys finisher and 2018 volunteer John Kelly.
Outside Magazine – “The Women of the Barkley Marathons“
Good information about women’s experience in the race.
Runners World – “No Finishers at 2018 Barkley Marathons“
Nothing really new in the article, but decent summary.
Input & More
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.