The Mile 99 Interview

The Mile 99 Interview

The Mile 99 Interview podcast is here to support runners and athletes in Northern CA. A place to keep the community in touch and share stories.


May 26, 2023 21 mins

Not had enough of Jack?  Well join the FREE post show for more.  For the month of May our Patreon is free and loaded with tons of extra content you won't hear anywhere else. You never know what nugget you will find there. See what Maggie is up to and find out how Jack got the nickname Unofficial Mayor of Foresthill.  


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Join us as we sit down with the unofficial Mayor of Foresthill, Jack Meyer. Whether you are new to trail running or an old goat, you know Jack. You have seen him all over the mountains with his trusty Queensland Heeler Maggie by his side. Jack is always helping someone out. He is always pacing, crewing , or volunteering somewhere. And his running career is over the top with over 137 ultras under his belt. He has a wealth of knowled...

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Not had enough of Craig and John? Well join the Episode 95 - Western States Trail Update Post Show. Find out why Craig is always covered in soot and why he may need a garbage disposal installed in his hot tub. We also get into how felling, bucking, and swamping gets done. Let’s jump back in!!

Mosquito Fire Trail Restoration Update

Trail Stewardship – Western States Endurance Run

Photo Credit: Elke Reimer


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For Episode 95 we sat down with our favorite stewards of the Western States Trail Craig Thornley and John  Catts. Craig Thornley is the WSER  race director and John Catts is the WSER and Tevis Trail Manager. The Mosquito Fire was devastating to many families, our beloved forest, and a good section of the Western States Trail. But with great leadership; strong partnerships with the Tahoe National Forest, Auburn State Recreational Ar...

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May 12, 2023 60 mins

At The Mile 99 Interview, we love strong females who work hard for their communities and tough out some big efforts. Tonight's guest Beth Lang first came on our show  for a round table talk about her 2022 Western States 100  experience. We couldn’t get enough of her story telling so we brought her back for a full episode. Join us for her episode and get all of the inside information about what brought her to running, her ascen...

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Canyons by UTMB is back!! Join us as we sit back down with the Epic Endurance Events crew to talk about all things Canyons. The 2023 race had major challenges with the record-breaking snowfall plus relentless winter storms.  Through their hard work & dedication the Canyons team and land partners were forced to reroute the course, but don't worry, they came up with awesome alternatives for the 100K and 100M distances. 25K a...

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April 14, 2023 59 mins

Join us for this episode where we chat with everyone's favorite trail party ambassador, Brett Ewing. Coming from the Hash House Harriers world, Brett is not only an accomplished ultrarunner but also party master and all around fun guy. You know him from his trusty Trail Junkie hat, beaming smile and laid back demeanor. Brett knows the balance between work and play. We have a lot to talk about from falls to donuts. If you don&a...

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The Bad Luck Run Club has out done themselves this time. The inaugural Placer Trail Running Fest is finally here. We sat down with race directors Shannon and Ken Krogsrud to get you all the details on what you need to know to crush this great new local race. The inaugural Placer Trail Running Fest is an event unlike any other. Enjoy the most beautiful and runnable trails in all of northern California through the majestic trail syst...

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For Episode 90 we sat down with Suzanne Cardenas. This woman is amazing. Trail runner, mom, wife, personal trainer, marathoner, ultrarunner, multi-stage trail racer, and worldwide multi IRON WOMAN finisher. Her accomplishments are endless, yet you would never suspect she has superpowers because she is so joyful and down to earth. And hear how she has done all of this under a debilitating asthma diagnosis. Let’s get into it. 


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Frog cupcakes, prizes, and mud!!! We are talking Way Too Cool 50k, of course. To help you stay on course on race day, we get down to the nitty gritty with Race Director Julie Fingar. Julie is the owner of NorCalUltras and directs many of our iconic and legendary local races in the area including the WTC 50k, American River 25 and 50, and Rio Del Lago 50k and 100. Julie is an active member in our ultra community and recently complet...

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Join us as we sit down with local race director of the Salmon Falls 50K and executive director and co-founder of Clipped in for Life, Clint Classsen to talk all things Salmon Falls, hosted by Coloma River Races. Coloma River Races is a non-profit with proceeds benefiting the Northern California Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The Salmon Falls 50K is a point to point ultra distance trail race offering a challe...

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February 3, 2023 58 mins

Join us as we sit back down with race director and local purveyor of beer, kombucha, and all your favorite running attire, Paulo Medina to talk all things FOURmidable. We are going to get you all the info you need to both train and crush FOURmidable this year. But that's not all.  You may have heard that the FOURmidable 50K has been selected as a US Team selection race for the 2023 USATF World Mountain & Trail Running Cham...

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Welcome to a new series from The Mile 99 Interview called “Live at the Bar”. At the Bar, you say?  Well, not the kind of bar you are thinking but the kind trail runners, hikers, and all the rest of us outdoorsy folks think of. Yes! RIVER GRAVEL BARS!

We plan to explore all the beautiful bends, twists, and turns of the American River and couple that with a trail run and interview. Cool, huh? We are starting out this new ser...

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Hang out with us as we chat with local trail runner Jonathan Seely. You may have seen him running with his daughter on Thirsty Thursday or out on one of our local trails like Training Hill/K2 or maybe even WAY OUT in the Auburn Lake Trails area. But for Episode 86 we leave North America and travel all the way across the pond to Wales to hear all about his 6-day adventure on the World's Toughest race, Montane’s Dagons Back race...

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January 6, 2023 72 mins

WOW! Can you believe it? The Mile 99 Interview is wrapping up 2022 as well as Season 3. Join us as we reflect on the past year and run through all the cool stuff that happened in our community and on the show. And find out what awesome new stuff the Mile 99 Crew has planned for 2023 (Here is a clue…Live at Bar). Want more?  We also dig deep into our own 2023 personal goals and resolutions. LOTS AND LOTS OF GOALS were told to the Un...

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We are live at The Aid Station, Trails and Ales in Auburn, California to celebrate the end of 2022 with two awesome and inspiring women who Rock This
Town, Michelle Hall and Samantha Fontaine. Both of these ladies are masters of
balancing families, work, community, volunteering, and fitness. Michelle is an
accomplished Ironman and Ultrarunner, Samantha is an accomplished Ultrarunner
and organizer of the Roseville an...

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We sat down with legendary ultrarunner (trail and road), coach and community builder Mo Bartley for a lively conversation with interesting stories, anecdotes, advice and observations from her storied running career.

Join us for this episode and hear more about how she started out, her overseas adventures, how she gives back to the community and continues to enjoy running as a lifelong sport!

Mo Bartley's Resu...

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In this episode we chat with Local Legend Ken Crouse. If you know Ken you know him as a quiet and unassuming kind of guy. He is always hanging out at some race in a temporary portable Ham Shack reporting that you have passed through his Aid Station. But you will have a totally different respect for him after you hear his story. Who else has run AR50 22X, WTC 24X and Tamalpa Headlands 50k 17X? He is also a USMC Vietnam Veteran, serv...

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November 4, 2022 53 mins

Scott Abbott, the Executive Director at Sacramento Running Association and the Race Director for CIM 2022 sat down with us to talk details about his career as a runner through high school and college, his transition to coaching and his eventual role as the race director of the world-renowned California International Marathon, coming up this year on December 4th!

9000 marathoners and 1000 relay teams participated in the 202...

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October 21, 2022 62 mins

In this episode, we chat with local legend Bill “Billy Goat” Clements. Bill has raced some of the country’s and world’s hardest races from Hard Rock to British Columbia's Fat Dog 120 to UTMB. Bill is also a paddleboard adventurer who paddles among the blue whales and dolphins. He has a wealth of experience and so many great lessons to pass along. Take a listen!!



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