Redrafting the 2017 HH100 Draft

Two anonymous hashers who participated in the HH100 agreed to redraft the 2017 HH100 Draft.

The draft assumes results from the event, no captains as automatic picks, and whatever else the drafters wanted from the 2017 event and is modeled on the draft format of the original draft.

Round 1

Team A 1: Just Steve

Team B 2: Miyagi

Round 2

Team B 3: Just Eric

Team A 4: Chef

Round 3

Team A 5: Liability

Team B 6: Mousehand

Round 4

Team A: Boulder Holder

Team B: Stone Cold

Round 5:

Team A: Wrecking Ball

Team B: Juicy

Round 6:

Team A: Sherpa

Team B: Butters

Round 7: 

Team A: Caillou

Team B: Donde Es

Grading the 2017 HH100 Draft

Round 1, Pick 1:  Miyagi  (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: A

Actual Grade: A

Miyagi lived up to the hype of being the first overall pick with a record-setting first stage that set the tone for the day with the largest gap between runners on any given stage.

Round 1, Pick 2: Just Steve (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: Unknown

Actual Grade: A+

It is hard to believe that someone was able to live up to Blowhard’s blowhardness.  Just Steve did that and more by setting a blistering pace that no other runner could match with one stage averaging in the 5:xx’s.  Candidate for Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Runner.

Round 2, Pick 3: Blowhard (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: A-

Actual Grade: N/A

Blowhard’s commitments kept him off the course this year, but the team hopes he makes it back for the third annual.

Round 2, Pick 4: Liability (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B

Actual Grade: B+

Liability did not live up to his name, but instead put on a heart-pounding effort through 16 miles, many of which were in the hills.

Round 3, Pick 5: Just Eric (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B+

Actual Grade: A+

Eric dropped the hammer early and kept hammering all the way through his two stages, shattering expectations and slicing through Team Butters, putting himself in both ROY and MVR consideration.

Round 3, Pick 6: Donde Es (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: B-

Actual Grade: D

We love Donde, who is a great guy and hard-nosed ultra-runner.  However, his navigation skills need a little bit of work.  Donde lived up to his name once again, but gets credit for attempting to run on two broken legs nonetheless.

Round 4, Pick 7: Mousehand (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: B+

Actual Grade: B+

He did really, really well.  Not much more to say about the man of few words, other than, as always, he comes through.

Round 4, Pick 8: Stone Cold (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: C-

Actual Grade: B+

You can question his loyalty to the club by completing the Lake Placid Ironman – putting his own interests before the needs of the club – which affected his projected grade, but hot damn did Stone Cold man up.  Provided the nicest car, subbed in for others, and ran unexpectedly great times during his two stages.  A gamer who brought it.

Round 5, Pick 9: Juicy (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: C+

Actual Grade: B

Juicy came storming back through early season injuries which affected his draft stock, having a great day which culminated in a Kinnelon Mountain High of a finish, keeping Team Butters in check just when they thought they had hope.

 

Round 6, Pick 11: Boulder Holder (Team Chef)

Projected Grade: C-

Actual Grade: A

Boulder Holder’s unorthodox running training plan – not running – defies logic and physics.  But at only 7 lbs, as Liability noted, the laws of gravity, thermodynamics, aeronautics, and naval engineering do not apply.  The most impressive individual performance of the day.

Round 6, Pick 12: Caillou (Team Butters)

Projected Grade: D

Actual Grade: B

He’s just a kid who’s four, each day he grows some more, he likes exploring he’s Caillou,
So many things to do, each day is something new, he’ll share them with you he’s Caillou.
His world is turning, changing each day..with mommy and daddy he’s finding his way.
Growing up is not so tough, except when he’s had enough but there’s lots of fun stuff he’s Caillou, Caillou, Caillou, he’s Caillou. That’s him!

2017 HH100: Hot Takes

While the dust is settling on the 2017 HH100, a 100 mile intra-squad relay race around Morris County, there are a few hot takes to note while our memories are fresh and our legs still sore.

Most Valuable Runner:

At the post-run celebration, each team selected it’s candidate for MVR.  New guys and friends of the club Steve and Eric were unanimous selections by their respective teams, but the award for overall MVR is going to be a very, very close call either way.  Blistering speed and kill switches set to “On” defined each runner.

Greatest Behinds the Scenes Contribution

There are several actions which deserve this award.  Blowhards’s recruitment of some young guns, the Miyagi family’s organization and hosting of a post-run party, and those who volunteered to use and abuse their vehicles all day.  However, no contribution was greater than Liability’s donation of quality toilet paper, the most sought after item of the morning.

Longest Con

Chef and Miyagi aren’t even close to being in this conversation, giddily taunting their opposition with fast, long, and well publicized training runs in the weeks and days leading up to the event.  Juicy is, however, with MAF runs disguising his hidden talents to virtually fly up Waughaw and the Kinnelon hills.  The longest con of all time, however, belongs to Boulder Holder, whose training philosophy (“I ran around 5 miles a week for the last three weeks”) did not at all match up with his race day performance which was extraordinary.  A lot of apologies came his way yesterday for making him a last round pick.

 

 

Run of the Week: I am Ironman!

 

Huge congratulations to the first HH Ironman, Stone Cold.

Stone Cold earned his award several times over and will get three rounds of beer headed his way instead of the customary one for his outstanding achievement in the wilds of Lake Placid, NY.

Stone Cold swam over 5200 yards in 1:41.47, rode 112 miles in 7:19.41, and then to cap off his day, ran a marathon in 4:38.10, an amazing 10:32 pace.

Stone Cold celebrated by oiling the joints on his bionic legs, and then sampling the nightlife of Lake Placid, or sleeping for 17 hours…

Either way, very huge congratulations to Stone Cold for his Ironman and his first ever Run of the Week Award.

Back from Vacation: Belated ROTW Award #1

Big kudos to Sheila B., with her out of state 5 miler, which, according to club records and her memory, is her longest run in two years!  Way to grind, Mrs. B!

And congratulations on your belated Run of the Week Award!

Sheila rocking some New York toughness in Red Sox country!

The Stats:

Distance: 5.0 miles

Elevation: 353 ft.

Elapsed Time: 1:05.05

A well earned first ROTW Award for Sheila!  Keep it up!