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.

Dec. 3, 2022

Episode 83 - Mo Bartley - Running for a Lifetime

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 f...

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Nov. 18, 2022

Episode 82 - Ken Crouse - Vietnam Mountain Marathon

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 ...

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Nov. 5, 2022

Episode 81 - Scott Abbott and CIM

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 coachi...

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Oct. 21, 2022

Episode 80 - Bill "Billy Goat" Clements

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 advent...

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Oct. 14, 2022

Episode 79 - Trail Work with Elke Reimer, Chaz Sheya, and Matt Brownlee

In Episode 79 we sit down with our favorite stewards Elke Reimer, Chaz Sheya, as well as the U.S. Forest Service's own Matt Brownlee. Matt is the Tahoe National Forest, American River District Trail Manager, volunteer coordin...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Episode 78 - Taylor Edwards - Bike Touring CA to Denali National Park

We sat down with our dear friend, trail runner, boxer, and long-distance bike rider Taylor Edwards. Hear about his epic 3,400-mile, 31-day bike touring journey from Newcastle, California to Denali National Park, Alaska to hon...

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About the Hosts

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Mike Turner

Co-host

Mike grew up in Texas where he enjoyed freestyle bike riding and backyard half-pipes. In his 30's when his two daughters were ages six and nine years old, he decided to start hiking and backpacking. This was when he was first introduced to the North Fork of the American River and started to enjoy running and hiking. Like all runners in the beginning, he started off with low mileage and slowly increased to run his first marathon in 2016, "The Muir Woods Trail Marathon." In 2017, he ran his first 100 miler, "Rio Del Lago." To date Mike has run multiple 100-mile races from California to Minnesota as well as the Cocodona 250-mile trail race in Arizona.

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Greg Larkin

Co-host

Greg has been an endurance athlete since the early 1980s when he first picked up a road bike and proceeded to spend decades racing and training all over his native New England, eventually gaining the rank of Category 2.

As an offshoot of hiking the White Mountains over the years, he eventually discovered trail running on the rocky, rooty and technical trails of New Hampshire. Moving to Northern California in 2014 completed the transition to his new sport with the rich history and community of trail running in the area.

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Jessica Harris

Co-host

Jess grew up in Roseville, CA. By the age of 8 years, she was running with her elementary school. This progressed through middle school and high school.

She specialized and favored short distances like the 200mm and 400m but soon graduated to the 800m in college. Cross country running was always used to stay in shape but never a passion.

After the birth of her second child, she got into trail running. Her first trail race was in 2015. It was then that she realizes the community that surrounded trail running was like no other. She has had two more kids since then, raising them between aid stations from 50k-100k.