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.

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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Sept. 24, 2022

Episode 77 - LIVE! - The Rusty Nails and their UTMB PTL experience

The Rusty Nails team of Craig Thornley, Joe Steinmetz and Matt Keyes joined us for a live recording at The Auburn Aid Station in Auburn, CA, and we had a great time with them. In addition to learning about their backgrounds, ...

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Sept. 16, 2022

Episode 76 - Katy Gifford and the Bighorn 100

Our community member Katy Gifford is a well-known fixture on the trails and in races all over Northern California. She joined us to talk all about her start in running, first on the road and then to the trails. She has an imp...

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Aug. 26, 2022

Episode 75 - Laura Matz

Join us as we sit down with our long time friend, accomplished train runner, dog mom to Emmy Lou, long time race volunteer, and volunteer coordinator for Western States Endurance Run, Laura Matz. Learn what drives her to push...

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Aug. 12, 2022

Episode 74 - Dr. Tonya Olson - Fixing Your Feet

You are just rolling into Michigan Bluff, mile 55.7, at the Western States Endurance Run. You are hot, sweaty, tired, sore, hungry, and on top of that your feet have been sweaty and wet for miles AND maceration has set in!!! ...

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July 29, 2022

Episode 73 - Sierra Trailblazers - Rose Asquith, Alex Danner, & Anne King

We are hanging out with Sierra Trailblazers Club President Rose Asquith along with Alex Danner and Anne King. Learn how they got started as the Sierra Slow Pokes and transformed into the Sierra Trailblazers, the oldest runnin...

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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. There were years that Mike was not very active, but 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. 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." From there he went on to run the "Overlook 50k," "Ruck-a-Chuck 50K, "Canyons 100K" the "SLO 50 miler," and "Castle Peak 100K."

In 2017, he ran his first 100 miler, "Rio Del Lago." Mike has completed six 100-mile races to date. Next up, he plans to get revenge on the "Cocodona 250" held in Arizona that handed him his first DNF in 2021.

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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.