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.

Feb. 3, 2023

Episode 87 - FOURmidable Pre-Race Briefing

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 tra...

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Jan. 28, 2023

Live At The Bar - Oregon Bar with Greg Larkin

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...

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Jan. 20, 2023

Episode 86 - Jonathan Seely - Dragons Back Race - Wales

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 Aubu...

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Jan. 6, 2023

Episode 85 - 2023 Goals and Resolutions

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 wh...

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Dec. 17, 2022

Episode 84 - She Runs This Town - Michelle Hall & Samantha Fontaine

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...

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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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About the Hosts

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Mike Turner


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


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


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.