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Saratoga Springs,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2016 Finished 12 100-milers during the year.  86 career 100-mile finishes, 9th in the world.   First person to do 6 consecutive summits of Mount Timpanogos.  Won Crooked Road 24-hour race. Achieved the 5th, 6th, and 8th fastest 100-mile times in the world for runners age 57+ for the year.

2013  First person to bag the six highest Wasatch peaks in one day. First and only person to do a Kings Peak double (highest peak in Utah).  I've now accomplished it four times. 

2010 - Overall first place Across the Years 48-hour run (187 miles), Overall first place Pony Express Traill 100.

2009 - Utah State Grand Masters 5K champion (Road Runners Club of America).  National 100-mile Grand Masters Champion (Road Runners Club of America). USATF 100-mile National Champion for age 50-54.

2006 - Set record of five consecutive Timpanogos Summits ("A record for the criminally insane")  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=42

2007 - Summited 7 Utah 13-ers in one day.  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=14 

Only person to have finished nine different 100-mile races in Utah: Wasatch, Bear, Moab, Pony Express Trail, Buffalo Run, Salt Flats, Bryce, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef.

PRs - all accomplished when over 50 years old

5K - 19:51 - 2010 Run to Walk 5K

10K - 42:04 - 2010 Smile Center

1/2 Marathon: 1:29:13 - 2011 Utah Valley

Marathon - 3:23:43 - 2010 Ogden Marathon

50K - 4:38 - 2010 Across the Years split

50-mile - 8:07 - 2010 Across the Years split

100K - 10:49 - 2010 Across The Years split

12-hours 67.1 miles - 2010 Across The Years split

100-mile 19:40 - 2011 Across the Years split

24-hours 117.8 miles - 2011 Across the Years split

48-hours 187.033 miles - 2010 Across the Years

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to keep running ultras into my 60s. 


Details at: http://www.crockettclan.org/ultras/ultracrockett.pdf Married with six kids and six grandchildren.  Started running at the age of 46 in 2004.  My first race since Junior High days was a 50K. I skipped the shorter road stuff and went straight to ultramarathons.  I started as a back-of-the packer, but have progressed to a top-10-percent ultra finisher.  Wish I would have started running at a much earlier age.  Have had several articles published in national running magazines.  Check out my running adventure blog at www.crockettclan.org/blog

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Miles for the week, mostly treadmill.  Crappy weather.

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It has been many years since I've been on this blog.  I might try it again to record daily training. In 2016 I ran 4,742 miles, most ever for me in a calendar year.  I also finished 12 100-miler, also most in a year. 

50K at the Olympic Oval in 4:47.  Training for Rocky Racoon 100 in two weeks.  Feel ready.  It has been five years since I ran there.  In 2012, I ran it but finished with a massive stress fracture in my tibia and couldn't run for six months.  In 2013, I tried to return, but the leg started bothering me and I decided to not run, good decision.  But since that race in 2012, I've finished 36 more 100-milers and despite my advance age of 58, I'm good to go and still pretty fast.  I hope for my 87th career 100-mile finish, and my 6th at Rocky.

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From Holt on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 14:38:35 from

Wow... welcome back Davey. Looks like (at least for running) things have been going well.

From crockett on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 14:54:05 from

Yep, life is good. Six grandkids now, all live close. Empty nest, plenty of time to run. Past two years injury free.

From Jason D on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 15:44:27 from

Welcome back to the blog.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 17:35:18 from

Hey, welcome back!

From joebell1981 on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 19:01:36 from

Welcome back, "Ultra Godfather". :)

See you in Texas, hopefully! (Also running RR100 Feb. 4)

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 20:23:13 from

Brightened my day.

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Since I left the blog in 2013, I've concentrated on doing a weekly very long run.  For me, it allows me to run more 100-milers, I recover much faster, and stay injury-free as I am very careful about my pace.  Each Saturday I hope to do a 50K run if possible if I find some place interesting to run. In 2016, I did 45 runs of at least the marathon distance or more and the average distance of those runs including the races was 59 miles.  So far, for 2017 I've run four runs of at least 50K or more, so a good start.  I've now run 315 runs lifetime of 50K distance or more.  Here are some of my detailed thoughts of the frequent long run.



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Miles for the week, 84, mostly treadmill.  Weather sure has been crappy and I hate to go out and run when it is so cold.  Look forward to Texas next weekend running Rocky Raccoon 100 for the 6th time.  Should be warm and some rain.

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134 miles last week.  Ran Rocky Raccoon 100 for the 6th time and finished in 25:04.  Disappointed, but a finish is a finish.  Soon after mile 80 at 17 hours, I bonked hard and could barely run.  It took three hours to recover and then I ran pretty hard to the finish. Just need to always pay attention to fueling better.  I suspect I was low on electrolytes. The bad cold I had certainly didn't help much either.  Oh well, next 100 in two weeks. My race report is at: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3687

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 13:31:47 from

Thanks for the continued inspiration and good luck bouncing back.

From Holt on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 13:53:22 from

A bad bonk in a long race is a really bad bonk! Way to keep on keeping on and get it done though.

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Very low mileage week for me.  Slow recovery from my 100-miler last Saturday.  Usually I recover within 4-5 days, but the quads and calfs remained sore until today.  That crazy cold sunk in as a sinus infection causing me to go to the doctor for the first time in three years.  That probably also slowed recovery.

But I did get in my 50K run today.  Still every week this year with at least a 50K run.  I first ran 12 miles on the treadmill and then went out into the pleasant 38 degree-post rain weather and ran on pave trails an a little on gravel trails.  Ran Murdock Canal then jumped on a Highland Trail to the mouth of American Fork Canyon.  Then Cedar Hills Parkway Trail, and then decended to grab the Murdock Trail for the return.  That was a 19 mile random run, averaging an easy 11:18 miles.  My left quad felt mushy and heavy, still needs rest.  Jackpot 100 next Saturday near Las Vegas to try to grab my 88th 100-mile finish.  If all goes well in about a year I'll reach my 100th and can quit this craziness.

From Jon on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 09:19:14 from

Why the need to rush through 12 more hundreds, then quit? Asking about both parts of it.

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Saturday I ran Jackpot 100 and placed 5th with 20:48:58, my best 100-mile race time in six years.  Ran in 14 hours of rain.  For some reason I do well in mild rain, about a half inch.  It was my 88th 100-mile finish.  My race report is at: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3704

I am totally frustrated with a runner who I discovered cheats ultras with the help of his wife nearly every race he runs.  I was shocked to first discover this two years ago when I detected that he short-changed an out and back during a 100-miler by at least two miles. Then I discovered that he cheats all the loop courses he runs by either cutting them or finishing a loop, going to his tent or car, waiting a loop's time, and then going out and recording the loop.  He chooses races that can easily be cheated and many times wins them, I think to keep his sponsorships.  I've detected cheating now in five races I've run with him.  It is pretty easy to detect because I'm not that far behind him.  He's lost any conscience regarding cheating.  For this race I brought my son to watch him and we caught him cheating a lap with video. I couldn't believe it, so sneaky and disgusting. I don't really want to "out" him, can't without more evidence and instead trying to warn race directors at races he signs up for.  I hope they will care enough, catch him, and DQ him.

From Holt on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 18:15:18 from

Out him on letsrun. Those fools love to tear apart a good cheater! Super frustrating. He really should be busted.

From crockett on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 18:33:17 from

I know, I just need a second witness, hopefully a race director. I think a couple will work with me. I had hoped to get multiple videos of him doing this at this race, I know he rests many loops per race, but I fear he caught on that my son videoed him and then quit the race the next time he came out of his car. He knows I know.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 07:31:06 from

Good work and congrats to you. I agree with Dave...the lets run.com forum is the place for this once you have all your ducks in a row.

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Just 33 restful miles for the week.  I've recovered and decided to run another 100 in a week near Las Vegas, a new 100 and a free entry.  New 100s are always adventure runs.  There will always be hicups and problems, you just have to go into with an attitude of having some fun and not being conserned about competing.  It will be a 25 mile loop course done four times.  Weather will be pleasant, a little too warm, but I can deal with it.

On the subject of the cheater runner, I've been in contact with the RD for the next race he will do.  It is a race I detected him cheating in last year.  The RD was already aware of this runner, knew his name before I told it, because of other complaints from runners.  So, it sounds like they will take some action this year.  I now recall two years ago was the first time I detected him cheating in a 100-miler.  During an out-and-back, I detected that he cheated an out and back.  I was shocked but not certain.  I looked at my Strava data yesterday to check the milage.  He would have had to travel six miles in the time I ran two to catch up to me.  Impossible because he had a huge rugged slow 1,000-foot climb and descent to do, along with two more miles on top of a mesa. He cheated nearly an hour off the course.  So he even cheats on non-loop 100s.  Wow.

From Holt on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 18:37:49 from

I'm glad you decided to say something - and that others have too - if we don't have integrity, we don't have anything!

From Jon on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 18:50:17 from

That's sad. Why sign up for a hundred if you only intend to do 90. Missing out on the best 10 miles...

From crockett on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 19:56:32 from

Thank guys. I appreciate the support and advise. I'm sure he does it to keep his sponsorships. The reason why I have to be very careful is that it will rock the Utah ultra scene when this comes out. He has many friends and he was mine too until I detected this. The reason why I detected it, is that he actually runs about my speed and it has been easy for me to detect anomalies as I have competed. As I catch up, strange things happen. You bet I want him to stop, he's taken away victories from many runners, but without enough witnesses and evidence, people could blast me for wrongful accusastions.

From Mike M on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 at 08:45:41 from

Sorry you've been involved in that- with the cheating. This is the guy you might want to give the story to- http://www.marathoninvestigation.com/

He seems to go a decent job and is pretty dedicated to getting the full story.

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Ran Trashed Trail 100 near Las Vegas.  It was really rugged and tough in high winds and was about 102 miles.  The field was small (12), and the winds caused all but three to quit.  I came in second with 31:10.  My race report is at: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3721  I'm trying to finish three 100-miles within four weeks.  Two down, one to go.  Next Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 13:58:38 from

How are your other races going?

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