Harry - I always had a love for riding, running and track & field. This started back in High School. I started riding on trails in the early 70’s at the closed Camp Kilmer Army base in N.J.  There weren’t any mountain bikes and no one used the term “off road” back then. I threw the javelin in H.S. and at Seton Hall University. As a result of not being a competitive enough javelin thrower for my liking, I switched to running during my senior year at SHU and ran cross country.  After graduating from College I ran a few races a year for a couple of years.  Then I promptly became a couch potato suburbanite.  

During the year 2000 and after being sedentary for about 15 years, I started to train, run and road ride again.  I was going out to Colorado to ride the Triple Bypass for the third year when the group that I was supposed to ride with came down with injuries or forgot to register.  I really didn’t feel like riding 120+ miles at altitude solo, so I did something that changed my lifestyle forever.  Since I was going to be in Colorado anyway, I signed up for the Leadville Heavy half marathon.  I had never run at altitude before and little did I know at the time that a heavy half was really close to 16 miles.  I bought a pair of Vasque trail shoes and my training consisted of a couple of runs around the old bridle path in Central Park. Talk about throwing yourself in the fire!  I finished the race and I was hooked. 

To date I have completed 40 races that were marathon distance or longer.  The average distance per race is 42 miles.  My longest distance run to date is 109.93 miles at the 20 in 24 hour race in Philadelphia.  I like races that are technical with a lot of climbing.  Don’t ask me about the beautiful views because the only thing that I see on race day are roots, leaves, branches, mud, dirt and rocks. Just how I like it!  I really enjoy the sport and being around the people who participate in these types of events. I am looking forward to the challenge of determining how far of a distance that I can run on a given race day. 

MPF RNR Athlete Harry Hamilton Finishing the 2015 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in 23:10! Read Harry's full race report below.

Harry Hamilton and the beginning of his 1st running of the 2015 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Harry at the 2013 Manitou's Revenge climbing Indian Head Mountain at around mile 30 on Devils Path. Read his race report below.

Harry's Adventure Reports & Reviews

Adventure Highlights

  • Completed 50 marathons including 36 Ultras.
  • 100 mile Personal Record at Vermont Trail 100 in 2012; 18:55:10.
  • Course Record Holder, Mount Tammany 10, 40 Mile Trail Ultra. 
  • Top 7 finishes in age group Leadville Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run in 2012 & 2013.
  • Longest run is 109.93 miles at the 20 in 24hour race 2009.
  • 10th place Great Eastern Endurance 100K Trail Ultra 2009.

2017

Cayuga Trails 50 Miler - Ithaca, NY
Jun 3, 2017 -

Breakneck Point Trail Runs 42K - Beacon, NY
Apr 15, 2017 -

2016

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run - Silverton, CO
July 15, 2016 - Overall: 77(43:37:41)

Manitou Revenge 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 18, 2016 - Overall: 23rd (15:24:23)

North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
Apr 30, 2016 - Overall: 62nd (9:47:04)

Breakneck Point Trail Runs 42K - Beacon, NY
Apr 16, 2016 - Overall: 16th (6:13:00)

The MT. TAMMANY 10! - 40 Miler - Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Mar 19, 2016 - Overall: 7th (9:02:15)

2015

Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - Squaw Valley, CA
Jun 27, 2015 - Overall: 67th (23:10:00)

North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 2, 2015 - 10:14:33

NJ Ultra Trail Festival 50K - Augusta, NJ
Mar 21, 2015 - Overall: 4th (4:49:49)

2014

2nd Place NJBA Cyclocross Cup, Cat D

Bighorn 100 Miler - Dayton, WY
June 19, 2014 - 31:14:49

26.2 Pocono Marathon

2013

Wasatch Front 100 Miler - Kaysville, UT
Sep 6, 2013 - 31:32:00

Leadville Trail 100 Miler - Leadville, CO
Aug 17, 2013 - 24:17:19

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Miler - Carson City, NV
Jul 20, 2013 - Overall: 17th (25:21:25)

Manitou Revenge 54 Miler - Windham, NY
Jun 22, 2013 - Overall: 6th (14:29:37)

The MT. TAMMANY 10! 40 Miler - Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Mar 23, 2013 - Overall: 1st (8:41:46)

Lenape Trail Run 34 Miler - Millburn, NJ
Mar 2, 2013 - Overall: 3rd (5:53:02)

2012

Frozen Fools 50K - Columbia, NJ
Dec 8, 2012 - Overall: 3rd (6:40:00)

Leadville Trail 100 Miler - Leadville, CO
Aug 18, 2012 - Overall: 83rd (25:08:34)

Vermont 100 Miler - West Windsor, VT
Jul 21, 2012 - Overall: 17th (18:55:10)

Capon Valley 50K - Yellow Spring, WV
May 19, 2012 - Overall: 15th (4:57:44)

North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 5, 2012 - Overall: 35th (9:54:24)

The MT. TAMMANY 10!  40 Miler - Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Mar 24, 2012 - Overall: 2nd (8:58:22)

Febapple Frozen Fifty 50 Miler - Maplewood, NJ
Feb 25, 2012 - Overall: 7th (9:09:11)

Watchung Winter 50K - Mountainside, NJ
Jan 7, 2012 - Overall: 22nd (5:35:09)

2011

Pikes Peak Marathon - Manitou Springs, CO
Aug 20, 2011 - 7:52:37

Vermont 100 Miler - West Windsor, VT
Jul 16, 2011 - 25:11:40

North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler - Bear Mountain, NY
May 7, 2011 - 11:45:40

Watchung Winter 50K - Mountainside, NJ
Jan 8, 2011 - 7:33:04

2010

Mountain Madness 50K - Ringwood, NJ
Oct 16, 2010 - 6:56:46

Mahlon Mayhem  50K - Oak Ridge, NJ
Aug 14, 2010 - 11:32:02

1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Marathon - Philadelphia, PA
Jun 13, 2010 - 4:33:45

South Mountain Reservation Mayapple Ultras 50K - Milburn, NJ
May 22, 2010 - 7:01:00

North Face Endurance Challenge 50k - Bear Mountain, NY
May 8, 2010 - 8:52:00

Trail Triple Crown Marathon - Newark, DE
Apr 24, 2010 - Overall: 26th (4:40:42)

Umstead 100 Miler - Raleigh, NC
Mar 27, 2010 - GP: 47th (22:49:12)

Rocky Raccoon 100 Miler - Huntsville, TX
Feb 6, 2010 - Finish (29:09:17)

Watchung Winter 50K - Mountainside, NJ
Jan 9, 2010 - Overall: 33rd

2009

Great Eastern Endurance Run 100K - Charlottesville, VA
Sep 26, 2009 - Overall: 10th (13:38:13)

Lean Horse 100 Miler - Custer, SD
Aug 22, 2009 - Overall: 7th (20:37:15)

Back On My Feet Lone Ranger 24hrs - Philadelphia, PA
Jul 11, 2009 - Overall: 6th (109.93 miles)

South Mountain Reservation Mayapple Ultras 100K - Milburn, NJ
May 30, 2009 - Overall: 4th (13:04:00)

North Face Endurance Challenge 50K - Bear Mountain, NY
May 9, 2009 - Overall: 39th (6:28:58)

2008 - 2007

High Mountain 50K - Leadville, CO
Jul 26, 2008 - Overall: 43rd (7:34:14)

Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms 50 Miler - New Gloucester, ME
May 25, 2008 - Overall: 22nd (9:37:27)

North Face Endurance Challenge 50K - Bear Mountain, NY
Apr 12, 2008 - Overall: 8th (7:07:21)

Seneca Greenway Trail 50K - Damascus, MD
Mar 1, 2008 - Overall: 38th (5:39:58)

Knickerbocker 60K - New York, NY
Nov 17, 2007 - 6:40:00

Turkey Swamp 50K - Freehold, NJ
Aug 12, 2007 - Overall: 25th (4:55:14)

Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon - Leadville, CO
Jul 7, 2007 - 6:28:35