Name: Monica Scholz
City: Jerseyville
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
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Nationality: canadian
Occupation: lawyer
Birthday: June 26, 1967
Age: 35
T-Shirt: medium
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Number of Years Running: 6
Number of Marathons: 4

Distances:

50k-Apr/98 - Ascension, Hamilton, Ont.
Apr/98 - Ganaraska, Horseshoe Valley, Ont.
Jul/98 - Damn Tuff Ruff Bluff, Owen Sound, Ont.
Aug/98 - Camp Heidelberg, Waterloo, Ont.
Oct/98 - Slough of Despond, Wiarton, Ont.
Apr/99 - Ascension, Hamilton, Ont.
Apr/99 - Ganaraska, Horseshoe Valley, Ont.
May/99 - Sulphur Springs, Dundas, Ont.
Jul/99 - Damn Tuff Ruff Bluff, Owen Sound, Ont.
Aug/99 - Camp Heidelberg, Waterloo, Ont.
Oct/99 - Slough of Despond, Wiarton, Ont.
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50mi-Never done a 50 mile race
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100km-Jul/98 - Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (approx. 14 hours)
Jul/99 - Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. (approx. 12 hours)
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100mi-Apr/99 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC
Jun/99 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH
Sep/99 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont.
Oct/99 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR
Feb/00 - Rocky Racoon, Huntsvilee, TX (21:44:43, 28th of 91, 3rd F)
Apr/00 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC (22:31, 11th of 54, 2nd F)
Apr/00 - Lost Soul, Lethbridge, AB (29:40:38, 5th of 9, 1st F)
May/00 - Massanutten, Front Royal, VA (34:06:17, 42nd of 61, 6th F)
Jun/00 - Old Dominion, Woodstock, VA (23:45:03, 34th of 65, 2nd F)
Jun/00 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH (23:29:07, 14th of 57, 2nd F)
Jun/00 - Western States, Squaw Valley, CA (26:58:59, 105th of 222, 13th F)
Jul/00 - Vermont, Woodstock, VT (21:36:19, 44th of 157, 9th F)
Jul/00 - Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, SD (30:21:25, 5th of 22, 2nd F)
Aug/00 - Leadville, Leadville, CO (27:37:39, 72nd of 175, 13th F)
Sep/00 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont. (23:42:28, 5th of 27, 1st F)
Sep/00 - Wasatch, Salt Lake City, UT (30:18:19, 48th of 125, 6th F)
Sep/00 - Angeles Crest, Wrightwood, CA (27:39:06, 43rd of 108, 2nd F)
Oct/00 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR (22:15:57, 21st of 93, 5th F)
Oct/00 - Heartland, Cassoday, KS (23:18:16, 8th of 23, 1st F)
Dec/00 - Ancient Oaks, Titusville, FL (23:30:55, 2nd of 7, 1st F)
Jan/01 - HURT, Oahu, HI (34:23, 5th of 8, 1st F)
Feb/01 - Rocky Racoon, Huntsville, TX (19:35:45, 18th of 94, 2nd F)
Feb/01 - Susitna, Big Lake, AK (38:34, 18th of 94, 2nd F)
Apr/01 - Umstead, Raleigh, NC (21:19:51, 3rd of 42, 1st F)
May/01 - Massanutten, Front Royal, VA (29:37:30, 24th of 75, 3rd F)
May/01 - Sulphur Springs, Ancaster, Ont. (24:37:40, 6th of 16, 2nd F)
Jun/01 - Old Dominion, Woodstock, VA (21:28:41, 7th of 70, 3rd F)
Jun/01 - Mohican, Loudonville, OH (21:43:23, 6th of 52, 2nd F)
Jun/01 - Western States, Squaw Valley, OH (23:53:57, 87th of 267, 11th F)
Jul/01 - Vermont, Woodstock, VT (20:26:20, 24th of 174, 5th F)
Jul/01 - Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, SD (approx.29:30, 1st F)
Aug/01 - Leadville, Leadville, CO (27:07:50, 67th of 166, 12th F)
Aug/01 - Cascade Crest, Easton, WA (27:25, 14th of 34, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - Haliburton, Haliburton Forest, Ont. (22:18:20, 4th of 25, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - Superior Trail, Silver Bay, MN (28:53:28, 14th of 34, 2nd F)
Sep/01 - KISS, Hector, NY ( 1st of 3, 1st F)
Sep/01 - Angeles Crest, Wrightwood, CA (27:
Sep/01 - Arkansas Traveller, Lake Sylvia, AR (
Oct/01 - Heartland, Cassoday, KS (
Nov/01 - Dan Rossi, Sherrodsville, OH (18:46, 1st of 6, 1st F)
Nov/01 - Canadian Rockies, West Bragg Creek, Alb. (1 of 1, 1st F)
Dec/01 - Ancient Oaks, Titusville, FL (22:23, 1st of 3, 1st F)
Dec/01 - San Diego, Lake Morena, CA (25:51, 5th of 8, 1st F)

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100mi+-

Previous Badwater Racing: No previous Badwater experience
Previous Badwater Crewing: No previous Badwater experience.
Previous Badwater Clinic No previous Clinic experience.

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Badwater Prediction:

I predict an under 40 hour finishing time. I have no prior Badwater experience whatsoever. However, I base my prediction upon the relatively fast times that I've had on road courses (for example, the Dan Rossi Memorial 100 Mile Run in Ohio this year where I ran in 18:46). I also run quite well in the heat (for example, my first place female finish in the HURT 100 mile race in Hawaii this year).

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Weird Experience:

My weirdest ultra experience occurred this past February at the Susitna 100 in Big Lake, Alaska. The weather conditions were quite mild during the day, with the result that we were running through slushy snow and our feet got soaked. This wasn't too bad during the day when it was warm but then in the evening it got bitterly cold. Much of the field of competitors had to be evacuated by bush plane with frostbite and hypothermia. I got frostbite on one of my toes but managed to keep running nonetheless. I ran in the last 10 miles with another lawyer from Anchorage which proved very delightful. We were both tired after 38 hours running but managed to have alot of laughs notwithstanding. We were both hallucinating and found that we'd hallucinate the same things. For example, Jenn would say, "Hey Monica, why do you figure that monkey in the shining armour is hanging out on the side of the trail?" I'd see the same monkey and told her he's probably cheering us on. It was weird but alot of fun.

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Challenge:

Susitna '01 described above. Alot of the challenge aside from the extreme weather conditions was also due to the fact that we had to drag a sled behind us all day with a mandatory minimum of gear including sleeping bag, tent, stove and we had to cross the finish line with a minimum of 3000 calories of food. It was gruelling.

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Why:

I like the time alone doing something physically exerting. I also like the sort of people that you meet at ultras. Very different from the marathon or triathlon scene, both of which I had participated in previously.

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Why badwater:

I completed 23-100 milers in 2001 to set a new world record. When I turned my thoughts to goals for 2002, I thought it would be good to try some really tough races. So I've signed up for the Wild Oaks 100 in VA in Feb/02 which no one has ever finished which I'd like to finish. I'm also hoping to do the Barkley, assuming that it's on for this year. On the list too is the Double Mohican 200 mile race in Ohio. In keeping with this general theme of "toughies", Badwater is a perfect fit. I look forward to the challenge of the desert and the pavement and to climbing Mt. Whitney when it's all over!

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Other Exp.:

I completed the entire President's Choice Triathlon series in Ontario in 1997. I'm sorry but I do not have my times readily available.

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Media:

I'm sponsored by Montrail, Patagonia and Clif Bar and I understand that their respective promotions department anticipate sending some sort of media to follow my race assuming that I am accepted. I am sorry but I do not know the details at this stage.

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More Media:

Please see the previous answer.

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Charity:

My intention had been to solicit sponsors for my Badwater race for the benefit of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I am an animal lover and I have been a supporter of this organization for several years.

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English: yes
Crew English: yes
Hike: yes
Permit: yes

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