So… it is fantasy football season, err, it is football season, which means it is also fantasy season. I love fantasy football I love making fun of my friends when I beat them and I love making up ridiculous excuses when those turds get lucky and beat me. This got me thinking… Why don’t I start a fantasy ultrarunning league?!
Here is how I imagine it working-
The key with fantasy ultrarunning is that it isn’t quite as regular as football. Realistically you could only play a handful of times per year if you wanted to make it competitive. I can see there being decent competition for a few races- Western, UTMB, Speedgoat, the Montrail races and maybe the some other larger races.
This is what a roster would like for a race weekend-
Male Top 3-
1st place- Kilian Jornet
2nd Place- Anton Krupicka
3rd Place- Timothy Olsen
Wild Card- Hal Koerner (Had to throw him in here, my man crush is too large not to.)
So that is the top part of your roster. If you guess the winner correctly, you get 10 points. The second place guy gets you 8 points and the third place guy gets you 6. If the wild card shows up anywhere in the top 3 you get 3 points. Also, if any of your players end up in differing spots in the top 3 you receive 2 points.
Female Top 3-
1st place- Rory Bosio
2nd place- Nuria Picas
3rd place- Anna Frost
Wild Card- Jenn Shelton
Same scoring applies to the women in the field as the men. Now onto the fun stuff.
DNF 1- Sally Mcrae
DNF 2- Hal Koerner
Sorry Sally, I just don’t think your expertise is 100 milers quite yet. And Hal, I love you but you are either going to kill it or crash and burn. 15 points each if you guess one of the DNFs right.
Last place Finisher- Random Joe Blow off of Ultrasignup.
This is a tough selection. Hop on ultrasignup.com before the race and pick the person you think is coming in last place. Those projections are always right! 20 points for this one because there are so many people to choose from!
The last roster spot is for the person who dresses the dumbest for the post race celebration.
T.P.W.D.T.D.F.P.R.C.- Dominic Grossman
The more I think about it this will always be Dominic Grossman so we should probably just leave this category out.
Well there it is guys, a guide to starting your very own UltraRunning Fantasy League! I suggest doing the draft at least 2-3 days in advance, just to get the trash talk going!