As summer comes to a close, are you feeling like you haven’t taken advantage of the season’s full buffet of races? Or has your packed summer race schedule simply whetted your appetite for even more racing? Either way, no need to worry. As we head into early fall, the race menu only gets richer! Here […]
Results for last weekend’s Hampshire 100 are now available.
This weekend, close to 200 runners will take on the very first edition of the Eastern States 100, held in central Pennsylvania.
It’s barely spring, but this weekend is one of the biggest trail racing weekends of the year.
Last year’s TARC 100 was a bit of a mudfest. Josh Katzman, one of the RDs, outlines the changes made to the race, including a new course and a new start time.
Last weekend, Larisa Dannis returned to the Rocky Raccoon 100, the site of both her first 100-mile finish and her first DNF.
A couple of months ago, Joe Del Conte was running through triple digit heat in an ultramarathon in Arizona. Last weekend, he ran through the cold—and through the night—at the Beast of Burden Winter 100. “I wanted to go to the extremes,” he says.
A number of upcoming races, including several “Fat Ass” events, offer a fun way to get in long runs on the cold, dark days of winter.
Over the past year, Larisa Dannis has won the Vermont 100 and the Stone Cat 50-miler. But over the next year, this self-proclaimed “mountain girl at heart” will be taking on a whole new type of challenge. She’ll be trying to qualify for the Olympic marathon trials, while still running a challenging ultramarathon schedule. And she’ll be chronicling her effort for Far North.
Already this fall, Aliza Lapierre has broken two course records in the Northeast—at the Vermont 50 in September and the Stone Cat Trail Marathon in November. Next weekend, she’ll test herself out west at The North Face Endurance Challenge.
After improving his time at the Stone Cat 50 by 11 minutes in each of the past two years, Josh Katzman had his eye on another fast finish. But what happens when the clock tells us we’re slowing down?
Over the past few years, Elaine Allen has run a wide variety of ultramarathons and other tough trail races all over the Northeast. Last Sunday, she returned to the scene of her very first ultra—the Bimbler’s Bluff 50k—and earned her eighth finish this year of a trail marathon or ultramarathon. We asked her about the race and about what keeps her running.
The proper way to prepare for a long-distance race is to choose an event far in advance and spend at least four months training for it. But extraordinary races call for extraordinary measures (by which we mean rash decision-making).
When it comes to training—whether for a road marathon or an ultramarathon on trails—is there such a thing as too much information?
The great weather and dry trails at Sunday’s Vermont 50 made for fast conditions, and runners took advantage. By the end of the day, there were new records in the men’s and women’s 50-mile races and in the women’s 50k race.