The Emerald Necklace Stage Race kicked off in New Hampshire this morning. It may be a a rainy start to the race, but it looks like the runners should have great weather for the next two days as they make their way around the course. For everyone who’s not running a marathon a day for the next three days, it’s another great weekend to get outside for some late-summer exploring.
What to do
Race to the Top of Vermont, Mount Mansfield, Vt.
Distance: 4.3 miles
Start time: 9:00
Race-day registration: yes
What to read
Follow the inspiring adventures of a family that’s thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Not too much farther to go!
Last weekend was the Hampshire 100. Check out the photos on the race’s Facebook page.
On iRunFar, Meghan Hicks offers a really in-depth review of what looks to be a pretty cool new pack from Ultimate Direction, the Fastpack 20.
RJ Thompson is out on the Long Trail trying to break the record for the fastest unsupported run across the 270-mile trail. He talked to Vermont Public Radio shortly before embarking on the trek.
Speaking of FKT attempts, Leor Pantilat set a new record on the other side of the country by making it across the 223-mile John Muir Trail in three days, seven hours, and 39 minutes. His record came just one year after Hal Koerner and Mike Wolfe set the previous standard.
This year’s edition of the Leadville 100, held last weekend, seems to have gone quite a bit more smoothly than last year’s race. Trail Runner magazine takes a look at the differences, and one similarity.
Scott Livingston took on the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb last weekend and has a report and photos.
An avid cyclist in her 50s looks back on how she got started riding, and on how much longer she has to go.
For all the adventure runners out there, here’s a nice introduction to navigation from Ian Corless.
Ellie Greenwood finished first among women and third overall at the Squamish 50k in British Columbia last weekend. Here’s her report.