It took seven years of trying, but Oliver Truog finally had his name drawn in the lottery for the Western States Endurance Run. Continue reading Five From New England Selected in Western States Lottery
The 2018 Massachusetts ultrarunning calendar wound down on Saturday with the annual Fells Winter Ultra in Stoneham, but a handful of runners from the Bay State ventured south to tackle out-of-state trails at the Chattanooga 100 and Devil Dog Ultras. We’ve got them covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Chattanooga and Devil Dog
The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the annual Fells Winter Ultra 40-mile and 32-mile ultramarathons on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, Mass. In addition to the photos on this page, dozens more can be viewed in a photo gallery on the MassUltra Facebook page. Continue reading Photos: Fells Winter Ultra 2018
The Trail Animals Running Club’s annual Fells Winter Ultra 40-mile and 32-mile trail races took place Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, Mass. New men’s and women’s course records were set at both distances. Continue reading Results: Fells Winter Ultra
As the final hours tick down to the start of the lottery drawing for the Western States Endurance Run, not every applicant will endure the rush of nerves while anticipating having their name called for a berth in the 46th edition of ultrarunning’s original 100-mile race.
Kyle Robidoux of Roxbury, Mass., and Aliza Lapierre of Williston, Vt., can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the spectacle unfold, comfortable in the knowledge that they’re already in. Continue reading Western States Lottery Includes More Than 100 New England Hopefuls
Fresh off of the Thanksgiving holiday, a light slate of ultramarathon races were on the docket in the United States. Many Massachusetts runners took to the local trails to log some miles, but the Bay State was only represented at the finish line of one race during the Nov. 24-25 weekend: the Quad Dipsea 28.4-mile ultra on Saturday, Nov. 24, in Mill Valley, Calif. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Quad Dipsea
Make no mistake, runners didn’t go on a pre-Thanksgiving mileage diet at the Trail Animals Running Club’s third annual TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Sure, the top mileage total looked a bit lighter than the previous two years, but that had nothing to do with cutting back; there’s a reasonable explanation. The first two years of the race were dominated by Patrick Caron, one of American ultrarunning’s top young prospects. After posting 37.2 miles in 2016 and 40.3 in 2017, the 21-year-old from Needham, Mass., missed this year’s TARCkey Trot to compete at the North Face Endurance Challenge championship race in San Francisco (ultimately canceled due to poor air quality from wildfires), leaving the door open for a new TARCkey Trot champion to emerge. Continue reading Runners Feast on Miles at Third Annual TARCkey Trot