Roundup: Massanutten, Cruel Jewel, PCT, Superior, and the Keys Ultras

Kelsey Allen made her long-awaited 100-mile debut at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 in Virginia, and she didn’t disappoint. The gritty mountain-runner turned in a second-place finish in her first crack at triple-digit mileage. Not to be outdone, Tom Flummerfelt headed back to Georgia and delivered a third consecutive top-10 finish at the Cruel Jewel 100. Other Massachusetts ultrarunners joined them in Virginia and Georgia, as well as at races in Florida, Minnesota, and California. We’ve got ‘em covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading Roundup: Massanutten, Cruel Jewel, PCT, Superior, and the Keys Ultras

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Results: G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour

The 24th annual G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run took place Sunday, May 13, in Topsfield, Mass. Runners logged miles on a three-mile loop at Bradley Palmer State Forest. More than 70 runners completed at least one loop, and two runners hit the 40-mile mark. Continue reading Results: G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour

Results: Watuppa Trail Races

The Big Bear 50K and 30K races were unable to be held this year at Massasoit State Park, so Northeast Race Management added an ultramarathon to its event the same weekend at the Watuppa Reservation in Fall River, Mass., to make sure runners who wanted more mileage still had the opportunity. Continue reading Results: Watuppa Trail Races

Wapack Wins are Latest Notable Feats for Veiga, LeBlanc

Two runners on the rise added another notable mark on their racing resumes with wins at the Wapack and Back 50-miler on Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. For one, the race capped a long recovery from injury; for the other, it was the latest strong performance in what has been an impressive two-year stretch. For both, it was their first time winning the classic New England ultramarathon. Continue reading Wapack Wins are Latest Notable Feats for Veiga, LeBlanc

MassUltra Roundup: Manchester 2 Monadnock, UROC, Riverlands, D2D2D, Quicksilver, and Ice Age

May 12-13 was a busy weekend for in-state races with Wapack and Back and the G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run, but that didn’t mean it was a quiet weekend for ultrarunners hitting the road beyond the Bay State. From nearby Manchester 2 Monadnock in New Hampshire and the Riverlands 100 in Maine, to races in the heartland and the west, the ultramarathon season continues to ramp up as summer nears. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Manchester 2 Monadnock, UROC, Riverlands, D2D2D, Quicksilver, and Ice Age

Results: Wapack and Back

The Trail Animals Running Club’s 12th annual Wapack and Back 50-miler, 43-miler, and 21.5-miler took place Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. The 50-mile and 43-mile races took runners along the Wapack Trail from Mt. Watatic to North Pack Mountain and back. The 21.5-mile race started at North Pack Mountain and took runners back to Mt. Watatic. Continue reading Results: Wapack and Back

MassUltra Roundup (Part 2): Big A, Bear Mountain, Wildflower, and Miwok

Last weekend’s busy ultramarathon schedule was so jam-packed that it merited two roundups. Part 1 featured the White Lake Ultras, as well as the Connecticut Trail Mixers’ Spring Fling, the Salt Flats 100, the Strolling Jim 40, and the Mt. Si 50K. Part 2 catches you up on the Big A 50K in Maine, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-mile and 50K ultras at Bear Mountain in New York, the Wildflower 50K in Texas, and the Miwok 100K in California. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup (Part 2): Big A, Bear Mountain, Wildflower, and Miwok