MassUltra Roundup: Pikes Peak and the CandleLight Overnight Ultra

Pikes Peak Ultra 50-Mile

Teddy Nolan isn’t far removed from his days as a high school distance standout at North Attleboro High School, but the 19-year-old Massachusetts resident didn’t wait long to bump up his race distances from the 800 meters, mile, two-mile, or 5K.

Nolan completed his first 50-mile race on Saturday, July 30, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the second running of the Pikes Peak Ultra 50-Mile Race.

Nolan finished 31st out of 53 finishers, completing the course in 13:01:19, on a course that included more than 11,000 feet of vertical gain.

Mario Macias, 35, of Colorado Springs, Colo., ran away with the victory in a course-record time of 7:43:51. Runner-up Tyler Keyworth, 30, of Denver, Colo., was a distant second in 9:30:22, and the second of only three runners to finish in less than 10 hours.

CandleLight 12-Hour Overnight Ultra

Bennjamin Griffin got to know the course very well at the Greater Rochester Track Club’s annual CandleLight 12-Hor Overnight Ultra.

The event, which began at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and finished at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 24, in Honeyoe Falls, N.Y., consisted of a dirt and grass loop that measured slightly more than a mile. Griffin, 30, of Pittsfield, Mass., completed 45 laps during the 12-hour time frame, with most of them coming by headlamp. He tallied 48.15 total miles, good for 13th out of 79 solo runners and second in the Male Open division.

Todd Baum, 58, of Fayetteville, N.Y., was the overall champion with 58 laps and 62.02 miles.

*Editor’s Note: Results are found on a variety of sites, including, UltraRunning Magazine, and official race websites. We do the best we can to find as many results as possible to report on and recognize the local ultrarunning community.


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