Maddy McCarthy’s Western States dreams hung in the balance when she stepped to the starting line of the Rio Del Lago 100 on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Granite Bay, Calif. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: McCarthy Keeps WS100 Dreams Alive with Clutch Performance at Rio Del Lago
Access to one of the most exclusive clubs in ultrarunning is at stake Saturday, Dec. 3, when the Hardrock 100 conducts its lottery for the 2017 edition of America’s toughest 100-mile footrace. Continue reading Hardrock Hopes Hinge on Lottery
Are you looking for a new podcast for your weekend long run while burning off a few extra Thanksgiving calories? Two recent ultrarunning-related podcasts featured interviews with people with Massachusetts ties. Continue reading Podcasts Featuring Ultrarunners with Local Ties for Your Weekend Long Run
WINCHESTER AND LEXINGTON, Mass. – The newest addition to the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Trail Series was, in a way, a feast before the feast.
The inaugural TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra, which took place Saturday, Nov. 19, was scheduled to give runners an opportunity to feast on technical trails, burn some extra calories, and chew up some extra miles before chowing down on smorgasbords of food five days later on Thanksgiving. Continue reading TARC Serves Up Pre-Thanksgiving Trail Feast at Inaugural TARCkey Trot
From 50K races to 24-hour events, Massachusetts ultrarunners have logged some big miles out-of-state in the final weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: JFK 50, NYC 60K, New Jersey One Day, Rhode Island 6-Hour, and Tideland 24
The 2016 racing season is starting to wind down, and results were hard to come by for races outside of the Bay State last weekend. We are still tracking down results from the Rhode Island 6-Hour Ultra and will roll them into next week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Hamsterwheel and Stone Mill
Joe McConaughy averaged more than 50 miles per day for more than 53 consecutive days en route to logging the fastest known time on the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2014, so it came as little surprise when he had another FKT in his sights Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Stone Cat 50 in Ipswich, Mass. Continue reading PCT Record-Holder McConaughy Sizzles at Stone Cat 50
From a championship at the Big Cedar 100, to a strong showing at the Pinhoti 100, and a runner-up at the Mountain Masochist 50-miler, the Bay State represented strong at out-of-state races last weekend. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Big Cedar, Pinhoti, and Mountain Masochist
The Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School cross country team wrapped up its season in celebratory fashion with a distance fun run Saturday, Nov. 6, at Greylock Glen Pavilion on the BART cross country course in Adams, Mass. Continue reading BART Closes Season with 8-Hour Ultra
BROOKLINE, N.H. – The faint glow of a flashlight beam shook in the distance with each smooth, deliberate swing of Patrick Caron’s left arm.
Flanked by his pacer, Michael Franzino, who had just run the past 15 miles with Caron, the pair cruised into Camp Tevya, the official start/finish point for each out-and-back of the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races on Oct. 22-23. Caron was 90 miles into his 100-mile race, and far ahead of course-record pace. Continue reading Scary-Fast: Caron Haunts Ghost Train Record Book with Sub-15-Hour 100-Miler