From the Alps to the Rockies, we’ve got the mountains covered on two continents in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Never Summer and the Eiger Ultra
WEST WINDSOR, Vt. – One of the Vermont 100’s most consistent performers made her farewell run at the 100-mile distance July 15-16 at Silver Hill Meadow.
“This is number 11,” said Lori Wetzel, 44, of Danvers, Mass. “It’s my 20th hundred overall, and my last 100-miler. I was thinking I’d end where I started.”
Wetzel has taken on a variety of other 100-milers in other locations through the years – Mountain Lakes in Oregon, Wasatch Front in Utah, Leadville in Colorado, and the legendary Western States Endurance Run in California, just to name a few – but Vermont has always claimed a special place in her heart and called her back year after year. Continue reading Wetzel Crafts Feel-Good Final 100-Miler on Familiar Turf at VT100
WEST WINDSOR, Vt. – Four weeks after finding himself sitting on the side of the trail in Deadwood Canyon about 46 miles into the Western States 100, his head spinning while struggling to breathe in temperatures well above 100 degrees, Brian Rusiecki returned to familiar territory and a familiar feeling on Saturday, July 15. Continue reading Rusiecki Finds Redemption, Dissinger Demolishes Goal at Vermont 100
From the blistering heat of Badwater, to the high altitude of Tahoe and Montana, to the trails of southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts ultrarunners took on races across the country during the past two weekends of varying terrain and climate. We highlight six of them in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Badwater, Tahoe, Devil’s Backbone, On the Rocks, Bear Brook, and Beaverhead
Retirement and a cross-country move may have altered Jeff List’s routine in 2017, but one thing stayed consistent for the 58-year-old: Kissing the rock at the Hardrock 100.
List, a longtime resident of East Falmouth, Mass., finished Hardrock for the seventh time in seven tries when he “kissed the rock” that represents the finish line of the 100.5-mile footrace in the late hours of Saturday, July 15, in Silverton, Colo. Continue reading Another Year, Another Hardrock Finish for List
The 29th running of the Vermont 100 Endurance Run took place July 15-16 at Silver Hill Meadow in West Windsor, Vt. The following are the results from the 100-mile and 100K races. Top 10 men and women are listed, followed by all Massachusetts finishers. Continue reading Results: Vermont 100 Endurance Run
WEST WINDSOR, Vt. – More than 70 Massachusetts ultrarunners are headed north this weekend to take part in the 29th running of the Vermont 100, and MassUltra is going on the road to cover the action as the race unfolds. Continue reading MassUltra to Provide Live Coverage of the Vermont 100
Demand for big mileage opportunities has grown in western Massachusetts in recent years, and the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) responded first with the expansion of its BURCS Badass Race Series to include additional events, and then this year with time extensions for the organization’s annual Summer Fat Ass Run.
The Summer Fat Ass was a six-hour event during its first two years, and last year both runners and organizers discussed the possibility of doubling – and maybe even quadrupling – the time limit so runners could try to achieve 50- and 100-mile goals. That conversation laid the foundation for the third annual Summer Fat Ass, which expanded into a two-day affair on July 8-9 at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, Mass. In addition to the standard six-hour event, runners could also choose to run for 12 hours or 24 hours. The result was that dozens of new faces turned out for the event, and many people set personal milestones, all of which pleased race director Benn Griffin. Continue reading More Time, More Miles at BURCS Summer Fat Ass
Mountain races out West and a rail-to-trail 100-miler in the rust belt earned places in this week’s roundup as Massachusetts ultrarunners took on races beyond the Bay State. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Silver Rush, Mt. Hood, and Canal Corridor