Runners who took part in the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, endured some of the gnarliest conditions in recent memory as a monsoon-like thunderstorm pummeled runners for the duration of the race.
Twenty-four hours earlier at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass., runners at the 22nd annual Don’t Run Boston 50K were spared the downpour, but they battled through the coldest DRB in event history with temperatures in the 30s and afternoon snow flurries. Continue reading Historically Chilly DRB Doesn’t Deter LeBlanc From “Doubling”
One of the modern giants of human endurance is returning to New England. Ultra-endurance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis will speak at the Natick Outdoor Store at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Natick, Mass., as part of a tour to promote her new book, “The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.” Continue reading Endurance Legend Pharr Davis to Speak May 10 in Natick
WESTON, Mass. – The TARC Spring Classic has developed a reputation for damp, drizzly weather and chilly temperatures during recent years, and this year was shaping up to be more of the same when multiple late-season snowstorms pounded the region in recent weeks.
When race day rolled around, however, runners were granted a reprieve from the challenging conditions and instead were treated to one of the finest days for running in 2018. Sunny skies, temperatures in the upper 50s, and mostly dry trails made for fast running and a spirited day of running at the eighth annual TARC Spring Classic on Saturday, April 21. Continue reading Allen Capitalizes On Warm Weather with Speedy Performance at Spring Classic
While most Massachusetts ultrarunners who competed on April 21-22 were in Weston, Mass., for the TARC Spring Classic, a few headed out-of-state to take on new trails. Some were in Connecticut, others in North Carolina, Washington or California. All are included in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Enchanted Forest, Hellbender, Yakima Skyline, and Mendocino Coast
The 22nd annual Don’t Run Boston 50K and ninth annual Don’t Run Boston 50-mile races took place Sunday, April 15, at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass. Continue reading Results: Don’t Run Boston
The eighth annual TARC Spring Classic took place on Saturday, April 21, in Weston, Mass. The following are just a small sample of the photos from the race. A gallery with 173 photos is available for viewing on the MassUltra Facebook page. Continue reading Photos: TARC Spring Classic
The Trail Animals Running Club’s eighth annual TARC Spring Classic took place Saturday, April 21, in Westwood, Mass. Runners chose from a 50K, marathon, half marathon, or 10K. Continue reading Results: TARC Spring Classic
One thing is certain when Matt Veiga toes a starting line: he’s there to race. Continue reading Healthy Veiga Hangs on for Victory at Goat Hill 50K
Two in-state races April 14-15 meant few Massachusetts ultrarunners hit the road for out-of-state ultras, but that didn’t mean every ultrarunner from the Bay State stayed home. A few drove to nearby Connecticut—including South Deerfield’s Brian Rusiecki who defended his title at Traprock, and Northampton’s Jake Dissinger traveled cross-country to take on some of the nation’s best at Lake Sonoma in California. Additionally, we went back and tracked down results from the Beyond Limits Ultra on April 5-8 where Kim Vanyo and Michael Saporito delivered 48 hours of ultrarunning in California. Read on for more details from the Traprock 50K, the Lake Sonoma 50, and the Beyond Limits Ultra in this week’s roundup. Continue reading Roundup: Traprock, Lake Sonoma, and Beyond Limits
MRA Multisport played host to the third annual Goat Hill 50K took place on Saturday, April 14, in Uxbridge, Mass. Runners tackled the eight-mile loop course four times, making for a “heavy” 50K of 32 miles with around 4,000 feet of vertical gain. Continue reading Results: Goat Hill 50K