A few new faces in New England made big splashes during their return trip to the West Coast last weekend as Boston resident Lance Doherty delivered a top-10 finish at the Marin Ultra Challenge 50K in California and Vincent Dimassa of New Haven, Conn., had a happy homecoming by winning the 50-miler. Those performances, plus the Trail Trashed Ultra in Nevada and the Everglades Ultras in Florida are featured in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Marin Ultra Challenge, Trail Trashed, and Everglades
The ultrarunning scene in Western Massachusetts is getting a new race in 2019.
The inaugural Mt. Toby Ultra is the newest addition to the growing ultramarathon racing schedule in the Bay State’s more mountainous half, and it’s the second Massachusetts ultra to be organized by Race Director Amy Rusiecki. Continue reading New England’s Newest Ultra Set for April at Mt. Toby in Sunderland
While the ultrarunning calendar was quiet last weekend in Massachusetts, runners didn’t have to travel too far beyond the Bay State’s borders to find some competition. Sheffield’s John Kemp and Cambridge’s Padraig Mullins went to neighboring New York to race the Caumsett 50K. Meanwhile, Norwell’s Jim Diggins made his third straight March trip to Pennsylvania for the Naked Bavarian 40-miler. Additionally, Trail Animals Running Club legend Bob Crowley played in the mud out west at the Way Too Cool 50K. All three races are featured in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Caumsett, Naked Bavarian, and Way Too Cool
For Nick Curelop, Feb. 23 marked yet another successful trip to North Carolina when the Housatonic resident raced the difficult Mt. Mitchell Challenge 40-miler. Meanwhile, Sudbury’s Dylan Ascolese and Lincoln’s Jacqueline Anton both made their ultramarathon debuts in impressive fashion with podium finishes, Ascolese at the Febapple Frozen Fifty in New Jersey and Anton at Sycamore Canyon in California. That trio of races and stout performances highlight this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Mitchell, Febapple, and Sycamore Canyon