MassUltra Roundup: Umstead, New Jersey Festival, and a Hills to Sea Trail FKT

Somerville resident Sarah Aponte delivered a dynamite performance and prevailed in a back-and-forth duel to win the Umstead 100-miler last weekend in North Carolina. Additionally, a handful of New England residents earned ultramarathon finishes at the New Jersey Ultra Trail Festival. Finally, Greg Soutiea – a former Quincy resident now running an inn in Maine – celebrated his birthday by grinding out a fastest known time on the Hills to Sea Trail. We’ve got all of these covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Umstead, New Jersey Festival, and a Hills to Sea Trail FKT

Results: Cape Cod Trail Race 50K

The sixth annual Cape Cod Trail Race 50K took place Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Crane Wildlife Management Area in Falmouth, Mass. Fifty runners completed the race within eight hours. Additionally, 146 runners completed the half marathon and another 167 finished a 10K race. Continue reading Results: Cape Cod Trail Race 50K

MassUltra Roundup: Castle to River, GDR, Badger Mountain, and Prairie Spirit

Pittsfield’s Kehr Davis had to wait until last weekend to earn a victory at what was supposed to be her final race of 2018 at the Castle to River 50K in New York. Westborough’s Ben Nephew secured a runner-up finish at the same race in the Empire State and a dozen more New England residents also took part. Additionally, the controversy at the Georgia Death Race impacted a New Englander, and local ultrarunners earned finishes at the Badger Mountain Challenge in Washington and Prairie Spirit in Kansas. We have those four races covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Castle to River, GDR, Badger Mountain, and Prairie Spirit