All posts by Chris Wristen

MassUltra Roundup: Infinitus and Black Mountain Monster

While most New England ultrarunners racing on June 8-9 did so at Wachusett Mountain at The North Face Endurance Challenge-Massachusetts, a few were recovering from the previous week’s assortment of ultra distances at Infinitus in Vermont and a few more traveled to North Carolina for the Black Mountain Monster. With heavy in-state racing last weekend, it’s a light week for this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Infinitus and Black Mountain Monster

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Howard’s Huge Day Ends in Victory at Wachusett Mountain

With just one ultramarathon finish on his resume prior to the 50-mile race on Saturday, June 8, at The North Face Endurance Challenge in Princeton, Mass., Noah Howard’s victory likely turned a few heads.

A man who raced alongside Howard during last year’s TNFEC 50-miler at Wachusett Mountain surely saw it coming, however. Continue reading Howard’s Huge Day Ends in Victory at Wachusett Mountain

Chesterfield Gorge Ultra Enjoys Surge in Popularity in Year Two

When Amy Rusiecki launched the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra and 25K in 2018, the veteran race director expected to start small and enjoy some gradual, organic growth as the years went by.

Maybe it was convenient scheduling, good timing or simply the allure of a new place to run, but year two of the event – which took place June 1-2 at the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation in West Chesterfield, Mass. – saw the organic part of its growth doused with a full package of Miracle-Gro, so to speak. A field of 77 runners completed either 100 miles, 100K, 50 miles, 50K or 25K at the 2018 race. In 2019, the number who tackled those distances doubled to 144. Continue reading Chesterfield Gorge Ultra Enjoys Surge in Popularity in Year Two

Photos: Chesterfield Gorge Ultra

The second annual Chesterfield Gorge Ultra took place June 1-2 in West Chesterfield, Mass., and the race is already earning a reputation for both good running and great scenery. Runners and their supporters shared photos from this year’s race, capturing the faces and the scenery of the event. Continue reading Photos: Chesterfield Gorge Ultra

MassUltra Roundup: Worlds End, Cayuga, Old Dominion, Kettle Moraine, and the North Fork 50

West Tisbury’s Stacia Broderick earned a tough 100K victory on the grueling trails of Worlds End State Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and Amherst’s Liam Cregan made his ultramarathon debut with a podium finish at the Cayuga Trails 50-miler in New York. We also highlight Virginia’s Old Dominion 100-miler, Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine 100, and Colorado’s North Fork 50 in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Worlds End, Cayuga, Old Dominion, Kettle Moraine, and the North Fork 50