Category Archives: BURCS

Soutiea Builds on Big Year with Another Record-Setting Effort at Soggy Sweltering Summer

As its name implies, the Sweltering Summer Ultra aims to test not only runners’ endurance, but also their tolerance for New England’s typical mid-summer scorching heat.

The event, which was put on for the sixth year on a row by the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) on Saturday, Aug. 11, challenged runners to circle a .355-mile dirt and cinder loop as many times as possible during an 8-hour period at Clapp Park in Pittsfield, Mass.

While the course and the objective were the same as in years past, one thing was different – rather than sweltering heat, this year runners instead endured soaking rain for much of the day. That created challenging conditions on a course that’s designed for sure-footed running and speed. For Greg Soutiea, that simply made for an intriguing plot twist at a race where he has set a high standard for performance. Continue reading Soutiea Builds on Big Year with Another Record-Setting Effort at Soggy Sweltering Summer

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Results: Sweltering Summer Ultra

The Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) played host to its sixth annual Sweltering Summer Ultra on Saturday, Aug. 11, in Pittsfield, Mass. Runners took part in an 8-hour ultramarathon, as well as a marathon and 5K races. Continue reading Results: Sweltering Summer Ultra

Big Miles for Bago, Many Others, at BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra

WINDSOR, Mass. – The sun beat down on Dietmar Bago’s head as he covered the final steps toward a pop-up tent and removed his sweat-soaked bandana. Underneath the tent he found a table full of tasty snacks, an assortment of Gatorade flavors and other cold drinks and – most important – shade. Continue reading Big Miles for Bago, Many Others, at BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra