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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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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

MassUltra Roundup: Pineland Farms, Jemez Mountain, and 3 Days at the Fair

The Memorial Day weekend is typically light on trail ultras, but plenty of runners from New England still found their way to starting lines. Most headed to Maine for the popular Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival, while others went to New Mexico and raced at Jemez Mountain. Additionally, we dug back into mid-May to bring your results from 3 Days at the Fair in New Jersey for this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Pineland Farms, Jemez Mountain, and 3 Days at the Fair

MassUltra Roundup: Keys, Cruel Jewel, Massanutten, Manchester 2 Monadnock, and Mind the Ducks

Lori Mitchener’s 100-mile debut was a dandy as the Lynnfield resident brought home a first-place finish from the Florida Keys. A half-dozen more New England residents endured the grueling Cruel Jewel 100-miler in Georgia, and six runners from the Bay State brought home finisher’s buckles from the Massanutten 100-miler in Virginia. In addition to those races, we have Manchester 2 Monadnock in New Hampshire and the Mind the Ducks 12-Hour Ultra from New York covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Keys, Cruel Jewel, Massanutten, Manchester 2 Monadnock, and Mind the Ducks

MassUltra Roundup: Riverlands, Dawn to Dusk to Dawn, and Thunderbunny

A handful of Massachusetts residents secured hard-earned finishes at the Riverlands 100 last weekend in Maine, including Andover’s Nate Combs who became one of just two runners to be three-time finishers of the race. Additionally, Cambridge resident Padraig Mullins brought home a victory in the 50K at Dawn to Dusk to Dawn in Tennessee; and another Massachusetts resident completed his first ultra at the Thunderbunny 50K in Ohio. All three races are included in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Riverlands, Dawn to Dusk to Dawn, and Thunderbunny

MassUltra Roundup: Bear Mountain, White Lake, Strolling Jim, Spring Fling, McDonald Forest, Grayson Highlands, and Chompawamsic Challenge

From Patrick Caron’s 50-mile win on his birthday at The North Face Endurance Challenge’s event at Bear Mountain in New York, to Shannon Plesh’s first-place finish in the women’s field at the White Lake Ultras in New Hampshire, to Sarah Aponte’s winning effort at Strolling Jim in Tennessee, it was a weekend of big performances by Massachusetts ultrarunners at out-of-state races. This week’s roundup includes races in New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Connecticut, Oregon and Virginia. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Bear Mountain, White Lake, Strolling Jim, Spring Fling, McDonald Forest, Grayson Highlands, and Chompawamsic Challenge

MassUltra Roundup: Jack Bristol, TNFEC-DC, The Dunes, Cedro Peak, Canyons, Tillamook, and Ironmasters Challenge

April was a jam-packed month for trail ultramarathons in Massachusetts, and with the month coming to a close several runners fit out-of-state ultras into their schedules. Most made the easy drive to neighboring Connecticut for the 45th annual Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultras, where Boston’s Joe McConaughy threw down a sizzling 50-mile performance to bring home the win. A few others traveled to Sterling, Va., for The North Face Endurance Challenge’s Washington, D.C., event, including Falmouth’s Jimmy Stavlo who won the 50-miler and Boston’s Palo Cvik who took fifth in the 50K. Other runners scattered to Florida, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Pennsylvania for ultras, and we have them all covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Jack Bristol, TNFEC-DC, The Dunes, Cedro Peak, Canyons, Tillamook, and Ironmasters Challenge