Category Archives: Roundup

Roundup: Traprock, Lake Sonoma, and Beyond Limits

Two in-state races April 14-15 meant few Massachusetts ultrarunners hit the road for out-of-state ultras, but that didn’t mean every ultrarunner from the Bay State stayed home. A few drove to nearby Connecticut—including South Deerfield’s Brian Rusiecki who defended his title at Traprock, and Northampton’s Jake Dissinger traveled cross-country to take on some of the nation’s best at Lake Sonoma in California. Additionally, we went back and tracked down results from the Beyond Limits Ultra on April 5-8 where Kim Vanyo and Michael Saporito delivered 48 hours of ultrarunning in California. Read on for more details from the Traprock 50K, the Lake Sonoma 50, and the Beyond Limits Ultra in this week’s roundup. Continue reading Roundup: Traprock, Lake Sonoma, and Beyond Limits

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MassUltra Roundup: Runamuck, Bull Run Run, Mad City, Umstead, Mountains-to-Sea, and Oriflamme

After a quiet March, April has opened with a flurry of Massachusetts ultrarunners hitting the road or taking to the air to travel to out-of-state races. Runners tackled trails all across the country, from Vermont, Virginia, and North Carolina out east, to California out west and Wisconsin in the heartland. We chased them all down – and likely missed a few along the way – in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Runamuck, Bull Run Run, Mad City, Umstead, Mountains-to-Sea, and Oriflamme

MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Tammany 10, Terrapin Mountain, Hat Run, and Greenbrier

While many of Massachusetts’ ultrarunners were racing or volunteering or racing at the To Hale and Back 6-Hour Ultra on Saturday, March 24, in Westwood, Mass., a few ventured beyond the Bay State and took on races in New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. Most notably, a pair of women – Kehr Davis of Great Barrington and Amy Rusiecki of South Deerfield – brought home victories from tough mountain races. We have it all covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Tammany 10, Terrapin Mountain, Hat Run, and Greenbrier

MassUltra Roundup: Badwater Cape Fear

With the exception of the Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass 50K in January, the ultramarathon season has been quiet in Massachusetts so far in 2018. That will change on March 24 with the opening of the Trail Animals Running Club’s race series at Hale Reservation. In the meantime, one Bay State resident hit the road on the weekend of March 17-18 for an out-of-state ultra. Nantucket’s David Desnoyers traveled to North Carolina and hammered out a top-10 finish at the Badwater Cape Fear 50K. He gets this week’s roundup all to himself. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Badwater Cape Fear

MassUltra Roundup: Bel Monte and Land Between the Lakes

Not many ultrarunners ventured beyond the Bay State borders to race during the weekend of March 10-11, but those who did fared quite well. Both Deanna Nappi of Jamaica Plain and Tyler Dion of Leominster delivered podium-worthy efforts at races in Virginia and Kentucky, making it a highly successful weekend for the Massachusetts ultra community. Their performances – Nappi at the Bel Monte 50K and Dion at the Land Between the Lakes 60K – are featured in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Bel Monte and Land Between the Lakes

MassUltra Roundup: The Dunes, Caumsett, Griffith Park, Naked Bavarian, and Way Too Cool

March opened with a flurry as Massachusetts ultrarunners took on courses as close as New York and as far away as Florida and California. Included among the notable performances were Dartmouth resident Brian Tjersland’s effort at the Dunes 100 where he was one of just seven finishers, and Boston resident Robert Lafranee’s top-five finish at the USATF 50K championships in New York. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: The Dunes, Caumsett, Griffith Park, Naked Bavarian, and Way Too Cool

MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Mitchell, Cowtown, Antelope Canyon, and Sycamore Canyon

February came to a close for Massachusetts ultrarunners with races in North Carolina, Arizona, Texas and California, and a pair of local runners delivered particularly strong performances during their out-of-state races. Nick Curelop of Housatonic delivered a dandy of an effort at the difficult Mt. Mitchell Challenge and secured a top-five finish. Meanwhile, Rockland’s Michelle Ladonne pounded the pavement in Texas and earned a podium finish. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Mitchell, Cowtown, Antelope Canyon, and Sycamore Canyon