Category Archives: Roundup

MassUltra Roundup: Ahern 8th at The Canyons

Two weeks after earning the victory at the TARC Spring Classic in Weston, Mass., Eric Ahern traveled cross-country to challenge himself on some of ultrarunning’s most hallowed ground. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Ahern 8th at The Canyons

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MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M

The size of the field has grown considerably, weather conditions have varied, and competition has stiffened. Still, one thing has remained consistent throughout all of the change during the past eight years of The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York: Brian Rusiecki is always in the hunt. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M

MassUltra Roundup: Dissinger is Jack Bristol 50K Champ; Defusco 2nd in 100K

Jake Dissinger spent the 2015 season racing at the front of the pack, highlighted by first-place finishes at the Cape Cod Trail Race 50K, BURCS Summer Fat Ass 6-Hour Run, and the Six Hours in Paradise 6-Hour Race.

Dissinger kicked off 2016 with another victory, this time at the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Races on Saturday, April 24, in New Preston, Conn. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Dissinger is Jack Bristol 50K Champ; Defusco 2nd in 100K

MassUltra Roundup: Rusieckis Sweep Titles at Bull Run Run

Virginia has been mighty good to Brian and Amy Rusiecki.

Last October, the husband and wife trail-running duo from South Deerfield, Mass., traveled to Swoope, Va., and returned home with the men’s and women’s championships at the Grindstone 100.

On Saturday, April 9, the Rusieckis were back in Virginia – this time in Clifton – for the Bull Run Run 50-Mile Race. Again, they swept the men’s and women’s titles. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusieckis Sweep Titles at Bull Run Run

MassUltra Roundup: Nephew Notches Runner-Up Finish at Mt. Tammany 10

Ben Nephew set a high bar for endurance, pain tolerance, and speed during his victorious 2015 performance at the Mt. Tammany 10, and it took an even better performance to dethrone Nephew in 2016.

That’s exactly what Jason Lantz did, though. Lantz, 34, of Lancaster, Penn., posted a winning time of 7:05:18 during the fifth running of the Mt. Tammany 10 on Saturday, March 19, in Delaware Water Gap, N.J., eclipsing Nephew’s previous course record of 7:33:00 set last year. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Nephew Notches Runner-Up Finish at Mt. Tammany 10

MassUltra Roundup: Moab Red Hot, Febapple, and Antelope Canyon

Early-season ultramarathons don’t get much more unique than Moab Red Hot in Moab, Utah.

From its unusual 55-kilometer distance – a departure from the standard 50K – to its distinctly Moab slick rock terrain and surrounding views of Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and the La Sal Mountains, Moab Red Hot presents a heavy dose of trail-running temptation.

The 10th annual event took place Feb. 13, and Mike Burnstein of Brookline, MA, was up to the challenge. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Moab Red Hot, Febapple, and Antelope Canyon