Lenane Dominant in Ultra Debut at Moosalamoo
On a day that was dominated by the ladies, Megan Lenane proved to be untouchable during her ultramarathon debut on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Moosalamoo 36-Mile Ultra in Goshen, Vt. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Moosalamoo, Steep Rock, and Rainbow Bridge
Pikes Peak Ultra 50-Mile
Teddy Nolan isn’t far removed from his days as a high school distance standout at North Attleboro High School, but the 19-year-old Massachusetts resident didn’t wait long to bump up his race distances from the 800 meters, mile, two-mile, or 5K. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Pikes Peak and the CandleLight Overnight Ultra
Siskiyou Out Back 50K
After training near sea level for most of the year, Harvard University Ph.D. candidate and Somerville, Mass., resident Luke Willert tested his distance-running abilities at altitude out West. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Willert 6th at Siskiyou; Bleakney Family Takes on Montour
Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Races
Chalk up another successfully completed 100-mile trail race for Bill Howard.
Mountains, altitude, vertical – the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 had it all for Howard on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, in Carson City, Nev. The 67-year-old resident of Winchester, Mass., wasn’t deterred by the approximately 20,000 feet of vertical gain or the thin air offered by a course that resides entirely above 8,000 feet. Howard completed the course in 33:15:39 and placed 121st overall. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Howard Takes on the Tahoe Rim Trail; Four Bay Staters Endure the Altitude of Silver Rush
Finishing the Hardrock 100 once is difficult enough. Christopher Agbay and Jeff List have done it multiple times.
Agbay, of Jefferson, Mass., finished Hardrock for the second straight year late Saturday night, July 16. List, a resident of East Falmouth, Mass., finished in the early hours of Sunday morning, July 17, to notch an impressive sixth completion of what is considered to be the toughest 100-mile race in the United States. Continue reading Agbay, List ‘Kiss the Rock’ Again
Hornbaker Embraces the Full Speedgoat Experience
Since the inaugural event in 2008, Speedgoat has earned a reputation as being a notoriously difficult 50-kilometer trail race up and down the mountains near the Snowbird Ski Resort in Alta, Utah.
The race’s altitude (all above 7,600 feet), steep, rocky terrain and more than 11,800 feet of vertical gain has humbled world-class ultrarunners as well as middle- and back-of-the-packers.
For Charles Hornbaker of Brighton, Mass., that wasn’t enough of the Speedgoat experience. Two additional events – a Vertical Mile and the downhill-only Quadbanger – were added in 2015, so Hornbaker signed up to race all three this year. That made for a busy weekend with a race each day July 8-10. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Speedgoat, Mt. Hood, Beaverhead, Golden Gate, and Finger Lakes 50s
The center of the ultrarunning universe was in Squaw Valley and Auburn, Calif., on June 25-26 as 353 runners tested their luck and endurance on the historic trails of the Western States 100.
That included a trio from Massachusetts: Kyle Pietari of Brighton; Amy Rusiecki of South Deerfield; and Peter Plourde of Westfield. Continue reading Pietari 8th as Massachusetts Trio Completes Western States 100
Rob Bond may be relatively new to ultrarunning, but the 27-year-old from Brighton, Mass., runs like a savvy veteran. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Bond Bolts to Record Run at Catamount
Rusiecki Edged, Davis Victorious at Manitou
For the second time this year, less than three minutes separated Brian Rusiecki from victory at a trail ultra in New York. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Manitou’s Revenge, Bryce Canyon and Rachel Carson Trail Challenge
Bond, Nephew, Rusiecki Battle Near Front at Cayuga Trails
The always-tough, always-competitive Cayuga Trails 50 featured a trio of Massachusetts ultrarunners near the front of the pack on Saturday, June 4, in Ithaca, N.Y. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, OSS/CIA 50; Holcomb Valley, Rodeo Valley, and Goat Butt