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
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
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
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
A trio of Massachusetts ultrarunners brought home coveted belt buckles for finishing the 23rd annual Umstead 100 on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, N.C. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: 3 Bay Staters Earn Buckles at Umstead; McBride Takes 5th in 50-Mile Race
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
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
Rocky Raccoon has long been an attraction for both first-time 100-mile runners and veterans in pursuit of a fast time.
The 2016 event was no different, and two ultrarunners from Massachusetts were among the fastest to reach the finish line Feb. 6-7 in Huntsville, Texas. Continue reading Swenson, Bastings Rock at Rocky Raccoon
Ultra endurance events don’t come much tougher than the Arrowhead 135, but the race through northern Minnesota during the cold of winter wasn’t too daunting to stop Michael McDuffie. Continue reading McDuffie Endures at Arrowhead 135
With beast in the name, it isn’t supposed to be easy.
The same goes for the winter part. Continue reading MA Runners Conquer Winter Beast