The Trail Animals Running Club played host to its annual Fells Winter Ultra 40-mile and 32-mile trail ultramarathons on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, Mass. Runners in the 40-mile race tackled five eight-mile loops of the Skyline Trail, while runners in the 32-mile race had to complete four loops. Continue reading Results: TARC Fells Winter Ultra
WINCHESTER, Mass. — Below-freezing temperatures took a toll on runners at the Trail Animals Running Club’s fourth annual TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Wright-Locke Farm, but the first casualty was the coffee. Continue reading Cold Takes a Toll on Runners, Coffee at TARCkey Trot
The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the fourth-annual TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra and 5K on the trails of Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, Mass., and neighboring Whipple Hill on Saturday, Nov. 16. The following are a small sample of photos from the day. A full gallery of 123 photos can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link. Continue reading Photos: TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra
The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the fourth annual TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra and 5K trail races on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, Mass., and the trails of neighboring Whipple Hill. Runners had six hours to complete a 3.1-mile loop as many times as they could, with only completed loops counting. Continue reading Results: TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra
Runners have had the option of going beyond 100 miles for several years at the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races; it’s a time-based event, after all, rather than distance-specific.
A handful of participants have contemplated running bonus miles after finishing 100 during the 30-hour event in years past, but only three had done so — Byron Lane and Karna Hyman both ran 115 miles in 2012 and Alex Cabrera completed 105 miles in 2018. Continue reading 100 Miles and More: Harper, McNally, Ung Go Beyond the Distance at Ghost Train
The Trail Animals Running Club’s 11th annual Ghost Train Rail Trail Races took place Oct. 19-20 at Camp Tevya in Brookline, N.H. Runners had 30 hours to complete as many 15-mile out-and-backs on the rail trail as they wanted. Continue reading Results: TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Races
CARLISLE, Mass. — The fall feelings didn’t last long. Shortly after the headlamps were ditched and the sun rose over Great Brook Farm State Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, the ninth annual TARC Fall Classic turned into a toasty trail-running affair.
Gone were the 49-degree temperatures that chilled runners as they huddled at the starting line. In their place were sunny skies, lots of sweat and a 70-degree morning that evolved into an 80-degree afternoon. It made for challenging conditions on a day where many in attendance were likely eager to enjoy the cooler comfort that late September typically brings to New England. Several runners withdrew as the day progressed, but many persevered and some had breakthrough performances. The Fall Classic’s 10-mile loop course is designed to be fast with its good footing and rolling hills, and this year’s 50-mile and 50K ultramarathons didn’t disappoint. Continue reading Runners Handle the Heat at Sun-Soaked Fall Classic