Deirdre Lowe is just a few short weeks away from having her legs take her into unknown territory when she tackles her first 100-mile ultramarathon, the Ghost Train 100, on Oct. 21-22 in Brookline, N.H.
Patrick Caron knows the Ghost Train experience plenty well. He delivered an electrifying performance at the 2016 race when he finished 100 miles in less than 15 hours – one of the year’s fastest efforts by an American runner at that distance. Not satisfied with his frighteningly fast time, Caron will join Lowe at the starting line for another ride on the train.
Both Lowe and Caron will head to Ghost Train with momentum at their backs and confident performances on their legs thanks to dominant efforts at the TARC Fall Classic on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, Mass. Caron ran away from the field, defended his title and in doing so broke his own course record with a winning time of 6:58:11. Lowe raced to a third-place overall finish, earned first place among the women and established a new women’s course record with a time of 8:51:50. Continue reading Ready to Ride: Lowe, Caron Primed for Ghost Train After Record-Setting Runs at Fall Classic
The seventh annual TARC Fall Classic took place Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, Mass., where runners competed in 50-mile and 50K ultramarathons, as well as half marathon and 10K races. Continue reading Results: TARC Fall Classic
A pair of newcomers to the TARC Summer Classic delivered an electrifying battle for the men’s 40-mile victory while a race veteran upped her distance and dominated the women’s field on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Continue reading Gennaro Edges Pulli, Lowe Dominates at TARC Summer Classic
The sixth annual TARC Summer Classic took place Saturday, Aug. 12, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Continue reading Results: TARC Summer Classic Ultras
Neither Timothy Connelly nor Jenny Hoffman had raced the Wapack and Back 50-miler prior to this year, but that didn’t matter on race day. Both are seasoned ultrarunning veterans, and it showed with their performance in claiming the top spots at the 11th annual event on Saturday, May 13, in Ashburnham, Mass. Continue reading Medford’s Connelly, Cambridge’s Hoffman Win Wapack 50-Miler
MILTON, Mass. – Every April since 1897, runners from around the globe have flocked to Massachusetts to take part in the iconic Boston Marathon. Now one of the world’s largest marathons and among the most recognized events in all of sports, Boston has captured the imagination, hopes and dreams of runners for 121 years.
While Boston may be the big show (27,221 runners started this year’s race), there’s another race in town that’s iconic in its own right, albeit on a much smaller scale and on a course that’s far more difficult to follow. The Trail Animals Running Club’s “Don’t Run Boston” trail ultras are a New England ultrarunning cult classic. Continue reading DRB Sticks to its Roots with Challenging Running, Close-Knit Camaraderie
The 21st edition of the Trail Animals Running Club’s “Don’t Run Boston” ultramarathons took place Saturday, April 15, at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass. Fifty-five runners took part between the 50K and 50-mile distances. The following are the final results. Continue reading Results: “Don’t Run Boston” Ultras