For New England ultrarunners, the Ghost Train Trail Races have long served as a source of wonder about the human potential for speed and endurance. Continue reading Jinks Hauntingly Fast for 100 Miles at Ghost Train
The 10th annual Ghost Train Trail Races and eighth annual 30-hour event took place Oct. 20-21, 2018, in Brookline, N.H. Runners took part in 30-hour and 15-mile events at the Trail Animals Running Club event. Seventy-six runners completed 100 miles within the time limit. Continue reading Results: Ghost Train Trail Races
All eyes were on Patrick Caron when the 50-mile runners stepped to the starting line of the TARC Fall Classic on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, Mass. The attention was understandable, and well-earned. Caron made his ultramarathon debut on this course in 2015 when, at age 18, he raced to a second-place finish. That year it took a course record by Billy Preston (7:52:53) to keep Caron from victory. Caron has returned each year since then, and each time he has bettered Preston’s mark with a new course record. Continue reading Lenane, Caron Crush Course Records at Fall Classic
The eighth annual TARC Fall Classic took place Saturday, Sept. 29, in Carlisle, Mass. Runners took part in 50-mile and 50K ultramarathons as well as half-marathon and 10K races. Continue reading Results: TARC Fall Classic
Fresh off of enduring weeks of temperatures in the 90s, runners in the 40-mile and 50K races at the TARC Summer Classic enjoyed reprieve from the heat at the eighth annual event on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass.
In place of the heat were temperatures in the upper 60s to mid-70s and a cool, steady rainfall that compounded with the humidity to turn the trails into a wet sauna. Continue reading Rain Slows, Doesn’t Stop Runners at TARC Summer Classic
The eighth annual TARC Summer Classic took place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Runners took part in 40-mile and 50K ultramarathons. Continue reading Results: TARC Summer Classic
Two runners on the rise added another notable mark on their racing resumes with wins at the Wapack and Back 50-miler on Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. For one, the race capped a long recovery from injury; for the other, it was the latest strong performance in what has been an impressive two-year stretch. For both, it was their first time winning the classic New England ultramarathon. Continue reading Wapack Wins are Latest Notable Feats for Veiga, LeBlanc