Results: Notchview Ultra

The Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) played host to the seventh running of the Notchview Ultra on July 8-10 at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, Mass. The multi-day event offered runners an assortment of ultramarathon options, including a 100.7-mile race and time-based events of 72 hours, 48 hours, 24 hours, 12 hours and 6 hours.

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MassUltra Roundup: ALFC 50K, Silver Rush, Silverton Alpine, Catoctin, and Siskiyou Out Back

The summer ultramarathon calendar continued to heat up during the July 8-10 weekend as 135 runners took on a 1.9-mile loop course for hours – and in some cases days – on end at the Notchview Ultra in Windsor, Mass., but plenty of New England residents were also busy racing beyond the Bay State borders. That included several who gathered in Vermont for the inaugural Aliza Lapierre Fan Club 50K, while more headed to Colorado, Maryland, and all the way to Oregon to tackle challenging courses. Those out-of-state races are featured in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Finger Lakes 50s, Ansonia, and Merrill’s Mile

July opened with a bang thanks to Iain Ridgway. After two runner-up finishes at the Finger Lakes 50s, 2022 was his year to ascend to the top of the podium. Additionally, other runners from New England gathered in Connecticut and Georgia to race, and we have those covered, too, but Ridgway’s dominant victory kicks off this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: 6 Days in the Dome, Manitou’s Revenge, Table Rock, Forbidden Forest, Catamount, and Gunstock

The eyes of the ultrarunning world were focused firmly on the Western States Endurance Run during the June 24-26 weekend, but the legendary race wasn’t the only ultra event of the weekend where runners from New England threw down – most notably Cambridge resident Jenny Hoffman whose bid for a spot on the US National 24-Hour Team took a big step forward with her performance at 6 Days in the Dome. Additionally, several runners from the region scattered throughout the Northeast to take on challenging events in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. We catch up with the outcomes of those events in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Mountain Lakes, Bighorn, Logan Peak, Tahoe, and Many on the Genny

A busy spring season came to a close during the June 17-19 weekend, and ultrarunners from New England took full advantage with races in the Northeast and across the country. In New York, Vermont’s Oliver Mednick and Connecticut’s Christian Dockum dueled for a solid 24 hours at the Mountain Lakes Backyard Ultra before a victor was determined. Meanwhile, out West in Wyoming, a trio of runners from the region completed one of the most grueling 100-milers at the muddy and mountainous Bighorn. Others took in races in Utah and California, as well as a second event in New York. Those races are featured in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Drummer Hill, Ring the Springs, Lighthouse, Squaw Peak, and Shadow of the Giants

Big performances and grand adventures were had by New England ultrarunners during the June 11-12 racing weekend. That began with a trio of New England men who put on a thrilling race at the Drummer Hill 50K, continued with Boston resident Laura Ricci who shared a podium finish with her sister at the Lighthouse 50-miler in Michigan, and was capped by Denise Klatt of Brookline, Mass., who was victorious in the inaugural Ring the Springs 50-miler in Colorado. Those performances and more are included in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Worlds End, Old Dominion, Cayuga Trails, North Fork, Dam Yeti, and the Full Mo

June opened with a bang for New England ultrarunners as one of the busiest racing months of the year began with several big-time performances at races in the Northeast and across the country. That included Norton resident Padraig Mullins’ podium finish at the classic Old Dominion 100-miler in Virginia and Rhode Island resident Ben Quatromoni’s runner-up performance at the Cayuga Trails 50-miler in New York, as well as a major show of force by New Englanders at the grueling Worlds End 100K in Pennsylvania. Those performances and more are included in this edition of the roundup.

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