William Jackson and Kristen Smith have been mainstays near the front of the pack in recent years at the G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run, with Smith earning a few victories and Jackson coming close.
At the 24th annual race, which took place Sunday, May 13, at Bradley Palmer State Forest in Topsfield, Mass., Smith once again claimed the top spot among the women while Jackson finally secured the top spot among the men. Continue reading Smith’s Streak Continues, Jackson Earns Elusive Win at Mother’s Day 6-Hour
Kelsey Allen made her long-awaited 100-mile debut at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 in Virginia, and she didn’t disappoint. The gritty mountain-runner turned in a second-place finish in her first crack at triple-digit mileage. Not to be outdone, Tom Flummerfelt headed back to Georgia and delivered a third consecutive top-10 finish at the Cruel Jewel 100. Other Massachusetts ultrarunners joined them in Virginia and Georgia, as well as at races in Florida, Minnesota, and California. We’ve got ‘em covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading Roundup: Massanutten, Cruel Jewel, PCT, Superior, and the Keys Ultras
The 24th annual G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run took place Sunday, May 13, in Topsfield, Mass. Runners logged miles on a three-mile loop at Bradley Palmer State Forest. More than 70 runners completed at least one loop, and two runners hit the 40-mile mark. Continue reading Results: G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour
The Big Bear 50K and 30K races were unable to be held this year at Massasoit State Park, so Northeast Race Management added an ultramarathon to its event the same weekend at the Watuppa Reservation in Fall River, Mass., to make sure runners who wanted more mileage still had the opportunity. Continue reading Results: Watuppa Trail Races
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
May 12-13 was a busy weekend for in-state races with Wapack and Back and the G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run, but that didn’t mean it was a quiet weekend for ultrarunners hitting the road beyond the Bay State. From nearby Manchester 2 Monadnock in New Hampshire and the Riverlands 100 in Maine, to races in the heartland and the west, the ultramarathon season continues to ramp up as summer nears. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Manchester 2 Monadnock, UROC, Riverlands, D2D2D, Quicksilver, and Ice Age
The Trail Animals Running Club’s 12th annual Wapack and Back 50-miler, 43-miler, and 21.5-miler took place Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. The 50-mile and 43-mile races took runners along the Wapack Trail from Mt. Watatic to North Pack Mountain and back. The 21.5-mile race started at North Pack Mountain and took runners back to Mt. Watatic. Continue reading Results: Wapack and Back