Results: TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra

The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the third annual TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Wright Locke Farm and Whipple Hill in Lexington, Mass. Runners had six hours to complete as many 3.1-mile loops as possible on rocky, technical trails. Additionally, a one-loop 5K race was also offered. Continue reading Results: TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra

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MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 17-18 Races

The North Face Endurance Challenge championship event slated for Nov. 17 in San Francisco was canceled due to poor air quality caused by the wildfires in California, and that kept Needham’s Patrick Caron from showcasing his potential against some of the top ultrarunners in the United States. The cancellation of that marquee event didn’t mean it was a quiet weekend for racing in the United States, however. Numerous runners in Massachusetts took part in the TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra in Lexington, Mass., while a handful of others ventured beyond the Bay State to compete at races in Arizona, New York and Maryland. Winchester resident Roos Karssemeijer highlighted the weekend with a victory at the Pass Mountain 50K in Arizona. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 17-18 Races

Pulli, Pandiscio Prevail at Stormy Stone Cat

The Stone Cat 50 bills itself as having a “very runnable” course. That’s a true statement in ordinary years for runners who take the challenge of navigating four trips around the 12.5-mile loop course with its singletrack and doubletrack trails and rolling hills.

The 18th annual Stone Cat 50 wasn’t an ordinary year, however. Continue reading Pulli, Pandiscio Prevail at Stormy Stone Cat

MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 10-11 Races

Nov. 10-11 was a light weekend for ultramarathon racing, but a handful of Massachusetts residents still found courses to tackle. Wendell’s Kelsey Allen took her talents out west and did battle at the competitive Run the Rock 50-miler in Oregon, while Allston’s Caroline Tangoren earned her first ultramarathon finish in North Carolina. Both Run the Rock and the Lake Norman State Park 50K are featured in this roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 10-11 Races

MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 3-4 Races

The always-popular Stone Cat Trail Races in Ipswich, Mass., were once again a major draw on Saturday, Nov. 3, as more than 250 runners took part in the 50-mile and marathon races, but there was still a large contingent of ultrarunners from the Bay State who took to the road and the air to travel for out-of-state ultras on Nov. 3-4. In fact, runners from Massachusetts took part in at least seven races beyond the Bay State at destinations as close as New Jersey and as far away as New Mexico and California. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Nov. 3-4 Races

MassUltra Roundup: Kansas Rails-to-Trails, Norwitch, Javelina, Sage Burner, and Way’s Bluff

While hundreds of ultrarunners from New England were recovering from Ghost Train, a handful of Massachusetts runners spent Oct. 27-28 tackling the trails across the country. A few logged their first 100-milers, first ultramarathons, or turned in personal records. Benjamin Simanski returned to Kansas for a second crack at the Kansas Rails-to-Trails 100-miler, and he returned with a PR and a podium finish. Additionally, runners from the Bay State competed at ultras in Vermont, Arizona, Colorado and Mississippi, and we’ve got them all covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Kansas Rails-to-Trails, Norwitch, Javelina, Sage Burner, and Way’s Bluff