Joe McConaughy averaged more than 50 miles per day for more than 53 consecutive days en route to logging the fastest known time on the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2014, so it came as little surprise when he had another FKT in his sights Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Stone Cat 50 in Ipswich, Mass. Continue reading PCT Record-Holder McConaughy Sizzles at Stone Cat 50
From a championship at the Big Cedar 100, to a strong showing at the Pinhoti 100, and a runner-up at the Mountain Masochist 50-miler, the Bay State represented strong at out-of-state races last weekend. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Big Cedar, Pinhoti, and Mountain Masochist
The Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School cross country team wrapped up its season in celebratory fashion with a distance fun run Saturday, Nov. 6, at Greylock Glen Pavilion on the BART cross country course in Adams, Mass. Continue reading BART Closes Season with 8-Hour Ultra
BROOKLINE, N.H. – The faint glow of a flashlight beam shook in the distance with each smooth, deliberate swing of Patrick Caron’s left arm.
Flanked by his pacer, Michael Franzino, who had just run the past 15 miles with Caron, the pair cruised into Camp Tevya, the official start/finish point for each out-and-back of the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races on Oct. 22-23. Caron was 90 miles into his 100-mile race, and far ahead of course-record pace. Continue reading Scary-Fast: Caron Haunts Ghost Train Record Book with Sub-15-Hour 100-Miler
It was a scorching weekend in the desert Oct. 29-30 in Fountain Hills, Ariz., with temperatures that hit triple-digits and plenty of sun beating down to cook the ground. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to assume ultrarunners contributed to that late-October heat, however, given the number of scorching performances turned in at the Javelina Jundred, a 100-mile and 100-kilometer race. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Javelina Jundred and Autumn Leaves
A large crop of Bay State residents journeyed a few strides beyond the state border into New Hampshire last weekend for the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races. Results of that event are still being finalized, so we will highlight it in a separate article later this week. Not everyone went north to race, however. A handful of Massachusetts residents headed elsewhere to take on ultramarathon challenges, and we have included four of those events in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Pony Express, Bimblers Bluff, Elk-Kings, and Goatz
East Coast 100-milers don’t come much tougher than Grindstone, and the 2016 edition was no different. The singletrack journey through the Blue Ridge Mountains on Oct. 7-9 in Swoope, Va., was a rain-soaked adventure. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Grindstone, Joe English, Big Brad, Can Lake, and St. Pat’s