TARC Serves Up Pre-Thanksgiving Trail Feast at Inaugural TARCkey Trot

WINCHESTER AND LEXINGTON, Mass. – The newest addition to the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Trail Series was, in a way, a feast before the feast.

The inaugural TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra, which took place Saturday, Nov. 19, was scheduled to give runners an opportunity to feast on technical trails, burn some extra calories, and chew up some extra miles before chowing down on smorgasbords of food five days later on Thanksgiving. Continue reading TARC Serves Up Pre-Thanksgiving Trail Feast at Inaugural TARCkey Trot

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MassUltra Roundup: JFK 50, NYC 60K, New Jersey One Day, Rhode Island 6-Hour, and Tideland 24

From 50K races to 24-hour events, Massachusetts ultrarunners have logged some big miles out-of-state in the final weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: JFK 50, NYC 60K, New Jersey One Day, Rhode Island 6-Hour, and Tideland 24

PCT Record-Holder McConaughy Sizzles at Stone Cat 50

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

Scary-Fast: Caron Haunts Ghost Train Record Book with Sub-15-Hour 100-Miler

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

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