From the support of friends and runners to the establishment of new traditions and the creation of a race of her very own, there was plenty about the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra that excited race director Amy Rusiecki. That said, her enthusiasm also extended to the overall results – in particular, she was pumped about the performance of the women. Continue reading Trio of Women Earn Victories at Inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra
The inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra and 25K took place June 2-3 at the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation. Thanks to Greg Soutiea, William Hafferty, and Jane Valenti for sharing photos with us. Continue reading Photos: Chesterfield Gorge Ultra
The inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra 30-Hour Race took place June 2-3 at the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation in West Chesterfield, Mass. Runners competed on an out-and-back course with the target of running 50K, 50 miles, 100K or 100 miles. In addition, a 25K race was offered on June 3. Continue reading Results: Chesterfield Gorge Ultra
For ultrarunners seeking a 100-mile race in Massachusetts, 2017 was a lonely season.
The Bay State was home to a triple-digit solo distance run from 2013-2016 with the TARC 100, but the Trail Animals Running Club mothballed the event after struggling to attract sufficient interest. It seemed runners’ intensified focus on select races that serve as lottery qualifiers for some of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious 100s, combined with a surge of new 100-mile offerings nationwide, diluted interest in the event.
The website run100s.com maintains a listing of the 100-milers in North America. Currently, it lists 159 100-milers. Not included on that list is a new Massachusetts 100-miler that will make its debut in 2018 and has quietly garnered attention through social media. The inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultra will take place June 2-3 at the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation in Chesterfield, Mass. Continue reading New 100-Mile Race Coming to Western Mass