NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The rumble of the approaching freight train brought conversation to a momentary pause. The train, with at least 40 cars in tow, rolled past the Freight Yard Grill, its thunder reverberating off the walls surrounding the restaurant’s outdoor patio.
It was the loudest noise Su Mittra had heard all day.
After the train disappeared into the distance on its way to the nearby Hoosac Tunnel to continue its journey east, one of Mittra’s dinner companions inquired about climbing Mt. Greylock, the nearby 3,489-foot peak.
“I did that today,” Mittra said matter-of-factly. “Ten miles in I went up Greylock. That was fun!” Continue reading Hike Across MA Aims to Give Visibility to Marginalized Trans, Queer, Intersex Communities
After two years as an eight-hour event, the 2018 Not the Worst Weekend Fat Ass Run trimmed two hours off the time limit but didn’t cut back on the fun. Continue reading Another Darn Good Weekend for Davis Square Runners at 6-Hour Race
The Davis Square Runners played host to the third annual Not the Worst Weekend 6-Hour Fat Ass Run on Saturday, April 7, in Somerville, Mass. Twenty-four runners took part in the “choose your own adventure”-style event where runners determined their own course. Continue reading Results: Not the Worst Weekend 6-Hour Fat Ass
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The Davis Square Runners have logged thousands of miles and entered teams in numerous races since their founding in 2011, but one thing they hadn’t done was conduct their own race.
That changed on Saturday, April 30, when the group played host to the “Not the Worst Weekend” Fat Ass 8-Hour Race. In keeping with the ”fat ass” format of some of ultrarunning’s traditional, grassroots events, “Not the Worst Weekend” had no entry fee, no frills, and gave runners the opportunity to take on as many miles as they desired during the time limit, regardless of distance preferences or ability levels.
Continue reading Plenty of Miles and Good Times at ‘Not the Worst Weekend’