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Waiting for Western: A Spot in Western States Is No Guarantee for 51 Massachusetts Hopefuls

Maddy McCarthy made a quick stop at the Highway 49 aid station and then cruised down a long stretch of smooth, winding singletrack before dashing across historic No Hands Bridge.

The iconic Western States course was beneath her feet, and it felt perfect. This was what she’d dreamed of.

Sort of. Continue reading Waiting for Western: A Spot in Western States Is No Guarantee for 51 Massachusetts Hopefuls

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Podcasts Featuring Ultrarunners with Local Ties for Your Weekend Long Run

Are you looking for a new podcast for your weekend long run while burning off a few extra Thanksgiving calories? Two recent ultrarunning-related podcasts featured interviews with people with Massachusetts ties. Continue reading Podcasts Featuring Ultrarunners with Local Ties for Your Weekend Long Run

MassUltra Roundup: Javelina Jundred and Autumn Leaves

Javelina Jundred

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

Telus, Brinkert Notch 100K Course Records at TARC 100

WESTWOOD, Mass. – When Marek Telus made his 50-mile debut in May at Pineland Farms in Maine, he went out too fast, hit the wall and bonked hard.

Telus finished that race – and posted a still speedy time of 7:47:38 – but he wasn’t satisfied. He tucked away the experience as a lesson learned, and he brought the knowledge gained with him to the starting line of his 100K debut at the TARC 100 on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hale Reservation.

“I wanted to go out conservatively at first, just to make sure I’m not going to crash in the later miles. I didn’t want to do that again,” said Telus, 41, of Hopkinton, N.H. “If people were ahead of me, I didn’t worry about it much. I thought I’d just do my best, and it just happened to be my day today.”

Boy did it ever. Continue reading Telus, Brinkert Notch 100K Course Records at TARC 100

Cutter Perseveres for TARC 50-Mile Victory

WESTWOOD, Mass. – The 50-mile race at the TARC 100 presented runners with a unique challenge on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hale Reservation.

By starting the race in the early afternoon, runners would have to cover most of the second 25-mile loop after dark.

Nine runners toed the starting line; four finished. Davis Cutter got it done first. Continue reading Cutter Perseveres for TARC 50-Mile Victory