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MassUltra Roundup: Salomon OutdoorFest, Kettle Moraine, New Jersey, Lighthouse, and Dam Yeti

While nearly 80 runners took part in the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultras and 25K on June 2-3, a handful of others headed beyond the Bay State to tackle new trails at new races. Some, like Cambridge resident Carly Tucker, traveled to nearby New York and earned a podium finish at the Salomon OutdoorFest, or Quincy’s Matthew McKenna, who won a 50K in New Jersey. Others, like Milton’s Oliver Truog and Boston’s Greg Watson, headed to the heartland and ran 100 miles and 100 kilometers, respectively, at the Kettle Moraine Endurance Runs. In addition to those races, local runners earned finishes at the Lighthouse Ultras in Michigan and the Dam Yeti 50 in Virginia. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Salomon OutdoorFest, Kettle Moraine, New Jersey, Lighthouse, and Dam Yeti

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Roundup: Massanutten, Cruel Jewel, PCT, Superior, and the Keys Ultras

Kelsey Allen made her long-awaited 100-mile debut at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 in Virginia, and she didn’t disappoint. The gritty mountain-runner turned in a second-place finish in her first crack at triple-digit mileage. Not to be outdone, Tom Flummerfelt headed back to Georgia and delivered a third consecutive top-10 finish at the Cruel Jewel 100. Other Massachusetts ultrarunners joined them in Virginia and Georgia, as well as at races in Florida, Minnesota, and California. We’ve got ‘em covered in this week’s roundup. Continue reading Roundup: Massanutten, Cruel Jewel, PCT, Superior, and the Keys Ultras

MassUltra Roundup: Manchester 2 Monadnock, UROC, Riverlands, D2D2D, Quicksilver, and Ice Age

May 12-13 was a busy weekend for in-state races with Wapack and Back and the G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run, but that didn’t mean it was a quiet weekend for ultrarunners hitting the road beyond the Bay State. From nearby Manchester 2 Monadnock in New Hampshire and the Riverlands 100 in Maine, to races in the heartland and the west, the ultramarathon season continues to ramp up as summer nears. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Manchester 2 Monadnock, UROC, Riverlands, D2D2D, Quicksilver, and Ice Age

MassUltra Roundup (Part 2): Big A, Bear Mountain, Wildflower, and Miwok

Last weekend’s busy ultramarathon schedule was so jam-packed that it merited two roundups. Part 1 featured the White Lake Ultras, as well as the Connecticut Trail Mixers’ Spring Fling, the Salt Flats 100, the Strolling Jim 40, and the Mt. Si 50K. Part 2 catches you up on the Big A 50K in Maine, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-mile and 50K ultras at Bear Mountain in New York, the Wildflower 50K in Texas, and the Miwok 100K in California. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup (Part 2): Big A, Bear Mountain, Wildflower, and Miwok

MassUltra Roundup (Part 1): White Lake, Spring Fling, Salt Flats, Strolling Jim, and Mt. Si

The 2018 ultra season is starting to hit full swing with at least 38 ultramarathons taking place in North America during the first weekend of May. Runners from the Bay State scattered to tackle races throughout the country, from nearby New England states to trails out West. In fact, the weekend was so jam-packed with performances that it merits a two-part roundup this week. Here’s the first part. Stay tuned for Part 2 (Bear Mountain, Big A 50K, Peak). Continue reading MassUltra Roundup (Part 1): White Lake, Spring Fling, Salt Flats, Strolling Jim, and Mt. Si

MassUltra Roundup: Promise Land, Jack Bristol, TNFEC-DC, the Canyons, and Zion

A few of the Northeast’s classic ultras – Virginia’s Promise Land 50K, Connecticut’s Jack Bristol Ultras at Lake Waramaug, and The North Face Endurance Challenge’s annual stop outside Washington, D.C. – attracted ultrarunners from Massachusetts, as did a relatively new ultra out West on some of the sport’s most hallowed grounds. Additionally, we tracked down the results of the Zion 100 from April 21-22, which included a handful of buckle-earners from the Bay State. Those five races make for plenty of reading in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Promise Land, Jack Bristol, TNFEC-DC, the Canyons, and Zion

MassUltra Roundup: Enchanted Forest, Hellbender, Yakima Skyline, and Mendocino Coast

While most Massachusetts ultrarunners who competed on April 21-22 were in Weston, Mass., for the TARC Spring Classic, a few headed out-of-state to take on new trails. Some were in Connecticut, others in North Carolina, Washington or California. All are included in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Enchanted Forest, Hellbender, Yakima Skyline, and Mendocino Coast