The grind of back-to-back weekends of tough trail racing did nothing to thwart Brian Rusiecki’s effort to defend his championship at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100-mile race on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, in Fort Valley, Va. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki Reigns at Massanutten
It should have come as no surprise that Loren Newman and Ben Eysenbach were the front-runners throughout the Wapack and Back 50-mile trail race. Both ultrarunners had proven their capabilities with impressive showings previously. Continue reading Newman Runs Away with Wapack Victory
The size of the field has grown considerably, weather conditions have varied, and competition has stiffened. Still, one thing has remained consistent throughout all of the change during the past eight years of The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York: Brian Rusiecki is always in the hunt. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M
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.
Patrick Caron hasn’t been running ultramarathons very long, but the 19-year-old has accumulated quite the impressive resume in a short period of time. Continue reading Caron Cruises at Goat Hill
Jake Dissinger spent the 2015 season racing at the front of the pack, highlighted by first-place finishes at the Cape Cod Trail Race 50K, BURCS Summer Fat Ass 6-Hour Run, and the Six Hours in Paradise 6-Hour Race.
Dissinger kicked off 2016 with another victory, this time at the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Races on Saturday, April 24, in New Preston, Conn. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Dissinger is Jack Bristol 50K Champ; Defusco 2nd in 100K
WESTON, Mass. – Uncertainty abounded during the early hours of the TARC Spring Classic.
Indecisive weather fluctuated Saturday morning between a light drizzle, cool and calm, and a steady rain before giving way to sunshine and heat. Meanwhile, the action on the course proved to be equally unpredictable when a race that seemingly was decided early took a dramatic turn with 10 kilometers to go. Continue reading Ahern, Hetherington Victorious at TARC Spring Classic 50K
A day before more than 27,000 runners toed the starting line painted across East Main Street in Hopkinton, Mass., for the 120th Boston Marathon, around three-dozen trail runners stepped up to a different starting line about 27 miles away for a much different adventure. Continue reading “Don’t Run Boston” Turns 20
Virginia has been mighty good to Brian and Amy Rusiecki.
Last October, the husband and wife trail-running duo from South Deerfield, Mass., traveled to Swoope, Va., and returned home with the men’s and women’s championships at the Grindstone 100.
On Saturday, April 9, the Rusieckis were back in Virginia – this time in Clifton – for the Bull Run Run 50-Mile Race. Again, they swept the men’s and women’s titles. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusieckis Sweep Titles at Bull Run Run