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The Rock Run Canceled for 2016

The Rock Run has been a staple of Massachusetts ultrarunning since 1988.

The approximately 50-mile run/swim ultra around the island of Nantucket, Mass., will take a hiatus in 2016, however. According to the event’s website, “Race Director Jamie Ranney, suffered a leg injury” and is facing a lengthy recovery that has interfered with his ability to put on the event. Continue reading The Rock Run Canceled for 2016

MassUltra Roundup: Eastern States, Fat Dog, Summer Beast, and Six Hours in Paradise

Caron Makes Gritty 100-Mile Debut at Eastern States

Patrick Caron has been running ultramarathons for just shy of a year, and he has quickly made his presence felt on the trails of New England.

For his 100-mile debut, however, he traveled to the Rust Belt to take on the rugged trails of north-central Pennsylvania at Little Pine State Park in Waterville. Rather than choosing more friendly terrain for his first 100, Caron elected to tackle the Eastern States 100 on course that is equal parts gorgeous and grueling with its stunning scenery and 19,000-plus feet of vertical gain. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Eastern States, Fat Dog, Summer Beast, and Six Hours in Paradise

Bay Staters Bring the Heat: Records Fall at Summer Classic

MEDFIELD, Mass. – A year after slogging through sauna-like conditions at the TARC Summer Classic, runners were the ones causing the heat at the sixth running of the event Saturday, Aug. 13, at Noon Hill Reservation.

Gone were the 91-degree temperature and thick humidity of 2015. In their place, temperatures in the 70s, a gentle breeze, and dry trails created ideal conditions for runners to scorch the smooth, winding dirt and pine needle-covered singletrack course. The runners obliged, with two defending their titles from a year ago and three smashing course records in the 50K and 40-mile races. Continue reading Bay Staters Bring the Heat: Records Fall at Summer Classic

MassUltra Roundup: Pikes Peak and the CandleLight Overnight Ultra

Pikes Peak Ultra 50-Mile

Teddy Nolan isn’t far removed from his days as a high school distance standout at North Attleboro High School, but the 19-year-old Massachusetts resident didn’t wait long to bump up his race distances from the 800 meters, mile, two-mile, or 5K. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Pikes Peak and the CandleLight Overnight Ultra

Reign Before the Rain: Rusiecki Victorious, Dissinger 9th at Vermont 100

Long before the first rumbles of thunder rattled through the valleys and well before more than four hours of torrential downpour soaked the dirt roads and trails and drenched runners to the core, a different storm of sorts rolled across the Vermont 100 course. Continue reading Reign Before the Rain: Rusiecki Victorious, Dissinger 9th at Vermont 100

MassUltra Roundup: Howard Takes on the Tahoe Rim Trail; Four Bay Staters Endure the Altitude of Silver Rush

Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Races

Chalk up another successfully completed 100-mile trail race for Bill Howard.

Mountains, altitude, vertical – the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 had it all for Howard on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, in Carson City, Nev. The 67-year-old resident of Winchester, Mass., wasn’t deterred by the approximately 20,000 feet of vertical gain or the thin air offered by a course that resides entirely above 8,000 feet. Howard completed the course in 33:15:39 and placed 121st overall. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Howard Takes on the Tahoe Rim Trail; Four Bay Staters Endure the Altitude of Silver Rush