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MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, OSS/CIA 50; Holcomb Valley, Rodeo Valley, and Goat Butt

Bond, Nephew, Rusiecki Battle Near Front at Cayuga Trails

The always-tough, always-competitive Cayuga Trails 50 featured a trio of Massachusetts ultrarunners near the front of the pack on Saturday, June 4, in Ithaca, N.Y. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, OSS/CIA 50; Holcomb Valley, Rodeo Valley, and Goat Butt

MassUltra Roundup: Cruel Jewel, Rhode Island Red, Worlds End, and Keys

Flummerfelt, Feinhaus Endure Cruel Jewel 100-Mile

The folks in Georgia aren’t joking around when they call it “cruel.”

The Cruel Jewel 100 actually measures 105.9 miles through the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. Along the way, 33,000 feet of vertical gain are sprinkled in – oftentimes through thick humidity or whatever else Mother Nature chooses to throw at the runners. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cruel Jewel, Rhode Island Red, Worlds End, and Keys

MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M

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

Plenty of Miles and Good Times at ‘Not the Worst Weekend’

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’

MassUltra Roundup: Dissinger is Jack Bristol 50K Champ; Defusco 2nd in 100K

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