BMO Vancouver Marathon

May 8, 2014

By Ellie Greenwood BMO Vancouver marathon is an event of mixed experiences for me; 2008 – my first sub-3 (yay!), 2009 – my first DNF (boo!), 2012 – 2:42 for the win and a PB (yay!), 2013 – another DNF (boo!), and then this year – just a nice solid jaunt around the course with [...]

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Old Pueblo 50 Mile

May 1, 2014

By Sean Meissner When I moved to Arizona last August, I made a decision to try to run as many Arizona races as possible, as this is a state I hadn’t explored much. One of the races I definitely wanted to run was the Old Pueblo 50 mile in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita. [...]

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Desafio Cumbres by Mountain Hardwear – Death Defying Edition

April 23, 2014

Let me paint a picture for you, it’s not much of a picture because it’s pitch dark outside but we’re headed down a steep dirt road in a stark landscape that could just as easily be Mars as it could a mountain peak high up in the Andes of Central Chile. I can see nothing [...]

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Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

April 11, 2014

By John Medinger Several years ago when Lisa and I moved from the Bay Area up to Sonoma County’s wine country, several of our running pals started pressing us to organize a local ultra. At this point I had previously been Race Director of the Miwok 100K, was still directing the Quad Dipsea, and had [...]

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Chuckanut 50k – Third Time is a Charm

March 18, 2014

This past weekend was the conclusion to three years of trying for a successful race at Chuckanut 50k. I don’t know what it was about this race but it’s been one that I know I’d never really run my best at but also one that I knew I could run a CR on as well. [...]

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Upping the Trail Challenge with OCR

February 24, 2014

This past weekend I flew to Southern CA for my first obstacle race of the year and ended up hanging out with a reality TV star and an Australian, a big bonus for the weekend if you’ve ever had the chance to hang with either one. So before you all start snickering that I did [...]

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Sean O’Brien and Rocky Raccoon Race Preview

January 30, 2014

#seeyouinsquaw When Jorge Maravilla crossed the line in first place at the first Montrail Ultra Cup race of 2014, he knew he had punched his ticket to Western States. He had travelled from the Marin Headlands with Squaw on his mind. The Ultra Cup has been affording top runners every year a way to get [...]

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2014 Montrail Ultra Cup Race Results

January 27, 2014

Congratulations to all of the successful finishers of the 2014 Montrail Ultra Cup. The top four finishers of each MUC series race are highlighted below. Bandera 100k Results- January 11, 2014 Men 1 8:02:27 Jorge Maravilla 2 8:07:06 David Laney 3 8:16:42 Chikara Omine 4 8:51:50 Paul Terranova Women 1 10:12:57 Meghan Arbogast 2 10:39:00 [...]

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2014 Plans – Focus, Focus, Focus.

January 22, 2014

2014 Plans Oh what to do, what to do? It’s a good problem to have, don’t get me wrong but when you’re faced with all these incredible races and other opportunities a running career can seem rather short. How to you get it all in? I’ll be the first to admit that I lead a [...]

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Making of the USATF Club XC Course

December 23, 2013

So, it’s one thing to put on an ultra race or trail race and it turns out that it’s quite another to put on a USATF Club XC National Championships. Not to worry, I’m recuperating well after a few nights of sleep. Right now it’s that deep sigh of relief after you just get done [...]

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