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Traprock 2014 Race Report

By Scott Livingston This year’s Traprock 50K had the inverse result from last year when Debbie finished strong and I was a DNF. Our entire family has suffered with illness during the past two weeks and Debbie was hit with the worst of it. She was hurting at the start of today’s 31 miler, and

Nanny Goat 2014 Race Report

Saturday, May 24, 2014 Riverside, California By Nicole Scott I had lots of ideas about what running my first ultramarathon, 50 miles at Nanny Goat, would be like. But what I never could have anticipated was that my life would be changed forever after crossing my finish line.  The funny thing is, life still seems

Santa Barbara 100

by Harris Goodman It’s always darkest before dawn, except when you are with ultrarunners. It was late in the evening of May 31, somewhere high up on a coastal mountain ridge, where I came upon another ultrarunner around mile 53 of the first annual Santa Barbara 100. It had been a tough first half, tougher than

2014 A-OK Race Report

Sunday, March 2, 2014 Near Atoka, Oklahoma   20TH “A-OK” 25/50K A (Wintry) BLAST BEST WEATHER LAST YEAR—-WORST WEATHER THIS YEAR When stars came out as runners gathered around the campfire on Saturday night, it seemed unlikely that the predicted winter storm would materialize. Unfortunately, rain started around midnight, with sleet, snow, and freezing rain

Sandakphu 70 Mile Himalayan Race

The WindChasers’ Sandakphu 70 Mile Himalayan Race could very well be considered as one of the most surreal and beautiful stage races in the world. One would probably need that kind of distraction to get you through the treacherous terrain and climbs that the course offers, leading runners from an altitude of 6000 feet to

Manitou’s Revenge

Race Report from Ashley Lister I was really excited for Manitou’s Revenge this year! I loved the race last year, and just love the Catskills in general. Plus, so many friends were also running the race! Going into this race, I knew I wasn’t in as good shape as last year, especially for mountain climbing,