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by Don Halke On March 28, 40 runners arrived at Big Spring Picnic Area, in the far western Perry County, PA to run the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club’s Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50K. This is a free event, but all runners must register in advance and are required to bring a donation for the aid
Paralyzed from the neck down, his head supported by a stainless steel band with pins penetrating his skull, Richard Dinges sat immobilized in a wheelchair last year still planning to run in the 1984 Catalina Marathon and Western States 100. “The doctors were pretty noncommittal,” Dinges said. “They just didn’t know what the outcome would be.”
One of the premier endurance events of 2015, the 45th Annual Ride & Tie World Championship, is to take place on part of the Pacific Crest Trail near the town of Ashland, Oregon. The race is set to stage at the Lily Glen Horse Camp which is owned and managed by Jackson County Parks (http://jacksoncountyor.org/parks/Camping/Howard-Prairie-Lake/Lily-Glen-Park).
The article by Sally Edwards ( Ultramarathoning A Dying Sport?) in the September issue of Ultrarunning elicited considerable response. Some of the letters follow; additional comments on the subject or on other aspects of ultramarathoning are always welcome.