story and photos by Ian Corless It always amazes me how a small town can be transformed into a bustling and thriving race headquarters in the space of 24 hours. I had arrived at Baga in the Spanish Pyrenees a couple of days ahead of the ultra Skyrunning Cavalls del Vent. A race billed as
A first-person account of Jim King’s course record run (before they changed the course) in the Western States in 1984.
by Andy Milroy North America has a long, rich history in ultrarunning, one that stretches back thousands of years. For much of that time, walking and running were the only means of travel and communication to bridge the huge, open spaces of the American continent. The migration route to the Americas was through the steppes
by Paul Norberg If there were a trail runner’s heaven, at least some of it would be in Patagonia. It is a place of tortuous trails threading thick forested slopes; of wide open alpine meadows ablaze in scarlet flowering notro bushes; of pristine lakes and immense glaciers; and of very few people. Recently, a
by P.J. Salmonsen Hawaii’s ultra history dates back to about the early 1970s. Some of the key figures in those early days included Bill Carrol, one of the founders of the Run to the Sun, and Paul Ryan, who set a national 100-mile record. He and Noel Murchie (Hawaii’s female mentor in ultrarunning) were the
by Luis James Escobar A short drive away from the friendly shops, warm hotels and outdoor restaurants of Waikiki Beach lies the Division of Forestry’s Nature Center, high in the Makiki Heights region on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The Nature Center is now the home base for the H.U.R.T. (Hawaiian Ultra Running Team) Trail