- Dewayne Satterfield: The Rare Heart of The South
- Training Without A Race
- The Future of Trail Running
- Racing Through A Quarantine
- Maintaining Fitness During Detraining
- Following in The Footsteps of Latimer
It is difficult to believe that this all happened. The STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon is the most storied event in the ultra-community while my mind realistically unattainable and virtually impossible to get in. I was equally shocked and amazed that I was selected on my first application attempt and I can sincerely say I fully enjoyed every minute.
In the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon, is a pristine alpine lake named Waldo surrounded by peaks over 7,000 feet high. Inspired by the Oregon Trail Series, a couple of cool guys set out to create a 100K race unlike any other in the state. What did they name it? Where’s Waldo, of course, with each peak offering stunning summit views of the second largest natural lake in Oregon.
The race’s name, “Burning River,” is of course ironic, harkening back to the numerous times the Cuyahoga River, once one of America’s most polluted waterways, actually caught on fire.
This year was our fourth running of the Cacapon 12 Hour Challenge. The challenging five mile loop features 800 feet of climbing and lots of gnarly, tough and technical trail! This year’s entry list featured 43 combined previous finishes (25 individual athletes) and 43 new runners—nice symmetry!
How we had come to be sharing the intimate moments of a collapsing transcontinental run attempt was quite a story in and of itself. A month earlier, when he began this run in California, Robert Young and his transcon were not even a blip on my radar.
The McCall Trailrunning Classic 40 Mile could be the best race I have ever done. It was tough and it was beautiful. I live a mile from the beach in Melbourne, Australia, so this high altitude and demanding race gave me many things to worry about beforehand.
Morgan Elliott, a 24-year-old runner hailing from the relatively low elevation of Black Mountain, NC won the Audi Power of Four 50K, in Aspen, CO in commanding fashion over the weekend.
Sheep Mountain is truly a climber’s, hiker’s and trail runner’s best and worst friend. It offers you panoramic views but challenges you with every step up or down. Two years ago Sherpa John brought this race into existence, providing a unique opportunity for all the die-hard trail runners out there.
Just below the summit of Diamond Peak the climber below me and I were locked into a pained synchronicity. We’d each take about three steps up the impossibly steep mountainside, deliberately placing our feet into the kicked-out steps. Then we’d lean on our poles and try to breathe through what felt like a clogged straw. It seemed very early in the race to be suffocating.