JFK 50 Race Preview

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Blog, Race Preview, Race Profiles on Nov 16, 2011

49 years.  Other than some participants, not much is older in our sport of ultrarunning than the JFK 50 miler.  The event began as part of a series of challenges created by JFK to… well, you can read the brief history here.  The history of this race is remarkable, right down to the legends who […]

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Weekend Wrap at Inside Trail: Mackey 3-Peats and Slickrock Circus

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Profiles, Race Report on Oct 10, 2011

There was a good assortment of ultra races over the weekend.  From the soft, rolling hills in the Bay Area of California, to undulating and abruptly jagged desert trails in Moab, Utah, to ankle crushing rock-lined, steep descents of Virginia, there was variety in both the race terrain and the weather accompanying the events.  The […]

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Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Mile Race Preview: Dave Mackey 3-peat?

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Oct 6, 2011

This week we began our look at this weekend’s upcoming events on the East Coast with our preview of the Grindstone 100 in Virginia.  Then we traveled to Moab, Utah for a preview of the inaugural running of the Slickrock 100.  Today we finish this week’s race previews in Lake Chabot, California with the Dick […]

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Slickrock 100 Race Preview

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Profiles, Race Report on Oct 5, 2011

The growth of ultrarunning means so many things.  One of the benefits is the addition of new race events.  The Slickrock 100 kicks off its first year this Saturday at 7AM mountain standard time.  It will offer three race distances of 50k, 50 mile, and 100 mile.  Aaron and Jenna Kissler have done a fine […]

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Grindstone 100 Race Preview

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Oct 3, 2011

Anyone who says East Coast ultras are easier than western ones hasn’t run races like Massanutten 100 or the Grindstone 100. I cut my teeth on ultrarunning in the East, running in NC, SC, VA, WV, DC, and FL and I can attest to the fact that the East offers some of the gnarliest trail […]

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Weekend Wrap at Inside Trail (Sept 23-25)

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Profiles, Race Report on Sep 26, 2011

Though Inside Trail’s passion lies with off-road competition and adventure, we cannot overlook outstanding performances in our cousin sport, road racing.  First, congratulations to Lizzy Hawker in her jaw-dropping run at the 2011 Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships 24 hour race in Llandudno (North Wales).  Just four weeks after winning the grueling UTMB, Lizzy […]

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Bear 100 Preview: The Utilitarian Playground

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 20, 2011

If one yearns for the grassroots, rustic 100 miler of yore, then look no further than the Bear 100.  The bare nature of Bear is by design.  Race Director, Leland Barker, is old school and likes his race that way too.  Leadville, especially under new management, seems to cradle the runners, providing everything, short of carry them to […]

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Run Rabbit Run 50 Mile Race Preview

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 14, 2011

This Saturday’s Run Rabbit Run 50 miler, first run in 2007, is a quiet little gem of a race nestled in northern Colorado’s Steamboat Springs.  Though seemingly under the radar of spotlight races, it’s a Montrail Ultra Cup Series event, sells out quickly, and has enjoyed having some of the hottest ultrarunners around show up to […]

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2011 Wasatch 100, WMRC and IAU 100K World Championship Results and Wrap

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Profiles, Race Report on Sep 12, 2011

At the Wasatch 100 the weather held with warmer than typical temperatures and Timmy Parr took it out hot himself, running splits that nearly matched Geoff Roes’ course record pace.  Unfortunately, the speedster faded with a sour stomach and low energy, eventually dropping at mile 62.  Evan Honeyfield capitalized on Parr’s falter and made his […]

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Wasatch 100 Preview and Predictions

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Sep 7, 2011

In the true spirit of American ultrarunning, when you do something tough, you look for something tougher. Inspired by the Western States 100, five entrants ran the first Wasatch 100 in 1980.  Two of them finished after 35 hours.  The next year saw a 40% increase in participation with seven people starting the race.  No […]

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Links and Thoughts on UTMB

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Profiles, Race Report on Aug 31, 2011

As race reports and articles come across the wires, a clearer picture is coming into view; but that doesn’t mean that additional questions aren’t raised.  The difficulty of the scheduling changes, the course reroutes, the way in which organizers communicate to participants can cause frustration at varying levels.  Some handled it well (exceptionally well), like […]

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Leadville Trail 100 Run – The Inside Trail Chat

Posted by Inside Trail Racing in Race Preview, Race Profiles on Aug 16, 2011

There is a lot of blogging going on regarding the Leadville Trail 100 Run, so, instead of just rehashing much of it, we here at Inside Trail thought we’d roll out some back and forth commentary that is typical of the hours we spend in our respective “offices” researching and discussing with one another every […]

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